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Patriots to kick off 2019 season against Steelers

The New England Patriots will open their 2019 campaign with a blockbuster clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL ­revealed Wednesday as the schedule for the league's centenary season was unveiled.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/18 19:58:43

Complicated and uncertain

A push to sack Israel Folau over his anti-gay comments could pose problems for Rugby Australia and its boss Raelene Castle, with expensive consequences at stake for both sides. The devoutly Christian player has opted to challenge a decision to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs over homophobic social media posts.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/18 19:53:40

Blue Jackets complete sweep

The Tampa Bay Lightning were sent crashing out of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday as the Columbus Blue Jackets completed a stunning first-round clean sweep with a 7-3 victory in Ohio.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/17 19:33:41

Xianlin hosts half marathon

Xianlin in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province hosted a half marathon on Sunday, with 12,000 runners participating.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/4/17 16:13:55

Formula 1 in talks over 2nd China GP

Formula One is in talks with six local governments in China this week about holding a second Grand Prix in the country, a senior Formula One official told AFP, with a Beijing road race said to have been floated.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/16 19:48:40

Petr Mrazek shines as Hurricanes rout Capitals

The Carolina Hurricanes made their first home playoff game in a decade a successful one by trouncing the defending Stanley Cup champions Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/16 18:43:42

Smith, Warner recalled for World Cup defense

The return of Steve Smith and David Warner to Australia's squad for the Cricket World Cup came as little surprise on Monday but selectors still managed to cause a stir by omitting strike bowler Josh Hazlewood and in-form batsman Peter Handscomb.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/4/15 20:23:42

London given hosting right of world para swimming ch'ships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/15 20:23:42

James Horwill to retire at end of this season

Former Australian rugby captain James Horwill announced Monday he is to retire at the end of the season.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/15 20:13:41

Ethiopians sweep Paris Marathon

Ethiopian Abrha Milaw upstaged two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata to win the Paris Marathon on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/14 22:18:42

Momota grabs Singapore Open title

Japan's Kento Momota withstood a barrage of smashes from Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to rally for a thrilling 10-21, 21-19, 21-13 victory on Sunday in the Singapore Open final.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/14 22:18:42

Great drivers, landmark event not enough to bring back fans

Lewis Hamilton led the Mercedes to a one-two finish with his teammate Valtteri Bottas at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, but their third top-two podium finish in a row seemed not enough to ignite the Chinese audience.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/4/14 22:16:51

Xinjiang's Jimsar county to host marathon in June

The 2019 Tianshan Marathon will be held on June 30 in Jimsar county, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, organizers announced on Saturday at a press conference.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/4/13 15:45:00

Rising Ferrari star Charles Leclerc vows to shut out hype

Fast-rising Ferrari star Charles Leclerc said on Thursday that he must shut out the growing hype surrounding him if he is to win his maiden Formula One race.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/11 20:08:41

IAAF ethics board closes probe into Coe

The world athletics governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has closed an ethics investigation into its president Sebastian Coe after finding there was no basis on which "any disciplinary case could be established" that he had "intentionally misled" a British Parliamentary Committee in 2015.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/4/11 20:03:46

Young star Leclerc eyes victory in Shanghai

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is gunning for his first win this week in China after cruelly missing out in Bahrain as Formula One's 1,000th race coincides with the emergence of a bright new star.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/11 19:58:41

Chinese arm-wrestling mania

Muscles bulging and veins popping, two Chinese arm wrestlers lock eyes and then their hands, until the referee shouts “Go!”
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/11 19:43:40

Australia captain Meg Lanning calls for more women's Test cricket

Australia captain Meg Lanning has called for more women's Test cricket to build on the game's growing momentum, and said India was key to boosting the number of red-ball matches.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/10 19:18:40