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Tokyo 2020 comes too early for karate kid's Olympic dream

Tokyo 2020 comes too early for karate kid's Olympic dream
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Sweat pours off Mahiro Takano as the 13-year-old karate black belt trades blows with a grown man almost twice her size, finishing with a blood-curdling roar, then a dainty bow.The petite schoolgirl is used to punching above her weight -- since taking up karate

Aussie swimmer Horton warned over Sun podium protest

Aussie swimmer Horton warned over Sun podium protest
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Australian swimmer Mack Horton has been warned by FINA after he snubbed his Chinese rival Sun Yang on the podium after the world 400 metres freestyle final.Horton refused to step onto the top step of the podium for photos after the medal ceremony in Gwangju, a

Ireland set for landmark Lord's Test against England

Ireland set for landmark Lord's Test against England
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Ireland's march to becoming a fully fledged member of cricket's elite will reach another important staging post when they play their first Test against England at Lord's on Wednesday.The Irish men's side only made their Test debut last year, suffering a fi

Dressel turns to martial arts book to restore calm

Dressel turns to martial arts book to restore calm
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American Caeleb Dressel said Monday that he has been channelling his inner Bruce Lee to keep himself focused as he chases history at the swimming world championships.The 22-year-old, who captured seven gold medals in 2017 to match the achievement of countryman

Cipriani dropped from England training squad

Cipriani dropped from England training squad
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Fly-half Danny Cipriani's chances of going to the World Cup with England are fading after he was omitted from a 38-man training squad heading to Italy.England head coach Eddie Jones will name his final squad of 31 on August 12.However, Cipriani's hopes of co

Swimmers 'don't trust' Sun as doping row boils over

Swimmers 'don't trust' Sun as doping row boils over
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World championship swimmers slammed China's Sun Yang over lurid doping allegations and said competitors were firmly behind Australia's Mack Horton, who snubbed the Olympic star on the podium.America's Matt Grevers claimed many competitors "don't trust" S

Peaty completes world treble in men's 100m breaststroke

Peaty completes world treble in men's 100m breaststroke
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Britain's Adam Peaty became the first male swimmer to capture three 100 metres breaststroke world titles Monday, completing his golden treble in dominant fashion.The 24-year-old, unbeaten in five years over the distance in major competitions, clocked 57.14 se

Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner
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Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight.The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory

Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers: stay home

Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers: stay home
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Japan's famously diligent workers spend more hours at the office than employees in almost any other country. But to avoid traffic chaos at next year's Olympics, authorities have a message: stay home.Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Olym

Cuban skateboarders pivot for official recognition

Cuban skateboarders pivot for official recognition
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After years in the shadows, with neither means nor official recognition, Cuban skateboarders are hoping that their sport will finally be accepted at home when it becomes an Olympic event in Tokyo next year."In 2020, skateboard is going to the Olympics in Japa



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