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Durham farmer runs off with coal carrying crown

Durham farmer runs off with coal carrying crown

Published 18/04/2017

A Durham farmer has beaten dozens of rivals to the title of World Coal Carrying Champion after charging through a northern England town with a 50kg (110 pounds) sack on his back.

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Figure skating: Hanyu still hasn`t found what he`s looking for

Figure skating: Hanyu still hasn`t found what he`s looking for

Published 02/04/2017

Figure Skating - ISU World Championships 2017 - Men's Victory Ceremony - Helsinki, Finland - 1/4/17 - Gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan attends the ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

For all his brilliance and world record scores, there is one annoying riddle that Yuzuru Hanyu has yet crack.

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Figure skating: Wenjing and Cong stand tall among walking wounded

Figure skating: Wenjing and Cong stand tall among walking wounded

Published 29/03/2017

Figure Skating - ISU World Championships 2017 - Pairs Short Program - Helsinki, Finland - 29/3/17 - Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China compete. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Chinese duo Wenjing Sui and Cong Han emerged unscathed in a field littered with the walking wounded to grab the lead in the pairs competition at the figure skating world championships on Wednesday.

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Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women`s team to meet over wage dispute

Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women`s team to meet over wage dispute

Published 19/03/2017

Team USA players including Hilary Knight (#21), Meghan Duggan (#10) and Brianna Decker (R) celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship gold medal match between USA and Canada at Malmo Isstadion in Malmo, southern Sweden, on April 4, 2015. REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency

Members of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team threatening to boycott the world championships over a wage dispute will meet with USA Hockey on Monday, the two sides said on Sunday.

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Alpine skiing: Worley wins her first globe, Myhrer wins men`s slalom

Alpine skiing: Worley wins her first globe, Myhrer wins men`s slalom

Published 19/03/2017

Mar 19, 2017- Aspen, CO, USA- Tessa Worley of France holds the crystal globe after the women's giant slalom alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

France's Tessa Worley clinched the women's giant slalom crystal globe at the World Cup finals on Sunday while Sweden's Andre Myhrer upset Austrian Marcel Hirscher to win the men's slalom race in Aspen, Colorado.

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Team Israel keen to show they belong at WBC

Team Israel keen to show they belong at WBC

Published 05/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: Boston Red Sox batter Ryan Lavarnway hits a two-run single off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald during the first inning of a MLB spring training baseball game in Bradenton, Florida, March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File photo

To players on Team Israel, it doesn't matter that they don't live in Israel and play ball in the United States, don't speak Hebrew and haven't visited the country until recently.

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Quick-fire Bailey storms to individual biathlon gold

Quick-fire Bailey storms to individual biathlon gold

Published 16/02/2017

Biathlon - IBU World Championships - Men's 15km Individual - Hochfilzen, Austria - 16/2/17 - Lowell Bailey from the U.S.in action. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

American Lowell Bailey pulled off one of the biggest upsets in biathlon history as he took the gold medal following a thrilling spurt to the finish to the men's 20km individual race at the World Championships on Thursday.

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Flawless Worley wins women`s giant slalom gold

Flawless Worley wins women`s giant slalom gold

Published 16/02/2017

Alpine Skiing - FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships - Women's Giant Slalom - St. Moritz, Switzerland - 16/2/17 - Tessa Worley of France in action. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Tessa Worley won her second gold medal at the alpine skiing world championship on Thursday as she took the women's giant slalom by storm, having been part of the French squad that won Tuesday's team event.

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Slovenia`s Stuhec wins Alpine skiing women`s downhill gold

Slovenia`s Stuhec wins Alpine skiing women`s downhill gold

Published 12/02/2017

Alpine Skiing - FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships - Women's Downhill - St. Moritz, Switzerland - 12/2/17 - Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia in action. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec blasted to victory in the women's downhill at the Alpine Skiing world championships on Sunday as American Lindsey Vonn had to settle for third.

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Feuz wins Alpine skiing downhill gold for Switzerland

Feuz wins Alpine skiing downhill gold for Switzerland

Published 12/02/2017

Alpine Skiing - FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships - Men's Downhill - St. Moritz, Switzerland - 12/2/17 - Gold medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland is flanked by Canada's silver medalist Erik Guay (L) of Canada and Austria's bronze medalist Max Franz following the men's downhill. REUTERS/Francis Bompard/POOL

Switzerland's Beat Feuz sent the home fans wild as he won downhill gold at the Alpine skiing world championships on Sunday, a day after celebrating his 30th birthday.

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