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‘Deeply shameful’: 258 runners caught cheating in Shenzhen’s half marathon

Fake race numbers, imposters and those cutting corners to face penalties, including lifetime bans Organisers of the Shenzhen half-marathon have said the 258 participants caught cheating during Sunday’s race will not be able to run away from punishment …

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‘Blindsided’ Floyd Mayweather backs out of Nasukawa fight claiming ambush

Boxer says promoter misrepresented scale of December fightMayweather appeared at press conference announcing eventFloyd Mayweather appears to have backed out of a planned New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa less than thr…

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Vietnam GP: F1 reveals track map for Hanoi street race in 2020 – video

Vietnam will join the Formula One calendar in 2020 as the first new race announced since Liberty Media bought the commercial rights to the series. The Hanoi round of the championship, which will be run on a 5.565km circuit in the capital’s city ce…

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Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxing sensation on New Year’s Eve

Boxer set to join Rizin FF, an MMA company based in JapanMayweather, 41, to fight Tenshin Nasukawa on 31 DecemberContracted weight and rules to be decided in coming weeksFloyd Mayweather has revealed that he is aligning with the Rizin Fighting Federati…

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Funeral for Leicester City owner held in Bangkok – video

Hundreds of mourners, royal soldiers and monks have gathered at a Bangkok temple for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai owner of Leicester City football club who died in a helicopter crash last week.Saturday was the first day of a w…

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Hundreds attend Leicester City FC owner’s funeral in Bangkok

Week-long ceremony begins for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after fatal helicopter crashHundreds of mourners, royal soldiers and monks have gathered at a Bangkok temple for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai owner of Leicester City football c…

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Call for Tokyo Olympic marathon to start at 5.30am to avoid deaths

Japanese health bodies concerned that 7am start in intense heat may cause fatalitiesThe organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been urged to start the marathon events at 5.30am to avoid the risk of deaths from the intense heat later in the day.The …

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Thai sporting and political leaders pay tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha praised for promoting ‘Thai values’ Billionaire’s death in helicopter crash confirmed overnight As Thailand woke on Monday morning to the confirmation that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the reclusive but beloved billionaire owner o…

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Thai sporting and political leaders pay tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha praised for promoting ‘Thai values’ Billionaire’s death in helicopter crash confirmed overnight As Thailand woke on Monday morning to the confirmation that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the reclusive but beloved billionaire owner o…

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Japan apologises for captive dolphin show during Olympic sailing test run

British sailor Luke Patience calls choice ‘embarrassing’ for a sport that is supposed to protect marine lifeThe Japan Sailing Federation has apologised after a dolphin show was held for sailors competing in the World Cup Series, an event that also doub…

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Japan apologises for captive dolphin show during Olympic sailing test run

British sailor Luke Patience calls choice ‘embarrassing’ for a sport that is supposed to protect marine lifeThe Japan Sailing Federation has apologised after a dolphin show was held for sailors competing in the World Cup Series, an event that also doub…

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‘A new heroine’: Japan celebrates first grand slam winner amid Serena row

Shinzo Abe and Japanese news outlets have lauded Naomi Osaka’s victory at the US Open on SundayWhile the tennis world debated the merits of Serena Williams’ tirade against umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s US Open final, Japan heaped praise on its …

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Beijing’s crumbling Olympic legacy – in pictures

A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, signs of the event, most in disrepair, can be seen around the Chinese capital Continue reading…

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Beijing’s crumbling Olympic legacy – in pictures

A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, signs of the event, most in disrepair, can be seen around the Chinese capital Continue reading…

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North Korea: US blocks sanctions exemption for sports equipment

IOC had asked for exemption to help Olympic athletes prepareUS raises objection on security council committeeThe United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athlete…

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletesThe Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts th…

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletesThe Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts th…

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Dwyane Wade offered three-year, $25m deal by China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls

Future Hall of Famer reportedly offered $25m contractFree agent Wade, 36, suffered drop in production last year15-year NBA veteran last made an All-Star team in 2016With his NBA future still undecided, Dwyane Wade is apparently being courted heavily by…

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Dwyane Wade offered three-year, $25m deal by China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls

Future Hall of Famer reportedly offered $25m contractFree agent Wade, 36, suffered drop in production last year15-year NBA veteran last made an All-Star team in 2016With his NBA future still undecided, Dwyane Wade is apparently being courted heavily by…

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Manny Pacquiao captures welterweight title with first knockout in nine years

Pacquiao stops Matthysse in seventh for first KO since 2009Filipino, 39, captures Matthysse’s WBA welterweight titlePacquiao scored knockdowns in second, fifth and seventhManny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of …