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Katherine Grainger: ‘We’re suddenly in a very different world’ | Donald McRae

Former Olympic champion is still excited about UK Sport’s future – not only in terms of medals but having a positive impact on society“We are asking hard questions like who might be facing bankruptcy in the short term, because that’s the reality right …

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British sports bodies fear financial ruin because of coronavirus pandemic

Handful of national governing bodies face an existential threat‘Sports like ours will find it very difficult to recover’Some British sporting bodies, including those sending athletes to next year’s Olympics, fear they could go under because of the coro…

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Castleford cast off ‘eerie feeling’ to defeat St Helens

Castleford 28-14 St HelensFans critical of decision to play during coronavirus outbreakFor 80 minutes at least everything felt normal. The roar when Derrell Olpherts scored a sensational one-handed try was what one would expect in this part of the worl…

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Mako Vunipola out of England’s Six Nations showdown with Ireland

Loosehead prop has travelled to Tonga for family reasonsBen Obano added to squad, with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade England have received a huge blow before their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday with Mako Vunipola ruled out, having …

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Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo ready to realise childhood dream

Nigeria striker has taken a long road to the summit as he prepares to make his Manchester United debut at ChelseaAfter Odion Ighalo’s unexpected loan move at the end of January and his coronavirus-related quarantine, at Stamford Bridge on Monday he is …

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Mitchell’s 35-yarder fires Spurs back from red to WSL point against Everton

Everton missed out on the chance to overtake Manchester United in their race to be best of the rest in the Women’s Super League as a stunning long-range free-kick from Arsenal loanee Emma Mitchell with 12 minutes remaining – just after the home side ha…

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Lungi Ngidi stalls England charge to win thrilling first T20 international

South Africa 177-8; England 176-9; South Africa win by one runRoy and Morgan hit fifties before tourists collapseAdil Rashid must have wondered exactly what had happened in between.Two hours earlier, as the shadows lengthened over East London, Rashid h…

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UK Sport launches review into ailing UK Athletics amid ‘major concerns’

• Review aims to make athletics governing body ‘fit for the future’• UK Athletics in disarray following a series of crises and scandalsUK Sport has begun an unprecedented comprehensive review into UK Athletics after admitting it had “major concerns” fo…

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Premier League clubs’ best players of the decade

Our writers name the outstanding performer during the past 10 years for each of the current 20 top-flight sidesIt took the midfielder over a year to recover from the injury he suffered in a tackle from Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross in February 2010 but Arsène…

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UK Sport confident of breaking GB Olympic medal record at Tokyo 2020

• Team GB finished second overall in Rio with 67 medals• Warr says ‘bases are loaded’ when it comes to medal potentialUK Sport is “quietly confident” that the Tokyo Olympics will be the best ever for British athletes, surpassing the record-breaking me…

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Forest Green launch investigation after racial abuse delays Scunthorpe game

• Club have identified supporter involved in reported incident• Fan will be handed lifetime ban if found guilty of racist abuseForest Green Rovers have launched an investigation and promised to take stringent action following a reported incident of rac…

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UK Athletics risks cut in £27m funding, warns UK Sport’s Sally Munday

• We have a responsibility, Munday adds• Zara Hyde Peters left UK Athletics before taking up her postThe UK Sport chief executive, Sally Munday, has warned UK Athletics it risks having a cut in its £27m funding if it fails to address the problems that …

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Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? | Sean Ingle

Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK SportEveryone who has met Shane Sutton has a story. Here’s one of mine. During a UK Sport …

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Stefanos Tsitsipas fights back to overcome Dominic Thiem and secure ATP Finals

• Greek becomes youngest winner of event since 2001• The 21-year-old wins 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4)Three years ago, Stefanos Tsitsipas arrived in London as a wide-eyed teenager, happy to offer his services as a hitting partner for Dominic Thiem, whom he kn…

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‘Groundbreaking’ gene test to detect doping may be ready for Tokyo 2020

• Tests would allow blood doping to be identified for months• Ground-breaking test pioneered at University of BrightonA “groundbreaking” new method of using gene testing to catch doping cheats could be ready in time for next year’s Olympic Games in Tok…

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‘Offensive’ Divock Origi banner also displayed at Champions League final

Photo shows banner at the Estadio Metropolitano in JuneClub condemn those who displayed it prior to 4-1 win over GenkThe “highly offensive and inappropriate” banner of Divock Origi that was removed from the Liverpool section before the team’s 4-1 victo…

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Vuelta a España: Roglic extends lead as Pogacar takes thrilling 13th stage

• Slovenian duo’s breakaway at summit takes victory• Roglic now two minutes ahead in overall standingsPrimoz Roglic extended his overall lead in the Vuelta a España as fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar took victory on a thrilling but brutal stage 13 in Ca…

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England’s Jason Roy ruled out of Cricket World Cup match against Australia

• Opener has not recovered from hamstring injury• Roy hopes to be fit for India match on SundayJason Roy has been ruled out of Tuesday’s World Cup match against Australia at Lord’s. Related: Bangladesh v Afghanistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live! Con…

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Mauricio Pochettino still buzzing after Tottenham’s dramatic win

Spurs manager had hardly any sleep after ‘an amazing, crazy and unbelievable night’ but is ready to do it all again at Manchester City on SaturdayIt was a gloriously warm afternoon in Enfield. The sun was out and the air was still, and it made for a pa…

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‘Dereliction of duty’: Fabian Schär plays on for Swiss after being knocked out

• Newcastle’s Schär says he cannot remember incident• Brain injury charity calls on Uefa to investigateThe brain injury charity Headway has called for a Uefa investigation after Newcastle’s Fabian Schär played on for Switzerland despite having been kno…