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Gao Tingyu: I hope I can win the gold in Beijing


Chinese skater Gao Tingyu grabbed a bronze medal with 34.65 seconds in the men's 500 meters speed skating at PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Monday. Gao became the first Chinese man to win a speed skating's medal in Winter Olympics. The gold winner from Norway, Havard Lorentzen, finished 34.41 seconds, 0.01 faster than South Korea's Cha Min-kyu.

King James eyes history

LeBron James added another impressive entry to his bulging collection of assorted records and statistical milestones on Tuesday after becoming the youngest player in NBA history to amass 30,000 points.

NFL: Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons on Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.


No Olympics for 'cleared' Russians: IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday the 15 Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by world sport's highest tribunal will not be invited to this month's ­Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/5 21:48:41

Froome to start season in Spain under doping cloud

Chris Froome will begin his 2018 season at this month's Ruta del Sol, Team Sky announced Monday, with the British rider “confident” there will be progress on a probe into an adverse doping test.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:48:41

Warming up

North Korean short-track speed skater Jong Kwang-bom (second from left) attends a training session with Olympic Athletes from Russia – Russian athletes with no history of doping – at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea prior to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:48:40

Marbury to retire after 22-year career

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury confirmed Monday on social media that the Beijing Fly Dragons' final game of the season at home on Sunday will be the “final cry” of his 22-year playing career.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/5 21:48:40

Super upset

The Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New England Patriots with an upset 41-33 victory to claim their first Super Bowl on Sunday after a late Tom Brady fumble ended the veteran quarterback's tilt at history.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:18:39

Celtics edge Blazers

Al Horford rattled in a fadeaway jumper as the buzzer sounded to lift the Boston Celtics to a 97-96 NBA win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:08:39

DPRK confirms sending senior official to S. Korea for Olympics

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) confirmed Monday that it will send a delegation led by its head of state to South Korea for the upcoming Winter Olympics amid what has been a joint effort by the two Koreas to exhibit reconciliation during the sports event.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 14:51:08

China's short-track team arrives in South Korea

China's medal contenders, the short-track speed skating national team composed of 9 athletes, 9 coaches and other assisting staffs have arrived in PyeongChang on Saturday.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/5 11:41:10

Fresh doping scandal on eve of Olympics

More than 50 cross-country skiers set to race at the Winter Olympics, which opens Friday, have returned suspicious blood data at least once in their ­careers, according to a report.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 22:23:41

Boxing could face expulsion from Olympic Games, 'extremely worried' IOC warns

Boxing could be knocked out of the next Olympic Games if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is not satisfied that problems with the sport's ­finances and governance are sorted out, IOC President Thomas Bach warned Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/4 22:23:40