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Yulia Efimova. Picture: REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH

More Russians banned in mounting Olympic toll

It remains to be seen how many will actually take part in the Games because several federations have yet to weigh in

A good run could turn Mick Goss’s year around

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK

A win by Summerhill-bred runners means the stud supremo has won the Breeders Championship for the 10th time

Sensations last year, McIlroy and Spieth are now underdogs

TEE-OFF:  Rory McIlroy gets in some practice ahead of Thursday’s PGA Championship. Picture: EPA/JASON SZENES

The champion golfers’ status as longshots at Baltusrol underlines how quickly the sporting landscape can change

Yellow to gold, Froome eyes road to more glory

UNDER ATTACK: Chris Froome at the start of Monday’s 16th stage after which he retained the yellow jersey. Picture: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER

British rider Chris Froome missed out on gold at London 2012, but looks almost unbeatable in the Rio road races

Bubba out to have a ball at the Olympics


Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson in full swing for golf’s return to the Olympic line-up after a 112-year absence

Rosberg hopes to get back on top ‘at home’

Nico Rosberg. Picture: EPA/ATTILA KOVACS

The German wants a home win to close the gap between him and rival Lewis Hamilton at the halfway point of the Grand Prix season

Puma sponsorship could still have legs even after Usain Bolt retires

FLEET-FOOTED: Usain Bolt reacts after winning the 200m final at the world championships in Beijing, China in August. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY

Athletes’ careers are finite — but what Puma can learn from rivals Nike and Adidas, is that leaving the field need not mean leaving the advertising arena

Can Grace win to break SA’s four-year Majors drought?

Branden Grace during the first round of the SA Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg last month. He withdrew from next week’s Joburg Open as he has qualified to play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in the US. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LUKE WALKER

If first-time Major winner emerges this week‚ it would be fifth time in history there have been four new Major champions in single season

Defending champion Day confident at stormy PGA

Henrik Stenson. Picture: REUTERS/PAUL CHILDS

World No1 Jason Day of Australia will try to defend his first Major title secured at Whistling Straits last year

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