INCHEON, South Korea: Olympic boss Thomas Bach Saturday said future Games hosts would have to prove their “sustainability” and that there would be a shake-up of the bidding criteria.
INCHEON, South Korea: Hundreds of South Korean security personnel, including intelligence agents, are guarding North Korean athletes at the Asian Games as the host nation takes no chances during the showcase event, officials said Saturday.
LONDON: Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure tells the BBC on Saturday that he is fully committed to English champions Manchester City and wants above all to win the Champions League for them.
A FRUSTRATED Fernando Alonso reiterated his commitment to Ferrari on Thursday and took a verbal swipe at brand-damaging rumours in Italy suggesting he might swap seats with Sebastian Vettel to join Red Bull next year.
PARIS: Fifa officials were on Thursday given until Oct24 to hand back luxury watches offered as “gifts” by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
LI Na single-handedly sparked a tennis revolution in Asia and became one of the world’s most successful athletes thanks to her fierce determination to overcome the odds.
MILAN: AC Milan host Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash today that could add impetus to their bid to erase two nightmare seasons — if the Rossoneri can plug the holes at the back.
BAYERN Munich travel to a Hamburg side under new management this weekend still finding their way after changing tactics mid-way through their midweek Champions League win over Manchester City.
LEWIS Hamilton secured first advantage at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix yesterday when he topped the times for Mercedes at the end of second free practice ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
FORMULA One’s governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding yesterday that this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions.
NABIL Jan Al Jeffri’s resolve to fight a losing battle will be tested under the gloomy skies in Saxony where the German F3 Cup title could be decided at the Sachsenring tomorrow.
PARIS: Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa may not enjoy an easy relationship with his president, but he has got his team performing on the field as they prepare to host Rennes in Ligue 1 today.
THE ATP Malaysian Open suffered another big name pullout with Milos Raonic being the latest to withdraw.
TWO consecutive defeats have left European champions Real Madrid with a mountain to climb just three games into the La Liga season if they are to catch leaders Barcelona.
STUNG by a last-minute defeat in the Champions League, Manchester City will attempt to make up ground in the Premier League title race when they host leaders Chelsea tomorrow.
NOT only will the CIMB Classic welcome World No 3 Sergio Garcia of Spain and 2014 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel of America but also China prodigy Guan Tianlang to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) next month.
PARIS: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino blasted an anti-Semitic banner unfurled by Partizan Belgrade fans as “unacceptable” and “disrespectful” after European football was again embroiled in a racism row.
MALAYSIA’S hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the AFF Futsal Championships suffered a severe blow following the 6-1 thrashing by former champions Indonesia in a Group A match at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam yesterday.
INDIAN star Anirban Lahiri birdied three of his last five holes to maintain a tight grip in the weather-disrupted Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters at the Seri Selangor Golf Club yesterday.
PISTOL king Jin Jong-Oh’s recent record-breaking form promises to light up the Asian Games shooting ranges when hosts South Korea renew their intense rivalry with China from today.
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