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Taiwan or Chinese Taipei? 'Little Olympics' spotlights China row

Taipei - Taiwan is about to host its largest ever sporting event, attracting thousands of athletes from around the world, but the World University Games, dubbed the "Little Olympics", has highlighted tensions with China and Taiwan's struggle for international r...

Review: Brittney Reese: Queen of long jump at 2017 World Championships Special

London - American long jumper Brittney Reese won the gold medal in the women's long jump final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Former Barca stars Kluivert, Davids appear at Mugabe rally

Harare - Former Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids joined Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on stage at a political rally ahead of a veterans match planned later this year.

Resurgent Federer advances to ATP Montreal Masters final

Montr - Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final.

Tennis: Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova at Toronto tennis

Toronto - Caroline Wozniacki survived three rain delays to book her spot in the WTA Toronto tournament semi-final with a marathon 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 victory over world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova on Friday.

Review: Michelle Carter takes the bronze at World Championships in London Special

London - "Shot Diva" Michelle Carter has a good reason to be proud. She took home the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

22 years ago: Inessa Kravets sets world record in triple jump

22 years ago today, on August 10, 1995, Ukrainian athlete Inessa Kravets made track and field history in the sport of triple jump.

Football: Marquez, Mexico hero accused of cartel ties

Mexico - Mexico and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed "The Boss" for his leadership of the national football team -- but now the United States has branded him a drug criminal.

US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties

Washington - The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a "front person" for a major drug trafficking organization.

Threatened by Trump, but united by football

New York - New York's most unlikely football league meets every Saturday in the Bronx.Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins gold medal at the 2017 World Championships Special

On August 8, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal in the men's pole vault competition at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at 2017 World Championships Special

Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi has a major reason to be proud. On August 6, she won the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Australian to attempt 'torturous' quadruple Channel swim

Sydney - An Australian swimmer plans to attempt a world-first non-stop quadruple crossing of the icy English Channel, a torturous feat never before tried and widely considered impossible.

Review: Sam Kendricks makes it to pole vault final in World Championships Special

London - On August 6, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was successful in the pole vault qualifications in the World Championships in London, earning him a spot in the finals.

Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket

Anseong - Golf is among the most solitary of sports, its players engaged in a constant struggle with themselves as they compete against the implacable opponent of par.

Biomechanical analysis of track and field at World Championships

The biggest biomechanics research project in Athletics is taking place this month at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Syria national basketball team hoops against the odds

Damascus - Khalil Khoury dribbles a basketball deftly down the dilapidated gym where he and the rest of the Syrian national team train, passing it through his legs before a silky-smooth lay-up.

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

Dibai - With the anticipated transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play.

Not so jolly hockey sticks for North Korean sports

Pyongyang - When North Korea's ice hockey team arrived in Auckland for an international tournament carrying battered wooden sticks, organisers stepped in to provide high-tech carbon fibre equipment.
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