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Calgary Winter Olympics bid needs more work: committee

Montr - Calgary's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games needs further evaluation by the local authority to the tune of CAN$2 million ($1.6 million), according to recommendations presented to the city council Monday.

Aussie millennial fans back sports' pro-gay marriage stance: survey

Sydney - Millennial fans strongly back the pro-gay marriage stance taken by major Australian sporting bodies, saying it will help keep sports relevant for younger people, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports

Baghdad - Sports clubs and players in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing the threat of a spell on the sidelines as the crisis between the region and Baghdad sees matches suspended and away trips cancelled.

Ball game brings rare joy to Rohingya refugee boys

Cox's Bazar - In a refugee camp in Bangladesh crammed with makeshift bamboo shelters, Rohingya boys gather on one of the few remaining clear areas of ground for an energetic bout of chinlone -- a version of keepie-uppie that is one of the few pleasures they can stil...

Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Damascus - Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment Tuesday as their war-torn country's hopes of qualifying for its first ever football World Cup were dashed during extra time against Australia.

Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Damascus - Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment on Tuesday as their war-torn country's hopes of qualifying for a first ever football World Cup were dashed during extra time against Australia.

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

Jerusalem - Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Pistorius family vows legal action over movie

Johanesburg - The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade

Los Angeles - President Donald Trump triggered a backlash from the US professional sports world on Saturday after withdrawing a White House invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and condemning NFL players protesting the national anthem.

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Paris - Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday.

Splashes galore as Frisian pole-jumpers reach for the sky

De Beek - At 22, Dutch pole-jumper Sytse Bokma is getting to the top of his game -- literally. But on a muggy summer's afternoon in rural northern Netherlands, things just weren't going his way.

Chop and change? Turkmenistan stages Asian martial arts

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan's image-conscious strongman Gurbanguly Berymukhamedov on Sunday kicked off a 10-day regional sporting event the isolated country is hosting despite a slew of economic and rights concerns.

Turkmenistan bans alcohol ahead of flagship sporting event

Ashgabat - Reclusive Turkmenistan has banned sales of alcohol until October to ensure "public order" ahead of a key sporting event the country is hosting next month, an official in the trade ministry told AFP Saturday.

Ten arrested after Senegal soccer stadium deaths

Dakar - Ten football fans have been arrested in connection with a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup match in Dakar, Senegalese police said Tuesday.

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.

Deadly clashes in ICoast ahead of international games

Abidjan - Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament.

Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

Dakar - 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.

Bloodied at Chinese fight club for $75

Chengdu - Every Friday night, fighters trade blows in a ring in the dimly lit Monster Club in southwest China, competing for a $75 payday as a crowd cheer them on.

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Saint-nazaire - Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Europe to fight in World ...

Greece Lacrosse Association raises awareness for sport in Greece

The Greece Lacrosse Association is dedicated to bringing the sport of lacrosse to Greece. They plan to achieve this through the schools, football and basketball clubs.

Backwater to boomtown: rural Thai city emerges as sporting Camelot

Buriram - A 'godfather' of Thai politics is using cash and contacts to transform his once poor, forgotten rice-farming fiefdom into an unlikely sporting Camelot, complete with a football stadium and racetrack set to host the MotoGP.

Attack sparks robust security for FA Cup and other sporting events

London - Armed police looked on as thousands watched the Great CityGames in the centre of Manchester on Friday just days after a suicide bomb at a pop concert claimed 22 lives and wounded dozens.

Turkey brings back Ottoman sports to revive past glory

Istanbul - Brandishing their javelins and letting out a bloodcurdling war cry, the Ottoman horsemen charge at a thunderous gallop. Suddenly one is hit and thrown from his horse -- making dozens of children gasp as they film the scene on their smartphones.

World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country's corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

Maputo - A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Different strokes: Underwater hockey makes splash in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The gravity defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following -- now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia.

Young pioneers push envelope on freestyle indoor skydiving

Varsovia - Dressed in a white skintight full body suit and helmet, Maja Kuczynska spins furiously before diving into a fast-moving sequence of airborne gymnastic moves with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

Hungary activists form party after anti-Olympic bid campaign

Budapest - A group of young Hungarian activists who forced Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government into a rare retreat announced a new political party Sunday and said they plan to run for parliament next year.

Snooker: Barry Hawkins wins Grand Prix Special

Preston - English snooker player Barry Hawkins continued his good run of form by lifting the World Grand Prix snooker title. Hawkins defeated Welsh player Ryan Day by 10 frames to 7 in the final.

Sweden bans fans covering face to curb stadium violence

Stockholm - Sweden on Wednesday banned fans from covering their faces at sporting venues to clamp down on violence by masked hooligans, while allowing exceptions for religious reasons.
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