Evening Standard

With Marco Mattiacci in town on the first day of his new job as team principal of Ferrari, Fernando Alonso chose the perfect opportunity to prove the Prancing Horse is alive and kicking this season.
Craig Sandercock praised his Hull KR players for keeping their heads to give him what he called his best win as coach.
Bradford coach Francis Cummins was left cursing his luck after his injury-hit side suffered a sixth straight defeat to remain rooted to the foot of the First Utility Super League.
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.
Tottenham got a world-record fee for Gareth Bale but head coach Tim Sherwood cannot help feeling they were short-changed.
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.
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.
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.
Laura Robson has been ruled out of Wimbledon after opting to have surgery on her injured left wrist.
Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has admitted that Manchester City suffered “a complete disaster” after being held at home by bottom club Sunderland.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.
Cardiff say they have “every faith in the process” after lodging an official complaint with the Premier League over claims their team was leaked to Crystal Palace before a league game between the clubs earlier this month.
Ronnie O’Sullivan will launch the defence of his Dafabet World Championship title against Finland’s Robin Hull on Saturday morning.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has vowed to live up to Sir Bobby Robson’s legacy as he attempts to drag the club out of an alarming slump.
Gareth Bale revelled in a “dream come true” after his moment of magic won the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Nico Rosberg has confirmed holding clear-the-air talks with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to ensure they know where to draw future battle lines.
Daniel Ricciardo has already moved on from the bitter disappointment of this week’s appeal loss that denied him the best result of his Formula One career.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes the club could have been challenging for the Premier League title if Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey hero Gareth Bale had stayed at White Hart Lane last summer.