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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

Valtteri Bottas ‘not distracted’ despite Japanese GP schedule change

Valtteri Bottas ‘not distracted’ despite Japanese GP schedule change

Like the Rugby World Cup, this weekend’s Formula One race in Suzuka is feeling the effects of the fast-approaching Typhoon Hagibis with qualifying moved to race day on Sunday. Formula 1 bosses said all track activities Saturday have been canceled, meaning qualifying will now take place Sunday morning ahead of the race in the afternoon.…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

Japanese GP: Driven by emotion, Senna and Prost collide at Suzuka

Japanese GP: Driven by emotion, Senna and Prost collide at Suzuka

October 22 1989, Suzuka Circuit The atmosphere on race day was thick with anticipation. The drivers had to be flown into the Suzuka Circuit by helicopter to protect them from the surge of excitable fans many of who had queued overnight to witness the Japanese Grand Prix. The fast and unforgiving track was set to…MORE