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Brianna McNeal, Olympic 100m hurdles champion, could face eight-year ban

The Olympic 100m hurdles champion, Brianna McNeal, could face an eight-year ban after becoming the latest big-name athlete to be charged with an anti-doping violation. In a statement, the Athletics Integrity Unit said the 29-year-old American had been provisionally suspended after being charged with “tampering within the results management process”, but did not give any …

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Hank Aaron obituary

For three decades the baseball player Hank Aaron, who has died aged 86, held the record for hitting more home runs – 755 – than anyone in major league history, and will be remembered in particular for No 715, which broke Babe Ruth’s career record. America had invested the number 714 with mythic significance, and …