Pictured seated in a workshop, visor raised, 20-year-old Sophy Bage gazes resolutely across the room. Hair drawn back tightly into a ponytail, bright yellow earplugs just visible, a small smile steals across her illuminated face. She looks completely at home – and well she might. Because Bage is a welder.
Stoffel Vandoorne made a memorable qualifying debut for McLaren, finishing 12th on the grid for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – two places ahead of his vastly experienced team-mate Jenson Button.
The Rangers defender struggled again in the 3-3 draw with Raith Rovers.
This Masters already serves as Rory McIlroy’s odd one out. For the first time since 2012, the Northern Irishman will arrive at Augusta National without an all-consuming narrative as baggage.
The tape will go up for the Grand National on Saturday at 5.15pm, the latest it has ever started, in the hope of an even bigger TV audience than the 8m or so of recent years, and allowing sports fans to follow the race on their way home from Saturday afternoon matches.
When Adrien Rabiot left his native Paris for Manchester City as a 13-year-old, he hoped to go on and achieve glorious things with the upwardly mobile English club.
It hasn’t been easy looking at those front-page photographs of Paul Gascoigne with his face bashed up, scabbed and seeping, and remembering the last time I saw him in the flesh and how – wishful thinking, perhaps – I came away with the impression that maybe a semblance of order was gradually returning to his life.
The 20-year-old forward was named Wycombe Wanderers' man of the match in Saturday's 2-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon.
Gareth Bale could not believe that he was denied the winning goal in the clásico but insisted Real Madrid were so superior in the final stages of the game that he was convinced they would get more chances to take what he called “sweet” revenge on Barcelona – even though there were only 10 minutes remaining.
It is 400 years since Shakespeare died and, as part of the festivities, Ian McKellen is spearheading a selection of Shakespearean films at the BFI in London that will tour 110 countries, including Cuba, Iraq, Russia and the US, in the most extensive film programme ever undertaken.