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Asian Games 2018: Japan basketball players suspended after buying sex

The players deeply apologised for their actions AFP/Kazuhiro NOGI



TOKYO: Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday (Aug 29).

Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action "damages the honour and trust of Japan's sporting world".

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Asian Games 2018: Precious gold glitters for Son, Bahraini claims sprint double

South Korea's Lee Seung-woo (right) celebrates his goal with teammate Son Heung-min after scoring during the men's semi-final football match against Vietnam. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)



JAKARTA: South Korea's Son Heung-min moved just 90 minutes away from the gold medal that would spare him military service on Wednesday (Aug 29) as Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong completed a rare sprint double at the Asian Games.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son played a captain's role as Korea beat Vietnam 3-1 to reach the men's football final against Japan - his last chance for a title that would exempt from a career-threatening, 21-month military stint.

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Asian Games 2018: Son dares to dream after penalty sends Koreans into Asia semis

Son Heung-min, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo AFP/Juni Kriswanto

 

BEKASI, Indonesia: Tottenham forward Son Heung-min helped South Korea reach the Asian Games semi-finals as the defending champions beat Uzbekistan 4-3 in an extra-time cliffhanger on Monday (Aug 27).

The World Cup star, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo before a late Hwang Hee-chan penalty sent the Koreans through.

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Asian Games 2018: Malaysian athlete alleges bias after heated martial arts battle

Malaysia's Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, the 2016 world champion, stormed out the arena and punched a hole in the wall of the warm-up area. (Photo: AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

 

JAKARTA: A Malaysian athlete accused judges of bias and stormed out of a tumultuous match of the Indonesian martial art pencak silat at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday (Aug 27).

Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, the 2016 world champion, withdrew in protest seconds before the end of the final and punched a hole in the wall of the warm-up area, as Indonesia's Komang Harik Adi Putra bagged gold in the heated contest.

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Asian Games 2018: Bosses crack down on boozing in athlete villages

About 17,000 athletes and officials are taking part in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)



JAKARTA: Asian Games organisers have cracked down on boozing in the athletes' villages, Indonesian officials said Monday (Aug 27), warning competitors that the consumption of alcohol is "not allowed" and unhealthy.

Athletes who have already finished their events and officials were flouting rules against drinking in the villages, said Harry Warganegara of Games organising committee Inasgoc.

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