29 June 2017
Updated 04:00
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Usain Bolt confirms he is in final season of «wonderful career»

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this «emotional» season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption scandals.

Usain Bolt's Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen.

Confederations Cup 2017

Loew celebrates 100th victory

Germany coach Joachim Loew celebrated the 100th victory as coach of the German soccer team. The record was collected thanks to the victory against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Loew is the leader of the German team with 150 games and has always reached at least the semifinals of each tournament in the last decade.

Robben hits Bayern's winner in nine-goal thriller

Arjen Robben scored a superb solo goal in the 95th-minute to seal Bayern Munich's dramatic 5-4 comeback win at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga's electric top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Summer Olympic Games

Paris 2024, a race in the middle of the Seine for the Olympics

2024 Olympics, Paris believes and the Seine turns into an immense sports field

The champions of French sports have been challenged in an unprecedented race on a floating athletics track in the center of the Seine. An event organized to promote the city's candidacy at Olympia in 2024. Among the participants, Teddy Riner, two-time Olympic champion of judo.

Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

Emmanuel Macron promised full and enthusiastic support for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after his inauguration as French president on Sunday.

Rugby

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

Australia score late tries to see off Italy in Brisbane Test

Australia scored two late tries as they survived a fightback from Italy to win 40-27 on Saturday and avoid a second straight defeat.

Football

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup football semis

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Football

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Badminton

«Dream performance» as Srikanth sets up Chen badminton final

India's Kidambi Srikanth blew away China's Shi Yuqi with a «dream» performance to set up an Australian Open final against Olympic champion Chen Long on Saturday.

«High standards»

Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

Reigning champions Australia will be the team to beat when the 11th edition of the Women's World Cup gets under way in England this weekend.

Football

Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

McDavid grabs two awards

Knights pick Neal and Fleury, McDavid named NHL MVP

Forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were introduced as part of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural squad as the NHL held its first expansion draft in 17 years.

Ryan's goal lifts Senators over Penguins in NHL East finals opener

Bobby Ryan scored 4:59 into over-time Saturday to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over defending champion Pittsburgh in the opening game of the NHL Eastern Conference finals.

Rugby

All Blacks say they can crack Lions' defence

The All Blacks believe they've cracked the code to beating the British and Irish Lions rushed defence, with coach Steve Hansen saying Thursday they have plans to outsmart their lightning line speed.

Crusaders beat 'Canes in Super Rugby heavyweight fight

The Canterbury Crusaders have strengthened their claims for an eighth Super Rugby crown with a dominating win over defending champions Wellington Hurricanes to stay unbeaten this season.

MotorSport

Formula One: Singapore won't be rushed into F1 contract

Singapore will not be rushed into extending its contract with Formula One, the trade ministry said Tuesday as negotiations for the night race to continue in the city-state are underway.

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Usain Bolt confirms he is in final season of «wonderful career»

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this «emotional» season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption scandals.

Loew celebrates 100th victory

Germany coach Joachim Loew celebrated the 100th victory as coach of the German soccer team. The record was collected thanks to the victory against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Loew is the leader of the German team with 150 games and has always reached at least the semifinals of each tournament in the last decade.

The Magic of the «Scarlett Vele», a dream night in St. Petersburg

Fireworks for a dream night for Russian maturines. The evening of «Scarlet Vela» was celebrated in St. Petersburg, an event celebrated in the Russian city each year at the end of June during the white nights. This holiday is devoted to high school graduates and inspires Alexander Grin's novel.

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.