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Community Sports 08 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Platform for newcomers to make a splash in pool

THE fourth edition of the Selangor Novice Swimming Meet drew the biggest participation numbers since its inception in 2016.

Athletics 28 Aug 2018 | 12:10 AM

No drowning your sorrows: Indonesia bans booze at athletes' villages

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Athletes competing in the Asian Games in Indonesia have been banned from consuming alcohol in their accommodation in the host cities of Jakarta and Palembang, officials said on Monday.Athletes who had lost their events, or were no longer competing, had a habit of turning to alcohol, said Harry Warganegara, deputy of sports at the Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 9:30 PM

The World Cup Final Is Upon Us. What Have We Learned?

Here we are. The final match of the 2018 World Cup has almost arrived, and it has been as thrilling a tournament as I can remember. As Maximus, Russell Crowe’s character in “Gladiator,” famously yelled, “Are you not entertained?”

Football 04 Jul 2018 | 5:43 PM

Colombia fall short of 2014 heights in painful exit

NIZNHY NOVGOROD, Russia, BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia can count themselves unfortunate to exit the World Cup after a shootout defeat to England, but in truth they were never able to recreate the swagger of their pioneering 2014 side.

Golf 05 Apr 2018 | 1:14 AM

Augusta's 15th offers high risk, high reward

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - A pivotal hole, at a critical part of the round, the par-five 15th at Augusta National has catapulted some players to the Green Jacket while drowning the hopes of others.

Other Sport 25 Feb 2018 | 5:09 PM

Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.

Hockey 23 Feb 2018 | 6:24 PM

Ice hockey - Russians top Czechs to reach final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.