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Cheltenham Festival: Bryony Frost makes history on emotional day

Cheltenham Festival: Bryony Frost makes history on emotional day

The words poured out in emotional fashion as Bryony Frost became the first female jockey to win a top-flight race on an inspirational day at the Cheltenham Festival. The 23-year-old Frost was roared home by an ecstatic crowd to win the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase onboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Frodon to secure her place in…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G season crown

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G season crown

In a season of superlatives and shattered records, Mikaela Shiffrin has added the super-G World Cup crown to the overall and slalom titles. The American, who turned 24 on Wednesday, clinched the super-G Crystal Globe at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra to cement her growing status as one of the sport’s greats. She…MORE

Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 10, chooses Great Britain Olympic team

Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 10, chooses Great Britain Olympic team

Sky Brown may only be 10-years-old, but the pint-sized skateboarder, dancer and surfer has ambitions beyond her tender years. Brown was named Thursday in the five-strong British skateboard team that hopes to reach the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. If the team qualifies, Brown will be aged 12 when the Games begin. That would make her…MORE

Found as a dying baby, Haitian Celine Marti is now an international skier

Found as a dying baby, Haitian Celine Marti is now an international skier

Her heart racing and stomach tightening, Celine Marti stands in the start gate and focuses on her breathing. With seconds to go, she looks out at the vertiginous slope in front of her and thinks about her daughter, her parents, and the Haitian people she is representing. Against the odds, she has made it. The…MORE

Beat Feuz wins World Cup downhill title from Dominik Paris

Beat Feuz wins World Cup downhill title from Dominik Paris

Consistency was king for speed merchant Beat Feuz as the Swiss racer successfully defended his World Cup downhill season title in a tense battle with Italian Dominik Paris. The 32-year-old Feuz took an 80-point lead over Paris into the last downhill of the season at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra and finished sixth…MORE

Who needs a ski lift when you can use a Zeppelin?

Who needs a ski lift when you can use a Zeppelin?

The giant Zeppelin hangs above the Alps like the spaceship of another planet descending on our own. But skiers Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger and Fabian Lentsch, come in peace; a trio seeking to achieve a world first. Their aim: to Zeppelin-ski. “We saw a Zeppelin circling around the sky,” recalled Ager of the light-hearted afterthought…MORE

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Could ‘adopted Welshman’ Warren Gatland coach the All Blacks?

Could ‘adopted Welshman’ Warren Gatland coach the All Blacks?

Any doubts as to whether Warren Gatland is amongst rugby’s greatest ever coaches have effectively been put to bed over the past few weeks as Wales surged to a third Six Nations grand slam under the New Zealander’s guidance. Recent victories have been hard-fought and unspectacular, built on gritty defense and tactical nous rather than…

Liverpool back to top of Premier League after victory over Fulham

Liverpool back to top of Premier League after victory over Fulham

He described it as a “brilliant afternoon” but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had a few nervy moments before his side finished off Fulham to return to the top of the Premier League. The Reds won 2-1 at Fulham courtesy of substitute James Milner’s late penalty to move two points clear of Manchester City, which has…

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: World record crowd for women’s club match

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: World record crowd for women’s club match

It was a world record for a club match in women’s football as a crowd of 60,739 turned out to watch Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona in the Spanish capital. The top-of-the-table clash was played in Atletico men’s team’s Wanda Metropolitano instead of the women’s much smaller home stadium which has a capacity of 3,500.…

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with 60th career win

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with 60th career win

It summed up her stellar season. Another race. Another win. The unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin has been scintillating all winter, and she put the gloss on a remarkable campaign with victory in her last race at the World Cup finals in Andorra to push her record 17 wins in a season. The American cemented her status…

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