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Nike's rivals play catchup in marathon shoe wars

When Eliud Kipchoge made history by beating the two-hour mark for the marathon, the Kenyan was wearing a pair of controversial Nike running shoes that has sent rival companies scrambling to play catchup in a business worth billions of dollars.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/10 16:13:41

Don Shula: architect of NFL's invincible Dolphins

Don Shula carved his place onto the Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches over the course of a glittering coaching career that encompassed two Super Bowl wins, a record 347 victories and the only unbeaten season in history.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/7 23:58:41

Cane's weight of history: Five great All Blacks captains

Flanker Sam Cane was named New Zealand rugby captain this week to succeed the retiring Kieran Read.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/6 16:33:40

Surf's up for poor kids seeking a better future in El Salvador

Streaking down the front of a curving wave, the little girl balances fleetingly before tumbling – she is one of dozens of poor kids in El Salvador getting a tantalizing chance to surf their way out of poverty.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/6 16:03:41

Restart of badminton events difficult to predict: BWF chief Lund

Badminton will be back in action "as soon as possible" after the coronavirus crisis, the sport's chief said, adding that international travel restrictions were complicating the picture.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/5 18:33:41

Virus could end veteran Paralympic shuttler's dream

Multiple sclerosis sufferer Mary Wilson fears the coronavirus pandemic could have robbed her of her dream to play badminton at the Paralympics.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/5 18:33:40

F1 season set to begin in ­Austria as French GP canceled

Formula One boss Chase Carey on Monday targeted the coronavirus-hit season starting in Austria on July 5 after the French Grand Prix was canceled and fans barred from the British race at Silverstone.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/28 17:43:40

Making the connection

Across social media, sports stars denied the chance to play in front of a crowd are increasingly going "live" in sometimes surprising ways to connect with an audience.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/27 17:58:41

Giro cyclist turns delivery man to stay fit amid pandemic

He really should be training for the Giro d'Italia instead of making deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. But how else is a professional Italian cyclist supposed to stay fit?
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/26 17:38:40

Charity's Paralympic dream under threat from virus impact

The dream of a dozen female athletes to represent Team GB at the Paralympics is hanging by a thread as the charity scrambles to find the money to sustain them for another year after the Games was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/26 17:23:41

Silverstone offers to host back-to-back GPs

Silverstone would be willing to host an unprecedented two successive Grands Prix without spectators to help Formula One fight back from the coronavirus crisis, circuit boss Stuart Pringle said on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/20 18:13:40

Charles Leclerc claims virtual China F1 race

Charles Leclerc won his second successive Formula One esports race with victory in a virtual Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, and then celebrated at home by cooking himself a plate of plain pasta.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/20 17:48:40

World Rugby chief says current crisis may lead to calendar consensus

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/19 23:48:41

Paddler Zhang wins in new game format

Injury-plagued Chinese table tennis star Zhang Jike overcame 2019 national champion Hou Yingchao 35-27 in an entertaining match over the weekend, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces worldwide official competitions to a halt.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/4/19 23:42:29

F1 can save season with doubleheaders, says Rosberg

Formula One needs at least 16 races for a proper championship this year but eight doubleheader weekends would do if the COVID-19 pandemic limits options, Nico Rosberg said Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/16 17:33:41

Aussie rower in lockdown unwittingly sets record

An Australian rower who set out to rack up some kilometers while on COVID-19 lockdown inadvertently broke a world record for the indoor rowing half-marathon, officials said Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/15 18:23:42

Larson suspended by NASCAR

NASCAR has suspended Kyle Larson indefinitely and ordered him to attend sensitivity training after he used a racial slur during a livestream broadcast of an iRacing esports event.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/4/15 18:23:41

Organizers working on new Tour start date

Tour de France organizers are working to find a new start date for cycling's biggest race after large public gatherings were banned until mid-July in the latest extension of the French coronavirus lockdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/15 18:18:40