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World rally crown goes to the wire in Australia as Ogier leads Neuville by 3 points

Only three points separate Sebastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville after 12 rounds and thousands of kilometers as the World Rally Championship goes to the wire in Australia this week.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/15 22:33:42

Death of Thai boy inflames debate on Muay Thai's young dreamers

A child boxer who died after being hit repeatedly in the head during a Muay Thai bout was mourned Wednesday, alongside wreaths and his fighting shorts, as calls mount for a ban on children entering the ring.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:13

Pitch concerns for Mexico City game between Chiefs, Rams

Field condition concerns have NFL officials monitoring the Estadio Azteca playing surface ahead of Monday's Mexico City showdown between the season's top clubs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:12

Calgary 2026 Olympic bid in peril

Calgary's hopes of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics were dashed on Tuesday after citizens voted resoundingly against the western Canadian city's plan to bid for the Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/11/14 22:05:12

Hamilton cool on expansion to new countries

World champion Lewis Hamilton has questioned Formula One's policy of organizing ­races in new countries after this month's announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:11

Finnish boxer Potkonen trains indoors to avoid Delhi's air pollution

Finnish boxer Mira Potkonen said Thursday she would train indoors to avoid Delhi's notorious smog as other athletes in the Indian capital for the world championships fret about their health.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:10

Ocon, Verstappen offer glimpse of future

Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen supplied a glimpse of Formula One's future with their impassioned battle on and off the track at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:10

'Garlic Girls'

The "Garlic Girls" South Korean curling team who became a media sensation with their unlikely run to this year's Olympic final have ­accused their coaches of exploitation and verbal abuse as their sporting dreams turn sour.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/14 22:05:09

Manning silences critics to spark Giants' comeback victory over 49ers

Eli Manning shrugged off speculation about his future to lead the New York Giants to a come-from-behind 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/13 22:03:40

Ohtani and Acuna voted Rookies of the Year

Los Angeles Angels pitching and hitting star Shohei Ohtani and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr were named Major League Baseball's Rookies of the Year on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/13 22:03:39

Brazilian F1 GP faces an uncertain future

Interlagos served up a tense and lively thriller on Sunday but the long-term future of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix remains uncertain.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/11/12 21:18:40

Xie Bin eyes gold belt after Singapore win

China's rising mixed martial arts (MMA) star Xie Bin said he hopes to win a gold belt within three years after taking an easy win over Malaysian Hisyam Samsudin three minutes 19 seconds into their bantamweight bout.
Soure:Global Times: 2018/11/11 21:23:39

Kenyan double as Misoi and Muriuki win Athens Classic Marathon

Kenya's Brimin Kipkorir Misoi won the 36th Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday, clocking the 42.195-kilometer distance in two hours, 10 minutes and 56 seconds.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/11 21:18:40

Senators rally past Lightning

Brady Tkachuk, Colin White and Ryan Dzingel scored within a 10-minute span in the third period on Saturday night for the Ottawa Senators, who stormed back to earn a wild 6-4 win over the hosting Tampa Bay Lightning.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/11/11 21:18:39

Tough road ahead for Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton makes an emotional return to the scene of his greatest early-career pain and joy this weekend when he leads Mercedes' bid to seal a fifth consecutive constructors' world championship.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/8 23:53:49

Venezuela's skinny sumos fight to keep weight on

Their physique may be a far cry from the celebrated bulk of Japan's mammoth fighters, but athletes like Walter Rivas are beginning to make a name for themselves - and the noble sport of sumo wrestling - in Venezuela.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/8 23:53:40

China's Xiong unfazed by opponent's withdrawal

China's female mixed martial arts star Xiong Jingnan looked unfazed over opponent Angela Lee's sudden retirement from Friday's One Championship bout.
Soure:Global Times: 2018/11/8 21:53:41

Lee announces comeback bid

Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei on Thursday said he plans to return to badminton after successful treatment for nose cancer, insisting he had no intention of retiring.
Soure:AFP: 2018/11/8 21:48:42