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Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Media playback is not supported on this device Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament when she beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998. Novotna captured the hearts of fans when she burst into tears after losing to German great Steffi Graf in 1993 and was consoled by the Duchess of Kent. “Jana…

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Brazilian Grand Prix: World champion Lewis Hamilton crashes out of qualifying

Lewis Hamilton will start from the back of the grid in Brazil Saturday, November 11, 2017 Lewis Hamilton’s first competitive action since winning the world championship lasted less than two minutes as he crashed out of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who clinched his fourth Formula One title at the last race in Mexico, lost control of his Mercedes at 160mph through turn six of the Interlagos circuit before thudding into the tyre barrier. The 32-year-old Englishman remained in his cockpit for some moments before informing his team…

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WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker tells talkSPORT deal to fight Anthony Joshua 'very close'

Listen to Joseph Parker on talkSPORT above! Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Joseph Parker has told talkSPORT a deal to fight Anthony Joshua is ‘very close’. The WBO champion believes he is the best heavyweight in the world and is ready to come to Britain in 2018 to prove it by knocking out Joshua, the IBF and WBA belt holder. “I’ve wanted to fight him for a long time now and to find out who the best in the world is, we should fight each to unify the belts,” the New Zealander…

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Doping ban for Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Sumgong

Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been suspended for four years for doping. The 32-year-old was found to have taken banned blood booster EPO in an out-of-competition test in her home country. Sumgong, who also tested positive for a banned substance in 2012, won the London Marathon in 2016 before claiming gold in Rio, becoming the first Kenyan woman to take the title. Her ban runs from 3 April, when she was provisionally suspended. EPO, also known as erythropoietin, is a hormone that can increase endurance and, in athletics,…

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F1 champion Hamilton 'dodged' VAT on private jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton avoided tax on his £16.5m luxury jet, according to Paradise Papers documents. They show a £3.3m VAT refund was given after the Bombardier Challenger 605 was imported into the Isle of Man in 2013. It appears a leasing deal set up by advisers was artificial and did not comply with an EU and UK ban on refunds for private use – although he may have been entitled to one for business. Hamilton’s lawyers say a tax barrister review…

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I declare war on Joshua – WBC champion Wilder after defending WBC title

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua “I declare war upon you” after retaining his WBC heavyweight title with a first round knockout of Bermane Stiverne. Wilder knocked Stiverne to the canvas with a fierce right before flooring him again with a barrage of punches. Stiverne was then knocked out as Wilder caught him with some brutal punches, including a left-right combination. “I know I am the best. Are you up for the test?,” asked Wilder of WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua. “I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby.”…

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Local celebrities champion Lisa Wilkinson, criticise Nine

Local celebrities are championing Lisa Wilkinson for being a woman who knows her worth and quitting Channel 9’s Today show after the network refused to pay her the same as her male colleague, Karl Stefanovic. Not only are Nine now in crisis mode after losing one of their biggest stars, they are facing a backlash for what some are calling “sexist” actions, another has labelled them “a pack of dinosaurs”. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Kathy Griffin: ‘You’re full of crap’ Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:31 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext…

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