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  1. News - World - INTERNET

    Privacy fears shake car-share start-up Uber amid clash with its media critics

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... that the car-sharing start-up is spying on riders and aims to discredit journalists who write critical stories. Uber announced it had hired a team led by a privacy specialist to evaluate and improve how the company safeguards information. The move aims to counter concerns that Uber may be spying on riders, and perhaps monitoring journalists heading to meet with sources or business people travelling ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport

    Marquez fails to set record for MotoGP

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... 5.4-km circuit in 42 minutes 47.800 seconds, ahead of Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Marquez was fourth. Marquez was looking to become the first premier class rider ever to win ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTORCYCLING

    Marc Marquez just one win from breaking Agostini's record

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Prague Spanish star is looking to become the first rider to record 11 consecutive races in MotoGP history Marquez one win from breaking Agostini's record ... Sunday, when he also became the first rider since Australian Mick Doohan in 1997 to win 10 races in a row. It would be an incredible record, not just for [Marquez] but also for the manufacturer ...


    Marc Marquez makes it a perfect 10 with Indianapolis Grand Prix victory

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:39am by AFP

    ... on Sunday. Honda rider Marquez, 21, finished ahead of Yamaha pair, Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Italian Valentino Rossi. The last man to win 10 races in a row was Australian Mick Doohan in 1997. ... points while 2010 and 2012 champion Lorenzo is on 117 points ahead of the 11th round at Brno in the Czech Republic this weekend where Marquez will attempt to become the first rider to win 11 ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Future of Tour de France winners is beginning to look more 'bleu, blanc and rouge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Plenty of young talented French riders are coming up through the ranks and will soon make their mark Tour's future is looking 'bleu, blanc and rouge' ... the Tour with a Frenchman. The insinuation was that it had been easier to win the Tour with a rider from a country with almost no cycling culture than it would be to do so with a cyclist from ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    Alex Dowsett draws on Tour anger to win Commonwealth Games gold

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... but I was unlucky when I got ill," the English rider said. "I don't hold anything against my team for not taking me. If I was team manager, I'd have probably not taken me either. ... Scotland's David Millar. "This will be a career highlight for me. In my eyes, it is bigger than my Giro d'Italia stage win," the English rider added. In the women's time trial, ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    English cyclist Alex Dowsett turns Tour de France snub into Commonwealth Games gold

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... and to the doubters who questioned where his career was heading. “I had a point to prove to myself. I knew I was worthy of a place but I was unlucky when I got ill,” the English rider said. “I don’t hold ... win,” the English rider added. In the women’s time trial, Linda Villumsen, who also just missed out on top spot in New Delhi, claimed a historic 600th Commonwealth Games medal for New Zealand ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis calls time on ODI career

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:02am by AFP

    ... likely to be a problem. He played in just one domestic Twenty20 match in South Africa after his final test and then appeared in only eight out of 16 Twenty20 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders ... wickets in both formats of the international game. He will continue to play Twenty20 cricket, saying he intends to honour contracts with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League ...

  9. Sport

    China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour ... sick or anything.” Having made history as the first Chinese rider to compete in the Tour, Ji said he hopes to be a pioneer for his countrymen, but said it will take more than just him to change ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Better dope testing 'gave me a chance', says Nibali

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 12:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Italian rider says improvements in policing created a level playing field, allowing him to stamp his class and win this year's Tour de France Better dope ... The 29-year-old Italian is widely regarded as a clean rider and his victory on Sunday in this year's Tour was seen as proof that cyclists can win without resorting to cheating. The reaction to his ...




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