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  • Casual runners push themselves for satisfaction

    The fifth finisher in the 10 kilometer category of the BII Maybank Bali Marathon (BMBM) 2015 can still pocket Rp 3 million (US$215), but Perdana Alamsyah is not entertaining such a goal even if it would ease the travel costs for three members of his household.

  • Judo: South Korea's Gwak wins men's -90kg world title

    South Korea's Gwak Dong-han was a surprise winner of the men's under-90kg title at the world judo championships in Kazakhstan on Friday.

  • FFA gives Brisbane Roar's Indonesia owners final warning

    Football Federation Australia has told the Indonesian owners of Brisbane Roar that they will lose control of the A-League club if its financial problems are not addressed immediately.

  • A tribute on the move

    IndyCar driver Marco Andretti, driving Justin Wilson's No. 25 car, leads a motorcade in honor of Wilson over the Golden Gate Bridge, Thursday, in Sausalito, Calif. Wilson, of England, died Aug. 24 from injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway. The motorcade of IndyCars and safety vehicles were also delivering the Astor Cup trophy to Sonoma Raceway, the site of this weekend's championship-deciding Grand Prix of Sonoma. (AP/Eric Risberg)

  • Revamped Liverpool making case for the defence

    Liverpool are a long way from the free-scoring side who almost won the Premier League two seasons ago, but their new-look defence is providing plenty of encouragement for boss Brendan Rodgers ahead of Saturday's clash with West Ham.

  • Benitez seeks first Madrid win on Bernabeu bow

    Real Madrid will be looking to put a disappointing start to Rafael Benitez's reign in charge behind them when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

  • Soccer friday: Portsmouth rejects Perrin working wonders with China

    Marseille against Monaco and Portsmouth versus Southampton are among the fierce derby games that Alain Perrin has experienced firsthand, but next Thursday, his coaching journey will take him to a whole new level when his China side hosts Hong Kong in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2018 World Cup qualifier.

  • Athletics: Bolt beats Gatlin for fourth world 200m gold

    Jamaica's Usain Bolt easily outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to claim his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday and complete a rousing sprint double in Beijing.

  • Federer, Sharapova to defend Brisbane titles

    Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and five-time major-winner Maria Sharapova will defend their Brisbane International titles in the lead-up to the Australian Open in January, organisers said Thursday.

  • China's Dalian Wanda buys Ironman triathlon brand for $650M

    Chinese property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group said Thursday that it is buying the company that owns the Ironman triathlon brand and race series as it forecasts explosive demand in China for the sport.

  • Athletics: Bolt targets fourth consecutive 200m title

    Sprint king Usain Bolt will lock horns once again with arch-rival Justin Gatlin in his bid to win a fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday.

  • Riding the wave

    Riding the wave: Brazil's Gabriel Medina competes in the 2015 Billabong Pro Tahiti, World Surf league tour n°3, along the Teahupo'o coast, western of the French polynesia island of Tahiti, on Tuesday. (AFP/Gregory Boissy)

  • Japan plans large drills to avert cyber-attacks on 2020 Games

    To counter cyber-attacks against the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will begin in fiscal 2016 to implement large-scale practical drills with virtually constructed systems, including a mock version of the event's official site, ticket sales portals and others.

  • Mo Farah stumbles twice, advances to 5,000 final at worlds

    Mo Farah stumbled once, then again, and still qualified easily for the 5,000-meter final at world championships.

  • Athletics: Bolt, Gatlin cruise into 200m semi-finals

    Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin cruised into the semi-finals of the men's 200m at the world championships in Beijing on Tuesday.

  • IOC wants Japan's main stadium ready by January 2020

    A top International Olympic Committee official has urged Japan to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020.

  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dead

    English driver Justin Wilson was declared dead on Monday after suffering a severe head injury during an IndyCar race in Pennsylvania, plunging the sport into mourning and triggering calls for a review of safety measures.

  • Radwanska cruises to win in Connecticut Open

    Agnieszka Radwanska breezed into the second round of the Connecticut Open with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over American CoCo Vandeweghe on Monday at Connecticut Tennis Center.

  • Defending champ Rosol wins Winston-Salem opener

    Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.

  • Putting it briefly: Wins for Chairos Tigers, Metro Indians

    Game Sunday in the TATA Motors JCA League saw a mixed bag of performances with some outstanding all-round displays by teams in clinching victories, along with some listless performances by others in conceding defeat.