News The major storm has left up to eight inches of snow on pavements in New York

At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C

Racing: Blues And Royals in front line after Shamardal's flop

Sheikh Mohammed has decreed that the Kentucky Derby must be his one day, and, for once, that day has been suspended for the Dubaian prince of money and self-appointment.

Shamardal on trial for Kentucky Derby

One of Sheikh Mohammed's enduring unfulfilled ambitions, that of winning the Kentucky Derby, may come a powerful stride closer on Saturday when the infinitely exciting Shamardal, last year's champion European juvenile, goes on trial for Churchill Downs in the UAE version of the Classic at Nad Al Sheba.

Ryder Cup greats given captaincy roles

Ian Woosnam and Nick Faldo, two of European golf's biggest stars, were named today as the next two Ryder Cup captains.

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English professor 'learned in more languages than it's easy to count'

Racing: Peak time beckons for Snow Ridge

The Derby: Guineas runner-up has the class to defy history and justify Sheikh Mohammed's faith

Racing: Tapit now the 5-1 favourite for Kentucky

Michael Dickinson's Tapit has been promoted to 5-1 favourite from 20-1 by Coral for the Kentucky Derby on 1 May after his success in Saturday's Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct.

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