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Bairstow’s first ODI century fires England to easy triumph

Jonny Bairstow bagged a maiden one-day international hundred as England eased to a seven-wicket win over West Indies to go 1-0 up in the Royal London Series.

Cricket
Ben Stokes is one more misdemeanour away from a possible International Cricket Council ban at the start of this winters Ashes. Picture: Dan Mullen/Getty

Eoin Morgan: England need to re-establish ODI credibility

Eoin Morgan admits England will start the Royal London Series against West Indies with “angst” hanging over their one-day international credentials after their Champions Trophy semi-final exit to Pakistan.

Cricket
The 34-year-old Scotsman set a new world record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike when he arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today. Picture: Getty Images

Mark Beaumont smashes 80-day around the world cycle record

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont says he feels elation and “utter relief” after obliterating the record for travelling around the world on a bike.

Cycling
Britains Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton tells Vettel fan: Should’ve gone to Specsavers

Lewis Hamilton told a Formula One fan who claimed Sebastian Vettel was a better driver than him that he should “go to Specsavers” after moving 28 points clear of his title rival with victory in Singapore.

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Mark Beaumont Around the World in Eighty Days

Leader comment: Bravo to Beaumont

It seemed like an impossible challenge – one indeed worthy of Phileas Fogg.

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Mark Beaumont's around the world in 80 days challenge set to finish. Picture: Matt Grayson

Mark Beaumont’s 80 days around the world finishes – ahead of schedule

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is set to reclaim the world record for circumnavigating the globe one day ahead of schedule.

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Canelo Alvarez, right, on the defensive during Saturday nights Las Vegas bout with Gennady Golovkin. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Judges take centre stage in Golovkin-Alvarez stalemate

Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s hotly-anticipated world middleweight title showdown ended in a controversial draw in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Boxing
The two Ferraris collide at the start of the Singapore GP.  Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel k.o. hands Lewis Hamilton win at Singapore GP

Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead to 28 points yesterday as title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.

Motorsport
Capri, right, strikes for home in the St Leger. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Capri a ray of sunshine for Moore in St Leger

By Bob Magill

Horse Racing
Sebastian Vettel starts todays Singapore Grand Prix as clear favourite after seizing pole position with a record-breaking lap. Photograph: AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim

Sebastian Vettel leaves Lewis Hamilton trailing

By philip duncan
in Singapore

Motorsport
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in practice sessions one and two in Singapore.  Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo leads in Singapore GP practice with Lewis Hamilton third

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished third fastest after second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo completed an impressive double for a rampant Red Bull team.

Motorsport
Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate leads his men off the field after their vital win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ryan ten Doeschate says Essex title glory was like winning World Cup

Jubilant Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate said his side’s remarkable County Championship success felt like winning the World Cup.

Cricket
Desert Skyline, ridden by Silvestre de Sousa, centre, wins The Doncaster Cup on day three of the William Hill St Leger Festival. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Maiden Classic win in Jim Crowley’s sights in St Leger

Jim Crowley is aiming to cap a stellar season with a first 
Classic success aboard 
Crystal Ocean in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

Horse Racing
Scots rally legend, the late Colin McRae, looking relaxed during a press conference at the 2006 Rally of Turkey. Photo by Picture: Reporter Images/Getty

Alister McRae: ‘I never stopped thinking about Colin and always will’

Ten years ago today, 
Scotland lost one of its true sporting greats when Colin McRae died in a helicopter crash near his South Lanarkshire home. For the former world rally champion’s younger brother Alister – now on the far side of the world – it will be poignant and difficult, just the same as every day since the tragedy.

Motorsport
Lewis Hamilton talks to the media in the Paddock ahead of the Singapore GP. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Upbeat Lewis Hamilton in ‘full attack’ mode for Singapore

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is ready to end his recent Singapore curse and retain the lead in his championship battle with Sebastian Vettel.

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A top Irish greyhound has tested positive for cocaine. Picture: Nadine Rupp/Bongarts/Getty Images

Top greyhound tested positive for cocaine three times

A top Irish greyhound has tested positive for cocaine three times.

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Graeme Obree of Great Britain in action during the preliminary round of the men''s individual pursuit at the Olympic Velodrome at Stone Mountain, Georgia, in 1996. Picture: Getty

Cycling champ Graeme Obree’s ‘Beasite’ bike to be auctioned

Cycling champion Graeme Obree is auctioning off more than 30 items from his legendary career including his “Beastie” bike - estimated to be worth at least £10,000.

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The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Picture: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Paris and Los Angeles confirmed Olympics hosts in 2024 and 2028

Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.

Olympics
Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, left, finished  fourth. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Valtteri Bottas signs new deal to remain at Mercedes for second season

Lewis Hamilton will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas for a second season after Mercedes confirmed the Finnish driver has been retained for next year.

Motorsport
Bike made from Glenmorangie whisky casks.

Glenmorangie whisky casks make ingenious bike frame

OLD whisky casks from the famous Glenmorangie Distillery in the Highlands have been used to make unique wooden bicycle frames.

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