17 February 2019

  • Gender politics
    GENEVA—Caster Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. The IAAF wants to require women with […]
  • Cage team walkout hit
    ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was “disgusted” with the quality […]
  • Runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion
    FORT COLLINS, Colorado—When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman’s wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a “barbarian yell,” jammed his foot onto the animal’s neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled on Thursday, “it finally stopped moving […]
  • Tanduay Athletics spikefest unwraps
    THE Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF)-Tanduay Athletics Under 18 Boys and Girls Volleyball Championships get under way on Sunday at the Tanduay Athletics Volleyball Center—formerly the Cantada Sports Center—in Taguig City.  Eight teams in both boys and girls divisions are competing in the one-day event at the multicourt center with Dr. Otie Camangian acting as tournament […]
  • Rainy Riviera
    LOS ANGELES—One of the wildest pars Phil Mickelson ever made didn’t even count. Neither did one of the worst lies Jordan Spieth ever had. Fifty minutes into the start of the Genesis Open, with only 30 players having teed off, the opening round was scrapped because of increasing rain that soaked Riviera and poor visibility […]

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