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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.


Harden completes set as Rockets trounce Hawks

Houston Rockets star James Harden carved a piece of NBA history on Tuesday after a 31-point haul against the Atlanta Hawks made him the first player to score at least 30 points against every team in the league in the same season.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 18:53:41

Masters champ Reed set to defend 1st major title

Patrick Reed says he's mentally stronger with better shotmaking entering the Masters than he was last year when he won the green jacket, even if his results don't show it.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 19:28:41

Germany's Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on scoring list

Dirk Nowitzki, who helped revolutionize the game as a big man with a potent long-range jump shot, passed Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 19:28:40

Japan Olympic chief Takeda to step down

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said Tuesday he will step down from his position when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/19 19:23:40

48-team World Cup too much and too long for Qatar: Xavi

Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says FIFA should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/19 17:18:42

'Burning' Yuzuru Hanyu to break pain barrier at world championships

Japan's “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu declared “mission complete” Tuesday in his race to be fit for the world figure skating championships, while admitting his injured ankle was still not 100 percent.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 17:18:42

Loew goes all-in ahead of friendly

Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes to prove his critics wrong and open 2019 with a win when his new-look team host Serbia in a friendly in Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 17:18:41

Head down, feet forward

Spanish soccer players take part in a training session on Monday in Madrid, Spain. Spain will host Norway on Saturday in their first qualifying match for Euro 2020.
Source: IC | 2019/3/19 17:18:41

Spurs beat Warriors to extend streak

The San Antonio Spurs rolled to their season-­best ninth straight win by toppling the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors with a 111-105 victory on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 17:18:40

Afghanistan beat Ireland for historic first Test win

Afghanistan's cricket team claimed a historic first Test win on Monday as they beat Ireland by seven wickets.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 19:28:40