The European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey has advised Mo Farah to sever ties with his coach Alberto Salazar after doping allegations were made against the renowned American coach.A BBC documentary has alleged that Salazar gave the banned steroid testosterone to Farah’s training partner, Galen Rupp, when he was only 16, while several former members of Salazar’s Project Oregon training camp told the programme about other occasions where dubious practices apparently took place.
There is no suggestion Farah is involved but Pavey has warned her British team-mate to be wary of how his relationship with Salazar could be misconstrued.
“As an athlete, you don’t want to associate yourself with people that have got accusations and allegations against them,” she said. “I’m not here to accuse anyone but if there was anybody I was slightly associated with that I suddenly realised had these accusations against them – or any of my training partners – I’d run a mile.”
Amir Khan outpointed Chris Algieri to stay on course for a September showdown with Floyd Mayweather, but failed to deliver the statement that might have made the fight a mandate. Khan overcame a spirited challenge from Algieri to win a unanimous decision in a 12-round welterweight fight before a crowd of 7,372. One ringside judge scored it 115-113, while the other two had it 117-111.
England’s Adil Rashid put in a record-breaking performance in the defeat of New Zealand. Rashid scored an impressive 69 runs to break the all-time seventh stand partnership with Jos Buttler on June 9. Off-spinner Rashid went on to claim a personal best four wickets for 55 runs to complete New Zealand’s humiliation.
“I thought we played exceptionally well as a team,” Rashid said. “I chipped in with a few runs so that gives you confidence with the ball.”
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more and hopefully, Inshallah, long may this [my form] continue”.
Women’s doubles top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the French Open after losing to seventh-seeded pair of Bethanie Mattek-Sands States and Lucie Safarova in the quarter-finals.
The Indo-Swiss pair lost 7-5, 6-2 to the Czech-American duo on June 3.
Mirza and Hingis fought evenly with their opponents in the first set but lost steam at the most crucial juncture to fall behind.
Mattek-Sands and Safarova closed out the match comfortably in the second. They claimed 70 points in total in the match compared to 61 for Mirza and Hingis.
Transfer rumours: Man United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward met with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s agent Karim Djaziri in London on June 3, amid reports United could lodge a £40m bid for the 27-year-old.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reject a return to AC Milan to be a Paris Saint-Germain player again next season, the French champions’ president has said.
Ibrahimovic, 33, has only a year left on his PSG deal, and AC Milan Chair Silvio Berlusconi said he was “fixated” on bringing the Sweden international, who left the Rossoneri to join PSG in 2012, back to the San Siro.