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Jun 20, 2015

Hit me hard because I fight like a man, says Briton Ryan

BAKU (Reuters) – Sparring in the gym with her brother and other male boxers is an integral part of Sandy Ryan’s training regime and if you don’t punch her hard she’ll thump you back harder.

The British light-welterweight has learned her ring skills from older brother Dave, who goes by the nickname “Rocky” and won the Commonwealth title in the same weight division.

Jun 20, 2015

Hit me hard because I fight like a man, says Ryan

BAKU (Reuters) – Sparring in the gym with her brother and other male boxers is an integral part of Sandy Ryan’s training regime and if you don’t punch her hard she’ll thump you back harder.

The British light-welterweight has learned her ring skills from older brother Dave, who goes by the nickname “Rocky” and won the Commonwealth title in the same weight division.

Jun 20, 2015

Amialiusik pounces late to take road race gold

BAKU (Reuters) – Alena Amialiusik’s power-packed finish in a three-way sprint secured European Games road race gold for the Belarusian around the streets of Baku on Saturday.

Amialiusik, 26, timed her challenge to perfection in scorching heat, hovering behind her rivals before stepping on the gas 50 metres from the finish of the 120.7 km course.

Jun 19, 2015

Joker Isaev keeps cool head to land Taekwondo gold for hosts

BAKU (Reuters) – World champion Radik Isaev, who has a reputation as a joker, handed hosts Azerbaijan another European Games gold when he got the better of Russian Vladislav Larin in a tense men’s taekwondo +80kg final on Friday.

Isaev prevailed 4-3 after three hard-fought rounds amid raucous cheers at the Crystal Hall, falling to his knees to kiss the mat before embracing his coach and embarking on a lap of honour with the Azeri flag draped around him.

Jun 19, 2015

Gold-hungry Adams makes confident start but old adversary looms

BAKU (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams said she feels back to her best following shoulder surgery last year after the flyweight set up a quarter-final meeting with old adversary Stoyka Petrova at the European Games on Friday.

Adams went through the motions in taking a unanimous verdict over Hungarian Katalin Ancsin straight after Bulgarian Petrova had also eased through against Frenchwoman Wassila Lkhadiri.

Jun 19, 2015

European-Gold-hungry Adams makes confident start but old adversary looms

BAKU, June 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams said she feels back to her best following shoulder surgery last year after the flyweight set up a quarter-final meeting with old adversary Stoyka Petrova at the European Games on Friday.

Adams went through the motions in taking a unanimous verdict over Hungarian Katalin Ancsin straight after Bulgarian Petrova had also eased through against Frenchwoman Wassila Lkhadiri.

Jun 6, 2015

Dettori savours ‘Golden’ moment after Derby glory

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) – Frankie Dettori’s journey back to the pinnacle of flat racing after a drugs ban and split from Godolphin was completed on Saturday when he rode his second English Derby winner as Golden Horn powered to victory at Epsom.

The exuberant Italian steered unbeaten favourite Golden Horn (13-8) to a 3-1/2 lengths success for trainer and old boss John Gosden, who Dettori credited with helping to resurrect his tainted career.

May 14, 2015

Cueto bows out with ‘ghost try’ still a hot topic

LONDON (Reuters) – Eight years on from his World Cup final try that never was, former England winger Mark Cueto heads into retirement fully aware he will be asked about it “until the grave”.

“I personally don’t think about it. But I get asked every day, particularly in World Cup year. It’s a question I’m going to get asked until the day I die,” one-club man Cueto told Reuters ahead of his final match on Saturday for Sale Sharks.

May 14, 2015

Rugby-Cueto bows out with ‘ghost try’ still a hot topic

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – Eight years on from his World Cup final try that never was, former England winger Mark Cueto heads into retirement fully aware he will be asked about it “until the grave”.

“I personally don’t think about it. But I get asked every day, particularly in World Cup year. It’s a question I’m going to get asked until the day I die,” one-club man Cueto told Reuters ahead of his final match on Saturday for Sale Sharks.

May 2, 2015

Toulon’s globetrotters are an amazing bunch – Laporte

LONDON (Reuters) – Some have labelled Toulon the Harlem Globetrotters of rugby with big-name players who care only about money, but for coach Bernard Laporte the seam of rich talent at his disposal is made of are “amazing individuals” who put the team to the fore.

Toulon’s spending via comic magnate Mourad Boudjellal’s generous wallet has paid rich dividends with a third successive European title secured on Saturday.