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  • Overdrive: Review of Audi RS5 October 19, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the Audi RS5 and Mercedes - E63 AMG, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Merlin Joseph shatters women's 100m dash national record September 8, 2013

    Ranchi: Railway sprinter Merlin K Joseph on Sunday smashed the 13-year-old national record in women's 100m race in the semi-finals but could manage only a bronze in the finals on the second day of the 53rd National Open Athletics Championships here. Merlin clocked 11.35secs to win the semi-finals heat number three...
  • Jamaica sweep 6 sprint events with relay golds August 18, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is perfect again. With three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30-year history of the World Championships. The 4x100m relay gold on Sunday erased the memories of the 100m title he missed out on in South Korea two years ago...
  • Brianna Rollins of US clinches women's 100m hurdles in Moscow August 17, 2013

    Moscow: Brianna Rollins of the United States won the women's 100m hurdles on Saturday at the World Championships with a late surge to the finish. Rollins won in 12.44 seconds, just ahead of Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia. Pearson, who was also the defending champion, took silver in 12.50, while...
  • Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100 meters at World Championships August 12, 2013

    Moscow: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a masterful display of sprinting to complete a Jamaican 100 metres double at the world championships with victory in the women's final on Monday. The 26-year-old set a world leading time of 10.71 seconds for a commanding win which followed hot on the heels of compatriot Usain...
  • Usain Bolt wins men's 100 amid steady rain August 12, 2013

    Moscow: His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race. Doesn't matter. This is Usain Bolt. And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he's driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world...
  • Ruta Meilutyte breaks 100m breaststroke world record in Barcelona July 30, 2013

    Barcelona: Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte lit up the second day of action at the world swimming championships with the first world record of the week as Brazil, Australia, Hungary and Sweden all struck gold at Barcelona's hilltop Palau Sant Jordi on Monday. Following up on her Olympic title in London last...
  • Bolt and Blake share wild cards for world c'ships June 13, 2013

    Kingston: Usain Bolt will have to qualify for the 100 metres at this year's world championships after Jamaican officials decided the country's automatic entry into the race should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country's wild card entry into the 200m after the Jamaica...
  • Merritt sets new world record in 110m hurdles September 8, 2012

    Brussels: Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the United States broke the world record in the 110 metres hurdles while Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won their sprints in the final Diamond League meet of the season on Friday. Merritt clocked 12.80 seconds, beating the mark of 12.87 set in 2008...
  • Usain Bolt defends Olympic gold in record time August 6, 2012

    London: Beat Usain Bolt at your peril. He is bound to get you back, when it matters most. Any questions that Yohan Blake raised by beating the defending 100-meter Olympic champion during the Jamaican trials a month ago were emphatically answered with the second-fastest time in history on Sunday. And it...
  • Phelps wins 100m butterfly for 17th gold August 4, 2012

    London: Michael Phelps, showing no signs of complacency after breaking every imaginable record in Olympic swimming, won the men's 100 metres butterfly gold medal at the London Games on Friday. On the eve of his retirement, Phelps provided an unforgettable reminder of his incredible talent and determination when he came from...
  • Olympic Legends: Usain Bolt - a sprinting phenom July 27, 2012

    Let's take a look at the sprinting journey of Jamaica's Usain Bolt, a triple gold medallist at the Beijing Olympics. ...
  • Blake shocks Bolt to claim Jamaican 100m title July 5, 2012

    Kingston: Yohan Blake delivered a shock that will be felt all the way to London by exploding past world record holder Usain Bolt to claim a stunning 100 metres victory at the Jamaican Olympic trials on Friday. The showdown between triple Olympic champion Bolt and world champion Blake lived up to...
  • Injured Powell pulls out of Stockholm meet August 5, 2010

    New York: Jamaica's Asafa Powell has pulled out of Friday's 100 metres showdown with triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay in Stockholm because of injuries, his management company said on Wednesday. "This morning, Asafa tested himself with starts from blocks and was just unable to push from...
  • Jamaica's Powell says Bolt can be beaten December 8, 2009

    Singapore: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell says he can catch countryman and world's fastest man Usain Bolt when the two face off next year. "Usian is the target right now and I'm shooting at him," Powell told reporters Tuesday in Singapore while promoting next year's Youth Olympic Games. "I know that I...
  • Jamaica to rename highway after Usain Bolt September 16, 2009

    Kingston: World's fastest man Usain Bolt returned home to a hero's welcome after a fantastic year in which he gave blistering performances at the World Athletics meet in Berlin. Calm and composed Bolt was met by Jamaica's former sports ministers and other sports administrators at the airport. Jamaica will also rename a...
  • Usain bolts to new 100m world record in Berlin August 17, 2009

    Berlin: Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, saw his record-setting time on the clock and spread his arms as if he were soaring like a bird. About all this guy can't do is fly. And by saving his celebration until after the finish line this time, he showed how fast a...
  • Swimmer Phelps breaks 100m butterfly world record August 2, 2009

    Rome: Michael Phelps on Saturday broke the world record in the men's 100m butterfly to win world championship gold in the Foro Italico in Rome. Phelps said that it was like a show-down between him and Serbian Milorad Cavic, which he managed to win in a time of 49.82 seconds. American-born...
  • 5-year jail for drug-tainted athlete Tim Montgomery October 10, 2008

    Washington: Former US track star Tim Montgomery, an Olympic gold medallist now banned from the sport, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison on heroin charges. Montgomery, once known as the fastest man alive, was sentenced in Federal court in Norfolk, Virginia for conspiracy to possess with the intent...
  • Bolt rubbishes Carl Lewis' views, insists he's clean September 27, 2008

    New York: Usain Bolt, who shattered the world record each time to capture Olympic gold in the 100 meters, 200 and 4x100 relay, dismissed speculation his sudden rise to supremacy was aided by doping. "I know I'm clean. I work hard for what I want," the Jamaican said on Friday. The 6-foot-5...
  • Bolt-powered Jamaica take home 4x100m relay gold August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Usain Bolt completed a world-record breaking golden treble at the Beijing Olympics on Friday, as Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba claimed a landmark long-distance running double. Bolt, who set world records to win the men's 100m and 200m, ran the third leg of the Jamaican 4x100m relay squad that won gold in...
  • Russian eves win 4x100 relay, Jamaicans mishandle pass August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Russia won the Olympic women's 4x100-meter relay title Friday while defending champion Jamaica failed to finish after botching the handoff between the third and fourth legs. The Russians, who settled for Olympic silver in 2004, broke through with Evgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina and anchor Yuliya Chermoshanskaya winning in...
  • US out of men's and women's 4x100meters relay August 21, 2008

    Beijing: The United States' miserable Olympic track and field campaign continued on Thursday when both their men's 4x100metres relay and the women's 4x100metres relay teams went out in the first round. In men's event, the Americans blundered in the final exchange when the baton was dropped as it moved from Darvis...
  • Fraser leads historic Jamaican sweep of women's 100m August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Shelly-Ann Fraser led a historic Jamaican sweep of the Olympic women's 100m here on Sunday, finishing ahead of compatriots Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, who dead-heated for silver. Fraser, 21, burst out of the blocks and led from the start, opening up after 40 metres to consolidate her lead and...
  • Usain Bolt-s to gold, new world record in 100m August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Usain Bolt broke his own world record to win a sensational Olympic Games 100m here on Saturday. After posting the second fastest time in Games history in his semi-final, the Jamaican timed an astonishing 9.69sec with seemingly effortless ease, ahead of Trinidad's Richard Thompson and American Walter Dix. His time would...
  • Jamaican women sprinters sizzle in quest for 100m gold August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaican sprinters sent a message to their American rivals in the Olympic Games women's 100 meters, running the top three times to win second-round heats on Saturday in the chase to decide the world's fastest woman. Kerron Stewart, who set a personal best of 10.80 to win the Jamaican Olympic...
  • Bolt scorches into 100m final, world champ Gay flops August 16, 2008

    Beijing: World record holder Usain Bolt scorched into the men's 100m final of the Beijing Olympics here on Saturday, posting the second fastest time in Games history in his semi-final. But reigning double world champion Tyson Gay of the United States crashed out, finishing only fifth in 10.05sec in the second...
  • Favourites advance with ease in women's 100m August 16, 2008

    Beijing: American Torri Edwards led favourites in the women's 100 meters into the second round through Saturday morning's opening heats in the chase to decide the world's fastest woman. Edwards won her heat in 11.26 seconds, fifth overall, and was joined in the second round by compatriots Lauryn Williams and Muna...
  • Bolt sparkles, Caribbean sprinters dominate 100m heats August 15, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaica's world record-holder Usain Bolt threw down the gauntlet to his 100 metres rivals here on Friday as he recorded the sixth fastest time this year in his Olympic second round heat. The 21-year-old ran an effortless 9.92 seconds to win his heat, a faster time than the other two...
  • Favourites sail through men's 100m heats August 15, 2008

    Beijing: The three fastest men in history, world record holder Usain Bolt, reigning double world champion Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, all cruised through their Olympic 100m heats here on Friday. Jamaican Powell, the only sprinter to have recorded five runs under 9.80sec, led the way with 10.16sec in a packed...