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Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relay

LONDON: Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up injured on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward somersault to the ground, to gasps from the 60,000 sell out London Stadium. The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed gold…

Rio ready for Olympics carnival as opening awaits

RIO DE JANEIRO: The carnival capital of Rio de Janeiro will host a glittering Olympics opening ceremony party on Friday, hoping to draw a line under a turbulent seven-year build-up dogged by recession, drugs scandals, crime and infrastructure stumbles.