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Sport in brief: April 19, 2022

Men’s Cycling: Sir Bradley Wiggins has revealed he was sexually groomed by a coach when he was just 13 years old.

The 2012 Tour de France winner and three-time Olympic champion said he did not feel he could speak up at the time due to a difficult relationship with his stepfather.

Speaking to Men’s Health UK about his allegations, Wiggins said: “I was groomed by a coach when I was younger — I was about 13 — and I never fully accepted that.”

Men’s Football: VAR technology will be introduced in Scottish football’s top flight next season after plans were backed by clubs today.

The video technology will be installed in every Premiership ground over the coming months, and is expected to be available to assist referees after the World Cup in December.

The SPFL will use the Hawkeye Innovations System, which is used in the English Premier League among other leagues.

Women’s Golf: Ash Barty is swapping her tennis racket for golf clubs to take part in the celebrity Icons Series event in the United States this summer.

The 25-year-old made the shock announcement that she was retiring last month, saying that after winning the Australian Open she no longer had the drive to keep competing.

The event will pit teams representing the USA and the rest of the world against each other in a 10-hole team match-play format.

Men’s Snooker: Ronnie O’Sullivan could be sanctioned after appearing to make a lewd gesture at the World Snooker Championship.

O’Sullivan missed a black off the spot in the 13th frame of his 10-5 first-round victory over David Gilbert and appeared to make the gesture while walking back to his seat.

The 46-year-old, who will meet Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen next at the Crucible, faces a possible fine.


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