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Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying wins gold at Thailand Open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) won her first title of this season at the Thailand Open on Sunday (May 22) by getting even with Chen Yufei (陳雨菲) of China, who u...

Taiwan’s world badminton No.1 Tai Tzu-ying reaches All England Open semifinals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World badminton No.1 Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) sailed into the semifinals of the All England Open by defeating last year’s winner, Okuhara Nozomi, Friday (March 8). Tai ...

Mental health hovers over Olympics, on its way to mainstream

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, mental health was the breakout star. Amplified by some of the world's top athletes, it shook up those Games and made everyone take notice. ...

Shiffrin emotional after 2nd quick exit in 2 Beijing races

BEIJING (AP) — The first question posed to Mikaela Shiffrin as she met with reporters after her second consecutive quick exit from an Alpine skiing race at the Beijing Games was short, simple and to t...

Fiji joins Australian women's Super Rugby competition

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Fiji’s national women’s rugby team is set to join Australia’s Super W league in the 2022 season. The Fijiana will be based in Australia and play against Au...

Several factors contribute to NBC's lower Olympic ratings

NBC’s Mike Tirico began Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony by saying, “just over six months ago in Tokyo, we said we were about to embark on an Olympics unlike any other. Now we’re about to top...

EXPLAINER: What in the world is the Olympic Truce?

BEIJING (AP) — “Observe your commitment to this Olympic Truce,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach beseeched the international community at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter O...

Bubble life: China takes COVID sports routine to new extreme

BEIJING (AP) — Officially, the Beijing Olympics are taking place inside what organizers are calling “the enclosed compound activity area.” That’s a fancy way of saying “a closed loop...

Hungary steps in to host 2022 swimming world championships

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming will have world championships after all in 2022, with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the sport’s world governing body jointly announcing the “extraordi...

Olympics Live: Organizers hold call with isolated athletes

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Olympic organizers say they had a call with athletes Sunday to discuss living conditions at isolation ...

NBC's Tirico coming back from Beijing earlier than planned

NBC prime-time Olympic host Mike Tirico will have a shorter stay in Beijing than originally planned. Tirico's final show from Beijing will be Monday night. He will fly from China to ...

USA Swimming cancels meet, reviews plans with worlds delayed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming canceled a meet in Iowa and is reviewing its calendar for the rest of 2022 after the world championships were pushed back another year because of the COVID-...

Stewart returns to Seattle while Dolson heads to New York

Breanna Stewart is remaining in Seattle for at least one more season while Stefanie Dolson is coming home to New York. Stewart, a former MVP, helped the Storm win the WNBA championsh...

The Latest: Downhill training could be affected by wind

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Olympics: ___ Strong winds could delay the start of the second downhill training session on Friday at the Beijing Olympics....

Las Vegas Aces re-sign 2020 WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces have re-signed A'ja Wilson, locking up the 2020 WNBA MVP at the start of free agency. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. ...