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Hsiehs, Chans advance at Pan Pacific

By Dave Carroll

The Hsieh sisters yesterday stunned the top seeds in the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Pan Pacific Open, while fellow Taiwanese the Chan sisters survived a scare to book their place in today’s semi-finals in Osaka, Japan. Unseeded Hsieh Su-wei and Hsieh Yu-chieh were theFULL STORY

PSG crush Real, Juventus denied while City cruise

Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday launched their latest quest for UEFA Champions League success with a statement win over Real Madrid, while a late Atletico Madrid comeback foiled Juventus as Manchester City eased to victory in Ukraine. French giants PSG have failed to make their mark inFULL STORY

Ottavino botches throw in Yankees’ 3-2 loss to Angels

An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the American League East, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. It might still be unofficial, but the Yankees are preparingFULL STORY

Tomboy Verma could be India’s next cricket superstar

Shafali Verma was not exactly trying to be a rebel when she began training with the local boys in the north Indian city of Rohtak as a precocious 10-year-old. In a region where girls pursuing outdoor sports are often frowned on, it was more out ofFULL STORY

Cyclists cross 20,000km to deliver World Cup whistle

Intrepid cyclists Ron Rutland and James Owens yesterday delivered the whistle to be used in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup after traveling more than 20,000km in 231 days from London. The pair, who began their trip at Twickenham Stadium in February, handed theFULL STORY

Qatari firms still exploiting migrant workers: Amnesty

Qatar is not fulfilling all of its promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers in the country in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Amnesty International said yesterday. “Despite the significant promises of reform which Qatar has made ahead of the 2022 WorldFULL STORY

Drama as Reds, Chelsea lose openers2019-09-19

Holders Liverpool on Tuesday began their defense of the Champions League trophy with a defeat against SSC Napoli, while one missed spot-kick condemned Chelsea to defeat against Valencia and another came to Barcelona’s rescue. Liverpool last season survived a 1-0 defeat in Naples in the groupFULL STORY

E-sports network aims to connect community2019-09-19

A venture backed by many of video gaming’s biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to e-sports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. The Video Game Entertainment and News Network (VENN) is set to launch next year and aims to give theFULL STORY

How college football linked with Christianity2019-09-19

When a reporter in July last year asked Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney to discuss his faith, Swinney chuckled and said that it was the easiest question of the day. Over two minutes, Swinney invoked Jeremiah 29:11 and stressed that when he meets his makerFULL STORY

Hsieh loses singles, but advances with sister2019-09-19

By Dave Carroll

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei yesterday crashed out of the second round of the singles at the Pan Pacific Open, then teamed up with younger sister Hsieh Yu-chieh to advance to the quarter-finals of the doubles. Despite a spirited second-set fightback, the Taiwanese No. 1 fell to aFULL STORY

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