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American skiing star Lindsey Vonn misses St Moritz super-G with back injury

American skier Lindsey Vonn pulled out of Sunday's super-G in St Moritz after sustaining a back injury 24 hours previously.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/10 22:18:39

‘Brazilian storm’

Slightly built and aged just 10, Rickson Falcao looks no match for the waves crashing onto Brazil’s Atlantic coast, but within seconds of launching his board, the kid surfer is transformed.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/7 23:16:23

Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Cricket organizers must take pollution into account before allowing matches to go ahead, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) told the country's governing body for the sport on Thursday, after a smog-plagued Test match in New Delhi.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/7 22:38:40

Giro d’Italia 2018 on rocky ride in Holy Land

The race for the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey risks being overshadowed by a political rumpus over the 2018 edition's departure from Jerusalem, with ­Israeli protests and US diplomatic policy threatening carnage.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/12/7 22:38:40

2017 Youth Sailing World Championships to take place in Sanya

The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships will be launched on Dec. 9 to 16 in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/7 17:41:45

Dominant Talakhadze breaks two world records on final day of weightlifting worlds

Reigning Olympic champion Lasha Talakhadze broke the men's +105kg snatch and overall world records on his way to claiming a hat-trick of gold medals on the final day of the world weightlifting championships held in Anaheim, California on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/6 19:09:28

Sagan ends legal dispute over Tour disqualification

World champion Peter Sagan and the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Tuesday agreed to end the legal dispute about the rider's disqualification from this year's Tour de France. Sagan was sensationally kicked off the Tour for elbowing British rival Mark Cavendish in a hectic sprint finish to the fourth stage in Vittel.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/5 23:37:14

Root’s England roar back in Ashes thriller

Skipper Joe Root led a spirited English fightback to frustrate Australia and raise hopes of a miracle victory in the gripping second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/5 22:43:40

Usain Bolt overwhelmed by unveiling of statue where it all began

Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston’s ­National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/12/5 22:38:40

Steelers sink Bengals at last gasp

Chris Boswell’s 38-yard (34.7-meter) field goal as time expired lifted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, capping an injury- and penalty-ridden Monday night matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/12/5 22:38:39

Seahawks beat Falcons

Russell Wilson tossed three touchdown passes and Seattle's defence held the NFL's No.1 offense to a season low in points as the Seahawks upset the Philadelphia Eagles 24-10 on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/12/4 23:08:40

England strike back in Adelaide Test

The first day-night Ashes Test looked like turning into the tale of two captains’ decisions at the end of a third day when England finally put their hosts on the back foot at Adelaide Oval.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/12/4 23:03:40

Australia’s Marsh silences critics with unbeaten Ashes ton

Shaun Marsh answered his critics with a fighting unbeaten century to put Australia firmly in charge of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/3 22:33:40

Teenager Maurus breaks drought by winning frist US men's weightlifting world medal in 20 years(updated)

Host athlete Harrison Maurus broke the jinx for the United States as he won the country's first weightlifting world medals in 20 years with two bronzes in men's 77kg at the world championships held in Anaheim, California on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/3 16:36:57

Russian hotel 'prices compare favorably' to previous World Cups

Thousands of fans from 31 countries will be traveling to Russia next summer for the World Cup. Sputnik spoke to World Cup Russia's official accommodation partner about what sort of hotels they can expect. 2017/12/1 11:33:08

Charr not a German, yet

Manuel Charr had been touted as the man who ended Germany's 85-year wait for a world heavyweight champion, but as it turned out, he is not a German citizen.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/30 22:23:39

Chris Froome to bid for Grand Tour treble in 2018 Giro d’Italia

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome confirmed Wednesday he will race in next year’s Giro d’Italia as he bids to complete the treble of Grand Tour wins.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/30 22:18:15

US college football rankings shaken up

On Saturday, Auburn defeated Alabama 26-14 in the biggest rivalry game for both schools, dubbed The Iron Bowl. While Alabama's loss sent many Tide fans home in a devastated mood, it might have actually improved Alabama's chances to advance to this year's College Football Playoff (CFP).
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/29 22:33:39