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Badminton star Momota sparks stampede with coaching offer

It's an irresistible prospect for budding badminton players – a chance to be coached by Japanese world No.1 Kento Momota, who has triggered thousands of responses by offering his services.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/19 16:23:41

Kamna seals solo win

Germany's Lennard Kamna of Bora-hansgrohe soared to a solo victory on the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday as Primoz Roglic survived a nasty fall to hold on to the overall lead.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/16 16:58:40

Aiming high

Fresh from winning Sunday's 70th Anniversary race at Silverstone, Max Verstappen returns to the scene of his maiden F1 triumph seeking to intensify his title challenge with the 10th win of his career at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/13 16:38:42

British gymnasts treated 'like pieces of meat'

Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson claims British gymnasts are "treated like pieces of meat" because of the "culture of abuse" that exists in the sport.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/13 16:23:40

O'Sullivan laments world championship 'morgue'

Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan ended Chinese star Ding Junhui's world championship dream on Sunday at a Crucible Theatre venue he described as a “morgue” due to the ban on spectators.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/10 17:13:41

'Serious challenge'

Lewis Hamilton returns to Silverstone this weekend knowing he faces another "serious challenge" with even softer tires and hotter conditions for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix than those he overcame on his way to a dramatic triumph in last weekend's British Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/6 17:03:42

Esports starts wising up to health problems

Growing concern over health standards in esports has prompted a new federation to pledge to address the problem, as players fall victim to conditions ranging from wrist injuries to obesity, stress and diabetes.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/4 17:13:41

Hamilton wins British GP

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last-lap drama with a deflated and shredded tire to clinch a record seventh victory in Sunday's British Grand Prix, claiming “my heart almost stopped.”
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/3 16:53:40

Bingham blames sterilized snooker balls for sloppy start to World Championships

Stuart Bingham blamed sanitized snooker balls for his struggle to get over the line against qualifier Ashley Carty in an empty arena at the World Championship on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/2 17:18:40

They're treating us like 'lab rats': O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan claims snooker stars are being treated like "lab rats" at this year's World Championship over the decision to allow spectators into snooker's premier event.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/30 16:48:41

Russian athletics asks to delay suspension

Russia's athletics federation on Tuesday sent a letter to the world athletics body, asking them to delay a planned review after it failed to pay a doping fine.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/29 17:48:40

The Fab Four

Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden recorded their second piece of racing history in a matter of days as Stradivarius won a fourth Goodwood Cup on Tuesday, the opening day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/29 17:43:41

Cavendish ready to roll as cycling reboots

The cycling season resumes following the coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday with a host of the sport's big guns taking part in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/28 16:38:40

Absence hands opportunity to title rivals

Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix after breaking his arm in Jerez last week, leaving his rivals with an excellent chance to steal an early march in the MotoGP title race.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/23 16:58:41

'They've got to do a better job,' says Hamilton

Formula One bosses reacted to Lewis Hamilton's stinging criticism of their confused anti-racism efforts by saying that the sport is on course to make lasting changes.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/21 17:23:40

Mentality matters

With the world still battling the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mental health of athletes has also been put under the spotlight since the virus has postponed sports activities nearly everywhere in the world.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/7/19 10:43:41

Hamilton aims for another Formula 1 record

Four days after one of his most consummate and memorable triumphs, Lewis Hamilton returns to one of his favorite circuits this weekend with more than another Formula One record in his sights.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/16 17:08:42

Marquez chases 7th title

The MotoGP world championship finally gets underway at Jerez on Sunday, behind closed doors and more than four months late, with Marc Marquez going for a seventh top-class title to match Valentino Rossi who is "99 percent" certain this will not be his farewell season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/16 16:53:40