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

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan 22, 2019

An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach

Janewattananond wins Singapore Open with final round 65

Jan 20, 2019

Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year's British Open

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan 16, 2019

Malaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

Jan 16, 2019

Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, has decided to retire after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Jan 15, 2019

Takeda corruption probe soils 2020 Tokyo Olympics and International Olympic Committee

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

Jan 12, 2019

One Tokyo newspaper has said a "Black Cloud" is hanging over the Tokyo Olympics as French prosecutors weigh corruption allegations against the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

Australia praises Thai move on Saudi, concerned about player

Jan 11, 2019

Australia's foreign minister has praised Thailand for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player who remains in Thai detention

3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling

Jan 10, 2019

Japan's three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida announced her retirement, saying it's time for the next generation of wrestlers to take the stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Lakers, Nets going to China for preseason games next season

Jan 8, 2019

James, Lakers headed to China next season for a pair of preseason games against the Nets