Tue09272016

LAST_UPDATETue, 27 Sep 2016 6pm

Phelps, Lochte Add Chapter To Rivalry, Clary Closes Book

Phelps (right) and Lochte at the finish of the 200 metres IM, ‘bringing each other to a different level’. — Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters picOMAHA: Michael Phelps outduelled Ryan Lochte to win the 200 metres individual medley at the US Olympic trials yesterday while Katie Ledecky suffered her first setback on the road to the Rio Games.

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Hamstrung Bolt Hopes To Prove Fitness In London To Secure Rio Spot

Bolt eases off to clock 10.04 seconds in his semi-final, ahead of (from left) Jevaughn Minzie, Senoj-Jay Givans and Dexter Lee. — Reuters picKINGSTON: Usain Bolt confirmed suffering a grade one hamstring tear at Jamaica’s Olympic trials yesterday but the star sprinter expects to secure his place at the Rio Games by proving his fitness at the London Anniversary Games later this month.

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Euro 2016: Welsh Unsung Heroes Allow Bale To Keep Dreaming

 Gareth Bale's dream of winning Euro 2016 with Wales remains very much alive after he and his teammates dug deep to send Belgium packing in remarkable fashion in Friday's quarter-final.

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Chelsea Release Trio After Contracts Expire

 Chelsea have opted against renewing contracts for strikers Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato, and goalkeeper Marco Amelia, the Premier League club said on its website (www.chelseafc.com) on Friday.

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Kenya's Tanui Books Olympic Spot As Kamworor Burns Out

 Paul Tanui won a tough 10,000 metre race to book his Olympic spot as world half-marathon title-holder Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and silver medalist Bedan Karoki joined the casualty list at the Kenyan Olympic trials on Friday.

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Palace Sign Townsend And Sell Gayle To Newcastle

 Crystal Palace and Newcastle United traded players on Friday, with winger Andros Townesend moving to London for £13 million and striker Dwight Gayle joining the recently relegated club for £10 million.

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Bruce Set To Carry On As Hull City Manager

 Steve Bruce appears set to continue as Hull City manager after the 55-year-old said he was fully focussed on preparing the club for the Premier League season.

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Davey The Quokka Predicts Victory For Australia PM Turnbull

 Saturday's Australian election is too close to call for many, but Davey the quokka has predicted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal party-led coalition will run out winners over Bill Shorten's opposition Labor.

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Stepanova Eligible To Compete As Independent - IAAF

 Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's application to compete as an individual athlete has been accepted, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Friday.

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Lehmann Urges ICC Intervention To Prevent Player Burnout

 Australia coach Darren Lehmann has urged cricket's governing body to help reduce the workload on players competing in all three forms of the game as he fears the current packed schedule is unsustainable.

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