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

England plans salary cap, player quotas for women’s football

England’s football leaders want to restrict the number of foreign players in their top women’s league and introduce salary caps to tackle the growing financial

Era of FIFA veteran Hayatou under threat at African election

Issa Hayatou’s reign could end this week after nearly 30 years as the head of the African soccer confederation and a top FIFA executive. Hayatou, FIFA’s most senior

Nascar | Martin Truex Jr. wins at Vegas, Kyle Busch bloodied in brawl

Martin Truex Jr. finished speaking to reporters after winning the NASCAR Cup race yesterday and retreated into a corner of the media center where a

Football | South Korea without Son Heung-min for crucial match vs China

South Korea will be without in-form Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min in its crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier in China later this month. Son,

Rugby | England mauls Scotland to retain 6 Nations, tie wins record

There’s just no satisfying England coach Eddie Jones. His team had just reaffirmed its dominance of northern-hemisphere rugby by retaining the Six Nations in spectacular style, tying New

Badminton | Chong Wei wins 4th All England title and says he’ll be back

Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei won his fourth All England Open crown yesterday and changed his mind about it being his 13th and last visit to badminton’s

Football | Champions League roundup | Barcelona makes history with 6-1 comeback win over PSG

Barcelona needed a miracle to make history yesterday. Three, to be precise. Just minutes away from elimination, Barcelona had to conjure up three instant goals and

Football – Champions league roundup | Madrid beats Napoli 3-1, Bayern trashes Arsenal 1-5

Two quick-fire goals saw Real Madrid survive an early scare to win 3-1 at Napoli yesterday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a seventh successive time.

Baseball | Israel beats Taiwan 15-7 at World Classic

Ryan Lavarnway hit a two-run homer in the third inning and Nate Freiman added a three-run shot in the ninth to help Israel beat Taiwan 15-7 this

Guardians of cricket set new regulations on bats, behavior

The so-called Guardians of Cricket have settled on a new code of laws that will limit the thickness of bats and provide penalty runs for bad

Football | Barca goes for miracle win against PSG in Champions League

There is still hope for Barcelona in the Champions League. With Lionel Messi at his best and leading an attack that has been scoring at

Football – EPL roundup | City, Spurs win to stay chasing pack

In Chelsea’s slipstream, Tottenham and Manchester City are amassing points and hoping the Premier League leaders collapse. Harry Kane’s double gave Tottenham a 3-2 victory over

Rugby | World Sevens Series South Africa beats Fiji 19-12 to win Las Vegas Sevens

South Africa rallied to beat Fiji 19-12 in a wind- swept final to the Las Vegas Sevens yesterday to claim their fourth title from five rounds

Cricket | Pujara-Rahane stand gives India a 126-run lead vs Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane combined in a 93-run stand for the fifth wicket to help India reach 213-4 at stumps yesterday, giving the hosts a 126-run