Welsh National 2018: Well-backed Elegant Escape toughs it out at Chepstow to win the big race for Colin Tizzard

Colin Tizzard's stayer was well-backed throughout the day and toughed it out when it mattered to land the race at 3-1. The six-year-old travelled strongly throughout the marathon test and moved ominously into the home straight under Tom O'Brien. As the leaders began to struggle, the Ladbrokes Trophy runner-up began to show his class and stamina in abundance and took […]

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Revisiting our 2018 NFL preseason predictions: What did we get right, wrong?

The NFL calendar is almost set to flip to the postseason, but we're not letting ourselves off the hook for our preseason predictions.  In September, USA TODAY Sports' NFL team made our picks for the Super Bowl, playoffs and major award winners. Some of the prognostications proved prescient, while more than a few didn't pan out. And in some cases, […]

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The key Brexit dates in 2018 and 2019 – from the EU summit to the end of the transition period

Here are the key Brexit dates you need to know. 2018: 13-14 December – EU summit. If a deal has not been done by October, this is the fallback option if the two sides still want to reach an agreement 2019: Ratification of the withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament and the European Parliament. 21 January – If the government has not […]

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When are the BBC SPOTY 2018 nominees revealed, and who is the favourite to win?

From England's semi-final run in Russia to Lewis Hamilton's historic fifth F1 world title, both individuals and teams will be celebrated at the glitzy ceremony. When are the BBC SPOTY 2018 nominees revealed? THIS year, nominees for the award will be revealed on the night itself. With so many potential winners, the decision has been taken to do this to […]

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Kyler Murray wins 2018 Heisman Trophy to give Oklahoma QB repeat

NEW YORK — Kyler Murray became the second Oklahoma quarterback in a row to win the Heisman Trophy by narrowly edging out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the front-runner for much of the regular season before Murray's torrid close vaulted the Sooners back into the College Football Playoff. The third invitee to the Heisman ceremony, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, finished a […]

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Who won the 2018 Ballon d'Or? All the results from a glitzy Paris ceremony

The Real Madrid star became the first winner since 2007 to not be called Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. The Croat beat Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to the prized trophy. It was also a momentous occasion for youngsters and women as inaugural awards for the two were handed out. Ada Hegerberg won the Women's Ballon d'Or award, while, […]

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December 2018 – Premium Bonds winning numbers – find out if you won the £1million cash prize

Here's what we know. How do Premium Bonds work? Premium Bonds are a savings account you can put money into (and take out when you want), where the interest paid is decided by a monthly prize draw. You buy £1 bonds and each has an equal chance of winning, so the more you buy, the more your chances improve. Premium Bonds […]

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Cigar Mile 2018 odds, contenders, and lineup: Horse racing legend who nailed Triple Crown races unveils picks

The 2018 Cigar Mile, the biggest Grade 1 stakes race in the U.S. in the month of December, goes to post at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday at Aqueduct in New York. The $750,000 event features a field of eight, including a few familiar names. Mendelssohn, who finished fifth at last month’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, leads the current 2018 Cigar […]

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