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Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open title – as it happened

World No1 Halep prevails for first slam, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Halep becomes first Romanian to win major in 40 years 4.35pm BST Here’s Kevin Mitchell’s report from Roland Garros on Simona Halep’s long-awaited first grand slam victory. Thanks as always for foll…

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Olympic hero Katie Ledecky set to make professional debut in Indianapolis

Five-time Olympic champion will make pro debut next weekLedecky announced in March she was forgoing amateur eligibilityKatie Ledecky will make her professional swimming debut at a Pro Series meet in Indianapolis next week. Related: For the remarkable K…

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Olympic hero Claressa Shields to face Hanna Gabriels for middleweight titles

Olympic hero will move down to challenge for middleweight beltsShields, 23, now working with veteran trainer John David JacksonPotential four-belt title fight with Christina Hammer looms in fallClaressa Shields, the only American boxer to win multiple …

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Look beyond the revived Tiger Woods for a homegrown Masters champion | Bryan Armen Graham

The four-times winner is in his best form for years after back surgery but there are plenty of other Americans with a chanceThe US Masters has never been a more international affair than in recent years. When the season’s first major championship tees …

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Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker on points: world heavyweight boxing – as it happened

Joshua outpoints Parker in a heavyweight unification fightBritish champion calls out opposition, wants “Wilder or Fury” next 12.35am BST Related: World heavyweight boxing: Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker – in pictures 12.05am BST And here’s Kevin Mitc…

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Gin, juice and jingoism: are US golf fans the worst in sport?

Golfers on the PGA Tour have complained of hecklers in the crowd in recent months. And American crowds have a long history of boorishnessThe idea that American golf spectators are the worst fans in sports is hardly new, but Rory McIlroy’s headline-grab…

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Venus Williams v Serena Williams: Indian Wells third round – as it happened

Venus wins 6-3, 6-4 over Serena in Indian Wells third roundNot since 2008 had Venus beaten Serena in straight sets 4.00am GMT That’s all for now. Thanks as always for following along with us and be sure to check out the match report. Related: Venus Wil…

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‘I’m ready right now’: Wilder wants Joshua after surviving Ortiz scare

WBC heavyweight champ nearly stopped before rallying to winWilder moves to 40-0 with 39 knockouts in toughest bout to date‘I’m ready right now’ says Wilder of unification bout with JoshuaAll the valid questions surrounding Deontay Wilder – about his pe…

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‘How do you sleep at night?’ Olympic duo Wieber and Raisman confront Larry Nassar in court

Jordyn Wieber fourth member of Fierce Five to break silenceAly Raisman lauds ‘army of survivors’ in impact statementAttorney general to investigate university’s handling of allegationsOlympic gold medalists Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman said in court o…

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Manchester United v Derby County: FA Cup third round – as it happened

United leave things late in FA Cup third-round win at Old TraffordRead Jamie Jackson’s match report here 10.00pm GMT That’s all for now. Thanks as always for following along with us and be sure check out Jamie Jackson’s full match report from Old Traff…

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Juventus v Barcelona: Champions League – as it happened

Barça clinch top spot in group with scoreless draw in TurinScoreboard: all the Champions League and Championship goals 9.56pm GMT That’s all for now. Thanks as always for following with us and be sure to check out the match report. Related: Barcelona’…

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Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League – as it happened

Son Heung-min scored the winning goal as Tottenham Hotspur clinched top spot in Group H after a 2-1 victory in DortmundRead Jacob Steinberg’s match report 9.48pm GMT That’s all for now. Do have a read of Jacob Steinberg’s match report and thanks as alw…

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David Goffin rocks Roger Federer to reach ATP World Tour Finals final – as it happened

Goffin wins 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for first win over Federer in seven meetingsAndy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for second time 6.04pm GMT Related: Roger Federer goes out after suffering shock defeat against David Goffin 4.09pm GMT That’s all for now….

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Tiger Woods admits he may never play golf again after back surgery

• The 41-year-old’s last appearance on course was in February
• ‘We’re taking one step at a time. It’s a process and I’m in no hurry’

Tiger Woods admitted on Wednesday that he may never play competitive golf again owing to his well-publicised back problems. The 14-times major champion was back in the public eye for the first time since pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge last month, as a USa vice-captain to Steve Stricker at the Presidents Cup. “I don’t know what my future holds,” Woods said. “We’re taking one step at a time, it’s a process and I’m in no hurry. My timetable is basically what my surgeon says. I’m hitting 60-yard shots, very straight right now.”

The 41-year-old last played in early February at the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot a first-round 77 before having to withdraw owing to back spasms. Woods subsequently underwent back surgery in April, the fourth such procedure he has undergone since 2014.

Related: Golf unlikely to follow NFL so expect a protest-free Presidents Cup | Ewan Murray

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Andre Ward, boxing’s pound-for-pound world No1, announces shock retirement

  • Undefeated pound-for-pound king announces his retirement at 33
  • Ward says ‘my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport’
  • Olympic champion had not lost as a pro or amateur since he was 13

Andre Ward, the unified light heavyweight champion widely recognized as the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.

The Olympic champion attributed a physical toll and waning desire to his decision to walk away at the relatively young age of 33.

Related: Nobody won at the Golovkin-Álvarez fight – and boxing was the biggest loser

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Jake LaMotta, former boxer whose life was subject of Raging Bull, dies aged 95

  • Bronx boxer captured world middleweight championship in 1949
  • ‘He had eyes that danced, all the way to the very end’

Jake LaMotta, the Bronx boxer who captured the world middleweight championship in 1949 and whose life was later the subject of the 1980 film Raging Bull, died on Tuesday because of complications from pneumonia. He was 95.

LaMotta’s wife, Denise Baker, said the longtime professional boxer died on Tuesday at Palm Garden of Aventura nursing home in Florida.

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