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February 26, 2017 7:17 AM Gavin McDonnell misses out on joining twin Jamie as a world champion

Gavin McDonnell was denied the opportunity to create history as he was defeated by Rey Vargas in their WBC World Super-Bantamweight title fight. Victory for the previously undefeated Doncaster fighter would have seen him and his brother Jamie – the WBA Bantamweight holder – become the first British twins to be world champions simultaneously. The 30-year-old 29

February 25, 2017 10:44 PM The Voice UK: Viewers blast ‘rude’ singer as she BLANKS fellow singer during intense battle round

THE Voice contestant Stacey was in no mood for pleasantries as she faced fellow singer Jamie. Saturday night’s show saw the contestants square up in the first of the battle rounds as the judges tried to whittle down their acts. However, one contestant took the battle a little too seriously as she prepared to face her fate. After being paired up with Jamie 58

February 25, 2017 10:06 PM Let prisoners keep their mobiles: The astonishing suggestion of key Corbyn ally as party reels from election shock

Jeremy Corbyn faced a new revolt last night over claims that his ally, Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti, opposes plans to stop prisoners using mobile phones. The Shadow Attorney General caused uproar at a private meeting of Labour leaders when, it is claimed, she questioned the need to crack down on prisoners’ use of smartphones in jails, which is aimed 34

February 25, 2017 8:14 PM Vern Cotter hails Scotland's long-awaited win over Wales

Vern Cotter hailed Scotland's second-half fightback against Wales as his ever-improving line-up kept hopes of a first Triple Crown in 27 years alive. The Scots found themselves under the cosh during a brutal first-half battle at Murrayfield but Rob Howley's side only managed a Liam Williams' touchdown and eight points from Leigh Halfpenny's boot as they went in at the break 114

February 25, 2017 7:39 PM Sexton's boot again helps Irish down France 19-9 in Dublin

DUBLIN (AP) - Another perfect goalkicking effort by Jonathan Sexton led Ireland over France 19-9 in a rain-soaked, often sloppy Six Nations rugby match on Saturday. Sexton hit two penalties, converted the only try, and struck a 40-meter dropped goal before leaving in the 68th minute with victory in sight in his first match for Ireland since a calf injury 22

February 25, 2017 4:54 PM Five important lessons for Paul Clement as his spirited Swansea City side are outplayed by rampant Chelsea

Paul Clement's side suffered a deserved defeat at the hands of Antonio Conte's red-hot side Swansea City failed to stop Chelsea's march at the top of the Premier League season, but continued to give hope that they can stay away from the bottom. Paul Clement's side saw second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa earn the win for Antonio Conte's men after 33

February 25, 2017 11:27 AM Shoe is on the other foot as refreshed Liverpool prepare for Leicester showdown

As Liverpool prepare for Monday’s Premier League clash with managerless Leicester City, the two sides find themselves in very different situations to this time 12 months ago. Cast your mind back to February last year, when the Reds visited a Leicester side increasingly looking like they go on to achieve the most incredible title win in English football 73

February 25, 2017 1:09 AM Labour are 'sliding towards irrelevance' after their by-election defeat, warns Corbyn's union comrade

A union baron yesterday gave Jeremy Corbyn a final warning following Labour’s ‘disastrous’ defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election. Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison which has handed Labour £3.5million since the general election, said the party was ‘sliding towards irrelevance’ under Mr Corbyn’s brand of hard-Left leadership 29

February 25, 2017 12:04 AM Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131. Bryan, who had his best PGA Tour performance last week at Riviera, shot a 67 and saved his round with a bogey 22

February 25, 2017 12:02 AM Rory McIlroy says game of golf with Donald Trump not 'an endorsement'

Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play golf with Donald Trump after a flood of criticism and abuse, saying it "was, quite simply, a round of golf". The golf star accepted an offer to join the US president on the fairways at Trump International in Florida last weekend. At the time McIlroy was clearly impressed by Mr Trump's performance. He said: "He [Trump] 26