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Boxing judge punished for her controversial scorecard


The action packed middleweight showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin that ended in a split draw was marred by one judge’s highly controversial score. And that judge has now been temporarily stood down from major fights.

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‘I’m handing back my medal': Is Paralympic sport classification fit for purpose?


With a medal being handed back, officials alleging dirty tricks, and calls for an independent system to judge levels of disability, is Paralympic sport losing trust? A File on 4 special – Paralympic Sport – Fair Play?- spoke to athletes, parents, coaches and classifiers, and uncovered claims of tactics including ...

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Gayle and Lewis set the agenda as West Indies outmuscle England

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West Indies 176 for 9 (Lewis 51, Gayle 40, Rashid 3-25, Plunkett 3-27) beat England 155 (Hales 43, Brathwaite 3-20, Williams 3-35) by 21 runs. Chris Gayle set the agenda with a traditionally six-laden cameo, while his heir apparent, Evin Lewis, lived up to his lofty billing with 51 from 28 balls, as ...

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Wayne Rooney banned after admitting drink-driving


Former England captain Wayne Rooney has appeared in court and admitted drink-driving.

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Has Sebastian Vettel’s aggression just cost him the title?


How much will Sebastian Vettel come to regret the aggressive defensive move that contributed to the collision that took him out of the Singapore Grand Prix?

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Curran stays calm as T20 limelight beckons


The “Autumn Internationals”, a one-off T20 at Chester-le-Street, followed by five ODIs against West Indies, get underway on Saturday to herald the finale to an English season that has stretched for longer than any other in history. But for one of the youngest players on show, the coming days look ...

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Anti-doping organisations demand Russia ban


Seventeen national anti-doping organisations have demanded that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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FA sends video to Fifa over middle-finger gesture


The Football Association has sent a video to Fifa in a bid to prove that Dele Alli’s middle-finger gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker and not an official or opponent.

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No Hope of a repeat performance?

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Does lightning strike twice in the world of sports betting? The answer, it would seem, is an emphatic ‘no’, if the pre-match odds are anything to go by ahead of the third Investec Test between England and West Indies.

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Liverpool lose appeal against length of ban for red card


Liverpool have lost their appeal over the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after he was sent off in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

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