NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The

Boxing | WBC heavyweight champion Wilder to face Ortiz Nov. 4

Undefeated heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will fight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Nov. 4. The fight will be televised by Showtime as part of

Briefs | James Rodriguez stars for Bayern Munich

James Rodriguez starred on his first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich, scoring one goal and playing a role in the others for a 3-0 win at Schalke on

Football | Klopp angry as Liverpool eliminated from League Cup

Liverpool failed to finish off a slew of chances and conceded a sloppy goal in a 2-0 loss at Leicester in the English League Cup, arousing the

Phelps has ‘no desire’ to return to swimming

Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback. Nope. Phelps said Tuesday he has “no

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the

Yokohama tyres back for Macau GP

Yokohama tyres are set to return to Macau’s Grand Prix event between November 16 and 19, after being sidelined in last year’s race in favor of competitor firm

Cycling | Giro start in Israel to go from Jerusalem to Red Sea

Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, through modern Tel Aviv then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next

Football | Sweet 16: Genoa teenager performing far beyond his years

The 16-year-old sensation of Serie A wouldn’t mind taking advantage of his sudden stardom among classmates. The problem is, he’s being home-schooled. “I can’t even be

F1 – Analysis | Vettel loses huge ground in title race after Singapore blip

In the space of three races, Sebastian Vettel has dropped twice as far behind Lewis Hamilton as he was ahead of him. After winning the Hungarian Grand

Football | Lukaku compounds Everton’s misery in Man United’s 4-0 rout

When Romelu Lukaku slotted the ball into the Everton net, the Manchester United striker had no intention of holding back on the celebrations. Far from it. Especially after being

Rugby | Kaino recalled to All Blacks squad for Championship

Flanker Jerome Kaino has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship tests against Argentina and South Africa over the next two weeks. Lock

Boxing | Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown. No one could argue it wasn’t a great fight. Golovkin retained

Win-win: Paris awarded ‘24 Olympics, LA gets ‘28

The tears welling in the Paris mayor’s eyes told the story one way. The words the Los Angeles mayor spoke told it another. This was one of

Football | World Cup qualifying: Syria to play Australia in Malaysia

Football Federation Australia says it has received official confirmation that Syria will host the Socceroos in Malaysia in the first leg of the Asian World Cup qualifying

Football | Mou United back in style to the Champions; Messi beats Buffon

Whatever the competition, whatever the level of opponent, Romelu Lukaku cannot stop scoring in his first season at Manchester United. The Belgium striker kept up the

Rugby | Australian mining magnate plans 6-team rugby competition

Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch the Indo Pacific Rugby Championship, a six-team competition schedule to begin next August. Forrest was behind a

The African basketball championship | Unique and entertaining competition

The African basketball championship may lack star power — even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains. AfroBasket,

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