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Farah dominant in final Rio tuneup

Jul 24, 2016

Farah dominant in final Rio tuneup

Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint in a Diamond League meet on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on ...

Jul 24, 2016

Hurricanes, Lions join Highlanders in Super Rugby semifinals

New Zealand’s Hurricanes and South Africa’s Lions booked their places in the Super Rugby semifinals on Saturday, joining the defending champion Highlanders as three of the last four teams in the tournament were decided. The Wellington-based Hurricanes, last year’s losing finalists, crushed the Sharks ...

Jul 23, 2016

India's Kohli posts first double century

Virat Kohli made history by scoring his maiden test double century as India played its their way into a virtually unbeatable position on the second day of the first test against West Indies on Friday. Captain Kohli became the first Indian to post a ...

Jul 23, 2016

Venus advances to Bank of the West Classic semifinals

Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night. The 36-year-old Williams won the last of her 49 singles titles in Taiwan in February. She won the Stanford ...

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Jul 23, 2016

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Chris Froome said his crash on Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France proved the race is never over until the finish line in Paris is crossed. Froome ended the 146-km Alpine stage on teammate Geraint Thomas’s bike with a ripped jersey, while ...

Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

Jul 23, 2016

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a massive doping cover-up, but relations between the two were once much sunnier. When IOC president Thomas Bach was elected in 2013, ...

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Jul 23, 2016

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family ...

Jul 22, 2016

Rosberg finalizes contract extension with Mercedes

Mercedes said Nico Rosberg has signed an extension with the Formula One team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Rosberg, runner-up the past two years in the drivers’ championship behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, has 19 wins and 25 pole positions since starting his Formula ...