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Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Aug 28, 2015

Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon’s 400-meter race, winning his last event of the day in 45.00 seconds on Friday at the IAAF World Championships. That gave him 4,703 points overall after five events at the world championships, a lead of ...

Aug 28, 2015

Batsman Bell not ready to quit international cricket

England batsman Ian Bell has insisted he is determined to carry on in international cricket following talks with coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook. In the immediate aftermath of England’s test series victory over Australia, five-time Ashes-winner Bell told BBC Radio he would ...

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Aug 28, 2015

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year’s Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing — and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain. The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at ...

Aug 28, 2015

Takayama to defend IBF title against Thai challenger

Katsunari Takayama on Friday announced he will make the second defense of his IBF minimumweight world title in Osaka next month. Takayama, who defeated Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. in his first title defense in April, will take on 12th-ranked compatriot Ryuji Hara at Osaka ...

Manziel to miss remainder of preseason with elbow injury

Aug 28, 2015

Manziel to miss remainder of preseason with elbow injury

Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a rough rookie season, will not play in Cleveland’s last two exhibition games because ...

Aug 28, 2015

Burgess selected to England squad for Rugby World Cup

Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England’s squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive selection by coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was included as one of four centers in ...

Aug 28, 2015

Japan dominating at judo worlds

Japan continued to dominate and Tina Trstenjak won Slovenia’s first-ever world title at the World Judo Championships in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Trstenjak beat reigning champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the 63-kg final to gain revenge for her defeat to the Frenchwoman in their European gold medal ...

Aug 28, 2015

Struggling Bouchard turns to Connors ahead of U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open. A statement issued by Bouchard’s management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have “no long-term plans at this time” for a coaching arrangement. The statement said Bouchard, the ...