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The Fine Cotton ring-in was one of the biggest scandals in Australian horse racing. The plan to swap a slow horse with a much faster look-alike involved a motley crew of small-time crooks, a couple of horses and a hell of a lot of hair dye. Dig is a history podcast with a fresh take on an iconic story from Australia’s not-so-glorious past.

Information from ESPN’s Jeff Legwold was used in this report. LSU defensive back Sevyn Banks, who was strapped to a stretcher and carted off the field Saturday during the win at Auburn, suffered a spinal cord bruise, coach Brian Kelly told reporters Monday. “No structural issues.” Kelly said it was a “scary situation” and thanked Auburn’s medical staff for its support. Banks, a graduate transfer from Ohio State, was injured during the opening kickoff of the game and quickly taken to a hospital.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In announcing his retirement Monday, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith acknowledged that he endured many injuries and wants fans to think about the type of player he was when he was on the field. “But, ultimately, I want them to remember — championship,” Smith said as he flashed the Super Bowl ring on his right hand. On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh recounted the start of the 2012 season when Smith was coming back from a sports hernia injury and was limited to special teams. Smith was frustrated about not playing defense, and Harbaugh told him that he would “make the play that wins us the Super Bowl” if he stuck with it. The defending World Series champion Braves swept the three-game series and moved two games ahead of New York in the National League East.

Every day, Yahoo Sports presents a fast-paced focus on the hottest topics in sports using a provocatively entertaining voice and a surge of unique visuals delights. RON TO REMEMBER Watch Cristiano Ronaldo ‘show respect’ by not stepping on Man City badge MANCHESTER UNITED star didn’t see any game time as his side were trounced 6-3 at the Etihad. Ronaldo, 37, carefully didn’t step on City’s badge as he walked out to take his place on the bench. In-form forward Supachai Chaided scored two goals as Buriram United beat Prachuap 3-1 in Thai League 1 on Sunday night. A new ONE featherweight Muay Thai world champion emerged last week after Thai fighter Tawanchai PK Saenchai ended compatriot Petchmorakot Petchyindee’s 965-day reign as divisional king. Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul has climbed to a career-high No.2 in the world rankings, thanks to a win and a top-four finish on the LPGA Tour in the past two weeks.

Isles sign Barzal to eight-year extension The New York Islanders have signed forward Mathew Barzal to an eight-year extension, the club announced on Tuesday. Blue Jays-Orioles game rained out, doubleheader Wednesday The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays were rained out Tuesday night and are scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday to end the regular season. Despite Baker Mayfield’s struggles with the NFL’s lowest-ranked offense, the Carolina Panthers will not be able to turn to Sam Darnold anytime soon. Darnold is eligible to be activated off injured reserve Monday but is not close to being fully recovered from the high ankle sprain he suffered in late August, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It’s still “going to be a while” before Darnold will be able to return, the source said. MIAMI — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets as he continues to progress through concussion protocol, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday.

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Mississippi State coach Mike Leach had strong opinions about what an SEC sideline reporter should do with her upcoming wedding. The Los Angeles Rams dropped to 2-2 on the season after being dominated by the 49ers Monday night. QB Matthew Stafford said the team has ‘a lot to clean up’ moving forward. Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson was disgusted at having to wear a Green Bay Packers cheesehead after losing a bet to Lauren Sesselmann, a Canadian soccer player.

According to reporters who are in Brooklyn, the Sixers will not play Joel Embiid, James Harden, P.J. Tucker or Danuel House Jr. Extended Silver Ferns squad named to take on Australia The two long-time rivals haven’t met since January. Cheap tickets on offer for RWC to encourage sell out crowds Competition kicks off at Eden Park on Saturday, and it is on track to sell out with more than 30,000 tickets already purchased to that match. Get the Sport Report every Thursday to stay up to speed with everything you need to know in the world of sport. Proteas all-rounder Sune Luus respects the much-anticipated return of regular captain Dane van Niekerk ahead of the T20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa.

With a win over Miami, Atlanta captured a division title, forcing the Mets into this week’s wild-card round of the playoffs. Becky Sauerbrunn said any official found to have failed to protect players “should be gone.” As she spoke, the owner of her club, the Portland Thorns, said he would leave the team temporarily. Mad Bets A 30-minute sports betting show covering each week’s slate of NFL games. Organisers yesterday confirmed the 12 teams ready to compete in the US$25 million LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok this week as the new circuit’s season-long competition hits the home stretch. UFC President Dana White sounded off on the fighting abilities of women mixed martial artists in his combat sport on Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

The University of Wisconsin announced they have fired head coach Paul Chryst in a surprising move following another blowout loss Saturday. Braehead ClanGlasgow Clan drops chief executive in response to rape-accused player signingGareth Chalmers has been dropped by the team less than a week after it announced it was adding Finnish defender Lasse Uusivirta to the squad. Researchers say figures show former internationals are 15 times more likely to develop motor neurone disease. Amateur basketball tournaments in rural villages in China have become a phenomenon in the country, drawing big crowds and the attention of national media. Denis Green of Mailman Group relates the tale and considers the lessons for other sports.

It is a busy week in golf as Jon Rahm returns to the DP World Tour. It’s been a busy season for the Bit O’ Red as they progressed in Europe, but look set to fall short of qualification for next year’s continental action. Meath have claimed 13 of the 45 nominations as they retained the Brendan Martin Cup in style against Kerry, who still have an impressive พนันบอลออนไลน์ฟรี 11 players represented. Sana Mir becomes first Asian woman to play 100 T20 International matches. Marsh’s return is good news for defending champions Australia in the lead-up to the World Cup. Invicta Dynamos coach Karl Lennon was devastated to see Saturday’s game abandoned against the Slough Jets because of malfunctioning ice machinery.