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Cy­cling

Si­mon Yates has signed a new two-year deal to re­main with Mitchel­ton-Scott un­til the end of the 2022 sea­son. The 2018 Vuelta a Es­pana cham­pion and two-time Tour de France stage win­ner had been linked with a move away from the team af­ter a spell of un­cer­tainty over their long-term fu­ture in the sport fol­low­ing the col­lapse of a takeover deal in­volv­ing the Manuela Fun­da­cion ear­lier this sum­mer. But with a new com­mit­ment in place from owner Gerry Ryan, Yates, 28, has fi­nalised a two-year deal to stay with the team he joined along­side his twin brother Adam when they turned pro­fes­sional in 2014.

Rugby League

St He­lens winger Tommy Makin­son has been banned for five games and fined £500 af­ter plead­ing guilty hav­ing been charged with “other con­trary be­hav­iour”. The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional was in­volved in an in­ci­dent in the 13th minute of Sun­day’s Su­per League game, where he ap­peared to grab the tes­ti­cles of Castle­ford prop Liam Watts. A Rugby Foot­ball League op­er­a­tional rules tri­bunal ruled yes­ter­day that the of­fence was Grade E, the fifth most se­ri­ous of the six avail­able cat­e­gories.

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