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Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan 22, 2019

A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport's governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition

Janewattananond wins Singapore Open with final round 65

Jan 20, 2019

Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year's British Open

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan 16, 2019

Malaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel

Australia praises Thai move on Saudi, concerned about player

Jan 11, 2019

Australia's foreign minister has praised Thailand for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player who remains in Thai detention

Lakers, Nets going to China for preseason games next season

Jan 8, 2019

James, Lakers headed to China next season for a pair of preseason games against the Nets

Thailand fires coach Rajevac after Asian Cup loss to India

Jan 7, 2019

The Football Association of Thailand has fired Milovan Rajevac as head coach after the national team's 4-1 opening loss to India at the Asian Cup

Sabalenka wins Shenzhen Open, beats Riske in final

Jan 5, 2019

Aryna Sabalenka got a confidence boost for the upcoming Australian Open after beating Alison Riske 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the Shenzhen Open final on Saturday

Sharapova retires with injury, Sabalenka reaches semifinals

Jan 4, 2019

Maria Sharapova retired from her match at the Shenzhen Open with an injury, giving top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka a spot in the tournament's semifinals

Rain disrupts quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open

Jan 3, 2019

Rain disrupted play at the Shenzhen Open with two quarterfinal matches suspended

Sharapova advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Jan 2, 2019

Maria Sharapova reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open after Chinese teenager Wang Xinyu retired in the second set with cramps

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