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‘Slowest’ Bolt wins gold

Usain Bolt considered it his worst race of the season, yet he still won the 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in 9.90 seconds.

New-look Napoli thrash Bologna in league opener

Last season’s runners-up Napoli impressed in Rafa Benitez’s debut on Sunday, comfortably beating Bologna 3-0 in its Serie A opener and immediately stating their intent to challenge two-time defending champions Juventus.

Unstoppable Vettel wins Belgium GP, Alonso 2nd

Sebastian Vettel needed little time to remind everyone why he remains the overwhelming favourite for a fourth straight Formula One title, clinching a dominant win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his considerable championship lead.

Thousands of Filipinos protest against corruption

Tens of thousands of Filipinos protested in a Manila park Monday to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund that allows lawmakers to allocate government money for projects in their districts.

Huge California wildfire spreads into Yosemite


A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands fled during the week as flames marched through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks


The US government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency (NSA) have been frustrated by Snowden’s sophisticated efforts to cover his digital trail by deleting or bypassing electronic logs, government officials said. Such logs would have showed what information Snowden viewed or downloaded.

Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47


Lebanese officials said Saturday the death toll from a devastating twin car bombing outside two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday has risen to 47.

Murray may face Djokovic in semi-finals

Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals at the US Open, while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarter-finals.

Afridi steers Pak to easy T20 win

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 25 runs in the first Twenty20 international on Friday as Shahid Afridi ripped through a home batting lineup that never got close to the tourists’ total of 161/5.

Petra stretched


Defending champion Petra Kvitova recovered from a set and a break down to beat Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the New Haven Open on Tuesday.

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