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Mo Farah aims to conquer world after encouraging London marathon

Sir Mo Farah has his sights set on World Championships glory next year following his third-placed finish at the Virgin Money London Marathon.

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Stephen Maguire led Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 and 6-3 before eventually going down 10-7 to the Englishman in their first-round match. Picture: PA.

Snooker: Stephen Maguire blows golden chance against Ronnie O’Sullivan

Stephen Maguire says he has almost given up hope of becoming world champion after he blew a four-frame lead against Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Betfred World Championship.

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Katie Price, 39, had vowed to finish the London Marathon even if she had to crawl over the line, but did not make the end of today's race

Katie Price fires back after failing to finish London Marathon

Katie Price has stuck her tongue out at those making negative comments after she failed to finish the London Marathon.

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Callum Hawkins collapses with exhaustion near the end of the men's marathon in Gold Coast. Picture: Getty Images

Online trolls abuse Games marathon winner for not helping Hawkins

Commonwealth Games marathon winner Michael Shelley has been targeted by a torrent of online abuse for failing to stop and help stricken Scottish runner Callum Hawkins.

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Tom Daley (right) with Daniel Goodfellow after winning gold medals in the men's synchronised 10m platform final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Olympic diver Tom Daley to take gay rights campaign to Russia

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is prepared to take his gay rights campaign to Russia when he competes in next month’s World Series.

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Mo Farah crosses the finish line to take third place during the Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: Getty Images

London Marathon 2018: Mo Farah breaks British marathon record

Sir Mo Farah broke the British marathon record with an unofficial time of two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds to finish third in the 2018 London Marathon.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan was in good spirits as he took part in a media day in Sheffield. Picture: Getty.

Which Ronnie O’Sullivan will be on show at the Crucible?

Ronnie O’Sullivan is 42 years old yet ageless. The grey flecks about his head have no purchase on his talent, which, given five ranking title victories already this season, might even be delivering better snooker than ever. 
Imagine that.

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Ryan Sidebottom bowls during an LV County Championship match between Yorkshire and Somerset. File picture: Getty images

Ryan Sidebottom, ex-Yorkshire and England bowler, signs for Grange

GRANGE have pulled off a stunning pre-season signing coup by snapping up ex-England star Ryan Sidebottom.

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Vicente, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, wins last year's Coral Scottish Grand National. Picture: Craig Watson/PA

Vicente’s Scottish National hat-trick chances firming up

Paul Nicholls believes Vicente
has a “massive chance” of becoming the first horse in over a century to win three consecutive renewals of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday.

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When young athletes burst into the public eye, they have an opportunity to capitalise on their hard work. Picture: Shutterstock

Scottish sports stars should 'safeguard lucrative deals'

Gold medals are only part of the equation for young sports stars. Rosemary Gallagher finds out what they should think about in legal terms

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William Buick rode Masar to win The bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott’s Folsom Blue skips Ayr’s Scottish Grand National

Gordon Elliott’s Folsom Blue was a notable absentee among the final declarations for tomorrow’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

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Callum Hawkins was in gold medal position in the Commonwealth Games marathon when he collapsed twice (Picture: Getty)

Kevan Christie: Why we should stop running marathons

So, it’s that time of the year again when would-be Mo Farah’s don their new trainers, possibly dress up as a giant rabbit or Elvis and prepare to run a marathon.

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Swimmer Duncan Scott arrives at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Games hero Duncan Scott returns home to student life

Duncan Scott believes coming home to a freezing flat will soon bring him back down to earth after his Commonwealth Games heroics.

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Team Scotland return to Glasgow Airport. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Team Scotland return home after best ever overseas Commonwealth Games

Scotland’s Commonwealth Games stars have been welcomed home after setting a new overseas medal record.

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Team Scotland pose with their medals at Glasgow Airport after arriving back in the country. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Team Scotland touch down in Glasgow after record medal haul in Australia

Team Scotland have touched down in Glasgow following their record performance at the Commonwealth Games.

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Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton , but eventually finished fifth after being penalised ten seconds as a result of his collision with Sebastian Vettel. Picture: Getty.

Formula One: Niki Lauda tells Max Verstappen - ‘Change your style’

Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has led the calls for Max Verstappen to change his style following the collision with championship leader Sebastian 
Vettel in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

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Swimmer Duncan Scott, who won six medals, epitomised the excellence of Team Scotland's effort at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jeff Holmes.

Team Scotland chief hails their ‘best-ever Commonwealth Games’

With 44 medals tucked away in their baggage as they head home from the Gold Coast, Team Scotland can be proud of having put on their best ever performance at a Commonwealth Games.

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Could it be the end of the road for the Caps?

FAQs: The future of the Edinburgh Capitals and the Murrayfield Racers

The future of the Edinburgh Capitals looks in doubt after a rival organisation claimed to have secured a contract to play top-level ice hockey in Edinburgh.

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Murrayfield Racers set to make return as Hand group wins ice rink contract

Racers Leisure Limited have secured a contract to play ice hockey in Edinburgh and aim to compete under the name ‘Murrayfield Racers’.

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Scotland's Callum Hawkins collapsed while leading the Commonwealth Games marathon on Sunday with just a mile-and-a-half to go. Picture: Jeff Holmes/Handout Photo/PA Wire.

Marathon runner Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital after collapse

Scotland’s Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital, his country has confirmed.

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