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Source: Common Domain

Victoria Azarenka may miss U.S. Open due to custody battle

Friday 15:27 GMT

Olympic and Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says her participation in the U.S. Open is in doubt because she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York as a result of her separation from the baby’s father.

“As we work to resolve some of the legal processes, the way things stand now is that the only way I can play in the U.S. Open this year is if I leave Leo behind in California,” was posted on Azarenka’s social media, “which I’m not willing to do.”. “I remain optimistic that in the coming days Leo’s father and I can put aside any differences and take steps in the right direction to more effectively work as a team and agree on an arrangement for all three of us to travel and for me to compete,” was posted, “but, more importantly, to ensure that Leo has a consistent presence from both of his parents.”

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Source: Common Domain

Usain Bolt reveals extent of injury after hearing doubts

Friday 15:27 GMT

Usain Bolt shared the extent of his injury — a torn hamstring requiring three months of rehab — after people questioned if he was really hurt at the world championships Saturday, according to tweets from his account since deleted.

Bolt pulled up with the leg injury running anchor on the 4x100m relay at worlds and then tumbled onto the track not yet halfway to the finish line. “I have never been one to cheat my fans in anyway (sic) & my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans.”

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Source: BBC

Africa's week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2017

Saturday 01:32 GMT

Most of those fleeing violence in their country travel to Uganda, which has so far welcomed one million refugees from South Sudan.

Ivory Coast's brightest students were invited to the presidential palace in the commercial capital, Abidjan, including this girl pictured at the vice-president's desk on Friday. A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte