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Former Central League MVP Tetsuto Yamada had four RBIs and broke open the game with a three-run homer, Hayato Sakamoto went deep off former big league pitcher Manny Bañuelos and Japan beat Mexico 7-4 Saturday to win Group A at the Olympics. Masato Morishita (2-0), a 23-year-old right-hander who is reigning Central League Rookie of the Year, allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.
As accusations of Russian doping surfaced at the Tokyo Olympics pool the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dove in on Saturday coming to the defence of American swimmer Ryan Murphy for suggesting some of his rivals were drug cheats. After losing the second of his 2016 Rio Olympic backstroke titles to Russian Evgeny Rylov on Friday an unhappy Murphy hinted doping had played a part in his demise. Murphy later walked back his comments saying they were not directed specifically at his Russian rivals but at the sport which he said still has a big doping problem.
Flipping a somersault on a bike is supposed to be for 'young dudes' but 36-year-old Venezuelan Daniel Dhers showed he can hang with the best as BMX freestyle debuted at the Olympic on Saturday. Most of the 18 riders assembled at the Ariake Urban Sports Park are in their early or mid-20s while Hannah Roberts, the American gold medal favourite, is 19. Dhers has competed at the highest level for well over a decade but any thoughts of winding down were put to one side when, in 2017, BMX freestyle was added to the Olympic programme.
At just 17 years old, Erriyon Knighton is already drawing comparisons to the great Usain Bolt.
Forget Olympic Baseball. The Games need big dingers.
KUCHING, July 31 — Senior Fellow with the National Professors Council Jeniri Amir today said the Proclamation of Emergency for Sarawak is consistent with the views expressed by state political...
Caeleb Dressel battles himself to set a world record and win another gold medal.
In the freshwater swamp forest of Hlanzoun in southern Benin, majestic trees hum with chirping birds and playful monkeys.
Adam Peaty summed up the secret to Britain's swimming success in one word -- 'belief' -- after helping bring home 4x100m mixed medley relay gold in world record time at the Tokyo Games on Saturday. The quartet of Kathleen Dawson, Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin smashed China's previous mark by 0.83 seconds as the event made its Olympic debut and the women joined the men on the podium. Freya Anderson also collected a gold after swimming the freestyle leg in the heats.
Take a look at some of the incredible Olympic imagery from the talented photographers on the ground in Japan.
The 400-meter hurdler in the midst of the season of her young life.
The BMX freestylers soared off the ramps into the Olympic spotlight as the latest new edition to the Games made its debut at the Ariaka Urban Sports Park on Saturday. "It is so surreal to say that we are all Olympians," Venezuelan rider Daniel Dhers said after the seedings runs to decide the order for Sunday's finals. Nine male and nine female riders are competing for gold with Australian Logan Martin and American Hannah Roberts the big favourites to become the sport's first Olympic champions.
A pasta order comes in and the robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery in Riga. After five minutes of gyrations, a piping hot plate is ready.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today that walk-in vaccinations for Klang Valley residents will start on Monday (August...
During the closing credits of “The Last Mercenary,” we see a montage of Jean-Claude Van Damme in the various getups he wore during the movie (a fuzzy beard; a mustache and Yankees cap; a blond wig; a Bond tuxedo; drag). The film presents this cavalcade of mostly routine disguises with wide-eyed affection, as if it […]
Australian hotshot Kaylee McKeown pointed her finger at the timing board, pulled the trigger then coolly blew away the 'smoke' after powering to her second gold medal at the Tokyo Games with a perfectly timed 200m backstroke swim. McKeown's father died of cancer last year and she has a tattoo on her foot which reads: "I'll always be with you". While she looked well off the pace as Canada's Kylie Masse went out all guns blazing over the first 150 of the race, McKeown did not panic and surged down the final stretch to overhaul her rivals and touch first in 2:04.68.
Small groups of students protested against Myanmar's military junta on Saturday in Mandalay and a human rights group accused the armed forces of crimes against humanity ahead of the six-month anniversary of the army's takeover. Bands of university students rode motorbikes around Mandalay waving red and green flags, saying they rejected any possibility of talks with the military to negotiate a return to civilian rule. Myanmar's army seized power on Feb. 1 from the civilian government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after her ruling party won elections that the military argued were tainted by fraud.
BEIJING (Reuters) -China reported on Saturday 55 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 30, compared with 64 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. The National Health Commission said in a statement 30 of the new infections were local cases, compared with 21 the previous day. The other 25 cases were imported infections originating overseas.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Harun today said he will refrain from deciding a motion against de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hasan and Attorney General Tan...
Olympic athlete can use social media to their financial benefit, but it sometimes comes at a cost.