Ulster and Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named 2018 BBC Sport Northern Ireland Personality of Year. Stockdale won the Six Nations player of the year award after his record seven tries helped Ireland clinch the Grand Slam in March. After playing in Ireland's summer series win in Australia, Stockdale then notched the only try in Ireland's first-ever home win over New Zealand. In another tremendous year for Northern Ireland sport, Stockdale faced tough competition for the BBC Sport NI...
"I think what makes things interesting in Formula E, and I really hope it happens with me, is that many drivers are able to win the race," he said. The opening race of Formula E season five takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday and is live on the BBC Sport website, Red Button and Connected TV from 12:00 GMT. Massa will be reunited with former Williams reserve driver Susie Wolff, who is the first female team principal in...
The prospective cash boost for Premiership clubs must be spent on facilities and not player wages, RFU boss Nigel Melville has warned. "The idea that each club will get some sort of cash injection is probably a good thing - investment in the game - as long as that doesn't just go on players' wages and out of the game. Sources at Premiership clubs say they are therefore keen to ensure the salary cap stays frozen despite the extra investment....
Image copyright AFP/Getty Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m). Mr Mallya built his fortune from Kingfisher beer, before branching out into Indian cricket and Formula 1 racing. The deal was supposed to help Mr Mallya reduce United Spirits' debts and...
The new Formula E season gets under way in Saudi Arabia on 15 December, and you can watch all 13 races live on the BBC. This will be the fifth season of Formula E, and promises to be the most exciting and interesting so far, with some big names among the 11 teams and 22 drivers. With the car-manufacturing world looking to switch to developing almost exclusively electric cars within the next couple of decades, Formula E provides them with...
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vijay Mallya denies the allegations against him Controversial tycoon Vijay Mallya is waiting to learn whether he will be extradited to India to face charges of financial crimes. Once called the "King of Good Times" due to his extravagant lifestyle, the businessman has been embroiled in financial scandals since 2012 and stands accused of fraud and money laundering - allegations he denies. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kingfisher Airlines racked up huge debts It...
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vijay Mallya denies the allegations against him Indian drinks tycoon Vijay Mallya is due to find out whether or not he will be extradited from the UK to India, where he faces charges of fraud. Mr Mallya, who left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts worth more than $1bn (£785m), will appear in a London court on Monday. The deal was supposed to help Mr Mallya reduce United Spirits' debts and free up...
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said 2018 was his team's "most challenging season" after picking up a fifth consecutive Formula 1 constructors' championship trophy. Briton Lewis Hamilton was also awarded his fifth drivers' championship trophy at a gala in St Petersburg, Russia, staged by governing body the FIA. Elsewhere, Britain's George Russell was awarded the FIA Formula 2 drivers' championship trophy after securing the title in Abu Dhabi in late November, while Germany's Mick Schumacher was awarded the Formula 3 European...
Fernando Alonso will use a Chevrolet engine for his bid to win the Indianapolis 500 next year, his McLaren team have confirmed. Alonso won Monaco twice - with Renault in 2006 and McLaren in 2007 - and triumphed at Le Mans on his first attempt this year in a Toyota with co-drivers Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima. Some regard the triple crown as the F1 world title, Indy and Le Mans - but both Briton Hill and Alonso are double...
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