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China craving new pool of superstars
China craving new pool of superstars

World Series serves as showcase for next generation of champions China’s diving chief has admitted that the sport urgently needs another superstar in order to boost its popularity. The nation has been a dominant force in diving for decades, producing high-profile stars such as Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia and Tian…

'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers
'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers

Ovechkin becomes fourth-fastest to reach 600-goal plateau in NHL WASHINGTON – Make it 600 goals and counting for Alex Ovechkin. And give the Washington Capitals two more points in the tough Eastern Conference playoff race. Ovechkin – aka ‘The Great 8’ – scored twice in another historic performance and Evgeny…

Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win
Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win

MANCHESTER – Pep Guardiola on Monday tried to play down growing excitement among Manchester City supporters over the possibility of winning the Premier League title when it faces bitter rival United in the derby early next month. Jose Mourinho’s side visits Etihad Stadium on April 7 for a game which…

May looks to US-Canada border
May looks to US-Canada border

Arrangement could be used as an example in Ireland following Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her government is looking at the border between the United States and Canada for “lessons that could be applied” to the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following Brexit….

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Neymar's double diagnosis deals PSG massive blow
Neymar's double diagnosis deals PSG massive blow

PARIS – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar sustained a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday’s win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leader announced on Monday. The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record $264 million move from Barcelona last year, is now doubtful…

Four-year quest starts now
Four-year quest starts now

Falling short of Pyeongchang medal target should spur China’s efforts to do better when Beijing hosts 2022 Winter Games Despite its gold medal shortage in Pyeongchang, Team China returned from the Winter Olympics determined to achieve a more balanced showing at the 2022 Beijing Games. Winning one gold in Pyeongchang,…

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American Football Goodell mulling big fine for Jones National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is preparing to hit Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with a massive fine in the latest twist to their long-running feud, US media reported on Monday. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Dead heat leads to golden tie in bobsled
Dead heat leads to golden tie in bobsled

PYEONGCHANG – It was one of the closest sliding races in Olympic history, but when Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz rocketed over the finish line in Monday’s two-man bobsled final, they knew they had secured gold. Trouble was, Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis had also won the race….

Cassie's conquest a tribute to Burke
Cassie's conquest a tribute to Burke

After soaring to gold, Sharpe hails late pioneer of halfpipe acrobatics PYEONGCHANG – Cassie Sharpe wears a mouth guard with a gold tooth painted in the middle and raps to herself just before she drops into the halfpipe, the bars of hip-hop group M.O.P.’s hit Ante Up buzzing through the…