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Semenya challenges gender rules

Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that could force her to lower her testosterone levels.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/18 20:08:42

Australia's top sports vow to address, close gender pay gap

Australia's major sporting organizations Monday threw their weight behind a drive to close the pay gap between top male and female athletes, drawing on a landmark cricket deal in the push for more equality.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/18 20:08:39

Denny Hamlin outlasts chaos to win wreck-filled Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin withstood three major late-race wrecks Sunday to win the 61st Daytona 500, an emotional triumph the American dedicated to former team co-owner J.D. Gibbs, who died last month. Hamlin captured his 33rd career top-level US stock car series victory and his second at Daytona after 2016.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/18 17:38:40

Williams miss first day of testing in Barcelona

The Williams Formula One team have blamed delays on preparing their 2019 car for sitting out the first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/17 19:23:40

China's Su takes second straight indoor men's 60m win at Birmingham

Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian won the men's 60 meters title with a season best of 6.47 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/2/17 17:58:40

Santa Cruz retains WBA feather title

Mexico's Leo Santa Cruz defended his World Boxing Association featherweight title on Saturday, dominating compatriot Rafael Rivera to win by unanimous 12-round decision.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/17 17:58:39

Lindsey Vonn retires

Lindsey Vonn will bow out not only as one of the most successful skiers of all time, but also one of the most recognizable sportswomen in the world, bringing stardust to the pistes.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/14 18:13:40

Japanese swim queen Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Japan swim queen Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia, the 18-year-old tweeted Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/12 20:33:42

International skiers take to the slopes in Pakistan

Skiers descend in long, rhythmic swoops down pristine white slopes in northern Pakistan, braking in a spray of snow as soldiers carrying semi-­automatic weapons watch impassively.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/11 20:03:39

Cult hero Stephen Donald set for Super Rugby return at 35

Fly-half Stephen Donald will return to Super Rugby at the grand old age of 35, more than seven years after he gained cult status by kicking New Zealand to victory in the 2011 World Cup final, the Waikato Chiefs announced Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/11 19:58:40

Uno wins Four Continents men's title as Sui, Han return with pairs gold

Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno seized the men's title at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Saturday with the highest-scoring free skate of the season.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/10 20:48:40

No break for Chinese winter sports athletes in Europe this Lunar New Year

Thousands of miles away from China, where families and friends are gathering to celebrate the Lunar New Year, many Chinese athletes are sweating on snow-covered slopes, hills and ice tracks across Europe.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/2/7 19:49:45

Opera director sacked over esports event

The director of Kyrgyzstan's main opera hall was fired for allowing an eSports tournament to be held there, officials said Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/1/31 20:08:40

Alpine ski orienteering makes headway

Winter is the time to enjoy skiing, but skiing downhill repeatedly seems monotonous for some skilled skiers, and they are searching for a new format of skiing.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/1/31 17:13:40

Chinese youth league sets sail

The China youth sailing league's first competition of 2019 ended on Wednesday in Zhanjiang, South China's Guangdong Province.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/1/31 17:08:42

Laixi to stage 2019 event

The 2019 World Leisure Games will be held in Laixi district of Qingdao in East China's Shandong Province from April to October, organizers announced Wednesday.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/1/31 17:08:41

Goff eyes Super Bowl jackpot

Three years after the Los Angeles Rams bet their future on ­Jared Goff, the young quarterback is set to deliver the jackpot.
Soure:AFP: 2019/1/30 19:33:40

Hong Kong swimming star Au targets Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Look close and you might notice tiny silver digits. "00:59.99" is embossed on her grey Nike Air Max sneakers.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/1/30 18:15:48