Pacquiao and Algieri conclude int’l media tour

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and New York’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion  Chris Algieri concluded their 27,273-mile international media tour last Friday with

Mayweather says NFL should have kept Rice penalty

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing

Basketball | World Cup US, Lithuania win to set up World Cup semifinal

The U.S. then turned a seven- point halftime lead into a 119-76 blowout of Slovenia as six Americans scored 12 or more points, led by Klay Thompson’s 20. Today’s semifinal at Palau

EPL | Spurs seek temporary home while building stadium

The English Premier League club will move away from White Hart Lane for a season to shorten the time required to build the new stadium adjacent to the current site. Tottenham

Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari. The 67-year-old Montezemolo

OLYMPICS | Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn’t expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. It’s been

Ferrari’s fall in F1 causing corporate concern

For the first time since 2008, Ferrari failed to a land a car on the podium in its home race. Fernando Alonso retired Sunday due to a mechanical problem on

BOXING | Pacquiao has Algieri next, but Floyd is out there

Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on No. 22 in

High expectations at the Macau Bats Junior Rugby Club

The club promoters say that the creation of the U10 rugby team follows “two years of rapidly growing interest among the city’s youngest local players. Now into their third year,

BRIEFS | TENNIS: Japanese fans rejoice in Nishikori’s US Open win

Japanese fans celebrated Kei Nishikori’s stunning win over top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open, staying up to the wee hours of yesterday morning to catch a moment of tennis

Attorneys ask for support in World Cup turf fight

The law firm that represents soccer players who object to playing on artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup said Wednesday that a FIFA-commissioned survey of players shows that

Asian teams turn focus from Brazil to Asian Cup

Less than three months after Asia’s teams earned just three points at the World Cup, Australia, Japan and South Korea are back in action and ready to put Brazil behind

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

It’s a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women’s soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row

FOOTBALL | Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe

English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds (USD1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe’s other top leagues. A

Football | FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday. Consultation was promised last year after

World Championship | Marin stuns Li to win world badminton final

Ninth-seeded Carolina Marin pulled off a huge badminton upset by defeating Li Xuerui, the top-seeded Olympic champion, in the world championship women’s singles final on Sunday. The 21-year-old lefthander came from