Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (centre) in action during the men’s 100m final at the IAAF Birmingham Diamond League athletics meeting at Alexander Stadium on Sunday. Associated Press
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.
Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad shattered one of the longest standing records in women’s Athletics on Sunday with a superb display to clinch victory in the 400m hurdles at US Championships. The 29-year-old powered home to win in 52.20sec at rain-soaked Drake Stadium, obliterating the 16-year-old previous
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
The Tour de Suisse was cancelled on Friday in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the organisers of June’s eight-day cycling race said they will not reschedule it for later in the year.
Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Friday said he is in regular touch with his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) about the fate of the league which currently hangs in balance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League has said its clubs will consult with their players over a proposed 30% reduction in wages and the suspended season would only resume when it was “safe and appropriate”.
The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams.