Dina Asher-Smith is now bridging the gap between the junior and senior ranks in sprinting

Who will be the stars of 2015? Featuring Harrison Reed, Kid Galahad, Max Verstappen and Borna Coric

A sprinting history student, a Paul Scholes lookalike, the son of an F1 legend and a boxer whose name is made for his sport are among our writers' picks for people to watch this year

2015 Sporting Calendar: Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, The Ashes, Tour de France and Cricket World Cup dates

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Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi during final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He retired from the race itself while team-mate Will Stevens finished last

Caterham: Formula One team reveals £75,000 profit made from crowdfunding plan

EXCLUSIVE: But £75k surplus is small change compared to team’s £16.4m debt

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has had his bribery case thrown out of court after making a one-off payment of $100m

Bernie Ecclestone being sued for €345 million by German bank over F1 stake sale

The billionaire denies any wrongdoing in the case dating back to 2006

Max Chilton qualified 21st in the lone Marussia

Bernie Ecclestone tells teams to cut costs or else

Marussia and Caterham have gone bust in past two months

Susie Wolff takes part in a practice session ahead of this year’s German Grand Prix

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

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Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One chief executive

Bernie Ecclestone pushes for further engine changes in F1

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Lewis Hamilton on handling F1 pressure: I no longer dwell on setbacks for three days

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F1: Ferrari name Esteban Gutierrez as test and reserve driver after leaving Sauber

Mexican spent two difficult years on the grid with Sauber and has found himself without a drive for the 2015 season

File photo of Lewis Hamilton celebrating becoming World Champion after victory in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he was made favourite to become the first motor racing winner of Sports Personality of the Year since Damon Hill

Sports Personality of the Year contender Lewis Hamilton: 'I pay a lot of tax in the UK'

The Formula One racer said he helped to keep a team of more than 1,000 people employed in the UK

F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone hints that Sacha Woodward-Hill could be next F1 Supremo nearly 10 years after suggesting women belong in the kitchen

Ecclestone believes that Woodward-Hill knows the ins and outs of running F1's workings as well as the current chief executive

Jenson Button (right) with his new McLaren team-mate, Fernando Alonso
Ron Dennis watches on as Ayrton Senna sits in the cockpit of the McLaren-Honda

Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso give McLaren serious cockpit credibility, now they must produce the car to match it

The announcement that Button and Alonso will line-up together in 2015 is the first step to recreating the glory years of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will drive for McLaren next season

Jenson Button: McLaren confirm 2009 world champion will partner Fernando Alonso in 2015 as Kevin Magnussen is dropped

Button and Magnussen were team-mates this season but the availability of Alonso meant one of them was going to get the axe

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A Burnley fan is led away in handcuffs by police after crowd trouble during a Premier League game in 2010
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UFCVIDEO One presenter quickly regretted his decision to do so
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SKELETONVIDEO Russian skeleton competitor slides over 100 feet after missing her sled
Danny Cipriani (left) has been released to Sale by England for this weekend
rugby unionBath v Sale: The free-spending West Country side have just lost three on the trot
Sam Burgess
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tennisDavis Cup: If Andy Murray wins his two singles matches, Britain will need one more victory from the remaining three rubbers
footballTurns out the Real Madrid star can do more than step-overs
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REACTION However the midfielder ended up injuring himself in the process, reveals Mourinho
Lorenzo Schoonbaert, with his daughter Gina, died on Monday
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