Skiing Shiffrin skies out in first run, misses cup slalom record

Mikaela Shiffrin’s seven-race winning streak in women’s World Cup slaloms came to end yesterday, leaving the American one short of the record for most consecutive victories in the discipline.

Football – EPL | Guardiola tetchy despite City beating Burnley with 10 men

Pep Guardiola was tetchy and terse even though his Manchester City side needed only 10 men to beat Burnley 2-1 on Monday in a swift recovery from

Tennis | Nadal in Australia, still aiming to contend for major titles 

Rafael Nadal cuddled a koala on the banks of the river, something that has become a customary photo opportunity for celebrity players on debut at the Brisbane International. The

NFL | Kubiak tells Broncos he’s leaving for health reasons

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak informed his players after their victory over Oakland on Sunday that he's stepping away from the game and the team he loves. He said the grind of coaching was

Football | Striker Carlos Tevez signs USD40m deal in China

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a procession of star players to join the Chinese Super League.

Briefs | Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis at 29 

Ana Ivanovic retired from tennis at age 29 Wednesday, ending a career in which she was ranked No. 1 in 2008 but can no longer play at

Neymar says Rio penalty was most nervous moment of his life

Brazil football star Neymar says taking the last penalty of the shootout against Germany in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was the most nervous moment of

EPL | Liverpool’s prolific attack delivers in 4-1 win over Stoke 

Liverpool's prolific forward line delivered again in a 4-1 win over Stoke in the English Premier League on Tuesday, lifting the team back into second place and within six

Coma-induced freestyle World Cup skier flown to Sweden 

A Swedish freestyle World Cup skier in a medically induced coma after crashing on an Italian hill has been transferred to a hospital in Sweden. Swedish ski cross federation

Cycling | Former Tour de France champ Wiggins retires

Bradley Wiggins announced his retirement from cycling yesterday, ending an illustrious career in which he won a British-record eight Olympic medals and became his country's first winner of the

Infantino: ‘Necessary actions & sanctions’ on Russian doping 

Russia will face any "necessary actions and sanctions" after investigators alleged that football players had suspicious drug-test samples covered up as part of a wider doping scandal in the

Portuguese League – Overview | For Benfica, it’s business as usual with transfers, titles

Another rising talent turned into a profit. Another title on the horizon. It’s a scenario Benfica’s fans are more than accustomed to: watching their club perform

Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor

Football | Leak revealing offshore millions prompts French probe

France is the latest country to investigate possible tax avoidance by football stars, coaches and their managers following the leak of financial information published by media organizations across Europe.

Overview | Chelsea, Conte standing out as normality returns to EPL 

In one sense, normality has returned to the English Premier League after the craziness of Leicester's improbable surge to the title last season. The top six on Christmas Day

Olympic organizers in Tokyo disclose total cost estimate 

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics estimate the total cost of hosting the 2020 Games will be between 1.6 and 1.8 trillion yen (USD13-$15 billion). The official cost estimate announced Wednesday was below