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ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup starts in Shaoxing


Athletes compete in the junior short distance race at the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct.21, 2017.

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Mahrez snatches draw for Foxes

Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday, but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/17 19:43:39

Bodybuilding and Physique championship held in Mumbai, India

Body builders from different Indian states warm up at back stage prior to their performance during a Bodybuilding and Physique championship organised by Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 15, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 17:08:37

Federer closes on Nadal

Roger Federer has closed the gap on Rafael Nadal at the top of the latest ATP world rankings released on Monday following his victory over the Spaniard at the Shanghai Masters. Nadal remains well clear of Federer, but the Swiss maintains a chance of finishing the year as world No.1 after shaving more than 400 points off his lead.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/16 23:03:40

IOC feels disappointed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was disappointed the Austrian state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Preliminary results of a referendum showed Sunday that 53.35 percent of Tyrol residents opposed the bid. An IOC spokesman said it would have liked to continue its preliminary talks with Innsbruck, which is the state capital of Tyrol.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/16 23:03:40

Turner leads Dodgers to 2-0 NLCS lead

Justin Turner belted a three-run walkoff homer to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, extending their lead in the National League Championship Series (NLCS).
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 22:58:40

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, an NFL free agent who last year began the kneeling protest during US anthems that became a major controversy, has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 22:58:39

Navas set to return against Spurs

Real Madrid were boosted on Monday by the return of first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas from injury ahead of their Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/16 22:28:40

China up to fourth-best team in Asia

China have risen in the latest FIFA rankings released on Monday, leaping to 54th, and the fourth-placed team in Asia.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/16 22:28:40

Romelu Lukaku ‘relaxed’ over record against ‘Big Six’ in Premier League

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has brushed off criticism over his poor record against the Premier League's "Big Six" after a missed chance against Liverpool cost his side a potential win.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 22:28:40

Icardi hat trick lifts Inter in derby

Mauro Icardi scored a hat trick as Inter Milan kept pace with leaders Napoli with a 3-2 defeat of city rivals AC Milan in a fiery Serie A derby clash on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 22:28:39