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Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei announces retirement

China's world silver-medalist high jumper Zhang Guowei, renowned for his flamboyant twerking celebrations, has stunned fans by announcing his retirement aged 28.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 18:13:40

Sports habits that could change after coronavirus

As the coronavirus brings the international sports calendar to a grinding halt, AFP Sport looks at three long-standing habits which could change forever once competition resumes.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 17:58:40

NFL expects to play full season

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/1 17:08:40

Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France's fate

Less than three months before the Tour de France's scheduled start, the possibility of cycling's greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organizers have thrown up a wall of silence.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/1 17:03:40

Is virus virtual sports game changer?

With an unprecedented captive audience of 3 billion people in coronavirus lockdown virtual sports events are wooing fans after traditional live sports were shut down and public gatherings banned in many countries.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/30 17:38:41

NFL instructs clubs to close team facilities amid pandemic

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed clubs to close all team facilities, stepping up league efforts to combat the spread of new coronavirus.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 17:03:40

English cricket facing uncertain season

Despite the early spring chill, English cricketers would normally be turning their thoughts to outdoor practice. Instead, they face a prolonged period in limbo.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 16:58:43

Brady focused on future with Buccaneers

Tom Brady, who has landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl titles with New England, says he's looking forward, not back, and is eager to get up to speed with his new team.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 16:53:40

Let's 'wipe it clean': Carl Lewis

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis on Sunday called for the 2020 athletics season to be scrapped and July's Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/23 17:23:41

3 Chinese fencers infected with coronavirus in Hungary

Three Chinese national fencing athletes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after participating in a fencing event earlier this month in Hungary. The team is the first Chinese national team to confirm players have been infected with the coronavirus.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/20 18:18:56

Australia aiming to hold T20 World Cup as scheduled

Cricket Australia (CA) is aiming to hold the men's Twenty20 World Cup as scheduled this year despite the escalating coronavirus pandemic, but admitted the situation is fluid.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/19 17:38:43

Tom Brady leaves Patriots

Tom Brady announced his departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, ending a glittering career with the franchise which spanned 20 years and six Super Bowl victories. Brady, 42, confirmed his departure in a series of posts on social media but did not divulge where he will play next season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/18 17:48:40

Derbies could fill the void of suspended Super Rugby

Super Rugby is exploring domestic derbies as a way of resuming competition after its coronavirus suspension, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle said Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/17 18:38:42

Gloomy outlook for world sport

Silent stadiums and empty venues made for a gloomy weekend for sports fans but the fear on Monday was it could only get worse amid the widening coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/17 18:28:40

Denmark's Axelsen wins All England

Viktor Axelsen became the first Dane to win the All England title for 21 years when he beat Chinese Taipei's top seed Chou Tien-chen with ease in Birmingham on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/16 19:23:40

Major leagues have entered eSports, but how many will watch?

In a windowless room in downtown Washington, the city's most promising new basketballers are honing their skills and readying to compete against adversaries they sometimes don't even meet.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/13 14:38:47

NBA suspends season

Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears on Wednesday, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/12 18:03:40

Three F1 team members tested for virus at Aussie GP

Three staff members of Formula One teams have been isolated at the Australian Grand Prix while tests are conducted to see if they have coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday. Two were from the Haas Formula One team and one from McLaren.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/11 17:28:43