Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom". The Qatar-based broadcaster said it would appeal the "grotesque" verdict as soon as the Cairo court has explained its decision, and would also "intensify" its campaign to get its reporters freed. At a press conference at its Doha headquarters, the network's head of litigation Farah Al Muftah said Al-Jazeera would not give up.
Usain Bolt capped a memorable world championships by winning a third gold on Saturday as anchor of Jamaica's 4x100m relay team, while the United States were disqualified to hand China a shock silver. Bolt ran a blistering final leg at a packed Bird's Nest stadium, hurtling through the line in 37.36 seconds after team-mates Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade had successfully got the baton around. The US quartet of 100m bronze and silver medallists Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin, and fellow finalists Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, were initially awarded silver before being disqualified over a botched final handover which strayed beyond the passover limit.