Vettel sets pace in Bahrain second practice

Vettel sets pace in Bahrain second practice

Bahrain Grand Prix on the BBC Dates: 14-16 Apr Venue: Bahrain International Circuit Coverage: Practice, qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (second practice online only). Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the Mercedes and Red Bull teams close behind. The German was only 0.041 seconds quicker than Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas….

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Cursed Child sets magical record at Olivier Awards

Cursed Child sets magical record at Olivier Awards

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won a record-breaking nine prizes at the Olivier Awards, the biggest event in the UK theatrical calendar. The wizarding saga was named best new play at the ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Best actor winner Jamie Parker, who plays the grown-up Harry, thanked the show’s “resolutely enchantable audience”. Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione Grainger, won best supporting actress. Oliviers 2017: The winners in full Picking up her…

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EU sets out 'phased' Brexit strategy

EU sets out 'phased' Brexit strategy

Media playback is unsupported on your device The EU has outlined its strategy for Brexit negotiations, suggesting talks on a trade deal could begin once “sufficient progress” is made on a separation settlement with the UK. The draft guidelines, issued by European Council President Donald Tusk, argue for a “phased approach” in talks. The draft will be sent to the 27 member states for approval. It will set the tone for two years of negotiations….

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West Indies v England: Eoin Morgan century sets up win for tourists in first ODI

West Indies v England: Eoin Morgan century sets up win for tourists in first ODI

First one-day international, Antigua England 296-6 (50 overs): Morgan 107, Stokes 55; Nurse 2-57, Gabriel 2-58 West Indies 251 (47.2 overs): Mohammed 72, Carter 52, Plunkett 4-40, Woakes 4-47 England won by 45 runs Scorecard A century from England captain Eoin Morgan set up a 45-run win over West Indies in the first one-day international in Antigua. Morgan’s 107 from 116 balls and fifties from Ben Stokes and Sam Billings took England to 296-6 from…

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Government sets out post-Brexit digital strategy

Government sets out post-Brexit digital strategy

The government has launched its plan to keep the UK at the forefront of the digital revolution in the wake of its impending exit from the European Union. It includes plans to offer digital skills to millions of individuals, charities and businesses by 2020. It also plans to create five international technology hubs in emerging markets to allow UK companies to maintain their global edge. Experts said the strategy was lacking in detail. Secretary of…

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Highlights & report: Nadal sets up Federer final

Highlights & report: Nadal sets up Federer final

Media playback is not supported on this device Australian Open men’s final Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: Sunday, 29 January Time: 08:30 GMT Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website; TV highlights from 13:00 GMT on BBC Two and online. Rafael Nadal set up a much-anticipated Australian Open final against old rival Roger Federer with an epic, five-set semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov. The Spaniard won 6-3 5-7…

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Joshua beats Molina and sets up Klitschko date

Joshua beats Molina and sets up Klitschko date

Britain’s Anthony Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Eric Molina in Manchester. Joshua, who was making the second defence of his belt, knocked the American down with a short right before the referee waved the fight off. The 27-year-old now has 18 knockouts from as many fights and will face former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on 29 April. “This is the step-up people have wanted,” said…

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