Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

‘Grid girls’ pose during the Dutch MotoGP qualifiers in June 2019 in Assen. Photograph:  Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Two high-profile sports stories in the Netherlands this week are reminders that although the march towards equality of the sexes may appear unstoppabl(...)

The benefits of free-to-air coverage of the Six Nations are immeasurable, the damage of any change would prove, as it has for FI and cricket, incalculable. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s less than a quarter of a century since the then International Rugby Board declared rugby an ‘open’ game, and so as a professional sport it has ba(...)

The Six Nations is considering a £500 million offer from  CVC Capital Partners that would give the private equity firm a 30 per cent stake in the championship.

Pet shops, expensive watches, private hospitals, Formula One. And now rugby. What links them is money from CVC Capital Partners, a very successful UK(...)

 Saracens players run onto the pitch for a  Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final against Worcester Warriors.  CVC Capital Partners  recently secured a 27 per cent stake in Premiership Rugby Limited.  Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

CVC Capital Partners – the private equity firm who recently secured a 27 per cent stake in Premiership Rugby Limited – are one of several such firms w(...)

Bezos divorce: the couple have an estimated fortune of almost €120 billion. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty

They are the couple who could be called the parents of Amazon.com, and now the split of MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos is casting a spotlight on the woman w(...)

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in action during qualifying for the  Azerbaijan Grand Prix in  Baku. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has laid down the title gauntlet to Lewis Hamilton after beating his rival to pole position in Azerbaijan. Vette(...)

The Dorchester Hotel in London, where hostesses say they were groped and sexually harrassed at a men-only charity dinner last week.

At 10pm last Thursday night, Jonny Gould took to the stage in the ballroom at London’s Dorchester Hotel. “Welcome to the most un-PC event of the year,(...)

 Lewis Hamilton congratulates his   Mercedes team-mate  Valtteri Bottas after the Finn claimed his first pole position at the  Bahrain Grand Prix. Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Valtteri Bottas sprung the biggest surprise of the season so far after he beat Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain to secure the first pole position of his care(...)

Fastest in practice: Sebastian Vettel  during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday with the joint Formula One championship leader comfortably quicker tha(...)

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