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Yes, Xu Can! Chinese boxer aiming high


Chinese boxer Xu Can defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world title on Sunday night, defeating Japan's Shun Kubo with a six-round technical knockout in his hometown of Fuzhou in East China's Jiangxi Province.

European Tour to expand in China

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

City take big step toward title

Manchester City took a big step toward retaining the Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday sending them back to the top ...


Italy closer to Euro 2020 with Bosnia victory

Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti hit back with second-half goals as Italy came from behind to beat Bosnia-­Herzegovina 2-1 to extend their perfect run in Euro 2020 qualifying to four games in Turin on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 18:53:40

Woods, Koepka ready for Open test

The 119th US Open at Pebble Beach has the makings of a classic as Tiger Woods returns to the scene of a signature triumph to take on a new generation of stars led by two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka. Koepka, 29, has a chance to do what only one golfer has done before him - win a third straight US Open title.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 18:48:40

Rebuilding Roma name Fonseca as new coach

Paulo Fonseca was named new Roma coach on Tuesday, as the Serie A club look to bounce back from a traumatic season that saw them go through two managers and fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:43:40

Woods primed for return to Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods returns to the scene of his greatest performance for this week's US Open at Pebble Beach, no longer necessarily the man to beat but a definite threat to win his 16th major title.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/11 19:38:41

Tony Parker announces retirement

Former San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker confirmed his retirement from basketball on Monday after 18 seasons in the NBA.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:38:40

Argentina hold Japan for historic first point at Women's World Cup

Japan failed to break down a determined and well-organized Argentine defense in Paris on Monday in the first goalless draw of the Women's World Cup.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:28:40

Fifteen Serie A clubs oppose ECL reforms

Fifteen Serie A clubs have come out against the European Club Association's (ECA) controversial plans to reform the European Champions League (ECL), which are being backed by Italian giants Juventus, according to reports in Italy on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:23:42

Spain cruise past Sweden 3-0

Sergio Ramos and Alvaro ­Morata both scored penalties as Spain beat Sweden 3-0 on Monday to keep their perfect start to Euro 2020 qualifying intact.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:23:42

Warriors keep hopes alive

Clutch three-pointers by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson enabled the defending champions Golden State Warriors to edge Toronto 106-105 on Monday and sustain their hopes of winning a third consecutive NBA Finals.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/11 19:23:40

Newspaper mistakenly prints Blues' parade plan before potentially decisive Game 6

The St. Louis Blues are already considering where to hold their victory parade if they beat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, a letter from the club owner revealed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/10 20:18:41