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Other Sport 27 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Former champions saluted on 40th anniversary of Open era

Twenty-four former champions - from Rod Laver to Roger Federer and Virginia Wade to Maria Sharapova - launched opening night at the US Open on Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the professional era.

Other Sport 28 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

90 years ago, boxer Johnson sought his own pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Congressional supporters of a pardon for Jack Johnson, the world's first black heavyweight champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago for his romantic relationships with white women, say his prosecution was racially motivated. Johnson made the same argument 90 years ago while in prison, records at the National Archives show.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2015 | 4:27 PM

Booing of aboriginal athlete sparks heated race debate in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Months of relentless booing of Aboriginal football great and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes has ignited an uncomfortable public debate in Australia about race and how the country treats its indigenous citizens.

Badminton 15 Mar 2020 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian Open faces first closure in 37 years

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Open, the country’s flagship badminton tournament, has been held every year without fail since its revival in 1983.