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Terry Flanagan ends Derry Mathews’ hopes with points win

Boxing Gloves

No amount of sentiment could carry the wholehearted Liverpool veteran Derry Mathews to a fairytale high point of a long, hard career here on Saturday night but, in front of his own fans, he gave the world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan all the trouble he could handle over 12 absorbing rounds.



Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - Stage 21 from Chantilly to Paris, France

Chris Froome's Tour de France win puts him among greats

You cannot help but feel for Christian Prudhomme. In his 10 years at the head of the Tour de France the amiable Frenchman has set himself the mission of livening up the event, making it less predictable and processional, and, as far as possible, ensuring suspense is maintained to the end.