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Talking Horses: a win for the north as Brian Hughes is champion jockey | Sport

Three weeks after horse racing in Britain was stopped by the coronavirus, the authorities have confirmed that Brian Hughes is champion jockey for the season that was supposed to end at Sandown a fortnight on Saturday. Hughes got the news on Monday while celebrating the first birthday of his daughter, …

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Former F1 world champion Alan Jones ‘hugely disappointed’ about cancellation | Sport

Always forthright, witty and warm, the former Formula One world champion Alan Jones has his own unique take on the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. With the straight-talking that marks Jones out as the quintessential Australian, he considers the disappointment of not racing from a driver’s perspective. “If you …

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Talking Horses: Chacun Pour Soi has the class to land Champion Chase | Sport

Altior could not make the date but this Queen Mother Champion Chase still features a fascinating clash between two top-class animals. Defi Du Seuil has had an excellent season and his pace makes him a danger in any company but Chacun Pour Soi (3.30) looks enormously talented and can come …

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Epatante lands big gamble in Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival | Sport

Nicky Henderson at the presentation ceremony after victory with Epatante in the the Champion Hurdle.

Two of jumping’s great survivors combined to devastating effect in the Champion Hurdle here on Tuesday as the mare Epatante gave Nicky Henderson his eighth win in the race, 35 years after the first, with the 40-year-old Barry Geraghty holding her reins. Epatante, too, had survived a scare after suffering …

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Talking Horses: Epatante can give Henderson eighth Champion Hurdle | Sport

The absence of a previous winner makes this feel like a low-quality Champion Hurdle but, with plenty of youth in the line-up, it would be early to jump to that conclusion. Epatante (3.30) appears on a steep upward curve and can prove it by giving Nicky Henderson his eighth success …

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Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Gold medalist Sun Yang of China (left) and bronze medalist Duncan Scott of Great Britain (right) interact during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Freestyle Final.

CAS said it had accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by the world swimming body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing for his conduct during the test in September 2018. The 28-year-old is one of China’s top athletes, having won two gold medals at …

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Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years after Cas ruling | Sport

The Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, a multiple world and Olympic champion, has been banned for eight years following a court of arbitration for sport (Cas) ruling released on Friday. Cas upheld an appeal lodged by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) after Fina, the international swimming federation, cleared Yang of wrongdoing …

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Tyson Fury dominates Deontay Wilder to become heavyweight champion again

Tyson Fury dominates Deontay Wilder to become heavyweight champion again

LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he is a heavyweight champion. The “Gypsy King” dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was …

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