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De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Jul 23, 2015

De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Canada’s Andre De Grasse and Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson won their respective 100 meters finals at the Pan American Games on Wednesday while St. Lucia enjoyed a landmark moment at the multisport competition. De Grasse, Canada’s newest sprinting sensation, took the men’s final in 10.05 ...

Dibaba sets world record in 1,500

Jul 18, 2015

Dibaba sets world record in 1,500

American sprinter Justin Gatlin continued his fine form by clocking 9.78 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Diamond League meet here on Friday — and then warned his rivals that he can go even faster at the world championships next month with ...

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Jul 16, 2015

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring ...

Jul 10, 2015

Gatlin breezes past Powell, Gay

Justin Gatlin easily beat two big-name rivals by clocking 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meet on Thursday. The in-form Gatlin left runner-up Asafa Powell of Jamaica trailing in 9.92, the same time as his fellow American Tyson Gay ...

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Jul 9, 2015

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Justin Gatlin might have strung together an undefeated run of 25 races since August 2013, but his main rivals in the absence of the injured Usain Bolt believe the American sprinter can be beaten. Gatlin re-emerged on the track an athlete possessed after his ...

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Jul 5, 2015

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Keisuke Ushiro easily secured a place on Japan’s team for the upcoming world athletics championships after winning his sixth straight decathlon title at the national championships on Sunday. Ushiro, who won last year’s Asian Games and had already surpassed the qualifying standard for the ...

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Jul 1, 2015

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August. “I’m disappointed not to be able to ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...