23 April 2017
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22/04/2017 00:12

Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

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The Asian Games in Indonesia will feature 39 sports, more than at the last event in South Korea, with some unusual additions including bridge, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday.

20/04/2017 00:58

Gayle first to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

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Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier...

19/04/2017 05:37

Indian cricket great Gavaskar calls for «Mankad» name change

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Batting great Sunil Gavaskar wants the term «Mankad» dropped from cricketing parlance, saying linking the famously controversial dismissal to Indian all-rounder Vinoo Mankad smears the legend's name.

18/04/2017 05:59

Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon

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Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event.

18/04/2017 05:34

Japan bank on Hagino, Ikee for world swimming charge

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Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino and schoolgirl sensation Rikako Ikee will head Japan's charge at this summer's world swimming championships when both are likely to face very different types of pressure.

15/04/2017 16:19 Video

Kitesurf, the stunted stunts in France

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Spectacular stunts in France during the first leg of the Kitesurf frestyle world cup. In Leucate, the acrobatic figures of the sports professionals born in the nineties have attracted an ever-more passionate audience.

08/04/2017 16:00

Lee, Lin to battle in Malaysia Open finals

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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, the two greatest badminton stars of this era, on Friday stormed into the finals of the Malaysia Open for an epic showdown.

11/02/2017 08:23 Video

Snowboarding, spectacular descent of Anne-Flore Marxer freeride

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The spectacular performance of Anne-Flore Marxer, the Franco-Swiss snowboarder who won the first stage of the Freeride World Tour 2017 in Andorra. A daredevil downhill at full speed from the top of the mountain, avoiding trees and rocks, in deep snow.

17/01/2017 03:46

Davis hurt as New Orleans fall to Pacers

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New Orleans star Anthony Davis took another frightening fall on Monday and the Pelicans succumbed 98-95 to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.

17/01/2017 00:36

Ewan beats «stinking» heat to grab Tour Down Under lead

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Rising Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan defied a heatwave to claim the opening stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in the South Australian wine-growing town of Lyndoch on Tuesday.

16/01/2017 05:32

Justin Thomas delivers Hawaiian punch, setting PGA record

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Justin Thomas made more history at the Sony Open, firing a five-under 65 to set the PGA Tour's lowest 72-hole score at 253.

10/01/2017 11:04

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

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FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.

29/12/2016 00:19

Pacers player, coach fined for criticizing refs

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The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and head coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday over their comments criticizing league officials in the wake of the team's loss to Chicago on Monday.

26/12/2016 05:10

Smart response gives Celtics Christmas win over Knicks

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Marcus Smart's tie-breaking three pointer with 47.8 seconds remaining saw the Boston Celtics thwart the New York Knicks' comeback bid to post a 119-114 Christmas NBA victory on Sunday.

18/12/2016 07:39

Westbrook back on triple-double train

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Russell Westbrook handed out a career-high 22 assists en route to the 50th triple-double of his NBA career, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

18/12/2016 00:26

Moore pilots Dolphins to rout of Jets

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Matt Moore, making his first NFL start in nearly five years, threw four touchdown passes Saturday as the Miami Dolphins kept their playoff chase going with a 34-13 rout of the New York Jets.

12/12/2016 06:30

Magnificent seven for Hosszu at short sourse swimming worlds

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Katinka Hosszu brought the curtain down on a week of dominance at the Short Course World Swimming Championships on Sunday by clinching her seventh gold medal of the meet.

11/12/2016 04:20

Joshua retains world heavyweight title, targets Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua paved the way for a fight against Wladimir Klitschko next year by making quick work of Eric Molina in a third round win on Saturday.

11/12/2016 04:17

English, Kuchar win Franklin Templeton Shootout

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Harris English and Matt Kuchar won the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in the final round of the pairs event in Florida.

09/12/2016 15:46

Chiefs topple red-hot Raiders to seize control of AFC West

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The Kansas City Chiefs won the battle for supremacy in the AFC West with a 21-13 victory over the first-place Oakland Raiders.

30/11/2016 18:07

Returning Tiger worries about adrenaline rush

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The biggest worry for Tiger Woods as he returns to competitive golf after a layoff of nearly 16 months is how he will handle the adrenaline rush of facing rivals.

08/11/2016 22:25

Owner says Cowboys «probably never» will solve QB issue

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his NFL team, on a seven-game win streak, might never solve the quarterback controversy between star rookie Dak Prescott and injury-recovered veteran Tony Romo.

07/11/2016 09:12 Video

New York invaded by 50,000 Marathon

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The streets of the Big Apple have been invaded by athletes from around the world who have traveled 42,195 km run. They won the Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebresiassie and Kenyan Mary Keitany. The 19 year-old Eritrean, gold over the distance at the Beijing World Cup last year, thus became the youngest winner of the Big Apple marathon.

05/11/2016 23:15 Video

Baseball, Chicago Cubs win after 108 years: 5 million in festival

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Five million people took to the square Friday in Chicago to celebrate the victory of the town baseball team, the Cubs, who after 108 years they won the World Series, the final of the League of Professional Baseball.

05/11/2016 21:57

Springboks bounce back to draw with Barbarians

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South Africa centres Francois Venter and Ronhan Janse van Rensburg both scored late tries as the Springboks rescued a 31-31 draw with the Barbarians in their European tour opener at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

05/11/2016 21:48

Cheika keeps feet on ground after Wales mauling

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Australia coach Michael Cheika refused to get carried away after watching his team destroy Wales 32-8 in the opening match of their gruelling six-game autumn tour.

03/11/2016 10:25

Cubs edge Indians to end 108-year Series title drought

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Ending America's longest sports title drought in dramatic fashion, the Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series since 1908 by defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller that concluded Thursday morning.

03/11/2016 09:51

Chicago jubilant after World Series win

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After waiting 108 years, Chicago erupted in euphoric celebration following the Cubs' historic win of the World Series baseball championship.

02/11/2016 09:46 Video

Haka record in New Zealand

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Seven thousand students gathered in the sports field of Mastertoon Intermediate School to stage the typical dance Mahori, made famous worldwide by the All Blacks, the New Zealander rugby team. A dossier on the event was sent to the association that sets the Guinness Book of Records to record the record.

01/11/2016 21:00

NBA champion Ray Allen confirms retirement

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Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after 18 seasons, finally ending the long-running guessing game over his future.

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