Sport Bobbing along: Bobs Worth and Barry Geraghty take the Lexus with ease

Gold Cup champion trounces Irish challengers to become clear favourite to retain Festival crown

PartyGaming seals first US deal since settlement

As the US moves to legalise online gambling, PartyGaming is homing in

Betfair eyes deals amid rumours of flotation

Betfair has called in Credit Suisse to advise on a potential deal boom in the gambling sector. Experts predict that the US ban on online gambling could be lifted in as little as a year by the Democrat-controlled Congress with the backing of President Barack Obama, who is a keen poker player.

Crowd are right to boo Australians, claims Anderson

Far from buying into the ECB diktat that the English public must start affording Mr Ponting the utmost respect, James Anderson yesterday said that the treatment dished out to the Australian captain from the Barmy Army at Edgbaston was all fair and above board.

Stoute insists Gordon glory is no Harbinger of Leger success

The laboured manner of his success here last year did not especially imply that Conduit would be winning a King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 51 weeks later. On the face of it, then, the relative felicity of his stablemate's own performance in the Betfair Gordon Stakes yesterday suggests that Harbinger is a colt going places. That may well be so, but in the short term he will be taking a rather different path.

Four players banned after betting on Accrington match

Disciplinary chiefs have expressed "serious concerns" that a Football League match may have been fixed after four players were banned for between five months and a year for betting on the outcome.

Suspect betting probed at SW19

Investigation launched into men's first-round match amid match-fixing concerns

How tennis failed to act in vital betting test case

The ATP sat on a potentially crucial dossier on the only occasion match-fixing allegations were aired in court, writes Nick Harris

Exclusive: Wimbledon on high alert over suspected match-fixing rings

Up to 12 players feature on official 'watch list' following betting irregularities

Betfair lambasts Dutch government over online ban

Betfair, the online betting specialist, has launched a multimillion-euro legal action against the Dutch government over its attempt to ban banks in the country from processing payments made by Dutch customers on online gaming websites based in the UK.

Rainbow View quells betting flap

Gosden-trained filly in fine form despite strange drift on online exchange

Bets, files and videotape – inside the 'Stanley Sting'

A year ago, five players backed their own side to lose a match. Now investigations have unearthed hundreds of thousands in suspect wagers. Nick Harris follows the trail of evidence

Ruck and Maul: Put money on sopranos to fire up the Twickenham heavy mob

"Win when you're singing," say Betfair, the official betting partners of the Rugby Football Union. England, who have won only five of their past 15 Tests since beating France in the 2007 World Cup semi-finals, haven't been very vocal recently – "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" has almost disappeared off the top 10 chart – so Betfair have taken to the stage.

Sports betting: Age of complacency over as sport wakes up to gambling risk

Governing bodies in every major sport now accept that betting corruption represents a clear and present danger, writes Nick Harris

Epsom's sponsors go off-message

It is a sign of the times, and a deeply worrying one for the horseracing industry, that Epsom, having failed to find a backer for this year's Derby meeting, has been forced for the first time to divide up the races at the meeting to make them more appealing, and affordable, for sponsorship.

Topless embarrassment for Davies

Jockey falls off just yards from victory to leave punters in despair
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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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