Chinese pair take crown in Saitama

China's Olympic silver medalists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong took the pairs skating crown at the World Championships on Thursday after a breathtaking free skate at the Saitama Super Arena.

Number's up

There are certain shirt numbers in some football teams that are iconic. The number 10 for Brazil and Argentina evokes memories of Pele and Maradona, or Neymar and Messi. Similarly, ...

No sub-two hour marathon before 2032

An elusive sub-two hour marathon will finally be run in 2032, but women are unlikely to ever breach the magical mark, according to modelling released by scientists Wednesday.

WESG 2019: Changing the face of eSports

Wei Jizhong might seem at first sight an unusual champion for eSports.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 19:28:40

The Italian impact

Italian soccer great Fabio Cannavaro has surprised many as he takes the reins of the Chinese national football team for the China Cup friendly series, while he remains as the head coach of Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou Evergrande.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 19:22:14

Novak says all good with Roger, Rafa

Novak Djokovic played down a reported rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, saying he welcomed their views on the controversial ousting of ATP Chairman Chris Kermode.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 17:48:41

Chinese, Croatian national teams set to play at NBA Summer League 2019

The NBA announced on Wednesday that the Chinese and Croatian national teams will join all 30 NBA teams to compete at the NBA Summer League 2019, marking the first time that the league features two international teams.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 8:40:02

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic torch with cherry blossom design

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic committee unveiled the official relay torch for the Games today, featuring Japan's iconic cherry blossoms.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:15:28

French rugby to trial tackle law changes

Amateur rugby clubs in France will trial law changes which include lowering the height of a tackle and banning tackles by two players next season, the French Rugby Federation's (FFR) technical director Didier Retiere said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 19:53:41

Cycling takeover raises issues

Team Sky's takeover by chemical ­giant Ineos raises questions of financial fair play in cycling as the new outfit is expected to increase its monetary advantage over rival teams.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/20 19:53:41

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil 'sakura' cherry blossom Olympic torch

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.
Source: Agencies | 2019/3/20 19:53:40

Lee out of Malaysian Open in blow to Olympic hopes

Badminton great Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of next month's Malaysian Open, despite being given the all-clear after cancer, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 18:58:40

Big win for PSG as financial probe dropped

Paris Saint-Germain won a major victory Tuesday when the world's top sports court backed the French champions against European soccer's governing body UEFA over club finances.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 18:53:42