UK prepared to pay 40bn-euro Brexit bill: report

Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47.1 billion) to the European Union to settle its accounts when it leaves the bloc, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.It is the first time the British side has put a figure on its so-called Brex...

Multiples rally in US town of Twinsburg for twice the fun

Something was in the air in this small Ohio town founded by identical twins 200 years ago: on Saturday, endless sets of twins made the singly born feel out of place.Though the Twins Days Festival is open to all those of multiple birth, its essence is a...

Pieters, Zach Johnson share WGC Bridgestone lead

Belgium's Thomas Pieters rolled in a 32-foot birdie putt at the final hole on Saturday to share the third-round lead at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational with two-time major winner Zach Johnson.Johnson also birdied the last hole at Firestone Country Clu...

Party’s over but Bolt happy to remain mum’s golden boy

Usain Bolt rightly describes himself as a legend but while his natural ability brought him that status it was his parents who moulded him into the winning personality he became.Fun-loving, easy-going and a showman but with a remorseless competitive edg...

NBA glitz, glamour on show in South Africa

The TicketPro Dome arena in an upscale Johannesburg suburb became a mini Madison Square Garden Saturday as American basketball staged an exhibition match to "sell" the sport. Basketball ranks among many low-profile sports in South Africa, where footbal...

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American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.

Thiam lurks as Schafer leads heptathlon after first day

Germany's Carolin Schafer, with Olympic champion Nafi Thiam breathing down her neck, will head into the second day of heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in London on Sunday in pole position.Schafer amassed 4,036 points thanks to a strong 200m, ...

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006-10 and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds...

Miss by Dortmund’s Bartra hands Bayern German Super Cup

Bayern Munich lifted the German Super Cup on Saturday with a 5-4 win in a penalty shoot-out at Borussia Dortmund after Marc Bartra had his crucial final spot-kick saved.The game finished 2-2 over 90 minutes as Christian Pulisic's early goal for Dortmun...

Anderson ousts Sock to reach Washington final

South Africa's 45th-ranked Kevin Anderson, seeking his first crown in nearly two years, upset American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to reach the ATP and WTA Citi Open final.The lanky 31-year-old from Johannesburg advanced to Sunday's championship match ...

Ayana routs rivals to take world title

Olympic champion Almaz Ayana produced an extraordinary display despite barely racing this season winning the world 10,000 metres title by almost a minute on Saturday. The 25-year-old, who smashed the world record when winning in Rio last year, finished...

Kim storms into six-shot lead at British Open

South Korea's Kim In-Kyung had a dream day on the greens and soared into a six-shot lead with a round to play in the Women's British Open at Kingsbarns on Saturday.The 29-year-old famously missed a one-foot putt on the final green to lose the chance of...

Scare for Dibaba in 1500m, Semenya seamless

Ethiopia's defending world champion Genzebe Dibaba was handed a scare in the semi-finals of the 1500m, but South African Caster Semenya was seamless in her progression.Dibaba, the world record holder, finished sixth in the first semi, and qualified for...

Uncapped trio in Boks squad for Pumas

South Africa named uncapped Curwin Bosch, Warrick Gelant and Daniel du Preez in a 34-man squad Saturday for a Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Port Elizabeth this month.But coach Allister Coetzee must do without first-choice Springboks sk...

UN Security Council approves new sanctions against N. Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed on a new set of restrictive measures against Pyongyang following the North Korea's latest missile tests. Having reaffirmed the UN's previous stance on the issue, the international body furthe...

Bolt safely into 100m final

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt remained on track for a 12th world title after advancing to the final of the 100m at the World Championships in London on Saturday.Defending champion Bolt, who brings the curtain down on his glittering career at the end ...

Zimbabwe’s opposition unites to take on Mugabe

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade hold on power in elections next year. Mugabe, in power since independence f...