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Djokovic motivated by talks of catching Federer in Slams


Top-ranked defending champion Novak ­Djokovic takes inspiration from talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men's Grand Slam singles titles.

Nadal, Thiem advance in Montreal

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem advanced into the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters on Wednesday, with Thiem achieving a personal best in Canada.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:33:41

Serena wins 1st match since Wimbledon

Serena Williams looked solid in her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, ­defeating 20th-ranked Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday at the WTA ­Toronto tournament.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/8 21:33:40

CA launches transgender and gender diversity policy

Cricket Australia (CA) unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to ensure transgender players can take part in the game at the highest levels.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:08:41

FIFA side-steps India row as plan splits sport

World body FIFA has told Indian soccer to sort out its differences after a move to hand the I-League's top-tier status to the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) drew a threat of legal action.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:08:40

Star guard aims for top performance

Arguably the best guard in Asia, Chinese men's national basketball team's star player Guo Ailun told the Global Times Thursday he is ready to help Team ­China to produce the best game they have got at the upcoming FIBA World Cup on home soil.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 21:06:54

Shaw ban raises questions for India

India's powerful cricket board is under pressure to bring its anti-doping procedures into line with world standards after questions were raised over the ban handed to teenage star Prithvi Shaw.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 20:13:41

Will this season see a fifth player lift the title and play every minute?

The new English Premier League season kicked off on Friday night with last season's runners-up Liverpool taking on newly promoted Norwich City. Jurgen Klopp's side ran champions Manchester City closer than anyone could have imagined last time out and they will want to go one better this campaign and finally put an end to their three-decade wait to be crowned champions of England for a 19th time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 20:08:40

Injury not fault of Warriors: Durant

Kevin Durant said the Golden State Warriors aren't responsible for the Achilles injury that likely will force him to sit out the 2019-20 season.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/8 20:08:40

PSG set to extend dominance

With or without Neymar, Paris St-Germain look set to continue their Ligue 1 dominance for another season with other clubs simply unable to match their huge spending power.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/8 20:03:40

PE teachers honored for innovation at Shanghai awards ceremony

PE teachers were honored with 100 awards for innovation at the Active Schools Innovation Awards in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 19:38:42