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Lamigo set CPBL season wins record

By Jason Pan

The Lamigo Monkeys on Monday set a Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) record when they edged the Fubon Guardians 3-2 to chalk up 72 wins this season, consolidating the team’s top position among the four clubs. Lamigo pinch hitter Chang Min-hsun drove a runner home withFULL STORY

Afghans fans flock to T20 despite violence

Afghan soldier Ehsanullah waves a national flag as he dances half-naked in the stands of Kabul’s main cricket ground — one of thousands of fans defying rising insecurity for the rare opportunity to see their favorite game live. The 23-year-old took timeFULL STORY

Muguruza crushes Puig, Pliskova also advances

New world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza yesterday overwhelmed Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Playing her first match since taking over the top ranking, the Wimbledon champion broke her Puerto Rican opponent twiceFULL STORY

UK favorite as Commonwealth Games deadline looms

Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Birmingham, England, seen to be in pole position as organizers continue the search for a new host. Kuala Lumpur and Victoria, Canada, are also inFULL STORY

Man questioned over NBA players assault allegations

The man accusing NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris of aggravated assault was on Tuesday pressed by defense lawyers about his financial motives in the case. An Arizona grand jury indicted the Morris brothers on felony aggravated assault charges. They are accused of helping three otherFULL STORY

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RUGBY UNION Tokyo celebrates World Cup Sports fans yesterday gathered in Tokyo’s Shibuya entertainment district to mark two years until Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first time the tournament will be held outside the traditional rugby-playing countries. Rugby World Cup tournament director Alan GilpinFULL STORY

Taiwan beat Brunei with last-gasp goal2017-09-20

By Jason Pan

Taiwan on Monday rallied to beat Brunei 2-1 in dramatic fashion with two late goals, securing second place in Group F of qualifying for next year’s Asian Football Confederation U-16 Championship. Five East Asian national teams made up of players born on or after Jan. 1,FULL STORY

Next year’s Giro d’Italia to begin in Jerusalem2017-09-20

Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, through modern Tel Aviv then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next year’s Giro d’Italia is to highlight Israel’s history, culture and varied topography. Details of next year’s race, which isFULL STORY

Stafford leads Detroit to 24-10 victory over Giants2017-09-20

On a night when the New York Giants honored their 2007 Super Bowl championship team at halftime, the current Giants once again looked like chumps. Detroit rookie Jamal Agnew on Monday night returned a punt 88 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown and Matthew Stafford threw twoFULL STORY

Cibulkova beats Suarez Navarro in Pan Pacific Open2017-09-20

Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova is targeting a strong finish to the season after dispatching Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 yesterday to book a second-round berth in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Cibulkova has momentum after posting her best result of the season last month when reachingFULL STORY

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