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Sprinter Sacre started the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton yesterday unbeaten in 10 chases and all but lionised as the Frankel of jumping; three-fifths of the way through the contest he had given up the struggle, not as some equine Graeme Swann but a fallen idol whose spirit was willing but flesh proved all too weak.
The favourite was pulled up by jockey Barry Geraghty after the seventh on his comeback
The 19-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance for the Toffees this season
Bolt was invited to compete against the 59 bus in Buenos Aires in an effort to conquer the mechanical world
Who is asking the IOC if it should throw Kenya and Jamaica out of the Olympics?
Unbeaten filly surges clear of high-class field to give trainer second win and frustrate Japan
Latest creation from the DARPA-funded robot-builders shown bounding and galloping across tarmac
Paralympic 200m sprint champion Richard Whitehead has completed his brutal charity challenge to run 40 marathons in 40 days.
Asafa Powell and four other Jamaican athletes who failed drugs tests earlier this year have each returned adverse analytical findings in their B samples, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission revealed last night.
But he plans to continue his dominance of the sport until then as he looks to become the most successful sprinter of all time
Injured sprinter ruled out of rematch with Lethal Force, as Fugue is handed Irish option
Jamaican powered through after slow start
Bolt and Fraser Pryce had also each won the 100m and 200m individual races
And to think… instead of settling into his starting blocks next to Usain Bolt in the World Championship 200m final yesterday, Adam Gemili might have been lining up for Dagenham and Redbridge at Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United.
Following on from Mo Farah's flying finish in the 5,000m final on Friday, the British medals kept coming in the home straight of the Luzhniki Stadium on the penultimate day of the track and field World Championships. First Christine Ohuruogu, winner of the individual 400m crown on Monday, anchored the women's 4 x 400m relay team to bronze. Then Tiffany Porter – the 100m hurdler from Michigan with the British parents and the UK passport – took bronze in her final.
Marketing men rub their hands as Sevens format quickly gains ground around the world