Sean Ingle

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Tennis has ‘serious integrity problem’ with betting, says independent review

• Review recommends no sponsorship with betting companies• Problems of match-fixing are at lower levels of the sportProfessional tennis has a “serious integrity problem” and should immediately ban sponsorship from betting companies and gambling on lowe…

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Brilliant, arrogant, loved and loathed – Eric Bristow ruled darts’ golden age

The Crafty Cockney, who has died aged 60, transformed a pub game into part of the nation’s sporting and cultural landscapeEric Bristow was the high emperor of darts’ first golden age: brilliant and arrogant, admired and despised, a world champion and a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/06/eric-bristow-personified-darts-golden-age

Tyson Fury could be strongest contender to Anthony Joshua’s crown | Sean Ingle

Deontay Wilder could well be Anthony Joshua’s next test – but his biggest one may prove to be Tyson FuryAt some point, surely, the money will talk. And the negotiations between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, which increasingly carry the pheromonal …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/apr/02/tyson-fury-strongest-contender-anthony-joshua-crown

Anthony Joshua’s road to Deontay Wilder remains rocky | Sean Ingle

The British fighter has three of the four major heavyweight belts after beating Joseph Parker – but his path to the fourth may not be entirely straightforwardOf all the boxes that Anthony Joshua had rushed to tick during his whirlwind four-year profess…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/apr/01/anthony-joshua-deontay-wilder-joseph-parker

Joseph Parker will fade between round eight and nine, says Anthony Joshua

• WBA and IBF champion prepares for defence in Cardiff• If I win this fight, then I’m the best in the world, says ParkerAs the pounds have slipped off Joseph Parker during 11 weeks of hard training in Las Vegas, so the pounds have come in on the WBO c…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/27/joseph-parker-anthony-joshua-wba-world-heavyweight-title-fight-cardiff

Fancy Bears hackers linked to foiled cyber attack on UK Anti-Doping Agency

• Suggestions Russian group may be behind attack over the weekend• UKAD confident no data was lost or compromisedThe UK Anti-Doping Agency has foiled an attempted cyber attack that tried to access confidential medical and drug testing data, the Guardia…

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British Cycling to appoint integrity officer in Jiffy bag aftermath

• Aim to improve anti-doping programme and enhance sport’s profile• Announcement of three new roles part of body’s rebuilding plansBritish Cycling is to appoint an integrity and compliance director following widespread criticisms of its handling of the…

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Paddy Considine’s Journeyman is fiction but it has lessons for boxing | Sean Ingle

Labour of love is an examination of ‘the fragility of the sport and life itself – and what happens when the crowds have gone away’There is a scene at the start of Paddy Considine’s compelling new film, Journeyman, about a boxer who suffers brain damage…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/mar/25/journeyman-movie-injuries-boxing-ring-paddy-considine

Chris Froome set to race in Giro D’Italia as doping case rumbles on

UCI president says case unlikely to be resolved before MayFroome’s legal team still working to explain failed drugs testChris Froome looks increasingly certain to ride in the Giro D’Italia because his “complicated” doping case is unlikely to be resolve…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/20/chris-froome-set-to-race-in-giro-ditalia-as-doping-case-rumbles-on

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…

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IOC ‘worried’ by new Aiba president’s links to heroin trade and organised crime

• Gafur Rakhimov was named in interim role on Saturday• Uzbek’s assets in USA have been frozen Amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been plunged into a fresh crisis after the International Olympic Committee admitted it was “extremely worried” tha…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/28/ioc-aiba-worried-president-organised-crime

Mind games promise a sporting edge but may miss the heart of the matter | Sean Ingle

Brain power is increasingly a major battleground in sports science as elite athletes search for a critical edgeTowards the end of Kyle Edmund’s breakout performance at the Australian Open, his coach Fredrik Rosengren was asked about his great leap forw…

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‘Steel behind the quietness’ that has made Kyle Edmund Britain’s new star

Former coach says the Australian Open semi-finalist has never lacked for focus, and his close friendship with Andy Murray has helped turn a shy boy from Hull into a driven winnerFirst the firsts pumped with adrenaline and unconfined joy. Then the hands…

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Anthony Joshua desperate to make Joseph Parker pay for ‘king of steroids’ jibe

• Joshua derides Parker’s remarks as a ‘PR stunt’• Pair meet in March with Joshua’s WBA, IBF and IBO belts at stakeAnthony Joshua has admitted Joseph Parker got under his skin with jibes about his supposed glass jaw and being “the king of steroids” – b…

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Anthony Joshua dismisses glass jaw jibes by Joseph Parker team as ‘fake news’

• Joshua denies being knocked down several times in sparring• Parker admits ‘steroids’ barb ‘wasn’t the best thing to say’Anthony Joshua laughed off jibes that he has a glass jaw as fake news in his first face-to-face meeting with Joseph Parker in Lond…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/16/anthony-joshua-glass-jaw-jibes-joseph-parker-team-fake-news-boxing

Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside Bristol nightclub

• All-rounder will appear before Bristol magistrates at later date• Stokes missed Ashes but provisionally named in Twenty20 squadThe England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub in September.The 26…

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