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  • Sports in review 2018: Notable deaths

    Sports in review 2018: Notable deaths0

    Tian Zhaozhong Tian Zhaozhong, China’s triple jump milestone athlete who held the national record for 12 years, died on April 1 in Beijing. Born in 1937, Tian broke the triple jump’s national and Asian record with 16.58 meters in a China-DPRK contest at the age of 27, ranking then second in the world. Since 1970,

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  • Weightlifter Cristina Iovu facing lifetime ban after third violation

    Weightlifter Cristina Iovu facing lifetime ban after third violation0

    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced eight new doping cases, bringing the total for the past week to 13. The most prominent name on the list is Cristina Iovu, who has competed for three different countries, but now faces a lifetime ban after her third doping violation. One of the main ways the International

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  • Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.

    Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.0

    Gardner Minshew II threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 12 Washington State stopped No. 25 Iowa State on a late two-point conversion in a 28-26 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night. Minshew passed for 299 yards to help Washington State (11-2) set a school record for wins in

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  • Cook, Thomas and Southgate honoured in UK New Year list

    Cook, Thomas and Southgate honoured in UK New Year list0

    Britain has recognized its sporting stars in the Queen’s New Year’s honors list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane. Former England captain Cook, 34, who retired from international cricket this year, was his country’s most-capped

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  • Bancroft back in Big Bash after ball-tampering ban expires

    Bancroft back in Big Bash after ball-tampering ban expires0

    Former Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been rushed back into the Perth Scorchers’ squad in the domestic ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 competition following the expiry of his ban for ball-tampering on Saturday. Bancroft was banned from international, state and Big Bash cricket for nine months for his part in the Cape Town scandal, which also

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  • India five wickets away from victory in Melbourne

    India five wickets away from victory in Melbourne0

     India moved five wickets away from sealing an emphatic victory in the third test against Australia on Saturday after reducing the hosts to 138 for five at tea on day four, still 261 runs short of their victory target. Mohammed Shami dismissed number three Usman Khawaja lbw for 33 shortly after lunch, with fellow seamer

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