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Ryding sets sights on Beijing 2022 – report, GB round-up & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s Dave Ryding wants to challenge for a medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics after finishing ninth in the men’s slalom in Pyeongchang. Ryding, 31, said he would take inspiration from Sweden’s surprise gold medallist. “Andre Myhrer has just won and he’s 35,” Ryding told BBC Sport. “Mario Matt won in…

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News: RMS St Helena sets sail for final time

The RMS St Helena, affectionately known as the RMS, made an emotional departure from St Helena Island earlier, following 27 years of dedicated service to the islanders. The RMS’ departure followed a true St Helenian style programme of farewell events. Island residents came out in the hundreds to say their goodbyes to the crew and the ship. The programme started on Tuesday evening with a special Thanksgiving Service at St James’ Church. Governor Lisa Phillips had declared a public holiday on February 9th and many people used the occasion to…

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Federer sets up Berdych quarter-final in Melbourne

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Defending champion Roger Federer eased through to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics. The 19-time Grand Slam winner is yet to lose a set at Melbourne Park this year, seeing off world number 80 Fucsovics 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-2. Second seed Federer, 36, will face Czech…

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Australian Open: Alexander Zverev beaten in five sets by Hyeon Chung

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out of the Australian Open third round with a five-set defeat by world number 59 Hyeon Chung. Zverev, 20, led by two sets to one but crumbled to a 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-3 6-0 loss against his 21-year-old opponent. The German, tipped as one of the future stars of men’s tennis, won just five points in the decider. Chung’s victory sees him become the first South Korean man to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open. Halep saves match points to win…

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Edmund beats Anderson in five sets at Australian Open

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Kyle Edmund claimed the best win of his career as he knocked out 11th seed Kevin Anderson in five sets at the Australian Open. Edmund, the only British man in the singles draw, won 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round in Melbourne. The 23-year-old, ranked 49th, twice came…

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West Brom news: Alan Pardew sets date for Jonny Evans to be sold if defender decides to leave club

West Brom boss Alan Pardew has set a deadline for the sale of Jonny Evans to avoid a last-gasp scramble.  Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the Northern Ireland international this month.  Albion are likely to need to sell skipper Evans, valued at £30million, to generate funds for new players who can aid their Premier League survival bid.  There have been tentative enquires but no concrete bids for the defender yet. Pardew lost Andy Carroll as Newcastle boss when the Magpies sold…

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The celebrity double wedding dress trend sets an unattainable ideal for ordinary brides

There’s only one thing I like more than gawking at photos of people’s weddings. And that’s gawking at photos of wedding dresses. I’m no Muriel Heslop but I have had a fascination with wedding gowns ever since I was a young girl attending school near one of Melbourne’s most famous bridal districts. Last weekend, I oohed and aahed as I ogled the photos of TV presenter Lauren Phillips’ wedding to Lachie Spark. For a celebrity wedding, it had it all: a postcard-perfect location, star-studded guest list and two wedding dresses….

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