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  • Head of Australian sports funding body steps down

    Simon Hollingsworth, the head of Australia's main sports funding body, has stepped down following the Rio Olympics, where the country posted its worst finish on the medals table since 1992 and won half the number of golds they had targeted. Hollingsworth, who played a key role in introducing the controversial 'Winning Edge' funding programme, is to leave the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) at the end of September for a job with the Victorian state Treasury. "With the Rio Olympics over and as the ASC focuses on the future, now is the right time to take the next step in my career," Hollingsworth said in a statement. More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Head of Australian sports funding body steps down

    Simon Hollingsworth, the head of Australia's main sports funding body, has stepped down following the Rio Olympics, where the country posted its worst finish on the medals table since 1992 and won half the number of golds they had targeted. Hollingsworth, who played a key role in introducing the controversial 'Winning Edge' funding programme, is to leave the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) at the end of September for a job with the Victorian state Treasury. "With the Rio Olympics over and as the ASC focuses on the future, now is the right time to take the next step in my career," Hollingsworth said in a statement. More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • From Olympic gold to first-round exit: Puig bows out at US Open

    From Olympic gold to first-round exit: Puig bows out at US Open

    Queen of singles at Rio 2016 more than a fortnight ago, Monica Puig came crashing back down to earth, upstaged 6-4 6-2 by Zheng Saisai. More »

    Omnisport - 48 minutes ago
  • US Open begins with new roof, no rain in sight

    US Open begins with new roof, no rain in sight

    As Rafael Nadal stood near the net at the U.S. Open after winning his first Grand Slam match in three months Monday, he unraveled the thick wrap of white tape protecting his all-important left wrist and then clutched at that arm with his right hand. There was 20th-seeded John Isner's comeback from two sets down to edge 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe before a rowdy, standing-room-only crowd at the new Grandstand. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza's complaints about having trouble breathing after dropping the first set of a match she would go on to win in three. More »

    Business Insider UK - 57 minutes ago
  • Donald Trump says US anthem-snubbing Black Lives Matter quarterback should 'find another country'

    Donald Trump says US anthem-snubbing Black Lives Matter quarterback should 'find another country'

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly suggested that a football quarterback of dual heritage - who sat out the US national anthem as part of a Black Lives Matter protest - should "find another country" on Monday (29 August). San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the traditional singing of the national anthem last week during a preseason game against Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," Kaepernick explained after the game. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 6 minutes ago