MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's freestyle skiing federation has banned national champion Anna Orlovskaya for two years for a doping offence, the official site of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) said.
Singapore's reigning silat world champion Shakir Juanda has stumbled again in his quest for an elusive SEA Games gold medal.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - World No.1 Lee Chong Wei was the first shuttler to march into the men's singles semi-finals of the season-ending Badminton World Federation World Superseries Finals, after thrashing Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana on Thursday.
SYDNEY (AP) - Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata has denied claims that former Juventus star Alessandro del Piero is unhappy and will leave the A-League football club during his second season.
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) - Myanmar set its sights on the ambitious target of 100 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games on Thursday after stunning guests with a lavish opening ceremony.