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‘Marked man’ Farah romps home at Prefontaine

Eugene, United States | AFP |  Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah fired a warning shot to his rivals with the fastest time of the year after powering to victory in the 5,000m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The British long distance king, racing in a track …

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Visa problems hit Eugene Diamond League – official

Eugene, United States | AFP |  Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov is among around 10 athletes who have been prevented from competing in this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting because of visa problems, race officials said Friday. Tom Jordan, director of the prestigious two-day meeting at Eugene, said 2015 110m …

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Serena eyes challenge of post-baby comeback

  Washington, United States | AFP |  Serena Williams has spent her career defying the odds, winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles and becoming the oldest world number one at age 35. But now she will face perhaps the ultimate challenge — making a comeback after motherhood. Williams, who announced …

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Serena hints at pregnancy but deletes ’20 weeks’ post

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Tennis great Serena Williams hinted Wednesday that she’s expecting her first child, posting a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks”. The photo, captured by US media, shows Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump. The …

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Reddit co-founder is Serena Williams’ man

Tennis: Serena announces engagement to Reddit co-founder Washington, United States | AFP | Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced Thursday she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, breaking the news with a poem on her verified Reddit account. Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, did not reveal a wedding date in …

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Chinese media praises Trump’s ‘experience and ideology’

Beijing, China | AFP |  Chinese state-run media lauded Donald Trump Tuesday after a phone call between him and President Xi Jinping, saying that the president-elect’s emergence could mark a “reshaping” of Sino-American relations. The pair spoke Monday, when Xi said that the two powers needed to co-operate and Trump’s …

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Daughter of US Olympic sprinter Gay fatally shot

Washington, United States | AFP |  The teen daughter of former US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot early Sunday, police said. Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout at about 4 a.m. in the parking lot …

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