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Horse racing to bid farewell to record-breaking jockey McCoy

After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the aptly named Box Office on Saturday.

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Maloney back as boxing promoter after sex change

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney poses,  during a press conference,  in central London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The boxing promoter behind Lennox Lewis’ rise to becoming world heavyweight champion is returning to the sport after undergoing a sex change.  Kellie Maloney announced Thursday she is resuming her career as a promoter and has taken on two unheralded British fighters. Under her previous name, Frank, Maloney was Lewis’ promoter as the British fighter won heavyweight titles in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — Weeks after completing a sex change, the boxing promoter behind Lennox Lewis’ rise to world heavyweight champion is back working in the sport.

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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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Arsenal looks to delay Chelsea’s title coronation

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Chelsea holding a 10-point lead in the Premier League with six games left, it’s surely no longer a question of whether the team will win the title.

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Luis Suarez and Barcelona lead AP Global Football 10

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, reacts after scoring against Valencia during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was first in the Associated Press Global Football 10 player vote on Tuesday, and his team was also at the top of the list.

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