London mayor approves Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has approved plans for Chelsea to redevelop Stamford Bridge, the latest hurdle overcome by the Premier League leaders in the building process.

Tennis Murray wins his first title of the year in Dubai 

Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history

EPL | Ibrahimovic at center of controversy as United draws

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth on Saturday,

Russia | Lawmaker aims to make football hooliganism a sport

A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country’s problems with football hooliganism ahead of next year’s World Cup — legalize it and make it

Football weekend | Luis Enrique says he’s leaving Barcelona at end of season

The Luis Enrique era at Barcelona will end this season. The coach said he will leave the Spanish champions to get some rest after

Golf | Michelle Wie opens with 66, takes 1-stroke lead at Singapore

Michelle Wie rolled in several clutch putts yesterday and had six birdies in a 10-hole stretch to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the

Football | Another Chinese transfer window shuts, to the relief of some

For a second successive winter transfer window, the Chinese Super League has upset the established world soccer order with the spending power and ambition of its biggest

Cricket | Guptill leads NZ to 7-wicket win over South Africa

Opening batsman Martin Guptill returned from injury to score an unbeaten 180 and lead New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth ODI

Hockey | Trades hinging on playoff success are ‘in vogue’ in the NHL

The NHL trade deadline can make for some conflicting interests come playoff time. No one outside Minnesota is cheering harder for the Wild than

Football | Hulk, Oscar inspire Shanghai to rout Western Sydney in ACL

Goals from big-money stars Oscar and Hulk helped Shanghai SIPG defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 in the Asian Champions League yesterday. The Brazilians, signed

Rugby – Six Nations | Italy’s tactics anger England’s coach: ‘I don’t think that’s rugby’

England coach Eddie Jones accused Italy of using a game plan against the spirit of rugby during a Six Nations match this weekend, comparing the tactics to an

Man U 3, Southampton 2 | After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at Old Trafford

Six months into their first seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have collected their first winners’ medals. Just how long this partnership

Analysis – Asian Winter Games | Sapporo bid for Olympics worth a shot

With the Asian Winter Games winding down without a glitch in Sapporo, it is time for the three-time host of the continental event to seriously consider a

Asian Winter Games are very topical in tropical East Timor 

For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor’s sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if

Football – Champions League | Leicester’s Vardy ends goal drought in 2-1 loss at Sevilla

Sevilla was unable to capitalize on its dominant performance in a 2-1 Champions League win over Leicester yesterday as Jamie Vardy scored a crucial goal — his first

Rugby – Six Nations | France makes makes changes to face Ireland

France coach Guy Noves has made three changes for the Six Nations match at Ireland tomorrow , one he considers “crucial” in the team’s development after narrow losses against