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Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

Jockey Tony McCoy parades Box Office in front of the grandstand following the last race of his career, at Sandown Park racecourse, London, Saturday, April 25, 2015. McCoy retires Saturday after being champion jump jockey for 20 consecutive years. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

ESHER, England (AP) — Surrounded by an 18,000-capacity crowd at Sandown Park racecourse, Tony McCoy pulled down his goggles to mask the tears.

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Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence

WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford sealed its return to the Premier League after an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday and seeing its promotion rivals stumble in England’s second tier.

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Tottenham could share new stadium with NFL team

LONDON (AP) — Wembley Stadium may not be the only London venue in the NFL’s future.

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Doping cases cast shadow on Kenya rivalry in London Marathon

Elite Kenyan athletes Wilson Kipsang, left, and Dennis Kimetto, right, who will compete in the London Marathon, pose for the media near Tower Bridge in London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Kipsang and Kimetto, both marathon world record breakers will compete head-to-head for the first time in the 35th London Marathon which will take place on Sunday April 26. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — With a field that features five of the seven fastest men’s marathoners in history, Sunday’s race in London shapes up as a showcase of Kenyan distance running.

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English soccer pauses to remember deadly 1985 Bradford fire

In this May 11, 1985 file photo, a police officer runs past the blazing main stand at Bradford City's Valley Parade football ground in Bradford, England. It’s approaching 30 years since Valley Parade, Bradford’s home ground, became an inferno. Fifty-six spectators died and 265 were injured when a fire broke out and engulfed a wooden main stand holding about 3,500 fans during the team’s final match of the season against Lincoln. (PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

BRADFORD, England (AP) — High up in the corner of the stadium, draped over dozens of seats and hidden from the spring sunshine, a message on a giant England flag reads: “You’ll Never Walk Alone. May 11th 1985. RIP.”

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