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September 6, 2017 1:50 PM Sir Mo Farah appears to distance himself from Nike Oregon project as wife says they plan to return to Britain

Sir Mo Farah is seemingly distancing himself from the controversial Nike Oregon Project after his wife Tania revealed they are planning to move back the UK from America. Farah's allegiance to coach Alberto Salazar, the head of the Nike Oregon Project, has provided the four-time Olympic champion with some difficult questions regarding his record 38

September 1, 2017 6:24 PM U.S. energy secretary approves release of more oil from reserve

Sept 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Secretary has approved the release of up to 4.5 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to the impact from Hurricane Harvey, the Department of Energy said on Friday. That marks an additional 3.5 million barrels on top of the 1 million barrels of oil already approved to be released 18

August 31, 2017 7:32 AM Caroline Wozniacki's bid for maiden Grand Slam and world No 1 spot dies at the hands of Ekaterina Makarova in US Open second round

Ekaterina Makarova closed out a marathon day at the US Open with a surprise triumph over fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. It was the Russian's first win in eight meetings against the former world No 1 and earned Makarova a match-up against Carla Suarez Navarro. After rain washed out most of Tuesday's play, there was a bumper schedule 30

August 11, 2017 2:58 PM British Red Cross appeal to "make your miles count" for refugees

THE British Red Cross is looking for people to "make their miles count" this September. The charity is running a unique challenge called "Miles for Refugees" and is asking people to chose a distance between 22 and 2,700 miles and then, throughout September, walk, swim, cycle or run to reach their target. "Miles for Refugees is an event for everyone 18

August 6, 2017 3:51 PM Athletics-Bahrain's former Kenyan Chelimo wins women's marathon

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Rose Chelimo, a Bahraini who switched allegiance from her Kenyan homeland, sprinted away from her former compatriot Edna Kiplagat to win the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships after a tactical battle and an exciting finish on Sunday. Chelimo fought back over the last few hundred metres towards the finish at Tower 14

August 6, 2017 9:30 AM Chinese official fired for not fighting extremism

BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party has dismissed an official who oversaw a portion of the northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang on charges including that he failed to do enough to fight extremism. The ruling party's top discipline body accused Zhang Jinbiao, the party secretary for Hotan, of "serious violations," including failing to carry 28

August 5, 2017 2:31 PM Mo Farah confident he'll win 5,000m gold as he hunts distance double despite cuts, bruises and needing stitches after epic 10,000m triumph

Mo Farah is confident that he can win the 5,000 metres at the World Athletics Championships despite suffering cuts and bruises and needing three stitches in his left leg after his epic 10,000 metres triumph on Friday. The 34-year-old Briton was left concerned about his left knee, which he hurt in a clash with Kenyan bronze medallist Paul Tanui during 15

August 5, 2017 5:07 AM Brother's loving gift of a kidney

BROTHERLY love was proved beyond doubt when Simon Arundel gave one of his kidneys to his sibling Peter and saved his life. After seeing Peter, 31, undergo dialysis three times a week for four hours for ten years, Simon, 37, decided to donate his own kidney. "I knew that eventually Peter's dialysis would stop working and he would need a kidney to survive 43

July 28, 2017 11:21 AM Athletics-Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

ADDIS ABABA, July 28 (Reuters) - Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships. Bayo competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where he failed to get past the heats. Bayo confronted 12

July 28, 2017 10:23 AM Prostate cancer support group to re-start in August

PROSTATE cancer sufferers and survivors can join a revitalised support group from next month. The group, which meets every six weeks, is aimed at those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, are undergoing treatment for the disease or who have beaten the cancer - as well as their partners and families. Set up last year, the group’s meetings had fallen 19