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The Racing Club podcast – Saturday, October 21: British Champions Day at Ascot preview

Listen to the latest Racing Club podcast! Saturday, October 21, 2017 Lee McKenzie, Rupert Bell and Steve Jones, aka Templegate, preview the richest race day in Britain – Champions Day at Ascot. PLUS, this week’s special guest James Doyle on his rides this afternoon and THAT win on Big Orange at Royal Ascot. The Racing Club is back next Saturday on talkSPORT2 at 8am Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Wiggins' 'mystery package' doctor quits British Cycling

The doctor who received a ‘mystery package’ for Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2011 has resigned from British Cycling because of ill health. Dr Richard Freeman is part of separate investigations by British Cycling and UK Anti Doping (Ukad) but has been off work with stress-related illness. British Cycling said it had not been able to finalise its investigation. But the body added it hopes to help Ukad bring their investigation to a “satisfactory conclusion”. Unpicking confusion about ‘mystery package’ In a statement, British Cycling added: “We hope that upon his…

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Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his British Film Institute fellowship, which he received in 2002. The BFI awards the title to individuals to recognise their contribution to film and television culture. It comes after a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations were made against the producer. Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” the allegations and says all relationships he had were consensual. The award is considered the highest accolade presented by the BFI. The BFI said the fellowship was “the highest honour we can bestow”, adding “the serious and widespread…

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'I wouldn't subject myself to that' – Warren Gatland confirms he will not coach British and Irish Lions for 2021 tour

Warren Gatland has ruled himself out of contention to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021. And Gatland also revealed that he “hated the press and negativity” in New Zealand surrounding the Lions’ 10-match tour, which was highlighted by a drawn Test series against the world champion All Blacks earlier this year. At one stage of the punishing six-week trip, the New Zealand Herald newspaper published a cartoon depicting Gatland as a clown, complete with red nose. After serving as Lions head coach in Australia four years ago, winning…

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British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones 'killed by drone'

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, 48, who had no previous military training, joined so-called Islamic State after she converted to Islam and travelled to Syria in 2013. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said she had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her death would be “significant”. Her death was first reported by The Sun. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, had been used to recruit Western girls to the group and posted…

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Anthony Crolla overcomes Ricky Burns on points in battle of former British world champions

Saturday, October 7, 2017 Anthony Crolla overcame fellow former world champion Ricky Burns with a close, but unanimous, points victory on Saturday night. Scores of 117-112, 116-114 and 116-113 were enough for the Mancunian to clinch victory over his Scottish rival in what was a tight fight which some felt could have gone either way. The early rounds in particular featured little to separate the pair, though between four and six, Crolla’s pressure began to tell on Burns. However, in the three rounds after that, it appeared the away fighter…

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Fury 'will not apply' for new British boxing licence

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will not reapply for a licence to fight from the British Boxing Board of Control. The 29-year-old had his licence revoked in October 2016 after allegations of doping emerged in June. Fury, who hinted at a comeback in March, tweeted: “After thinking long and hard about my return, I will not be applying for a BBBofC boxing license.” “After the way they have handled stuff, no thanks.” His decision not to reapply for a licence would suggest Fury is retiring from the sport,…

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