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Korean plan for Olympic joint hockey team ended

Publication date 24 May 2019 | 13:09 | ICT

South Korea are dropping their plan for a joint women’s field hockey team with the North at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, officials said on Thursday, after Pyongyang failed to co-operate.



  • Thurman says he’s ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 13:07 | ICT

    Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World Boxing Association battle for welterweight supremacy.

  • Fifa shelves idea to extend 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 11:47 | ICT

    FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body’s president Gianni Infantino.

  • IOC: Suspend AIBA from Tokyo 2020

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 09:19 | ICT

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended on Wednesday that amateur boxing’s governing body be stripped of its right to organise the event at Tokyo 2020, but said the sport should still feature at the Games.

  • Sarri to hold talks after Europa League final

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 09:17 | ICT

    CHELSEA manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club’s hierarchy after next week’s Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season.

  • Demare takes 10th stage at the Giro d’Italia

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 13:47 | ICT

    Frenchman Arnaud Demare clinched a long-range, high-speed bunch sprint to win stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia on the cobbled streets of Modena on Tuesday.

  • With the world at her feet, Osaka takes Paris in her stride

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 12:25 | ICT

    Twelve months ago at Roland Garros, an embarrassed Naomi Osaka bristled at being hailed as the ‘coolest thing’ in tennis.

  • Hazard is my Chelsea benchmark, says Pulisic

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 12:05 | ICT

    Christian Pulisic says he wants to make the same impact as Eden Hazard at Chelsea and hopes to play alongside the Belgium superstar at Stamford Bridge.

  • Hamilton’s heavy heart in Monaco after loss of Lauda

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 12:03 | ICT

    Barely 48 hours after the death of Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton approaches Thursday’s Monaco Grand Prix opening practice in sombre mood as he aims for only his third victory in the classic Mediterranean street race.

  • Referee death puts matches at altitude under the spotlight

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 11:58 | ICT

    The death of a Bolivian referee officiating a match at more than 4,000m has reopened the debate about the safety of playing football at such altitude.

  • Raptors thump Bucks to level NBA Eastern Conference finals

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 10:33 | ICT

    The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals.