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Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

Apo - The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.

IOC monitoring Samsung Olympic lobbying claims: Bach

New Delhi - The Olympics ethics watchdog will "monitor" developments after South Korean media said Samsung carried out illicit lobbying for Pyeongchang to be awarded this year's Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest."I won't give up this time around ...

Chatting with Josh Prenot: 2016 Olympic silver medalist swimmer Special

Olympic silver medalist and American swimmer Josh Prenot chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career and plans for the future.

Japan hails school clerk who won Boston Marathon

Apo - Japan on Tuesday hailed local school clerk Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of the Boston Marathon, who called work after his victory to ask for an extra day off to celebrate.

Football 'miracle' offers shared goal for war-torn Yemen

Aden - A "miracle" winning streak has propelled Yemen's senior and youth football teams to the Asian Cup, catching the war-torn nation's attention and offering a common goal to a divided country.

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'

Jakarta - Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup.

Meet Sandi Morris: 2018 World Indoor Champion Pole Vaulter Special

2018 World Indoor Champion Sandi Morris chatted with Digital Journal about her gold medal win in the women's pole vault in Birmingham.

Op-Ed: Michael Andrew is the 'One to Watch' in swimming in 2018

American swimmer Michael Andrew is the "One to Watch" in competitive swimming in 2018. For the past few years, he has been on fire, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Girls banned from Japan sumo event amid sexism uproar

Apo - Japan's sumo association came under fire for sexism again on Thursday after requesting girls be prevented from participating in events showcasing the traditional sport.

Russia 'bought silence' over biathlon doping — report

Paris - Russia attempted to buy the silence of world biathlon chiefs to cover up doping, a confidential report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) seen by French daily Le Monde claimed Wednesday.

'Footquakes': Messi really does make the Earth tremble

Vienna - It's a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don't believe it? Ask Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona.

Rome goes crazy over miracle comeback against Barca

Rome - Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive Tuesday night as Roma knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League after a miracle comeback.

The Miami Marlins claim citizenship in the British Virgin Islands

The Miami Marlins are arguing in court that the team, as a corporate entity, is based in the British Virgin Islands, rather than the United States.

Mondo Duplantis talks world junior record, pole vault and future Special

Acclaimed pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his indoor and outdoor world junior records in pole vault, as well as his plans for the future, which include The Pre Classic and European Championships.

Pakistan firmly on road to cricket revival, says PCB

Karachi - Pakistan's cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival.

MMA star fighter McGregor charged with assault

New York - Irish Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief by New York police on Friday, then led out in handcuffs and driven to court.

British and Russian clubs clash amid diplomatic chill

London - Football fans out in London Thursday night for a crunch meeting between British and Russian teams had little interest in the political tumult overshadowing the tie even as relations between the two countries plumb historic lows.

Michael Andrew discusses swimming career, longevity and success Special

Lawrence - 2016 World champion swimmer Michael Andrew chatted with Digital Journal about his career in competitive swimming. Andrew also discussed the digital transformation of aquatics.
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