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China star Sun Yang attacked the media over negative coverage of Chinese swimmers after successfully defending his 400m freestyle title with gold in Sunday's final at the world swimming championships. The Olympic champion clocked three minutes 42.58 seconds to leave him nearly three seconds short of the event's world record he is chasing. Sun courted controversy in 2014 after it emerged he had served a three-month doping ban from the Chinese swimming authorities for taking a banned stimulant.
Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said Sunday, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused global outrage. A government statement said a crackdown on illegal hunting since Cecil's killing had led to the arrest of safari organiser Headman Sibanda. "Headman Sibanda's case is in connection with a lion that was killed by the other American in April," Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokeswoman Caroline Washaya-Moyo said.