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

THE BUZZ | Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League. The 35-year-old Anelka tweeted yesterday: “I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC

Basketball | Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport

TENNIS | Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they’ve got the chance to win Switzerland’s first Davis Cup. Federer carried Switzerland

Soccer-Fixing Boss Suspect Tan Challenges Singapore Detention

Andrea Tan Dan Tan Seet Eng, named by prosecutors as the chief of an international match-fixing gang, challenged his detention without trial in Singapore. Tan is seeking a court order against the

Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will

BOXING | Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell,

The Bundesliga is back: Some things to know

up Borussia Dortmund already dropping points, Bayer Leverkusen is setting the early season pace in the Bundesliga. Here are some things to know about this weekend’s Bundesliga games: INJURY CURSE -

Protests about N. Korea flag ahead of Asian Games

The national flags of the 45 countries had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities since last Friday. But they were replaced by flags of the Olympic Council of Asia

BRIEFS | Falcao wants to make loan at United permanent

Radamel Falcao says he wants to play for Manchester United “for many years” after joining on a season-long loan from Monaco. United is the Colombia striker’s fifth club in as

Pacquiao and Algieri conclude int’l media tour

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and New York’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion  Chris Algieri concluded their 27,273-mile international media tour last Friday with

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