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  • Troussier wants to end career with Japan …

    Troussier wants to end career with Japan …

    Former Japan coach Philippe Troussier wants to end his career in the dugout by coaching the home country's team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he told AFP. The … More »

    AFP News - 10 hours ago
  • Aussies, Germany bid to end decades …

    Aussies, Germany bid to end decades …

    Australia and Germany aim to end decades of Fed Cup pain when they clash in the semi-finals while Italy and the Czech Republic, the current tournament heavyweights, … More »

    AFP News - 13 hours ago
  • Indonesia favourite to take on 2019 …

    Indonesia favourite to take on 2019 …

    Indonesia is favourite to take on the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam's withdrawal because of the cost, Asian sports sources said Friday. Vietnam's Prime Minister … More »

    AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:59 AM PHT
  • Fenerbahce chairman faces jail time …

    Fenerbahce chairman faces jail time …

    By Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The chairman of Turkish club Fenerbahce, Aziz Yildirim, faces a probable return to prison after his appeal against a … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:44 PM PHT
  • Workers at Olympic venue end strike …

    Workers at Olympic venue end strike …

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:41 AM PHT
  • Rio workers end strike but issue pay …

    Rio workers end strike but issue pay …

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:36 AM PHT
  • Rio Games ramp up infrastructure investment …

    Rio Games ramp up infrastructure investment …

    Brazil will spend 24.1 billion reais ($10.8 billion) on infrastructure projects for the 2016 Rio Olympics in an effort to ensure South America's first Games are … More »

    AFP News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 4:45 AM PHT
  • Shumenov gets big chance against ageless …

    Shumenov gets big chance against ageless …

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the … More »

    Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 4:15 AM PHT
  • 87th Annual Academy Awards date set …

    87th Annual Academy Awards date set …

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22. … More »

    Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:34 AM PHT
  • Pistorius trial adjourns until May, …

    Pistorius trial adjourns until May, …

    By Siyabonga Sishi PRETORIA (Reuters) - The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state … More »

    Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:12 PM PHT
  • Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian …

    Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian …

    EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:09 PM PHT
  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but …

    Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but …

    LONDON (AP) — With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:57 PM PHT
  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in …

    Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in …

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:51 PM PHT
  • Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure …

    Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure …

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic … More »

    Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:09 PM PHT
  • Tippett to coach Canada at world ch …

    Tippett to coach Canada at world ch …

    (Reuters) - Dave Tippett, coach of the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, will coach Canada's men's ice hockey team at next month's world championship, … More »

    Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:14 AM PHT
  • 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest …

    54 detained in anti-World Cup protest …

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city. … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:34 PM PHT
  • Pakistan name new coaches in search …

    Pakistan name new coaches in search …

    Pakistan named new coaches for their senior and junior hockey teams Wednesday as they try to drag themselves out of a slump and revive past glories. Pakistan … More »

    AFP News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:24 PM PHT
  • TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing …

    TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing …

    Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show. Spurred by his lifelong … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:20 PM PHT
  • Phelps's return greeted with shrug …

    Phelps's return greeted with shrug …

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer … More »

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 6:27 AM PHT
  • AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended …

    AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended …

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people … More »

    Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:49 AM PHT

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