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August 09, 2017

‘Athletics chiefs barred their golden boy’s rival from running’

It’s extraordinary how journalists unquestioningly accepted the shock barring of an African gold medal challenger from competing in the 400 metres final at the World Athletics Championships....

Premier League titans in battle for top spot

Manchester United and Chelsea football teams will meet on Sunday in what is a potential title decider for the world famous British soccer teams, writes John Wisdom.Currently United, whose famed manager Alex Ferguson is pictured left, are sitting three ...

Basic mistakes end Spurs' Champions League hopes

John WisdomTottenham Hotspurs' loss to Chelsea at the weekend all but ended their chances of regaining prestigious Champions League qualification this season.This served to highlight the areas in which the star London soccer team still fall short of t ...

England team head home after record finals defeat

Jason MellorEngland stumbled to their biggest defeat in the football World Cup finals as they crashed out at the hands of old rivals Germany. Frank Lampard was denied a clear-goal but in the end it mattered little as Fabio Capello's side were outclassed by ...

Defoe's goal keeps England World Cup dream alive

Ian WinrowEngland football striker Jermain Defoe's first-half goal in today's crucial match with Slovenia, secured his team's place in the knockout stages of the World Cup. Fabio Capello's side seem to have put the events of a traumatic week behind them to ...

World's highest paid footballer in tribute to Tanzania

David ShooTanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete has been awarded with the jersey from Real Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo. The symbolic donation made on behalf of Real Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez was in recognition of the Tanzania's effort ...

Boxing legend in town to promote his book

More than 200 fans queued from early in the morning to meet with their American sporting hero.Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard was in town to promote his autobiography, The Big Fight (Ebury Press) at Jubilee Place, Docklands, east London.Among those who had ...

Great that 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius is a star

 Three years ago after athletics chiefs banned double amputee Oscar Pistorius from competing against able bodied sprinters I was proud to headline an article on The-Latest: "Let him run." Our lonely campaign came good when Oscar this month not only co ...

Viva Veloce! Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lara PlatmanWhatever the weather in the UK, the sunshine over Goodwood House will always have its hat on. This year's Festival of Speed (2-4 July) is no surprise. The beautiful weather was matched by a number of exquisite cars, driven by some incredible le ...

Old colonial prejudices taint Delhi Commonwealth Games

Sumantra Maitra - Bombay, IndiaLife sucks for a Public Relations fellow like me. These days, whenever I meet people from outside my country, which I often do due to the nature of my job, the topic of discussion inevitably turns to the impending Commonwealt ...

Extra protection for troubled Tiger Woods

The golfers aren't the only people looking to knock Tiger Woods off his game at the upcoming Quail Hollow Championship.Officials are beefing up security to make sure that hecklers stay away from one of the world's most famous athletes. Woods has recently b ...

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