Aidan O'Brien on cusp of unique Derby history

Since the very first Derby run in 1780, no trainer has managed to win the Classic more than seven times – but that could all change this weekend. Those who are immortalised in tales of the Turf such as John Porter and Fred Darling ‘only’ managed a magnificent seven – along with Robert Robson at the turn of the 19th century. Source: Read Full Article

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Caravan Of Hope motors home in Northumberland Plate

Hugo Palmer was able to tick the Betfair Northumberland Plate off his bucket list when Caravan Of Hope justified 9-2 favouritism in the famous race. Palmer may train in Newmarket now – but his roots are firmly entrenched in the north-east, and he sent two horses up the A1 to Newcastle and was rewarded with first and third as Collide also ran with great credit. Source: Read Full Article

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AHEAD OF THE GAME: Community Shield could be scrapped

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Champions League glory for Manchester City could lead to Community Shield axe for the first time in over 70 years… as Burnley face exodus of senior players if Sean Dyche leaves after bust-up The FA may scrap the Community Shield for the first time since 1947 this year This has stemmed from Manchester City’s involvement in the Champions League They want to stage the tournament as normal in August but yet to decide a date The Champions League […]

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16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for coronavirus

Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus from the latest round of tests, the league has announced. The results of Tuesday’s COVID-19 tests on 302 players were released on Friday in a joint statement from the league and the National Basketball Players Association. The statement said: “Any player who has tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.” The news comes just over a month before the NBA […]

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Leeds United REMOVE image of Osama bin Laden from Elland Road stands

Leeds United ‘REMOVE image of Osama bin Laden’ from Elland Road stands after eagle-eyed fan noticed his ‘crowdie’ cardboard cutout was placed next to one of former al-Qaeda leader A cardboard cutout of Osama bin Laden has been removed from Elland Road A picture of the ‘crowdie’ Bin Laden was posted to social media on Wednesday One Leeds fan realised his cardboard cutout was placed next to Bin Laden Fans are able to pay to have ‘life-size’ cutouts of themselves […]

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Andrew Johnston says birth of daughter has put career into perspective

‘In the past golf was like life or death… now if I have a bad day then so be it’: Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston reveals birth of daughter has put his career firmly into perspective after recovering from his mental health struggles English golfer Andrew Johnston opened up on his mental health issues last year He is now enjoying a surge of form and has many reasons to smile off the course In November 2019, ‘Beef’ and his fiancee announced the […]

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Nando Parrado 150/1 winner of Coventry Stakes

Nando Parrado sprang a 150-1 shock in the Coventry Stakes. Beaten into fifth on his racecourse debut at Newmarket earlier this month, Clive Cox’s charge showed plenty of improvement to bag this six-furlong contest. Partnered by Adam Kirby, Nando Parrado was in front with a couple of furlongs to run always looked like holding the late thrust of Qaader. More on this story Saeiqa finished third at odds of 25-1, but favourite Admiral Nelson was well beaten. Source: Read Full […]

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Lord Of The Lodge out to land Jersey Stakes

Karl Burke is hoping Ascot avoids any heavy downpours to boost Lord Of The Lodge’s chance in the Jersey Stakes at the Royal meeting. The North Yorkshire trainer has been pleased with the way the course has taken the odd shower and can see last season’s Gimcrack Stakes runner-up playing a big part in Thursday’s Group Three over seven furlongs. Source: Read Full Article

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‘A lot of tears’: Sammy Sosa imagines his Wrigley Field return, end to Cubs exile

If Sammy Sosa hadn’t already made it clear in the documentary “Long Gone Summer” that he missed the Cubs, he did so Monday morning in a radio interview with Chicago’s 670 The Score. Sosa has been cut off from Chicago since leaving for Baltimore near the end of his career, not getting the type of hero’s return many stars do post-retirement.  The outfielder, who hit 545 home runs for the Cubs, sounds very willing to help fix the relationship in emotional […]

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