Swimming: Dressel sets 2 short-course world records

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set two short-course world records in the International Swimming League on Saturday. Dressel, 24, came first with 47.78 seconds in the men's 100-meter butterfly in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. South African Chad le Clos was the previous world record holder in


Ukraine's Novikov wins World's Strongest Man title

Ukrainian athlete Oleksii Novikov won the 2020 World's Strongest Man title, local media reported on Monday. According to Ukrinform news agency, the 24-year-old athlete won this year's title in Sunday's competition held in US' Florida, lifting a 537.5-kilogram (1,185 pounds) bar in the partial dea


Kenyan athletes claim titles in 42nd Istanbul Marathon

Kenyan athletes clinched crowns in the 42nd Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only intercontinental footrace, on Sunday. Benard Cheruiyot Sang finished the race in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 49 seconds to come first in men's category. In women’s race, Diana Chemtai Kipyogei claimed the tit


Turkish swimmer sets Euro record in 50m breaststroke

Turkish swimmer Emre Sakci on Thursday made history, breaking his own and the European record in the men's 50-meter breaststroke category. "Turkish swimmer @sakciemree [Emre Sakci] won in the 50M Breaststroke, setting a new European record of 25.29 seconds that was only 0.04 seconds away from bre


Turkish swimmer Emre Sakci sets European record

Turkish swimmer Emre Sakci on Monday broke a European record by finishing the men's 50-meter breaststroke in 25.50 seconds in international competition, according to his club Fenerbahce. The feat at the International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary made the 22-year-old athlete the third-fast


Olympic Swim Venue Ready

Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the coronavirus. “We have now completed all the new venues,” Koike said.


Vuelta hopes to emulate Tour success with zero infections

The Spanish Vuelta cycling race starts on Tuesday amid tight health restrictions in the hopes of avoiding the coronavirus infections that have knocked some riders, including top contenders, out of the Giro d’Italia. Primoz Roglic is back to defend his title weeks after he lost the Tour de F


Superbike: Turkey's Razgatlioglu makes podium

Turkish motorcycle racer Toprak Razgatlioglu came third in Sunday's race two of the 2020 World Superbike Championship's Portuguese Round. The PATA Yamaha rider also won the first race in the Portuguese Round on Saturday, and completed the Superpole race in the first spot in the Estoril Circuit of


Giro d'Italia on Brink of Cancellation after COVID-19 Hits Five Teams

The Giro d'Italia was on the brink of cancellation on Tuesday after five teams were hit by COVID-19 cases on the first rest day of the three-week grand tour with almost two weeks left until the finish in Milan. The Mitchelton-Scott team withdrew from the race after four staff members tested posit


Turkey reaches final in U17 Volleyball European Champs

Turkey’s women's national team advanced to final in CEV U17 Volleyball European Championship on Thursday. Turkey beat Serbia 3-1 in the semifinals with the sets of 18-25, 25-21, 26-24 and 25-20 in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro. Turkey will face either Russia or Italy in the fin


Lance Armstrong Leads ‘Bike for Beirut’ Tour

Former American professional cyclist Lance Armstrong led a bike tour around Beirut on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for organizations helping residents affected by the massive Aug. 4 blast. Dozens of cyclists took part in the “Bike for Beirut" tour as Lebanon marked two months since t


Ethiopia's Bekele withdraws from London Marathon

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has withdrawn from Sunday's London Marathon with a calf injury, robbing an athletics-starved audience of a showdown with Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge. "I am very disappointed that I cannot race on Sunday," said Bekele. "I was in good shape but then I picke


Vive le Tour! With Young Winner, Thrilling Race Defies Virus

In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors that he ended up


Thomas grabs U.S. Open lead, Mickelson falters

World number three Justin Thomas fired his lowest opening score in a major and held a one-shot lead after the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday, while Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were among a slew of big-name players well off the pace. Thomas, who has one top-10 finish in five U.S. Open


Kwiatkowski wins Tour 18th stage, Roglic retains yellow

Michal Kwiatkowski, the unsung hero of Team Sky/Ineos during their dominant years, claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he won the 18th stage from a breakaway duo with team mate Richard Carapaz on Thursday. Carapaz, who took the lead in the mountains classification, gave former world ch


Morikawa eager to build on PGA Championship success

 After fending off a slew of big names to win last month’s PGA Championship, American Collin Morikawa is hungry for more success as this week’s U.S. Open.  The 23-year-old showed great maturity when he triumphed at TPC Harding Park by two strokes, a remarkable achievement fo


Rossi rolls back the years in San Marino practice

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi struck a blow for the over-40s with a sizzling performance to top Saturday's third practice session ahead of Sunday's San Marino MotoGP. The 41-year-old seven-time champion produced a fastest lap of 1min 31.861sec, outside the track record of 1min 31.629 sec but qu


Ireland's Sam Bennett in tears after maiden win at Tour de France

Irishman Sam Bennett was left in tears after sprinting away to claim a maiden stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday. The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider's Stage 10 victory, on his Tour debut, ensured he reclaimed the sprint points green jersey and followed a dramatic start to the day as Tour dir




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