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Annie Power: 2016 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner retired

The 2016 Champion Hurdle winner Annie Power has been retired, says trainer Willie Mullins. The nine-year-old is in foal to 2012 Derby winner Camelot and had not raced since last year’s Aintree Hurdle win. Annie Power, ridden by Ruby Walsh, ...

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Tour de France 2017: Simon Yates to contest race after missing 2016 event

Simon Yates will contest the 2017 Tour de France after missing last year’s race because of a failed drugs test. The Briton served a four-month ban as a result of the failed test, which was blamed on an administrative error ...

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Danny Willett & caddie Jonathan Smart relive magical Masters win in 2016

Danny Willett and caddie Jonathan Smart describe the moment they discovered they were leading the 2016 Masters for the first time. “When Danny won the Masters” is a documentary about the Sheffield golfer who in 2016 became the first Briton ...

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Rio 2016: Support as China's Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo

Competing in the Olympics is stressful at the best of times – but imagine doing so while having your period. Fu Yuanhui, one of China’s swimming stars, became an overnight social media sensation thanks to her frank post-race interviews and ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Sharon van Rouwendaal wins women's open water swim

Media playback is not supported on this device Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal won Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m open water swim, with Briton Keri-Anne Payne missing out on a medal. France’s Aurelie Muller had won silver but was disqualified ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Mark Cavendish wins silver medal in men's omnium

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish achieved his ambition of winning an Olympic medal by taking silver in the omnium. The Manxman has won four world titles on the road and track but missed ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Laura Trott leads omnium at halfway stage

Defending champion Laura Trott leads the Olympic women’s omnium at halfway after a masterful display on Monday. The 24-year-old is three races away from claiming a fourth Olympic gold medal, 48 hours after she became the first British woman to ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Ruth Jebet wins 3,000m steeplechase

Media playback is not supported on this device Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet won the women’s Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold in the second-quickest time in history. Jebet, 19, posted a time of eight minutes 59.75 seconds, narrowly outside of Russian Gulnara Samitova-Galkina’s ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Sophie Hitchon wins historic GB hammer bronze

Media playback is not supported on this device Sophie Hitchon became the first British woman to win an Olympic hammer medal by taking bronze, as Pole Anita Wlodarczyk set a new world record to claim gold. Hitchon threw a new ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Fran Halsall fourth in 50m freestyle, Pernille Blume wins gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Fran Halsall finished fourth – just 0.06 seconds off gold and 0.02 off bronze – as Pernille Blume won the Olympic 50m freestyle title. It was the seventh time Britain have ...

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