Artur Beterbiev stops Anthony Yarde in round eight of thrilling light-heavyweight encounter

Artur Beterbiev celebrates by dropping to the canvas as the referee calls off the fight after Anthony Yarde’s corner threw the towel in Artur Beterbiev came out on top of a firefight with Britain’s Anthony Yarde to retain his WBO, WBC and IBF light-heavyweight world titles in London. Both men fought brilliantly in a back-and-forth …

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Steve Phillips: Welsh Rugby Union chief executive set to resign

Former WRU finance director Steve Phillips stepped up to the chief executive role, initially on an interim basis, in September 2020 Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Steve Phillips is set to leave his role. Phillips, 58, had faced pressure over the governing body’s handling of the issues raised in the programme. All four regions backed …

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Aberdeen: Jim Goodwin leaves after Hibs defeat compounds Darvel loss

Jim Goodwin is seen leaving Easter Road just minutes after exiting his post as Aberdeen manager Aberdeen have parted company with manager Jim Goodwin just minutes after Saturday’s 6-0 defeat away to Hibernian. The Pittodrie board demanded an “immediate response” to the club’s worst ever defeat to sixth-tier Darvel on Monday. Instead, Goodwin’s side were …

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Manchester United 3-1 Reading: Casemiro double helps hosts reach FA Cup fifth round

Casemiro scored twice as Manchester United cruised past Reading to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. After a frustrating first period for the hosts the Brazil midfielder broke the Royals’ resistance early in the second half, scooping in the first of his two goals after racing on to Antony’s incisive …

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Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal: Nathan Ake scores decisive goal as hosts edge into FA Cup fifth round

Manchester City won the FA Cup battle with Premier League title rivals Arsenal as Nathan Ake’s goal gave them a narrow fourth-round victory at Etihad Stadium. The Gunners have established an impressive lead in the league but it was City who shaded a tight contest thanks to Ake’s precise 64th-minute finish after good work from …

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Sarah Jackson: British windsurfer says south coast like ‘surfing in sewage everyday’

Sarah Jackson said even at the age of 14 she was hospitalised due to the pollution in a lake in Oxford British windsurfer Sarah Jackson says she has relocated from the south coast of England to Tenerife for the winter because she was “surfing in sewage everyday”. In November, Havant Borough Council expressed concern over …

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Billy Loughnane: The teenage jockey taking flat racing by storm

How 16-year-old Billy Loughnane is lighting up horse racing He’s too young to drive a car. But 16-year-old Billy Loughnane doesn’t need wheels – he rides racehorses at 40mph. The apprentice jockey is taking the flat racing world by storm, with more than 20 winners since the start of January, putting him top of the …

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