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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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Magnus Carlsen emulates Boris Spassky and reaps reward at Qatar Open

Magnus Carlsen’s bold decision to play in an open tournament, the first reigning world champion to do so since Boris Spassky in 1971, paid off handsomely this week at Qatar when the 25-year-old Norwegian won first prize unbeaten on 7/9 with one of his best performances. He tied with Yu Yangyi, then crushed his Chinese rival 2-0 in the speed tie-break.

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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.