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After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS ) in 1979, she spent much of her later life in a wheelchair as the disease took its toll. In 1956 she became the first Australian to win triple Olympic gold. She was one of the inaugural inductees to the IAAF Hall of Fame in 2012. She was an Olympic torch bearer at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and grew up in the city's western suburbs.
  • Usain Bolt is a genius like Muhammad Ali, says Lord Coe

    Usain Bolt is a genius like Muhammad Ali, says Lord Coe

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    Usain Bolt has issued a chilling warning that "athletics will die" if a solution can not be found to the drug problem plaguing the sport. "But it's on its way back up now". And he has a string to his bow that even Bolt does not possess as the only man to have broken 10 seconds for 100m, 20 seconds for 200m and 44 seconds for 400m and his options for the future have left him and his remarkable 75-year-old coach Ans Botha, a great grandmother, spoilt for choice.
  • Yankees Get Veteran Pitcher Jaime Garcia From Twins

    Yankees Get Veteran Pitcher Jaime Garcia From Twins

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    Garcia, 31, joined the Yankees on Sunday morning in a deal with the Minnesota Twins , who had acquired him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on July 24. EDT deadline nears for making deals without waivers. I know that, right now, with my situation, it's a business and it is what it is. "We've had enough history at home this year where we've come back to win that you feel like there's always a chance".
  • Lions hunt revenge against powerful Hurricanes

    Lions hunt revenge against powerful Hurricanes

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    The Lions , chasing a first Super Rugby title, lost just one match during the regular season but have not played a single team from New Zealand this season. It means the Hurricanes field a supremely fast back division on Saturday, most notably through brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett and Aso, who has shaken off the groin problem that sidelined him from two matches.
  • Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion

    Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion

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    The football superstar went on to say that he is fully aware that he has to pay taxes accordingly and that he has been doing it since then. Prosecutors accuse Ronaldo of having evaded 14.7m euros in tax. "I would be more anxious if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi left". He fired Madrid to another UEFA Champions League title-their third in four seasons-as well as the La Liga crown.
  • Xavier Rhodes, Vikings Agree on Reported 6-Year Contract

    Xavier Rhodes, Vikings Agree on Reported 6-Year Contract

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    Rhodes was the Vikings' second selection in the first round of the 2013 draft. And he particularly fits Mike Zimmer's aggressive defensive approach with his size, athleticism and physicality. Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has jumped up near the top of the list of best-paid cornerbacks in the NFL. The Vikings have chose to invest in what the team now has rather than what they may be able to attain.
  • Texas Rangers quickly move on from former Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

    Texas Rangers quickly move on from former Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

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    On Sunday, Texas sent the slumping backstop to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal . It's also the second season in a row that has Lucroy has been traded. Start with this: Lucroy has always been one of the better defensive catchers in baseball, and his track record of pitch framing is exceptional. The team's catchers have combined for a 43 wRC+, an advanced stat that measures offensive performance.
  • New England Patriots' Rob Ninkovich To Retire Today

    New England Patriots' Rob Ninkovich To Retire Today

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    He spent the 2006 season with the Saints before he was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins in 2007. A Purdue alum, Ninkovich didn't see his National Football League career take off until he joined the Patriots as a free agent on August 2, 2009.
  • Emotional Jon Jones Admires Daniel Cormier, Calls Out Brock Lesnar

    Emotional Jon Jones Admires Daniel Cormier, Calls Out Brock Lesnar

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    But after the fight, Jones attempted to put their differences behind them as he praised Cormier as both a fighter and person. Here is the results for a Twitter search of the video of the TKO. "I aspire to be a lot more like that man because he is an awesome human being". Cormier staggered back and Jones ruthless in finding the finish hunted him down, astutely tripped his wounded opponent before applying hellacious ground and pound strikes.
  • Kohli notches up 10th Test century as Indian skipper; goes past Azharuddin

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    Earlier, in the Test match, India after batting first posted a mammoth total of 600 runs in the first innings. With Karunaratne and Dickwella frustrating India , the tourists finally got the breakthrough they wanted when Dickwella was caught behind off the bowling of Ashwin for 67, which came off 94 balls and included 10 boundaries.
  • Chelsea suffer another defeat as Inter beats team

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    The Blues have now conceded five times in two pre-season friendlies. It seems like he underestimated his own strength, and so did the goalkeeper. Batshuayi wasn't able to offer that incision either. Manchester United have been in negotiations over the 28-year-old but have yet to match the £48m asking price. There was more poor officiating after the break as Jovetic had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside, but Inter got their second as Perisic's fierce effort from the left of the penalty ...
  • England vs South Africa 2017, third Test match, Day 3

    England vs South Africa 2017, third Test match, Day 3

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    South Africa will resume their innings on 126 for the loss of eight wickets and look to avoid the follow-on for which they still need 33 runs. Alastair Cook (seven) was bowled by a cracking delivery from Morne Morkel when England batted again and Jennings was dropped by Dean Elgar at slip when he had six.
  • Dominant India crush Sri Lanka to take series lead

    Dominant India crush Sri Lanka to take series lead

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    However, Dimuth Karunaratne (97, 208b, 9x4), who seems to enjoy batting in the final innings more than the first, and Kusal Mendis put up some resistance with a 79-run partnership. But he survived and eventually settled, and Sri Lanka could breathe a little easier, particularly with Karunaratne looking calm and secure at the other end, taking the singles afforded him by Virat Kohli's puzzlingly defensive fields and picking up the odd boundary with the square-cut or flick.
  • Javier Hernandez delighted top join West Ham

    Javier Hernandez delighted top join West Ham

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    The Mexico global has signed a three-year contract with the Premier League club, on a reported £140,000-a-week salary. Hernandez spent six seasons at Manchester United after being signed by Sir Alex Ferguson , scoring 59 goals in 157 appearances for the club.
  • Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches 'to join AC Milan in £35m deal'

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    Sanches joined Bayern previous year from Benfica in a £27.5m deal, but after starting just six Bundesliga games, he has been given the green light to move on. Last season, Mourinho spent nearly £30m on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who started just 14 Premier League games, while Juan Mata, Michael Carrick and even Mourinho-favourite Marouane Fellaini all started less than 20 games in the league.
  • MLB Predictions: With Sale pitching, will Red Sox-Mariners go under? 7/26/17

    MLB Predictions: With Sale pitching, will Red Sox-Mariners go under? 7/26/17

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    Both teams had a chance to win it in extra innings. The Red Sox put two runners on against Paxton in each of the next two innings. Making his third start since coming off the disabled list after almost three months following a dirt bike accident in Colorado on April 20, Bumgarner (1-4) was mostly sharp while quieting a potent Pittsburgh lineup and ending the Pirates' seven-game winning streak at AT&T Park.
  • Tears ACL, could miss all of 2017-18 season

    Tears ACL, could miss all of 2017-18 season

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    Knight , 25, will undergo surgery after an examination with Head Team Physician Dr. Tom Carter. Knight , who has three years and almost $44 million remaining on his contract , averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists per game last season. Davon Reed #32 of the Phoenix Suns shoots against Johnathan Motley #55 of the Dallas Mavericks during the 2017 Summer League. This injury only handcuffed the Suns to Knight for the foreseeable future.
  • Mbappe: Real Madrid agree €180m deal to sign Monaco youngster

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    According to the report, Mbappe will cost the Spanish giants €160 million, with another €20 million potentially being owed through performance-based clauses. Real Madrid met with Monaco last week and the Ligue 1 champions demanded 190 million euros for Mbappe. Manchester City attempted to hijack the deal for Mbappe last week and this was behind Monaco's statement last week regarding tapping up.
  • Victor Moses relaxes in pool with Chelsea teammates

    Victor Moses relaxes in pool with Chelsea teammates

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    Bernat was replaced by Austria youth worldwide Marco Friedl and the game against Chelsea could be a golden opportunity for the 19-year-old to further impress Ancelotti after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal at the end of last season.
  • Bridwell handcuffs Boston in 3-2 victory

    Bridwell handcuffs Boston in 3-2 victory

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    Chris Sale , who was traded for last November from the Chicago White Sox, has had a great season after changing his "sox" from white to red. "I'm not here to talk about that kind of crap, man", Sale said when asked if this was his best season ever.