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Box­ing

Dil­lian Whyte has an­nounced a split from his trainer Mark Tibbs ahead of his heavy­weight fight with Alexan­der Povetkin on Aug 22. Whyte, who linked up with Tibbs af­ter his de­feat to An­thony Joshua in 2015 and has been un­de­feated since, said the de­ci­sion was am­i­ca­ble. Whyte’s bout with Povetkin will fea­ture as part of the Fight Camp se­ries, tak­ing place be­hind closed doors in the gar­den of his pro­moter Ed­die Hearn.

Cricket

Lan­cashire may have to play all of their matches away from home this sea­son. County cricket has been cleared to start on Aug 1 and will have short­ened red-ball and white-ball com­pe­ti­tions this sum­mer. But the Red Rose could be with­out a home venue as Emi­rates Old Traf­ford is be­ing used by England as a biose­cure venue, which means their ground­staff might not have time to pre­pare Liver­pool CC as an al­ter­na­tive ground.

Ten­nis

Alexan­der Zverev has an­nounced for­mer world No 3 David Fer­rer will join his coach­ing team on a trial ba­sis. Fer­rer brought the cur­tain down on his play­ing ca­reer in May last year, with the Spa­niard los­ing his fi­nal match at the Madrid Mas­ters to Zverev. But the pair will now link up af­ter Zverev, the cur­rent world No 7, wrote on his In­sta­gram story yes­ter­day: “I am go­ing through a trial pe­riod with David Fer­rer on my team.”

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