US sports leagues are hedging their bets on legal gambling

In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear

Briefs | Ajax signs deal with Guangzhou

Ajax will share its experience in nurturing young talent with Guangzhou R&F and help the Chinese football club develop its own youth academy. Four-time European champion Ajax signed

Bale set to return to Madrid’s squad after injury layoff

Gareth Bale is expected to make his return to Real Madrid’s lineup in a Copa del Rey match this week after being sidelined for more than two months

Football | Bundesliga’s 1,000th own-goal helps Hamburg beat Hoffenheim

Helped by the Bundesliga’s 1,000th own-goal, Hamburger SV defeated Hoffenheim 3-0 for its second straight win at home on Sunday. With five defeats from six away

Russia loses Sochi Olympic crown as doping scandal claims medals

Russia lost its top ranking in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the most expensive in history, when it was stripped of two more gold medals

Noah ends ‘losing culture’ as France wins Davis Cup title

Mission accomplished. When he was re-appointed France’s Davis Cup captain two years ago, Yannick Noah said he had a “clear plan.” The former French Open

Cricket | Aussies move within 56 runs of victory in 1st Ashes test

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft compounded an already exasperating day for England by sharing an unbeaten 114-run opening stand to move Australia within 56 runs of

Grand Prix | Mclaren F1 junior Norris expresses intention to return to Macau

After finishing second in the Macau Grand Prix’s F3 race, 18-year-old British racing driver Lando Norris expressed his wish to return for the 2018 GP. The

Football | Heynckes not managing Bayern Munich after the season

Jupp Heynckes has ruled out extending his fourth stint in charge of Bayern Munich beyond this season. Club president Uli Hoeness said on Friday it was

Football | Champions League: History repeats for Mourinho, Man United with loss at Basel

Jose Mourinho brought his team to Basel in the Champions League for the first time in four years. And lost again. Manchester United came to Basel

Rugby | England players not sharing match fees with Samoa players

England’s players have decided not to donate some of their match fee to Samoa’s players on ethical grounds. Veteran prop Dan Cole said it shouldn’t even

Football | Real Madrid, Besiktas advance in Champions League

Daniella Matar Defending champion Real Madrid advanced again to the Champions League knockout stages after beating APOEL 6-0 and Tottenham piled the misery on Borussia Dortmund

Tennis | Grand Slams planning to cut seeds from 32 back to 16 in 2019

Grand Slam tournaments are planning to return to seeding only 16 players, instead of 32, as of 2019, and now will give a player who is

Football | 12 arrested in Thailand in match-fixing investigation

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match-fixing.

Sailing | Cup champ Team New Zealand unveils radical foiling monohull

The next America’s Cup will be contested in radical, single-hull boats that will rise up on hydrofoils and speed across the tops of the waves. America’s

Football | World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world football are spilling out. The millions of dollars in “inducements” to secure

F3 | Ticktum wins ‘incredibly eventful race’

Starting at the eighth position from the starting grid, British driver Daniel Ticktum was not one of the favorites to win the F3 race. Yet the Motopark

Football | Bayern leads Bundesliga by 6 points as Heynckes wins again

Robert Lewandowski scored twice to help Bayern Munich stretch its lead in the Bundesliga to six points after beating Bavarian rival Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday.

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