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February 18, 2018 11:12 AM Day wins inaugural Betty Cuthbert Medal

Rising sprint sensation Riley Day has become a fitting inaugural winner of the Betty Cuthbert Medal. The medal, which honours the legendary four-time Olympic sprint gold medallist who died last year aged 79, will be awarded annually to the athlete who produces the most outstanding performance at the Australian track and field championships. Day, 17, did the women's 7

January 18, 2018 10:31 PM Ex-world champion hurdler Colin Jackson caught up in race storm amid claims he was called 'n*****' by coach

Racist abuse is 'rampant' in British Athletics according to a leading figure in the sport who claims former world champion Colin Jackson was once called a 'n*****' by his coach. John Isaacs is the former national sprint coach who developed a number of Britain's most successful athletes and this week he made an extremely serious allegation on social media 14

January 12, 2018 7:53 PM Czech biathlon star Koukalova out of Olympics

PRAGUE (AP) - Two-time biathlon world champion Gabriela Koukalova has been ruled out of next month's Pyeongchang Olympics. The Czech Biathlon Union says Koukalova won't recover in time from a calf problem that has kept her out of World Cup events so far this season. Koukalova says "I tried my best to return" in time for the Olympics, but "unfortunately 9

January 9, 2018 10:11 AM Japanese canoeist spiked rival's drink in attempt to get him banned from Olympics

One of Japan's top sprint canoeists has been banned from competition for eight years after he admitted spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance in an attempt to disqualify him for selection at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, was considered a medal hopeful at the upcoming Games. However, he confessed to putting a muscle-enhancing 16

January 6, 2018 3:03 AM Monk thrives in heat for big cycling win

Cyrus Monk's day turned from fury to fantastic when he won the under-23 road race at the Australian championships. But Monk was angry when organisers slashed Saturday's race program at Buninyong, near Ballarat, because of the extreme weather. The temperature was forecast to reach 39 degrees and the wind was also blustery. The Gran Fondo amateur event 4

December 18, 2017 2:55 PM 'I beat cancer 2x to see you!' Jay Z brings survivor on stage after seeing her sign during 4:44 concert

He's one of the biggest rappers in the game with an arsenal of hits under his belt. The Run This Town musician spotted Christina Cruz carrying a glittering sign begging for a hug near the front row of his 4:44 tour stop at the Oracle Arena. The duo embraced in a warm hug while fans could be heard screaming wildly in support of the chance encounter 7

December 15, 2017 12:10 PM Harry Kane hails Alan Shearer's influence as the Tottenham man hunts down his calendar year scoring record

Harry Kane has revealed how Alan Shearer's advice helped him out of a 'dry spell' as he aims to break the former Newcastle man's Premier League calendar year scoring record. The Tottenham striker has scored 33 league goals in a stellar 2017 and needs four more in Spurs' final three games of the year to break the record Shearer set while at Blackburn 13

November 25, 2017 1:08 AM Barshim, Thiam, named athletes of the year

Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim and Belgium's heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam were named the IAAF's men's and women's athlete of the year on Friday. World champion Barshim succeeds retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt. He claimed the title from a shortlist comprising Britain's long distance star Mo Farah and South Africa's 400m champion 10

October 15, 2017 11:17 PM Aidan O'Brien heads to Ascot needing one more success to equal record for group one wins in a calendar year

Aidan O'Brien will go into British Champions day at Ascot on Saturday still needing one more success to equal the record for group one wins in a year after he drew a blank with his two runners in Canada on Sunday. O’Brien-trained Idaho was fourth under Ryan Moore in the Grade One Canadian International at Woodbine behind 50-1 shock scorer Bullards Alley 12

October 14, 2017 10:15 PM The 5 most memorable moments from Strictly Come Dancing week 4

From Alexandra's outstanding jive to Susan and Kevin's ballroom joy, here's what's worth watching over and over and over again Week four got off to something of a slow start on the Strictly Come Dancing floor, but by the end of the evening the audience were on their feet and viewers at home were in floods of tears thanks to some memorable performances 19