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Blaney holds on to win NASCAR All-Star race

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney needed two extra laps after thinking he had already won the NASCAR All-Star race and $1 million, staying in front through a green-white-checkered finish after a caution came out just yards before he got to the line the first time. Blaney’s crew was already celebrating the victory in the pit, and the driver had already lowered the window net of his No. 12 Ford

Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates wins stage 14 as Richard Carapaz takes maglia rosa

Simon Yates went solo in the finale to win the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia as Richard Carapaz took over as overall race leader on Saturday. Briton Yates, whose title ambitions had already been dashed, attacked from a group of four with four kilometres left to prevail in Turin after a 147-kilometre ride from Santena. Ecuador’s Carapaz, who was third on the day behind Australia’s Jai Hindley, snatched the

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, May 21

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, May 21 Defeat in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas brought an end to the five-race unbeaten run of NATIVE TRAIL (Curragh, 3.20), but Godolphin’s champion juvenile can make up for it in the Irish equivalent. The son of Oasis Dream returns to the scene of his imperious National Stakes display last September looking to put a narrow Newmarket reverse at the hands of

Mark Wood admits frustration over slow progress from elbow surgery

England fast bowler Mark Wood admitted his progress from an elbow operation is going slower than anticipated, leaving him “clutching at straws” to stay upbeat. Wood has largely been injury-free in the last couple of years and surprised many by sending down the most overs by an England bowler in the Ashes, one of their rare successes in a 4-0 loss in Australia. But his winter took a turn for

Tom Harrison resigns as ECB chief executive amid English cricket shake-up

Tom Harrison has stepped down as chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (Hollie Adams/PA) Tom Harrison has resigned from his role as chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board in yet another major change of personnel at the top of the English game. Harrison’s decision comes after the recent resignations of England’s director of cricket, head coach, assistant coach and captain. The ECB is aleady

‘I wish we had one more day, one more phone call’: Symonds’ impact measured by tributes

A heartfelt letter left by Andrew Symonds’ sister at the scene of his fatal car crash illustrates the enormous impact he had on those who watched him on the cricket field, or shared their lives with him as family and friends. “I wish we had one more day, one more phone call,” Symonds’ sister Louise said. “My heart is broken, I will always love you, my brother.” Queensland Cricket and

Giro d’Italia: Jai Hindley pips Richard Carapaz to stage nine win on Blockhaus climb

Simon Yates suffered more Giro d’Italia disappointment as his hopes of pink were extinguished on the climb of the mighty Blockhaus. Jai Hindley took the stage nine win in a virtual photo finish with Romain Bardet and Richard Carapaz as Juan Pedro Lopez just barely hung on to the pink jersey despite almost crashing on the final climb. That all happened some 11 minutes before Yates – nursing a knee

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in Queensland car crash

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash aged 46. Police said they are investigating the single-vehicle accident that occurred in Queensland at 11pm on Saturday night. Symonds, who was born in Birmingham before moving down under at a young age, played 26 Tests, 198 one-day internationals and 14 T20s for Australia and won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007. A Cricket Australia statement read: “We

Life and origins of Andrew Symonds before his death aged 46

How Andrew Symonds was brought to Australia after being adopted as a baby, was taught to play cricket by his dad with Christmas decorations, and always loved going bush and getting away from it all Andrew Symonds regarded as one of the best all-rounders on the cricket pitch Cricket great played 26 Tests throughout his career between 1999 and 2007 He was born in Birmingham, England, in 1975 before moving