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January 20, 2018

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American Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

American Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record
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World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record on Friday at the Clemson Invitational track meet.The 21-year-old American charged to victory in the final in 6.37 seconds to surpass the pre

King Fernandez secures sixth European crown

King Fernandez secures sixth European crown
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Javier Fernandez waltzed off with his sixth consecutive European men's figure skating title in Moscow on Friday to fuel his dream of a first ever Olympic medal at next month's Pyeongchang Games.The Spaniard produced an imperious free dance routine to rout al

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports
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Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home.The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers' Assoc

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal
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After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses will try Saturday to resolve the devils in the details of the landmark pact. With less than three weeks to go before the Games in Pyeongchang begin, the mo

Shiffrin, Vonn jostle for Olympic speed queen crown

Shiffrin, Vonn jostle for Olympic speed queen crown
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Mikaela Shiffrin warned she wants to prove that her maiden World Cup downhill win in Lake Louise was no fluke as she challenges speed queen Lindsey Vonn in Saturday's second downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo.Shiffrin has 41 World Cup wins -- 30 in the slalom --

Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach

Agassi urges Kyrgios to get a coach
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Tennis great Andre Agassi has urged fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios to get a coach to fulfil his unquestionable potential, believing there will be a queue of people keen to help him out.The 22-year-old is showing greater maturity at the Australian Open after fre

US Open champ Koepka sidelined by wrist injury

US Open champ Koepka sidelined by wrist injury
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Reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka said Friday he'll be sidelined 10 weeks with a partially torn wrist tendon but hopes to be back for the Masters in April."I am frustrated that I will now not be able to play my intended schedule," Koepka said in a sta

Unbeaten Garcia title fight with Lipinets moved to March

Unbeaten Garcia title fight with Lipinets moved to March
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Undefeated Mikey Garcia's bid for a fourth world crown in a super lightweight showdown with International Boxing Federation champion Sergey Lipinets of Russia has been postponed to March 10, promoters announced Friday.Unbeaten Lipinets suffered a hand injury

Easter can't lose crown as Fortuna too heavy

Easter can't lose crown as Fortuna too heavy
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Dominican southpaw Javier Fortuna missed out on his chance to capture the International Boxing Federation lightweight title Friday after weighing in over the 135-pound (61.2kg) limit.Unbeaten champion Robert Easter Jnr tipped the scales half a pound under the

Japan Olympic boss blasts drink-spiking canoeist

Japan Olympic boss blasts drink-spiking canoeist
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Japan's Olympic chief has slammed a top canoeist for spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance to scuttle his Tokyo 2020 selection hopes, describing his act as "unthinkable".The Japan Anti-doping Agency last week banned Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight year

Priestland adds to Wales' Six Nations injury woes

Priestland adds to Wales' Six Nations injury woes
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Wales second-choice fly-half Rhys Priestland is likely to miss the majority of the Six Nations because of a hamstring injury, adding to head coach Warren Gatland's selection headaches.The 31-year-old -- capped 50 times but behind Dan Biggar in the pecking ord

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