Sports

Snooker: Zhao destined to be world number one - Hawkins

Chinese teenager Zhao Xintong is as talented as the great Ronnie O'Sullivan was at a similar age and will one day become the number one player in snooker, according to 2013 world championship runner-up Barry Hawkins.

Zhao made everyone in the sport sit up and take notice when he made …

read more

California Chrome installed as hot Classic favorite

California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, has been installed as the even-money favourite and will break from the fourth post for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday.

The Art Sherman-trained colt, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014, is unbeaten …

read more

Mexico GP organizers 'blown away' by crowd numbers

Mexican Formula One Grand Prix organisers say Sunday's race attracted an even bigger crowd than in 2015, bucking a trend of lower attendances in an event's second year after the novelty has worn off.

"Once again we are blown away by the support of the Mexican people and the international …

read more

Olympic champion Yarnold may boycott Sochi world championships

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold says she may boycott next year's world championships in the Russian resort of Sochi because she believes her sport is "not clean".

Britain's Yarnold won gold at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 -- a Games that has since been overshadowed by the findings of the McLaren …

read more

Top ranking may have to wait until next year, says Murray

Andy Murray believes he will probably have to wait until next year to reach the world number one spot at the expense of Novak Djokovic as the two are on a final collision course at the Paris Masters.

The Briton will top the ATP world rankings if he wins the …

read more

Vettel rage due to Ferrari frustration, say rivals

Sebastian Vettel's expletive-laden radio rants betray his frustration at Ferrari's fading form, according to his former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo and predecessor Fernando Alonso.

Four-times world champion Vettel turned the air blue in Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, directing some of the abuse at Formula One race director Charlie Whiting …

read more