Athletics

Richard Commey loses IBF eliminator on points to Shafikov

Battling in a literal gym in Moscow, top lightweights Denis Shafikov and Richard Commey slugged it out for twelve entertaining rounds earlier today, going blow-for-blow in what was essentially one protracted close-range exchange. Despite his foe’s notorious knockout prowess, it was Shafikov who came out on top via split decision. Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KO) used relentless pressure, high volume, and ...

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Usain Bolt set to train with Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive has confirmed that the nine-times Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will train with the Bundesliga team. Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker magazine on Sunday that “it was no joke” and “not a marketing move”. Watzke was responding to a report in the Guardian that Bolt planned to train with Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams. Dortmund ...

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Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson up for IAAF Awards

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics. Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10,000 metres victory in Rio. Bolt, a five-time former winner of the award, became the first ...

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US sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, 15, shot dead in Kentucky

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Ms Gay was hit during an exchange of fire between two cars

Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky, police say. Police in Lexington said Trinity Gay was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a restaurant car park. She was taken to hospital where she later died, local media reported. Mr Gay, ...

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GOC thanks sponsors for Rio 2016 Games support

(From left to right: Rio 2016 Chef de Mission, Chris Essilfie, Joost Bellaart, Cocoa from Ghana Spokesperson, and Ghana's flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Flings Owusu-Agyapong. )

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has released a statement to express its gratitude to the various entities that provided support to it ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. The Ghana Olympic Committee faced a challenge of funding before the start of the Games and in an interview with Citi Sports before the Games, Chef de Mission of Ghana’s team to ...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: Great Britain heptathlete retires from athletics

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Jessica Ennis-Hill, who won heptathlon gold for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, has retired from athletics. The 30-year-old had hinted at retirement after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in August. In a post on social media, Ennis-Hill – also a double world champion – said it was “one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to ...

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Canadian athlete ‘ingested cocaine during sexual encounter’

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  World champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber was right to compete at the Olympic Games despite testing positive for cocaine ingested during a sexual encounter, says Athletics Canada. The 22-year-old avoided a two-year ban after successfully arguing that the drug was passed on through “kissing”. An independent arbitrator ruled no fault or negligence by Barber, who finished a lowly 10th ...

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Malik Yakubu wins 29th Accra Milo Marathon

Malik Yakubu (middle) lifts his trophy after winning the 29th Accra Milo Marathon. Kassim Mohammed (second from left) and Yandal Joseph (second from right) are also on the podium with the Sports Minister (right) looking on (Image credit: Citi Sports)

Malik Yakubu put a up a great performance to beat defending champion Kassim Mohammed and win the 29th Accra Milo Marathon on Wednesday. The 42.2 km race started from the Nungua Barrier and it ended at the Dansoman Keep Fit Club, home of the organisers of the event. Yakubu and Mohammed rekindled their rivalry from last year’s event when Mohammed ...

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