Sports

US qualifier Brady upsets 2nd seed Garcia in Thailand Open

Jan 29, 2019

American qualifier Jennifer Brady achieved her second career top-20 win when she upset Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Thailand Open

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

Jan 28, 2019

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the rights to host the World Para Swimming Championships for banning Israelis from competing in the event, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

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

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Jan 24, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

Jan 24, 2019

French probe into alleged vote-buying connected with the Tokyo Olympics has raised questions about Japanese advertising and marketing agency Dentsu

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

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

Jan 23, 2019

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before royal sultans choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state