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Bolt denies having chief rival thrown out of race

Sluggish: Usain Bolt has failed to break 10 seconds in his two 100m races this year.

​Usain Bolt's management has rejected suggestions that the Jamaican had Canada's Andre de Grasse "booted out" of this weekend's Monaco Diamond League 100 metres race after reports the eight-time Olympic champion was running scared of his younger rival.

Usain Bolt ready to peak for world championships

After a slow start to the season, Usain Bolt says he's feeling better.

Usain Bolt says he is over his early season setbacks and running into form at the right time to sign off his career with two more gold medals at next month's world athletics championships in London.

Crombie wins title at world para-athletics

Cameron Crombie won gold and set a new world record on day one of the world para-athletics championships in London.

Australia have wasted little time in making their presence felt at the world para-athletics championships in London, with Cameron Crombie setting a world record in claiming the first event.

Tallent's Rio conqueror faces doping ban

Men's race walk

The athlete who beat Australian Jared Tallent to Olympic gold in the men's 50-kilometre walk in Rio, Matej Toth, has been suspended over an alleged breach of anti-doping rules.

Cheats never prosper? Don't bet on it

Jim Pavlidis illustration

What to do about those St Kilda footballers who last weekend revealed themselves not to have evolved since before most were born, since a time when Tony Shaw said he would use a racist epithet every week if he thought it would gain his team an edge, a time so long ago it can be found only by carbon-dating?