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22 October 2018 10:24 AM Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and announced sweeping political 22

21 October 2018 6:22 PM Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships 22

21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 25

10 October 2018 5:46 PM Kenyan marathon runner handed 4-year doping ban

Paris - Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei was handed a four-year doping ban on Wednesday after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced as the African powerhouse suffered another body blow. Kalalei, 23, tested positive at April's Rotterdam marathon where he finished seventh in a time of 2h 10min 44sec, a personal 24

29 September 2018 5:04 PM Five-wicket Lyon tunes up for Pakistan Tests

Dubai - Ace Australian spinner Nathan Lyon got ready for a spin battle against Pakistan with a five-wicket haul on the opening day of warm-up match in Dubai on Saturday. The 30-year-old proved he can lead a SPIN counter-attack in next month's two-match Test series as he took 5-87 against Pakistan 'A' in the four-day practice game. The first Test is in Dubai 25

28 September 2018 6:47 PM IAAF unveil radical new timetable for Qatar worlds

Paris - The IAAF unveiled the radical new timetable for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar on Friday, as well as a rejigged qualification system. The opening day of the September 27-October 6 worlds at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium will culminate with the women's marathon, which has a local starting time of midnight in a bid to bypass 25

17 September 2018 11:26 AM Cibulkova to get first shot at US Open champ Osaka

Tokyo - Big-hitting Dominika Cibulkova will get her first crack at newly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka after squeaking into the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The beefy Slovak overcame the effects of jet-leg and pesky local qualifier Nao Hibino 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to set up a potential slug-fest with Osaka in her first match since becoming 33

06 September 2018 9:28 AM McGregor heads field at Canoe Marathon World Champs

Cape Town - Marathon legends Hank McGregor and Renata Csay head an impressive field of competitors from around the globe for an event, which will also include U23 and junior world titles. Almost 350 athletes from more than 30 countries will compete in the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships beginning this week in Vila de Prado, Portugal 29

05 September 2018 5:58 AM Comrades announce opening of 2019 race entries

Cape Town - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon will be opening on Friday, October 19. "We are well aware that many Comrades Marathon runners are focused on getting their entry into next year’s race and we are pleased to announce the opening date for entries for the 2019 event," CMA Marketing 33

30 August 2018 8:12 PM Game Garcia passes Puig test

New York - Caroline Garcia didn't blink, holding serve in a marathon game lasting almost 20 minutes to key her 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Monica Puig at the US Open on Thursday. "This game was crazy!" sixth seed Garcia said after surviving six break points in a game that went to deuce 11 times to give herself a 5-4 lead in the final set. She knew it was crucial 35