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Froome starts season in Ruta del Sol despite opposition

Chris Froome returns to competition on Wednesday in the Ruta del Sol but he will be ­riding under a cloud after the revelation in December of an abnormal doping result.
Soure:AFP: 2018/2/13 22:53:40

Japan's doping offender to leave Olympic Village

Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive in the first doping case of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games and admitted that he will leave the Olympic Village.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/2/13 21:37:46

Crosby snaps rare scoring slump with 400th goal

Sidney Crosby regained his scoring touch on Sunday, netting the 400th goal of his brilliant career as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the St Louis Blues 4-1.
Soure:AFP: 2018/2/12 22:18:40

Whistle-blowers should not go public, says WADA

Whistle-blowers in sport should not go public with their information because they would be compromising their potential protection, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Thursday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/2/8 22:23:41

Froome to start season in Spain under doping cloud

Chris Froome will begin his 2018 season at this month's Ruta del Sol, Team Sky announced Monday, with the British rider “confident” there will be progress on a probe into an adverse doping test.
Soure:AFP: 2018/2/5 21:48:41

Super upset

The Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New England Patriots with an upset 41-33 victory to claim their first Super Bowl on Sunday after a late Tom Brady fumble ended the veteran quarterback's tilt at history.
Soure:AFP: 2018/2/5 21:18:39

Brady wins MVP award on eve of Super Bowl

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the oldest winner of the NFL's Player of the Year award on ­Saturday, winning the honor for the third time on the eve of his eighth Super Bowl appearance.
Soure:AFP: 2018/2/4 22:08:40

World's top sports court lifts lifetime bans on 39 Russian athletes

The world's top sports court on Thursday overturned lifetime Olympic bans for 39 Russian athletes for doping violations following the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/2/2 9:16:33

Indonesian weightlifter expected to secure gold in Asian Games

The Indonesian weightlifting and body building association is optimistic that Deni, one of the country's strongmen who won gold at the South East Asia Games in 2017, will repeat his success at the 2018 Asian Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/2/1 21:16:08

All Blacks, Australia to clash in Japan before WC

World champions New Zealand will play fierce rivals Australia later this year in Japan, both sides announced Wednesday, as the Japanese seek to build support ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/31 23:18:43

Chinese delegation eyes men's short track speed skating medal in PyeongChang

Secretary general of the Chinese delegation, Ni Huizhong, said here on Wednesday that the men's short track speed skaters will show their power and win the gold medal in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/1/31 21:54:40

Lorenzo breaks Sepang lap record despite crash to blitz MotoGP test

Jorge Lorenzo topped the time sheets on the final day of MotoGP testing in Malaysia on Tuesday, emerging as the fastest-ever MotoGP rider at the Sepang circuit on a crash-filled day.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/30 22:33:40

McLaren Formula 1 driver Alonso to race at Le Mans

Two-time former world champion Fernando Alonso will make his Le Mans 24-hour race debut this year after getting permission to take a leave of absence from Formula One by his team McLaren.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/30 22:28:41

WADA probes possible flaw in Swiss-made bottles

The World Anti-Doping ­Agency (WADA) said Sunday it had launched an investigation into a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which could allow sample bottles to be opened manually.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/29 21:43:40

Yao Ming, Liu Guoliang to feature in New Year Sports Gala

Chinese basketball chief Yao Ming and table tennis all-time great Liu Guoliang are among over a hundred sports celebrities who will feature at the inaugural New Year Sports Gala.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/1/29 20:53:27

Coach Lang Ping celebrates Year of Dog with fans at Times Square

With Chinese Lunar New Year three weeks away, Lang Ping, Chinese women's volleyball national head coach, celebrated the holiday with local fans at the Times Square in New York.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/1/27 7:31:28

Jones, Thome elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Bonds, Clemens wait

Atlanta Braves icon Chipper Jones and slugger Jim Thome were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility as scandal-tainted Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were left waiting on Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/25 22:28:40

Peng and Hsieh through to semifinals of women's doubles at Australian Open

China's Peng Shuai and her partner from Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei, have made it through to the semifinals of the women's doubles at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/1/23 17:41:19