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  • New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) plays a shot as Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva looks on during the first in a three-match one-day international series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on August 2, 2015
    Taylor and Williamson flay Zimbabwe attack in first ODI AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson continued their record-breaking run of form to effortlessly guide New Zealand to a formidable score in the first one-day international … More »Taylor and Williamson flay Zimbabwe attack in first ODI

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) plays a shot as Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva looks on during the first in a three-match one-day international series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on August 2, 2015

    Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson continued their record-breaking run of form to effortlessly guide New Zealand to a formidable score in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The pair added 137 for the third wicket -- their fourth consecutive century stand in ODIs -- as New Zealand …

  • Ground staff remove the covers as they prepare the field for play during the fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 2, 2015
    Bangladesh-S.Africa Test headed for draw after washout AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Bangladesh and South Africa were left frustrated Sunday after rain prevented any play for the third successive day, leaving the second and final Test headed for a draw … More »Bangladesh-S.Africa Test headed for draw after washout

    Ground staff remove the covers as they prepare the field for play during the fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 2, 2015

    Bangladesh and South Africa were left frustrated Sunday after rain prevented any play for the third successive day, leaving the second and final Test headed for a draw with just one day remaining. Bangladesh reached 246-8 in their first innings on the opening day, before rain prevented a single ball being bowled on the …

  • Rome's Colosseum, pictured in June during a Gay Pride Parade
    Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 bid AFP News - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign. … More »Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 bid

    Rome's Colosseum, pictured in June during a Gay Pride Parade

    Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign. Toronto is also considering entering. Giovanni Malago, president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), said the historic Colosseum could be used …

  • John Isner serves to Denis Kudla during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on August 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia
    Isner faces Baghdatis for third straight Atlanta title AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Top-seeded John Isner kept his bid for a third straight Atlanta title on track, rallying for a three-set semi-final victory over qualifier and friend Denis Kudla. In … More »Isner faces Baghdatis for third straight Atlanta title

    John Isner serves to Denis Kudla during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on August 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Top-seeded John Isner kept his bid for a third straight Atlanta title on track, rallying for a three-set semi-final victory over qualifier and friend Denis Kudla. In Sunday's final he faces fifth-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) winner over seventh-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Kudla, …

  • Skiers complete a slalom at the Alpensia resort, a venue of the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang on February 10, 2015
    Tycoon Cho takes South Korea Games from delays to praise AFP News - 8 hours ago

    One year ago Olympic leaders looked forward with trepidation to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but one of South Korea's much-maligned business tycoons, Cho Yang-Ho, … More »Tycoon Cho takes South Korea Games from delays to praise

    Skiers complete a slalom at the Alpensia resort, a venue of the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang on February 10, 2015

    One year ago Olympic leaders looked forward with trepidation to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but one of South Korea's much-maligned business tycoons, Cho Yang-Ho, has come to the rescue. Twelve months after taking charge of an organising committee notorious for hold-ups and infighting, the 66-year-old head of …

  • Australian Rules football star Adam Goodes at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2015
    Australians rally in support of booed indigenous AFL player AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Australians have rallied behind one of the country's most high-profile indigenous players after he was persistently booed at games, showing their support at football … More »Australians rally in support of booed indigenous AFL player

    Australian Rules football star Adam Goodes at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2015

    Australians have rallied behind one of the country's most high-profile indigenous players after he was persistently booed at games, showing their support at football stadiums and on social media with #IStandWithAdam. The jeers during matches involving Sydney Swans' Australian Rules football star Adam Goodes have sparked …

  • Police remove the body of a commuter who was murdered by robbers while he was buying his ticket, at the Uruguayana subway station in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 10, 2015
    Four threats Olympics security chiefs need to stop AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Muggings, crowd violence, a terrorist attack -- there are a lot of potential problems to keep Olympics security chiefs in Rio de Janeiro awake at night a year before … More »Four threats Olympics security chiefs need to stop

    Police remove the body of a commuter who was murdered by robbers while he was buying his ticket, at the Uruguayana subway station in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 10, 2015

    Muggings, crowd violence, a terrorist attack -- there are a lot of potential problems to keep Olympics security chiefs in Rio de Janeiro awake at night a year before the 2016 Summer Games. With more than 10,000 athletes and hundreds of thousands of fans to protect, Rio says it's taking no chances, deploying 85,000 security …

  • Training camp coach Jen Welter of the Arizona Cardinals participates in on-field drills during a team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona
    Women coaches breaking into US sport AFP News - 10 hours ago

    A handful of female coaches are blazing a trail for women after landing jobs in men's professional sport but the jury is out on whether the flurry of appointments represents … More »Women coaches breaking into US sport

    Training camp coach Jen Welter of the Arizona Cardinals participates in on-field drills during a team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona

    A handful of female coaches are blazing a trail for women after landing jobs in men's professional sport but the jury is out on whether the flurry of appointments represents a tipping point or a statistical blip. San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon made worldwide headlines earlier this month when she guided …

  • Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen celebrates after scoring during a Europa League match at Celtic Park in Glasgow on October 23, 2014
    Johansen focused on firing Celtic into Champions League AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Stefan Johansen says he is focused on firing Celtic into the Champions League after helping the Hoops to an opening day defeat of Ross County in the Scottish Premiership. … More »Johansen focused on firing Celtic into Champions League

    Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen celebrates after scoring during a Europa League match at Celtic Park in Glasgow on October 23, 2014

    Stefan Johansen says he is focused on firing Celtic into the Champions League after helping the Hoops to an opening day defeat of Ross County in the Scottish Premiership. The Glasgow giants got the defence of their title off to a winning start thanks to a fourth-minute penalty from Leigh Griffiths before Norwegian midfielder …

  • Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 defeat
    Impact spoil Lampard's long-awaited MLS debut AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan on Saturday as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 … More »Impact spoil Lampard's long-awaited MLS debut

    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 defeat

    Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan on Saturday as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 defeat. More than a year after it was announced he had signed to play this season with the fledgling NYCFC, Lampard at last took the field for them, coming …

  • Troy Merritt hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on August 1, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia
    Tiger falters as Merritt, Chappell share PGA lead AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Troy Merritt fired a tournament record 10-under par 61 Saturday to share the PGA Quicken Loans National lead with Kevin Chappell while Tiger Woods struggled and fell … More »Tiger falters as Merritt, Chappell share PGA lead

    Troy Merritt hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on August 1, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia

    Troy Merritt fired a tournament record 10-under par 61 Saturday to share the PGA Quicken Loans National lead with Kevin Chappell while Tiger Woods struggled and fell out of contention. "Shoot the lowest score tomorrow and I win.

  • Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating and "a shameful betrayal" of clean athletes
    'Leaked' results point to new scandal AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal Saturday when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating … More »'Leaked' results point to new scandal

    Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating and "a shameful betrayal" of clean athletes

    Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal Saturday when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating and "a shameful betrayal" of clean athletes. German broadcaster ARD as well as Britain's Sunday Times say they passed on their information to leading blood …

  • Gold medalist Simone Ruffini of Italy (C) poses with silver medalist Alex Meyer of the US (L) and bronze medalist Matteo Furlan of Italy during the medal ceremony for the Men's 25km Open Water Swimming Final in Kazan, Russia, August 1, 2015
    Decent proposal! Italian wins swim gold and wedding promise AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Italy's Simone Ruffini won the world championship men's marathon 25km open water gold medal on Saturday and celebrated by proposing to his girlfriend on the podium.  … More »Decent proposal! Italian wins swim gold and wedding promise

    Gold medalist Simone Ruffini of Italy (C) poses with silver medalist Alex Meyer of the US (L) and bronze medalist Matteo Furlan of Italy during the medal ceremony for the Men's 25km Open Water Swimming Final in Kazan, Russia, August 1, 2015

    Italy's Simone Ruffini won the world championship men's marathon 25km open water gold medal on Saturday and celebrated by proposing to his girlfriend on the podium. Ruffini edged out Alex Meyer of the United States and compatriot Matteo Furlan for the title after first overcoming a stomach complaint. "I'm happy for the …

  • Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani is congratulated by teammates during the French Trophy of Champions football match against Lyon at Saputo stadium in Montreal on August 1, 2015
    PSG ease past Lyon in Champions Trophy AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Paris Saint-Germain started the new season on Saturday just as they ended the old, lifting silverware in the shape of the French Champions Trophy thanks to a 2-0 win … More »PSG ease past Lyon in Champions Trophy

    Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani is congratulated by teammates during the French Trophy of Champions football match against Lyon at Saputo stadium in Montreal on August 1, 2015

    Paris Saint-Germain started the new season on Saturday just as they ended the old, lifting silverware in the shape of the French Champions Trophy thanks to a 2-0 win over Lyon in Montreal. Two early goals by Serge Aurier and Edinson Cavani put Paris in control of the traditional season-opening contest and left Lyon with …

  • The Apache Star powerboat arrives in Havana from Key West, on August 1, 2015
    German sets Florida-to-Cuba speedboat record AFP News - 15 hours ago

    A German businessman and power boating fanatic on Saturday broke a 57-year-old record for the fastest boat crossing between the United States and Cuba. Roger Klueh, … More »German sets Florida-to-Cuba speedboat record

    The Apache Star powerboat arrives in Havana from Key West, on August 1, 2015

    A German businessman and power boating fanatic on Saturday broke a 57-year-old record for the fastest boat crossing between the United States and Cuba. Roger Klueh, 50, powered his "Apache Star" powerboat the 160 kilometers (90 miles) separating Key West and Havana, shattering a record that had stood since 1958. Klueh …