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Rules loosened at sizzling Olympic test


Sailing authorities have loosened the rules on life jackets at their Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event to help athletes cool down, the latest sport to take measures to beat sweltering heat in the Japanese capital.

Balotelli open to playing for Brazil's Flamengo: reports

Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who has been looking for a new club since his contract with Marseille ended in June, is open to playing for Flamengo, the Rio de Janeiro side said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 19:28:41

Athletics legend Lewis lashes Trump

American sprint great Carl Lewis offered enthusiastic support for the Pan Am Games on Monday, but the nine-time Olympic champion had none for Donald Trump, branding the US president a "racist" and a "misogynist."
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/6 19:28:41

Organizers cancel Stage 4 after Lambrecht death

Organizers of the Tour of Poland have canceled Tuesday's scheduled fourth stage following the death of Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 17:43:41

Kontaveit downs Sharapova

Anett Kontaveit spoiled Maria Sharapova's return from injury Monday, rallying to beat the five-time Grand Slam champion 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA tournament in Toronto.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 17:43:40

Ex-England captain Rooney in talks over Derby player-coach role: reports

Former England captain Wayne Rooney is in advanced talks with Derby County about joining the Championship (second tier) club as player-coach, Sky Sports News reported Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/6 17:43:40

Man Utd rope in Maguire

Manchester United made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in history on Monday as the fallen giants of English football start building from the back in their bid to bridge the gap on champions Manchester City and Liverpool.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/6 17:38:41

Big3 battle

Greg Oden of the Aliens reaches for a loose ball in the second half against 3's Company during their Big3 basketball league game on Sunday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Aliens won 50-35.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/5 19:28:41

Stars survive preliminary at International Championship

Snooker star Ding Junhui survived a late scare Sunday in the preliminary round of the International Championship as he joined world stars vying for the top prize money of 175,000 pounds ($212,559). Ding overcame a late surge by German Simon Lichtenberg in the city of Daqing in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province to win 6-5.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:28:41

Hong claims open-water distance race win in Xingcheng

Hong Junhao from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province claimed the 2019 Xingcheng open-water distance swimming race with a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes and 36 seconds on Sunday, followed by female American swimmer Lauren Tininenko with 2:22:38.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:23:41

Tsitsipas enters ATP top five for the first time

Washington Open semifinalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has for the first time climbed into the top five of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/5 19:23:41