Ben Parsons

NCTJ Gold Standard Digital Sports Journalist with experience at various national and regional publications 

Inside LIV Golf's 2023 plans as Greg Norman looks to fight off PGA Tour rivals

The long-term future of LIV Golf remains precarious but if the first plan for the inaugural season was to cause maximum disruption, the venture was entitled to celebrate a roaring early success.

2022 saw the golfing establishment rocked to its core due to the emergence of the contentious breakaway series that has caused a fierce civil war to erupt within the men's professional game.

LIV, fronted by chief firebrand Greg Norman and backed to the tune of $2billion by Saudi Arabia's sovereign weal

Toto Wolff comment on new Mercedes car may worry Hamilton and Russell

Mercedes were well off the pace last year as their W13 car failed to adapt to F1’s drastic new design regulations. Russell sealed the only victory of the season for the Silver Arrows at Interlagos, while a frustrated Hamilton endured the first winless campaign in his F1 career. But Mercedes have been working tirelessly on their modified all-black W14 model that was unveiled on Wednesday. And the Brackley-based team have been widely tipped to ensure that last year’s dip in performance was merely

Meet the 14-year-old Moldovan star who just created history at Snooker Shoot Out

It is hardly surprising that the Snooker Shoot Out fails to capture the imagination of the so-called purists of the sport.

After all, this frantic four-day green baize bonanza is effectively a madcap snooker lottery with rapid-fire 10 minute frames played in front of crowds more befitting the darts.

Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and John Higgins have all snubbed this one-off event that sees hyped audience members desperately calling for players to pot the yellow and players scrambling against

James Hook urges Wales to scrap controversial rule after Warren Gatland return

"It would break my heart if Wales went back into the doldrums," Warren Gatland declared after his Wales reign ended three years ago.

That Gatland's worst fears were starting to be realised this autumn perhaps proved the overriding factor to make him jet back from New Zealand for a sensational second coming.

Just nine months from a World Cup, Wales' most successful coach has returned on a rescue mission, tasked with galvanising a nation once more and restoring the pride in a national team that

Laura Kenny opens up on miscarriage trauma and sets sights on Paris 2024

Dame Laura Kenny is Britain's most decorated female Olympian - but her ride to Paris 2024 has been punctured by the personal agony and heartbreak that left her contemplating retirement.

Kenny is back on the bike this weekend as the innovative Track Cycling Champions League racing series makes its last stop at the scene of one of her most famous triumphs at London 2012.

And the grief and trauma that has beset Kenny and her close friend Katie Archibald over this past 12 months makes this poignan

Sam Craigie slams ‘embarrassing’ Mark Selby and backs Ronnie O’Sullivan stance

Sam Craigie’s sensational snooker has forced him to relocate hotels in York - and he is now targeting UK Championship glory.

Tyneside star Craigie reached his first Triple Crown quarter-final with a stylish 6-4 victory over Ryan Day, after brushing past defending champion Zhao Xintong in the first round following two impressive qualifying wins.

Craigie has credited his superb resurgence on his ruthless practice regime reintroduced by his father and brother Stephen - also a snooker player. The

Huddersfield 0-3 Bournemouth: Dominic Solanke stars as Cherries see off top-two rivals

AFC Bournemouth made a huge leap towards a return to the Premier League by comfortably beating promotion rivals Huddersfield Town.

Jaidon Anthony, Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke were on the mark as the ruthless visitors dented the Terriers' play-off hopes with a 3-0 win at The John Smith's Stadium.

The Cherries completely dominated their fellow promotion hopefuls in West Yorkshire to open a healthy six-point gap to the automatic promotion spots.

Anthony opened the scoring and Lerma capit

British and Irish Lions defeated as South Africa set up decider with victory

The Lions were denied series victory over South Africa as the Springboks set up a mouthwatering decider with a brutally dominant 27-9 victory in Cape Town.

Build-up to the second Test Match was dominated by South Africa's coach Rassie Erasmus' extraordinary hour-long rant, taking apart over 30 refereeing decisions from the first Test.

And the inspired Springboks came back firing as they utilised their strong set-piece in devastating fashion to take complete control after the break.

Dan Biggar