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Olympics: Outspoken Anthony seeks record third men's hoops gold WASHINGTON: Carmelo Anthony, having endured years of NBA disappointment and feeling pushed to speak out on social issues, chases an Olympic-record third men's basketball gold medal with the Americans in Rio.The 32-year-old forward is the oldest man on the US collection of NBA stars, having endured a humbling bronze-medal showing at Athens in 2004 and led a revival that brought gold in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 at London.Anthony became the first man on four US Olympic hoops teams by saying yes when many other top players, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry, declined to play in Rio."A lot of people were telling me, 'Don't do it. Don't do it.' But I actually enjoy it," Anthony said. "It's also an opportunity to go get another gold medal and I didn't want to miss out on that opportunity."He's a nine-time All-Star and a former league scoring champion on a struggling NBA ...

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Former Wallaby Stiles named new Reds coach SYDNEY: Former Wallabies prop Nick Stiles was on Tuesday appointed the Queensland Reds' permanent coach for the next two seasons.Stiles, who played 12 times for Australia, has been the interim co-coach along with Matt O'Connor since Richard Graham was let go two rounds into the 2016 Super Rugby season."The panel and board considered a number of strong candidates and ultimately determined Nick to have the right attributes to take this group forward," said Queensland Rugby ...

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WTA Montreal results - collated MONTREAL: Results on Monday at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal (x-denotes seeded player):1st rdNaomi Broady (GBR) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2Madison Brengle (USA) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3Petra Kvitova (CZE x12) bt Magda Linette (POL) 6-1, 6-2Daria Gavrilova (AUS) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 6-3Camila Giorgi (ITA) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4)Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Heather Watson ...

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Determined Dimitrov fights through in Canada TORONTO: Former top 10 contender Grigor Dimitrov, trying to claw his way back in what has been a disappointing season, reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Monday with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 defeat of Yuichi Sugita.The 40th-ranked Bulgarian got out of danger after trailing a set and a break against the unheralded Japanese, who had the upper hand through more than half of the match as the hardcourt build up to ...

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Formula One: Vettel supports Hamilton in yellow-flag row BUDAPEST: Sebastian Vettel backed world champion Lewis Hamilton's opinion that Nico Rosberg should have been penalised for driving through yellow flags in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix.The four-time world champion on Monday repeated the view of race winner Hamilton by saying that it was a bad example to other drivers."The worst thing about this is that we are an example," said the Ferrari driver."And next week, there'll be a go-kart race somewhere and there ...

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Olympics: List of Russians banned from Rio MOSCOW: International sports federations and Russia's Olympic Committee on Monday began to announce the Russian competitors who will be sidelined from the Rio Games over past doping offences.The announcements come one day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would be up to sports federations to determine which Russians are eligible to compete in Rio.In addition to the 67 track and field athletes banned from international competition by the International Association of Athletics Federation ...

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NBA icon Jordan speaks out on US gun violence LOS ANGELES: Basketball icon Michael Jordan has broken his usual silence on social issues, speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America and pledging $2 million toward finding a solution.Throughout his legendary playing career, in which he led the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls to six titles between 1991 and 1998, Jordan has been criticized for his reluctance to wade into public comment on politics.But the recent wave of police killings of ...