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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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Sublime swerve, motorbike madness and an introduction to Kin-Ball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features T20 action, the best of Wesley Sneijder and Marshawn Lynch’s philosophy1) Geraldao Dutra Pereira or Geraldão, a centre-back by trade, scored probably the greatest swerving free-kick of all time that you haven’t seen fo…

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Moto2 rider black flagged after grabbing rival’s brake lever at 140mph

Romano Fenati was disqualified for ‘irresponsible riding’‘He should never race a motorcycle again,’ says Cal Crutchlow Romano Fenati was given a two-race suspension for pulling Stefano Manzi’s brake lever during Sunday’s Moto2 in San Marino.Riders reac…

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Moto2 rider black flagged after grabbing rival’s brake lever at 140mph

Romano Fenati was disqualified for ‘irresponsible riding’‘He should never race a motorcycle again,’ says Cal Crutchlow Romano Fenati was given a two-race suspension for pulling Stefano Manzi’s brake lever during Sunday’s Moto2 in San Marino.Riders reac…

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MotoGP director blames new track for cancellation of British Grand Prix

• Silverstone race called off due to bad weather conditions• Mike Webb: track caused ‘standing water in critical places’MotoGP race director Mike Webb blamed the newly-laid surface at Silverstone after the British Grand Prix was cancelled following rep…

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Jorge Lorenzo on British GP pole but rain forces early start at Silverstone

• Safety concerns bring forward British GP start to 11.30am• MotoGP leader Lorenzo pips Andrea Dovizioso to poleJorge Lorenzo is on pole position for Sunday’s British GP at Silverstone. The Spaniard pipped fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by 15 hun…

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Cal Crutchlow takes laid-back route to being the best since Barry Sheene | Richard Williams

First British rider to head the MotoGP standings for 39 years has done it on a non-works Honda and without the need for endless hours in the gymIn a universe of professional sportsmen and women happy to proclaim the incredible rigour of their winter tr…

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Marc Márquez wins fourth MotoGP world title in five years in Valencia

• Márquez finishes fifth to claim title after crash scare• Andrea Dovizioso crashes out six laps from endMarc Márquez won his fourth MotoGP world title in five years on Sunday after Andrea Dovizioso crashed during the season-concluding Valencia Grand P…

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Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP world champion, dies five days after bike crash

Italian hospital where American was being treated confirms news35-year-old suffered severe head injuries after being knocked off bicycleNicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident.The 3…

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Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP champion, has ‘serious cerebral damage’ after crash

American remains in intensive care in Italian hospital35-year-old was struck by car while training on bicycleFormer MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care in an Italian hospital after being injured in a cycling accident on Wednesd…

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Sport picture of the day: The Doctor takes the racing line

The Doctor, aka Valentino Rossi, takes the racing line on his Movistar Yamaha YZR-M1 during the first practice session ahead of the Valencia MotoGP at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, Spain. Rossi currently holds second place in the riders championship, behind the reigning champion Marc Márquez

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Sport picture of the day: Lorenzo Petrarca’s wild Moto3 dismount

Heavy rain and strong winds at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia made conditions extremely tricky for the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 riders practising before the weekend’s races. A number of them, including Team Italia’s Moto3 rider Lorenzo Petrarca, took a tumble on the wet track before the session was cancelled due to the bad weather

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Sport picture of the day: MotoGP champion Marc Márquez gets the bumps

Repsol Honda’s Marc Márquez is tossed in the air by team members after winning the MotoGP race at the Japanese Grand Prix and sealing his third world championship, beating his title rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, who both crashed out

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Marc Marquez wins third MotoGP title with victory in Japan

Spaniard becomes youngest rider to win three world titlesValentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both crash outHonda rider Marc Marquez secured his third MotoGP championship in four years on Sunday by winning the Japanese Grand Prix after his nearest rivals …

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Sport picture of the day: sparks fly in practice for the MotoGP of Japan

Spain’s Alex Rins and his Páginas Amarillas HP 40 crash out during the MotoGP of Japan free practice in Motegi

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Sport picture of the day: MotoGP’s Jack Miller hits the skids at Silverstone

Australia’s Jack Miller crashes during qualifying for the 2016 British Grand Prix at a wet Silverstone. British rider Cal Crutchlow took pole position after his recent win at the Czech Grand Prix.

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MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow takes British Grand Prix pole at wet Silverstone

• Home favourite grabs third career pole position
• Valentino Rossi to start second for Yamaha

Cal Crutchlow followed up his Czech Grand Prix victory with pole position in a wet qualifying for his home MotoGP race at Silverstone on Saturday, winning his third career start from the front of the grid.

The first Briton in 35 years to win in the top category of grand prix motorcycling put his non-works LCR Honda on the front of the grid with Valentino Rossi second for Yamaha. Spain’s Maverick Viñales completed the front row on a Suzuka.

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Sport picture of the day: all in the mind for Marc Márquez

Spain’s Marc Márquez reacts after finishing second in the MotoGP race of the Dutch Grand Prix. Márquez lost a rain-affected race to 750-1 outsider Jack Miller, but the championship leader said “second felt like a victory in these tricky conditions.”

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Moto2 rider Luis Salom dies after crash in practice for Catalunya Grand Prix

• The 24-year-old was taken to hospital after fall in Barcelona
• Salom finished second in season’s opening round in Qatar

The Spanish Moto2 rider Luis Salom has died after a crash during the second free practice session for the Catalunya Grand Prix. The 24-year-old fell at Turn 12 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and was treated by medics before being taken by road to hospital, where he underwent surgery.

“It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Luis Salom,” a statement on the MotoGP website read. “He underwent surgery but, despite the best efforts of the trauma team, he passed away at 16.55 local time.”

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Sport picture of the day: Johann Zarco’s Moto2 victory somersault

The French Moto2 rider Johann Zarco is captured mid-rotation as he somersaults to celebrate winning the Moto2 race at the Italian Moto Grand Prix in Mugello Continue reading…