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Roger Federer Considering Return To Clay Courts In 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence. Federer, speaking to ESPN on the sidelines of this weekend’s Laver Cup, has skipped the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 in order to conserve energy for Wimbledon and hard-court seasons. However the 37-year-old revealed he is …

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WADA Reinstates Russia Doping Agency After Three-Year Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. “Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision “provides a …

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Whistleblower Warns Of ‘Catastrophe’ If Russia Ban Is Eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted if it acknowledged the government role in the scandal and …

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Teddy Atlas & Stephen A. Smith Go Crazy At Canelo/GGG Decision On SportsCenter

Another Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight, another controversial decision. The first fight last year saw a split draw given after twelve rounds, with Canelo, who was somehow awarded a 118-110 win by judge Adelaide Byrd, then testing positive for Clenbuterol. Last night’s rematch surpassed it for quality with superb, high-level action throughout, but it matched the first bout …

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Shane Ross Press Release Gets Sanita Puspure’s Name Wrong

A press release from Shane Ross congratulating Sanita Puspure on her gold medal in the single sculls event of the World Rowing Championships has come in for criticism due to the simple fact that it called Puspure by the wrong name.  It’s been a fantastic two days for Ireland at World Rowing Championships. Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold in …

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Watch: Sanita Puspure Wins Gold At World Rowing Championships

Sanita Puspure won gold this morning at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria a day after Gary and Paul O’Donovan won gold in their respective event.  Puspure blew away the field as she put in a performance of a lifetime to win a much deserved gold medal after years of near misses at World and European events. Puspure was …

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Carl Frampton’s December Title Challenge Confirmed

A tough end-of-year contest awaits Carl Frampton if he is to claim the IBF featherweight title. The Belfast man currently holds the WBO interim belt, and will now challenge for the full IBF title on December 22, when he faces Josh Warrington. Since his sole defeat to Leo Santa Cruz in January of last year, Frampton has fought exclusively on …

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Watch: O’Donovans Deliver Typically Brilliant Post-Gold Interview

Gary and Paul O’Donovan are World Champions following victory in the men’s lightweight double sculls in Bulgaria on Saturday morning. The Skibbereen pair managed to see off the challenge of both Italy and Belgium to romp to the gold medal on the final day of the World Rowing Championships. The O’Donovans, who famously picked up silver at the Rio Olympics …

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