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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaican runner Novlene Williams-Mills back on track after cancer fight

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... for breast cancer sufferers everywhere. That the 31-year-old 400 metres runner is at the global showpiece is an inspiring story of will, courage and a burning desire to compete. A little over a month before last year's Olympics, Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mind in turmoil, she still ran in London and finished fifth. A few days later she won bronze in the 4x400 ...

  2. Sport - China - ATHLETICS

    Justin Gatlin runs fastest 100m of the season in Shanghai

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:35am by Agence France-Presse

    ... at the London 2012 Olympics when she took a 4x400m relay bronze medal having been diagnosed with breast cancer shortly before the Games. She subsequently had four operations, including a double ...

  3. Sport

    Former British No 1 Elena Baltacha dies of cancer aged 30

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:04am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former British NO 1 Baltacha dies of cancer aged 30 Former British number one Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer at the age of 30, it was announced ... Bal.” Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport was among many paying tribute on Twitter. “Just awful:(Elena Baltacha has passed away from liver cancer. She was 30,” wrote the American. ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies of cancer at 45

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 12:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Barcelona Tito Vilanova, the soccer coach who succeeded Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and won the Spanish league title in his only season in charge, died on Friday following a long battle with throat cancer. He was 45. Vilanova, who had been fighting a recurring tumour in a saliva gland, was admitted to a local hospital in Barcelona last week. Vilanova first ...

  5. Sport - Golf - Greenbrier Classic

    Cabrera lands first non-major PGA Tour win

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... was understandably put into context by the news his sister Michelle had died of cancer on Sunday morning. There was a further four-stroke gap to 2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson, while third round leader ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Fownes motivated by father Lawrie

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 12:37am by Michael Cox

    ... wins to his rival's 60, leading into Sunday's 11-race card, Lawrie has bravely battled cancer, yet remained a stoic racetrack presence during his son's quest to add ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Wallaby Nick Cummins released by ARU to join Japanese club

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:57pm by AFP

    ... siblings, two of whom have cystic fibrosis and are looked after in rural Queensland by their single-parent father who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. McKenzie said the crowd-pleasing ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    This one's for you, dad – Caspar Fownes grabs trophy in trainers' thriller

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:07pm by Alan Aitken

    ... is battling cancer. When Fownes senior reached retirement in 2003, he expected that Caspar, who had worked with him and his team for 18 years, would automatically take over his yard and was aghast ...

  9. Sport - Racing - OVERVIEW

    Soaring to new heights: golden season a success story for the ages

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... A four-cornered contest in May distilled down to Fownes and Size on the last day. They won nearly half of the card to keep it bubbling until Fownes was able to dedicate victory to his cancer ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Brice Mach set for remarkable recovery from cancer with France

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Hooker could make test debut two years after thyroid diagnosis French hooker Brice Mach is renowned as a practical joker by his Castres team-mates but there was not much to laugh about when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. On Friday, though, he has every chance of experiencing the high of representing his country for the first time ...




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