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SA’s Semenya grabs gold in Berlin

South African teenager Caster Semenya won the women's world 800m title with a crushing performance on Wednesday.

Now Hurricane Ike targets Gulf of Mexico

Fierce Hurricane Ike weakens slightly as Tropical Storm Hanna buffets the Carolinas after killing at least 529 people in Haiti.

Powell: Bolt, Gay will not catch me

Former record holder Asafa Powell says Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay will not run him down if he takes the lead in their anticipated Olympic 100m clash.

Gay crashes out of US 200m trials

World champion Tyson Gay's dream of an Olympics double ended in pain when he crashed out of the US 200m quarterfinals on Saturday.

Gay runs wind-assisted 9,68 seconds

World champion Tyson Gay ran the fastest 100m of all-time to win the United States Olympic trials on Sunday, a wind-assisted 9,68 seconds.

Powell admits giving up in 100m final

Jamaican world record holder Asafa Powell admitted on Monday that he gave up during his world 100m final showdown with new champion Tyson Gay. ''When I saw I wasn't in gold medal contention, I gave up. I just stopped running,'' Powell told Reuters in an interview on Monday, less than 24 hours after he lost to the American.

Tropical Storm Ernesto hits Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Ernesto hit North Carolina near hurricane strength on Thursday, flooding some coastal areas in both Carolina states though there were no immediate reports of casualties. The centre of Ernesto made landfall at Long Beach, sustaining winds of around 113kph, just short of the 119kph needed for hurricane status, the United States National Hurricane Centre said.

Gatlin banned for maximum of eight years

Olympic champion Justin Gatlin was banned for up to eight years after agreeing that his positive drugs test constituted a doping violation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) said on Tuesday. The actual length of the ban, which came into effect on August 15, will be determined by an arbitration panel.

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