Relive the sporting weekend through the lens of the photographer, including top-class racing, Premier League football and the start of the Six Nations.
How d'ya like them apples?
Apple's Jade looks to have booked her ticket to the Champion Hurdle after a stunning success in the Irish equivalent.
Previously expected to head for the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham, a clash with Buveur D'Air is now on the cards on the back of a fabulous return to the minimum trip.
Where were the Contenders, then?
As for Buveur D'Air, he was also seen winning on Saturday - although once again it was barely a race as he obliged at odds of 1/5 in the Contenders Hurdle.
Perhaps the highlight at Sandown was the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, in which Vinndication lost his unbeaten record as Defi Du Seuil gained revenge on Cheltenham conqueror Lostintranslation.
Onto Sunday and there was another Grade One success for La Bague Au Roi, trained by Sporting Life columnist Warren Greatrex.
Sent to the front early on by Richard Johnson, she again jumped beautifully and responded to pressure and while others are already switching focus to Cheltenham, her team were savouring this latest success.
Finally, only four ran in the Irish Gold Cup but two of them served up a thriller, Bellshill just doing enough to deny Road To Respect.
More racing reports:
- Sir Erec bounds to Juvenile success
- Walsh at his Klassic-al best
- Poignant winner in Potts colours
- Min repeats Dublin Chase win
- Commander proves Fleet footed
- Envoi Allen stays unbeaten
- Napier Lords it at Sandown
- Wissahickon shines again
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City laid down the gauntlet ahead of Liverpool's Monday night trip to West Ham with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal.
Aguero headed the home side in front inside the first minute and while the Gunners did equalise, once Aguero finished off a fine team move shortly before half-time, the game looked over.
There was an element of controversy to the third but no doubt about the worthy winners as Aguero not only kept City on the tail of Liverpool, but breathed life into the Golden Boot betting.
More football content:
- WATCH: EFL goals of the weekend
- WATCH: Sky Bet Championship goals
- WATCH: Sky Bet League One goals
- WATCH: Sky Bet League Two goals
- Highlights: Leeds 1-3 Norwich
Dutch dominance again
Michael van Gerwen started the new PDC Darts season as he means to go on by winning the Masters title for the fifth year in a row.
The Dutchman, who won his third world championship on New Year's Day, has now claimed 34 major crowns among his 118 career titles and couldn't be in much more confident mood heading into the Premier League.
England stun Ireland
The Guinness Six Nations started with a bang, then another bang, and then another bang and we'll focus on the last of three as England beat Ireland 32-20.
Eddie Jones' side were nine-point underdogs in Dublin but produced an almighty display first to open up a narrow lead, and then to take control of the game in the second half.
Earlier, Blair Kinghorn's hat-trick earned Scotland a 33-20 victory over Italy, who finished the game with a flourish to keep the scoreline respectable.
And on Friday, Wales fought back from a horror first-half to beat France 24-19 and help set things up perfectly for the weeks ahead.
Thursday marked the return of the Betfred Super League as St Helens beat Wigan, while on Sunday, London Broncos made headlines with a 42-24 victory over Wakefield.
The Broncos last won a Super League game in 2014 but quickly ended the drought, thanks to doubles from Rhys Williams and Eddie Battye.
Fowler finally does it
Rickie Fowler defied bad weather, bad luck and occasional bad golf to finally win the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
In this event back in 2010, Fowler squandered a chance to win for the first time on the PGA Tour while 2016 saw him lose a play-off in unfortunate circumstances. However this time, despite surrendered a four-shot Sunday lead, the America came through to win by 2 shots from Branden Grace on -17.
Fowler said: "It was a bit of a rollercoaster. To play the way I did over the last four or five holes was nice.
"I know it can go the right way and it can go the wrong way. Winning and getting some good trophies for the house is amazing, but there's a lot bigger things in life."
It ended with a whimper
England received another jolting reality check as they surrendered the second Test, and with the it the series, to a rampant West Indies side in Antigua.
Trounced by 381 runs in Barbados last week, they were swept aside in three days at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, meekly subsiding to a 10-wicket defeat.