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Half price: fans will be able to see Usain Bolt attempt to win a third Olympic 100m crown at Rio 2016 for fifty per cent less than the equivalent tickets cost in London two years ago. Photo: AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio 2016 Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with entry to the 100m final costing just half of what it did at London 2012.
Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal. India's Leander Paes during a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2014 - by Greg Wood The 41-year-old doubles specialist said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of greats such as US basketballer Michael Jordan and Brazilian footballer Pele by calling time while still at the top of his game.
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The U.S. was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for the 2004 Olympics, nobody should have been surprised if they lost.
Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.
Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.
The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.
London: When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United there was an intense focus on his promised new formation but the Premier League club's rapid recruitment of big names means a dogmatic approach from the Dutchman is unlikely. Van Gaal exceeded expectations at the World Cup, leading the Netherlands to the semifinals with a system that featured three central defenders.
Young middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr will meet on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora bout on November 29. The undefeated rivals have swapped insults over the last couple of years and will now get the chance to sort out their differences in the ring. Saunders, who won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, will be defending his European title for the first time against Eubank Jnr, after taking it from Italian fighter Emanuele Blandamura in July, and he will be looking to improve his record to 21-0.
Alina Kabayeva, the Olympic gold gymnast whose relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is the subject of wide speculation, is resigning from her seat in the national parliament. Kabayeva, who won Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics in 2004, has been a member of the State Duma since 2007, representing United Russia, the party that is Putin's power base.
It was a case that captured the world - with millions tuning in to watch the dramatic courtroom events unfold on their television screens. A sports star at the height of his celebrity was accused of killing his partner in a violent frenzy.
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.
14, 2014. MADRID - Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.
Tour of Britain 2014 race winner Dylan Van Baarle of Garmin-Sharp poses with second placed Micha Kwiatkowskii of Omega Pharma-Quickstep and third places Sir Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky after stage 8b of the 2014 Tour of Britain in The Peloton makes it's way down past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the final stage of the 2014 Tour of Britain in London. Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the race, the stage 8a 8.8-kilometre time-trial, before Marcel Kittel once again triumphed on British soil with a sprint victory over Mark Cavendish on Whitehall.
The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week's canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:24 am
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