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April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Former Armstrong doctor provided drugs to Spanish team

MADRID: Spain’s Olympic track cycling team from Atlanta 1996 was supplied banned substances by Lance Armstrong’s disgraced former doctor Michele Ferrari, El Pais newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to a 2016 testimony, seen by El Pais, from Spanish doctor Luis Garcia del Moral, the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) took part in a doping programme 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Four-week swimming training camp a useful activity’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said that Punjab govt has taken effective measures for the promotion of swimming in the province. “The 4-week swimming training and coaching camp for beginners at State of the Art Punjab International Swimming Complex is also a part of Sports Board Punjab’s exceptional efforts,” he said this in a statement 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Semenya defiant after sweeping to CW Games double

GOLD COAST, Australia: South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off controversy over her right to compete after completing a Commonwealth Games double with victory in the women’s 800 metres on Friday. The 27-year-old, who identifies as a woman but has elevated testosterone levels, dedicated her gold medal to the late Winnie Mandela after her crushing win.Elsewhere

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM Borussia sorry after fans insult female referee

BERLIN: Borussia Moenchengladbach have offered their apologies to the Bundesliga’s only female referee Bibiana Steinhaus after a group of their fans called her a ‘wh***’ during a league game with Hertha Berlin. Gladbach beat Hertha 2-1 on Saturday thanks to rapid-fire goals by Thorgan Hazard after the video assistant referee (VAR) twice intervened 3

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Blake puts one hand on Commonwealth title

GOLD COAST, Australia: Jamaica’s Yohan Blake had the words of Usain Bolt ringing in his ears as he dominated the sprints on day one of the Commonwealth Games athletics on Sunday. Despite world athletics chief Sebastian Coe slamming the “obsession” with Bolt, Blake said he was inspired by the now-retired Jamaican showman as he qualified fastest for the 100 metres 2

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM ‘You don’t replace Muhammad Ali’, Coe tells Bolt

GOLD COAST: World athletics chief Sebastian Coe blasted the “obsession” with Usain Bolt as Yohan Blake kick-started track and field’s new era without the Jamaican sprint king at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Coe insisted there was no shortage of talent at the Games, the first major competition since Bolt’s retirement last year left the sport with a gaping 3

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Scott bags CW Game’s stunning 100m gold

GOLD COAST: Scotland’s Duncan Scott punched well above his weight by bagging a stunning Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 100 metres freestyle on Sunday in the biggest swimming upset so far. In a frantic finish, the slender 20-year-old mowed down Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers and South African superstar Chad le Clos with a sizzling last 25 metres 1

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Heavyweights batteredin 100m freestyle stunner

GOLD COAST, Australia: Scotland’s Duncan Scott produced arguably the upset of the Commonwealth Games swimming programme so far on Sunday when he beat Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers with a late surge to win the men’s 100m freestyle title. The 20-year-old, who had already won three bronze medals, had been sixth at the turn for home but chased down a tiring 4

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Warner accepts tampering ban

SYDNEY: Former Australia cricket vice-captain David Warner Thursday said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday.Warner and Smith were last week suspended 6

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Saeed Hai urges players to show self-belief

KARACHI: Pakistan tennis legend Saeed Hai has urged his players to show self-belief in their tough Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group-1 tie against Uzbekistan which gets underway in Islamabad from Friday (today). “To win in any sport self belief is the most important quality,” Hai, one of the longest-serving Davis Cup captains of Pakistan, told ‘The News’ 5