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Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

NEW YORK: A Jamaican artist has filed a $300 million lawsuit against pop star Miley Cyrus over her 2013 hit "We Can't Stop," saying a key lyric was snatched from him. On the track about exploring personal freedom, Cyrus sings, "And we can't stop / We run things, things don't run we / Don't take nothing from nobody." Flourgon, a Jamaican dancehall artist who enjoyed hits in the 1980s and 1990s, said the turn of phrase was taken from his 1988 song "We Run Things," whose lyrics include, "We run things / Things no run we."…

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…

Usain Bolt leads Jamaica into final, US run year’s fastest time

LONDON: Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 meters relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year. Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in the heats, will race for the last time in the final on Saturday when he hopes to bow out with his 20th global championship title. Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two…

Nervous Bolt wins final 100 meters race on home soil

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 meters sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medalist, who will retire after August's world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on Jamaican soil. "The run, it was just ok. I must say it was ok. I don't think I've ever been that nervous running a 100m," Bolt said after a lap of…

Meet super centenarian Violet Brown, the oldest person in world

A 117-year-old Jamaican woman has earned the title of the oldest person in the world.  Violet Brown, born in March 1900, is believed to be the world's oldest person. Super centenarian Violet Brown credits her ‘hard work’ for her long life. Following the death of Emma Morana of Italy – born November 29, 1889 – she is believed to have become the world’s oldest living person. Revealing secret of her long life, she once told a hometown newspaper that hard work, devotion to the Baptist church and respect for family,…

Pakistan score 201 runs on third day of Jamaica Test

Kingston: Pakistan were 201 for four replying to the West Indies first innings total of 286 at stumps on the third day of the rain-affected first jamaica test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 test runs on Sunday, reaching the milestone against West Indies in the opening match of his farewell international series. Younis Khan scored 58 while Babar Azam scored 72 as Pakistan reached 201 for four wickets at the end of third day play. West Indies were…

Son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

FLORIDA: A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported late Friday. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the Fort Lauderdale…

Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

LAUSANNE. SWITZERLAND: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals on Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means that Bolt loses one of the three gold medals he won at that Olympics. Bolt's relay teammate Nestor Carter, who ran the first leg of the race, was found to have tested positive for banned…