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Kirani James claims 400m victory at Diamond League Eugene meet

Grenadian powerhouse Kirani James was on top of the men’s 400m race at the Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon this weekend, finishing in 43.95 seconds. Also out of Eugene, Tyson Gay made the men’s 100m look easy with 9.88 seconds, Justin Gatlin won the men’s 200m with 19.68, and Britain’s Mo Farah took the Read More

Gayle hits unbeaten 151 in T20 Blast, but Somerset lose to Kent

Chris Gayle is making waves for Somerset in the T20 Blast in England. The West Indies batsman smashed 151 not out off 62 balls against Kent on Sunday, including 10 fours and 15 sixes, but it was a losing cause as Kent won the match by 3 runs. This follows Gayle’s Somerset debut against Essex, Read More

New Zealand draw England series 1-1 after Headingley win

An enthusiastic New Zealand levelled the 2-match series 1 apiece, after they crushed England by 199 runs at the second Test at Headingley in Leeds. Set 455 for victory, England trusted the openers, Adam Lyth and captain Alastair Cook, to steady the ship at 44 without loss in the second innings, with Lyth on 24 Read More

Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA head amid corruption probe

Sepp Blatter says he is stepping down as FIFA President after 17 years, amid the corruption scandal that tainted the reputation of global soccer’s governing body. The 79-year-old made the announcement, saying there is some disagreement with his mandate. Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as president in Friday’s election, despite the arrest of Read More

French Open: Ivanovic, Safarova go to semis with Wawrinka, Tsonga

Ana Ivanovic is off to the women’s semifinals at the French Open; the Serbian defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in straight sets, and Lucie Safarova downed Garbine Muguruza from Spain. In the men’s quarterfinals, number 2 Roger Federer was stunned in his loss to fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted Kei Nishikori. Read More

Jays lose first match in Nationals double-header

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Washington Nationals 2-0 in Game 1, which was postponed from last night due to rain delay. Tonight, Marco Estrada starts for the Jays in the second match at Nationals Park. (Image source: Toronto Star)

French Open: top names move forth in day 9, but Sharapova stunned in loss

Andy Murray held on to reach the mens’ quarterfinals, beating Jeremy Chardy of France. Also in the fourth round: top seeded Novak Djokovic beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets, Roger Federer defeated Gael Monfils, Rafael Nadal advances with his victory over Jack Sock, and Marin Cilic claimed a straight-sets win over David Ferrer. As Read More

South Africa paid millions to CFU under Warner, says country’s FA

Reports from South Africa say in 2008 that that country’s government did pay 10 million US dollars to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), at the time led by Jack Warner, who’s now at the centre of recent corruption claims. Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), is said to have confirmed this. Read More

Rain cuts short day 4 of Headingley Test

The rain put a damper on the fourth day’s play in Leeds; this delayed New Zealand’s pursuit of England’s ten wickets as the second Test continues at Headingley. New Zealand declared their second innings on 454/8, with a 5th wicket stand of 121 between BJ Watling 120 and captain Brendon McCullum 55. Other scores on Read More

Blatter not to blame for FIFA corruption, says president’s daughter

The daughter of FIFA’s newly re-elected president Sepp Blatter thinks people are working “behind the scenes” to undermine her father in the midst of the massive corruption scandal. Corinne Blatter says while many people are to blame, the president shouldn’t be one of them. Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as the head of FIFA Read More

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