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Horse racing tips: Thursday 2 April

Earthmoves, who runs in the Taunton 3.50 (Bathwick Tyres Handicap Hurdle), earns the nap selection


Bolton Wanderers’ debt increases to £172.9m but staff costs down £9m

• ‘Transition to Football League has been challenging’
• Loss of £9.1m down from previous figure of £50.7m
Daniel Taylor: where did it all go wrong for Wanderers?


Hearts to feature Save the Children on shirts for next three seasons

• Seven-figure sum to be split between charity and club
• Payday company Wonga was previous kit sponsor


NBA playoff picture comes into focus

Thunder still in position to make playoffs; Nets sneak back in the Western Conference postseason picture; Rockets lose Patrick Beverley; NBA addresses controversial new law


Ian Bell signs three-year contract extension with Warwickshire

• ‘I have many ambitions I’m still desperate to fulfil’
• Warwickshire salute ‘fantastic servant to the club’
Jason Gillespie: Joe Root is ready to lead England
ICC president Mustafa Kamal resigns with scathing attack


How IMG spreads Premier League’s global brand – from a trading estate near Heathrow

The Premier League’s commercial TV juggernaut heavily relies on the strongly branded and relentless content generated by the London-based media company, and there’s no sign of audience appetite waning
• Premier League promises to share £1bn of TV deal


Michelle Wie wants ANA Inspiration revenge but Lydia Ko is favourite

After losing by three shots to Lexi Thompson last year, Wie aims to grab title but the 17-year-old Ko has recorded 28 under-par rounds in a row
• Michelle Wie wins first LPGA Tour event in four years


England’s Andros Townsend hopes goal can spark personal resurgence

• Tottenham winger rescues England with late equaliser in Italy
• ‘I have been lucky I have scored three goals in seven for my country’
• Italy 1-1 England: Daniel Taylor’s match report
• Simon Burnton: five talking points from Turin friendly


Euro 2016 qualifiers and friendlies: 10 talking points from the latest action

This could be Wales’s time, more bother for Vincent Kompany, a face-saving win for Guus Hiddink and much more to discuss from the past week


Cape Verde’s win in Portugal will reverberate and be remembered

Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo and other key players but the result still feels like a big shock, even though Cape Verde have risen up the world rankings
• Match report: Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde


The best goals of the week: Nemanja Matic, David Ball and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Featuring a dribbler from Barcelona youngster Seung-Woo Lee, a 35-pass move from the England U21s and a silky chip from Fleetwood Town striker David Bell


Has a manager ever been sacked straight after promotion?

Plus: consecutive doubles; teams playing against 10 men; the South African squad swap of 2003-04; and the world’s longest team name. Send your questions and answers to or get in touch via Twitter @TheKnowledge_GU


Talking Horses: Wednesday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Days Ahead looks a contender at a decent price when he runs at Wincanton, while Lord Windermere is making the headlines


USA's draw against Switzerland: five things we learned

Jurgen Klinsmann showed well against a strong Switzerland side, but another late-game swoon continues an alarming pattern


Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to move for AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy?

Today’s tish and fipsy is all just one, massive, really, really funny joke


English Institute of Sport performance chief: "You can't argue with the statistics"

Stafford Murray’s data analytics efforts at London 2012 helped deliver success for Team GB. Here he talks to Eleanor Dallaway about the power of data in modern sport


AFL 2015 season preview: Geelong, Richmond and others in the finals mix

The third part of our team-by-team guide highlights five clubs that are unlikely flag challengers but likely contenders for a spot in the finals



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