Sports Archive
  • »China Stipulates No-Drug Pledge, Written Tests for Rio-Bound Athletes

    Thu 21 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    BEIJING — China has asked Olympic-bound athletes and coaches to sign a pledge not to use banned drugs and pass a written test, as it seeks to enforce its zero-tolerance stance on doping, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
    Gao Zhidan,...
  • »Sibling Swimmers to Participate in 2016 Rio Olympic Games

    Wed 20 July / Jul 2016. 01:02 PM
    AMMAN —Al Ghad— The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) News Service confirmed that 17 and 20 year old, brother and sisterKhader and Talita Baqleh’s place on Jordan’s Olympic team for the Rio de Janeiro Games in Brazil next month,...
  • »Russian Olympic Chief Rules Out Rio Boycott

    Wed 20 July / Jul 2016. 01:02 PM
    INT’L — Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov said on Wednesday Russia was categorically against boycotting the Rio Games and to do so would cause a split in the Olympic movement.
    Zhukov said the majority of international...
  • »Arjen Robben: Bayern Munich Winger Out for Six Weeks

    Tue 19 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben could miss the start of the season after being ruled out for six weeks with an adductor muscle injury.
    The 32-year-old Dutchman missed the last two months of 2015-16 with a similar injury and pulled up in their...
  • »Arsenal Bid for Bolton Wanderers Defender

    Tue 19 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    LONDON — Arsenal have made a bid of about £2m for Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding, reports BBC Radio Manchester.
    The 20-year-old is a product of the Bolton youth system and was in the England Under-21 squad that won the Toulon...
  • »Man Tries to Put Out the Olympic Torch with Fire Extinguisher

    Mon 18 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    The Olympic torch has not had an easy run this time around in Brazil as it travels through the streets in preparation of the upcoming games in Rio this August.
    It came under attack for the second time in the South American country on Thursday as it...
  • »Antidoping Officials to Request Russia Ban From Rio Olympics

    Sun 17 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    By: Rebecca R. Ruiz
    Antidoping officials from at least 10 nations and 20 athlete groups are preparing the extraordinary step of requesting that the entire Russian delegation be barred from the Summer Olympics over allegations of a state-sponsored...
  • »Jordanian Football Team Advances 2 Spots on FIFA Ladder

    Thu 14 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The National Jordanian football team advanced 2 ranks on the global monthly FIFA ranking issued Thursday, at 78th place, worldwide, from last month’s 80th position, with 438 points, as the Argentinian and Belgian national teams...
  • »France Vs Portugal Euor2016 Final

    Sat 9 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    PARIS — Hosts France face Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday - with goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris saying the tournament has helped his country "escape" from November's attacks in the city.
    The final will be played at...
  • »Euro 2016: Germany 1-1 Italy Highlights (6-5 Pens)

    Sun 3 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    BORDEAUX — Germany claimed a place in the final four of Euro 2016 with a penalty shootout victory in Bordeaux. The two teams served up a tremendous tactical battle that led to few chances in the first half. The pattern continued in the second...
  • »Palestinian Swimmer Glides Past Obstacles To Reach Rio Games

    Tue 28 June / Jun 2016. 12:00 AM
    BETHLEHEM — Palestinian swimmer Mary al-Atrash can't wait to make a splash at the Rio Olympics in August, but participation, rather than a podium finish, is probably the best she can hope for.
  • »Bacca Goal Guides Colombia To Third Place In Copa America

    Sun 26 June / Jun 2016. 12:00 AM
    Writing by Andrew Downie; Editing by John O'Brien
    Carlos Bacca's first-half goal was enough to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States in the third-place playoff at the Centenary Copa America in Arizona on Saturday.
    The winning goal...
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