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Northampton furious that biter Chris Ashton escaped sanction during match

Northampton Saints' Michael Paterson tackled by Saracen’s Chris Ashton

Northampton have responded bitterly to Chris Ashton’s 13-match ban for biting their prop Alex Waller, upset the Saracens wing was allowed to remain on the field throughout last Saturday’s match. Saints believe the incident should have been referred immediately to the television match official and say the failure to do so cost them a potential victory.

Mo Farah and Rafael Nadal named in latest leak from Fancy Bears hacking group

Athletics - Men's 5000m Victory Ceremony

Mo Farah is the latest British athlete to face scrutiny over his use of so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) after his confidential medical data was leaked online. Farah, the double gold medallist at the 2016 Olympics, is one of eight more British athletes who competed in Rio de Janeiro whose records were released on Monday by the Fancy Bears hacking group, believed to have links to Russia.

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Anthony Joshua

Eric Molina leaves his classroom behind to face Anthony Joshua

Boxing loves a backstory – which is why the sport, for all its faults, remains so captivating. There are tales of redemption, revenge, poverty and pain inside the ring and now comes a rather unusual one to British shores – the Mexican-American heavyweight who doubles up as a special-needs teacher.

Chess

Chess masters show virtues of a slower pace of sport

Sometimes sport is at its most tense when it is at its most still – in those micro‑lulls before world title fights as the protagonists coil in their corners, awaiting the bell, and adrenaline and testosterone races through the crowd like white water; between the purse of a referee’s lips and the first step in a shootout; before the starter’s pistol shatters the hush of an Olympic 100m final; and, yes, when the world chess champion is hunched over the board, brain scurrying back and forth through innumerable tunnels of calculation looking for a clear path to victory.

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Anthony Joshua

Eric Molina leaves his classroom behind to face Anthony Joshua

Boxing loves a backstory – which is why the sport, for all its faults, remains so captivating. There are tales of redemption, revenge, poverty and pain inside the ring and now comes a rather unusual one to British shores – the Mexican-American heavyweight who doubles up as a special-needs teacher.