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Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals title and seal wor...
Britain's Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one. With the year-end top ranking on the line, Murray won the much-anticipated final 6-3 6-4 at London's O2 Arena. "I'm very happy to win and to be world number one is very special," said the Scot. "It's very special playing against Novak in a match like this." Murray, 29, extended his career-best winning run to 24 matches. The victory also ends Djokovic...
Andy Murray becomes world number one after Raonic withdraws from Paris Masters
Britain's Andy Murray will become the world number one for the first time after Milos Raonic withdrew from their Paris Masters semi-final. Murray, 29, needed only to reach the final in Paris after current number one Novak Djokovic lost to Marin Cilic in Friday's quarter-final. But Canadian Raonic announced before Saturday's match that he was injured. Murray will be the first British singles player to hold top spot since computerised rankings began in 1973. The Scot will play John I...
Rio 2016: Wada publishes report highlighting 'serious failings' at Olympic Games
A Wada report on the anti-doping methods employed at Rio 2016 has highlighted "serious failings". The World Anti-Doping Agency said many athletes who had been targeted for testing "simply could not be found". It added that, on some days, "up to 50% of tests were aborted". Its 55-page Independent Observers report found that, of the 11,470 athletes, 4,125 had no record of any testing in 2016, of whom 1,913 were competing in 10 "higher-risk sports".
Iran v South Korea: Supporters asked to mourn at World Cup qualifier
Fans attending Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between Iran and South Korea in Tehran have been asked to replace football chants with religious slogans, because the match is on a holy day. Black flags will be raised in the Azadi Stadium and some terraces will be set aside for bussed-in crowds of mourners. The match is being held on the first of two mourning days on the Shia Islam calendar. South Korea will wear black armbands as a sign of respect for the hosts. Some clergymen have said it woul...
Sam Allardyce: England manager allegations investigated by FA
The Football Association is investigating allegations England manager Sam Allardyce used his role to negotiate a £400,000 deal and offer advice on how to "get around" rules on player transfers. The Telegraph has footage it says is from August of Allardyce meeting men claiming to represent a Far East firm where he appears to say third-party ownership rules can be avoided. The 61-year-old has yet to respond to the allegations, while the FA has asked to see the paper's filmed reco...
Mo Farah was 'humiliated' by airline attendant, claims wife Tania
Mo Farah was humiliated and sent to the back of the queue by an airline attendant before a flight in the United States, his wife has said. Tania Farah said the Delta Airlines official "yelled" at the four-time Olympic gold medallist and refused to believe he had a business class ticket. However, other reports say the Farahs arrived late for first-class boarding. A Delta Airlines spokesman said it was investigating and "will be working directly with the Farah family". The incident i...
Rio Paralympics 2016: Opening ceremony sees Brazil president booed
Brazilian president Michel Temer was booed as the 2016 Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro to a backdrop of colour, music and a powerful message of inclusivity. Thousands of performers were involved either side of the two-hour procession of competing countries at the Maracana. Competition begins on Thursday, when Britain's Dame Sarah Storey can become the most successful female Paralympian. Storey goes for gold in the C5 pursuit (qualifying: 15:19 BST, finals: 21:12).
Video replays used for first time during France's 3-1 win over Italy
Fifa president Gianni Infantino said "football history" was made after video replays were used for the first time in an international matchduring France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy. Video was used when Italy appealed for a penalty after a perceived handball in the box by defender Layvin Kurzawa. Referee Bjorn Kuipers stopped play while TV replays were consulted and it was decided not to award a spot-kick. Infantino hopes the technology will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Trials h...
Transfer deadline day: Premier League spending reaches £1.165bn
Premier League clubs spent more than £155m on transfer deadline day as the summer window outlay reached a record £1.165bn. Teams had already spent a combined £1.005bn as of 08:30 BST on Wednesday, shattering last year's record £870m. Thirteen top-flight teams broke their own transfer records. The 20 clubs in the Premier League have benefited from a record £5.1bn television deal which came into effect this season. "As has been the case for a number of years now, ...
Armenian young chess players become champions in Youth Chess Championship
Armenian young chess players Manuel Petrosyan and Mamikon Gabrielyan became champions of the Youth Chess Championship that ended in Prague. Mamikon Gabrielyan became champion in the group under 12 years old gathering 8 points out of 9 while Manuel Petrosyan celebrated victory in the group under 18 years old. He gathered 7.5 points out of 9 possible. Rudolf Pashikyan also performed successfully. He gathered 7 points and shared 2-7 places in the category under 8 years old. Aram Hakobyan gathered...
Azerbaijanis, Turks offered 5 million USD to our champions for defeat
Yesterday in the evening when our Olympians arrived in Yerevan, Nyut.am correspondent could not approach them to find out whether it is true or not. But according to our source, during the Olympic Games when Mihran Harutyunyan and Artur Alexanyan entered the semi-final and it was clear that their competitors are Azerbaijani Raul Cunayev and Turkish Cenk Ildem they sent mediators who offered Mihran and Artur 2.5 million USD each for defeat. Azerbaijanis wanted to see 2015 world champion Cunayev ...
Rio 2016: Wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan becomes Olympic Vice Champion
Armenia's representative at the 31st Summer Olympic Games, Greco-Roman wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan was declared Olympic Vice Champion.In the final Harutyunyan faced world former champion Serbia’s Davor Shtefanek. The fight ended 1-1, however, since Serb athlete scored last, he apparently won the champion title.To remind, Harutyunyan's opponent in the first fight was Egypt's Saleh Kahk. The Armenian wrestler managed an absolute victory (9-0) over the opponent. In the second fight Harutyunya...
Armenian wrestler Artur Aleksanyan declared Olympic Champion
World champion Artur Aleksanyan became Armenia’s first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio winning the second gold in the history of independent Armenia after 20-year break.Last time, Armenia won Olympic gold back, when Greco-Roman wrestler Armen Nazaryan became Olympic champion back in 1996.In the finals Aleksanyan defeated Cuba's Luco Cabrera (3-0) and declared Olympic Champion.Aleksanyan’s journey to the title was quite impressive. Aleksanyan's, world reigning champion's o...
Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan reaches finals at Rio Olympics
In the semi-finals at the Rio-2016 Olympics, Armenian wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan, w/c 66kg, won a victory over Azerbaijani wrestler Rasul Chunayev 4:1. Thus, the Armenian wrestler will continue in the finals. In a decisive bout, Mihran Harutyunyan will meet with Serbian wrestler Davor Štefanek, who won the title of world champion in 2014.  
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