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(IAAF) Athletics: Makwala regains African 400m record with 43.72

(ESPN) Cycling: Greipel wins 2nd stage of Tour de France; Cancellara now leads

(Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir a cut above as she storms to 1500m title

(IAAF) Athletics: Shkurenev and Ikauniece top performers at European Cup Combined Events

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Hershey Youth Champs wrap up exciting week

(The Guardian) Olympics: Olympic legacy failure -Tessa Jowell attacks ‘wicked’ coalition government
Former Olympics minister calls London 2012 a squandered opportunity - Jowell blames ‘negligent’ successors for failing to inspire children to play sport




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(Yorkshire Post) Athletics: Mixed weekend for Ennis-Hill as Houghton and Bosworth impress

(The Guardian) Athletics: Greg Rutherford ‘jumps like a doughnut’ at British Championships
Briton wins but hopes new long jump pit at home sparks improvement - Dina Asher-Smith demolishes field to win women’s 100m title

(BBC) Athletics: British Championships: Six top performances from Birmingham event

(IAAF) Athletics: Jager hopes to turn Paris tumble into Beijing gold

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'We would have swapped our Olympic medals to win London 2012 vote'
On Monday it will be exactly 10 years since London won the right to host the Olympics, a decision in Singapore that became a gamechanger for the UK

(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Frodeno and Ryf Set Frankfurt on Fire
It was a day for Kona runner-ups, as Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf shattered course records at the IRONMAN European Championship

(Chronicle) Athletics: Great North 10K: Abdi Nageeye and Fionnuala McCormack storm to victory

(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Sanders and Spieldenner Steal Wins in Ontario
Lionel Sanders runs away with the win while Jennifer Spieldenner had to fight off a late challenge in the run at the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka

(BBC) Athletics: British Championships: Dina Asher-Smith & Chijindu Ujah take titles
Dina Asher-Smith set a British Championship record to claim the British 100 metre title before the World Championships in August

(AI) Athletics: Evan Jager’s American record, "Honestly, I am more disappointed that I fell..."

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics - Who or what are the 'plastic Brits'?

(SCMP) Triathlon: Hong Kong juniors triumph ?in Asian Cup triathlon event
Mark Yu leads clean sweep of podium places in Shizuishan, northern China

(Sydney Morning Herald) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar case has a long way to run as his sport is forced to suffer

(SportsNet) Athletics: Pan Am Games: Canadian goes far really fast

(Daily Relay) Athletics: Sub-10.00 Statistical Abstract

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Powell and Fraser-Pryce rule sprints on night of shocks at IAAF Diamond League in Paris
Despite the absence through injury of Usain Bolt in tonight’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ Paris Diamond League meeting, Jamaican sprinters dominated the men’s and women’s 100 metres, with Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning in 9.81sec and 10.74 respectively

(EA) Athletics: Ukraine show the way in European Cup Combined Events Super League
The battle for individual and team honours could not be closer after the first day of the European Cup Combined Events Super League in Aubagne

(Washington Times) Athletics: Olympic hopeful from Zimbabwe has found home in Augusta

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner ties championship hurdles record

(Edmonton Sun) Athletics: Bright future for Canada in men's 4x100 relay

(IAAF) Athletics: Mungara breaks Gold Coast Marathon course record with world masters best

(USATF) Athletics: More Youth Outdoor champions crowned highlighted by long distance performances

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Asafa Powell storms to second fastest 100m of the year to win at IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris
Jamaica's Asafa Powell ran the second fastest 100m of 2015 to win the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris
The 32-year-old ran a season's best 9.81s to pip France's Jimmy Vicaut, who equalled the European record of 9.86s
Meanwhile, Orlando Ortega of Cuba clocked up a personal best of 12.94s to take the win in the men's 110m hurdles

(IAAF) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk makes history in Paris - IAAF Diamond League

(NY Times) Cycling: Australian Sets Record to Capture First Stage of the Tour de France
Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturda

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Passionate Asafa eyes sub-10 record, aiming for century

(SuperSport) Athletics: Jamaican delight; Dibaba misses WR

(USATF) Athletics: Evan Jager breaks own American record in Paris

(EA) Athletics: Mayr runs her way into history
Austria's Andrea Mayr produced another brilliant performance today to become the first woman to win the European Mountain Running Championships three times in succession - as she lifted the crown for the fourth occasion

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Paris Diamond League: Fraser-Pryce unhappy with start despite world leading 10.74 win

(IAAF) Athletics: Adams loses her gamble, and her winning streak - IAAF Diamond League

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: US born-sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili seal 100 metres hurdles one-two at British Championships
Sisters record 100 metres hurdles one-two on American Independence Day, with Porter winning ahead of her younger sister to secure Britain's two automatic qualifying places for World Championships

Athletics: Ottman, Van Otterloo Win 6th Annual Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon
More than 2800 Compete in 13.1 Mile and Relay Portions of Event

(Globe and Mail) Pan Am Games: Glamour, pride and cash - Why cities compete to put on a sports spectacle

(AW) Athletics: Birmingham set for two-lap thriller
Sharp, Meadows and Leonard among frontrunners in classic clash at British Champs

(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Fireworks Expected in Frankfurt
Stellar fields are ready to do battle at the IRONMAN European Championship,
Soundbites from Frankfurt
A quick look at how the top pros are feeling going into Sunday's big showdow

(AJC) Athletics: Overall wins AJC Peachtree Road Race by 9/100th of a second

(The Independent) Athletics: Fit-again Holly Bradshaw reconnects with the feeling of vaulting ambition

(Capital Gazette) Athletics: Centrowitz moves to head of pack among American 1,500 runners
Drugs in Sport: Centrowitz defends self, team against cheating allegations

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Pushing the speed limit in Paris

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Taoufik Makhloufi - the Olympic champion returns to action in Paris

(Edmonton Sun) Athletics: Canadian sprinting star Andre De Grasse finally takes national title

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: 'It’s a man’s world'
It's been six years since a woman posted a 100m time below 10.70 seconds and only three women have ever gone below that mark in history

(The Guardian) Athletics: The Agenda - Mo Farah is back running at the Diamond League in Zurich
Farah heads cast but 100m looks to be fast; Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy go for the Scottish Open; Scotland and Ireland chase World T20 qualification

(Run Bog Run) Athletics: Valerie Adams: Getting back to winning




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