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Aidan Walsh has been forced out of his semifinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics after the Irish welterweight injured his ankle while celebrating his quarterfinal victory. Boxing officials announced Sunday that Walsh did not attend the medical check and weigh-in before his scheduled bout with Britain's Pat McCormack, who advances to the gold medal bout by walkover. Walsh, who is from Belfast, will still win a bronze medal.
Germany became the first country to reach the semi-finals in the men's hockey tournament after a smooth 3-1 win over Olympic champions Argentina in sauna-like conditions at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Germany opened the score in the 19th minute when defender Lukas Windfeder shot a penalty corner low and hard at the left side of the goal, leaving Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi no chance to stop the ball.
Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes thought they had tied the match late in the decisive third set, only to have the results of their replay challenge overturned.
Bobby Finke, the surprise American champion of the 800-meter freestyle, completed a stunning distance double.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Caeleb Dressel of the United States powered to victory in the men's 50m freestyle to claim his third individual gold medal at the Tokyo Games on Sunday, while Australia's Emma McKeon also completed the sprint double with victory in the women's 50m. There was more gold joy for the Americans when Robert Finke completed the distance double, producing another late push to win the 1,500m to add to his 800m gold. Dressel, the 100m free and butterfly champion, completed his sprint double with a huge margin of 0.48 seconds over France's Florent Manaudou, the London gold medal winner and silver medallist in Rio.
In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands around its claws, just as she has done since age seven.
Adopted en masse during the pandemic and spoiled for attention during remote working, many dogs (and their owners) have to adjust to a new lifestyle -- and it's not always easy.
Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar has endured six months of turmoil since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi's government and ended the country's decade-old experiment with democracy.
Imagine a Covid-19 vaccine that came as a pill: no needles, no medical professionals required to administer it, potentially delivered directly to people's homes.
The National Hockey League said it has launched a probe into allegations made on social media by Evander Kane's wife that the San Jose Sharks Player of the Year gambled on his own games.
Australia's most populous state of New South Wales recorded 239 COVID-19 infections of the highly transmissible Delta variant on Sunday, matching the record daily number of cases in the current outbreak seen on Thursday. Neighbouring Queensland reported nine new locally acquired cases in a new outbreak of the Delta strain, its highest daily number in a year, the state's Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Malaysia administered 519,111 doses of Covid-19 vaccines yesterday to keep the country on track for its target of vaccinating the entire adult population by October. Of these,...
Australia were handed an automatic bronze in the mixed doubles after world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew because of injury but Ash Barty said on Sunday they fully deserved the medal after playing "incredible" tennis this week. Serbian Djokovic had partnered with Nina Stojanovic for the mixed doubles but pulled out with a shoulder injury minutes after losing to Pablo Carreno Busta in the singles bronze medal match, assuring women's world number one Barty and partner John Peers of third place at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
Caeleb Dressel won the men's 50m freestyle, claiming his third individual gold of the Tokyo Games.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has defended the postponement of tomorrow’s special parliamentary sitting, saying it was done...
"Cleveland is where I want to be."
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic needs to take his own advice, apparently. Less than a week after sharing how easy it is for him to keep his cool, he did the exact opposite following a loss at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic suffered his third match in two days on Saturday, losing the bronze medal to Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta. After missing the deciding volley, he smashed his racket against the post, which he received a verbal warning for. Watch it here. In a previous match against the Spaniard
This Vida children's mask has five layers of protection, and it's even recyclable.
Smoke filled the sky west of Kamloops, British Columbia, on July 30, as hundreds of forest fires continued to burn swaths of the province.According to authorities, some 243 fires are currently active in British Columbia. Extreme temperatures in the province, where authorities warned of temperatures upwards of 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 Fahrenheit) over the weekend, are expected to worsen already fire-prone conditions.This footage, recorded on Friday afternoon near Kamloops Lake, captured hazy conditions caused by forest fire smoke. Credit: Rob Romeyn via Storyful