Sports - Asia

Stuck in Spain, Wuhan soccer team gets to watch Madrid-Barça

MADRID (AP) — It’s been a tough journey for the first-division soccer club from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the ...
12:03 28 February 2022

Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media

TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC P...
10:15 28 February 2022

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics becaus...
9:30 28 February 2022

Media giant Discovery insured against Olympic disruption

Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions...
21:14 27 February 2022

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC mem...
12:46 26 February 2022

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold...
17:22 25 February 2022

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banne...
14:33 25 February 2022

Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially

The comments could easily have come from any middle-class town where workers have trouble making ends meet: “No pension ...
10:01 24 February 2022

Patrick Reed shows his moxie and wins Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed made it hard for anyone to question his moxie.A week that began with Brooks Koepka sayin...
0:32 24 February 2022

The Latest: Fury beats Wilder to reclaim heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local) 9:40 p.m. Tyson Fur...
5:43 23 February 2022

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win.Even with a one-sh...
0:18 23 February 2022

Q&A: Things to know about Tokyo Olympics and spreading virus

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly five months on July 24. The Paralympics open on Aug. 25. But the fast-sp...
5:12 22 February 2022

Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

TOKYO (AP) — A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japane...
7:06 20 February 2022

AP PHOTOS: Olympic bidder Sapporo has erratic snowfall

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — After two months of almost no snow, Japan’s northern city of Sapporo was overwhelmed with the whit...
5:19 20 February 2022

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

TOKYO — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus...
11:02 17 February 2022

Silver: NBA, USA Basketball still may play in China in 2020

CHICAGO — The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused...
1:58 16 February 2022

Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He...
7:18 15 February 2022

Kuchar leads by 2 at Riviera as Woods falls 9 shots behind

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Frid...
2:20 15 February 2022

No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over ...
12:04 14 February 2022

Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. H...
1:51 14 February 2022

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: T...
9:26 13 February 2022

Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

LOS ANGELES — Ernie Els has made it clear he will not be returning as International captain for the Presidents Cup next year.
20:42 11 February 2022

Pakistan rescues Canadian, Finnish climbers by helicopter

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in...
11:29 9 February 2022

Once is enough: Els says he’s done as Presidents Cup captain

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Ernie Els brought big changes to the International team in the Presidents Cup, and then he added one more he wants to see. He d...
15:51 7 February 2022

War-weary Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

KABUL, Afghanistan — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul?
6:16 6 February 2022

Supercars champ McLaughlin gets IndyCar seat with Penske

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Team Penske will give Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin a shot at IndyCar with a seat in the road course race at Indianapolis Mo...
16:51 5 February 2022

Djokovic comes back for 8th Australian Open title, 17th Slam

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues...
15:36 2 February 2022

The Latest: Zverev in for 50K, Aussies miss out on $2.85M

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):
14:00 31 January 2022

Thiem beats Zverev to reach 1st Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out...
12:47 31 January 2022

Tokyo Olympic organizers try to dampen cancellation rumors

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a...
9:43 31 January 2022