Sun wins 400 as China dominates Asian Games pool

Sun Yang powered to gold in the men’s 400-meter freestyle as a resurgent Chinese swim team cleaned up in the Asian Games pool yesterday, winning six of seven gold medals

The Buzz | Lunches dumped to avoid food-poisoning scare

Asian Games organizers discarded 76 packaged lunches prepared for athletes after inspectors found salmonella in meat samples on the weekend. Bruce Lee from the games’ organizing committee in Incheon said

Japan ahead of China in the pool at Asian Games

Kosuke Hagino set an Asian record in the 200-meter medley yesterday as Japan gained a 7-5 edge over rival China in the ultra-competitive battle for gold in the Asian Games

Macau claims third Wushu medal

Huang Junhua from the Wushu (martial arts) team of Macau won a silver medal yesterday at the Asian Games, currently taking place in Incheon.  This is the third medal for

TENNIS | France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer’s quest for a first win in the team competition. The final

RUGBY | All Blacks drop Cruden after drinking session

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden was dropped from the All Blacks squad for the last two rounds of the Rugby Championship after missing the team’s flight to Argentina because of a late-night

Briefs | 5 Napoli fans arrested for violence at cup final

Five Napoli fans have been arrested for the violence surrounding last season’s Italian Cup final, which was marred by a shooting before the match. Police say that among those arrested

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection

Asian Games | Hagino snatches swimming gold from Sun, Park

The Asian Games saw its first major upset yesterday as Japan’s Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming’s biggest rivalries by winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China’s

EPL | Man United implodes in 5-3 loss to Leicester

Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game yesterday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to

GOLF | China stars Liang and Zhang confirmed for the Venetian Macau Open

China’s No. 1 golfer, Liang Wen-chong and two-time Macau Open champion Zhang Lian- wei have confirmed they will compete at next month’s Venetian Macau Open.  One of the highlights of the

Asian Games | N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories

An official from Seoul’s Unification Ministry said yesterday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email

FOOTBALL | FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches

FIFA’s ethics investigator has ordered football officials to return luxury watches worth more than USD25,000 over the coming weeks. FIFA says the Brazilian federation distributed gift bags with the watches at

Harassment cases blighting Asian Games countdown

A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police yesterday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors to indict a 19-year-old Palestinian

FOOTBALL | 5 former European champs headline Europa League

While the Europa League is regarded as a minor competition by top teams, no less than five former European champions are taking part in the group stage. Inter Milan, Celtic, PSV

Olympics | Rio organizers announce ticket prices

Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Organizers said Tuesday that 7.5 million tickets will be issued for the Rio

Asian Games | North Korea main focus of attention

The North Korean women’s football team had more reasons than usual to kick off its Asian Games campaign with a commanding win. The participation of 150 North Korean athletes competing in

FOOTBALL | Atletico Madrid tops poll

Spanish champion Atletico Madrid replaced Chelsea at the top of the AP Global Football 10 yesterday after beating Real Madrid 2-1 over the weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Chelsea dropped

Seventeen ex-Barcelona directors sued over team finances

Former Barcelona football club directors, including ex-president Joan Laporta, are being sued over alleged financial losses following the team’s most successful season. The trial of Laporta and 16 other board officials

FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

A member of FIFA’s financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption. Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units

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