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SAO PAULO - A lucky Lewis Hamilton won a tense Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday as his Mercedes team clinched the constructors' title for the fifth year in a row and Max Verstappen raged at a lost opportunity. The win was the 72nd of Hamilton's stellar career and 10th of a season that has already seen the 33-year-old Briton clinch...
Staff Reporter Retired former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to face Tenshin Nasukawa in an official bout and had "never heard" of the Japanese kickboxer. Mayweather took to Instagram on Wednesday to refute reports of him officially stepping into the Octagon saying that the bout was pitched to him as "an exhibition put on for a small...
TOKYO - Floyd Mayweather's route to boxing greatness has been carefully crafted without taking unnecessary risks, yet his announcement of a fight for a Japanese mixed martial arts organisation later this month could be his biggest gamble yet. Mayweather's last bout was a comprehensive boxing victory over Irish MMA star Conor McGregor in August 2017, but the American was back...
PARIS - Roger Federer made a comfortable start to his quest for a 100th title, despatching Fabio Fognini in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 37-year-old Swiss had only made a late decision to compete in Bercy after winning his 99th title in his hometown Basel on Sunday but, despite a touch...
MONACO, October 22 - South Africa's Caster Semenya on Monday was nominated for World Athlete of the Year which will be crowned at the IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco on December 4. The 27-year-old is up against 10 other nominees for the award. The other nominees are Dina Asher-Smith (GBR), Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN), Sifan Hassan (NED), Caterine Ibarguen (COL), Mariya...
LONDON - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Tuesday it will delay the implementation of its new eligibility rules for female classification due to the legal challenge by South Africa's Caster Semenya. The regulations would require the double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion to take medication to lower her higher than normal levels of naturally-produced...
JOHANNESBURG- Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time on Sunday. With a clever mix of groundstrokes, the 31-year-old Serb broke Coric's serve in the sixth game and made a series of forays to the net as he consolidated his lead. The...
Johannesburg - Three-time Shanghai Open winner Novak Djokovic stormed past German Alexander Zverev 6-2 6-1 to reach the final on Saturday and claim the world number two ranking from Roger Federer. Second seed Djokovic, who could play the Swiss in Sunday's showpiece, did not face a break point en route to a 59-minute victory as he extended his winning streak...
LONDON - When Michael Schumacher won his seventh Formula One world championship with Ferrari in 2004 it looked like a record for the ages, but Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are forcing a rethink already. The Briton stands on the brink of becoming only the third man to win at least five titles, with his team's stranglehold on both championships tighter...
LAS VEGAS - Chaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland's Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout. The Russian ended McGregor's attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked...

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