Football | Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

Supporters wanting to stay in the city hosting this season’s Champions League final are in for a shock. Hotels in Cardiff are expected

Top Football | Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2

While Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to trounce Osasuna 7-1, Cristiano Ronaldo was rested by title rival Real Madrid in its 6-2 rout of Deportivo

Golf | Levy shoots 63 to take 1-stroke lead at China Open

Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open. The Frenchman, who won the

Football – EPL | Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton

Judo | North Korea loses world judo event because of security risk

North Korea will no longer host the judo world junior championships because of security risks amid rising political tension with South Korea and the United States.

Football | Manchester Derby: Guardiola coming up short in the big games

Friday, 3:00am Man City v Man United H 1.92, D 3.8, A 4.4 It’s at this stage of the season, when games seem to

Auto racing | NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. The two-time Daytona 500 winner set an afternoon news

Football | Messi gets 500th goal for Barca in 3-2 win vs Madrid

Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win in injury time against 10-man Real Madrid in the “clasico”

Rugby | Highlanders, Crusaders, Chiefs win in Super Rugby

New Zealand’s Crusaders overwhelmed South Africa’s Stormers 57-24 to stretch their winning start to Super Rugby to eight matches this weekend. The New Zealand teams, who

Tennis | Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters

Defending champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final yesterday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the 10th

Athletics | Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe’s women-only marathon world record on yesterday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race

Athletics | Olympic athlete Germaine Mason killed in crash in Jamaica

Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died yesterday in a motorcycle crash in outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the

Golf | Watson fires 66 to take lead at Shenzhen International

Bubba Watson fired a 6-under 66 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead at the weather-delayed Shenzhen International yesterday. Starting on the 10th hole,

Football – Champions League | Monaco has no fear of semifinal opponent

After such a long journey to reach the Champions League semifinals, Monaco has no fear of who it plays next. With good reason. Monaco

Barcelona fans, players, coach stay positive after CL exit

There were no boos or jeers at the Camp Nou after Barcelona’s elimination to Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Instead, the crowd

American Football | Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after