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Andrew Thornton: Jump jockey to retire after 28 years

Former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Andrew Thornton will retire after racing at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. The 45-year-old has won 1,006 races in the UK in a 28-year career. “I woke up on Thursday morning, had a few things running around ...

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French Open 2018: First open winner Nancy Richey on prize money & Paris riots 50 years ago

2018 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website When Nancy Richey won the 1968 French Open, she never got the ...

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Leon Reid: Sprinter's journey from years of foster care to Commonwealth medal

Media playback is not supported on this device “Now I can hopefully say I am an ambassador for young people in foster care or care, that’s it not a one-way path to prison or whatever else. There are so many ...

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World champion Williams 'thought I was finished five years ago'

Media playback is not supported on this device World champion Mark Williams says he “thought I was finished five years ago” and did not expect to win the title for a third time. The Welshman held off John Higgins’ fightback ...

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Mediheal Championship: Lydia Ko wins her first tournament in two years

Mediheal Championship final round leaderboard -12 L Ko (NZ), M Lee (Aus); -8 A Yin (US), S Feng (Chi), C Hull (Eng), J Korda (US) Selected others: E I Park (Kor), L Thompson (US); +3 B Law (Eng); +5 C ...

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Former number one Ko closes in on first win in two years

Mediheal Championship second-round leaderboard -11 L Ko (NZ); -10 J Korda (US); -8 M Lee (Aus); -6 M Uribe (Col), R O’Toole (US), M Jutanugarn (Tha), C Hull (Eng) Selected others:-4 S Feng (Chi); E B Law (Eng); +2 I ...

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Gwladys Nocera retires and reveals pregnancy after 15 years on Tour

Frenchwoman Gwladys Nocera has announced her retirement and revealed she is four months pregnant. The 43-year-old, who has won 14 times on the Ladies European Tour, will end her career after this week’s Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco, an event ...

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Three female jockeys to ride at Aintree for the first time in 30 years

Three female jockeys are set to ride in the Grand National for the first time in 30 years after Rachael Blackmore was booked to partner Alpha Des Obeaux. The Irish jockey will be aboard the 50-1 shot at Aintree for ...

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No British referees chosen for World Cup for first time in 80 years

There will be no British referee at the World Cup this summer for the first time since 1938. Fifa has chosen 36 officials for the tournament in Russia but none from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Mark Clattenburg was ...

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Williams sisters meet at Indian Wells, 17 years late

Serena Williams will play her sister Venus at Indian Wells, 17 years after a scheduled meeting at the tournament sparked a 14-year boycott. The 29th professional contest between the pair will take place in the first match of Monday’s night ...

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