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Ma’ama Molitika: Ex-Tonga and Cardiff Blues flanker retires aged 45

Former Cardiff Blues flanker Ma’ama Molitika has announced his retirement at the age of 45. Molitika made 112 appearances over seven seasons for the Arms Park side. He was part of the Blues team that won the now defunct Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2006-07 and the European Challenge Cup in 2009-10. The Tonga international has been […]

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James Cronin: Munster prop given one-month doping ban over ‘unintentional breach’

Munster prop James Cronin has been handed a one-month ban for an unintentional anti-doping violation after a mix-up in a pharmacy led to him receiving the wrong medication. The Ireland player failed the doping test after Munster’s Champions Cup home game against Racing 92 in November. The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone. A […]

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Shane Lowry: Open champion excited by PGA return plan

Open champion Shane Lowry aims to “hit the ground running” after the PGA Tour announced a scheduled resumption on 11 June. The tour has been suspended since 12 March because of Covid-19 but a return, behind closed doors, is planned at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. “I’m very excited as it gives me a […]

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London Marathon: Were you due to run? What activity is filling the void?

This Sunday thousands of runners should have been taking part in the 40th London Marathon. Normally, it would have marked the end of months of hard winter training and in the process raised millions of pounds for charities. But because of coronavirus the event has been postponed until 4 October, leaving a big gap in […]

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Lockdown ‘brings positives’ for athletics – Scottish Athletics chair

Nicola Sturgeon is a convert, and she is far from the only one. Scotland’s First Minister tweeted on Saturday about “taking my own advice” and getting out for a run, extolling its benefits for physical and mental health. Exercise has taken on heightened importance amid the coronavirus lockdown, with the UK government telling councils that […]

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Chris Mosier: US’ first transgender international athlete

“I remember sitting in therapy, prior to coming out, and thinking ‘is it safe do this?’ And then I decided it wasn’t a matter of ‘can it be done?’ but ‘why not me?’” Chris Mosier became the first transgender athlete to represent the United States in international competition when he took part in the Duathlon […]

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Andy Murray says tennis’s current ‘Big Three’ are the greatest players of all time

The debate in tennis over who is the greatest player of all time — the GOAT — has raged on for years. But with the way Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated in grand slams over the last 20 years, people are now suggesting that the current ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis […]