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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.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Federer, Monfils out of French Open

For the first time in 17 years, Roger Federer of Switzerland will miss a Grand Slam event as he announced that he is not competing in this year’s French Open for health reasons.

Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

Paris - Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

Japan plans easing visa requirement for foreign ski instructors

Amid the declining popularity of skiing, the Japanese government plans to ease the visa requirement for overseas ski instructors wanting to work in Japan.

Interview: Ted Adams III races for gold with TRI sports drama Special

Ahead of the film's wide summer release, Digital Journal chatted with Ted Adams to get the latest on what could be this year's "Creed."

British lawnmower racing season starts in southern England

It's not NASCAR, Grand Prix or Formula One racing, but the British Lawnmower Racing Championship is right up there in popularity with its fans. The season got started on Sunday in a field in southern England.

New study shows chocolate or cocoa may boost athletic performance

A British study performed at Kingston University showed that eating dark chocolate and cocoa may improve athletic performance and help during fitness training. Chocolate and cocoa are already known to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Report: Wrestling icon Chyna dead for days before police arrived

Legendary wrestler Chyna appeared to have been dead for days when police found her unresponsive in her California home, according to TMZ.
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