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ON THE ROAD TO BRAZIL: Boots on the ground: A look at World Cup cleats

Nike, adidas, Puma and other shoemakers are all trotting out new and innovative looks for this summer’s World Cup. Gone are the old-school black boots ... Full story

Cameroon players refuse to travel over bonus pay

Cameroon’s World Cup team refused to board a plane due to take them to Brazil on yesterday because of a long-running dispute over bonus payments ... Full story

Qatar confident of remaining World Cup host

Qatar said yesterday it is confident it will retain the rights to host the 2022 World Cup following new allegations that an official from the ... Full story

To demolish or design: Japan split on 2020 stadium 

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement ... Full story

ON THE ROAD TO BRAZIL: Spain heads FIFA rankings, Brazil rises to third place

Defending World Cup champion Spain will travel to Brazil as the No. 1 team in the FIFA rankings, and the host nation will kick off ... Full story

ON THE ROAD TO BRAZIL: 10 World Cup greats 

With the World Cup in Brazil looming, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great players in the tournament’s history:PELE. Considered by many the ... Full story

CR7 has tendinitis & leg muscle injury 

Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its ... Full story

ON THE ROAD TO BRAZIL | PREVIEW: Host country tops Argentina for World Cup

Maracana is filled to bursting for the World Cup final between Brazil and Argentina. If ever there’s home advantage, this is it.The date? July 13, ... Full story

INDYCAR: Castroneves wins 2nd Detroit Grand Prix of weekend

Helio Castroneves easily won the second Detroit Grand Prix race of the weekend Sunday, finishing 1.6836 seconds ahead of Penske Racing teammate Will Power.Castroneves’ lead ... Full story

CRICKET: Amla appointed South Africa test captain

Hashim Amla was named South Africa’s new test cricket captain yesterday, overtaking apparent front-runner AB de Villiers and succeeding longtime leader Graeme Smith.The 31-year-old Amla ... Full story

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