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

Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Ascot

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.

‘The Greatest’ was no exaggeration

People gather to look at projected images of Muhammad Ali during a tribute to the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Harlem, New York

There are many stories about Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in 1942 in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a domestic and a man who painted billboards. Born at the hinge of the south, he was spurred on to fight when his bicycle was stolen as a young man. His desire to “whup” the perpetrator led to him learning how to fight.

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Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers looks dejected

Glasgow hammer Leicester in heated European Champions Cup opener

The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.

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Ellis Genge of Leicester Tigers looks dejected

Glasgow hammer Leicester in heated European Champions Cup opener

The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.