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August 6, 2017 11:01 PM Tori Bowie follows her instincts to 100-meter gold at worlds

LONDON -- Lying on the track, shoulder and hip burning from her fall after crossing the 100-meter finish line, Tori Bowie had no idea what to expect. "I was just trying to get to the finish line," Bowie said. "I knew I was in the mix, I knew I was in the top three. I didn't know if I had won or not." The 26-year-old American used a furious charge over the final 64

August 5, 2017 12:14 PM 400m is an African race

A smile expanded across his face as Wayde van Niekerk was introduced to the London crowd. World champion, Olympic champion and world record holder. Not a bad collection of titles. In fact, there’s not much more he could possibly have achieved in the one-lap event. And he made no mistakes in his bid to add another world title to that haul, comfortably 44

August 5, 2017 11:20 AM Report: men's 400m heats – IAAF World Championships London 2017

South Africa’s world and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, who is seeking a 200m/400m double here, did the minimum required to move through to tomorrow’s 400m semifinals as he won his heat in 45.27 – but his big rival Isaac Makwala of Botswana, seeking the same double here, went to the other extreme, producing the fastest time of the morning 57

August 5, 2017 4:00 AM The Botswana team in London

Isaac Makwala: He is the current 200m world leader. He will be competing in both the 200m and 400m at the World Championships. At the Madrid Meeting 2017, Makwala became the first man in history to run a 200m within 20 seconds and a 400m within 44 seconds on the same day, winning both events at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the Spanish capital 53

August 4, 2017 11:07 PM Sophie Hitchon puts historic Rio 2016 hammer bronze behind her ahead of the World Championships in London

Sophie Hitchon was swinging her hammer on top of a London building for a photoshoot a while back when a thought crossed her mind. It was 2015 and the former ballerina credited with putting the ‘glamour in the hammer’ had been asked to do the shoot for Women’s Health magazine. ‘It was promoting women’s body images and it was a good experience but it took some persuading 52

August 4, 2017 10:26 PM World Athletics Championships: Mo Farah strikes gold again in 10,000m as winning streak continues

TO put it in simple terms Mo Farah is the Usain Bolt of distance running. The pair have become good friends as they’ve dominated their respective events over recent years and both are retiring after these world championships. Farah lived up to his part in this grand farewell party by taking the opening gold medal on offer in the 10,000m, continuing what is an extraordinary 58

August 3, 2017 2:20 PM Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement from boxing

Wladimir Klitschko, one of the longest-reigning heavyweight champions in boxing history, announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a 21-year professional career in which he competed in more heavyweight title bouts than anyone. Klitschko's final bout, on April 29 before a crowd of 90,000 at sold-out Wembley Stadium in London, was his 29th heavyweight 73

August 3, 2017 4:00 AM Advantage Amos as Rudisha pulls out

The Kenyan, who poised a great threat to Nijel Amos, announced through his official Twitter page on Monday evening that he will miss the event, which runs from August 4 until 13 due to a quad muscle strain. “It’s sad and disappointing to announce my no show for the forthcoming London 2017 WC (World Championships) due to a quad muscle strain,” Rudisha’s 43

August 2, 2017 10:43 PM De Grasse out of the World Championships with injury

(Reuters) – Andre de Grasse, the triple Olympic sprint medallist, has pulled out of the World Athletics Championships in London with injury, boosting Usain Bolt’s chances of a golden swansong. The Canadian was expected to be Bolt’s main rival for his 100 metres crown in the Jamaican’s farewell championship but he suffered a hamstring strain in training 52

August 2, 2017 4:03 PM “Betrayal”: Transgender Troops React to Trump’s Ban

Army Captain Jennifer Peace was on vacation when President Donald Trump attempted to tweet-fire her. It hit at 6:04 A.M. on Wednesday in Tacoma, and she awoke to “absolute chaos.” Her phone was flooded with texts, voicemails, e-mails, Facebook postings—every app she opened was engulfed. Fear spiked, but she’s trained to control that. And the outpouring 118