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September 14, 2018 9:13 AM Five things to think about doing this weekend before sitting on your arse in pyjamas all day

YOU’RE definitely going to make the most of your weekend. Or you’re going to pretend you are. Here are five excellent things to do this weekend that you won’t. There’s nothing like a bit of exercise to get your weekend off to a flying start. Except you’re not sure where your swimming costume is and there’s that twat in the fast lane who thinks he’s training 11

September 8, 2018 3:29 AM Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89

Former AP photojournalist Kim Chonkil dies at age 89 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Former Associated Press photojournalist Kim Chonkil, whose images captured South Korea's turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy, has died. He was 89. Kim's son, Kim Kuchul, said he died in New York on Thursday after suffering from kidney and respiratory problems 7

August 25, 2018 8:07 PM World Triathlon Series: Vicky Holland wins gold in Montreal to close in on title

Britain's Vicky Holland claimed gold in Montreal to close the gap on Katie Zaferes at the top of the World Triathlon Series leaderboard. The 32-year-old finished in one hour 59 minutes 30 seconds, with American Zaferes claiming silver. Zaferes remains the series leader after the penultimate event with 4,418 points, while Holland is second with 4,384 after 10

July 30, 2018 11:49 AM Vibeke Skofterud: Former Olympic champion dies in jet-skiing accident

Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet-skiing accident at the age of 38. The Norwegian won 4x5km relay gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and was also a two-time world champion in the discipline. Skofterud was reported missing on Saturday, and her body was found by rescuers near the island of St Helena 13

July 24, 2018 8:18 PM Olympic rower Helen Glover and husband Steve Backshall have boy

Double Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she has given birth to a boy. Glover and her husband, TV wildlife expert Steve Backshall, revealed the news in a series of posts on their social media accounts. The gold medallist, from Cornwall, said she was "excited to welcome Baby Boy Backshall" to the world. Steve Backshall said on Instagram and Twitter 10

July 21, 2018 9:05 AM Henrik Stenson wife: Who is Emma Lofgren – How long have they been married?

SWEDISH golfer Henrik Stenson is battling through the Open Championship in Scotland with an elbow injury. But who is his wife Emma Lofgren and how long have they been married? Stenson produced an epic final round to seal the 2016 Open, but has since been plagued by an elbow injury which saw him withdraw from the Scottish Open last week. He’s hoping to improve 10

July 19, 2018 1:53 PM Denis Ten: Sochi Olympic bronze medallist dies of stab wound in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25. News agency Kazinform reported Ten - who won bronze at Sochi 2014 - was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his car mirrors. Ten, twice a World Championship medallist, was rushed to hospital but died three hours later 12

June 30, 2018 1:08 PM Olympic gold winning sprinter Irena Szewinska dies at 72

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its reports, the Polish news agency PAP on Saturday 12

June 28, 2018 7:09 AM Koreas to field joint teams at Asian Games

North and South Korea will field joint teams in three sports -- canoeing, rowing and women's basketball -- at the Asian Games, organisers said Thursday, in the latest sign of thawing tensions. The two countries will also march together at the opening and closing ceremonies for the showpiece event being held in Indonesia from August 18-September 2, they added 9

June 27, 2018 8:45 AM Maidstone: Olympian Lizzy Yarnold tipped to take on Strictly on the BBC

Could Kent's own medal winning Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold's next challenge be taking on BBC's Strictly? The two-time Winter Olympic skeleton champion, who won back to back golds at the Sochi and PyeongChang Olympics Games, is being tipped to join the line-up of this winter's dance show on BBC1. An official line-up is yet to be revealed but the former 10