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Rowdy fans tarnish win for Thomas

One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans do not have to pay to watch, and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access on Thursday, when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of theFULL STORY

Man detained in murder of decorated figure skater

Kazakhstan authorities yesterday said they have detained a suspect in the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games. Ten, 25, was knifed during a struggle with two men he had caught trying to steal the mirrors on hisFULL STORY

From school dropout to S Korean superstar

A high-school dropout dubbed the “Michael Jordan of e-sports” has helped make South Korea a major power in video gaming — and is now leading its push to be recognized by the mainstream. The bespectacled, floppy-fringed “Faker,” whose real name is Lee Sang-hyeok, is the world’sFULL STORY

NBA star Gasol helps migrant rescue

Marc Gasol said he would never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left clinging to a piece of wood for 48 hours in the Mediterranean Sea. Josefa was the survivor of a shipwreck about 145km off the Libyan coast onFULL STORY

Iran, South Korea score big wins to tie for second

By Jason Pan

Iran and South Korea yesterday scored in the triple digits to triumph in their matches and move into a tie for second place — only a win short of leaders Canada — in the William Jones Cup at the Sinjhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City. IranFULL STORY

NFL anthem policy on hold as league and union discuss

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Thursday said that no new rules regarding the national anthem would be issued or enforced as they discuss how to move forward on the divisive issue. The joint statement came after a report that the Miami DolphinsFULL STORY

Froome still Team Sky leader: Thomas2018-07-20

Geraint Thomas is in the perfect position to win a maiden Grand Tour title after claiming victory on Wednesday’s first mountain stage of the Tour de France, but the Briton said compatriot Chris Froome remains Team Sky’s leader. Thomas, who won the week-long Criterium du DauphineFULL STORY

Cavendish, Kittel disqualified after missing time cut2018-07-20

Record-chasing Mark Cavendish and Germany’s Marcel Kittel are out of the Tour de France. Cavendish and Kittel, two of cycling’s top sprinters, were on Wednesday disqualified from the Tour de France after proving too slow on its grueling 11th stage in the Alps. The pair have aFULL STORY

IOC adds seven events to Beijing2018-07-20

Planning for its next three Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals and set a timetable to addFULL STORY

Women’s monobob meets mixed response2018-07-20

Women’s bobsledders wanted a second medal event at the Olympics, and it is going to happen. It just is not exactly what everyone wanted. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday added monobob — a one-person sled — to the slate of women’s competitions for the 2022FULL STORY

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