Gatlin, Merritt head toward 200m showdown on rainy day

Published : 10:20 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt remained on course for a 200 meters final while top hurdlers Brianna Rollins and Keni Harrison put on an early speed show at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday.

Contador’s hopes dented, Sagan takes lead with stage win

Published : 8:53 am  July 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Alberto Contador’s Tour de France chances took another knock on Sunday as the Spaniard lost time to the big favourites, crashing for the second time in as many days during the second stage won by his team mate and world champion Peter Sagan.

Gatlin confident Bolt will be fit for Rio

Published : 12:55 pm  July 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Justin Gatlin believes rival Usain Bolt will be fit for the Olympics after the injury scare that has left the Jamaican sprint king’s participation at the Rio de Janeiro games shrouded in uncertainty.

African team hoping for Tour double

Published : 12:21 pm  July 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Mark Cavendish’s African team will be aiming for a Tour de France double on Sunday after the Briton’s victory on the opening stage.

Jamaica’s McLeod on track for Rio greatness

Published : 12:10 pm  July 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jamaican star Omar McLeod qualified for his first Olympic Games on Saturday after winning the men’s 110m hurdles on the third day of the Jamaican Olympic track and field trials.

Phelps books third Rio berth with 100m fly victory

Published : 11:41 am  July 3, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Michael Phelps booked a shot at a fourth straight 100m butterfly gold at the Rio Games on Saturday with his third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Bolt staves off false starts to move into 100m semi-finals

Published : 11:14 am  July 1, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarter-final of the 100m in 10.15 seconds at Jamaica’s national championships on Friday.

Phelps, Lochte hog spotlight from Olympic qualifiers

Published : 11:10 am  July 1, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Nathan Adrian, Cammile Adams and Josh Prenot all scored wins at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Thursday to book their tickets to the Rio Games but were pushed out of the spotlight by old foes Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

Phelps doing it his way on Road to Rio

Published : 9:31 am  June 30, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Determined to exit swimming on his own terms, Michael Phelps cleared a major hurdle on the road to Rio on Wednesday, qualifying for a fifth Olympics with a victory that has paved the way to more Games glory.

Kalisz claims first Rio ticket as Lochte fades

Published : 9:52 am  June 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Newcomer Chase Kalisz outduelled Olympic champion Ryan Lochte in the men’s 400 metres individual medley final at the U.S. Olympic swim trials on Sunday, clinching the first ticket to the Rio Games.

Mahamaya champions for a 17th successive year

Published : 5:35 am  June 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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St. Joseph’s win for 13th time The 43rd Age Group Aquatic Championships which concluded at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool yesterday saw defending champions in the girls’ and boys’ categories Mahamaya Kandy and St. Joseph’s Colombo emerging champions for the 17th and 13th successive year respectively. Mahamaya in securing the top spot for the 17th […]

Imperious Joshua retains world title

Published : 2:52 pm  June 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Anthony Joshua cruised to a seventh round victory over Dominic Breazeale in a first world title defence on Saturday night.

Hiruni gets three as ten more records tumble on day two

Published : 11:08 pm  June 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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K. A. Hiruni Perera of Harischandra National School Negombo proved to be the top swimmer at the 43rd Schools Age Group Aquatic Championships when proceedings ended on day two of the four-day championship at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool.

Eight records tumble on day one

Published : 11:09 pm  June 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The opening day’s proceedings of the four-day 43rd Sri Lanka Schools Age Group Aquatic Championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Association (SLSASA) which got underway at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool on Thursday saw eight new records being established in the evening session.

Russian athletes have ‘no chance’ of going to Olympics – Mutko

Published : 1:12 pm  June 19, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko admitted on Saturday that the country’s athletes’ Olympic hopes are over following a decision made by the IAAF and supported by the IOC.

British rider Yates gets four-month doping ban

Published : 12:51 pm  June 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Britain’s Simon Yates has been given a four-month ban that will see him miss the Tour de France after he failed a drugs test in March, the International Cycling Union said Friday.

Bolt clocks 9.88sec in Kingston win

Published : 10:17 am  June 12, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix here on Saturday in 9.88sec, notching the second fastest time in the world this year as the Rio de Janeiro Olympics beckon.

Froome grabs Dauphine lead from Contador

Published : 1:21 pm  June 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Britain’s reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome grabbed the overall lead of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday after racing to victory in the fifth stage.

Jamaican sprinter Carter’s ‘B’ sample tests positive

Published : 8:15 am  June 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Jamaican Olympic relay gold medallist Nesta Carter’s “B” sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Wednesday.

Farah breaks Moorcroft’s 3,000m British record

Published : 5:58 am  June 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah continued his build-up to the Rio Games by breaking David Moorcroft’s 34-year-old British record in the 3,000 metres at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday.

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