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BEIJING (Reuters) - Dutch flier Dafne Schippers pipped Jamaica's Elaine Thompson by three hundredths of a second to win the women's 200 meters at the world championships on Friday.

BEIJING, (Reuters) - The American team suffered a double setback at the world championships on Friday as strong medal hopes Dawn Harper-Nelson and Keni Harrison were eliminated from the women's 100 meters hurdles in the semi-finals. Harper-Nelson, the American champion and favorite to win gold, crashed out after she hit a hurdle and fell to the ground.

Back injury knocks Hardee out of decathlon
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:10:56 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) - Twice former champion Trey Hardee withdrew from the decathlon at the world championships on Friday with a back injury, dealing another blow to U.S. hopes of topping the medals table in Beijing.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Home favorite Guowei Zhang sailed into the high jump final at the world athletics championship on Friday with a confident clearance of 2.31 meters, while American Ashton Eaton predictably took charge of the decathlon.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China picked up a first gold medal at their home world athletics championships when Liu Hong led Lu Xiuzhi across the line after the duo blew away the field in the women's 20 kilometer walk on Friday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will race again in Brussels next month, but not against each other, organizers of the Van Damme Diamond League meeting said on Friday.

(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

(Reuters) - Three days after earning a captain's pick for the Solheim Cup, Brittany Lang proved the value of her selection by seizing a two-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama.

(The Sports Xchange) - Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 batters in just six innings on Thursday, pitching the Giants to a 9-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs and earning his 16th win of the season.

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