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Tour de France: Britain's Chris Froome says 2020 Tour route is 'brutal' as he aims for fifth title

Chris Froome sat next to Ineos team-mate and defending champion Egan Bernal as the 2020 Tour de France route was unveiled



Britain's Chris Froome has called the route for the 107th edition of the Tour de France "brutal" as he aims for a record-equalling fifth title.

Riders will face 29 mountains on the 3,470km (2,156-mile) 21-stage route, which starts in Nice on 27 June.

Read more: Tour de France: Britain's Chris Froome says 2020 Tour route is 'brutal' as he aims for fifth title

Cech named Man of the Match on ice hockey debut wearing Chelsea and Arsenal-inspired helmet


The goalkeeper, who retired from football this summer, put in a match-winning performance as Guildford Phoenix beat Swindon Wildcats 2 on penalties - Getty Images




Petr Cech was named Man of the Match in his first game since signing for ice hockey side Guildford Phoenix on Sunday.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper, now 37, was the star man in Guildford’s win over Swindon Wildcats 2 in the NIHL 2, after a game tied 2-2 went to a penalty decider.

Read more: Cech named Man of the Match on ice hockey debut wearing Chelsea and Arsenal-inspired helmet

Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah's former coach banned for four years for doping violations

Salazar (centre) alongside Farah (right) and training partner Galen Rupp (left) at the London 2012 Olympics



Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's former athletics coach - has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of doping violations.

Salazar runs the Nike Oregon Project - home to British four-time Olympic champion Farah from 2011 until 2017.

Read more: Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah's former coach banned for four years for doping violations

Rugby World Cup 2019 Report: Ruthless England run in seven tries as they thrash United States


Tom Curry celebrates




England hit their World Cup straps with a seven-try demolition of the USA to make it two bonus-point wins from two.

Billy Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie scored first-half tries from driving mauls after skipper George Ford went under the posts after six minutes.

Read more: Rugby World Cup 2019 Report: Ruthless England run in seven tries as they thrash United States

Russian doping scandal: Russia faces ban from all major sports events - Wada

Russian athletes were allowed to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio



Russia could face a ban from all major sports events over "discrepancies" in a lab database, the World Anti-Doping Agency has warned.

The country has been given three weeks to explain "inconsistencies" or risk being excluded from the Olympics and world championships.

Read more: Russian doping scandal: Russia faces ban from all major sports events - Wada


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