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Other Sport 18 Aug 2018 | 3:08 PM

Asian Games back in Indonesia after 56 years with a grand opening ceremony

JAKARTA: Indonesia ushered the Asian Games back to their home after 56 years in sheer style, pomp and with a great celebration.

Community Sports 31 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Channel swim organisers prepared for jellyfish

CROSS channel swimmers will brave a sea of jellyfish when they attempt to swim from Pantai Bersih in Butterworth to the beach near Gurney Drive during the 4th Penang International Cross Channel Swim 2018 on Sept 2.

Football 13 Jul 2018 | 12:00 PM

Home of the 2022 World Cup Prepares for Its Turn in the Spotlight

DOHA, Qatar — The roads here can be impervious to GPS navigation. Drive around the city, and the green line on the screen will start interlacing into useless shapes. The robot voice will begin to contradict itself.

Football 22 Jun 2018 | 4:03 AM

Russian amber sellers hope World Cup shines a light on 'Baltic gold'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer fans travelling to Kaliningrad, one of Russia's 11 World Cup host cities, could strike gold on its nearby Baltic Sea beach resorts.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 6:29 AM

Throwback target-man Dzyuba delights Russia

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - The physical threat of a target-man striker has become something of an endangered species in modern football but Russia's Artem Dzyuba offered a reminder, in Tuesday's 3-1 World Cup win over Egypt, that there is still value in the big man up-front.

Football 04 Apr 2018 | 6:04 PM

'What planet did you come from?'- Media and sporting greats hail Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was described as a different species and even earned praise from basketball great LeBron James after his jaw-dropping bicycle kick in Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Juventus which likely sealed their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2018 | 9:58 PM

Olympics - No ice, no problem for Taiwan luger Lien

TAIPEI (Reuters) - When Lien Te-an sets off on his luge for practice runs there is no biting cold or sound of blades scraping the ice, only a swoosh before he disappears down a steep mountain road into the shimmering heat of eastern Taiwan's Yilan County.

Motorsport 28 Nov 2017 | 11:30 PM

Fur flies as cheetah races electric Formula E car

(Reuters) - The cheetah is renowned for being the world's fastest mammal, but is also one of its most endangered species.

Swimming 19 Jul 2017 | 5:07 AM

Canal pool shows Paris could have Seine swimming for 2024 Olympics, mayor says

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo opened a clean swimming zone in a city canal on Tuesday, calling it a step on the way to open water swim events in the city's Seine river in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Tennis 26 Jun 2017 | 4:44 PM

Serve-and-volley a lost art as grass loses its menace

LONDON (Reuters) - Ivan Lendl once complained that Wimbledon's super-lush lawns were fit only for grazing cows, before manfully learning how to serve and volley and reach two finals.