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LeBron James, the Cavalier who ruled Cleveland
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LeBron James, the Cavalier who ruled Cleveland

Cleveland is a city with three patron saints: Superman, born from the imagination of two college kids, was invented here while the Nazi-defying Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens called this city a home for a large part of his life. The city's third patron saint is basketball star LeBron James, the man who delivered the city its first sporting success after a 52-year drought in 2016.

Usain Bolt can play 'inspirational' role in future of athletics, says IAAF chief Sebastian Coe
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Usain Bolt can play 'inspirational' role in future of athletics, says IAAF chief Sebastian Coe

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt can play a key role in inspiring youngsters to get involved in athletics even though he has hung up his running spikes, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Wednesday.

Carl Lewis takes dig at Usain Bolt, says too much focus on one individual had hindered growth of athletics
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Carl Lewis takes dig at Usain Bolt, says too much focus on one individual had hindered growth of athletics

The last decade in world athletics belonged to Usain Bolt but the legendary Carl Lewis is not happy with the singular focus on the Jamaican showman.

IAAF World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt favourite to win at London event, says Donovan Bailey
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IAAF World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt favourite to win at London event, says Donovan Bailey

Bolt logged his season best of 9.95 seconds just over a week ago in Monaco, a time beaten by a raft of sprinters this year

Boris Becker bankrupt: From Diego Maradona to Chris Cairns, list of sportsmen who went down the same route
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Boris Becker bankrupt: From Diego Maradona to Chris Cairns, list of sportsmen who went down the same route

Boris Becker joined a long list of athletes who fell from dizzying heights of fortune to file for bankruptcy due to a myriad of reasons from mismanagement of finances to child support.

Usain Bolt has 'redefined athletics', but Jesse Owens remains the 'greatest', says Michael Johnson
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Usain Bolt has 'redefined athletics', but Jesse Owens remains the 'greatest', says Michael Johnson

Athletics legend Michael Johnson says while Usain Bolt could be considered "greatest" sprinter in the world but his personal favourite remains Jesse Owens.

Olympic Legends: The greats who set sporting benchmarks in the early era of the Games
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Olympic Legends: The greats who set sporting benchmarks in the early era of the Games

As the Rio prepares to host the Olympic Games, we look back at first set of legends that the Games yielded. Here are first five legends from 1920 to 1952

The Javier Sotomayor column: Usain Bolt could cement his legendary status at 2016 Rio Olympics
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The Javier Sotomayor column: Usain Bolt could cement his legendary status at 2016 Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt is set to be a superstar at the Rio Olympics. If he wins, he will become a better legend, since he is already a Olympic great.

'Pelé: Birth of a Legend' review: It's a win for 'the beautiful game', but a loss for Pelé
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'Pelé: Birth of a Legend' review: It's a win for 'the beautiful game', but a loss for Pelé

Pelé: Birth of a Legend traces the journey of the football god from the slums of Sao Paulo to the finals of the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden

'Race' movie review: This Jesse Owens biopic grips you till the finish line
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'Race' movie review: This Jesse Owens biopic grips you till the finish line

Race depicts the real-life story of the legendary Jesse Owens, and his quest for gold during the historical 1936 Berlin Olympics

Leading from the front: Dhoni speaking up on freedom of speech is a good precedent
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Leading from the front: Dhoni speaking up on freedom of speech is a good precedent

What Dhoni said is not half as important as the fact that he took a stand on a debate that has polarised India, stuck his neck out instead of staying safe from controversy

IOC says 'difficult to accept' Jesse Owen's gold medal auction
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IOC says 'difficult to accept' Jesse Owen's gold medal auction

The International Olympic Committee will not intervene in the sale. SCP Auctions says the medal could go for more than $1 million.

Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens to be sold
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Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens to be sold

Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-meters, the 400 relay and the long jump at the games attended by Adolph Hitler.