O'Sullivan to open against Hull

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ronnie O'Sullivan is targeting a sixth world title

12:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Ronnie O'Sullivan will launch the defence of his Dafabet World Championship title against Finland's Robin Hull on Saturday morning.

Kirsten: Test schedule is tough

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: South Africa's head coach Gary Kirsten

9:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

Gary Kirsten believes that the all-year demands of international coaching may lead many to look for employment in tournaments such as the Indian Premier League, rather than pursue Test cricket jobs.

Westwood makes fine start

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lee Westwood claimed the early clubhouse lead in Malaysia

7:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ryder Cup team-mates Lee Westwood and Nicolas Colsaerts rediscovered top form to set the pace in the first round of the weather-affected Maybank Malaysian Open on Thursday.

Fernandinho rues dropped points

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fernandinho admits the 2-2 draw with Sunderland was 'a complete disaster' for Manchester City

12:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has admitted that Manchester City suffered "a complete disaster" after being held at home by bottom club Sunderland.

Robson to miss Wimbledon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Laura Robson, pictured, will miss Wimbledon after deciding to have wrist surgery

6:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Laura Robson has been ruled out of Wimbledon after opting to have surgery on her injured left wrist.

Last-gasp goal seals Robins' win

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Craig Hall's drop goal won it for Hull KR

10:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Craig Hall won the 221st Humberside derby for Hull KR with a drop goal 46 seconds from time that earned his side a thrilling 21-20 First Utility Super League win over Hull FC.

Bale fee was not enough - Sherwood

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tim Sherwood thinks Tottenham should have got more for Gareth Bale, pictured

10:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Tottenham got a world-record fee for Gareth Bale but head coach Tim Sherwood cannot help feeling they were short-changed.

Best yet to come from Ozil - Wenger

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil could return for Arsenal at Hull

10:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Manager Arsene Wenger hopes Mesut Ozil can make a big impact on his return to fitness and help secure a successful end to Arsenal's campaign.

Poch in dark over summer funds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mauricio Pochettino says Southampton are yet to set their transfer budget for next season

10:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southampton are yet to decide whether to invest in an all-out assault on a Barclays Premier League top-six finish next season, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Howard commits to Toffees

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tim Howard has committed his future to Everton until summer 2018

10:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been hailed as the Premier League's best goalkeeper by manager Roberto Martinez after signing a contract extension tying him to the club until 2018.

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