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South Korean star Park in doping shock SEOUL: South Korean Olympic swimming star and national icon Park Tae-Hwan fought to clear his name on Tuesday as he reeled from the shock news that he failed a doping test.The four-time Olympic medallist blamed an injection given by a hospital for the result, the second high-profile Asian swimming case in recent months after China's Sun Yang.In a statement, Park's management agency Team GMP said the 25-year-old -- dubbed "Marine Boy" and with an Asian Games pool bearing his name -- was stunned by the news.The agency said he was injected at a South Korean hospital while receiving chiropractic treatment before last year's Asiad in Incheon."At the time, the hospital offered to give Park an injection and he repeatedly asked if it contained any illegal substances," GMP said."The doctor said there would be no problem. And yet it turned out the injection contained a banned substance."He hasn't even taken cold ...

We've won nothing yet, Son warns South Korea SYDNEY: South Korea forward Son Heung-Min has warned team-mates and an expectant nation to keep their feet on the ground after reaching their first Asian Cup final in 27 years.The Korean pin-up's sparkling performances have put his country within touching distance of a first Asian Cup title since 1960 and after Monday's 2-0 win over Iraq, the pressure will be on them to finish the job.With hosts Australia heavy favourites to beat the United Arab ...

LPGA season opens with top field in Florida OCALA: Top-ranked Park In-Bee of South Korea and second-ranked New Zealand teen Lydia Ko will try to follow stellar 2014 campaigns with hot 2015 starts when the LPGA season begins Wednesday.The inaugural $1.5 million Coates Championship in suburban Orlando, Florida, marks the opening of a 33-event global calendar offering $61.6 million in prize money.The opening tournament features a field of 120 with a Wednesday to Saturday schedule to avoid a final-day conflict with American football's ...

Sharapova teaches Bouchard lesson to set up Russian semi MELBOURNE: The experienced Maria Sharapova slapped down young pretender Eugenie Bouchard Tuesday, dominating the ambitious Canadian to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final with dark horse Ekaterina Makarova.The world number two, who could claim the top ranking from arch-rival Serena Williams if she wins the title, showed her intent by breaking the seventh seed in the first game of the match and never looked back.Billed as a Glam Slam showdown between two of the ...

Portuguese league result LISBON: Portuguese league result on Monday:Paços de Ferreira 1 (Oliveira 90-pen) Benfica 0SundaySporting Lisbon 1 (Mário 76) Academica Coimbra 0Moreirense 2 (Battaglia 35, Fernandes 73) Nacional 3 (Matias 47, Rondon 81, 90+2)Belenenses 0 Penafiel 0Vitoria Setubal 4 (Hyun Jun Suk 38, Zéquinha 65-pen, Pelkas 69, Schmidt 88) Rio Ave 1 (Ukra 25)Estoril 1 (Léo Bonatini 50) Arouca 0Marítimo Funchal 1 (Bruno Gallo 32) FC Porto 0Boavista 1 (Uchebo 82) Sporting Braga 0SaturdayVitoria Guimaraes 2 (Valente ...

South Korea Olympic star Park fails drug test SEOUL: South Korea's four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-hwan has failed a dope test, local media reported on Monday.But his management were quick to blame an injection given to the national pin-up by a local doctor.Park, one of South Korea's most decorated athletes, received chiropractic treatment at a local hospital prior to last year's Asian Games, when he was given an injection that contained a banned substance, news agency Yonhap reported his management agency as ...

Leekens celebrates as Tunisia reach last eight BATA: Tunisia coach Georges Leekens celebrated his side's qualification for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after their 1-1 draw with DR Congo in Bata."We know we are not the best or the most beautiful but we have qualified and I am very happy," said Leekens after the game.The result, combined with a 0-0 draw in the day's other game between Cape Verde and Zambia, allowed Tunisia to progress as Group ...


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