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Lee announces comeback bid


Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei on Thursday said he plans to return to badminton after successful treatment for nose cancer, insisting he had no intention of retiring.

Jekyll and Hyde

Manchester United are fast becoming the most Jekyll and Hyde of soccer teams. Last week against Bournemouth, fans could have been forgiven for thinking that the pink shirts of the ...

Venezuela's skinny sumos fight to keep weight on

Their physique may be a far cry from the celebrated bulk of Japan's mammoth fighters, but athletes like Walter Rivas are beginning to make a name for themselves - and ...


Rose scores 50 as Wolves play Jazz

Derrick Rose dusted off his MVP costume, dropping a career-high 50 points to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 128-125 win over Utah in a NBA Northwest Division showdown on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/1 22:53:41

Swedish F1 racer Ericsson jumps to IndyCar for 2019

Swedish Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson, never better than an eighth-place finisher over five F1 seasons, will jump to IndyCar next year, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 22:28:43

Heat could make 2020 marathon 'deadly'

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organizers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30 am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 22:28:42

In-form Djokovic eases past Sousa

Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world No.1 ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 22:28:41

Qatar Airways mulling EPL sponsorship 'options': boss

The boss of Qatar Airways said Wednesday his company was considering "several options" for a potential sponsorship deal in the English Premier League (EPL).
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/31 22:28:40

'Why not?' FIFA boss Infantino says 48 teams 'feasible' for Qatar World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that soccer's governing body is looking into the possibility of increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup and sharing the hosting rights of an expanded tournament with other nations in the region.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/31 22:23:43

4th-tier club give Bayern scare

Fourth-tier part-timers Roedinghausen made mighty Bayern Munich work for a 2-1 away win in the second round of the German Cup on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 22:23:42

Leonard back as Raptors down Sixers

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points as the Toronto Raptors bounced back from their first loss of the season to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in a hard-fought Eastern Conference duel on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 22:23:41

Chinese league finishes maiden stop

The Chinese sailing league completed its ­maiden stop on Monday in Binhai of Weifang in East China's Shandong Province, with Gao Mengfan claiming the title in the men's distance race.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/10/30 22:33:43

Solari takes first training session

Santiago Solari took charge of his first training session as interim Real Madrid coach on Tuesday.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/10/30 22:33:42