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Ana Carrasco claims first female World Championship race win

Ana Carrasco became the first woman to win a World Championship motorbike race with a superb victory in Portugal. The 20-year-old Spaniard edged home by 0.053secs to win round 10 of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. Italy’s Alfonso Coppola finished second to go top of the standings, overtaking Marc Garcia, who was third at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Aged 16, Carrasco was the first female rider for more than a decade to score a World Championship point in 2013. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, September 14: Real Madrid join race for Sanchez, RB Leipzig ace wants to join 'big club', Wilshere to leave Arsenal?

Here are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers… Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Arsenal forwardAlexis Sanchez, who can leave the Gunners for free next summer. (Don Balon) Barcelona have dropped their interest in Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and have moved on to other targets – FULL STORY HERE Reds target, RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, has said he wants to move to a ‘big club’ and has pointed out there are more of them in England than in Spain. (Bild) The Diego Costa saga…

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The worst mistakes runners make on race day

During a half marathon I was wholly unprepared for a couple of years ago, I sucked back the sickly sweet energy gels at the drink stops along the way. I had never taken gels before, but they’re supposed to give you the energy boost when you need it (and I really needed an energy boost) and some of the best endurance athletes use them, so it couldn’t hurt, right? I was lucky I didn’t suffer the stomach upsets that afflict some, but many of us have vaguely heard something is a…

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Model fired by L'Oreal over race comments named as face of Illamasqua

A model fired by L’Oreal for making comments about racism and white privilege has received a contract with a rival beauty brand. Munroe Bergdorf, who was hired by L’Oreal in August to be part of an advertising campaign celebrating diversity, has been named the new face of UK makeup company, Illamasqua. Munroe Bergdorf was L’Oreal’s first transgender model, starring in its diversity campaign. Photos: supplied “Munroe embodies diversity and individuality; she is not scared to be truly herself,” Illamasqua tweeted in a statement. “But Munroe doesn’t just stop there. She speaks out about the issues that affect…

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VIDEO: Incredible end to MotoGP race as rider has to PUSH bike across finish line

Johann Zarco had to get pushing after his bike ran out of fuel Monday, September 11, 2017 There have not been many finishes to a MotoGP race quite like this one. Johann Zarco has received a number of plaudits during his maiden season but, on Sunday, the Frenchman hit the headlines after he was forced to push his bike over the finish line. And the reason Zarco had to get pushing during the San Marino Grand Prix? He ran out of fuel. Amazingly the 27-year-old managed to come home in…

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Track the latest deals as clubs race to finish transfers

Media playback is not supported on this device The summer transfer window formally opened on 1 July, and closes at 23:00 BST on Thursday, 31 August. Players who are free agents at that time will be able to join a new club afterwards. Signings from June and July, plus any deals confirmed since the closure of the January transfer window, can be found on the July,June and spring 2017 editions of this page while you can see who each club has let go at the end of the 2016-17 season…

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Matt Damon kicks off 2018 Oscars race in Venice

The 2018 Oscars may be six months away, but the starting gun has been fired on the film awards race with the opening of this year’s Venice Film Festival. Venice is the first launch pad for Oscar-worthy films – La La Land, Arrival, Spotlight, Birdman and Gravity all had their world premieres there. This year’s festival is opening with the premiere of Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, starring Matt Damon. Variety predicted that it should go on to be “a leading awards contender”. The film, in which Damon plays a man who…

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