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Farah’s double hopes endangered after 10,000m battering

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Mo Farah’s hopes of winning his third successive world championship distance double could be in jeopardy after requiring medical treatment following Friday’s epic victory in the 10,000m. The 34-year-old British legend won despite being spiked twice in the final lap — the first saw …

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Farah bids for final double golden fanfare

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mo Farah will like another athletics superstar Usain Bolt bring the curtain down on his track career at the world championships with he hopes a final double golden flourish. The 34-year-old Somalia-born Briton — who will switch his focus to road running — can capture …

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Tennis: Roger Federer, from Mr Angry to Mr Perfect

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected sporting role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has come a long, long way. Fourteen years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Federer clinched an historic eighth …

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Tennis: Five facts on Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Five facts on Garbine Muguruza who defeated Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday: — Muguruza was born in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas in October, 1993. Her mother Scarlet Blanco is from the South American country and Muguruza holds dual Spanish-Venezuelan nationality. Father …

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Tennis: Federer steps into Wimbledon land of the giants

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Roger Federer stands just two wins away from a record eighth Wimbledon title but faces a perilous trip through the land of the giants if he is to become the tournament’s oldest champion. The 35-year-old Swiss has defied time and logic to reach a 12th …

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Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London following the withdraw of four top runners including Olympic men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who narrowly missed out on becoming the first athlete …

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LIVE: Joshua to play it cool in Klitschko super-fight on now

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Joshua, 14 years Klitschko’s junior, is expected to attack the 41-year-old with the same explosiveness that …

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Kenya’s Keitany wins London Marathon in record time

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Kenya’s Mary Keitany set the fastest time in a women-only marathon as she won a third London Marathon on Sunday in an unofficial 2hrs 17min 01sec. The 35-year-old, who also has three New York Marathon victories, beat Ethiopian track great Tirunesh Dibaba by almost …

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