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Bowie`s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

Bowie`s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

Published 06/08/2017

America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver. [more…]

Van Niekerk forced to work his way to tantalizing 400m final

Van Niekerk forced to work his way to tantalizing 400m final

Published 06/08/2017

Wayde van Niekerk duly qualified for the World Championship 400 meters final on Sunday but the defending champion and world record holder looks to have a real battle on his hands after some searing semi-final performances. [more…]

Any color medal will do, says hopeful hurdler Pearson

Any color medal will do, says hopeful hurdler Pearson

Published 01/08/2017

Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Australia's Sally Pearson during the Women's 100m hurdles Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when the World Athletics Championships get underway at the London Stadium, hopeful of capping an emotionally draining comeback with a spot on the podium.

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Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Published 01/08/2017

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's 5000m Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Mo Farah (GBR) of Britain celebrates winning the race.

Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds himself fighting for appreciation in some quarters.

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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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