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Sports

  • Irene best women's player in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia's Irene Kharisma was declared the best women's player at the Malaysia Open chess tournament, which ended in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, a release said.
  • VICTORY KISS

    USA's Kobe Bryant kisses his wife Vanessa as they are surrounded by photographers after the USA beat Spain 118-107 in the men's gold medal basketball game at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sunday.
  • U.S. sweeps basketball golds

    The NBA star-studded U.S. defeated world champion Spain 118-107 in a fierce game with fans from both countries – that excluded British soccer celebrity David Beckham – booed and wooed the players.
  • 'Xie xie', Beijing; see you in London

    Finally, the Beijing Olympic Games have come to a superb end.

    Looking back on the Games' preparation, such a great success holding the world's top sporting event seemed unlikely.

  • 'Lightning' Bolt eyes more gold after Games

    With three Olympics gold medals and three new world records, Usain "Lightning" Bolt says he deserves a break to enjoy his success and quash suspicions he and other Jamaican sprinters used performance-enhancing drugs.
  • LAST KICK

    Cuba's Angel Valodia Matos, left, kicks match referee Sweden's Chakir Chelbat in the face during a bronze medal match against Kazakhstan's Arman Chilmanov in the men's taekwondo +80 kilogram class at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday.
  • THE CHAMPION

    The Argentine team celebrate after receiving their medals after winning the men's soccer tournament final between Nigeria and Argentina in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday.
  • U.S. vs Spain in Olympics men’s basketball final

    The NBA-star-studded United States had a convincing 101-81 victory against defending champion Argentina on Friday’s semifinals of the 2008 Beijing Olympics men’s basketball match to set up a final clash against Spain.
  • Spain reaches Olympics men’s basketball final

    World champion Spain reached the 2008 Beijing Olympics men’s basketball final match after defeating Lithuania 91-86 on Friday’s semifinals at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium.
  • Myanmar downs Cambodia 7-1

    Cambodia suffered a second crushing defeat in the Pertamina Independence Cup soccer tournament when it lost 7-1 to Myanmar at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.