• Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games
    Reuters

    Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games

    A small contingent of athletes from Oceania nations will be allowed to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in China so long as their qualification paths for the 2024 Paris Olympics go through Asia, the Australian Olympic Committee said on Thursday. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will allow around 300

  • Russia regains FIFA Council seat after Mutko's ouster
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    Russia regains FIFA Council seat after Mutko's ouster

    Russia has regained its place on the FIFA Council, six months after Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was blocked from re-election. UEFA member federations on Wednesday elected Alexei Sorokin, CEO of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee, by acclamation as one of their delegates to FIFA's strategy-setting

  • Muguruza beats Puig to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals
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    Muguruza beats Puig to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

    Garbine Muguruza began her reign as No. 1 with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Monica Puig on Wednesday, earning a spot in the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Playing in her first tournament since earning the WTA's top ranking, the Wimbledon champion broke Puig to go up 5-0 in the second set and then

  • Tennis: Japan's Date has no immediate plans to coach
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    Tennis: Japan's Date has no immediate plans to coach

    Japan's Kimiko Date has no immediate plans to turn to tennis coaching but is keen to contribute in some other way to the sport she quit last month, the 46-year-old said. The former world number four retired for good after her first round loss in the Japan Women's Open two weeks before her 47th