Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies at 70

Three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. The former racing driver “passed away peacefully”, his family said on Monday in a statement reported by the Austria Press Agency.   Tributes poured in for the Austrian, who was called a “legend” by British racing driver Jenson Button. He tweeted: “A […]

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No need to panic over Afcon safety‚ says Dirco after bus attack in Egypt

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says there is no cause for “panic” and backed Egyptian authorities to host a safe Africa Cup of Nations finals in the wake of an attack on a bus that injured 27 South Africans in Cairo on Sunday. The explosion had no fatalities‚ with 24 of the […]

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Man City target landmark treble as UEFA probe looms

Manchester City are on the brink of a domestic treble, with only Watford standing in their way in Saturday’s FA Cup final, but a potentially historic season risks being overshadowed by several probes into the club’s off-field conduct. City became the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title last weekend, holding […]

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Tiger takes aim at 16th major, PGA win mark at Bethpage

Tiger Woods chases more golf history in next week’s 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, the same public course where the 15-time major winner captured the 2002 US Open. The 43-year-old American superstar completed one of the great comebacks in sports history last month with a dramatic victory at the Masters for his fifth green […]

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Caster prepared to give up world title to fight testosterone ruling

Cape Town – South Africa’s track queen Caster Semenya is ready to sacrifice her 800m world championship title to mount her latest legal fight within weeks of the landmark ruling against her on testosterone-reducing drugs. Semenya’s lawyer told The Daily Telegraph she would continue to defy the enforced medication as the deadline expired on Wednesday, May 8 for athletes with Differences […]

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Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge to attempt new sub 2 hour race later this year

Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge is to make another attempt at breaking two hours for the marathon later this year, probably in Britain, in a project backed by Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of chemical firm INEOS. Kipchoge ran two hours and 25 seconds in his “Breaking Two” project on Italy’s Monza motor racing circuit […]

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Lowering Semenya’s testosterone levels could be harmful: Doctor

Dr Sindeep Bhana says lowering Caster Semenya’s testosterone levels could have harmful effects. The court ruling on the IAAF’s new regulations means she will now have to reduce her hormones artificially in order to compete. But doctors say this could lead to increased risk of hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol problems, among other health issues. Bhana also […]

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Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m

The panel of three judges who ruled that Caster Semenya would have to take medication to manage her testosterone levels admitted that the regulations were discriminatory. However, it said they were “a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s (International Association of Athletics Federations) aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in […]

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Lewis Hamilton: F1 star gives verdict on Ayrton Senna comparison at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

ive-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said he was humbled to be put in the same league as Formula One legend Ayrton Senna but his boyhood hero would always have a place of his own in the sport’s annals. The late Brazilian triple champion’s former teammate Gerhard Berger said earlier this month that Hamilton was the […]

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