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  • Lifters want young hopefuls among trainees

    The weightlifting association has hoped for more flexible criteria concerning athletes’ eligibility to enter the training center for the 16th Asian Games.

  • Safina advances, Jankovic out of Australian Open

    Dinara Safina has advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open, doing everything she can to expel the memories of her lopsided loss to Serena Williams in last year's final. Jelena Jankovic just keeps running into trouble at the Grand Slams.

  • 2 Juventus doctors banned for doping offenses

    The Italian anti-doping tribunal has banned two Juventus doctors for 60 days after they were found guilty of doping offenses.

  • Govt wants RI athletes to improve ranking at Asian Games

    The government has asked national athletes being groomed for the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November to fight it out to improve the country’s ranking in the regional sporting event.

  • Indonesia seeks $173m to host and win Games

    Some Rp 1.6 trillion (US$173 million) has been sought for the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2011 when host Indonesia is looking to regain its regional supremacy.
  • KONI to helm training programs again

    The upcoming training for the Asian Games will revert to the old system of management with the National Sports Council (KONI) reinstated as the sole authority.

  • Clijsters, Kuznetsova into 3rd round

    U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters remained on course for her second straight Grand Slam singles title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Tamarine Tanasugarn on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

  • Pacquiao, Clottey to rumble at Cowboys Stadium

    Standing under the world's largest high-definition television and surrounded by Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey were all smiles for the announcement of their welterweight fight.

  • Serena Williams into 2nd round at Australian Open

    Serena Williams was more subdued in her return to the Grand Slam arena on Tuesday for the first time since her well-documented outburst at the U.S. Open.

  • Markis and Hendra ready to go professional

    World No. 3 men’s doubles pair Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan have left the country’s badminton training camp to embark on a professional quest, but have promised to play their part in the biennial Thomas Cup.

  • Sharapova loses in 1st round at Australian Open

    Former champion Maria Sharapova has lost her first-round match at the Australian Open to fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4.

  • Clubs struggle to buy new players

    According to the "money buys success" philosophy, Real Madrid should have won against Mallorca by a scoreline of 675-nil in Spain last weekend.
  • Veteran Yayuk to play Australian Open doubles

    The big buzz at the Australian Open is about the return of Belgian comeback queen Justine Henin to Grand Slam play. But Yayuk Basuki will also be back at Flinders Park at the age of 39 and for the first time since 1999 after she and Kimiko Date-Krumm received a wildcard into the main draw.
  • Madrid slips back of Barcelona with Athletic loss

    Athletic Bilbao's 1-0 victory over eal Madrid caused the latter to slip five points adrift of Spanish league leader Barcelona, which beat Sevilla 4-0 thanks to Lionel Messi's pair on Saturday.

  • Inter Milan draws 2-2 at Bari in Serie A

    Inter Milan rallied from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Bari in the Serie A on Saturday after goals from Goran Pandev and Diego Milito.

  • Leader Chelsea thrashes Sunderland 7-2; City loses

    Leader Chelsea stormed to a 7-2 victory in the Premier League over Sunderland on Saturday, while second-place Manchesterr United labored past Burnley and  Manchester City lost for the first time under Roberto Mancini.

  • Liverpool held by Stoke after conceding in 90th

    Liverpool conceded a 90th-minute equalizer at Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, missing out on a morale-boosting victory after being dumped out of the FA Cup by lowly Reading in midweek.

  • Hotels, cafes ready to lure World Cup enthusiasts

    Hotels and cafes in Jakarta are set to lure soccer enthusiasts with their public broadcasts of the soccer World Cup, which will run from June 11 to July 11 in South Africa.
  • Under fire, PSSI set to convene; Experts doubt outcomes

    The Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) is set to convene in Bandung on Friday, but many doubt whether the two-day congress will yield lasting changes for the national soccer teams.

  • Serena, Venus Williams in same half of draw

    The Williams sisters are on one side of the Australian Open draw. Most of the early intrigue is on the other side, with Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin. 

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