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Olympic boxer Michael Conlan flips off judges, says fight was fixed

Olympic boxer Michael Conlan flips off judges, says fight was fixed

He dropped to his knees as an angry Conlan raised his middle finger to the judges at ringside. An imperative of the review will be to establish that the systems supporting our zero-tolerance approach to doping in sport are in line with worldwide best practice.


Alberta to Ban Spear Hunting after Bear Video Sparks Outrage

Alberta to Ban Spear Hunting after Bear Video Sparks Outrage

The 13-minute video, posted on June 5 to the Bowmar Bowhunting YouTube account, had been viewed more than 200,000 times as of August 15. The video has amassed over 208,400 views since it was uploaded to YouTube on June 5. And Fox 31 reports the U.S. Humane Society has also weighed in, comparing Bowmar to the hunter who killed "Cecil the Lion". Bowmar credits Swan Hills outfitter husband and wife team of John and Jenn Rivet with helping in the hunt.



Ex-Fifa president Joao Havelange dies aged 100

Havelange who was predecessor to Sepp Blatter at world football's governing body, served from 1974 to 1998. As head of soccer's highest body for 24 years and with half a century on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Havelange FIFA a global powerhouse, becoming a central figure in the evolution of today's sporting mega-events.



Women's floor exercise wraps up in Rio

Putting yesterday's mistake on the balance beam behind her, Biles added to her three consecutive world titles on floor with an Olympic gold. Her first tumbling pass is the most challenging element in her routine. Biles balanced her hands on the beam after stumbling during a front flip. Murakami, 19, immediately makes an impression on the crowd, with a graceful start to her floor exercise.


American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

Very little changed in the fourth and fifth rounds at the top, with neither Claye or Taylor improving on their first round jumps. To cap a memorable day for the triple jumper, she gratefully accepted. His family was just as shocked. He said they'd work it out after the day of competition. "No one knew. It was pretty cool". Chinese divers Qin Kai and He Zi became engaged after Qin proposed following her silver medal win.