IAAF clears 42 Russian athletes to compete as neutrals in 2019

Two-time women’s world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene is among those cleared to competeForty-two Russian athletes have been cleared to compete as neutrals this year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).Athletics’ world governing body banned Russia in November 2015 because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.The IAAF said those cleared to compete under a…

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England in West Indies: Alastair Cook says Ben Foakes has ‘changed the dynamic’

England keeper Ben Foakes averages 69.25 in his three Test appearancesWest Indies v England, first TestVenue: Kensington Oval, Barbados Dates: 23-27 JanuaryCoverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social on the BBC Sport website and appEngland’s Test team face a “balancing act” because wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has “changed the dynamic of the side”, says former…

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Anthony Joshua ‘desperately’ needs to fight in US, says legendary promoter Bob Arum

Bob Arum believes Anthony Joshua’s fights in the UK against opponents such as Joseph Parker, pictured, have damaged his credibility in the USAnthony Joshua “desperately” needs to fight in the USA to raise his profile, legendary promoter Bob Arum says.Arum, 87, who promoted Muhammad Ali, says the world heavyweight champion’s fights against “no-hopers” in the…

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Australian Open 2019: Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys to reach quarter-finals

Elina Svitolina reached the quarter-finals in last year’s competition before being defeated by Elise MertensAustralian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online.US Open champion…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Schar, Koscielny, Neves, Rashford, Salah

Manchester United maintained their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and kept up the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea with victory over Brighton.Maurizio Sarri’s men were beaten in a London derby by Arsenal, while leaders Liverpool remained four points clear after their victory over Crystal Palace was matched a day later by second-placed Manchester City’s win…

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Judd Trump beats Ronnie O’Sullivan to win Masters final 10-4 at Alexandra Palace

Media playback is not supported on this device Trump thrashes O’Sullivan to win first Masters titleJudd Trump hammered seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 with a brilliant performance to win his first Masters title.A closely fought classic was expected between two of snooker’s biggest draws, but the match turned into a comprehensive rout for Trump.The world…

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