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Mitch Phillips

Apr 20 2017

Bekele in a hurry for London marathon glory

LONDON Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele is somewhat surprised that his sepia-tinged 5,000 and 10,000-metres world records are still standing but, at 34, he still feels he can complete a remarkable hat-trick by claiming the marathon mark.

Apr 20 2017

Jones includes 15 uncapped players for Argentina tour

LONDON Shorn of 16 men selected for the British and Irish Lions, England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday named 15 uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the two-test tour of Argentina in June.

Apr 19 2017

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission

LONDON Sam Warburton was named captain of the British and Irish Lions for the second time on Wednesday as coach Warren Gatland unveiled a bumper 41-man squad for the 10-match tour of New Zealand that he described as the biggest challenge in rugby.

Apr 19 2017

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck

LONDON When coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday that the British and Irish Lions face the toughest task in rugby when they play New Zealand this year, he was not exaggerating.

Apr 19 2017

Rugby-Warburton captains the Lions, no place for Hartley

LONDON, April 19 Wales flanker Sam Warburton was confirmed as captain of the British and Irish Lions for the second time on Wednesday but, as widely predicted, there was no place in the squad to tour New Zealand for England captain Dylan Hartley.

Apr 19 2017

Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour

LONDON Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions for the second time after being revealed as the leader for this year's tour of New Zealand on Wednesday.

Apr 19 2017

England captain Hartley set to miss out on Lions spot

LONDON England captain Dylan Hartley looks set to be the highest profile absentee from the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, which will be announced by coach Warren Gatland later on Wednesday (1100 GMT).

Apr 18 2017

Gatland ready to reveal Lions squad

LONDON Warren Gatland will reveal his British and Irish Lions squad for the daunting tour of New Zealand on Wednesday, when talk in rugby clubs across the region will quickly switch from who will be on the plane to who is likely to be in the test team.

Apr 13 2017

Coe happy with security for London world championships

LONDON IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he had every confidence in the security surrounding August's world athletics championships in London having had a close-up view of operations during the 2012 Olympics in the city.

Apr 13 2017

Athletics: IAAF's Coe disappointed by lack of Russia doping progress

LONDON IAAF chief Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he was disappointed by the lack of progress being made by Russia in cleaning up its anti-doping regime and made it clear that the ban on the country's athletics federation would continue indefinitely.

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