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Ischia earthquake: Race to reach brothers after baby rescued

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers are desperately trying to reach two brothers trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. They pulled free the boys’ seven-month-old brother at around 04:00 (02:00 GMT), several hours after the 4.0 magnitude tremor struck. At least two women have died and 39 people are injured after the shaking brought down several buildings. The island, off the coast of Naples, has a population of about 50,000. It is extremely popular with tourists, many of whom were ...

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Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final ever race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just ...

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Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

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Was the 24-Hour Le Mans Endurance Race Too Tough on Hybrid Tech?

Toyota’s president said 24-hour endurance races may be too hard on hybrid electric drivetrains, and for now, he may be right. The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday, a Porsche, spent an hour in the pit getting repairs to the hybrid front axle. Meanwhile, the best Toyota entrant spent two hours getting a similar repair and finished eighth. “While the hybrid technology that has advanced through competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship puts its abilities on display in six-hour races,” Toyota president Akio Toyoda said, “it ...

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Power Rankings: Tight race for No. 1

7:35 AM ET It’s a tight race at the top of this week’s rankings, with the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles all getting first-place votes. Houston just edged past Washington, keeping the top spot for the second week in a row. That pushed the defending champion Chicago Cubs down to No. 4. Joining those four in the top five are the New York Yankees, who moved past the Boston Red Sox, setting up the first meeting between the two rivals this season starting Tuesday in Boston. Chris Sale ...

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California gunman kills three 'in race attack' in Fresno

Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said. Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in the shooting spree on Tuesday, said Police Chief Jerry Dyer. He shouted “God is greatest” in Arabic when arrested but this was a hate crime not terrorism, Mr Dyer believed. Mr Muhammad, 39, was also wanted for the murder of a security guard outside a motel in the city last week. He now faces four ...

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Awards FAQ: What's at stake in MVP race? Why is All-NBA so crucial?

8:00 AM ET This is shaping up to be the most challenging and relevant NBA awards ballot in a generation. To add to the drama, new rules in the CBA make this year’s awards votes matter more than ever. Let’s break it down FAQ-style. Is this going to be the closest MVP race in history? Probably not. This year could see five players (James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and perhaps Giannis Antetokounmpo) get at least one first-place vote, which hasn’t happened since 2012, when James, Kevin Durant, ...

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Colombia landslide: Rescue teams race to reach survivors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Colombia’s security forces say they are searching for hundreds of missing people after heavy mudslides left at least 254 dead. About 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa in the country’s south-west with mud and rocks, burying whole neighbourhoods and forcing residents to flee their homes. An army statement said there were at least 400 injured and 200 still missing in the capital of Putumayo province. Colombian Red Cross volunteers in the area ...

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Isaiah Thomas forces his way into Stein's East MVP race

10:00 AM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers are not going to be happy. I just read all of their rather determined lobbying on behalf of LeBron James‘ MVP candidacy, in a neatly assembled piece Friday ‎by my longtime colleague Dave McMenamin, but it wasn’t going to sway us, as well-timed as it was. Not even as we acknowledge, along with several of his Cavs teammates, that it’s hard to believe LeBron hasn’t hoisted the Maurice Podoloff Trophy since the 2012-13 season. Sticklers out there who monitor the NBA standings and calendar ...

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Roborace shows off its driverless race car at MWC

While most of the attention around autonomous vehicles has centered on “everyday drivers,” there is one effort that goes off in an entirely different direction. An offshoot of Formula E, Roborace aims to launch a parallel series of races conducted entirely without human drivers. The effort has taken longer than planned, but is getting closer to reality. At MWC in Barcelona this week, Roborace showed off the complete design of its first race car. Until now, it has been using awkward-looking “devbots” that have a seat for a driver to test ...

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