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Eliud Kipchoge shatters two-hour barrier to crash into the mainstream

Athletics always knew of his talent and now the rest of the world does too as his stunning display has everyone talkingFirst came the regal wave. Then a triumphant squeeze of the afterboosters. As Eliud Kipchoge realised that the sub-two marathon was f…

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Premier League could lose fourth automatic Champions League place

• Proposal would see fourth club to go through qualifying• La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga would also be affectedThe Premier League faces losing one of its automatic Champions League spots under proposals being floated by the European Leagues.Clubs…

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Premier League clubs warned of revenue fall unless piracy is tackled

• BeIN Media Group CEO says ‘media rights bubble’ set to burst• ‘The truth is that our industry is completely unprepared’Revenues for Premier League clubs such as Watford and Bournemouth will fall off a cliff unless online piracy is faced down, the wor…

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Neil Black considering his UKA position after Alberto Salazar doping ban

• Performance head’s judgment questioned after backing coach• Black says ‘nothing has changed’ in belief regarding FarahThe UK Athletics performance director, Neil Black, is considering his position in the wake of Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban for do…

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UK Athletics under pressure to reveal extent of Alberto Salazar influence

• Usada has concerns about use of prescription medications• Salazar given four-year ban for doping violationsUK Athletics is facing calls for an inquiry into how much influence the banned coach Alberto Salazar, who mentored Mo Farah for more than six y…

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Sebastian Coe orders athletes to sever all links with Alberto Salazar

• Disgraced Salazar has been banned for four years• Coe defends his relationship with American coachThe IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, has told athletes coached by Alberto Salazar they must sever their links with immediate effect after the American was…

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Alberto Salazar’s ban leaves Mo Farah and UK Athletics with questions to answer | Sean Ingle

There is no evidence that Mo Farah cheated – but sometimes people are judged by the company they keepShortly after revelations first surfaced about Alberto Salazar being investigated by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2015, I asked a UK Athletics contact …

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Sebastian Coe must run with the times if athletics is to avoid irrelevance | Sean Ingle

The IAAF president knows the next four years could make or break the sport as interest declines despite the presence of stars such as Mondo Duplantis, Noah Lyles and Dina Asher-SmithHere is a challenge for anyone with 53 seconds to spare – Google “6.05…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes to Doha on back of ‘best run-in ever’

The popular Liverpudlian heptathlete feels she is in the shape of her life as she aims to put the tear-soaked disappointments of 2015 and 2017 behind her at the world championshipsBack in the 1960s Avis launched an audacious advertising campaign that b…

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FA looking into claims deaf footballer was abused during Youth Cup match

• Stamford’s Will Palmer alleges abuse by Lincoln United player• ‘I was in shock,’ says 17-year-old semi-professional playerThe Football Association is examining claims that a promising deaf footballer was abused and goaded about his disability during …

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Farewell summer of sport 2019, you really were one for the ages | Sean Ingle

An enthralling Ashes series, Megan Rapinoe and Coco Gauff made this summer stand out, and provided sweet relief from the bitter cultural warSo, farewell then to this glorious and elongated summer of sport, which has captivated and enthralled ever since…

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Anthony Joshua’s trainer McCracken backed over concussion comments

• Rob McCracken ‘knew’ Joshua was concussed against Ruiz Jr• Boxing Board of Control reject claims trainer failed duty of careAnthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken will not face any disciplinary action for saying he allowed his heavyweight to keep fig…

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Dylan Hartley’s friends reacted to World Cup omission ‘almost like I died’

• Hooker talks of devastation at losing ‘ultimate send-off’• ‘I wake up most nights thinking about it … it’s just shit’Dylan Hartley has said friends reacted to the news he had missed out on England’s Rugby World Cup squad almost as though he had die…

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Amnesty says Anthony Joshua is being duped over Saudi Arabia fight

•’Fighter is being duped that Arabian kingdom is reforming’•Human rights situation is getting worse, warns Amnesty UKAmnesty International has warned Anthony Joshua that he is being duped by the authorities in Saudi Arabia, where he will be staging his…

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‘Warrior’ Andy Ruiz Jr expects ‘same result’ from Anthony Joshua rematch

The Mexican shocked with his victory in June and says there will be ‘no friends’ and ‘no respect’ when the pair meet againAndy Ruiz Jr knows. Knows people sneer that he got lucky in June when his left fist clattered into Anthony Joshua’s temple like a …

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Andy Ruiz Jnr confident history will be repeated in rematch with Joshua

• Mexican sure he can defeat Joshua again in Riyadh in December• Ruiz: ‘I don’t want just 15 minutes of fame, I want it to last’Andy Ruiz Jnr has warned Anthony Joshua he will be faster, leaner and much better prepared for their controversial rematch i…

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Kyle Langford’s ability earns him world championships place, says Neil Black

• British Athletics chief defends selection of runner for Doha• Langford fined for misdemeanours and faces another complaintNeil Black, the British Athletics performance director, has defended the decision to select 800m runner Kyle Langford for the wo…

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Christian Coleman free to race for world gold after missed tests charge dropped

• World’s fastest man this year ‘fully eligible’ to compete in Doha• Sprinter appears to escape Usada ban on technicality over datesChristian Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year, is free to compete at the world championships in Doha later t…

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Christian Coleman free to race for world gold after missed tests charge dropped

• World’s fastest man this year ‘fully eligible’ to compete in Doha• Sprinter appears to escape Usada ban on technicality over datesChristian Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year, is free to compete at the world championships in Doha later t…

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Vasiliy Lomachenko the three-weight genius wows London with his boxing arts | Sean Ingle

After claiming world titles at different weights the Ukrainian boxer is being mentioned in the same breath as Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler and Floyd MayweatherDeep inside the O2 warren of backstage corridors, where signed posters of the biggest stars to…