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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.


Aussie FA slammed for backing Asian soccer boss Sheikh Salman's new term

Australia's soccer body announced its support for the re-election of under-fire Asian soccer chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa on Monday, drawing criticism from a prominent campaigner who called it “sickening.”
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 19:28:40

Thiem topples 'legend' Federer

Dominic Thiem claimed his first Masters 1,000 title after coming from a set down to defeat Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in Indian Wells.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/18 19:28:39

Sheshan hosts half marathon

Sheshan of Shanghai hosted an international half marathon on Sunday, with more than 10,000 runners from 26 countries and regions participating.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 19:21:29

Japan's 'Uncle Olympics' dies just short of 2020 Games

A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every Summer Games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 18:03:40

Inter edge Milan in five-goal derby thriller

Inter Milan moved above city rivals AC Milan into third place in Serie A with an exhilarating 3-2 derby victory at San Siro that ended a five-match winning run for Gennaro Gattuso's hosts.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/18 18:03:40

Superb Messi hat trick blows away Betis

Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an outstanding hat trick in Barcelona's 4-1 win at Real Betis, which put the Catalans 10 points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games remaining.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/18 18:03:40

Sixers beat Bucks to clinch postseason spot

Joel Embiid scored 40 points and 15 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers overcame Giannis Antetokounmpo's career-high 52 points to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 and clinch a playoff berth on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 18:03:39

Bottas upstages Hamilton at Aussie GP

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever.”
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 19:38:39

Consistency crucial for bodybuilders: Miller

For the would-be bodybuilder, intensity and consistency of training are the most important keys to maintaining fitness, says former bodybuilding world champion Doug Miller.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 19:38:19

Spence overpowers Garcia to retain IBF welter title

Errol Spence Jr solidified his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world with 12-round master-class performance over challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 19:33:39