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Michael van Gerwen takes back world darts title with emphatic win

January 10, 2017

Michael van Gerwen takes back world darts title with emphatic win

Dutchman Michael van Gerwen has recaptured the PDC world darts title after two years by beating Scotsman and reigning champion Gary Anderson 7-3 in the final at Alexandra Palace in London. The victory is Van Gerwen’s 44th tournament win in two years. In 2016 he won 25 trophies and the Premier League but said before Monday night’s final that this was the one he more...

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Jeff Henderson: Carl Lewis ‘can’t say much’ now

August 14, 2016

Jeff Henderson: Carl Lewis ‘can’t say much’ now

RIO DE JANEIRO — After winning the gold medal in the long jump on Saturday night, Jeff Henderson got an unexpected history lesson. An Olympic official opened a press conference by announcing that the United States has won 22 gold medals in the long jump, more gold medals won by any country in any event. “I did not know about that until now,’’ said more...

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Manuel wins 50m silver, relay gold on final night of swimming

August 14, 2016

Manuel wins 50m silver, relay gold on final night of swimming

Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. women's 4x100 metres medley relay team to the 1,000th gold medal in her country's Olympic history on Saturday, and the second of her career. The United States were the defending champions and Manuel's swim came about 40 minutes after she won silver in the 50 freestyle. The 20-year-old, who leaves Rio with two golds and two more...

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Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

December 26, 2015

Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat. "I wanted it. But ... winning one (major title) is not easy. And then, (when) you have a `bounty' on your head, it's even harder," she said with a laugh. "If you more...

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Dutch football website sold to British digital sports group

March 5, 2013

British digital sports news company Perform Group has bought Dutch football website Voetbalzone.nl for €2m, with a further €10.5m depending on the sites results up to 2015. Voetbalzone is 'the number one independent sports site in the Netherlands attracting an average of two million unique users per month', Perform Group said in more...

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Five Dutch nationals implicated in European football-fixing probe

February 5, 2013

Five Dutch nationals have been implicated in a massive pan-European investigation into match-fixing in football, Dutch media reported on Monday. The probe, carried out by the EU policing organisation Europol, has identified 380 matches across the continent which it says were fixed by an Asia-based crime syndicate. The Dutch football association said it understood more...

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Lance Armstrong ‘doping confession’ in Oprah interview is unbelievable

January 15, 2013

Lance Armstrong ‘doping confession’ in Oprah interview is unbelievable

Lance Armstrong admitted using performance-enhancing drugs in a TV interview to be shown on Thursday, sources have told US media. Last year the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) accused him of what it called "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme" the sport had ever seen. Armstrong, 41, has until now publicly maintained his more...

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Emmanuel Mayuka signs five year for Southampton

August 29, 2012

Emmanuel Mayuka signs five year for Southampton

Southampton have signed Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka from Young Boys Berne for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old has signed a five-year deal after passing a medical. Mayuka scored 32 times in two seasons in Switzerland and was joint top scorer for Zambia when they won the 2012 African Nations Cup. "Emmanuel is a lightning-quick striker who I am sure will more...

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London 2012 men’s football tournament kicks off

July 27, 2012

London 2012 men’s football tournament kicks off

The London 2012 men’s football competition got underway on Thursday, with eight matches being held across the UK.   In the day’s first encounter, Zakaria Labyad rescued a point for Morocco as they drew 2-2 with Honduras, despite having Zakarya Bergdich sent off in the opening Group D fixture at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.   Labyad more...

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Portugal ‘ready to fight’ for a place in the final of Euro 2012

June 22, 2012

Portugal ‘ready to fight’ for a place in the final of Euro 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal is ready to fight for a place in the final of Euro 2012.   Ronaldo was once again the match-winner in the 1-0 quarter-final win over Czech Republic, which earned a spot against Spain or France in the last four. He said: "Our great aim is to get to the final. We have a great squad and now I'd say the chances are 50-50 and we more...

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