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England tests mark India's first big home sports in pandemic

CHENNAI, India (AP) — The India-England cricket series starting on Friday in Chennai also marks the first international sport in India since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Th...

NTU to set up Taiwan's first international athletics program

National Taiwan University (NTU) said Saturday (Jan. 90) it will introduce the country's first undergraduate program to train students for careers in international sports competition and managemen...

UK Sport says welfare not risked with athlete substance test

LONDON (AP) — The UK Sport government agency said athletes’ welfare was not put at risk with the use of an experimental substance ahead of the 2012 London Olympics that was disclosed for the first tim...

New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins

International sport finally returns to Britain on Wednesday when England plays the West Indies in the world’s first cricket test match since the start of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

7 more Pakistan cricketers have virus, raising total to 10

Seven more Pakistan cricketers tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, raising the total to 10 of the squad to tour England. Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan...

More virus positives won't stop Pakistan tour, says Giles

A top English cricket official says Pakistan’s tour of England could still go ahead even if more players from the travelling party test positive for the coronavirus. Three members of...

When tennis returns: No fans, less prize money, rustiness

Madison Keys, the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up, has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for the sport’s true return after its coronavirus...

A rarity: cricket goes live in Vanuatu in the South Pacific

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) — Some overnight rain couldn't prevent Vanuatu from producing a rarity in these coronavirus-restricted times — a live sporting event. The tropical island in t...

Miss watching sports? Cricket final going live in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) — They’re ready to go live in Vanuatu. A tropical island in the South Pacific is very likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket f...

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch ...

SKAL International Taipei hosts sustainable tourism forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SKAL International Taipei (台北順風社) President Hiro Liao (廖國宏) said during an interview on Thursday (Sept. 26) that he intends to upgrade Taiwan’s tourism through incre...

Chinese swimmer lashes out at British competitor amid doping scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese swimmer with a record of doping caught the media's attention this week after an outburst targeting a fellow competitor at the 2019 World Aquatics Championshi...

Rome to host new annual multidisciplinary motorsport event

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Rome will host the inaugural edition of a multidisciplinary motorsport event in November, with drivers competing for their country rather than individual recognition. ...

What's in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their be...

Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little...