Reigning world match racing champion Ian Williams was being taken for a ride on Thursday afternoon.
Transatlantic sporting rivalry resumes down the road from here next month, in the Ryder Cup, and Jose Maria Olazabal can only hope that his men will match the example set by European horsemen and -woman on Saturday. For only one home runner, Little Mike in the Arlington Million itself, stood between the raiders and a clean sweep in the international races.
New Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has added club stalwart Kristian O'Leary to his backroom staff.
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Activist expected to get six-figure sum for injuries at hands of Italian police during Genoa summit
For this week's Insider's Guide, Kay D'Souza, regional manager of the slow travel specialist Inntravel (inntravel.co.uk), offers her top tips for a holiday in Liguria.
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
One of the sensations of last year's opera calendar was the London showing of Dmitri Tcherniakov's revelatory Bolshoi staging of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini became Serie A's first managerial casualty of the season proper on Monday when he was sacked by the big spenders.
UEFA president Michel Platini admits he was "shocked" by the ugly scenes involving Serbia fans in Italy on Tuesday which caused the Euro 2012 qualifying match between the two countries to be abandoned.
Serbia face a ban from international football after their supporters rioted and caused Tuesday night's Euro 2012 qualifier with Italy in Genoa to be abandoned after six minutes.
26,370 eggs, 8,745 litres of milk and 15 articulated lorries' worth of food – no eating opportunity is missed on a luxury seven-day Mediterranean cruise. So it's little wonder that the 4,000 passengers on board the 'Fantasia' gain an average 5kg, says Richard Johnson
In the week of the 109th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s death, The Independent is giving you an exclusive chance to listen to and download a new drama by Made in Manchester/Dark Smile, written by Thomas Wright, about the 19th Century writer, wit and raconteur.
It's got glitz, it's got glamour, and it's got some of the best seafood you'll taste in the whole of Italy. Sarah Barrell reveals how to get the best out of a holiday in Liguria
The lead character in Alexi Kaye Campbell's new play, Kristin, is a radical art historian with a startling resemblance to Elizabeth Frink. She's played by Paola Dionisotti with a throwaway bitchy style and a voice pitched somewhere between Maggie Smith and Sheila Hancock.
Pesto, piazzas and palaces are among the highlights of Italy's principal port. And spring is the best time to enjoy them in splendid isolation, says Harriet O'Brien