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Keni Harrison Breaks 28-Year-Old World Hurdles Record At Anniversary Games

Keni Harrison Breaks 28-Year-Old World Hurdles Record At Anniversary Games

Harrison, 23, was already the fastest woman in the world this year, but will not be at next month’s Olympics after finishing only sixth in the US trials. The previous world record of 12.21 had stood since 1988 and was held by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria. Britain’s Tiffany Porter came sixth and Jessica Ennis-Hill last. […]

Double Triumph For Serena Williams As She And Venus Win Wimbledon Title

Double Triumph For Serena Williams As She And Venus Win Wimbledon Title

They don’t do snazzy formations, they just win grand slam titles. A few hours after equalling Steffi Graf’s open-era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns, Serena Williams joined her sister Venus to win their sixth Wimbledon title together and their 14th in all. Sixteen years after their first triumph together, the sisters beat Timea […]

Pat Summitt Made People Pay Attention. She Took A Fringe Game And Made It Big

Pat Summitt Made People Pay Attention. She Took A Fringe Game And Made It Big

Pat Summitt was 22 years old, a kid just out of college, when the University of Tennessee made her their women’s basketball coach. Looking back, it was as if the sport had been waiting for her to come along. Just two years before, in the spring of 1972, Congress had passed Title IX, an amendment […]

5 Lessons From LeBron James About Big Goals and Proving the Doubters Wrong

5 Lessons From LeBron James About Big Goals and Proving the Doubters Wrong

The NBA Finals is over, and we have a new champion. Living in the San Francisco Bay area, my loyalties were firmly behind the Golden State Warriors, but the Cleveland Cavaliers earned this title and deserve our full appreciation. In the midst of the Finals, I praised Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s leadership style, and it […]

Nike Stands By Maria Sharapova Despite Two-Year Drug Ban

Nike Stands By Maria Sharapova Despite Two-Year Drug Ban

The sportswear giant, which had previously put its relationship with the athlete on hold, highlighted that an investigation by the International Tennis Federation found that she “did not intentionally break its rules.” “Maria has always made her position clear, has apologized for her mistake and is now appealing the length of the ban,” Nike (NKE) […]

WHO Rejects Calls To Move Olympics Over Zika fears

WHO Rejects Calls To Move Olympics Over Zika fears

The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus. The UN health body outlined its stance in a statement late Friday after a group of 150 […]

A Mayweather v McGregor Fight Would Be An Abomination – But a Lucrative One

A Mayweather v McGregor Fight Would Be An Abomination – But a Lucrative One

On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather called a fight with Conor McGregor “possible”. As far as fights go it would be the ultimate made-for-TV sideshow, almost like a Fear Factor meets the Kardashians. It would offer little in athletic value, even less in benefit to society as well as hurting the legitimacy of the fighters’ chosen disciplines. […]

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani blows her vuvuzela for Nigeria’s Super Falcons. Last week, Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, secured a place in the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon later this year. Three weeks ago, their […]

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

A Kenyan has received a prestigious award for a sports development initiative targeting young disadvantaged girls and young women. Rachel Muthoga, of ‘Moving the Goalposts, received the ‘Sports for Good’ award in Berlin, Germany, on Monday night. This was during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016. Muthoga is the executive director of ‘Moving the Goalposts’, […]

Understanding The Basic Rules Of Golf

Understanding The Basic Rules Of Golf

Golf is played by striking a ball using a club on an area called “teeing ground.” Once the ball is hit, it typically travels fairways across and onto a next prepared area. A hole could be found in this area that is called a “putting green.” The objective of the game of golf is that […]

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