Thomas, Sagan, Degenkolb aim for rare Monument win

Geraint Thomas (GBR), Peter Sagan (SVK) and John Degenkolb (GER) hope to give their countries a rare win in the Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday 5 April.

Thomas can follow in the footsteps of Tommy Simpson who won this race in 1961, while Degenkolb has Steffen Wesemann’s win in 2004 as example. For Sagan, a win would be Slovakia’s first-ever win in any of the five Monument races, Milano – Sanremo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris – Roubaix, Liège – Bastogne – Liège and Il Lombardia.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Dodgers top MLB payroll list again

BASEBALL – For the third season in a row, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball’s Major League Baseball, shelling out an estimated 239 million dollars worth of salary in the 2015 season, which will start on Sunday, 5 April. By clicking this LINK you can activate our interactive Infographic. By checking and unchecking the boxes on the right hand of the screen you can compare any teams you which to match against each other and you can also look at teams across divisions.

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ANALYSE THIS: The Foreign Influx™

FOOTBALL – FA Chairman Greg Dyke has made a lot of news headlines in the past week because of his plan to impose restrictions on non-EU players. Our colleague at Infostrada Sports, Murray Innes, looked at the numbers surrounding this proposal and wrote an article on his blog ‘Football Mythbusters’. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read more.

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THE WAVE: Liverpool v Manchester United

FOOTBALL – Manchester United won 2-1 at Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Liverpool were down to 10 men after Steven Gerrard was sent off only 42 seconds after coming on at half time. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said: “The best 45 minutes, we played them off the pitch in the first half.” See for yourself in our Wave. Continue reading

PREVIEW: Maze v Fenninger showdown for Overall

ALPINE SKIING – Tina Maze finished fourth in the Slalom in Méribel on Saturday. Anna Fenninger finished 23rd, which means Maze took over the lead in the Overall and now leads by 18 points with only the Giant Slalom to go on Sunday. See below what rank Fenninger needs  to have at least a share of the 2014/15 Overall World Cup title and which rank Maze needs to win the title. Continue reading