Rugby| South Africa’s mission the same: beat NZ

South Africa's mission stays the same: Beat New Zealand. Just like in the past two Rugby Championships under coach Heyneke Meyer, the Springboks will open against tournament struggler Argentina tomorrow looking

Africa Cup | Ebola means Guinea, Sierra Leone games moved

African Cup qualifiers scheduled to be played in Ebola-affected Guinea and Sierra Leone will be moved to other countries, the Confederation of African Football said yesterday. CAF said in a statement

Rugby | De Villiers back to captain Springboks

Jean de Villiers returned to captain South Africa for its Rugby Championship opener against Argentina this weekend while youngsters Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager were all

Football | Ronaldo double clinches Super Cup for Real Madrid

Moving on from a frustrating World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo began the new season as the last one ended for Real Madrid — with goals and a trophy. The Portugal forward netted

Polish swimmer has to be rescued unconscious

Natalie Charlos of Poland was rescued unconscious from the water during the women’s 10-kilometer race at the start of the European swimming championship yesterday. Alerted by officials and spectators, a

Football | Premier League returns with stronger Man and Mou

But as the waning impact of English sides in Europe last season demonstrated, the Premier League’s allure remains under threat from Spain. Gareth Bale left Tottenham for Real Madrid last

UEFA Super Cup | real vs sevilla Bale homecoming, Rodriguez set for debut

  There's little doubt the UEFA Super Cup's star local attraction will be Gareth Bale, the Cardiff boy turned USD 130-million Real Madrid star, playing for the Spanish giants on home soil

Maradona slaps reporter on the face

Former Argentine great Diego Maradona slapped a reporter on the face after attending an event with his family this weekend. The former Argentine great also called the journalist an idiot during

World Chess Federation | Kasparov bid fails, pro-Putin boss re-elected

Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed in his bid to oust the longtime head of the World Chess Federation yesterday in a bitter contest that was held on the sidelines

PHOTO SHOP | Nitro Circus Live thrills at The Venetian Macao

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live delivered a live action sports show at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena Saturday evening, with a second show following yesterday. Led by extreme sports icon,

Motorsport | NASCAR’s Stewart hits, kills driver at NY track

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. "He was visibly shaken by

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