In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

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The ITF tribunal verdict against Maria Sharapova shredded the Russian’s defence. Photograph: Afp

The devastating 33-page judgment by an International Tennis Federation tribunal that deftly skewers Maria Sharapova’s defence for taking the performan(...)