Arsenal, Porto head Champions League playoffs draw

Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs entering the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the last-round playoffs is held today. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight group-stage campaign,

Chinese company involved in Portuguese sports corruption case

The Atletico Clube de Portugal – a Portuguese football club whose sports corporation (SAD) is owned by a Chinese company – is under investigation with regards to manipulation, corruption and

Football | La Liga Navas sees opportunity, not logjam, at Real Madrid

Real Madrid unveiled its new goalkeeper Keylor Navas after he signed a six-year contract with the Spanish club. The 27-year-old helped Costa Rica reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup for

French league | Analysis PSG chasing third title, Monaco chasing… PSG

Paris Saint-Germain is chasing a third straight French league title while last season's runner- up Monaco could struggle to mount a serious challenge after adopting a new recruitment policy. Outsiders include

From Bolt to unknowns, games united Commonwealth

From Bolt to unknowns, games united Commonwealth They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals. At the Olympics, Norfolk Islanders must settle with being part

Clermont’s female coach loses 1st match in charge

Corinne Diacre became the first woman to coach a men’s professional football team in a competitive match in France on Monday but saw her Clermont side lose 2-1 at Brest

GOLF | Watson wary of Woods’ back injury for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said yesterday that Tiger Woods’ latest back injury “doesn’t bode well right now” for Woods playing in the Ryder Cup. Watson told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio he

FOOTBALL | FIFA bans former Greece coach Santos for 8 matches

FIFA banned former Greece coach Fernando Santos for eight international games yesterday for verbally abusing match officials at the World Cup. Santos was banished from the dugout after extra time of

DOPING | British man gets life ban for supplying steroids

  A British man has received a lifetime ban from sports for supplying steroids and his daughter, an amateur boxer, has been suspended for four years. The UK Anti-Doping agency, which

FOOTBALL | Record crowd sees Man United beat Real Madrid 3-1

Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of the largest crowd to watch a football game in the

Australian GP stays in Melbourne until 2020

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed Melbourne will continue to host the Australian Grand Prix as the opening event of the season until 2020. Victoria state premier Denis Napthine

Amputee jumper won’t contest team exclusion

A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said yesterday he would

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

“It’s all good, my back is improving, it’s almost 100 percent,” Neymar said at a press conference. “I’m looking forward to joining my teammates and helping them win the title.” Neymar’s

Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a controversy at the Commonwealth Games yesterday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far. The Times of London

Kallis retires from all international cricket

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis retired from all international cricket yesterday, as one of the game’s greatest allrounders admitted that a swansong at the World Cup next year was “a bridge

COMMONWEATH GAMES | Squash champ hopes win offers boost to Malaysia

Nicol David hopes she delivered a bit of joy for Malaysia at last. On a squash court more than 6,500 miles (10,000 kilometers) from home, Malaysia’s national sporting icon produced