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January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Rutherford to miss Commonwealth Games

LONDON: Former Olympic champion Greg Rutherford announced on Monday he will not defend his long jump title at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia because he feels underprepared. Rutherford topped the podium in Glasgow in 2014, bettering the silver he earned in Delhi four years earlier, but an ankle injury forced him to miss the world championships

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Shiffrin prepares to bounce back in Kronplatz

MILAN: World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin will be looking to bounce back into winning mode ahead of the Winter Olympics in Tuesday’s giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy. Shiffrin has dominated the start of the season with ten World Cup wins but had mixed fortunes in nearby Cortina d’Ampezzo over the weekend despite a promising third place in Friday’s downhill

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

LOS ANGELES: World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record with a time of 6.37sec on Friday. The 21-year-old American set the new mark at the low-level Clemson Invitational track meet to surpass the previous record of 6.39sec held by fellow American Maurice Greene. Greene ran the time twice 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

LOS ANGELES: Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his long battle with crippling depression 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Nisar new president of Pakistan Badminton Federation

KARACHI: Nisar Ahmed Shahwani of Balochistan and Wajid Ali Chaudhry of Punjab were elected as president and secretary, respectively, of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) on Friday. The electoral meeting was held at the Punjab Olympic Association’s (PbOA) office at Lahore. Pakistan Sports Board’s (PSB) senior official Raja Zulfiqar Akhtar and PbOA’s

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM PJF picks Shah, Qaiser for training in Hungary

KARACHI: Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has finalised Japan-based Olympian Shah Hussain and Qaiser Khan Afridi for the Hungary training tour, a senior official of the federation said on Wednesday. “Yes, we have finalised Shah and Qaiser for the tour,” PJF vice-president Masood Ahmed told ‘The News’. “The third judoka will be decided in a couple of days,” he added 4

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM British bobsledder Tasker to miss Games after suffering stroke

LONDON: British bobsledder Bruce Tasker will miss next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics after suffering a minor stroke last week, Team GB said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Welshman, who is being treated for groin and hip injuries at home, was taken to Wexham Park Hospital on January 4 after experiencing dizziness and nausea.Tasker was subsequently transferred 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM CAS says 42 Russians appeal IOC doping decisions

ZURICH: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes seeking to overturn International Olympic Committee (IOC) penalties against them linked to doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC’s disciplinary committee found the Russian athletes had broken anti-doping rules, disqualified

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

PARIS: Sprint legend Usain Bolt said on Sunday that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top-flight club Borussia Dortmund. However, the multiple Olympic and world champion admitted that he would prefer to play for Manchester United, his favourite team.“In March we’re going

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM Sibtain retains top table tennis seat

KARACHI: As was expected, SM Sibtain retained the seat of president of Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) at the electoral meeting at Karachi Gymkhana on Sunday. Punjab Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Ahmer Mallick was elected as secretary. The representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Army, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Islamabad