Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double track world champion and Olympic silver medallist Becky James has retired, at the age of 25. The Welsh athlete won the world sprint and keirin titles in 2013 and took silver at the same events at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “I have had time to think about my future and have decided to retire from international track sprint racing,” James said in a statement. She intends to set up a baking business “along with…

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Van Niekerk storms to world 400m gold – highlights & report

Van Niekerk storms to world 400m gold – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for times Wayde van Niekerk stormed to the first part of his potential golden double as he retained his world 400m title with a dominant display. With one of his main…

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Farah defends World 10,000m title once again

Farah defends World 10,000m title once again

World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for times Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah claimed World Championship 10,000m gold for a third successive time with a stunning display at London Stadium. More to follow. Day-to-day guide – what to watch and when Sign up to get…

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The Most Luxurious Speakeasy in the World: Shangri-La Hotel Paris’s Pop-Up Krug Bar

The Most Luxurious Speakeasy in the World: Shangri-La Hotel Paris’s Pop-Up Krug Bar

Photos by Eric Rosen The word speakeasy historically referred to back-alley bars serving up bootlegged booze to less-than-reputable characters. While the term has lately been appropriated by hipsters and high-class establishments alike, it still retains a patina, albeit a rather wry one, of the unsavory. However, one limited-time pop-up bar is bringing the speakeasy style to another level in Paris. The Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, has launched “Le Bar à Ciel Ouvert by Krug” for the…

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Peaty sets second world record in day – watch both record-breaking swims

Peaty sets second world record in day – watch both record-breaking swims

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBC Hosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 July Coverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Britain’s Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day as he reached the World Aquatics Championships final. The defending champion, 22, won the semi-final in 25.95…

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New Private World of Warcraft Server Crushed By Blizzard Within Hours of Launch

New Private World of Warcraft Server Crushed By Blizzard Within Hours of Launch

Last week, we discussed the upcoming private server Felmyst, its dedication to preserving the Burning Crusade as it existed as of Patch 2.1, and of the core developers’ belief that the game should be pristine. That means it should handle quests, dungeons, raids, experience gain, and other facets of the overall WoW experience as they existed in early 2007, and that the specific goals of other mods, such as minimizing grinds or improving loot tables,…

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Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of “unforeseen circumstances”, his publicist has said. The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album Purpose began in March 2016. The tour grossed $ 93.2m (£71.5m) in the first half of 2017, with an average of almost 40,000 ticket sales per…

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Britain's Peaty & Proud win world titles – report & highlights

Britain's Peaty & Proud win world titles – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBC Hosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 July Coverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a World Championship record as he successfully defended his men’s 100m breaststroke title in Budapest. The 22-year-old Olympic champion, who had lowered the World Championship mark in qualifying,…

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