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Mixed results for Taiwan in Sinjhuang

By Jason Pan

Taiwan A picked up a win, but Taiwan B lost, while Philippines-Mighty Sports consolidated their top-of-the-table position after dynamic duo of Dewarick Spencer and Al Thornton led the way to their fifth win, beating India 101-81 at the 38th William Jones Cup yesterday at theFULL STORY

Bolt’s mom says laughter key to keeping son cool

How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the world’s fastest man keep his cool? “We say things that will make him laugh,” Jennifer Bolt said as her sprinter star offspring faces down what just might be his last Olympic Games. At nearly 30, Bolt has sixFULL STORY

Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun beaten at Rogers Cup

By Dave Carroll

Taiwanese No. 1 Lu Yen-hsun on Wednesday crashed out of the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, while world No. 1 Novak Djokovic made a winning return in his first match back since a shock third-round defeat at Wimbledon, defeating Gilles Muller inFULL STORY

Venus Williams cruises into third round

Venus Williams on Wednesday opened play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova. Playing her final event before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams finished off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes. Williams was coming offFULL STORY

Magnificent Mendis revives Sri Lanka with first Test ton

Kusal Mendis struck his maiden Test century in a match in which no other batsman has managed 50 to power Sri Lanka to 282-6 at stumps on day three of the first Test against Australia yesterday. The 21-year-old remained unbeaten on 169 — 52 more thanFULL STORY

Taiwan’s Lu defeats Zverev in Toronto2016-07-28

Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun beat Alexander Zverev, a Citi Open semi-finalist, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Tuesday. The 19-year-old German was making his tournament debut ranked a career-best 25th — he is the youngest in the top 25 sinceFULL STORY

South Korea upset Iran in William Jones Cup battle2016-07-28

By Jason Pan

South Korea produced their best performance of the 38th William Jones Cup so far, defeating titleholders Iran 67-50 in a big upset yesterday, while Philippines-Mighty Sports notched another victory to sit atop the standings with four wins and no losses. Playing to their strengths, South KoreaFULL STORY

Juventus capture Higuain for fee of 90 million euros2016-07-28

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a fee of 90 million euros (US$98.8m), the third-highest in history, to wrest the Argentina striker from SSC Napoli on Tuesday. In what is the biggest-ever transfer fee recorded between twoFULL STORY

Cleveland rally to stun Washington 7-62016-07-28

Francisco Lindor watched his hit squirt into the outfield and then danced his way down the first-base line before being engulfed by a wave of elated teammates. Three outs from defeat, the Indians pulled out an unlikely victory that felt bigger than one win. Lindor pushed anFULL STORY

Federer announces decision to sit out of Rio, rest of year2016-07-28

Roger Federer is to sit out the rest of this season, including the Rio Olympics and US Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that he needs “more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year.” “The doctors advisedFULL STORY

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