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Golden lifter Hafifi wins for his coach too

GLASGOW: Mohd Hafifi Mansor’s wish is about to come true as Indonesian Lukman will coach him on a full-time basis.

The sanctity of sports

We all have our opinions on what’s happening in the world but bringing politics into sports is something I really oppose.

Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday.

Bolt fit and raring to go in Glasgow

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury.

Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing

(Reuters) - Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been left devastated after being ruled out of competing in Glasgow because her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland.

Wiggins to focus on team pursuit

(Reuters) - Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins plans to concentrate on the team pursuit event in the velodrome and will not ride in any road races at the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Thursday.

Hockey boys will head to Holland before Asiad

KUALA LUMPUR: The national hockey team are planning a three-week centralised training stint in Utrecht, Holland, in August as part of their final preparations for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealths

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland’s biggest city on Wednesday.

Australia's former sprint record holder Sullivan retires

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former 100 metres freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has retired from the pool following medical advice not to swim on to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Swimming Australia said on Wednesday.

Olympic gold medallist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

(Reuters) - Track and field star Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90.