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Bahrain's Jebet stripped of steeplechase win INCHEON: Asian Games athletics judges stripped Bahrain's Kenya-born runner Ruth Jebet of her steeplechase victory on Saturday as she was about to collect the gold medal after a crushing win.The 17-year-old junior world champion was led away in tears as Bahraini team leaders wrangled with race officials who ruled that Jebet had stumbled and put a foot inside the track.She had annihilated the field at Incheon's Asiad Main Stadium, crossing the line in nine minutes, 31.36 seconds, more than 24 seconds inside the Games record.But as Jebet, who switched nationality to Bahrain last year, was about to step onto the podium, the stadium announcer declared that the result had been cancelled, drawing gasps from the crowd.China's Li Zhenzhu had already been given her silver medal and Lalita Babar of India her bronze. Once the new result is officially ratified a new ceremony will be organised with Li collecting gold.Officials spotted ...

Japan's Tomita kicked out for stealing camera INCHEON: Japan expelled top swimmer Naoya Tomita from the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a journalist's camera at the Incheon pool, his team said Saturday.South Korean prosecutors are now considering whether to press charges over the case and the 25-year-old will have to pay for his own ticket back to Japan, officials said. Tomita was questioned by police over the incident and has apologised, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said, calling it a "very ...
Van Gaal fears information overload at United LONDON: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that his players may be struggling to process the information he has fed them in the opening two months of his tenure.Van Gaal has tinkered with the team's formation, switching from a 3-4-1-2 system to a 4-3-1-2, and has also made several alterations to the club's training ground since starting work in July.United have won only one of their first five Premier League games and having ...
Chinese flyer makes 100m semis INCHEON: China's Zhang Peimeng stayed on course in his quest to become the first Asian-born athlete to run 100 metres in less than 10 seconds as he reached the Asian Games semi-finals Saturday.Zhang, 27, ran within himself for a 10.27, finishing second in his heat behind Japan's Ryota Yamagata, while Qatar's Femi Ogunode, orginally from Nigeria, posted the fastest time of the night with 10.14.Qatar's Samuel Francis, who has run below 10 seconds but is ...
Murray makes Shenzhen final after first set scare SHENZHEN: Andy Murray powered through his ATP Shenzhen Open semi-final Saturday, and will meet Tommy Robredo in the tournament's climax as he chases points to make November's ATP World Tour Finals.The British second seed in Shenzhen is currently ranked 11th in the world and needs to enter the top eight to make the end of season finale in London.He had an early scare losing the first set of his semi-final against Juan Monaco of Argentina, ...
Russia edge ahead of Uruguay in WC2015 qualifier PARIS: Russia will take a slender one-point advantage into their World Cup 2015 final qualifier second leg in Montevideo next month after beating Uruguay 22-21 in the first leg in Krasnoïarsk on Saturday.The Russians, aiming to qualify for the competition for only the second time, trailed 16-21 at the break.The winners of the tie will have the dubious honour of lining up in the hardest of the four groups, Group A, next year, alongside hosts ...
Spieth and Reed beat Bjorn and Kaymer 5 and 3 GLENEAGLES: Americans Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed defeated European pair Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer 5 and 3 in the third Saturday fourballs match at the Ryder Cup.The win made it two out of two for the new combination and cut Europe's overall lead to 6-5.The Europeans, who halved their fourballs match Friday, got off to the perfect start with birdies at the first from Kaymer and third from Bjorn, pushing them into an early ...


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