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Sifan Hassan sets new world record in women's mile

More Sports / Track & Field Jul 13, 2019

Sifan Hassan sets new world record in women's mile

Sifan Hassan broke the long-standing women's mile record in 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting on Friday. The Dutchwoman fractionally beat the 4:12.56 set in 1996 by Svetlana Masterkova, a two-time Olympic champion that year in Atlanta. Hassan knocked two seconds off ...

Ex-cruiserweight champ Denis Lebedev retires

More Sports / Boxing Jul 11, 2019

Ex-cruiserweight champ Denis Lebedev retires

Former world cruiserweight boxing champion Denis Lebedev has retired at age 39 after a lengthy and colorful career, it was announced on Thursday. Lebedev won the interim WBA cruiserweight title in 2011 against James Toney, and successfully defended it eight times to 2017. He also held ...

Peter Sagan sprints to victory in Tour de France Stage 5

More Sports Jul 11, 2019

Peter Sagan sprints to victory in Tour de France Stage 5

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the fifth stage of the Tour de France Wednesday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the race leader's yellow jersey. The three-time world champion posted a 12th career stage win at cycling's biggest race, emerging victorious from a bunch sprint in ...