Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the...

The Latest: Judo federation cancels event in Japan

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Judo Federation has canceled an event in Japan because of th...

Winners of Presidential Hackathon awards honored in Taipei

Twelve winners of the 2020 Presidential Hackathon were honored Sunday (Sept. 20) at the Presidential Office in Taipei City, spotlighting government efforts to address societal needs through innovation...

Badminton federation postpones Thomas and Uber Cup Finals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Badminton World Federation has postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals scheduled for next month following the withdrawals of some high-profile teams because of conce...

Indonesia withdraws from badminton's Thomas and Uber Cup

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Concern over the coronavirus has resulted in Indonesia becoming the fifth team to withdraw from the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup badminton competition that is scheduled to...

The Latest: Thailand withdraws from Thomas and Uber Cups

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Thai badminton federation says it has withdrawn from the Thomas and Uber C...

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the ...

Analysis: Last 8 shows why Champions League worth protecting

LISBON (AP) — Eight European teams in one country to determine who collects the biggest prize in club football. What should be a temporary, pandemic-enforced Champions League format ...

Nurmi set 2 Olympic records within an hour at 1924 Games

Less than an hour after setting an Olympic record in the 1,500-meter race at the 1924 Paris Games, Paavo Nurmi set an Olympic record in the 5,000. Two races and two gold medals in on...

Film tracks Rulon Gardner's highs, lows in years since gold

Rulon Gardner is living a quiet life, just the way he likes it. He is 48 now, sells insurance and has a second job coaching wrestling at a Salt Lake City-area high school. ...

Nippon Paint Reveals the Winners of the Asia Young Designer Awards 2019/20

Functional and sustainable winning entries of the year celebrated virtually with Nippon Paint SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 July 2020 - Following the 13th instalment of the Asia Young Designer Award...

UN envoy calls for Russia-US talks to help end Syrian war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria called Monday for talks between Russia and the United States to help end the more than nine-year-old war, saying the two major powers could play ...

Extra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, again

ROME (AP) — Baseball. In Japan. At the Olympics. For World Baseball Softball Confederation president Riccardo Fraccari, it seems like such a sure home run that he can’t even imagine ...

Reports: Chinese Super League set to kick off in late June

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Super League is reportedly set to kick off in the last week of June, two weeks after lower-tier leagues are scheduled to begin in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that h...

Clashes and unity calls at UN on World War II anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on Friday saw a clash between Russia and some Europeans, calls for unity to fight COV...