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DOHA, Qatar (Sporting Alert) — Americans Justin Gatlin and Allyson Felix captured the 100 metres titles at the opening IAAF Diamond League in Doha on Friday. The sprinters got the better of their Jamaican rivals on their way to victories in their first big outing in preparation for this summer’s Olympic Games. Gatlin defeated former world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica when he edged home in 9.87 seconds – bettering Powell’s 9.88 secs. Another…

Doha, Qatar (Sporting Alert) – – A number of high-profiled athletes will make their appearances when the opening Samsung Diamond League meeting kicks-off in Doha on Friday. Amongst the super stars down to compete are Jamaicans Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kerron Stewart, Americans Justin Gatlin, Allyson Felix and Walter Dix, Kenya’s David Rudisha as well as Meserat Defar and Vivian Cheruyiot of Ethiopia and Kenya, respectively. Powell v Gatlin in Doha After…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — The super stars are gearing up for tonight’s Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium and the expectations are high for them as well. Live Coverage Information The coverage will be streamed live on: http://www.facebook.com/SportsMax; http://www.facebook.com/CEENTV and ww.livestream.com/tracksonsportsmax. A lot of focus will be on the sprint events as usual with likes of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Bershawn Jackson, Nesta Carter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sanya Richards-Ross, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Melaine Walker, Carmelita…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell is reportedly nursing an injury that could force him to skip or change events at this weekend’s Jamaica International Invitational. Powell, who is on the list of sprinters to race over the 200m – where he is expected to race against world 100m champion Yohan Blake – is apparently being bothered by a sore groin problem. The injury could hamper his curve…

Philadelphia, USA (Sporting Alert) — Former World 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell will make a “special appearance” at this year’s Penn Relays. Viewers can follow live and up-to-date results from the meeting by following the link to the official page | Watch Special On Demand Coverage of Penn Relays Stream Telecommunication company LIME, who has been an active member in track and field in the Caribbean, made the confirmation about one of its brand…

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt opened his 2012 campaign on a winning note after anchoring Racers Track Club to victory in the 4x100m relay at the UTech Classic on Saturday. Watch Video Highlights Usain Bolt Outclassed Asafa Powell At UTech Bolt, who finally got his season up and running after delaying its start twice, ran the last leg of the Racers team which clocked a world-leading 37.82 seconds in Kingston. The…

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — Asafa Powell will race over the 200m dash at the Utech Track & Field Classic, which takes place at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday. A host of local stars set to headline the meeting, but Powell’s coach Stephen Francis had earlier revealed that the former 100m world record holder would not be featuring in any high-profiled match-ups and with world champion Yohan Blake entered in the 100m dash -…