Football | African Cup: Ivory Coast stumbles, Congo beats Morocco

Ivory Coast’s Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0

Tennis | Six-time champions Djokovic, Williams open with wins

There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in

Tennis | Kyrgios’ new approach: Keep calm and move on at Aussie Open

No tirades at the umpire. No insults directed at spectators. No rackets smashed to smithereens. For Nick Kyrgios, the talented yet combustible bad boy of tennis,

Peterhansel completes 7th Dakar Rally victory; 13th overall 

French driver Stephane Peterhansel said luck played no part in his record-extending seventh Dakar Rally triumph on Saturday. Peterhansel duly completed the 12th and last stage - a

EPL | Costa no loss for Chelsea as leader beats Leicester 3-0

Chelsea easily coped without top-scorer Diego Costa, sweeping aside fading champion Leicester 3-0 to go seven points clear in the English Premier League yesterday (Macau time). Marcos

NFL | Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles

The Chargers appear ready to leave San Diego, their home of 56 seasons, for the potentially more lucrative but crowded Los Angeles market. Hours

Football | Benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team World Cup

As the football world digests FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup, a look at the some of the benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team tournament in 2026:

Boxing | Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be

Russia defends record on doping

Russia’s deputy prime minister, responding to calls for the nation’s sports teams to be excluded from all international competitions because of doping, said yesterday that the country

Football | EPL Often derided, Fellaini finally feels some love at United

There was only one place Marouane Fellaini was heading after scoring the goal that put Manchester United in a dominant position in the League Cup semifinals. And it wasn’t

Enrique supports decision to skip FIFA awards

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique gave his full support Tuesday to his players’ decision not to attend FIFA’s awards ceremony. Luis Enrique said he was “100

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. President

Ronaldo wins best player award for 4th time 

Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award yesterday (Macau time). The double European champion with

NFL | Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter arrested after game

Joe Mandak, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged yesterday with assaulting a doorman at a Pittsburgh bar and a police officer who

Spanish league | Messi saves Barcelona from 2nd straight loss

Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from its second straight defeat by scoring with a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish

Golf | Thomas holds on to beat Matsuyama at Kapalua

Justin Thomas knew he was playing well enough to start the year with a victory in the SBS Tournament of Champions. He just didn’t expect to have to