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.
West Ham United fans have been having issues over tickets this season but things look set to improve after a major announcement.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly plotting a big summer move for Zenit St. Petersburg star Axel Witsel.
The 29-year-old is out of contract with the Scottish Premiership champions at the end of next season.
Newcastle United went down 3-2 to Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Everton are not doing well in the Premier League at the moment.