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Another Chinese Super League setback as Chongqing withdraws

Unable to pay players and staff, Chongqing Liangjiang withdrew from the Chinese Super League just over a week before the start of delayed season in yet another setback for the domestic soccer scene. ...

Shanghai to try to ease 7-week virus lockdown in a few days

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai will try again to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated COVID-19 transmission among the general population as the outbreak in China's largest city subsides, an official ...

Asian Games in China postponed over spread of COVID-19

Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games are being postponed because of concerns over t...

Taiwanese gymnast ranked No. 1 in world, Chinese athlete No. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Olympic gymnast Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) has risen to the No. 1 spot in the pommel horse, according to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). On Wednesday (...

`We’re Filipinos’: Women soccer players decry criticisms

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Members of the Philippines women's soccer team, which recently qualified for its first World Cup, have played down social media comments that most of the players with mixed ...

Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ethiopian runners Demeke Kasaw Biksegn and Alemtsehay Asefa Kasegn won the 2021 Taipei Marathon men's and women’s divisions, respectively, on Sunday (Dec. 19). ...

Tennis trailblazer: Peng known for her grit on the court

Struggling to stay upright as suffocating heat and humidity drained her energy in the U.S. Open semifinals, Peng Shuai refused to give up. She paused between points to clutch at her ...

COVID-19: North Korea's withdrawal from international sport a lost opportunity to engage with the world

North Korea may be known as an isolationist state but it has a long history of engaging with the international community on the sporting field. The country's men's football team was the first ...

Afghan karate champion fears it's game over for female athletes

CISARUA, Indonesia, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Afghan karate champion Meena Asadi pounds the heavy bag as part of her training routine, but she fears female athletes still in her homeland may have already los...

Taiwan's Olympic karate medalist announces engagement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh from having won her historic medal in Olympic karate, Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) revealed that she has accepted a marriage proposal and that her fiancee is her t...

Badminton- Tai Tzu Ying gets her mojo back

TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) - In a string of women's singles matches on Wednesday, Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying reminded the world why she's number one when she had France's Qi Xuefei struggling...

Football in Central Asia showing progress despite shortfall in World Cup qualifying

For the first time, the third round of World Cup qualifying in Asia will not feature a representative from Central Asia. Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan all saw their hopes of rea...

PGA Tour to end COVID-19 testing after 50 official events

The PGA Tour began requiring COVID-19 tests more than a year ago when it returned to competition amid the pandemic. It will have overseen testing at 50 official PGA Tour events when the program ends n...

India's 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh dies of COVID complications at 91

India's legendary track athlete and post-partition hero Milkha Singh died at the age of 91 late Friday. He had first tested positive for the coronavirus on May 19. "It is with extreme sadne...

Cambodia begins evicting floating homes amid protests

Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on Saturday began overseeing the dismantling of “floating home” communities on the banks of the Tonle Sap River over the objections of longtime resid...