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‘I’m still the best,’ insists Kenenisa Bekele before London Marathon tilt

Kenenisa Bekele insists he still deserves to be considered the greatest distance runner in history despite Eliud Kipchoge’s brilliant world marathon record in Berlin last week. The 40-year-old Bekele, who will run the London Marathon on Sunday, paid tribute to his great rival’s achievements over 26.2 miles but he also made it clear that if […]

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BYU hit by fresh allegations of racist abuse from crowd at athletic event

Fresh allegations of racist slurs being used at a BYU athletic event have emerged, a month after similar claims involving the Duke volleyball team. Five women’s soccer players from a visiting team told the Guardian they heard the N-word being directed at them and their teammates from the crowd during a game at BYU in […]

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Max Verstappen on verge of joining elite club with F1 title in Singapore

Ever confident in his own abilities, Max Verstappen has enjoyed a burgeoning sense of self-belief since taking his first Formula One championship last season. Yet surely even he could not have expected to exert quite the iron grip he has exercised this year in a title defence that could be wrapped up this weekend in […]

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‘Our views weren’t aligned’: Hull City sack manager Shota Arveladze

Hull City have parted company with Shota Arveladze hours before their Championship home game with Luton. The Tigers have lost their last four matches, conceding 11 goals and scoring just one, and sit 20th in the table. Arveladze signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in January but lasted just eight months, with the chairman, Acun Ilicali, saying: […]

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England camp bullish despite absences from Rugby League World Cup squad

England’s head coach and captain insist they have assembled a squad capable of winning the Rugby League World Cup despite a string of frontline absentees withdrawing from the tournament. Shaun Wane’s 24-man squad includes seven players yet to win a senior international cap, while regular starters such as Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley […]

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Garang Kuol, 18, joins Newcastle United with the innate tools of a star

Garang Kuol is officially off to Newcastle United. Having rode a wave of momentum from A-League youth football to the biggest league in the world in less than a year, the world is at the feet of Australian football’s next big thing. Now, with an entire nation watching on, he stares down the barrel of […]

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Former Dallas Cowboy Gavin Escobar dies in apparent climbing accident at 31

Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar has died at the age of 31 after an apparent rock climbing accident. Two rock climbers were found dead on Wednesday near a southern California peak after rescue crews responded to reports of injuries, authorities said. The other climber has been named as 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh. Rescuers were […]