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Athletics

Scot Hawkins on the road to showdown with Farah

LONDON (Reuters) - Callum Hawkins faces a huge test of his ability when he takes on Mo Farah in the inaugural 'Big-Half' race over 13.1 miles on the streets of London on Sunday but getting to the start line might prove an even bigger challenge for the talented Scot.

Other Sport

Speedster Mohd Ariff skates to three PBs at world juniors

KUALA LUMPUR: Three events. Three personal bests. That’s quite an achievement by skater Mohamad Ariff Rasydan in the recently-concluded ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

Rugby

England in 'shape of their lives' to face Fiji - Rowntree

LONDON (Reuters) - England are in the "shape of their lives" for the Rugby World Cup, will peak from the opening game and can handle the pressure of being tournament hosts, forwards coach Graham Rowntree said.

Boxing

Miami marks 50th anniversary of Ali's boxing match that 'shook the world'

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Fifty years ago, an upstart American boxer who later became known as Muhammad Ali "shook the world" when he dethroned Sonny Liston to claim the heavyweight championship of the world in Miami Beach.

Cycling

Fatehah in keirin final, PBs for Azizul and Josiah

KUALA LUMPUR: Woman cyclist Fatehah Mustapa provided the cheers for the Malaysian camp by making it to the keirin final at the season-opening Track World Cup meet in Manchester on Sunday.

Football

Ferguson not coming out of retirement

WASHINGTON: Sir Alex Ferguson says he has no interest in returning to Manchester United and that he has full confidence in David Moyes as manager of the reigning English Premier League champions.

Tennis

For Billie Jean King, 40 years after feats, women have 'so far to go'

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The two women who battled in Sunday's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament earned prize money equal to their male counterparts and perhaps no person was more instrumental in bringing about that parity than Billie Jean King.

Other Sport

Long jumper Watt seeks power surge in Madrid

SYDNEY: Australia's long jump gold medal hopeful Mitchell Watt is looking to make a statement with his best jump of the year in Madrid this weekend as he continues to build towards the London Olympics.