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Name: Press Association
Date registered: March 31, 2014
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  1. Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout — March 25, 2017
  2. Bradley Wiggins: doping ‘worst thing to be accused of for a man of my integrity’ — March 25, 2017
  3. Wendy Houvenaghel says British Cycling medal drive led to culture of fear — March 23, 2017
  4. Stuart Hogg wins Six Nations player of the year for second season running — March 23, 2017
  5. British Cycling to miss out on £17m of funding until culture fears are addressed — March 22, 2017

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Mar 25

Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Amateur boxer, 17, died shortly after collapsing in the ring during open show at venue in South Normanton, DerbyshirePolice have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.Derbyshire police sai…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/25/police-investigate-death-of-teenage-boxer-after-bout-derbyshire

Mar 25

Bradley Wiggins: doping ‘worst thing to be accused of for a man of my integrity’

• Wiggins: ‘there’s a lot to say and it’s going to shock a few people’
• Ex-Team Sky rider is waiting for UK Anti-Doping to finish investigation

Sir Bradley Wiggins has vowed to “shock a few people” when he finally has his say on doping allegations. The five-time Olympic champion described the claims he may have broken anti-doping rules – which he strongly denies – as “horrible” and “the worst thing to be accused of when you’re a man of my integrity”.

The former Team Sky rider promised he would have “a lot to say” when UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has finished its investigation into allegations he was injected with triamcinolone, a powerful corticosteroid, at the end of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphiné race.

Related: British Cycling to miss out on £17m of funding until culture fears are addressed

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/25/bradley-wiggins-doping-worst-thing-to-be-accused-of-for-a-man-of-my-integrity

Mar 23

Wendy Houvenaghel says British Cycling medal drive led to culture of fear

• Former world champion says coaches had zero regard for her welfare
• Beijing silver medallist says ‘they discarded me in a very undignified way’

The former world champion Wendy Houvenaghel has said the pursuit of “medals at any cost” was behind the creation of a “culture of fear” within British Cycling’s world-class programme. Houvenaghel accused the organisation of ageism, adding that coaches had “zero regard” for her welfare and that she felt “oppressed” by the former performance director Sir Dave Brailsford and the former technical director Shane Sutton.

The Olympic silver medallist said she was pleasantly surprised that a leaked draft report into the culture and climate within British Cycling had vindicated the criticisms put forward by athletes such as Jess Varnish, Nicole Cooke and Emma Pooley.

Related: British Cycling to miss out on £17m of funding until culture fears are addressed

Related: Emma Pooley hits out at Dave Brailsford ‘A fish rots from the head’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/23/wendy-houvenaghel-medal-drive-british-cycling-culture-of-fear

Mar 23

Stuart Hogg wins Six Nations player of the year for second season running

• Scotland full back lands 25% of the public vote
• CJ Stander of Ireland is second, France’s Louis Picamoles third

Stuart Hogg, the Scotland full-back, has won the Six Nations player of the championship award for the second year running after securing almost a quarter of the public vote for the award. He becomes only the second player to win it twice.

Brian O’Driscoll, the former Ireland centre, was accorded the honour in 2006 and 2007.

Related: Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray fire up Scotland and stake Lions claim

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/23/stuart-hogg-six-nations-player-of-year-scotland

Mar 22

British Cycling to miss out on £17m of funding until culture fears are addressed

• Sport England says body must meet ‘highest standards of governance’
• British Cycling has been accused of allowing a ‘culture of fear’

Sport England is to withhold £17m of funding from British Cycling until the sport’s governing body can ease fears over how it is being run.

The Sport England chairman Nick Bitel insists British Cycling must “meet the highest standards of governance” before receiving the funding after a draft report of an investigation into alleged failings in the culture at cycling’s governing body was leaked. The report accused the cycling body of allowing a “culture of fear”, with riders and staff bullied and a “dysfunctional leadership”, before concluding that “more work on their action plan was required”.

Related: Sky must join anti-doping group to silence doubters, says president

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/22/british-cycling-miss-out-17m-funding-fears-culture

Mar 21

Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United

• Chicago Tribune reports midfielder’s $4.5m move to MLS club
• Bastian Schweinsteiger made only four appearances for United this season

The midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move to the Chicago Fire from Manchester United.

The German World Cup winner will move to the Major League Soccer club on a one-year contract. The 32-year-old Schweinsteiger was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as saying: “Throughout my career, I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great. My move to Chicago Fire is no different.”

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/21/bastian-schweinsteiger-chicago-fire-manchester-united

Mar 18

Gareth Southgate says England players can benefit from moving abroad

• English game must ditch its island mentality, says new manager
• ‘The lads see one league, they think we’re the centre of the Earth’

Gareth Southgate thinks English football needs to shed its island mentality and look beyond the Premier League if the national side are to become successful, while he has also cautioned his players against making the wrong kind of headlines on front pages.

Southgate takes his side to Dortmund on Wednesday for a friendly against Germany before Lithuania come to Wembley next Sunday for a World Cup qualifier, his first games since landing the manager’s job on a permanent basis. His task is the same one that has confounded numerous predecessors: to bring success – or something close to it – to a team who have consistently disappointed at major tournaments.

Related: Happy birthday, Theo, you’re dropped – England bombshell for Walcott

Related: England’s Gareth Southgate looks to Marcus Rashford as injury list lengthens

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/18/gareth-southgate-england-moving-abroad

Mar 17

Toronto send London Broncos packing in Challenge Cup upset

• Wolfpack win 30-26 as Broncos fail to recover from slow start
• Hull FC beat Widnes 32-12; Leeds hammer Wakefield 38-14

Toronto Wolfpack made a big statement with a 30-26 victory over London Broncos in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

The Canadian newcomers have made an impressive start to their League 1 campaign and showed they would not be out of place in the Championship as they edged out the Broncos in Ealing on the road to Wembley.

Related: Toronto Wolfpack take leap into the muddy unknown in rural Yorkshire | Aaron Bower

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/17/toronto-london-broncos-challenge-cup-hull-fc-widnes-leeds-wakefield-super-league

Mar 17

Huddersfield stunned by Bristol City and suffer Hogg injury setback

Tammy Abraham scored his 22nd goal of the season as Championship strugglers Bristol City thumped promotion-chasing Huddersfield 4-0 at Ashton Gate.

They led 2-0 at the break thanks to a Lee Tomlin effort and Abraham’s strike in the 14th minute of added time at the end of the first half, played due to a serious-looking head injury suffered by Huddersfield’s Jonathan Hogg.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/17/bristol-city-huddersfield-town-championship-match-report

Mar 17

Maria Sharapova expects suspicious welcome back into tennis fold

• Five-times grand slam winner back in April after 15-month doping ban
• Sharapova given wild card to play in Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova accepts she will have a cloud of suspicion hanging over her when she returns to the game next month.

The five-times grand slam champion is serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the cardiac drug meldonium at the Australian Open in 2016.

Related: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Roger Federer clash with food poisoning

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/17/maria-sharapova-expects-suspicious-welcome-back-to-tennis

Mar 16

Conor Murray injury means Ireland must adjust for finale with England

Kieran Marmion, who replaces Conor Murray at scrum-half, was praised by Johnny Sexton but the loss of his partner puts extra pressure on the fly-half in the Six Nations’ climax

It is safe to say the team Eddie Jones had been preparing England to play against is not the team that will run out at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. And you suspect he will be able to cope with the late change in runners and riders. Both Rob Kearney and Conor Murray had been expected to be fit, and are not; and the dropped Devin Toner could have been added to the list of sporting favourites who have failed to deliver elsewhere this week.

In Kearney’s case it is a fresh injury – a knee problem that cropped up on Tuesday and requires consulting a specialist. With Murray he was, seemingly, motoring along well enough after the shoulder stinger that forced him off in Cardiff until contact intervened in training and his world clouded over. As for Toner, it is a straightforward demotion.

Related: Ireland’s Joe Schmidt concedes Six Nations title after defeat in Wales

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/16/ireland-injured-conor-murray-six-nations-england

Mar 15

Juventus want to avoid Leicester in Champions League quarter-finals, says Buffon

• Gianluigi Buffon on Leicester: ‘You have everything to lose against them’
• Juve advanced to last eight after 3-0 aggregate win over Porto

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is worried about the possibility of the Italian giants being drawn to play Leicester in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Both clubs reached the last eight on Tuesday night, with Buffon’s Serie A-leading Bianconeri moving past Porto 3-0 on aggregate, while Leicester mounted a second-leg comeback to edge out Sevilla 3-2.

Related: Leicester’s Craig Shakespeare basks in new high after win over Sevilla

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/15/juventus-want-to-avoid-leicester-in-champions-league-gianluigi-buffon

Mar 15

Roger Federer to meet Rafael Nadal in fourth round at Indian Wells

• Long-time rivals to meet for first time since thrilling Australian Open final
• Winner will face either Novak Djokovic or Nick Kyrgios in quarter-final

Roger Federer has set up a fourth-round match with Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells, with the winner set to play Novak Djokovic or Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals.

Less than two months on from the thrilling five-set encounter in the final of the Australian Open, in which Federer eventually prevailed, the pair will meet again at the tournament in California.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/15/roger-federer-sets-up-quarter-final-match-with-rafael-nadal-at-indian-wells

Mar 14

Juventus see off 10-man Porto to secure Champions League quarter-final spot

Juventus coasted into the Champions League quarter-finals as they saw off 10-man Porto 1-0 in Turin.

Massimiliano Allegri’s team were 2-0 ahead in the tie having come through the first leg in Portugal unscathed, and the Serie A leaders never looked in danger of letting that advantage slip.

Related: Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/14/juventus-porto-champions-league-match-report

Mar 13

Chris Froome backs Dave Brailsford to continue as Team Sky principal

• Tour de France winner had been under pressure to back Brailsford
• ‘Without Dave B, there is no Team Sky’

Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has belatedly declared his support for Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford.

Brailsford has insisted he will not be resigning despite the ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation into allegations of wrongdoing which has heaped scrutiny on the British squad.

Related: Emma Pooley hits out at Dave Brailsford ‘A fish rots from the head’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/13/chris-froome-team-sky-dave-brailsford

Mar 13

Six Nations: Scotland’s Fraser Brown cited for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

• Hooker faces disciplinary hearing on Tuesday to review incident
• Independent committee could decide to upgrade offence to a red card

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown could face a suspension after being cited for his dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations thumping by England.

Glasgow front-rower Brown was sin-binned for his challenge on England wing Daly in Scotland’s 61-21 loss, but now faces a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday to review the incident.

Related: How England equalled New Zealand’s 18-match winning streak, match by match | Gerard Meagher

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/13/six-nations-scotland-fraser-brown-cited

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