When you make a top-three finish in a large-field tournament. you can expect to see a hefty return on your initial buy-in. Take the Goliath for example, the largest tournament outside Las Vegas. Had you finished first in last year’s event, your initial £120 buy-in would have swelled to a cool £62,750! An outlay like this is incredible – just ask Vamshi Vandanapu, last year’s winner.
The king is dead, long live the king
Alastair Cook’s four-year reign as England’s Test skipper is over. When Joe Root leads out the boys at Lords on Thursday morning, the 26-year-old will become the 80th man to captain the country, and the youngest to take the top job since Michael Atherton was handed the armband back in 1993.
Hands up who likes to see a grudge match in sport. Ok, so that’s pretty much everyone then.
Of course we do. And when that grudge is being played out in the nowhere-to-hide, cauldron of pain, we call the Octagon, it just adds a huge dash of hot spice to an already explosive feast.
Welcome to The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale, Michael Johnson v Justin Gaethje. Mark Sylvester explains why this will be a lightweight scrap to savour.
You don’t just magically appear at the World Athletics Championships, you need to earn your right to be there – and this weekend opportunity knocks for around 700 of Great Britain’s finest athletes.
Doubling up as the British Championships and trials for the big one in London later this summer, Adrian Clarke takes us through five of the events that catch his eye at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium this weekend….