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Tears, anger as Munich Olympic massacre memorial opens

Munich - Widows and children of 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered during the 1972 Games in Munich unveiled a memorial to the victims at an emotional ceremony on Wednesday.

When I'm 64: Retirement for Spaniard who climbed into record books

Islamabad - For more than 30 years Oscar Cadiach risked life and limb to conquer some of the world's most unforgiving terrain, driven by a desire to join the ranks of mountain climbing's elite.

Daniel Mitchell discusses career in sports photography Special

Esteemed photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his career in sports photography, as well as the digital transformation of photography industry.

Owen O'Brien talks digital transformation of sports journalism Special

Newsday sports reporter Owen O'Brien sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about the digital transformation of the contemporary journalism scene.

Bad weather hampers search for two climbers missing on Pakistan 'Killer Mountain'

Islamabad - The chances of survival for two climbers missing on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known as "Killer Mountain" have faded as bad weather hampers search and rescue efforts, police said Friday.

Ryan Day wins snooker Riga Masters Special

Riga - Wales' Ryan Day won the first snooker tournament of the new season by beating Scotland's Stephen Maguire in the short-sprint final, by five frames to two.

US Olympic doctor faces trial for sexual abuse of athletes

Mason - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, one of whom was only 11, over almost two decades.

US Olympic doctor charged over sex abuse of athletes

Chicago - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, some younger than 13, over almost two decades.

Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

Hunza - In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival.

Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first

Taurene - A Latvian tech company is claiming a world first after successfully test-flying a super-powered drone which lifted a daredevil skydiver aloft, from where he parachuted safely back down to earth.

Spain arrests 14, seizes large doping stash

Madrid - Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday.

New technology to predict future sports performance

Mexico - Competitive sport ranking, as it progresses over time, has been successfully used to predict the future evolution of rankings, through the use of new technology. The focus is with competitive sports and games.

Snooker: McGill wins controversial shoot-out tournament Special

Watford - Anthony McGill, from Scotland, won snooker’s like-it-or-loathe it shoot-out tournament by beating Xiao Guodong’s in the one frame final. Controversially the tournament carried ranking points for the first time.

New sensors allow for big data to be captured for sports events

New sensors, designed to be embedded in sports equipment, are being developed with the aim of providing real-time analytics to a smartphone. This is part of schemes designed to make big data analytics more accessible.

Snooker: Barry Hawkins wins Grand Prix Special

Preston - English snooker player Barry Hawkins continued his good run of form by lifting the World Grand Prix snooker title. Hawkins defeated Welsh player Ryan Day by 10 frames to 7 in the final.

Researchers study impact of mental health on sport performance

A decline in form and a bad run of results for a high performing sports player can be tied to a mental health issue. To help study the effects, with a view of aiding to sports stars of today, researchers have investigated some high profile players.

Pioneering new surgery repairs baseball star's elbow damage

Seth Maness, who played for St. Louis Cardinals, has regained the chance to continue his career following pioneering elbow surgery. A serious injury ended Maness' career last season. Now, thanks to a successful operation, he is free to sign up again.

19 anti-doping agencies call for all out Russia ban

Dublin - The heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) have called for 2018 World Cup hosts Russia to be banned from all sporting activity until a proper anti-doping system is in place.

Cavs veteran says he's never seen anything like LeBron James

Richard Jefferson has played on seven teams during his 15-year NBA career. But he's been most impressed by his time with LeBron James over the last two seasons.

New owner of Formula One wants to make it like the Super Bowl

Liberty Media, the U.S. media company controlled by John Malone that acquired Formula One for $8 billion this year, is planning a huge overhaul of the motoring competition that it hopes will boost sponsorship revenue and its fanbase in the U.S.

Interviewing the Interviewer: Sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. Special

Veteran sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in sports journalism, and he offered advice for hopefuls.

Rookie becomes the first Spurs player ejected in four years

San Antonio Spurs rookie and Latvia native Davis Bertans did something on Monday night that no Spurs player has done in almost four years: he got ejected from an NBA game.

Toronto Blue Jays sign Steve Pearce for $12.5 million, two years

The Blue Jays have signed utility infielder Steve Pearce to two-year deal worth $12.5 million. The former Baltimore Oriole gives Toronto a player firmly rooted in the hard-hitting American League East.

The long, winding road to anti-doping reform

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee has acted to curb the power of sports federations and overhaul doping controls in a revamped fight against drugs cheating, but the road to reform promises to be long and complex.What has the IOC decided and why?

Politics no longer a betting sideshow

London - Brexit and the Scottish Referendum have transformed politics from being of little importance to British bookmakers to becoming an increasingly vibrant market.

Could future humans lap Usain Bolt?

At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what humans in peak physical condition can accomplish.

Hulk Hogan verdict forces Gawker founder Denton into bankruptcy

New York - Gawker founder Nick Denton declared bankruptcy on Monday after a federal judge allowed collection efforts to begin on $140 million in damages the news website was found liable for in a lawsuit filed by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Aussie athletes robbed during fire evacuation at Olympic village

Rio De Janeiro - How much more could possibly go wrong for Australia's Olympic athletes? How about adding a robbery while the team was evacuated from their building because of a fire in the basement.

Rio not 'clean' — Russian doping whistleblower

Rio De Janeiro - Russian doping whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov has told a Brazilian newspaper that the Rio Olympics "will not be clean" and blasted the International Olympic Committee for not banning Russia.

Brazil steps up efforts to prevent terrorism at Summer Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has assigned more than 22,000 soldiers to assist police and other security protecting the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin next month.
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