Archive | September 2019

Canada’s double Olympic champion makes USA switch….

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Canada’s double Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries will compete for the United States following a row over abuse allegations. Humphries, 34, won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and a bronze at Pyeongchang in 2018.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is world 100m female champion….

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In the women’s 100m finals at Doha 2019 world championship, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce added title number four, a decade after winning her maiden crown – and coming just 13 months after giving birth to her son, it is surely her finest world title date.

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Allyson Felix breaks Usain Bolt’s records for most World Championship golds….

Allyson Felix of the United States reacts after setting a new world record in the 4x400 Metres Mixed Relay during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

Sunday was a night for mothers in Doha as Allyson Felix, who gave birth to daughter Camryn just 10 months ago, made some history of her own. By earning her 12th gold medal as part of the winning US team in the inaugural mixed-gender 4x400m relay, Felix broke a tie with Usain Bolt for most golds in the history of the World Championships (it was also her 17th medal overall — extending her own record).

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Wilfred Ndidi scores as Leicester thump Newcastle five nil….

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Leicester City’s impressive start to the season under Brendan Rodgers continued with a thumping win which left woeful Newcastle anchored in the relegation zone. Ricardo Pereira’s outstanding low finish set Leicester on their way before Newcastle were reduced to 10 men shortly before half-time after Isaac Hayden’s terrible challenge on Dennis Praet.

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Chris Coleman is world 100m champion….

Christian Coleman shrugged off the controversy of his build-up to the World Championships to win the 100m final in 9.76 seconds. The pre-event favourite, who avoided a ban for three missed doping tests, finished well clear of defending champion and fellow American Justin Gatlin, who clocked 9.89 in Doha.

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Partizan Belgrade cheered on by 22,000 children at Europa League game….

It was no ordinary night of European football for Partizan Belgrade on Thursday, as instead of the usual home crowd, the hosts were cheered on by 22,000 noisy children. The Serb club had been ordered to play two European home matches behind closed doors, as a sanction for racist behaviour by supporters in the competition’s qualifying phase against Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor.

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Ansu Fati becomes a Spanish citizen….

Barcelona’s teenage forward Ansu Fati has been granted Spanish citizenship paving the way for him to play for them at international level. The 16-year-old is also eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau, where he was born and reportedly for Portugal through his grandparents.

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Pictures from Vincent Kompany’s testimonial game….

Vincent Kompany missed his testimonial due to a hamstring injury sustained while playing for Anderlecht in August

Present and past premier league stars played at the Vincent Kompany’s testimonial as a Manchester City legends XI drew 2-2 with a Premier League legends side. The 33-year-old, who joined Anderlecht in the summer, played no part at Etihad Stadium due to a hamstring injury. The math held at Etihad stadium on 11th September to bid the City’s former captain goodbye for his dedicated services to the team.

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Neymar booed by own fans….

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Neymar was booed by his own fans throughout his Paris St-Germain return against Strasbourg – then scored an injury-time overhead-kick winner. The Brazil forward missed the opening five games as he tried and failed to seal a move back to Barcelona.

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Bianca Andreescu beats Serena to win US Open….

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19 years old Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 US Open beating Serena Williams in two straight sets 6-3, 7-5. Bianca is the first Canadian to win a major tennis championship. 37 years old Williams’s bid for record equaling 24 Grand Slam continues to wait. The Canadian tore the American into bits at the early that a late resurgence from Williams was a little to late to prevent Andreescu from winning.

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