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Aug 15, 2014

Steeplechaser stripped of gold at Euros

France’s Mahiedine Mehkissi-Benabbad was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European athletics championships Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. Entering the home straight with a hat-trick of titles already in the bag, he ...

Aug 11, 2014

Farah chasing history at Euros

The incentive for Mo Farah when he hits the comeback trail at the European Championships, which open at the Letzigrund Stadium on Tuesday, will be a place in the record books. The 31-year-old British distance runner has already won four European outdoor medals in ...

Aug 10, 2014

Runner dies of heart attack after Sydney fun run

A young man died Sunday after collapsing near the finish line of Sydney’s biggest road race, which saw 80,000 participants run from the city to Bondi Beach, Australian authorities said. The 27-year-old was taking part in the 14-km (8.7-mile) City2Surf fun run when he ...

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

Aug 4, 2014

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals. At the Olympics, Norfolk Islanders must settle with being part of Australia’s vast team. But the Commonwealth Games, which end Sunday night, offered the tiny south Pacific outpost a platform ...

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

Aug 3, 2014

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday. Jamaica raced ahead of England in a games-record 37.58 seconds as the ...

Bolt races back into spotlight

Aug 2, 2014

Bolt races back into spotlight

If Scots were offended by Usain Bolt they didn’t show it on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star made his Commonwealth Games debut. Despite a newspaper claiming that he was disparaging about Glasgow, Bolt’s introduction to a 40,000-plus crowd at Hampden Park was greeted ...

Amos beats Rudisha to gold at Commonwealth Games

Aug 1, 2014

Amos beats Rudisha to gold at Commonwealth Games

Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park. Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside ...

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

Jul 31, 2014

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

London Olympic champion Kirani James handed out a comprehensive lesson in one-lap running when he cruised to victory in the 400 meters in a star-studded athletics session at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Alabama-based Grenadan, who won world gold in 2011 at ...

Jul 30, 2014

Jamaicans make statement on track

Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica. Next up will be the 4×100-meter relay, where Jamaica will be favored when ...

Jul 28, 2014

Kenya golden on first day at track

Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku took a flamboyant 5,000-meter gold while compatriot Flomena Daniel claimed the women’s marathon title as the Commonwealth Games athletics got under way Sunday without headliners Usain Bolt and Mo Farah. Ndiku, the world indoor 3000-meter champion, made the most of the ...

Japan nabs relay silver at world juniors

Jul 27, 2014

Japan nabs relay silver at world juniors

Led by Yoshihide Kiryu, Japan claimed a silver medal in the men’s 4×100-meter relay at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon. Yuki Koike, Takuya Kawakami and Masaharu Mori helped Japan complete the race in 39.02 seconds, finishing behind the United ...