Men's Sports

The Latest: Thai court sets April hearing for soccer player

Feb 4, 2019

A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing

Malaysia crowns Pahang state's Sultan Abdullah as 16th king

Jan 31, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been crowned as Malaysia's 16th king after previous ruler abdicated

Wife of detained refugee soccer player appeals to Thai PM

Jan 31, 2019

A campaign to stop Thailand from extraditing to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has gotten personal, with a letter from his wife delivered to the Thai prime minister

Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

Jan 30, 2019

Australia's prime minister has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

Ex-player seeks FIFA help for jailed Bahrain refugee athlete

Jan 25, 2019

A former Australian soccer player campaigning to free a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand wants FIFA, the sport's governing body, to sanction the soccer associations of Thailand and Bahrain if they fail to help

Before MLB career, Tsutsugo aims to improve baseball at home

Jan 25, 2019

Before he pursues a career in Major League Baseball, Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is on a mission to fix the sport in his native country

Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

Jan 24, 2019

As sponsor drops ad slammed as insensitive, Japanese tennis star Osaka, focuses on game to secure finals slot

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

Jan 23, 2019

South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in the country's sports

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan 22, 2019

A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport's governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition