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Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight sexual violence

Quito - After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.

Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?

Moscow - Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along.

Rodman claims N. Korean leader didn't execute his uncle

Washington - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

Oddsmakers give the LA Lakers a slim success chance for season

Los Angeles - The majority of bookies are giving the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team poor odds to win the game season this year.

FootGolf: New sport combines golf with soccer

If you've ever wanted to play golf with soccer balls, you're in luck. There are national and international leagues that combine these two activities into one sport.

Most of Pistorius trial can be televised, judge rules

Pretoria - A South African judge ruled Tuesday that most of Oscar Pistorius's trial for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend can be broadcast live, but not the Paralympian's own testimony.Judge Dunstan Mlambo said cameras would be allowed "to obtain a video and audi...

Sports minister suggests cheerleading for girls who want to look 'radiant'

London - Britain's sports and equalities minister Helen Grant came under fire on Friday after encouraging women to take up sports such as cheerleading in order to retain their femininity while keeping fit.The Tory MP told the Daily Telegraph there were many spo...

Pistorius speaks out one year after shooting girlfriend dead

Johannesburg - South African Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius said Friday he was consumed with "sorrow" as he marked one year since he shot dead his model girlfriend on Valentine's Day in what he maintains was an accident.The world-famous double amputee, 27, sh...

Kotsenburg gets Sochi off to golden start

The glorious unpredictability of Olympic sport was unveiled in all its majesty on Saturday on an extraordinary, record-matching first day of competition at the Sochi Winter Games.

Sir Chris Chataway dies at the age of 82

London - British athlete and former world record holder Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82. Chataway is one of Britain's most celebrated athletes and is well-known for helping Sir Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile in 1954.

Russian lawmakers propose harsh new security laws ahead of Sochi

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Tuesday announced plans to push through legislation introducing harsher punishments for those who carry out deadly attacks, as Russia tightens security ahead of February's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Technology aims for perfect jump shot, golf swing

Las Vegas - A connected basketball promises to improve your jump shot. Embedded sensors which gather and analyze data offer hope for a better swing in golf, baseball or tennis.

Putin declares ski jumps ready, but is Lindsey Vonn?

Sochi - As the deadline for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi draws near Russian President Vladimir Putin announces construction work at the Mountain Carousel ski resort is complete but will downhill champion Lindsey Vonn be fit in time?

Brazil World Cup stadium crane collapse kills two

Rio De Janeiro - Wednesday there were reports that an accident at a stadium being constructed to host the opening game of the World Cup in Brazil, 2014, had killed three.

Wood chopping manlier than playing sport

For years, many have seen lumberjacks as the manliest of men; the pinnacle of masculinity. And apparently, science thinks so too.

Cranford's Gators swim impressively to beat difficult Hurricanes Special

Cranford - Kicking off the summer swim season with a win for Cranford, the Cranford Gators hosted the Hillsborough Hurricanes for a historically competitive meeting.

English Clubs avoid each other in Europa League Draw

Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham have avoided each other in today's quarter-final draw in Switzerland, after England's last representatives in Europe all qualified from the last 16 stage last night.

David Beckham's son Brooklyn has trial game at Chelsea

Chelsea - 'Golden Balls', British footballer David Beckham, must be proud as punch to see son Brooklyn take part in a trial for Chelsea

Prime Minister and London Mayor come out for London Gay Games

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson are backing a bid for London to host the 2018 Gay Games as part of London’s Olympic legacy.

Op-Ed: British football — January's transfer window gossip

In Britain during the month of January football pundits turn their gossip to the 'transfer window' of opportunity. For a limited time football players and their managers can secure costly transfer deals.

UCI strips Armstrong of Tour de France victories

Geneva - At a press conference today, President Pat McQuaid announced that Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France victories. The decision comes on the back of the 1,000 page report by the US Anti-Doping Agency, which accused Armstrong of cheating.

Graphic novelist's 'joke' evolves into sport of Chess Boxing

The man who came up with the notion of combining the fast paced brutal sport of boxing with the painstakingly cerebral game of chess did so as a joke. That joke has now become growing sensation in some parts of the world.

Op-Ed: Hockey vs. School — Why not just combine them? Special

Sports in our society take precedence over school work and in Canada that sport is usually hockey. Kids and parents alike dream big of the NHL but what do the children's report cards look like and how can we fix them?

Christian League football game abandoned. What would Jesus think?

Birmingham - A West Midlands Christian League football match had to be abandoned after violence broke out. The league was set up to promote the values of Christianity, love, peace and understanding.

Andrew Strauss resigns

London - Andrew Strauss, England cricket captain, resigns from cricket. This afternoon, Strauss told the England Cricket Board (ECB) press conference that his decision was based purely on his batting form.

Olympians disqualified for 'not using best efforts'

London - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has disqualified eight players for "not using best efforts to win" in yesterday's round robin stage of the Olympic badminton tournament.

Review: Official Wimbledon 2012 app brings live scores and much more Special

The official Wimbledon 2012 app is one of the "must-have" apps for the summer, guaranteed to delight even the most casual tennis fan. It's an app that provides up-to-date live scores as well as interviews, commentaries, photos and video.

Branislav Ivanovic charged by FA for violent conduct

London - BBC News is reporting that Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic, has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct regarding a clash with Wigan's Shaun Maloney during Saturday's game.

Alan Hansen sparks uproar after calling black players 'coloured'

BBC pundit and former Liverpool player Alan Hansen is now at the centre of football's current racial controversy, after referring to black players as "coloured" on last night's edition of Match of the Day.

Trump triumphs at UK snooker championship

York - Judd Trump (England) survived a fight back from Northern Ireland's Mark Allen in the UK Snooker Championship, but nevertheless held on to clinch the match and tournament by 10 frames to 8.
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