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Taiwanese teen Lin wins Asiad silver in taekwondo

When Taiwan’s budding taekwondo star Lin Wan-ting made her international debut at the East Asian Games in October last year, her sights were already set on winning a gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Yesterday, she fell just short of that ambition,FULL STORY

Fresh Asiad drama as top-three runners disqualified

All three top finishers in the men’s 800m final were disqualified in the latest dispute to hit the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, yesterday. Qatar’s Femi Ogunode completed a sprint double when he won the 200m in a Games record 20.14 seconds to add toFULL STORY

India’s Kom wins boxing gold under shadow of dispute

M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, yesterday. Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51kg division. HerFULL STORY

Djokovic stays perfect in Beijing; Wozniacki ousted

Novak Djokovic kept his 100 percent record at the China Open yesterday, overcoming late resistance from Vasek Pospisil to win 6-3, 7-5, while Petra Kvitova powered through her women’s singles match. The top seed was playing at his dominating best in the first set, breaking serveFULL STORY

Nishikori cruises to crowd-pleasing win with eye on London

Kei Nishikori thrilled his home fans as the US Open finalist posted a 6-3, 6-4 opening victory over Ivan Dodig yesterday to reach the second round of the Japan Open in Tokyo. The fourth-seeded Nishikori could do no wrong at the Ariake Colosseum, where the roofFULL STORY

PSG shake off woes to beat Barca

Paris Saint-Germain made light of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence and a substandard start to the season by claiming a 3-2 UEFA Champions League victory over Barcelona on Tuesday. Barca had not conceded a goal this season, but David Luiz, Marco Verrati and Blaise Matuidi each punctured theirFULL STORY

Totti punishes a sleepy City with age-defying goal

Manchester City face a hard battle to qualify for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after their sluggish start to yet another campaign continued with a 1-1 draw at home to AS Roma on Tuesday. They were denied victory by Francesco Totti when heFULL STORY

Bayern outplay CSKA to little fanfare in silent arena

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben was unimpressed by a new experience in his career on Tuesday, when his side overcame CSKA Moscow in their UEFA Champions League match in an eerily empty Khimki Arena. Bayern carved out a 1-0 win thanks to Thomas Mueller’s first-half penaltyFULL STORY

Bilbao extend skid at BATE; Porto save draw

Athletic Bilbao missed a chance to ignite their stuttering season when they were beaten 2-1 at BATE Borisov in Champions League Group H on Tuesday. The Belarussian side rallied from their opening 6-0 thrashing at Porto to take a deserved lead in the 19th minute atFULL STORY

Matic quiets boos as Blues persist to win at Sporting

Nemanja Matic’s header on Tuesday ended Sporting’s proud four-year steak unbeaten at home in Europe, as Chelsea seized control of the UEFA Champions League Group G with a 1-0 victory in Lisbon. Booed by the home fans throughout, Matic, who used to play for Sporting’s bitterFULL STORY

Defiant Royals outfox A’s for wild card in thriller

MAJOR LEAGUES The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die wild-card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first post-season game in 29 years. Salvador Perez, who had twice failed to drive in runners on third baseFULL STORY

Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The 18-time Olympic champion was arrested on driving under the influence (DUI) charges early on Tuesday — for the second time in a decade — another embarrassment for the swimmer, who came outFULL STORY

Al Hilal lose battle, but win war to reach ACL final

Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal are through to their first Asian Champions League (ACL) final, despite losing the away leg of their last-four encounter against Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on Tuesday. Al Hilal, who went through 4-2 on aggregate after winning the firstFULL STORY

NFL says its flag on Husain Abdullah, Chiefs’ praying player, was a mistake

The NFL on Tuesday said that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was mistakenly penalized by a game official when he knelt to pray after scoring a touchdown on Monday night. In the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots, Abdullah,FULL STORY

Singapore swim star rapped over night out drinking

Singaporean swimming star Joseph Schooling is facing an investigation over an allegedly boozy night out at the Asian Games that ended in the early hours. The Singapore National Olympic Council said it had been told “three athletes returned to the athletes’ village in the early hours”FULL STORY

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