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UK woman celebrates after rowing solo from Japan to Alaska

In this image provided by James Sebright, Sarah Outen celebrates after arriving into Adek, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Outen, a 28-year-old British adventurer, became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. Sarah Outen left Choshi, Japan, on April 27.  AP

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days at sea.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Andy Murray on the mend after back operation

Andy Murray. AP FILE PHOTO

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is on the mend after undergoing minor surgery on his back.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Athletics: Farah to lead British charge in Moscow

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning the mens 3000 metres event during the London Anniversary Games International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League International Athletics championships at the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

Mo Farah will lead Britain’s bid for World Championships glory as the star of one of the strongest teams ever to represent the United Kingdom, according to UK Athletics performance director Neil Black.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Britain’s Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks a glass of champagne during the 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 133.5 kilometers (83.4 miles) with start in Versailles and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 21, 2013.  AP PHOTO/LAURENT CIPRIANI

Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Don’t squander my success, Murray tells Britain

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

Andy Murray has warned the country’s tennis establishment that if the millions of dollars generated by Wimbledon are squandered, Britain may wait another 77 years to celebrate a homegrown champion.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Boston blasts prompt UK review of London Marathon

Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. British police are reviewing security plans for Sunday's London Marathon because of the bombs that killed two people at the race in Boston.  AP PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

British police are reviewing security plans for Sunday’s London Marathon, the next major international marathon, because of the bombs that killed two people at the race in Boston. But there is no known specific or credible threat against the British race at the moment, a security official said.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

McIlroy says he may skip 2016 Rio Olympics

World number one golfer Rory McIlroy watches his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, play against Kazakhstan's Ksenia Pervak during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. AP

Rory McIlroy may skip the 2016 Olympics because of a problem over which country to represent.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ricky Hatton will keep emotions in check during comeback

Ricky Hatton. AP file photo

Ricky Hatton has pledged to keep his emotions in check when the British boxer makes his comeback against Ukraine’s Vyacheslav Senchenko on Saturday.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Britain basks in Olympic glory, but for how long?

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Flag bearers are showered with confetti in the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. Britain basked in the feelgood factor of its most successful ever Olympics performance in a Games that it organized to widespread acclaim, but the time to capitalize on it could be short.  AP PHOTO/SERGEI GRITS

Britain basked Sunday in the feelgood factor of its most successful ever Olympics performance in a Games that it organized to widespread acclaim, but the time to capitalize on it could be short.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Saturday’s Olympic Medalists

From left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, Jamaica's Michael Frater and Jamaica's Nesta Carter celebrate after receiving their gold medals for the men's 4x100-meter relay during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 36.84 seconds. AP/Matt Dunham

ATHLETICS Men 5000   GOLD_Mohamed Farah, Britain.   SILVER_Dejen Gebremeskel, Ethiopia.   BRONZE_Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa, Kenya.   4X100 Relay   GOLD_Jamaica (Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, Kemar Bailey-Cole).   SILVER_United States (Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey, Jeffery Demps, Darvis Patton).   BRONZE_Trinidad & Tobago (Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Emmanuel [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Glory for Britain: 3 golds in 1 hour

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Britain's Mo Farah (left) reacts after winning gold ahead of United States' Galen Rupp (right) in the men's 10,000-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

It was a glorious night for Britain as the host nation won three Olympic golds in track and field in about one hour on Saturday. The noise in the stadium was deafening as the crowd of 80,000, which included members of the royal family, roared and celebrated.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Olympics: Future NBA T-Wolves shine for Russia

British forward Luol Deng, second from left, shoots next to Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko, center, during their men's group B basketball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. AP/Mark Ralston

Supporters of the US Olympic Dream Team should forgive the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and their supporters for being excited about Russia’s 95-75 rout of Britain on Sunday in their Olympic opener.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Olympics: ‘Bond girl’ Tweddle gives herself licence to thrill

British gymnast Beth Tweddle smiles during a news conference ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Great Britain’s Beth Tweddle says she wants to put on a rousing show for home fans at the Olympics, after revealing that her gymnastic floor routine will be soundtracked by a James Bond theme song.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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