Cameron Norrie reaches Indian Wells final after straight-sets win over Grigor Dimitrov

After despatching Grigor Dimitrov by a 6-2, 6-4 margin, Cameron Norrie stands within one match of becoming the first Briton to win Indian Wells. Despite the best efforts of Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, these Californian trophy cabinets have previously been a Brit-free zone. These three household names all secured runner-up finishes at … Read more

Forget Covid, Britain would have collapsed even if it had been hit by the flu pandemic it had prepared for

Why didn’t the UK plan to stop a new virus, flu or otherwise? It is an important question, not least because it is one on which the British state and its medical establishment has form. In the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, Sir Arthur Newsholme, Britain’s then senior medical officer, drafted a memorandum which advised Britons … Read more

Stuart Broad interview: ‘We talk about express pace to win in Australia – but that’s not what I’m seeing’

England’s bowling plan for the upcoming Ashes tour had been four years in the making, ever since their last winless campaign Down Under. This time, England would ditch their traditional forensic seam approach and try to have bowlers capable of blasting out their hosts with the type of aggressive pace the Australians, from Jeff Thomson … Read more

Chelsea survive second-half Brentford onslaught to return to Premier League summit

Brentford have already sent soft-centred Arsenal packing from the Community Stadium, went punch for punch with Liverpool in a 3-3 draw and now they face Chelsea in a league west London derby for the first time since 1947.  Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will be buoyed by the fact Chelsea are likely to be without … Read more

Premier League live: every goal from the 3pm games including Leicester City vs Manchester United

It affected his movement and training, but he still made 57 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 21 goals and making 15 assists. “He’s got a challenge on his hands here at Man United and a challenge to play for England and I think Marcus is one of those who takes up those challenges,” … Read more

Watford vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates from Vicarage Road

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have had some chastening days at Vicarage Road. Odion Oghalo was on the scoresheet in a 3-0 Watford victory in Klopp’s first season, while this was the fixture which ended Liverpool’s chances of going unbeaten in 2019-20. Ismaila Sarr scored to end a 44-game run without losing, but Liverpool went on to … Read more

Soldier dies in tank incident during army exercise

A soldier has died following an incident involving a tank during a military training exercise in Wiltshire. A tank is understood to have rolled over in the incident, leaving a soldier with significant injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene on a public byway in Enford, Wiltshire. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance … Read more

Marcus Rashford told to ‘prioritise football’ instead of off-field efforts by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Marcus Rashford to “prioritise his football” in order to meet the challenge at Manchester United and England with fresh enthusiasm amid concerns he had become burdened by “too much responsibility”. Rashford is expected to make his long-awaited comeback for United at Leicester on Saturday after three months out following shoulder … Read more