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Sports

  • IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

    With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

  • Putting it briefly: Two doubles events added to upcoming c’ship

    The 2015 Yonex Sunrise Doubles Special Badminton Championship is set to feature more doubles events in its seventh edition, which will be staged from July 29 through Aug. 1 at the Asia-Pacific Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta.

  • Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup

    Asian powers Japan and South Korea have named squads devoid of big names for next month's biennial East Asian Cup, which also features China and North Korea.

  • From the PGA tour: Dustin Johnson returns to Whistling Straits in quest for major glory

    American Zach Johnson’s second major title after his triumph at the Open Championship in Scotland leaves his countryman Dustin Johnson still seeking his elusive first major win. After dusting off his devastating defeat at the US Open, Dustin Johnson came back strong at St. Andrews, the site of the 144th Open Championship, to take the lead after both the first round at seven under par and the second round at 10 under.

  • With tournament title secured, US sweeps China

    With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament.

  • Formula One: Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix results

    Results from Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest on Sunday:

  • Soccer: Russia ready for World Cup launch

    A total of 141 countries spanning five continents will learn their fate for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers on Saturday as the tournament is officially launched with the preliminary draw in Saint Petersburg.

  • 2018 World Cup host Russia: FIFA crisis being disruptive

    Sepp Blatter left the security of Switzerland for the first time in two months on Thursday, arriving for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw, with Russia saying that communication with FIFA has been disrupted by the corruption crisis.

  • Retirement panic keeps Wenger motivated

    Arsene Wenger has banished any thoughts of retirement as the Arsenal manager fine-tunes his preparations for his 20th season with the Gunners in the Emirates Cup this weekend.

  • Soccer Friday: Liverpool targets Asian fan base as Benteke adds glamor

    Four years have passed since Liverpool’s last visit to Malaysia, but, in soccer terms, it seems like an eternity.

  • Football: Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

    Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" delivered defending champion United States a humbling 2-1 defeat Wednesday, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the Gold Cup final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.

  • Some Special Olympics athletes forced to sleep on gym floor

    Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities on Wednesday.

  • Brazil-Argentina US friendly canceled as FIFA probe fallout

    A friendly between Brazil and Argentina planned in the United States in September has been canceled as part of the fallout from the investigation into alleged corruption involving FIFA.

  • FIFA vote to be held Feb 26; Blatter defies calls to go now

    Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.

  • Messi needs to rest: coach

    The logistics of Barcelona's North American tour are tough enough, coach Luis Enrique makes no apologies for letting stars including Lionel Messi skip the pre-season excursion.

  • Tributes pour in for Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi

    Tributes poured in from the world of Formula One for French driver Jules Bianchi, who died after a long fight against horrendous injuries sustained in a head-on crash during the Japanese Grand Prix last October.

  • Maradona faces ex-wife over 'missing' $6m

    Diego Maradona will go to court next week to face ex-wife Claudia Villafane who he claims is responsible for the disappearance of $6 million from his fortune.

  • Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to the United States

    One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Thursday.

  • Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump filed financial documents with federal campaign regulators Wednesday and set his personal fortune at more than $10 billion with an annual income of more than $362 million.

  • Davis Cup: Kokkinakis to open against Kukushkin in Darwin

    Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis will open the Davis Cup quarterfinal Friday against Kazakhstan No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin on outdoor grass courts.