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ESports levels up with SEA Games debut

ESports took a step into the sporting mainstream on Thursday as it made its debut at the Southeast Asian Games, becoming a medal event for the first time at an Olympic-recognized multisport competition.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/5 21:13:40


Israel Folau said Wednesday he had been “vindicated” after a surprise settlement with Rugby Australia ended the former Wallaby's divisive, multimillion dollar lawsuit over his sacking for anti-gay comments.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/4 23:23:40

Winner sheds tears in Manila

Philippines weightlifter Kristel Macrohon claimed a tearful Southeast Asian Games gold medal as the regional Olympics got back into full swing on Wednesday, a day after being battered by a deadly typhoon.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/4 20:58:40

Blake slams IAAF chief for 'killing' athletics

Ace Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has slammed world athletics chief Sebastian Coe for taking away track and field disciplines such as the 200 meters from next year's Diamond League.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/3 21:38:40

Williamson hails 'hard work'

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England in Hamilton on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/3 21:33:45

Pairs Yan/Li, Wen/Wang win beach volleyball finals

Shanghai team member Yan Yanyang and Jiangsu team member Li Jie paired up to win the national men's beach volleyball final on Sunday, as the Xinjiang team of Wen Shuhui and Wang Jingzhe claimed the women's championship.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/12/3 21:08:40

Kenyans dominate Nanning Marathon

Kenyans placed first in the men's and women's races during Sunday's Nanning Marathon in the capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/12/2 21:58:41

Olympic champ Mayer nabs long-awaited super-G win at Lake Louise

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Matthias Mayer won the first super-G of the men's alpine ski season Sunday, edging the discipline's reigning World Cup champion Dominik Paris at Lake Louise.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/2 21:08:40

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen confirms Japan move

Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed Monday he is taking up a role with the Toyota Verblitz in Japan's Top League.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/2 21:03:41

Australia seal series in Adelaide

Spin king Nathan Lyon snared five wickets, including dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq, as Australia wore down a stubborn Pakistan to clinch the second Test and wrap up the series 2-0 Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/2 21:03:40

Texans topple Patriots; Ravens edge 49ers

Deshaun Watson passed for three touchdowns and caught another as the Houston Texans beat the New England Patriots for the first time in a decade with a 28-22 win on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/2 20:58:40

All Blacks star Savea to miss Hurricanes Super season

All Blacks star Ardie Savea is to miss most of the 2020 Super Rugby season after announcing Sunday he is to undergo surgery following an injury suffered in the World Cup semi-final loss to England.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/1 21:18:40

Pakistan fight to avoid defeat in Australia

Pakistan was battling to stave off defeat in the day-night second Test against Australia on Sunday after being forced to follow on, with Tim Paine's men needing seven wickets to clinch the series 2-0.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/1 21:18:40

Gao wins Olympic qualifier

Gao Mengfan of Team Sichuan claimed the national Olympic sailing qualifier race on Friday, as he outperformed his domestic rivals in the RS:X competition.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/12/1 20:50:42

Changxing hosts marathon

More than 10,000 runners participated in the Changxing Marathon in Changxing, East China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday, with Chinese distance running ace Li Zicheng claiming the men's race.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/11/28 21:48:40

Beach volleyball season finals

The national beach volleyball tour final was in full swing on Thursday in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, as more than 160 Chinese athletes competed for the top domestic prize in the four-day contest.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/11/28 21:43:40

Russia denounces proposed doping ban as 'politicized'

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping coverup as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing.
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/28 21:28:40

Emotional cricketers pay tribute to Hughes

Australia's cricketers have paid moving tribute to Phillip Hughes on the fifth anniversary of his death, gathering on the Adelaide Oval pitch to remember him after his death in a freak on-field accident.
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/28 21:08:40