Aston Villa find themselves with one foot in the playoff final. Steve Bruce’s men were the underdogs for their first leg match against Middlesbrough but a 1-0 victory at the Riverside leaves Villa in the driving seat.
Fulham fans were more than a little apprehensive going into the first leg of their playoff semi-final against Derby. The Cottagers would have finished second and thus won promotion to the Premier League automatically had they beaten Birmingham on the final day of the season but defeat left them facing the playoffs.
You would think that the whole point of a Derby trial is to test horses with the potential to ride in the Classic race over a track that’s as similar as possible to Epsom Downs.
The first two Classics of 2018 brought two very different winners. While nobody was surprised to see Saxon Warrior hold on for the 2000 Guineas, very few punters were on Billesdon Brook in the 1000 Guineas at 66/1.
There is nothing quite like the Players Championship. Played at TPC Sawgrass (home of the PGA Tour’s headquarters) the prestige of the tournament is summed up by the fact that it is known as golf’s fifth major by both players and fans alike.