Dalilah Muhammad competes in the 400 metres hurdles competition at the US Athletics Championship on Sunday. Reuters
The American athletics championships assumes added significance in Des Moines, Iowa this week when the US select a team for this year’s worlds which are being held in Doha. The year’s fastest at 100, 200 and 400 metres, as well as the 110 metres hurdles and women’s 400 metres hurdles leaders, will be starring
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has defended his victory in the British Grand Prix, saying the triumph was down to strategy rather than a favourable Safety Car intervention.
South African sprinter Akani Simbine recorded a stunning win in the London Diamond League 100m on Saturday, posting a timing of 9.93 seconds to beat local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake. Hughes had clocked an impressive 9.96 in the heats, despite easing up and running into a slight headwind
Atletico Madrid failed to win for a third straight game in all competitions as an inspired performance from Ruben Blanco secured Celta Vigo an unexpected 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Leipzig retained top spot in the German League with a facile 3-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday. While Willi Orban opened Leipzig’s account in the 13th minute, Marcel Sabitzer in the 35th and Marcelo Saracchi in the 83rd minute were the other scorers for the winners on the night.
Defending champions New Zealand put the rugby World Cup on notice with an impressive 23-13 win over South Africa on Saturday after France and Australia both survived major scares.