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Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:54pm

Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the second hole during first round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament in AugustaGolfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, Australia's number three golfer, was first in the race to qualify for Rio alongside compatriot and world number one Jason Day after former U.S. Masters champion Adam Scott ruled himself out of the tournament last month. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed world number 35 Leishman had become the first prospective Australian Olympian to withdraw from Rio over the Zika virus.


LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:50pm

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 Game 2 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. It keeps the side on track to claim the first NBA championship for the franchise.


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