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Asian Games 2018: China crowned Arena of Valor champion as e-sports makes 'historical' Asian Games debut


ESports - 2018 Asian Games - Britama Arena - Jakarta, Indonesia - August 26, 2018 - Players compete in Arena Of Valor tournament. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan



JAKARTA: China defeated Taiwan to win the first ever Arena of Valor gold medal on Sunday, as e-sports made a splashy debut as an exhibition event at the 2018 Asian Games.

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Thomas Cup 2018: Malaysia go down fighting to Indonesia in quarter-finals

All ears: Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong listening to instructions from coach Paulus Firman (second right) as coach Cheah Soon Kit looks on during the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie against Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. V Shem-Wee Kiong lost 19-21, 22-20, 13-21.

 


MALAYSIA’S Thomas Cup challenge has come to an end in the quarter-finals and with that, the wait for the elusive title continues after 26 years.

Malaysia went down fighting 3-1 to 13-time champions and arch-rivals Indonesia, Thursday.

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Peter Sagan wins record third successive world title in Norway

Peter Sagan outsprinted Alexander Kristoff in a dramatic finish to the race in Bergen



Peter Sagan became the first man to win three successive World Championship men's road race titles with victory in Norway.

The Slovak, 27, pipped Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish, having barely featured among the lead riders in the 267.5km race in Bergen.

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Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas



Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history.

The former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC's most iconic figure, who was making his debut in professional boxing at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Read more: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

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Fireworks went off over the Maracana as Rio said farewell to the Games



The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

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