Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tokyo Olympic bosses appear set to deliver the most successful Paralympics ever in 2020, a senior International Paralympic Committee (IPC) official said Tuesday, despite pressure to slash costs for the Games overall.
Roberto Mancini recorded his first league victory back in charge at Inter Milan with a 2-0 win at 10-man Chievo Verona on Monday.
Malaysia's seven-time women's world squash champion Nicol David overcame a tough early challenge before seeing off plucky Egyptian teenager Yathreb Adel 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in their world championships first round clash in Cairo on Monday.
Sailing in Sardinia. Boxing in Florence. Basketball in Milan. Water polo in Naples.
A reform package approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC, 國際奧委會) has many baseball fans in Taiwan and around the world hoping that baseball and softball will be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday in a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jeremy Pied headed home the winner and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl denied Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a decisive save in the closing stages as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain slumped to its first defeat in the French league with a 1-0 loss at Guingamp on Sunday.
Patrice Evra scored his first goal in Serie A but Juventus was held 1-1 at home by Champions League hopeful Sampdoria on Sunday, and had its lead cut to one point.
Manchester United's unlikely title challenge in the Premier League gained further momentum with a 3-0 win over great rival Liverpool on Sunday, plunging last season's runner-up into more disarray.
Villarreal ended Atletico Madrid's streak of 27 straight home games without a loss in the Spanish league after striker Luciano Vietto scored late to grab a 1-0 win on Sunday.