For all that is said and written about the Grand National, itís hard to disagree that itís one of the greatest global occasions in the sporting calendar.
40 runners and riders will attack the iconic Aintree jumps like The chair and Beechers Brook and over the course of around 9 minutes (8:47 is the quickest time recorded) there will be more drama than entire race meets often provide.
For us there is one statistic above all others that shows why the Grand National is considered the ultimate test of horse and rider. In a race of 40 starters
So it's nearly here, the BIG one - after 4 years of waiting and countless FIFA corruption scandals, 32 nations will compete for the biggest prize in sport during a month of football. The World's best players and the Worldís best paid players, coaches, a small army of journalists, drunken fans, nutritionists, sports physios, physics and witchdoctors are descending to Brazil. Despite the protests
England vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup Warm Up
Live on ITV 20:00 Kick off
After England departed from home shores with a comfortable 3-0 Wembley win over Peru on Friday they head into the first of 2 world cup warm up matches tonight against Ecuador in Miami.
These matches in general are somewhat
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Final
Live on ITV & Sky 19:45
Madrid vs Madrid in the Champions league final, Thatís the real one and the athletic one!
The champions league final is always a big footballing occasion and to be honest unlike many ďbigĒ footballing occasions rarely produces a stinker. 6 of the last 18 finals have gone to penalties, but they have usually been pretty exciting
Live at Wembley and, if you donít have a ticket, also on ITV, with a 17:00 kick off.
Arsenal and Hull go head to head in the Cup Final today, but letís start by remembering what happened last year, as itís relevant. Wigan, relegated and given no hope against Manchester City, won. No one gave Wigan a chance, and today there are very few that would do the same for Hull. But ask yourself this,