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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male

• Case to be heard at the court of arbitration for sport next week• ‘IAAF has not said DSD athletes should be classified as male’The IAAF has emphatically rejected a report that it wants the women’s Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya, to be classifi…

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Root joins Murray and Southgate in standing up for social tolerance | Tim de Lisle

England captain has done cricket a great service – his reaction to a perceived homophobic remark was cool, calm, collected … and rightCricketers call it sledging, or chirping: the business of trying to undermine your opponent with verbal abuse. It’s a …

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Team GB cyclist launches athlete’s movement after frustration with Wada

• Callum Skinner proposes global movement for change• ‘Crazy’ that athletes don’t have a voice, says Olympic championThe British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Callum Skinner has urged his fellow athletes to sign up for a new global body that he sa…

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Little Englandism after Brexit could endanger sport’s prowess and appeal | Sean Ingle

Elite level athletes and organisations have benefited from unfettered access to Europe; few are fully prepared for the ramifications of whatever happens on 29 MarchIt was during the death throes of the British empire that the penultimate high commissio…

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Q&A: What is at stake at Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal?

The career of Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is on the line but what is he accused of and what could be the consequences for the sport?When Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, walks into th…

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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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ECB chief: mystery new competition at heart of plans to boost cricket’s profile

• New format dominates five-year blueprint to attract more fans• Tom Harrison says venture is ‘for a broader audience’The England and Wales Cricket Board staged what it described as a “whole game meeting” at Millbank Tower in London on Monday, where it…

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The anti-Wada ‘lynch mob’ is not one Vernon Kay and co would recognise | Marina Hyde

Dick Pound’s defence of his latest successor as Wada president, Craig Reedie, just doesn’t stand upEncouraging news for the embattled Wada president, Sir Craig Reedie, as the founder Wada president, Dick Pound, rides eye-catchingly to his defence. By w…

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Champions Cup could be downsized to protect player welfare

• Organisers seeking commitment to tournament beyond 2022• Television and sponsorship deals expire in three years’ timeCrucial talks on the future of European club rugby are about to commence with Heineken Champions Cup organisers seeking assurances th…

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Premier League to move quickly for new chief executive after Dinnage U-turn

• BBC’s Tim Davie and ITV’s Tom Betts reportedly in frame• Susanna Dinnage had taken job but will now stay at DiscoveryThe Premier League is determined to make a swift appointment to fill the vacant role of chief executive, after the surprise decision …

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Premiership eases fears of spending splurge after £230m deal goes through

• Deal with CVC Capital Partners gives 13 clubs £18m each• Clubs urged to spend windfall on grounds not players’ wagesPremiership Rugby has completed a deal thought to be worth around £230m with the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and has move…

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Premiership eases fears of spending splurge after £230m deal goes through

• Deal with CVC Capital Partners gives 13 clubs £18m each• Clubs urged to spend windfall on grounds not players’ wagesPremiership Rugby has completed a deal thought to be worth around £230m with the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and has move…

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France facing up to clamour for rugby to change after spate of tragedies | Andy Bull

After three deaths in five months in France and with politicians now demanding answers, has the sport become too brutal?Last Wednesday Nicolas Chauvin was killed after he was injured playing rugby. Chauvin was 18, a student at the Paris Descartes Unive…

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Why calls for athletes to compete as a homogenised group should be resisted | Sean Ingle

In response to the impact of transgender athletes some advocate the sexes competing together, a move others argue would banish women from top-level sportCan you imagine sport without separate men’s and women’s categories? A world where Serena Williams …

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Why calls for athletes to compete as a homogenised group should be resisted | Sean Ingle

In response to the impact of transgender athletes some advocate the sexes competing together, a move others argue would banish women from top-level sportCan you imagine sport without separate men’s and women’s categories? A world where Serena Williams …

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Why calls for athletes to compete as a homogenised group should be resisted | Sean Ingle

In response to the impact of transgender athletes some advocate the sexes competing together, a move others argue would banish women from top-level sportCan you imagine sport without separate men’s and women’s categories? A world where Serena Williams …

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales to find out if they face further punishment over fight

• Cricket discipline commission hearing begins on Wednesday • Players face two ECB charges of bringing game into disrepute After 14 months of what has at times felt like glacial progress, English cricket is finally approaching closure over Ben Stokes, …

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Jofra Archer available for England in January after ECB changes rules

• In demand fast bowler could play on West Indies tour• ECB signs off playing regulations for 100-ball competitionJofra Archer, the highly-rated Sussex fast bowler who was born in Barbados but holds a British passport, will be available to play for Eng…

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Contentious Davis Cup revamp may be stepping-stone towards ATP merger | Kevin Mitchell

Tournament director admits new format is a gamble but vying for prestige with 2020 World Cup is ‘not good for any of us’Albert Costa, who won the Davis Cup for Spain three times, as player and captain, hopes tradition will be enough to stave off opposi…

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Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah stands down from IOC amid forgery allegations

• Kuwaiti accused of faking videos against government officials• Sheikh Ahmad steps down pending ethics committee hearingSheikh Ahmad al-Sabah, whose influence and wealth made him one of the most powerful figures in the Olympic movement and football’s …