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(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 1, 2018 Indian sprinter Dutee Chand speaks during a press conference in Hyderabad. – Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on May 2, 2019 said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya ‘made to suffer’ – Indian sprinter

Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min donates £100,000 to South Korean fire victims

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.
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IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

The International Olympic Committee has suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.
Joerg Wacker

Bayern Munich seal partnership with Korean football association

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich said Monday they have formed a partnership with the Korean Football Association as part of a strategy that could help the Bavarians uncover young talent in Asia.
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Son Heung-min set for Tottenham return as South Korea lose Asian Cup

South Korea’s crash out of the Asian Cup in the quarter-finals on Friday was celebrated not only in Qatar but also in North London.

Asian Cup: Son Heung-min may need a rest – South Korea coach

South Korea’s coach warned that Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min may have to be eased in gently when he arrived for the Asian Cup after a frantic few months for club and country.
Tottenham Hotspur South Korea Son Heung-Min

Tottenham’s Heung-min Son wants to sign off with victory over Manchester United

Heung-min Son hopes victory over Manchester United will soften the blow of having his season at Tottenham interrupted for the second time by international duty.
Son Heung-Min sealed the win for Tottenham with a stunning solo goal. David Ramos-Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino lauds Son Heung-min’s impact against Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Son Heung-Min to follow his superb goal against Chelsea with a sustained spell of excellence.
South Korean marines take part in a regular drill on Yeonpyeong Island on November 1, 2018. (Photo by JEON HEON-KYUN - POOL - AFP)

South Korean court allows conscientious objection to military service

South Korea's supreme court ruled Thursday that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse the country's mandatory military service, in a case that has implications for hundreds of conscientious objectors.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Germany - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 27, 2018 South Korea's Jang Hyun-soo in action with Germany's Timo Werner. REUTERS-Pilar Olivares

South Korean World Cup footballer banned over military service fakes

A South Korean World Cup footballer was banned for life from the national team for submitting false documents for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said on Thursday.
Son Heung-min Tottenham Asian Games

Son Heung-Min: I would’ve played for South Korea army team if we’d lost Asian...

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min says he was delighted to help South Korea beat Japan 2-1 to win the Asian Games, but would have played for the army team had he been made to do military service.
The Indonesian FA has suspended its top football league after a fan died at a match between rival teams.

Indonesian FA suspends league after fan dies at match

The Indonesian FA has suspended its top football league after a fan died at a match between rival teams.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (C) shakes hands with Kim Il Guk (L), the President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Jong-Hwan Do (R), Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

South Korea to propose joint Olympics with North at summit

South Korea plans to propose a joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics with North Korea at next week's summit in Pyongyang, sports minister Do Jong-hwan said Wednesday, according to a Yonhap report.
Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham deserved ‘wake-up call’ against Watford

Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham Hotspur have been given "a wake-up call" by Watford in a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Sunday and that true title contenders would have won easily.
Tottenham forward Heung-min Son is now exempt from military service after South Korea won the Asian Games. REUTERS

Tottenham’s Heung-min Son wins Asian Games, avoids military service

Tottenham forward Heung-min Son has avoided the prospect of carrying out military service after captaining South Korea to the gold medal at the Asian Games.

Company offers to get customised shoes for India’s 12-toed champion

An Indian athlete with six toes on each foot who won gold at the Asian Games is to receive special custom-made shoes after a company boss was touched to hear of the pain she suffered while running in the heptathlon.
[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach- AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games.
Four men believed to be the Japanese players seen arriving at Jakarta airport on Aug. 20

Basketball players suspended after paying prostitutes for sex

Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.

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Nigeria, England, Canada fight for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori

Nigeria, England, and Canada are reported to be in a three-way fight for the services of Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori.
Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.

October 13 friendly: Brazil planned to play Germany not Nigeria – Tite

Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB fund to invest $500,000 in Nigeria’s sustainable energy

A multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).

Nigeria may explode if we don’t tackle unemployment now – minister

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Official: 50 runners sign up for Onitsha city marathon

No fewer than 50 runners have so far signified intrest in the maiden Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) event slated for Oct. 5, in Anambra.