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Malaysia's sports minister admitted Wednesday there were "glitches" with preparations for the Southeast Asian Games after a report said a key venue was not ready and fans had trouble getting into a football game.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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 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

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'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.

Australian to attempt 'torturous' quadruple Channel swim

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: 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.

Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket

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.

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

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.

Syria national basketball team hoops against the odds

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.

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.

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

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

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.

Athletics: Bolt wants to go out 'unbeatable'

Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships.

Tennis: Nishikori tries to end title drought at past win site

Japan's Kei Nishikori, trying to end an 18-month ATP title drought, hopes returning to the scene of his most recent outdoor crown will provide a pre-US Open spark.

Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion claims

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court near Madrid on Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes, the latest player to fall foul of Spain's taxman.

Review: Michael Phelps races Great white shark in South Africa open water Special

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has raced a Great white shark in South Africa. The race with the shark was assisted with the help of computer simulation.

Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at world swimming championships

World records have tumbled and gold medals won but the colourful array of tattoos on show at the world swimming championships have proved just as eye-catching, be they designs of sharks, dolphins or even the lion adorning the arm of Adam Peaty's grandm...

Two die in S. Africa football stadium crush

Two people were killed in a crush of football fans on Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, police and officials said.

Football: Turkey's Irtegun freed after coup probe detention

Turkish authorities on Saturday freed international footballer Bekir Irtegun a day after detaining him on suspicion of links to a group blamed for last year's failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Football greats fall foul of Spanish taxman

From Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi to his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, many football stars have fallen foul of the Spanish taxman over the past few years.Ronaldo appears in court on Monday, accused of evading 14.

Football: Turkish international Irtegun detained over 'coup links'

Turkish authorities on Friday detained international footballer Bekir Irtegun on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15, 2016 failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Owen O'Brien talks digital transformation of sports journalism Special

Newsday sports reporter Owen O'Brien sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about the digital transformation of the contemporary journalism scene.

Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian capital competing in the world swimming championships.

Shawn Barber sets season best in pole vault with 5.72 meters Special

On July 21, the IAAF Diamond League meet took place in Monaco, where Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the men's pole vault.

Football: Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

Tokyo Olympic stadium worker's suicide due to overwork: family

The suicide of a 23-year-old worker on Tokyo's Olympic stadium was due to overwork, his family said, as Japan races to finish building venues for the 2020 Games.

Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile

After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country's militarised border to a new life as a refugee.

Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

Senegal's US Ouakam team was suspended from the country's football federation on Monday after accusations its supporters threw projectiles at rival fans triggering a stampede that left eight dead.

Mexico blanks Curacao to reach Gold Cup quarters

Defending champion Mexico booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Sunday by blanking Curacao 2-0 and stretching their tournament win streak to eight straight games.

From refugee camps to Lord's: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

The manicured emerald pitch at Lord's in London, where Afghanistan played for the first time ever Tuesday, is a world away from the border refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket.

'No threat' to women's Euro 2017 football - Dutch officials

Dutch counter-terrorism officials said Thursday they had not found any "concrete threat" against the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football championships, after a reported jihadist call for an attack.

Review: Jerome Bettis and Fred Funk back with second Stryker video Special

Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis and professional golfer Fred Funk are back with their second video episode for the "Road Trip to Healthier Lifestyle" series.

Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Olympics

The International Olympic Committee was poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles on Tuesday in a landmark double hosting deal.
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