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MONDAY, 15 APR 2013
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Kenyans dominate Berlin half marathon
April 07, 2013 03:54 PM
Kenya's Jacob Kendagor wins the Berlin half marathon, and dips under the hour mark for the first time in his career, as Kenyan runners dominate both the men's and women's races.
Walsh hoping for Grand National fairy tale
By Justin Palmer | April 06, 2013 12:35 AM
A place in sporting folklore awaits Katie Walsh if, with a slice of luck, a clear round and a willing partner in Seabass, she can become the first female jockey to win the coveted Grand National at Aintree Saturday.
Pistorius family deny Blade Runner back in training
April 05, 2013 12:14 AM
Oscar Pistorius’ family denied Thursday the Olympic and Paralympic “Blade Runner” was back in training for the first time since he was charged with murdering his girlfriend.
Armstrong to make splash after signing up for swimming events
April 05, 2013 12:12 AM
Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition. The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas.
Pistorius wants to resume training: manager
April 03, 2013 08:25 PM
Paralympian sprint star Oscar Pistorius is considering resuming training following the easing of the stringent bail terms imposed after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend, his manager said Thursday.
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Sprint king Bolt beaten by Maithland over 400m
March 25, 2013 12:32 AM
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, testing himself again over 400 meters, clocked 46.44 secs Saturday in a runner-up finish to Nicholas Maithland at the University of West Indies Invitational.
Seventeen athletes face bans after blood profile changes
By John Mehaffey | March 14, 2013 12:31 AM
Seventeen athletes face doping bans after abnormalities were detected in the International Association of Athletics Federations’ biological passports that track changes in their blood profiles.
IAAF cites former champions for doping
March 09, 2013 12:36 AM
Six athletes, including former Olympic and three-time world hammer champion Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus were named by the sport’s governing body Friday for failing doping tests after samples taken at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki were re-examined.
Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year
By John Leicester | March 02, 2013 12:01 PM
In his Olympic year, Oscar Pistorius steadily became an avid firearms collector, joining a gun-collecting club and purchasing a collection of firearms that included a .500 Magnum pistol.
Cycling: Armstrong faces two new lawsuits
By Rebecca Bryan | March 01, 2013 11:18 PM
Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits on Friday spawned by his admission that all seven of his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned drugs.
Marathon runner, 101, sad over retirement
By Beh Lih Yi | February 21, 2013 02:01 PM
A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner says he feels sad to be retiring from competitive events, as he prepares for his last race this weekend.
Athlete’s affidavit at Pretoria bail hearing
February 20, 2013 12:10 AM
Following are the central extracts of the court affidavit of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last week.
TV show with Pistorius' dead girlfriend to air
By Gerald Imray | February 16, 2013 02:03 PM
South Africa's national broadcaster will screen a reality TV show featuring the dead model girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, it says, two days after she was shot and killed at the home of the Paralympic superstar.
Australia report cites widespread drug use in sports
By James Grubel | February 08, 2013 12:24 AM
The use of performance enhancing drugs is “widespread” among professional and amateur athletes in Australia, a government report which rocked the sports-mad country said Thursday.
Drugs, crime links rocks Australian sport
By John Pye | February 07, 2013 01:26 PM
Widespread drug use by elite athletes and links with organized crime uncovered in a year-long Australian government investigation rock a nation that prides itself on its sporting achievements and its notion of fair play.
London Marathon runner died after using supplement
By Rob Harris | January 30, 2013 10:59 PM
A London Marathon runner whose death touched hearts globally and inspired more than $1 million in donations had taken a dietary supplement which may have contributed to her heart failure, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.
Te'o tells ESPN: Not involved in creating hoax
By Ralph D. Ruso | January 19, 2013 10:20 AM
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o insists he had no role in the bizarre hoax involving his "dead" girlfriend and tells ESPN that he was duped by a person who has since apologized to him.
Former sumo grand champion Taiho dies
January 19, 2013 10:07 AM
Former sumo grand champion Taiho, whose 32 championships are the most in the history of Japan's ancient sport, has died at age 72.
Armstrong confession leaves him in legal danger
By Chantal Valery | January 19, 2013 09:23 AM
Fallen cycling legend Lance Armstrong takes a major legal risk in confessing to drug use in a television interview and has exposed himself to significant litigation, lawyers warn.
Armstrong joins disgraced duo in hall of infamy
By John Mehaffey | January 19, 2013 01:06 AM
A crooked path littered with empty vials and used syringes concluding in a televised confession of systematic doping led Lance Armstrong into the company of the infamous dope cheats who have sullied their sports.
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