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Cheltenham Festival: Espoir D’Allen lands shock Champion Hurdle win

Espoir D'Allen put in a strong performanceEspoir D'Allen gave trainer Gavin Cromwell a first Cheltenham Festival triumph with victory in the Champion Hurdle.The 16-1 chance, ridden by Mark Walsh, stormed clear as the leading three runners failed to make an impact.Two-time winner Buveur D'Air fell at the third hurdle while mares Apple's Jade and Laurina…

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Champion Day – radio & text

Related Video and AudioVideo 57 secondsVideo 57 seconds0:57Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryListen to BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra 13:15-18:00First race at 13:30: Supreme Novices' Hurdle14:10 Lalor goes for poignant win in Arkle Chase15:30 Buveur…

James DeGale: Former world champion retires

James DeGale won middleweight gold at the 2008 Olympics in BeijingJames DeGale, the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal then a professional world title, has retired.The 33-year-old lost on a unanimous points decision to Chris Eubank Jr in London on Saturday."It's been an unbelievable journey," said DeGale, who won 25 and lost…

Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller: British world champion keen to avoid...

Media playback is not supported on this device I'm going to reconstruct Miller's face - JoshuaWorld heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has studied Jarrell Miller more than any other boxer in order to avoid a "banana skin" when the pair meet at Madison Square Garden on 1 June.The Briton, 29, told BBC Radio 5 live he…

Snooker Shoot Out: Jimmy White beats 11-time women’s champion Reanne Evans

White has reached the last 32 in the event only twiceJimmy White beat 11-time women's world champion Reanne Evans in a scrappy match at the Snooker Shoot Out.White, 56, won 54-26 at Watford Colosseum as Evans, 33, became the first woman to compete on television in the final stages of a ranking event.Former world number…

Rachel Morris: Parlaympic cycling and rowing champion targets skiing

Morris was named World Rowing's 2016 Para rower of the yearWorld Para-Nordic Skiing ChampionshipsVenue: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Date: 15-24 FebruaryCoverage: Live streaming on the World Para Nordic Skiing websiteTwo different sports, two Paralympic gold medals, but now Britain's Rachel Morris has a new challenge in her sights.Morris already has her place in Paralympic…

Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller: A New York bout without Wilder...

Promoter Eddie Hearn, Anthoony Joshua, Jarrell Miller and Deontay Wilder have all formed part of a chaotic period of negotiation in the heavyweight divisionThe people voted, but it turns out their ballot papers were incomplete.Back in September, Anthony Joshua's request for Twitter users to choose his next opponent made no room for Jarrell 'Big Baby'…

Doping bans for 12 Russian athletes including 2012 Olympic champion Ivan...

Ukhov (centre) has had his London 2012 win struck out, meaning Britain's Robert Grabarz (second from right) could be upgraded to Olympic silverLondon 2012 Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes banned for doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Three years of Ukhov's results, including the 2012…

George Groves: Former WBA world super-middleweight champion retires

Groves won a world title at the fourth time of asking and retired with 28 wins from 32 boutsFormer WBA world super-middleweight champion George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing.Groves, 30, lost his world title to fellow Briton Callum Smith in the World Boxing Super Series final in September.It was his 32nd bout in…

Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

By Jonathan Jurejko BBC Sport at Melbourne Park Maria Sharapova won the Australian Open in 2008Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from…
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