Twenty-Four Hours When Sports Hit the Halt Button

Late in the afternoon, the N.C.A.A.’s national basketball tournaments, among the most anticipated sporting events of the season, were canceled, planting a dramatic exclamation point onto a relentlessly depressing day. Then at night, the PGA Tour announced that it was canceling The Players Championship, which was supposed to begin its second round on Friday, as well as all other competition […]

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Cyclists ride high, dream big

There is no formula for starting a professional cycling team that can be easily Googled but that has not stopped the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) from unveiling its most ambitious plans to date. With its announcement of a partnership alongside GreenEdge Cycling, SCF president Hing Siong Chen believes the targets of winning an Asian Games road cycling title and having […]

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Abe says Japan to host 2020 Olympics as planned

Trump on coronavirus disrupting olympics: I wish Prime Minister Abe luck President Trump discusses how the olympics could be disrupted by the coronavirus and what possibilities lie ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. Continue Reading Below Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling […]

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Athletics: I'm supernatural, says Semenya, as she pursues Olympics 200m slot

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Double Olympics 800m champion Caster Semenya called herself “supernatural” on Saturday (March 14) after saying she hoped to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 29-year-old South African cannot defend her 800m title as she refuses to abide by World Athletics testosterone-reducing regulations covering races between 400m and the mile. “I call myself supernatural,” […]

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#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Discussing Singapore's first privatised football club Lion City Sailors

TAP/CLICK TO LISTEN: #GameOfTwoHalves Ep 71: Singapore’s first privatised football club; Man City’s European ban  10:02mins Synopsis: #GameOfTwoHalves is The Straits Times’ weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday. Money FM’s Bernard Lim calls up ST sports correspondents David Lee and Sazali Abdul Aziz. Last Friday, Singapore’s first privatised professional football club was unveiled as the Lion City Sailors […]

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Cycling: Singapore aiming to have local rider at 2030 Tour de France

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) unveiled its most ambitious plans to date on Friday (March 13), aiming to win an Asian Games title and having a Singaporean representative compete in the Tour de France by 2030. The governing body launched ProCyclingSG, which will groom a group of cyclists from the national team and put them through a training […]

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Coronavirus prompts PGA to bar spectators from championship

Suspending sports will have ‘huge economic impact’: Steinberg Sports and Entertainment CEO Steinberg Sports and Entertainment CEO Leigh Steinberg explains how the economy will be impacted by sports events and seasons being canceled due to coronavirus. The Players Championship will not have spectators for the final three days at the TPC Sawgrass. Continue Reading Below A person involved in the […]

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