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‘It’s mind-blowing’: GB’s Dan Bigham blasts to new hour cycling record

Britain’s Dan Bigham smashed the hour record when he completed a distance of 55.548 kilometres around the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland on Friday. Bigham, an aerodynamics specialist and race engineer for British cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, paced himself to perfection on his prototype Pinarello track bike, going almost half a kilometre further than Belgium’s […]

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Dina Asher-Smith praised for shattering ‘massive taboo’ around periods in sport

Dina Asher-Smith’s relay teammates have praised her for shattering the “massive taboo” around periods in sport – and urged the government and sports bodies to invest far more in research to tackle the issue. Speaking after Britain’s women’s 4x100m women qualified fastest for Saturday’s final, Imani-Lara Lansiquot bravely revealed that she was currently on her […]

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Sorry England slump to innings defeat inside three days against South Africa

England supporters were warned there would be days like this. And not just by Dean Elgar, the South Africa captain who spoke of the potential for “egg on faces” before his side’s thumping innings victory at Lord’s, but also Brendon McCullum. The New Zealander, high priest of the positive approach that returned four successive Test […]

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Oleksandr Usyk lighter than expected before rematch with Anthony Joshua

Adept at defying expectations inside the ring, Oleksandr Usyk has now taken to doing so outside it as well after coming in at 221.5lb at the weigh-in ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua here on Saturday night. The Ukrainian was expected to be considerably heavier than when the pair met in Tottenham 11 months […]

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Wesley Fofana expected to be left out of Leicester squad to face Southampton

Brendan Rodgers is expected to leave Wesley Fofana out of Leicester’s squad to face Southampton after the Chelsea target asked not to be involved. Fofana has been unsettled by Chelsea’s pursuit of him and he is keen to move to Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old has made his wishes clear to Leicester, who have already rejected […]

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‘They want to win’: Erik ten Hag defends Glazers’ Manchester United ownership

Erik ten Hag has defended the Glazers by stating that Manchester United’s owners “want to win” before expected protests against the American family’s ownership in the runup to Monday’s visit of Liverpool. Fan group the 1958 has stated it will stage new action to show the discontent regarding the Glazers 17-year proprietorship, with a march […]

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Spacey-Cale’s Southampton target WSL as ‘amazing journey’ continues

Marieanne Spacey-Cale is discussing ceilings and, more specifically, the thrill of smashing through them. In the space of four years the former England forward has managed Southampton to successive promotions and will be justifiably proud as she takes her seat in the home dug-out for Saturday’s opening Championship game at St Mary’s where Charlton are […]