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Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70


Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

European Tour to expand in China

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

City take big step toward title

Manchester City took a big step toward retaining the Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday sending them back to the top ...


Wallabies great Smith retires, to be defense coach in Japan

Wallabies great George Smith announced his retirement Tuesday after a stint with Bristol in the England Premiership, calling time on nearly 20 years playing rugby.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 19:08:41

Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/21 19:08:41

Warriors into 5th straight NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday and into a fifth straight NBA Finals.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 19:03:42

Murray optimistic about return, hints at doubles at Wimbledon

Andy Murray is confident he can return to competitive tennis and has hinted at a doubles spot at Wimbledon, inspired by American doubles great Bob Bryan's return from hip surgery.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 19:03:41

Xavi hangs up boots at 39

The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 besides helping Barcelona win two UEFA Champions League titles and eight La Liga titles, was cheered by poster-carrying fans at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran where already-eliminated Persepolis put on an improved display to register only their second win in six matches.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 19:03:41

Resurgent Bologna earn 'miracle' Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hailed his team for pulling off a "miracle" to secure their top-flight survival with a 3-3 draw at Lazio on Monday enough to keep the northerners in Serie A next season.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 19:03:40

Chinese curling star Wang Bingyu takes on new role ahead of Beijing 2022

China's most popular curling star and former world champion Wang Bingyu has taken on a new role as curling program director on the organizing committee for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 11:34:46

Koepka wins PGA for 4th major crown

Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to capture his second consecutive PGA Championship on Sunday, completing a wire-to-wire victory for his fourth major title in nerve-wracking fashion.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/20 19:08:40

China demands apology for 'very dirty' disqualification at Worlds in UK

China has demanded an apology and called for a lifetime ban on a referee who controversially awarded gold to a British competitor at the World Taekwondo Championships.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/20 19:08:40

Nadal notches 9th Rome title

Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 in the Italian Open final on Sunday to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/20 19:03:42