Formula One | Faster cars means bigger, stronger drivers for 2017

Renault driver Niko Hulkenberg has the kind of name that sounds like big could be his thing. In Formula One seasons past, muscle bulk hasn’t really

Football | Brazil rebuilds after 7-1 debacle and aims high at World Cup

The last time Brazil’s national team won six World Cup qualifiers in a row, it went on to lift the trophy in 1970 in Mexico —

Football | China must beat South Korea to keep World Cup hopes alive

Thursday, 19:35am China v South Korea H 3.8, D 3.2, A 2.2 Marcello Lippi faces his biggest challenge as China coach, needing a win against South Korea to

Football | AFC says East Timor passports for nine Brazilians are invalid

The East Timor passports of nine Brazilian soccer players who represented the tiny Pacific island nation have been declared invalid, the Asian Football Confederation said yesterday.

Athletics | US marathon star Meb Keflezighi races toward retirement

America’s premier marathoner is taking his victory lap. Meb Keflezighi says he’ll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month’s Boston Marathon

Briefs | Football – Schweinsteiger leaving Man United for Chicago Fire

World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United to join the Chicago Fire. The former Germany midfielder has struggled for playing opportunities since joining United in

Nepal to strap some Everest climbers with GPS device

Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they

Football | Man United, Spurs power on without top strikers in EPL

With their top strikers absent, there were concerns that Manchester United and Tottenham could stumble in their push for Champions League qualification from the English Premier League.

Boxing | GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

Exhausted beyond anything he’d felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts. Danny Jacobs thought they should have been in

Skiing | Frenzel wins Nordic combined World Cup, closes in on title

Eric Frenzel took a big step toward an unprecedented fifth straight Nordic combined World Cup overall title on Saturday with his second successive victory while closest rival

Football | Monaco is a team to fear in Champions League quarterfinals

Monaco is the team to fear when the Champions League draw is made today. That’s the view of coach Leonardo Jardim, the architect of a staggering

Rugby | Vahaamahina to start for France against Wales in Six Nations

France coach Guy Noves made just one change yesterday to his starting line-up to face Wales in their final Six nations match. Noves largely kept

Skiing | Hirscher soon off to island to unwind after rewarding year

Marcel Hirscher’s not-so-distant plans include spending two weeks on an island, where he will read books, watch movies and stare into the sea as he ponders this: Does he

Football | Time for Europe’s elite to start taking Leicester seriously

The obvious answer was Barcelona or Real Madrid. Bayern Munich would have been understandable, too. But when Gianluigi Buffon was asked which team he would like

England, Argentina in with South Korea in U20 World Cup

England and Argentina will renew their soccer rivalry in the group stage of the Under-20 World Cup in May. At the official draw yesterday, England and

Asian Champions League | Guangzhou Evergrande denied victory by late penalty

Big-spending Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande was held to a 1-1 draw in the Asian Champions League this week after conceding an injury-time penalty against Japanese team Kawasaki Frontale. Yu