Thursday, 4th June 2020

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International Sport


Ex-ref hits out at Wenger comment  
Ex-Premiership referee Graham Barber believes Arsene Wenger was "completely out of order" for suggesting a Carling Cup final linesman lied.
Arsenal boss Wenger made his comments after the official's report stated Emmanuel Adebayor had punched Chelsea's Frank Lampard during the 2-1 defeat.

War of Attrition misses Gold Cup defence
Cheltenham Gold Cup champion War of Attrition will not defend his crown after being ruled out for the rest of the season because of a leg injury.
He was found to have heat in his leg following an exercise session.
The eight-year-old was second favourite to win the race again at this year's Festival, which starts on 13 March.
Valverde seals Valencia victory  
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde proved he is in good form for the 2007 season by clinching the Tour of Valencia after Saturday's fifth and final stage.
The Caisse D'Epargne rider, runner-up in last year's Tour of Spain, finished fourth on Saturday to top the overall standings ahead of Tadej Valjavec.
Elsewhere, Italian Filippo Pozzato put in a late burst of speed to win the Het Volk single-day race in Belgium.

Gough eyes end of England career
Darren Gough, England's leading one-day wicket-taker, accepts his international career has probably come to an end.
"If I don't play in the World Cup, which I'm not at this moment in time unless something silly happens, I'm not going to play," he told Sportsweek.


Williams could retire on a high  
Danny Williams may quit boxing despite regaining the British heavyweight title from Scott Gammer in Neath on Friday.
Williams stopped his Welsh opponent in the ninth round to win back the crown he first claimed eight years ago.

British attitude delights Collins
UK Athletics chief Dave Collins says the attitude of British athletes at the European Indoor Championships bodes well for the future.
Britain have won five medals, but Collins says the most impressive improvements have been less tangible.
White misses out on Crucible spot
Jimmy White was left "devastated" after missing out on this year's World Championship after losing to Scotland's Jamie Burnett in the qualifying event.
White, a six-time runner-up at the Crucible, lost 10-4 in the penultimate qualifying round in Prestatyn.

Toseland leader after second win
Britain's James Toseland maintained his fine start to the World Superbikes championship with victory and a second place in Phillip Island, Australia.
Toseland matched his results from the opening round in Qatar to move into the lead in the overall standings. Defending champion Troy Bayliss swooped past Toseland, who finished second, late on to take the opening race.

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