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Cycling: Sky to end team sponsorship after 2019 season

(Reuters) – The future of Team Sky has been cast into doubt after its owner and sponsor, broadcaster Sky, confirmed it will end involvement in professional cycling after the 2019 season, the British-based outfit said on Wednesday. Cycling – Tour de France – Rest day – Carcassonne, France, July 23, 2018. The logo of Team Sky is seen on a bus on the second rest day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau The decision means the hugely successful team, which has won eight Grand Tours since 2012, will need to begin the search for…

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Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019

The future of Team Sky, which has delivered Tour de France wins for Britons Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announced it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019. Team Sky was launched in January 2010 and has since amassed 322 victories, including eight Grand Tour successes. “Team Sky will continue to race under a different name if a new backer is secured to provide funding from the beginning of 2020,” said a Team Sky statement. More to follow. Source link

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Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua’s team are ‘begging’ for fight, says WBC champion

The WBC has sanctioned direct a rematch between Wilder and Fury after their controversial draw in Los Angeles Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The American, 33, controversially drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month. The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors. “They’re definitely begging now. He’s trying to reach out all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s podcast on Monday. “His…

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Warriors C Cousins practicing with G-League team

Nov 23, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) on the floor before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports DeMarcus Cousins is scheduled to practice with the Golden State Warriors’ G-League team in Santa Cruz on Monday. Cousins will participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages, then return to Oakland for the Warriors’ game against the Timberwolves. Barring a setback, he’ll return to Santa Cruz for another workout with the team on Wednesday. Cousins joined the Warriors on…

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Afghanistan suspends officials after women’s soccer team abuse investigation

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Attorney General has suspended the head of the Afghan Football Federation after a probe into allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women’s soccer team, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Sunday. President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation after Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported last week that senior figures linked to the Afghan women’s team alleged that some players had been molested by officials from the soccer federation. Jamshid Rasouli, a spokesman for the attorney general, said the officials had been suspended following…

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Football team for grieving dads wins top award

Image copyright Pride of Sport Awards / Sands Utd Image caption Sands United FC When Rob Allen set up Sands United for dads who have lost children to stillbirth or miscarriage, he had no idea what a huge impact it would have. Just months after their first match – and over a year since Rob lost his baby girl – this group of bereaved fathers in Northampton have won team of the year at the Pride of Sport Awards. The team are also in talks with the charity they’re named…

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Tokyo Olympics: Scottish FA will not block Team GB

Kim Little was one of two Scots who played for Great Britain at London 2012 The Scottish FA has decided not to stand in the way of a British women’s team at the next Olympics, but will not actively support or promote it. A decision was reached after lengthy debate at a board meeting on Thursday. That was despite a number of board members voicing a desire to block the team, BBC Scotland understands. The Scottish FA will make no attempt to prevent players being part of Team GB if…

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Manchester United: Fred must waited until team ‘better balanced’ – Mourinho

Fred (left) was given his last Premiership start against Bournemouth on 3 November by Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will not pick summer signing Fred until his side are “defensively stronger”. The Brazil midfielder became the club’s fourth most expensive signing of all time when he completed a £47m move to Old Trafford this summer. The 25-year-old was not included in Mourinho’s injury-hit squad for United’s midweek draw with Arsenal. “Step by step,” Mourinho said about Fred’s progress on Friday. “You also have other players in other…

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Game-on for UK’s Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final

Image copyright Martin Avery Photography Image caption Team Tao’s USV: Technologies have had to be developed in just three years A UK-based team has arrived in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping. The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition is offering multi-million dollar awards for the best concepts. Participants have to chart at least 250 sq km of the Mediterranean at depths down to 4,000m, all inside 24 hours. Team Tao, from Newcastle in the north of England, has developed a novel,…

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Dani Rowe: Olympic team pursuit gold medallist retires from cycling

Dani Rowe (left) won Olympic team pursuit gold with Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell Shand in 2012 London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from cycling. The Briton, 28, won team pursuit gold at London 2012 and three consecutive World Championship titles in the event between 2011 and 2013. More recently a road racer, Rowe – formerly King – won bronze at April’s Commonwealth Games. “Today marks both the end of one chapter in my career, and the start of a new one,” she said. “After 14…

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