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Rugby 27 Aug 2015 | 1:47 PM

Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third - lawmakers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to slash construction costs for a new national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a third from the previous estimate of $2.1 billion, several ruling party lawmakers and senior government officials said on Thursday.

Cricket 07 Aug 2015 | 10:42 AM

Ashes rout branded 'day of infamy' in horrified Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's stunning dismissal for 60 runs on day one of the fourth Ashes test prompted incredulous headlines in local newspapers on Friday along with calls for the citizenship to be stripped from the entire team.

Features 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.

Other Sport 04 Nov 2014 | 7:38 PM

Y&S Ministry slash LtdL allocation by half

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry has slashed the budget by 50% for next year’s Le Tour de Langkawi (LtdL) from March 5-14.

Badminton 20 Oct 2014 | 6:08 PM

Chen Long still far away from being No. 1

ODENSE: Asian Games bronze medallist Lee Chong Wei’s decision to skip the Denmark and French Opens is unlikely to affect his world No. 1 ranking, after all.

Features 02 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sports stars meet Gangnam Style at Incheon

Incheon reached for the stars as it rolled out the red carpet for Asia’s top athletes.

Swimming 26 Sep 2014 | 8:57 PM

Sun still casts huge shadow over Asia's swimmers

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Four years later, back at the Asian Games where it all began, Sun Yang reminded the world he still has no equal in long distance swimming.

Swimming 13 May 2014 | 4:33 PM

Life goes on without Daniel in the pool

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimming coach Paul Birmingham admits that losing the talismanic Daniel Bego to injury is a setback, but it won’t dampen the team’s efforts to plot another record-breaking feat in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Motorsport 02 May 2014 | 10:52 PM

F1 teams step away from cost-cutting clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's cash-strapped smaller teams sounded a note of cautious optimism on Friday after a meeting with the sport's powerbrokers to discuss how to slash costs in the face of opposition to a cap on spending.

Golf 03 Mar 2014 | 12:37 AM

Fisher hooks three-shot victory to end winless spell

PRETORIA (AFP): Ross Fisher ended a four-year European Tour title drought with a three-stroke victory in the Tshwane Open.