Snow business: Jenny Jones of Great Britain competings in the snowboard women’s slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

It says a lot about the slim pickings on TV this week that curling quickly became my default viewing ( Live Winter Olympics (...)

John McCirick: “This is an historic setback for all employees in their 30s to their 70s.” Photograph: Seán Dempsey/PA

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was sacked by Channel 4 because his “pantomime persona” is “unpalatable” to a wide audience, an employment tri(...)

John McCririck arriving at London Central Employment Tribunal in Holborn, central London where he is accusing Channel 4 and IMG of unfair dismissal. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was dumped from a high-profile role on Channel 4 because he was “alienating” and “very offensive”, an employme(...)

Craig Doyle: will  present BT Sport’s   rugby coverage

When BT Sport hits screens today, what will it be like? We know it will feature the talents of Craig Doyle (yes, that Craig Doyle – Pat Kenny isn’t th(...)

The fact that that beauty can enthral so many means it is incumbent on those in charge of thoroughbreds to be as professional as possible when it comes to maintaining safety standards. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s never good when you are asked how you sleep at night. Usually lurking somewhere in the background is a guilty conscience. So a recent exchange ab(...)

Touch of melancholy: David and Sally Shaw-Smith, from In Good Hands

There was always a touch of melancholy about Hands, David and Sally Shaw-Smith’s award-winning documentary series about the decline of traditional cra(...)

Frankie Dettori will return to action on Monday evening. Photograph: Inpho

Jockey Frankie Dettori was “very ashamed and embarrassed” after being banned for six months after testing positive for cocaine. Just days(...)

Old comrades: Munster's Ronan O’Gara and Paul O'Connell celebrate at the Stoop

After yesterday’s events at The Stoop, the only man you could really imagine horselessly winning the National, ta(...)