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...

A century ago, sports rises from ravages of war and disease

The world in 1919 was hardly a place for fun and games. A war like no other had ravaged Europe, killing untold millions and leaving the continent devastated. The Spanish Flu pandemic...

IOC official says no deadline for decision on Olympics

SYDNEY (AP) — The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports c...

Taiwanese students fight Wuhan virus with robotic Lego alcohol sprayer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese students at an elementary school in southern Taiwan have gained worldwide media attention after they created a Lego robot that dispenses disinfectant to fight of...

Hurd wins women's all-around at American Cup gymnastics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Morgan Hurd of the United States jump-started her rebound from a frustrating 2019 season by winning the women’s all-around title in the American Cup gymnastics competition Saturday. ...

Actress accuses New Taipei government of taking credit for gymnastics success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ukrainian-born actress Larisa Bakurova has criticized New Taipei City Government for taking credit for the success of a rhythmic gymnastics team she coached, but the c...

Alishan movie a hit at Japan’s tourism film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film promoting the scenic attraction of Taiwan’s Alishan has claimed the “Best East Asia Film” at the 2020 Japan World's Tourism Film Festival. ...

English woman wins annual pancake race with Kansas

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — An Englishwoman barely squeaked out a victory over a competitor across the pond in Kansas in Tuesday's annual pancake race between their British and American hometowns. ...

Estonia starts building 100-million-euro data center

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — An Estonian tech company has kicked off construction of the Baltic states' largest commercial data center, an estimated 100-million-euro ($108-million) project aimed at large f...

AP Interview: Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo

With the Olympics six months away, the president of wrestling's international governing body says the sport is on a solid foundation and positioned for growth. Nenad Lalovic took ove...

Doping cases put career on pause, says Russia's Lasitskene

MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympics are six months away, but Russia's top track and field athlete has no idea if she'll be there. Mariya Lasitskene is a three-time world champion in high jum...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning ...

Li Tie replaces Lippi as China men's coach

BEIJING (AP) — Former Everton and Sheffield United midfielder Li Tie was hired Thursday as coach of China's national soccer team, replacing Marcello Lippi. Li had been caretaker coac...

He's back: Rejuvenated Sanches returning to form with Lille

PARIS (AP) — By the time Arnaud Souquet realized what had just happened, Renato Sanches was already sprinting past him. A moment of breathtaking skill from Sanches during Lille’s rec...