Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson passed the milestone of 6,000 career first-class runs in the second innings Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day three) Middlesex 349 & 223: Simpson 59*, Helm 46; Wright 3-51 Leicestershire 268 & 38-0: Horton 28*, Javid 6* Leicestershire (5 pts) require a further 267 runs to beat Middlesex (6 pts)…

Jason Roy and team-mate Adil Rashid play football at The Ageas Bowl during a training session on Friday England v Pakistan – second ODI Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton Date: Saturday, 11 May Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles…

Ruiz (left) beat German Alexander Dimitrenko (right) two weeks ago Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to face American Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on 1 June. Joshua, 29, was due to face Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden but the American failed drug tests, forcing him out of the Madison Square…

Image copyright AFP Image caption Runners are targeting over 80 Guinness World Records, including several in fancy dress A record breaking year for applications will see more than 40,000 people run the 39th London Marathon this morning. Sir Andy Murray will be firing the starting gun at this year’s London Marathon from 09:05 BST. The…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The current market celebrated its 150th anniversary last year A central London meat market which has been used by traders for more than 800 years is set to leave the City. Smithfield Market, along with Billingsgate and New Spitalfields markets, is expected to move to the site of an…

Image copyright AFP Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set. Downing Street did not comment…

Middlesex batsman Stevie Eskinazi hit his first one-day century Royal London One-Day Cup, Lord’s Gloucestershire 283-7 (50 overs): Bracey 83, Howell 55 ; Murtagh 2-40, Roland-Jones 2-59 Middlesex 287-4 (42.2 overs): Eskinazi 107, Gubbins 98; Worrall 2-30 Middlesex (2pts) won by six wickets Match scorecard Stevie Eskinazi scored an unbeaten 107 to help Middlesex beat…