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Usain Bolt’s football dream keeps on running but reality fails to keep pace

The Jamaican sprint star was linked to a trial with A-League side Central Coast Mariners but once again the hype machine overtook both sporting and financial considerationsGosford is a small town with big ambitions. Nestled on Australia’s central coast…

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Greg Rutherford set for emotional farewell to London Stadium

• Long jumper hindered by ankle pain before Anniversary Games• ‘I haven’t trained since Monday,’ 2012 Olympic champion saysGreg Rutherford has said he is emotionally preparing for one final return to the London Stadium – the scene of his long-jump Olym…

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Gold medallist Ruth Jebet facing disciplinary proceedings for doping

• Jebet is one of more than 100 athletes being investigated• Athletics Integrity Unit is pushing for greater transparency The world steeplechase record holder and Olympic gold medallist Ruth Jebet is among more than 100 track and field athletes and coa…

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Laura Muir: ‘I would have a lot easier life if I didn’t say stuff’

The Scottish runner has caused a stir in athletics by repeatedly calling for tougher drug testing but is not tempted to stay quiet“Twenty-six seconds! 27, 28, 29!” On this Monday afternoon in St Moritz, 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, it’s not just th…

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Athletics needs boost in post-Bolt era but was World Cup the answer? | Sean Ingle

The competition was enjoyed by casual fans but track and field still feels like it’s fumbling in the dark since losing star attractionJust under a year ago in London Usain Bolt grabbed the relay baton for the final time in his career, swapped it from h…

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Morgan Lake gives GB reason for cheer as USA claim Athletics World Cup

• High-jumper helps hosts to finish third at London Stadium• USA beat Poland by 57 points to end weekend with trophyThe USA strolled to a comfortable victory in the Athletics World Cup in London, beating their nearest rivals, Poland, by 57 points to cl…

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Holly Bradshaw wins pole vault as Britain sit fifth in Athletics World Cup

• Team captain Lorraine Ugen leaps 6.86m in long jump• United States lead after day one, with Fracne secondHolly Bradshaw cleared 4.75m in the women’s pole vault to give Britain its first victory in the Athletics World Cup, a new eight-team event at th…

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World Cup finals, The Open at Carnoustie and middle-distance melees | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also includes Wimbledon classics, competitive tags and the luckiest golf shots ever1) It’s France v Croatia in Sunday’s World Cup final, so let’s take a look back at previous editions – starting with the most disappointing final of …

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Fell runner’s 116-mile feat adds to summer of sporting triumphs

Nicky Spinks, a 51-year-old farmer, is the first person to do the ‘double Ramsay’Amid the razzmatazz of the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France, one athlete has discreetly set a world record and raised the bar in UK long-distance mountain runni…

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Shorts-pulling incident mars men’s 5,000m at Diamond League – video

Two Ethiopian athletes are in the spotlight after an ‘extraordinary’ incident on the final bend in the men’s 5,000m at Lausanne’s IAAF Diamond League meeting. Yomif Kejelcha, 20, had burst into the lead at the bell, but stumbled when approaching t…

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Athletics World Cup organisers not worried by lack of stars and ticket fears

• Dina Asher-Smith, Laura Muir and Noah Lyles among absentees• Wimbledon singles finals and World Cup final on same weekendOrganisers of the inaugural Athletics World Cup say they are “unconcerned” that a host of big names have opted to swerve the comp…

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Lynsey Sharp accuses UK Athletics of bending rules for Laura Muir

• Claim that UK Athletics was pushed to include Muir in 800m• Muir wins 800m British title in Birmingham in 2min 01.22secOn the track Laura Muir was her usual brilliant self as she powered away to win the British 800m title in Birmingham. Off it her ri…

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Reece Prescod and Dina Asher-Smith storm to British 100m titles

• Asher-Smith takes women’s 100m in record 10.97sec• Prescod victory secures European Championships placeWhen Reece Prescod arrived for breakfast on Saturday he wore a T-shirt with a solitary word on it – Berlin. It was a sign of his confidence, and hi…

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Christine Ohuruogu confirms retirement from athletics

British 400m runner calls time on career, aged 34Ohuruogu took gold at 2008 Olympics in BeijingThe former Olympic and world 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu has announced her retirement from athletics. The 34-year-old, who secured Olympic gold at…

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Sprinters taking aim at Linford Christie’s 100m British record

Reece Prescod, Zharnel Hughes and CJ Ujah lead the race to break 25-year-old record at national trials in BirminghamIt is one of the most prestigious and robust records in British track and field history. But shortly after tea-time on Saturday, Linford…

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Maradona, Stojkovic and O’Leary at Italia ’90 plus an epic surf ride | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also includes Nigel Benn in his pomp, a massive crash and the Jarrow Arrow doing his thing1) The knockout stage of the World Cup begins this weekend, as good an excuse as any to relive the brilliant 1990 version. Diego Maradona “vac…

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Women’s decathlon: overdue game-changer or heptathlon killer? | Sean Ingle

Many are hailing the first USATF-approved women’s decathlete championships next weekend as a big leap forward for women’s equality. But not everyone is convinced Ninety years ago this summer the Times’ man at the Amsterdam Olympics sent a startling dis…

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Man jailed for using someone else’s London marathon number

Homeless Stanislaw Skupian sentenced to 16 weeks after taking number runner droppedA London marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see “a dream come true” has been jailed for 16 weeks.Stanislaw Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimat…

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London Marathon impostor pleads guilty to fraud

Stanislaw Skupian crossed finish line with stolen race identifier, court papers showA man who cheated in the London Marathon by crossing the finish line with a legitimate runner’s lost number has pleaded guilty to fraud.Stanislaw Skupian was pictured a…

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Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop gives up fight to clear name of doping

• Kenyan 1500m runner found to have traces of EPO in November• ‘I have let the struggle to prove my innocence go’The former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has given up his fight to clear his name over a positive doping sample. The Kenyan was found to ha…