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Astros beat Yankees 4-0 in Game 7


The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.

From striker to statesman

Career politicians are comfortable with the political football but one breed of politician might be even more so - the ones who made a career kicking a ball about before ...

Adding insult to injury

The commonly held view among fans and the media is that the multimillionaires we pay to watch play top-level soccer are not actually that smart. While much of that view ...


AIBA chief suspended

Wu Ching-ko, the chief of amateur boxing's governing body AIBA, has been temporarily suspended in an ongoing power struggle involving accusations of financial mismanagement.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 22:48:40

Venus shakes off rust with win over Ozaki

Venus Williams raced through her opening match in the WTA Hong Kong Open on Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Risa Ozaki.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 22:48:40

‘Unwell’ Nick Kyrgios sorry for walk-off

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios apologized and said he had been unwell after he stormed off court to loud boos midway through his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 22:48:39

More history for Iceland

Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next year’s finals with a 1-0 win over Georgia.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 22:48:39

Beijing Winter Olympics high-speed train design unveiled

The design of the trains that will run on a new high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, co-hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics, was unveiled in Beijing Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 14:10:27

Valverde to skip Tour

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde will skip next year’s Tour de France as he feels he will not be among the favorites and his Movistar team have what it takes to win it without him.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/9 22:33:39

Garcia out of Tianjin

Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers said Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/9 22:28:40

McIlroy plots ambitious haul after injury-marred 2017

Rory McIlroy has set his sights on becoming the best non-American golfer of all time, and plans to return stronger than ever after completing an injury-marred season that has seen the Briton drop to sixth in the world rankings.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/9 22:28:40

Battling Stosur feeling ‘100 percent’

Former US Open champion Sam Stosur declared she felt “100 percent” again after she battled into the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open in three sets on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 22:28:39

Intense concentration

Shah Masood of Pakistan (right) plays a shot during the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Ground in Dubai on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 22:23:40