Month: February 2018

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,…

Digest
Digest

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…

A Gravity Situation
A Gravity Situation

Ski jumpers and freestyle aerialists are taking their sports to new heights – and wowing the world . Italy’s Lara Malsiner soars during the women’s normal hill individual ski jump final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Feng Yongbin / China Daily Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Abbas meets Putin in push for support
Abbas meets Putin in push for support

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at the start of talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he had discussed the Middle East conflict with his US counterpart Donald Trump. “I just spoke with American President Trump,” Putin told Abbas before continuing the talks behind closed doors….

Park's friend, Lotte chief jailed for role in bribery scandal
Park's friend, Lotte chief jailed for role in bribery scandal

SEOUL – The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday. The court also sentenced the chairman of the…

NFL strikes chord with British fans
NFL strikes chord with British fans

LONDON – The Super Bowl was seen as a foreign novelty event when it was first broadcast live in Britain 35 years ago, but since London hosted the inaugural NFL International Series game in 2007, fans have flocked to Wembley and Twickenham to watch regular-season games. British NFL supporters have…

Brady's forced fumble snuffs out New England's last gasp
Brady's forced fumble snuffs out New England's last gasp

MINNEAPOLIS – The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. That’s when Brandon Graham delivered one of the few defensive highlights in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history, ripping the ball out of Brady’s hands for a fumble…