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Tears as badminton star Lee quits after cancer battle

Publication date 14 June 2019 | 12:04 | ICT

Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title.



  • Du Plessis hopes De Villiers row sparks SA

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 13:53 | ICT

    Faf Du Plessis hopes the controversy over AB De Villiers’ attempt to come out of retirement for the World Cup can fuel his side’s bid to rescue their spluttering campaign.

  • Shooting victim Ortiz to be treated at US hospital

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 13:50 | ICT

    The Boston Red Sox have sent an air ambulance to the Dominican Republic to fly former Major League Baseball all-star David Ortiz to a US hospital after he was shot and wounded in his hometown.

  • Warriors edge Raptors to keep NBA title hopes alive

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 11:50 | ICT

    Clutch 3-pointers by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson enabled the defending champion Golden State Warriors to edge Toronto 106-105 on Monday and sustain their hopes of winning a third consecutive NBA Finals.

  • Stronger, faster – not higher: Tokyo to warn on weed

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 10:25 | ICT

    In what you might call a joint statement, Tokyo 2020 organisers on Tuesday noted the need to warn countries with relaxed cannabis laws that weed isn’t allowed in Japan.

  • Argentina hold Japan for first point

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 10:22 | ICT

    Japan failed to break down a determined and well-organised Argentine defence in Paris on Monday in the first goalless draw of the Women’s World Cup.

  • Southgate seeks next step as England win on penalties

    Publication date 11 June 2019 | 13:50 | ICT

    ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate believes the bitter disappointment of losing a second semi-final in 12 months will be the fuel his side needs to take the next step at next year’s European Championships.

  • McIlroy captures Canadian Open with career-tying 61

    Publication date 11 June 2019 | 13:12 | ICT

    Rory McIlroy blitzed the field at the Canadian Open on Sunday, firing a scintillating nine-under 61 to run away with the title by a massive seven strokes less than a week before the US Open.

  • Goal-scorer Parris puts spring in England’s step

    Publication date 11 June 2019 | 11:35 | ICT

    ENGLAND coach Phil Neville did not hold back in his praise for Nikita Parris after the forward was named player of the match in her side’s 2-1 win over Scotland at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday.

  • Hamilton takes controversial Canada victory

    Publication date 11 June 2019 | 11:02 | ICT

    Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ record winning start to a season on Sunday when he was handed a controversial victory, courtesy of a disputed stewards’ decision to penalise Sebastian Vettel, at the Canadian Grand Prix.

  • Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam

    Publication date 11 June 2019 | 09:30 | ICT

    Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem.