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Does nature or nurture make a top sprinter?

  • LONDON: The dominance of Jamaicans and Americans of west African and Caribbean descent in world class sprinting has sparked intense debate about whether running at speeds that push the limits of what is humanly possible is all in the genes.It is an idea that has its attractions. After all, it...

Formula One mourns Senna’s death in Italy

  • IMOLA, Italy: Thousands of Formula One fans on Thursday commemorated the 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death at the scene of the sport’s darkest day in Imola in Italy as tributes poured in for the late Brazilian master driver.Brazilian flags were hung on a fence at the Tamburello corner...

Healthy and happy, Griffin ready for fresh start with Washington Redskins

  • RICHMOND, Virginia: Upon being asked a seventh question about quarterback Robert Griffin III in a 20-minute span, Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden cautioned reporters on the eve of training camp “not to make it so much about Robert, but make it about the Redskins.”To the thousands of fans who...

Get these games into the Olympics

  • Would you believe we celebrate the 115th anniversary of cricket’s only appearance as an Olympic sport this week? Imagine everyone has forgotten (if they ever remembered) that in 1900 at Paris, all the teams dropped out and Great Britain was left to play against hosts France in a two-day game on...

Big goalie, little kid dominate All-Star Skills Competition

  • LOS ANGELES: Big Mike Smith and little Ryker Kesler stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.The towering Arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the Four Line Challenge on Saturday night, and the 6-year-old son of Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored on Montreal goalie Carey...

5 Man City players isolating after contracting COVID-19

  • LONDON: Five Manchester City players are continuing to isolate and won’t be available for the game against Chelsea after contracting the coronavirus, manager Pep Guardiola said Friday. Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, City has returned to training after the virus outbreak led to the ...

EPL woes deepen with lockdown party breach, another game off

  • LONDON: Just as the English Premier League grapples with a spike in coronavirus cases wiping out matches, an illegal gathering involving four players from Tottenham and West Ham for a Christmas party has been exposed. It wasn’t just a breach of lockdown regulations and embarrassing for their c...

Non-league Chorley shock virus-hit Derby

  • LONDON: Non-league Chorley knocked coronavirus-ravaged Derby County out of the FA Cup with a surprise 2-0 win on Saturday, while Everton survived a scare against Rotherham as the spiking pandemic took its toll on the third round. Derby were forced to play with only Under-23 and Under-18 ...

Leeds stunned by Crawley in FA Cup as Chelsea, Man City advance

  • LONDON: Leeds suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit against Crawley as the League Two side swept to a shock 3-0 win on Sunday, while Timo Werner ended his Chelsea goal drought and Bernardo Silva sparkled for Manchester City as the Premier League giants eased into the fourth round. After the...

Japan declares virus emergency 3 months before Olympics

  • TOKYO: Japan announced a new virus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, as the country battles surging infections just three months before the Olympic opening ceremony. The nation’s virus outbreak remains much smaller than in many countries, but a recent uptick in ca...