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  • Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow Published in: 22 July 2014 Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow

    Six-times Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury. The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters he is back in […]

  • Hamilton on top in German Grand Prix practice Published in: 18 July 2014 Hamilton on top in German Grand Prix practice

    Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix on Friday. With track temperatures soaring, Hamilton set a sizzling pace with a quickest lap of one minute 18.341 seconds in the afternoon session. Formula One world championship leader Rosberg, who had been fastest before lunch […]

  • American tyro English soaking up links adventure Published in: 18 July 2014 American tyro English soaking up links adventure

    Young American tyro Harris English looked like a kid with a brand new toy at Christmas after launching his British Open campaign with a level-par 72 at Royal Liverpool on Thursday. The 24-year-old was simply purring about his adventures on the Hoylake links and already looking forward to taking up the challenge again in Friday’s […]

  • Kristoff too strong for Sagan on Tour stage 12 Published in: 18 July 2014 Kristoff too strong for Sagan on Tour stage 12

    Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to prevail in dominant fashion on the 12th stage, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha rider Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a comfortable margin to leave Slovakian Sagan, who looks […]

  • South Africa's Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family Published in: 16 July 2014 South Africa’s Pistorius ‘lonely and alienated’: family

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius’ decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was “unwise” but it was done because the 27-year-old is “lonely and alienated”, his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at a club in Johannesburg’s […]

  • Jeter helps American League to All-Star win Published in: 16 July 2014 Jeter helps American League to All-Star win

    Derek Jeter completed a storybook ending to his All-Star career by helping the American League to a 5-3 victory over the National League in Minnesota on Tuesday. Jeter, playing in his last Midsummer Classic in the 20th and final season of his career, went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and soaked up the appreciation […]

  • McIlroy needs to banish that sinking Friday feeling Published in: 15 July 2014 McIlroy needs to banish that sinking Friday feeling

    Rory McIlroy needs to start playing a few tricks on his mind in order to eliminate that sinking Friday feeling he has been experiencing, the former world number one said on Tuesday. Last week was typical of the bad habit that has been stalling the Northern Irishman’s progress in recent tournaments. McIlroy opened with a […]

  • Ecstatic Berlin crowds welcome victorious German team home Published in: 15 July 2014 Ecstatic Berlin crowds welcome victorious German team home

    About a million jubilant Germans welcomed their triumphant national soccer team home to Berlin on Tuesday, many waving flags and banners saying “We are all World Champions!” as they basked in the nation’s fourth World Cup victory. Hundreds of thousands of revelers packed Berlin’s “fan mile”, a 1.3 km stretch of road running from the […]

  • Ten memorable moments at the World Cup Published in: 14 July 2014 Ten memorable moments at the World Cup

    From swashbuckling goals to inglorious exits, on-field shenanigans to sideline lunacy, the World Cup in Brazil has been one of the most remarkable of recent times. Here are 10 picks from a host of memorable moments: No. 1 – THE “MINEIRAZO” This was the tournament where Brazil were supposed to shake off the historical scars […]

  • Tiger must qualify for FedEx, says Ryder Cup skipper Watson Published in: 14 July 2014 Tiger must qualify for FedEx, says Ryder Cup skipper Watson

    United States captain Tom Watson has given a strong hint that Tiger Woods must qualify for next month’s FedExCup playoff series in order to secure a place in his team for the Ryder Cup in September. Former world number one Woods is this week making only his second competitive outing since undergoing back surgery in […]

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