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Football, not rugby, the in sport for Kiwis, says coach Herb

MELBOURNE: Unheralded New Zealand's run to the World Cup Finals has led to football overtaking rugby in the popularity stakes at home, All Whites coach Ricki Herbert said yesterday.

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U.S. coach inspired Jamaican sprint success

LONDON (Reuters) - Bud Winter, the American sprint coach who mentored a generation of world record-holders including Tommie Smith and John Carlos, held a series of seminars in Jamaica in 1966.

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Jones retains title, Usman first Africa-born champ

(Reuters) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones cruised to an easy victory over Anthony Smith and Kamaru Usman became the first African-born champion as he defeated Tyrone Woodley for the welterweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Los Angeles City Council backs 2028 Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorise the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games.


Bolt will miss the crowds as he considers helping others

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - As Usain Bolt prepares to run his last competitive Jamaican race on Saturday, the world's fastest man is already thinking about his future.


'Genius' Warner makes it all look so easy at the WACA

PERTH (Reuters) - For a player once dismissed as a Twenty20 slogger, Australia opener David Warner gave a very good impression of a world class test batsman at the peak of his powers when he scored 244 not out against New Zealand at the WACA on Friday.


WADA plans special visit to Jamaica

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is planning a special visit to Jamaica next year following concerns over the Caribbean island's anti-doping programmes.


Australian distance great Clarke dies aged 78

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian distance running great Ron Clarke, who set 17 world records in the 1960s, died in a Gold Coast hospital after a short illness on Wednesday morning. He was 78.

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Five Jamaica track athletes test positive for doping

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Five Jamaican track and field athletes have tested positive for doping, although a newspaper reported none of the nation's premier sprinters is among the group.