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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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The race for the American League MVP

Rookie sensation Mike Trout has dominated MLB news this year since his early-season call up but has his recent dip in form hurt his chances of taking home the award for best player in the American League?

Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Ascot

The Queen’s Guy Fawkes is put down after suffering a serious injury

The Queen’s hopes of seeing her colours carried to victory at Royal Ascot in the week of her 90th birthday celebrations suffered a miserable reverse here on Thursday as Guy Fawkes, her runner in the King George V Handicap, sustained a serious injury in the early stages of the race and was subsequently put down.

Blaine ridden by Kieren Fallon wins the 5.50 Investec Asset Management Stakes

Kieren Fallon retires from racing owing to mental health issues

Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 51 as a consequence of struggles with his mental health. The six-times champion jockey, who has taken no rides over the past week, asked the Irish Turf Club’s chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, to break the news on his behalf.

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Anthony Joshua during the press conference

Anthony Joshua vows to humble Eric Molina in IBF title fight

A knockout machine in the ring, Anthony Joshua has developed a reputation as one of boxing’s more genial figures out of it. So it came as a surprise to hear the heavyweight express his desire to make the Mexican American Eric Molina “look like shit” when the pair square up next month.