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Roger Federer Leads Calls For Biological Passports to Catch Drug Cheats

Roger Federer At The US Open

When Roger Federer this week called for the introduction of biological passports in tennis, the man with the most polished image in the sport hit a clean winner. As the most popular player in the world, an influential member of the ATP players' council, the owner of 17 grand slam titles and a magnet for high-level endorsements that lift his annual earnings beyond $50m (£32.2m) a year Federer is listened to at all levels of the game.

Lamont Peterson's Comeback Highlights Boxing's Sterility Over Steroids

Boxing Gloves

Boxing has an almost insoluble dilemma. Suspicions have been rife for the past few years that several top-flight boxers use performance-enhancing drugs (a couple have even been caught, while others have proclaimed their innocence, in and out of court), but the cancellation of a major fight costs fighters and their connections – as well as promoters and their television backers – so many millions that there is little collective will for discovery.



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Billy Joe Saunders outsmarts Andy Lee to win WBO middleweight title

Respect filled the air in Manchester on Saturday night – too much of it for many of the 7,000-plus customers, probably – but Billy Joe Saunders, the new champion, and Andy Lee, the departing king, brought a good deal of honour to their sport and their community during 12 tense rounds for the WBO middleweight title.