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By Daniel Leussink TOKYO - World champions Belgium earned a spot in the men's hockey finals at the Tokyo Games after beating India 5-2 on Tuesday, giving the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallists a fresh chance at securing a gold medal. Belgium took the lead less than t...
TOKYO - Malaika Mihambo of Germany won the gold medal in the women's long jump at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume of Nigeria. (Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Edi...
TOKYO - The Cuban pair of Serguey Torres and Fernando Jorge won the gold medal in the men's canoe double 1000 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. China's Liu Hao and Zheng Pengfei took the silver medal while Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker claimed the b...
TOKYO - Croatian Sara Kolak's title defence came to a disastrous end on Tuesday as she committed three fouls and was out at the women's javelin qualifier. It was the latest heartbreak for Croatia, a day after Sandra Perkovic fell short in her bid for a third consecutive Olympic...
- Eden Park will host the opening two matches in the Bledisloe Cup after pandemic restrictions forced authorities to reshuffle the schedule of the annual three-match series between New Zealand and Australia as well as games in the Rugby Championship. The first game of the Bledislo...
By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO - Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas stayed on course for the track double at the Tokyo Olympics and a potential showdown against American Allyson Felix by easing through her 400 metres heat on Tuesday. Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Repu...
By Karolos Grohmann TOKYO - Some Australian athletes caused damage to their Tokyo Olympics athletes' village rooms before departing while the team's mascots -- an emu and a kangaroo -- went missing but have since returned, team chief Ian Chesterman said on Tuesday. T...
TOKYO - New Zealand's Lisa Carrington won the gold medal in the women's kayak single 200 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Spain's Teresa Portela took the silver medal while Denmark's Emma Jorgensen claimed the bronze medal. (Report...
By Rocky Swift SAITAMA, Japan - Kim Mestdagh caught an errant blow to the throat and collapsed to the court, gasping for breath on Monday in the last preliminary match of Belgium's debut in women's basketball at the Olympics. Courtside at the Saitama Super Arena, nor...
By Toshiki Hashimoto TOKYO - Defending champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand set a new Olympic best to reach the final of the women's kayak single 200 metres competition at the Sea Forest Waterway, as her opponents also set scorching times on Tuesday. The 32-year-o...
By Omar Mohammed TOKYO - World champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya, a late addition to the Olympic team after initially failing to qualify, advanced to the semi-finals of the men's 1,500 metres in his quest for gold on Tuesday in a wet Olympic Stadium. Cheruiyot bega...
By Sam Nussey and Rozanna Latiff TOKYO - Twenty men will begin their attempt to summit a new peak of competitive climbing on Tuesday when the fast-growing sport takes in a major step into the mainstream with its Olympics debut in Tokyo. Eight contenders with the bes...
By Philip O'Connor ENOSHIMA, Japan - Competition is set to resume at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour as winds are expected to pick on Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday's action.      Monday's medal races in the men's and women's 49er category will now take plac...
By Karen Braun - Larisa Iordache has battled injury, illness and adversity for a final chance to bring home an artistic gymnastics medal for Romania, a former gymnastics powerhouse that failed to qualify a team for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 25-year-old is set to appe...
SAO PAULO - Italian side Juventus have agreed terms to sign Santos starlet Kaio Jorge for an undisclosed fee, the Brazilian club said on Monday. The 19-year-old centre forward scored 17 times in 84 games for Santos and becomes the latest in a long string of players from the port c...
- Brigitte Xie reads music, can play Beethoven's Sonatina in F Major and has won a spot to perform at Carnegie Hall. She is 4 years old. Brigitte's feet dangle above the ground when the petite girl sits on the piano bench, her hands moving gracefully across the keyboard. ...
- Williams driver George Russell will join Formula One world champions Mercedes for a test of next year's tyres in Hungary on Tuesday, Pirelli said. The Briton has a long-term Mercedes contract and has been tipped to replace Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton's team mate next year....
ZURICH - Switzerland are moving quickly to appoint a new national coach a week after the departure of Vladimir Petkovic and with World Cup qualifiers only one month away, the country’s football association said on Monday. It said a commission has been working on the succession pla...
- A funeral for rapper Biz Markie was held on Monday after the hip-hop personality known for his 1989 hit "Just a Friend" died in July. Fans gathered outside the Patchogue Theatre on Long Island in New York during the service for the pioneering beatboxer whose birth name was Marce...
By Alan Baldwin LONDON - Aston Martin will let the data decide whether they appeal Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Formula One team said on Monday. The decision has a bearing on the title battle between Mercedes...