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André Ayew’s moment of class puts Swansea in driving seat against Barnsley Swansea’s André Ayew scores the only goal of the game at Oakwell to put his side in command of their Championship play-off semi-final with Barnsley. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday it is pushing ahead with many reforms recommended by the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) but hit back by urging the United States to get its own doping house in order. Ahead of WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings this week the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council (USOPC AAC) issued a joint statement renewing calls for WADA to pick up the pace of governance reform efforts.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will not contend in next month's Belmont Stakes after the New York Racing Association (NYRA) temporarily suspended the horse and its famed trainer, Bob Baffert, on Monday following a failed drug test. Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, a banned substance, earlier this month after winning the first of the three legs of horse racing's Triple Crown series. The horse came up short at Saturday's Preakness Stakes, finishing third behind Midnight Bourbon and upset winner Rombauer.
Tottenham left reeling after Harry Kane tells club he wants to leave this summer
Bristol Bears 39 Gloucester 7 At times it felt like Bristol Bears attempted to squeeze more than a year’s worth of action into 80 minutes as their supporters returned to Ashton Gate for the first time since March 2020. It was frantic, madcap and at times touched on the bizarre, but the crowd of 3,128 loved every minute as their side extended their lead at the top of the Premiership table with a victory laced with exhilarating play matched by a profligacy that prevented Pat Lam’s side from running up a cricket score. At least eight try-scoring opportunities were squandered by Bristol but ultimately it mattered little. Bristol were already proving to be an unstoppable force in the Premiership before the return of fans, now that the Ashton Gate is rocking again, with the club hoping to stage a crowd of over 9,000 for their title run-in, they look odds-on to reach the final at Twickenham on June 26. The tries came from Max Malins, Charles Piutau, Ben Earl and Nathan Hughes and Semi Radradra to secure the bonus point, with Gloucester’s defiance peaking before the end of the first half with a try by Santiago Carreras, every piece of action roared on as if it was a World Cup final. “I imagine all the other crowds will be like that - when we walked out it was like a shock, the noise, it was incredible what our fans did,” said Lam. “We talked about getting used to it, but it was great getting this under our belt. I think all the teams will go through that. "I started getting a bit emotional when they came out, I'm getting soft, but it was so wonderful. It would be crazy if we don't finish top, I think we need one more win to secure that home semi-final.” Gloucester’s chances of mounting an effective resistance went as early as the 16th minute when Matias Alemanno was sent off for a tackle that flipped Steven Luatua onto his head. Two penalties by Callum Sheedy was scant reward for Bristol’s dominance from the opening, as Lam’s side sent the tone unleashing wave after wave of adventurous attacking play, with their only flaw their finishing, with just one try by Malins, to show for their efforts by the break.
Advantage Bournemouth. Arnaut Danjuma’s goal is all that separates the sides ahead of Saturday’s return leg in west London, after Jonathan Woodgate’s side deservedly put an end to Brentford’s 12 match unbeaten run. “It’s far from over. We know we’ve got it all on going to Brentford but it’s a slight advantage,” said Woodgate. “We know what a good team they are, especially at home, and I’m sure their fans will be bang up for it.” The combined talent of these two squads is not in question, but the play-offs are a test of nerve, not quality and it is certain to be tense in the second leg. “There’s still massive belief in there,” said Thomas Frank. “We lost our focus on the biggest threat they have, the counter attack. We will be ready and we’ll be coming flying out, 100 per cent.” Frank also complained at the lack of Var in the tie saying that it was “100 per cent a penalty” when Adam Smith collided with Tariqe Fosu-Henry early in the game. Brentford have drawn plenty of admirers for their savvy, “moneyball” approach to recruitment and the attractive style which the affable Frank has employed.
After taking the first set 7-5 despite being 5-2 down, 40-year-old Williams was losing her grip on the match when heavy winds forced her to take her time on serve, resulting in the time violation and a confrontation with the chair umpire. "I can't control God," Williams told the chair umpire after going 4-1 down in the second set. Williams lost her momentum as her unforced errors count continued to rise and a brief resurgence in the decider failed to prevent Schmiedlova from sealing her fourth consecutive victory over the American after two hours and 39 minutes.
Saracens 69 Ampthill 12 Saracens' Lions contingent came through unscathed from another outing in the Championship, with all five of Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly replaced before the 60-minute mark as Saracens ran in 11 tries against Ampthill. The visitors, in sixth place ahead of kick-off after three wins from seven games this season, had their moments in attack but couldn't live with Saracens defensively. Nick Tompkins, Sean Maitland, Ali Crossdale and Tom Woolstencroft all scored braces, with England captain Farrell kicking six conversions before being replaced by Alex Goode on his return for Saracens after playing in Japan. The result means Saracens move up to second and close the gap behind Championship leaders Ealing to five points. Wales centre Tompkins opened the scoring with a pick-and-go, followed by a straightforward rolling maul try for George off a maul. Tompkins was soon over for his second, assisted by Billy Vunipola after the No 8 broke off a scrum. Credit to Ampthill for putting Saracens under pressure, winning a succession of penalties and eventually scoring off a maul through hooker Syd Blackmore. Sarries responded with Sean Maitland crossing in the corner to finish off a slick Saracens attack, with Farrell, George and Daly all involved in the build-up. Farrell, previously perfect with three conversions, missed from the right touchline. Despite the best efforts of Itoje to slow it down Ampthill's maul was still an effective weapon, dominating possession and territory for a while but failing to convert, with matters made worse by a yellow card for Will Porter for a trip on Maitland. Saracens made Ampthill pay, feigning to drive with the maul before George and Aled Davies broke down the blindside, making the most of an overlap for Maitland to stroll over for his second, with Farrell's conversion making the score 33-7 at half-time. Crossdale continued the scoring after half-time, running onto Farrell's cross-field kick, before Mako Vunipola and George were withdrawn two minutes into the second half. Promising full-back Elliott Obatoyinbo then scored Saracens' seventh, stepping his way over after Daly's pass. Saracens maul was just too strong, Tom Woolstencroft next to score from the set-piece having replaced George in what proved to be Itoje's last action for the evening. Woolstencroft was soon over for a second from the maul. Ampthill deserved a second try for their efforts and grabbed one through Spencer Sutherland, running onto Louis Grimoldby's grubber, before more fine footwork from Obatoyinbo to set up Crossdale and a long-range break finished by Dom Morris concluded the rout for Saracens.
Raúl Jiménez is unlikely to be risked for a return this week as Wolves focus on having their £30 million forward ready for next season. Jiménez will see a specialist on Tuesday and is hoping to be given the green light on a return to full contact training, after fracturing his skull in November. The Mexico international is back in training with Nuno Espirito Santo's squad but is still not heading the ball and it is thought very unlikely that he will play until next season. Wolves face Manchester United in their final match at Molineux on Sunday afternoon, with 4,500 fans allowed to attend, and earlier this year it was initially thought that Jiménez could return as a substitute. But the chances of him making an emotional return are understood to be remote at best, with the full focus on ensuring he is fully fit and available for the 2021/22 campaign. Within the club, there is still a sense of relief that Jiménez is poised to resume his career after sustaining the horrific injury in the 2-1 win over Arsenal on Nov 29, below.
Frank felt his side were denied a clear penalty against Bouremouth.
The England captain’s preference is reportedly to stay in the Premier League.
The Premier League club remain tight-lipped over reports Kane has asked to leave in the coming months.
The 23-time grand slam winner beat 17-year-old qualifying wildcard Lisa Pigato 6-3 6-2 in Parma.
Danjuma provided the finish to a flowing move to score the only goal of the play-off semi-final first leg.
A crowd of 3,600 were allowed into the Mend-a-Hose Jungle for the Tigers’ Super League clash with Hull KR.
A limited field of 33,000 runners will return to the starting line for the 50th running of the New York City Marathon in November after it was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The New York City Marathon is a reminder of everything New Yorkers can accomplish with persistence, hard work, and community support," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. New York Road Runners, which puts on the event each year, said runners will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccine and must adhere to government guidelines around travel and quarantine.
Arnaut Danjuma gives Bournemouth play-off advantage over Brentford
Kane has a contract with the north London club until 2024, which could prove to be a stumbling block for a club looking to sign the 27-year-old who is valued at over 100 million pounds ($141.42 million). Sky reported Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have been in touch with Kane's representatives.
There might have been facemasks and social distancing, and no post-match signing of autographs or posing for pictures, but after more than a year without the comforts of live sport the sound of sizzling hot dogs returned to England's sports grounds as coronavirus restrictions were eased on Monday. Both codes of rugby, football, horse and greyhound racing all hosted spectators for the first time in 2021 after the Government allowed larger venues to admit up to 10,000 spectators, with smaller venues having capacities capped at 4,000 or 50 per cent, whichever is the lowest. For the first time in 14 months at Kingston Park on Monday night, where Newcastle hosted Northampton in the Gallagher Premiership, the 1,750 in attendance queued round the block for a fish-and-chip supper, with two-pint cups out in force at the stadium's various watering holes, despite the torrid conditions. Later in the evening, 3,138 flocked to Bristol to watch the Bears' West Country derby against Gloucester at Ashton Gate. In the Super League, more than 10,000 fans across the night's five matches - at Hull, St Helens, Warrington, Castleford and Leigh - were in attendance, with two second-tier matches also hosting rugby league fans. Following Leicester's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea on Saturday, played in front of 21,000 at Wembley, the two Championship play-off matches followed on from the weekend's success. Barnsley welcomed 4,500 spectators to Oakwell for their semi-final against Swansea, with 2,000 in attendance at Dean Court for the other semi-final first-leg, where Bournemouth beat Brentford. Premier League crowds will return on Tuesday after the penultimate round of fixtures were delayed to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions.
The Reds must win their final two games, at Burnley on Wednesday and Crystal Palace at Anfield on the final day, to guarantee a top-four place.