Equine flu latest: Top 10 tweets on hilarious night as the racing world waited for the BHA's big decision

We've picked out the most memorable tweets on an evening that saw the social media platform approach internal combustion. It was almost as if the racing population totally lost its mind. The BHA had announced earlier in the day that a decision on when racing would return would be made 'no earlier then 10.30pm'. As it was, the statement didn't […]

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Melbourne go top in NBL, dent 36ers’ hopes

Defending premiers Melbourne United have gone top of the NBL ladder while handing the Adelaide 36ers a costly home defeat as they rallied to win an 89-87 thriller. United improved their record to 17-9 – overtaking the Sydney Kings (17-9) on percentage – with two games remaining in their regular season Adelaide (14-13) could have sealed the fourth and final […]

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The top 20 funniest fantasy football team names revealed

Ben Griffiths has a look at the top 20, as ranked in a poll this week by website Reddit. Chicken Tikka Mo Salah Egyptian take on the nation’s favourite dish. NoIngsMeeNoAyew . . . Zaha! Southampton’s Danny Ings, Burnley’s Ben Mee and Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha are all crammed into this Abba-themed team name. Me, My Delph And I Man City’s […]

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Taliban bring top leader into negotiations with US

Kabul: A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it negotiates with the United States over ending the 17-year Afghan war, the Taliban said Friday. Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior Taliban military commander, was arrested in Pakistan in 2010. His release is […]

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Waiting Patiently in top form as he bids to win the King George crown at Kempton

While most people are sleeping off too much turkey, looking for receipts from the fourth pair of socks and getting stuck into a drunken argument with the in-laws, the Yorkshire trainer will have the delights of the M1 to amuse her. Missing the festive trimmings won’t bother Jefferson, though. Her Christmas highlight comes on Boxing Day when stable star Waiting […]

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Brilliant Frodon defies top weight to win his second Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham

The pint-sized chaser jumped like a stag for Bryony Frost and fought off all challengers to win the big race at Cheltenham under top weight. The six-year-old had a ding-dong battle for much of the race up front with Baron Alco (5-1), who finished ahead of Frodon (7-1) when winning the BetVictor Gold Cup last time. But Frodon's jumping stood […]

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Drug shock as top jockey Kieran Shoemark suspended from duty after failing test

The jockey is alleged to have tested positive for cocaine and could face a lengthy ban from the sport. Firmly in the up-and-coming category, Shoemark, who has ridden in the Queen's silks, has been suspended from riding since Wolverhampton late last month. The jockey had made waves in recent weeks with wins for Godolphin and a Royal Ascot victory – […]

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Top Brit rower Anna Thornton, 21, in coma after falling down stairs in USA

Team GB star Thornton, 21, was hurt in the fall earlier this month in Washington, US, and is said to be in a "stable but serious condition". The World Under-23s champion in the double scull, from Nottingham, is studying in Seattle. In a statement, the University of Washington, where Thornton has a full scholarship and is studying public health, said: […]

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