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Blood and sport

When 70,000 fans cram into Japan's Yokohama stadium for the Rugby World Cup final, few will be aware of the area's rich rugby history which stretches back more than 150 years and includes one of the world's oldest clubs.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/22 22:03:41

S.Americans lead the charge in starless Vuelta

South America has become a hotbed of elite cycling in recent years and could be set for a hat-trick of Grand Tour wins as the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain) begins on Saturday with the list of favorites dominated by riders from Andean nations.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/8/22 21:53:42

China-ASEAN rally tour to start in Sep

The annual China-ASEAN International Touring Assembly and the ASEAN-China Journalists Rally (CAITA) is set to be held from September 9 to 28, organizers said.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/22 21:45:10

All Blacks stars snub shot at Olympic sevens glory in Tokyo Games

New Zealand Rugby revealed Thursday that no current All Blacks will represent their country in sevens at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/22 21:38:42

Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test after concussion

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering concussion, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/20 19:08:41

China's Lin Dan, Chen Long reach second round at badminton worlds

China's Lin Dan and Chen Long, who won a total of three Olympic champions and seven world titles between them, both advanced to the second round of the World Championships on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/8/20 8:48:25

Ditch battle!

Zhang Weili began her journey to a UFC title shot aged 6, spurred on by a mother who made her jump out of ditches to toughen her up in case she needed to fend off violent men.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/15 19:28:41

Leisure games kicks off

The national leisure games kicked off in Rizhao in East China's Shandong Province on Tuesday, with around 2,000 athletes participating.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/15 16:49:56

Drug-hit hosts Thailand fail to lift ban for weightlifting world championships

Thai weightlifters will not be allowed to compete at the world championships despite the country hosting the event, the sport's global body confirmed Wednesday, dashing hopes of a late reprieve after a doping scandal.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/14 19:13:41

Indian great Dravid cleared of conflict of interest

India's cricket board has cleared batting great Rahul Dravid of conflict of interest charges after he was made head of the national cricket academy while working for a company that owns an Indian Premier League (IPL) team.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/14 17:13:41

Judd Trump: 'No pressure' defending crown

Reigning world No.1 Judd Trump said he feels no pressure defending his position of the world leader in snooker after winning the International Championship on Sunday.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/13 19:33:40

Israel Folau disappears from social media

Fallen rugby star Israel Folau's social media accounts, which he used to promote the homophobic comments that got him sacked, disappeared Monday on the eve of a court hearing into his dismissal.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/12 17:28:39

Qingdao celebrates maritime festival

Qingdao in East China's Shandong Province is celebrating its maritime festival which runs from August 9 to 18, with yachting races taking center stage.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/11 19:33:40

Ding remains China's favorite snooker player

Chinese snooker star Ding Junhui remains the most popular Chinese athlete in the sport even though he was knocked out in the quarterfinals at the World Snooker International Championship.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/11 19:28:39

Wallabies coach Cheika dismisses 'Mickey Mouse' jibe from Hansen

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika shrugged off being called “Mickey Mouse” by All Blacks opposite number Steve Hansen, insisting on Thursday it didn't bother him as the heat was turned up ahead of their blockbuster Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/8 21:33:42

CA launches transgender and gender diversity policy

Cricket Australia (CA) unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to ensure transgender players can take part in the game at the highest levels.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/8 21:08:41

Shaw ban raises questions for India

India's powerful cricket board is under pressure to bring its anti-doping procedures into line with world standards after questions were raised over the ban handed to teenage star Prithvi Shaw.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/8 20:13:41

PE teachers honored for innovation at Shanghai awards ceremony

PE teachers were honored with 100 awards for innovation at the Active Schools Innovation Awards in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/7 19:38:42