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Asian Games 2018: Carnival time for Japan as Koreas eye emotional hoops gold

Japan’s Aska Cambridge (centre) wins the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games. (Jewel SAMAD/AFP)



JAKARTA: Japan's sprinters conjured up the spirit of the Rio Olympics as they raced to Asian Games gold on Thursday (Aug 30), while Unified Korea moved within sight of an emotional women's basketball title.

Two years after Japan won a stunning Olympic silver behind Usain Bolt's Jamaica, three of the same runners teamed up again for an emphatic 4x100 metres relay win in Jakarta.

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Asian Games 2018: China still top dogs, says Asian badminton boss

Indonesian local favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting took down Olympic champion Chen Long in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games in Jakarta. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)



JAKARTA: Badminton Asia president Anton Subowo denies China are in crisis after their shuttlers missed out on a singles medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 38 years.

Top-seeded Chinese Shi Yuqi crashed out in the opening round in Jakarta to Indonesian gold winner Jonatan Christie, while another local favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting took down Olympic champion Chen Long in the quarter-finals.

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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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