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Mother of four diving into an Olympic comeback

If you are Laura Wilkinson, a 42-year-old mother making your return to competitive diving after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, a year delay in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is not a bad thing - it's a gift.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/14 16:23:40

Cycling faces economic 'meltdown' if Tour de France canceled

The Tour de France is not only a French monument, but also the economic heartbeat of professional cycling itself and analysts fear heavy consequences if the coronavirus crisis forces its cancelation.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/14 16:18:41

Sporting icon Stirling Moss dies aged 90

Widely regarded as the greatest driver never to win the Formula One drivers' world championship, Briton Stirling Moss who died on Sunday aged 90 was synonymous with the dangers and dramas of all forms of motor racing in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/13 18:13:40

Bikes help New Yorkers ride out virus lockdown

When the United States' oldest bike shop opened, the Spanish flu was ravaging New York. More than a century later, it's helping residents work and stay sane as cycling takes on a vital role during the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/12 16:53:40

Brady admits concussions

Tom Brady admitted on Wednesday he has suffered concussions during 20 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots but says that won't stop him from chasing a seventh Super Bowl crown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/9 17:18:40

Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei announces retirement

China's world silver-medalist high jumper Zhang Guowei, renowned for his flamboyant twerking celebrations, has stunned fans by announcing his retirement aged 28.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 18:13:40

Sports habits that could change after coronavirus

As the coronavirus brings the international sports calendar to a grinding halt, AFP Sport looks at three long-standing habits which could change forever once competition resumes.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/6 17:58:40

NFL expects to play full season

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/1 17:08:40

Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France's fate

Less than three months before the Tour de France's scheduled start, the possibility of cycling's greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organizers have thrown up a wall of silence.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/1 17:03:40

Is virus virtual sports game changer?

With an unprecedented captive audience of 3 billion people in coronavirus lockdown virtual sports events are wooing fans after traditional live sports were shut down and public gatherings banned in many countries.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/30 17:38:41

NFL instructs clubs to close team facilities amid pandemic

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed clubs to close all team facilities, stepping up league efforts to combat the spread of new coronavirus.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 17:03:40

English cricket facing uncertain season

Despite the early spring chill, English cricketers would normally be turning their thoughts to outdoor practice. Instead, they face a prolonged period in limbo.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 16:58:43

Brady focused on future with Buccaneers

Tom Brady, who has landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl titles with New England, says he's looking forward, not back, and is eager to get up to speed with his new team.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/25 16:53:40

Let's 'wipe it clean': Carl Lewis

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis on Sunday called for the 2020 athletics season to be scrapped and July's Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/23 17:23:41

3 Chinese fencers infected with coronavirus in Hungary

Three Chinese national fencing athletes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after participating in a fencing event earlier this month in Hungary. The team is the first Chinese national team to confirm players have been infected with the coronavirus.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/3/20 18:18:56

Australia aiming to hold T20 World Cup as scheduled

Cricket Australia (CA) is aiming to hold the men's Twenty20 World Cup as scheduled this year despite the escalating coronavirus pandemic, but admitted the situation is fluid.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/19 17:38:43

Tom Brady leaves Patriots

Tom Brady announced his departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, ending a glittering career with the franchise which spanned 20 years and six Super Bowl victories. Brady, 42, confirmed his departure in a series of posts on social media but did not divulge where he will play next season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/18 17:48:40

Derbies could fill the void of suspended Super Rugby

Super Rugby is exploring domestic derbies as a way of resuming competition after its coronavirus suspension, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle said Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/17 18:38:42