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Frank Warren rejects farmer’s allegation over Tyson Fury’s drug test history

Farmer alleges he was paid £25,000 to lie about wild boar meatPromoter Warren calls story ‘total bullshit’Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion faces fresh scrutiny with new allegations concerning his drug-testing history. Related: Caroline …

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Fourth-division Saarbrücken make history by reaching German Cup semis

Goalkeeper Daniel Batz saved five Düsseldorf penaltiesTobias Jänicke scored decisive penalty in 7-6 shootoutSaarbrücken became the first fourth-division team to reach the German Cup semi-finals with a 7-6 penalty shootout win over top tier opponents Fo…

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Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos sporting director, dies of heart attack

The Frenchman, 40, died at home in AndorraPortal suffered cardiac arrhythmia during careerChris Froome has led the tributes to Nicolas Portal after the sporting director at Team Ineos died on Tuesrday aged just 40.The Frenchman, a former cyclist who ro…

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Chaos in Italy as more Serie A matches suspended over coronavirus

Sport in affected regions suspended until 8th MarchInter and Juventus are among the sides concernedItalian football was thrown further into chaos on Sunday after the government issued a new decree extending the suspension of all sporting events in regi…

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Athletes must consider their own health before travelling to Olympics, says Ian Thorpe

Swimming great ‘definitely concerned’ by coronavirusIOC fully committed to starting Games on 24 JulyOlympic great Ian Thorpe is urging Australia’s athletes to consider their long-term health before deciding to compete at the Tokyo Games. As concerns mo…

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Neymar hits out at PSG after ‘suffering’ in defeat at Borussia Dortmund

Forward says club were too cautious over rib injuryNeymar wanted more match time in buildupParis Saint-Germain were plunged into fresh turmoil after their 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with Neymar criticising the club for …

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European football roundup: Juventus ease past 10-man Brescia

Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado score for JuventusCologne 1-4 Bayern Munich Goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado earned Juventus a 2-0 win over 10-man Brescia on Sunday. Brescia striker Florian Aye picked up two yellow cards in three minutes near t…

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Late Kristoffer Ajer winner forces Celtic past plucky Aberdeen

Goals from Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer saw leader Celtic battle their way to a 2-1 victory over a resilient Aberdeen side at Pittodrie. Ash Taylor had levelled for Aberdeen on an afternoon which tested Celtic’s mettle, but eventually the champi…

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EFL roundup: Nottingham Forest’s promotion hopes dented by Charlton

• Lyle Taylor volley earns Addicks 1-0 win at City Ground• Blackburn climb to eighth with 3-0 home win over HullCharlton boosted their fight against relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over high-flying Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.Sabri L…

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Dominic Thiem fights back to beat Zverev and reach Australian Open final

• Thiem beats Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4)• Winner will face Novak Djokovic in the finalDominic Thiem won the new-generation battle with Alex Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) to reach his first Australian Open final on Friday and set up the ultim…

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France name uncapped Bouthier and Haouas for Six Nations opener

• Team to face England has average of less than 15 caps per player• Les Bleus dangerman expected to be outside centre VakatawaUncapped Anthony Bouthier and Mohamed Haouas will start France’s Six Nations opening game against England on Sunday as Les Ble…

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Cameroon confirm 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in January

• Hosts switch tournament from summer to January and February• Decision will mean Premier League players are unavailableCameroon have announced the Africa Cup of Nations will be moved from the summer to next January – which will have implications for a…

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IOC lay down law over Olympic protests by athletes in Tokyo

Sanctions for raising fists or taking a knee at 2020 GamesPrevious protests ‘had no effect whatsoever’, says IOCPoliticians and athletes should keep politics out of this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event’s neutrality and its status as a p…

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Atlético Madrid stun Barcelona in Super Cup thanks to Ángel Correa winner

• Barça squander 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 in Saudi Arabia• Atlético Madrid will face Real Madrid in Sunday’s finalAtlético Madrid pulled off a stunning turnaround to beat Barcelona 3-2 in an enthralling Spanish Super Cup tie in Saudi Arabia and book their …

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‘Ridiculous – I’m not a fan’: four-day Tests plan meets player resistance

Nathan Lyon, Tim Paine and Travis Head oppose proposalsAfghanistan Test floated as a possible trial groundPlayer resistance looms as as a serious difficulty for cricket administrators if the push for four-day Tests is to gather serious momentum, with t…

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Sixteen-year-old Shah bowls Pakistan to first home Test series win since 2006

• He is second youngest player to take five wickets in Test innings• Pakistan seal 263-run victory in second Test top seal series 1-0Pakistan needed only 16 balls on the final morning to beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs in Karachi and complete their first Te…

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Sixteen-year-old Shah bowls Pakistan to first home Test series win since 2006

• He is second youngest player to take five wickets in Test innings• Pakistan seal 263-run victory in second Test top seal series 1-0Pakistan needed only 16 balls on the final morning to beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs in Karachi and complete their first Te…

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …

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Saints’ Thomas sets NFL reception record while Bengals fall just short of miracle

Michael Thomas sets single-season record for receptionsCincinnati stage 23-point comeback late in fourth quarterNew York Giants beat Washington in overtime thrillerBaltimore Ravens secure home-field advantage for playoffsDrew Brees threw for 279 yards …