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Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (left) and Sin Li Jane (right).

Siti Safiyah, Li Jane create bowling history with US victory

PETALING JAYA: Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman and Sin Li Jane created history by becoming the first Malaysian champions on the prestigious Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour.

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China seeks ping-pong diplomacy to defuse coaching row

26 June 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of China's top table tennis coach has stirred up rare tensions in the country's sporting world, prompting a backlash from leading players and fans, and drawing the gaze of the country's censors.

Invisible Italians still hold sway over America's Cup

26 June 2017

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Although there is no Italian America's Cup team in Bermuda after Luna Rossa withdrew in anger over a rule change, Italy is having an impact on the final and could influence the cup's future.

Foot injury dents Muir hopes of doubling up in London

26 June 2017

(Reuters) - British middle distance runner Laura Muir is expected to abandon her bid to double up at the world championships in London after a foot injury hampered her preparations for the August event.

English County Championship gears up for day-night games

26 June 2017

(Reuters) - Nine day-night English County Championship matches start on Monday in a bid to help England players adapt to the conditions ahead of their first floodlit test match against West Indies in August.

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

26 June 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first.

Cricket - South Africa name three uncapped players for England series

26 June 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa have named three uncapped players in their squad for the four-match test series against England next month, including in-form opener Heino Kuhn.

Factbox - British & Irish Lions vs Wellington Hurricanes

26 June 2017

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox for the British and Irish Lions' eighth match of their tour of New Zealand against the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday:

Rugby - Lawes given chance against Hurricanes for test spot

26 June 2017

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Lock Courtney Lawes will arguably be the player that British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland pays most attention to against the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday as he considers his side for the second test against the All Blacks.

Rugby - Lions aware Hurricanes match last chance to push for places

26 June 2017

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The elevation of Elliot Daly and Liam Williams into the British and Irish Lions test side after strong midweek performances against the Waikato Chiefs was providing plenty of motivation for the squad, according to Robbie Henshaw.

Athletics - Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

26 June 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown is eyeing bigger scalps at the world championships in London after completing an impressive sprint double of national titles over the weekend.

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