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Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:19 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered when it mattered again on Thursday when he scorched the fastest time of the year to win a record fourth straight world 200 meters title in 19.55 seconds and sweep the individual sprints at a global championships for a fifth time.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A television cameraman and his Segway succeeded in doing what none of Usain Bolt's rivals could in the 200 meters final at world championships on Thursday -- knock the Jamaican off his stride, and his feet, during his lap of honor.

BEIJING (Reuters) - American Christian Taylor produced the second-longest triple jump in history as he soared 18.21 meters to take gold in a high-quality world championship competition on Thursday.

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

BEIJING (Reuters) - Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk summoned up the second longest hammer throw of all time to dominate the world championship final in the same way she has her event all season and win the title for a second time on Thursday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Switzerland to give priority to a U.S. request to extradite former FIFA official Julio Rocha in preference to a later request from his native Nicaragua, the Swiss Justice Ministry said.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine judge has suspended the extradition of Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who are wanted by the United States as part of the FIFA graft investigation that has rocked world soccer over the last three months, local media reported on Thursday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The day after winning gold in a 400 meters hailed as the greatest of one-lap sprints, South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk says the world record could be the next target in his mission to "tell his story".

BEIJING (Reuters) - In-form Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers eased into the final of the 200 meters at the world championships on Thursday, further bolstering her position as favorite to take a first world title in the event on Friday.

(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will have his task cut out when he tees off seeking his fifth Hong Kong Open title in October with top players from Europe and America confirming their participation in the $2 million event.

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