After failed election, Italian FA faces emergency measures

Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after four failed votes to

Golf | Woods happy with return post-back fusion surgery

Tiger Woods was never in contention in his return to the PGA Tour yesterday, Macau time. He didn’t dip into the 60s as he hoped he

Football – EPL | Quadruple still on for City after FA Cup win at Cardiff

Even though Pep Guardiola won’t admit it, Manchester City has an increasingly serious chance of completing the quadruple this season. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored as City

Football – La Liga | Suarez, Messi save Barcelona from Alaves setback

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi came to the rescue again by scoring late as Barcelona avoided an upset at home and maintained its comfortable lead in the

Tennis | Federer beats Cilic; wins 20th major title

Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title yesterday with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian

Venezuela | Former pitcher dies amid lack of medication

A former Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins pitcher died in his native Venezuela of pneumonia that baseball colleagues say was made worse by medicine shortages in the

Winter Games of Detente | North, South Korea hockey players team up for Olympics

Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other yesterday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, as

Tennis | Australian Open First major title, top rank at stake in Halep-Wozniacki final

Simona Halep fended off Angelique Kerber to set up a high stakes Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki that will have a first Grand Slam title and

Tennis | Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis

Serving for a spot in the Australian Open semifinals and with the score at 40-love, Hyeon Chung started thinking how he might celebrate being the first Korean

Winter games | Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold

His first name, loosely translated into English, means “Walk the Dream.” No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu

Tennis | Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal

Rugby | Police raid French federation headquarters

Police conducted raids at the French rugby federation headquarters yesterday amid an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving federation president Bernard Laporte. A person

Tennis – Australia Open | Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th quarter-finals

Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week. Now he’s into the Australian Open quarterfinals on

Football | Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goal

Harry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st goal of the season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton yesterday . Kane has scored 99

Rugby Academy | Macau Bats U9, U10 teams promoted to Hong Kong top division

The Macau Bats participated last week in the Valley Fort rugby festival held at Sandy Bay in Hong Kong. A glorious sunny day was the backdrop

Boxing | Spence stops Peterson in first welterweight title defense

Errol Spence Jr. was even more dazzling in defending his title than he was while winning it. Spence battered Lamont Peterson until the fight was

Auto Racing | GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in ‘Danica Double’

Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick

Tennis | WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to Shenzhen

The WTA has signed a long-term deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019 and will increase total prize money to USD14 million,

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