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Stories about Sport

Former West Indies cricket great: ‘We have to put a lot of things right to sustain that level of play’

West Indian cricket fans are longing for a return to their side's glory days, but cricket veteran Deryck Murray says there's still a lot of work to be done.

Pressure mounts for Thailand to free Melbourne-based Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi

"Australia just gave our highest award to 2 divers for risking their lives to rescue 12 Thai boys from underground caves. We know where Hakeem is. He just needs a...

Dota 2 stormed Kyrgyzstan's state opera house and left a trail of destruction in its wake

A theatre boss looked to a cybersport tournament to generate much-needed revenue and got sacked for his troubles.

Trinidad & Tobago court rules Olympian's dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation

The whole fiasco had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine, but many believe Williams' forced withdrawal was illegal and her attorneys have been fighting for justice ever since.

Indian football is fighting a losing battle to keep its fans

A decent outing for the national team at next year's AFC Asian Cup might help lift some of the gloom surrounding the sport.

Meet Ujwol Dangol, founder of Kathmandu's first skate park

Despite skate's growing popularity around the world -- even set to debut in the summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo --, in Nepal, it is still somewhat associated with criminality.

Cricket Australia under fire for sacking female employee over abortion reform tweets

"Clearly 1951 rolls on down the corridors of Cricket Australia, a halcyon place where a woman’s place is out the door. It’s not Cricket. It’s institutional misogyny."

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

Parkour for peace: Kabul youth turns war-pocked landscape into a playground for dare devils

"When we tried to attend parkour events in Europe our visa applications were refused just because we hold Afghan passports."

Are the people from the former Yugoslavia pleased with Croatia's success in the World Cup? Yes.

Croatia's success in the 2018 World Cup inspired numerous fans from all across the Balkans -- defying the historic ethnic-hatred between neighboring nations.

The ‘future belongs’ to Afghanistan's spinning cricket star Rashid Khan

Sachin Tendulkar, a retired Indian batsman often viewed as the greatest of all time, says Khan is the best spin bowler in T20I cricket.

Peru bids untimely farewell to World Cup Russia 2018 with heads high and a smile

"Peru is disqualified from this football world cup [...but is] backed by one of the best group of fans ever seen..."

The dark side of World Cup fun in Russia: Online mobs are bullying women getting ‘too friendly’ with foreigners

The World Cup euphoria will fade in a few weeks, but hard questions about women's rights in Russia are still lingering, it seems.

During the World Cup, Mexico gets in trouble when their fans’ chants are called ‘foul’

"In addition to being considered a homophobic scream, the “EEEEEH P…” could cause serious problems for the Mexican National Team" according to FIFA rules.

Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese ‘re-education’ camps

More than one million Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province have been sent to re-education camps to unlearn and correct their religious and political views.

‘Internet is not for the Tajik language'? A crowdsourced soccer blog marks 10 years

"I had volunteers. Many of them!"

Russians thrilled by World Cup's kick off, despite looming pension and tax reforms

With the effect of soft power on display for the rest of the world to see, how have Russians been reacting to the influx of large, eager crowds of foreigners?

Nepal’s Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

"Summiting Everest? It's just like another daily chore."

After a 36-year absence, Peruvians qualify for the World Cup and a trading card frenzy ensues

"For about 25 years, I've collected the Panini album, and it's the first time I paste a card of a Peruvian player."

At the World Cup in Russia this summer, Central Asia will be supporting Mohamed Salah

"Salah, with his glorious football talent and good behaviour is introducing the real Islam to the world."

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