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Waston fires in a rebound for Vancouver

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Jepkosgei breaks 30-minute 10km road barrier

Jepkosgei has set five world records in Prague this year Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei became the first woman to run under 30 minutes for a road 10km to win the Prague Grand Prix. The 23-year-old’s 29 minutes 43 seconds beat her own record of 30:04, set in the Prague Half Marathon on 1 April. Fancy Chemutai was second in 30:06 and fellow Kenyan Violah Jepchumba third in 30:25. Jepkosgei also broke the 15km, 20km and half marathon records in the Prague Half Marathon. Inspired to try athletics? Find out how to get into athletics with our special guide.

Sri Lanka to return to Pakistan for first time since bus attack

There was a heavy security presence when a Pakistan Super League match was held in Lahore this year Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009. Subject to security clearance, the teams will play a Twenty20 in Lahore on 29 October. The match will be the last of a tour that begins on 28 September and includes two Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20s. Other than the Lahore match, the games will be played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Lahore will also host three T20s against a World XI on 12, 13 and 15 September. Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, who is part of the Word XI squad, sought safety assurances before agreeing to take part and said the team will receive “head of state” protection....

‘That’s insane’ – six-week journey from world number 957 to US Open champion

“When I had surgery, I was not thinking that I would be anywhere near a US Open title,” said Sloane Stephens Sloane Stephens was planning to spend Saturday night in New York celebrating with Madison Keys, hours after beating her friend to a first Grand Slam title. The 24-year-old American, ranked 83rd until Monday, thrashed 15th seed Keys 6-3 6-0 in just 61 minutes to complete a scarcely believable return from injury. Asked if she would be buying the drinks, Stephens confirmed: “Yes, a lot of them apparently. We are having a little celebration and she is coming.” If you told someone this story, they’d be, like, ‘That’s insane’. Sloane Stephens Just 69 days after returning from an 11-month injury lay-off, and six weeks since her ranking droppe...

Valverde: Messi surprises us every day

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FG asked to ban use of generating sets by MDAs

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has advised the Federal Government to ban the use of power generating sets in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, across the country. Generator The Executive Director, ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, who gave this advice in Abuja while commenting on the need for the National Renewable Energy Policy and Legal Framework for implementation, said Nigeria should not be left behind in the global shift from from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy sources as a response to curbing climate change and its devastating impacts. The Environmental activist said, “The rising energy demand outstrips supply hovering around 5,000 MW. As a result of the heavy shortfall, about 70 pe...

England claim dramatic win over NZ to level series

Serena Guthrie was named player of the match England beat New Zealand 49-46 in a dramatic match in Napier to level their three-match Test series at 1-1. Beaten 62-55 in the series opener, an unchanged England led 27-24 at half-time and 38-37 after three quarters. The White Ferns fought back to lead, but the scores were level at 45-45 with three minutes left before Jo Harten scored twice late on for England. The deciding match for the Taini Jamison Trophy will take place in Hamilton on Wednesday at 08:30 BST.

Lexi Thompson beats Lydia Ko to win Indy Women in Tech Championship

Lexi Thompson celebrated her win with laps around the Indianapolis 500 race track next to the golf course. Indy Women in Tech Championship -19 L Thompson (US); -15 L Ko (NZ); -14 M Lee (NZ); -13 O Kristinsdottir (Ice); -12 H Kang (Kor) Selected others:-6 M Reid (Eng), H Clyburn (Eng); -5 H Burke (Eng); -2 F Johnson (Eng); -1 B Law (Eng); +1 C Matthew (Sco) Full leaderboard American Lexi Thompson comfortably won the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship, the last tournament before the final major of the season. The 22-year-old shot a four-under-par 68 to finish on 19 under, four strokes clear of New Zealand’s overnight leader Lydia Ko in Indianapolis. “It’s a big confidence booster going into the last major of the year,” said Thompson. The Evian Championship in E...

No new faces in England’s Ashes squad – Bayliss

Pint-sized TMS: England win series as Blofeld says goodbye England are likely to fill their Ashes squad with players that have been used in the past 18 months, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Joe Root’s side still have concerns over their batting despite Test series wins against South Africa and West Indies this summer. Their defence of the Ashes in Australia begins in November. “I can’t see us going outside of the people that have played in the last 12 to 18 months,” said Bayliss. “There are two or three positions that will probably take more time than the others to decide on, but I’m sure it will come from that group.” England’s uncertainty lies with numbers two, three and five in the order. Opener Mark Stoneman, the 12th man to partner ...

We fought well-armed Boko Haram terrorists with one bullet- Civilian JTF

By Martin Patience With his homemade rifle resting on the sandbags of the checkpoint, Mustapha Musa scans the red-mud road and the lush green fields surrounding his small village of Molai Kiliyari on the outskirts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri. For now, the only sound is bird-song. But Mr Musa, 24, and three other vigilantes on duty are tense – they know danger is just down the road. This is a place where strangers are treated with suspicion for good reason. A few weeks ago, in the dead of night, several suicide bombers blew up their explosives bringing carnage to the village. Eight vigilantes were killed. “We don’t know when they’ll come and whether they’ll come with guns or bombs,” says Mr Musa, his trigger-finger resting on the wooden barrel of his rifle. “...

AFTERMATH OF YORUBA SUMMIT: Resistance to restructuring fuels separatist s’ claims —Odumakin

•‘The North should stop fearing losing the feeding bottle’ By Jide Ajani Secretary of the Planning Committee of the Yoruba Summit, held in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital, last Thursday, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in this interview, speaks to the issue of restructuring and why it offers Nigeria the best opportunity to remain united and prosperous. He also takes on antagonists, saying their opposition to restructuring only serves to fuel the desire of separatists. Excerpts: Yinka odumakin Alhaji Tanko Yakassai pooh-poohed the Ibadan conference, saying it was not representative enough, just as he claimed that Muslims were not effectively represented there? Okay you heard what he said too. Some of his positions are very funny and, therefore, he amazes me a lot. He said there were lesse...