The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.
Olympic Games kick off in PyeongChang
Iran's national indoor hockey team on Friday beat the South African rival, gaining its second hit in the fifth Indoor Hockey World Cup.
Iran gains second win in Hockey World Cup
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned South Korea’s ambassador to protest a discriminatory decision by Samsung Electronics and organizers of the Winter Olympic games in Seoul not to provide Iranian athletes with gift smartphones, demanding an apology from the technology company.
Iran Foreign Ministry: Samsung must apologize for gift ban against Olympics athletes
Alexis Sanchez accepted a 16-month prison sentence for committing tax fraud during his time at Barcelona, although he will not spend time in jail.
Sanchez given 16-month prison sentence for tax fraud
Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea’s frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month’s PyeongChang Olympics.
Athletes, organizers locked in PyeongChang cold war
Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.
Thunder embarrass defending champion Warriors
World number one Rafa Nadal will return to this year’s Queen’s Club Championships in what will be the 10th anniversary of his memorable triumph that served as a prelude to his maiden Wimbledon title.
Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships
Iran head coach Mohammad Nazemasharieh respects Thailand, recognizing the Thai team as the ASEAN champion but believes his players’ focus will make the difference when the two sides meet at the quarterfinals of the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship on Thursday.
‘Concentration’ to make difference against Thailand, Nazemasharieh says
Joseph Parker is not interested in fame, he simply wants to take Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight titles, said his promoter David Higgins.
Parker wants ‘titles, not fame’, says promoter Higgins
The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when the next television rights deal is agreed.
Premier League considering introduction of winter break

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