Category «SPORTS»

Messi makes record of winning sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts with the trophy during the Ballon d’Or 2019 awards ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, Dec. 2, 2019. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua) Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona claimed the 2019 Ballon d’Or here on Monday, making the record of winning the award for the sixth time. …

Kenyans dominate Nanning Marathon

Photo: VCG   Kenyans placed first in the men’s and women’s races during Sunday’s Nanning Marathon in the capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Kiura Mugendi won the men’s 42.195-kilometer race in 2:16:57, while his compatriot Flavious Kwamboka won the women’s race in 2:45:29.  There were also good achievements by domestic athletes, as …

Olympic champ Mayer nabs long-awaited super-G win at Lake Louise

 Photo: AFP Two-time Olympic gold medalist Matthias Mayer won the first super-G of the men’s alpine ski season Sunday, edging the discipline’s reigning World Cup champion Dominik Paris at Lake Louise. In bright sunshine Mayer, who won the 2014 Olympic downhill gold and super-G gold at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, clocked 1 minute 31.40 …

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen confirms Japan move

Steve Hansen Photo: VCG Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed Monday he is taking up a role with the Toyota Verblitz in Japan’s Top League. Hansen’s tenure with the All Blacks ended after they finished third at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they beat Wales 40-17 in the bronze-­medal match. In a …

Doncic dominates as Mavs end Lakers’ streak

Photo: VCG   Luka Doncic finished just shy of a triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks gave the Los Angeles Lakers a reality check Sunday by snapping their 10-game win streak with a 114-100 win. Doncic was just one rebound short of the triple double finishing with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the …

UK, Ireland step up plans to launch joint bid for World Cup

Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the trophy after winning the FIFA World Cup final in Moscow. Photo: IC   Chances of a joint British and Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup have grown after officials agreed to ramp up preparations, according to the general manager of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). …