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‘We are in Belgium, not the US’: Lewis Hamilton says he will race at Spa

Lewis Hamilton will compete at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend after speculation he could withdraw in protest at the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the US. Hamilton is the only black driver in Formula One and has been forthright in urging the sport to adopt an anti-racist stance and in his support of […]

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Sophia Popov snub is as extraordinary as it is shameful for women’s golf

Golf doesn’t have an equivalent to the own goal, which is just as well for those who administer the second women’s major of the year. If such a straightforward comparison existed, the ANA Inspiration might have been subject to more candid criticism than has already been the case. Matters relating to Sophia Popov, golf’s player […]

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Tiger Woods looking forward to ‘fun’, spectator-free Masters defence

Tiger Woods has acknowledged his spectator-free Masters defence will constitute a “very different” experience, with the 2019 champion endorsing Augusta National’s decision to go ahead with the event minus the galleries. The Masters, originally scheduled for April, will take place from 12 November. In keeping with the PGA Tour’s post-lockdown scene, crowds will not be […]

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World No 304 Sophia Popov holds nerve to claim shock Women’s Open title

For Sophia Popov a little piece of history alongside a $675,000 (£515,000) cheque. Victory in the Women’s Open – ultimately so comfortable the scale of her underdog status was easily forgotten – means the 27-year-old becomes the first German to claim a major title on British soil. In the first staging of this championship on […]

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Tour de France: Primoz Roglic shows he is over crash with strong summit win

Dave Brailsford’s Ineos Grenadiers team are in danger of falling away at this year’s Tour de France. The defending champion, Egan Bernal, was again left in the slipstream of the irrepressible Primoz Roglic, who took an imperious stage victory in the first ski station finish to this year’s race at Orcières-Merlette in the Hautes-Alpes. Roglic’s […]

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Caleb Ewan lays down marker and eyes more Tour de France wins

Caleb Ewan arrived at this Tour de France a different man compared to the one who made a commanding debut last year, when under stress that he later reflected on as unhealthy. Then, the Australian needed more than a week to work up to his career first stage win, but he has taken just a […]

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Tour de France: Caleb Ewan sprints to stage win as Alaphilippe stays in yellow

The Tour de France peloton left the French Riviera behind and turned towards this year’s first Alpine stages, with Caleb Ewan of Australia taking the fourth stage win of his career in stage three to Sisteron, at the foot of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. In a virtuoso sprint, reminiscent of Mark Cavendish at his best, the diminutive […]