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Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Amir Khan’s first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday. The 31-year-old British boxer had not fought anywhere for two years since being beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez …

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Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday’s London Marathon. The 35-year-old — who achieved the Olympic double of 5000/10000 metres champion twice — couldn’t hope for …

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London to host new World Cup event

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London will host a new World Cup event this summer featuring eight top nations including the United States and Jamaica, British Athletics announced on Monday. Britain, the United States, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa will compete at the London Stadium on …

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Froome to start season in Spain under doping cloud

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chris Froome said Monday he is “confident” of progress in a probe into his adverse doping test as the British rider prepares for his first race of the season at this month’s Ruta del Sol. Froome will be part of Team Sky’s line-up for the …

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Joshua laughs off Parker’s drug taunts

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand’s Joseph Parker he is the “king of steroids” ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout. The two boxers will meet in Cardiff on March 31, with Joshua, a London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, looking …

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Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Froome

Paris, France | AFP | The movement for clean cycling MPCC implored Team Sky on Monday to suspend Tour de France winner Chris Froome over his adverse doping test. Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a …

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London to host world chess championship in 2018

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London will host the world chess championship match on November 9-28 next year against current incumbent Magnus Carlsen of Norway, organisers said on Wednesday. The 12-game match will see Carlsen defend his title against a challenger to be decided at a separate tournament in …

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Farah won’t rule out Olympic marathon bid

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal. Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. Congratulations Sir …

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Record breaker Farah wins fourth successive Great North run

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah won the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday. Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, saw off a determined challenge from New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in the closing stages of the race to finish in a time of one …

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Farah – a bitter sweet fairytale

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Briton Mo Farah departs an undisputed legend of the track in terms of titles won, but to many his association with coach Alberto Salazar will forever cast a unwanted pall on his career. The 34-year-old Somalia-born champion stuck with Salazar despite serious allegations against him …

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