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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has successfully completed the first ever marathon under two hours in the Austrian capital of Vienna, two years since he fell 25 seconds short. The 34-year-old ran the 26.2 miles in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at Vienna’s Prater-Hauptallee (main avenue) — an achievement considered one of the ultimate milestones…MORE

MMA star Mei Yamaguchi fights for memory of her mother

MMA star Mei Yamaguchi fights for memory of her mother

Mei Yamaguchi has been fighting all her life. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was whisked away as a five-year-old with her mother to Los Angeles, where she developed a love for the movies of Jackie Chan and helped foster an early desire to replicate her martial arts hero. But life wasn’t easy. Yamaguchi was bullied…MORE

FIFA bans Afghan football official for failure to act on sexual abuse scandal

FIFA bans Afghan football official for failure to act on sexual abuse scandal

FIFA has banned an Afghan football official from all football-related activity for five years for failing to act over the country’s sexual abuse scandal. World football’s governing body said Sayed Aghazada, the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), “was aware of this abuse and had the duty to report and prevent it.”…MORE

Australia beats Georgia in error-strewn game to go top of group

Australia beats Georgia in error-strewn game to go top of group

Australia beat Georgia 27-8 in an error-strewn affair to go top of Pool D at the Rugby World Cup. Battling the elements and a stiff Georgian defense, it took the Wallabies more than 20 minutes to finally break the deadlock as Nic White snuck over. Georgia wasn’t able to capitalize on a Isi Naisarani yellow…MORE

The NBA cancels media access for the remainder of China trip

The NBA cancels media access for the remainder of China trip

The NBA has canceled all media access for the remainder of its visit to China as it puts players in a “complicated” and “unfair” situation, it said. The league is embroiled in a standoff with China after the Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. The…MORE

Nike Oregon Project to shut down following Alberto Salazar ban

Nike Oregon Project to shut down following Alberto Salazar ban

Nike is to shut down its elite Oregon Project (OP) long-distance running operation less than two weeks after head coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years, a company spokesperson told CNN. Salazar was banned for “multiple anti-doping rule violations” following a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Nike says it took the…MORE

CNN anchor shut down for asking question about NBA standoff with China

CNN anchor shut down for asking question about NBA standoff with China

CNN anchor Christina Macfarlane was quickly shut down by the Houston Rockets’ media officer as she tried to ask a question about the NBA’s ongoing standoff with China. Macfarlane was attending a post-match media conference with NBA stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Tokyo Thursday, but neither men were allowed to answer her question…MORE

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