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Paralympic chief closes Pyeongchang Winter Games

Pyeongchang - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons on Sunday declared the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics closed, and paid tribute to late British physicist Stephen Hawking as an "inspiration".

Pulling no punches: Saudi woman boxer breaks exercise taboo

Jeddah - Throwing punches in a gym tucked away from prying eyes, a Saudi female boxing trainer asserts a right long denied to many women in the conservative kingdom -- the right to exercise.

Mapfre leads Volvo fleet into inhospitable waters

Auckland - Spanish entry Mapfre led the seven-yacht fleet out of Auckland Harbour on Sunday as the gruelling Volvo Ocean Race resumed with its toughest leg across the tempestuous Southern Ocean.

Pato in public bid to woo 'most beautiful' Chinese actress

Shanghai - Brazilian football star Alexandre Pato celebrated Tianjin Quanjian's victory in the AFC Champions League with a very public attempt at wooing the Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat.

No plan to boycott Russia World Cup over spy poisoning: Adidas

Frankfurt Am Main - The chief executive of German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday it stood by its sponsorship of this year's football World Cup in Russia, as tensions mount between Moscow and London over the poisoning of an ex-spy on British soil.

Meet Scott Houston: 2018 U.S. national indoor champion Special

Scott Houston, the 2018 U.S. national indoor champion in pole vault, chatted with Digital Journal about his athletic and coaching career in the track and field sport.

'Wheelchairs curling, more cooler!' says Mr. T

Pyeongchang - Curling-mad Mr. T swung back into action Monday to support his favourite sport -- firing off a volley of tweets urging his followers to watch wheelchair curling at the Paralympics.Mr. T, who made his name playing big-hearted toughman B.A.

Cheers as N. Korea rookies finish last in Paralympics debut

Pyeongchang - Two North Korean rookie skiers finished last as they made their country's Winter Paralympics debut in the South Sunday, but a flag-waving crowd cheered enthusiastically at the latest sign of an Olympics-fuelled rapprochement.

Review: Ivana Spanovic wins gold medal at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - Ivana Spanovic has a major reason to be proud. She is the new queen of long jump. She reigned supreme at the 2018 Indoor Championships in track and field.

Review: Sam Kendricks claims silver at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - On March 4, the men's pole vault competition took place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Sam Kendricks won the silver medal for Team USA.

Review: Renaud Lavillenie wins gold at 2018 World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Review: Emmanuel Karalis sets personal best at World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - On March 4, Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis was able to set a new personal best at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter for recovery

Belo Horizonte - Brazilian superstar Neymar left hospital by helicopter on Sunday, a day after a successful foot operation, to begin his recovery ahead of a possible World Cup return.

Review: Sandi Morris wins gold at 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships Special

Birmingham - The silver streak is finally over. American pole vaulter Sandi Morris finally wins her well-deserved gold medal at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Neymar's golden foot to go under the knife

Belo Horizonte - Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was to undergo surgery for a broken right foot Saturday, putting the planet's most expensive footballer out of action until the eve of the World Cup.

Real Madrid's Luka Modric charged with false testimony — prosecutors

Zagreb - Real Madrid's Luka Modric was charged Friday with giving false testimony at the corruption trial of Dinamo Zagreb's powerful former chief Zdravko Mamic, prosecutors said.

Neymar goes under the knife, misses Real clash

Paris - Brazilian superstar Neymar will undergo surgery on his fractured foot in Brazil at the end of this week, ruling the world's most expensive footballer out of Paris Saint-Germain's do-or-die Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

IOC lifts doping ban on Russia — Moscow official

Moscow - The International Olympic Committee has lifted a doping ban against Russia, restoring the country's rights in full, Russian officials said on Wednesday.

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Toukyo - Tokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and "special powers" that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan.
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