Rugby | Six Nations preview England, Ireland set to slug it out for title

Picture the scenario: Ireland vs. England for a Grand Slam decider in the final match of the Six Nations on St. Patrick’s weekend in Dublin. The

Football | Premier League teams spent USD270m on signings in January

The bottom six clubs accounted for almost half of the Premier League’s January transfer spending of 215 million pounds (USD270 million) as they grapple to stay in

Football | Brazilian forward Pato latest to head to Chinese Super League

Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has signed with Tianjin Quanjian, the latest major acquisition by the Chinese Super League. Pato posted on Twitter yesterday that

Football | Southampton beats Liverpool, reaches League Cup final

Liverpool’s season is in danger of unraveling after Juergen Klopp’s team missed out on a place in the English League Cup final following a 1-0 loss to

Football – African Cup | Curse of the champion strikes Ivory Coast, Congo dances on

The curse of the defending champion struck Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations and Congo put a strike over money well behind it to dance

Sumo | A Japanese reaches top rank for first time in 19 years

A Japanese sumo wrestler has reached the pinnacle of the country’s ancient sport for the first time in almost two decades. Kisenosato was promoted to the highest rank of

Tennis | Confident Vandeweghe on strong run at Australian Open

On the court, Coco Vandeweghe is all bluster and bravado, an all-or-nothing ball striker with a booming forehand who compares herself to a freight train and

Golf | 2020 Olympic course open to reviewing membership policy

The club that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament would be open to changing its policy to include women as full members, if asked.

Football – EPL roundup | Costa returns to Chelsea side, scores on 100th appearance

Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend’s absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch yesterday. Costa marked his

Golf | Abu Dhabi win caps career turnaround for Fleetwood

It was the summer of 2015 and Tommy Fleetwood had climbed inside the world’s top 50 for the first time in his career when he tried to change

Tevez settling into role with Shanghai Shenhua 

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez said Saturday he’s settling in with Chinese Super League squad Shanghai Shenhua as training gets underway ahead of the season opening in March.

Tennis | Tough at top: Murray, Kerber out in 4th round in Melbourne

There was some symmetry about the fourth-round exits of top-ranked Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open. Both had the top seeding for the

Ogier wins season-opening Monte Carlo Rally with new team

Sebastien Ogier made the perfect start to the defense of his world title by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo rally yesterday, clinching the 39th race win of

Chinese brand makes inroads in tennis world

Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players. And it’s not just all the tattoos. In a tennis world dominated by the bright colors

China Super League | Football pioneer calls for rational signings to avoid bubble

Days after China abruptly began scrutinizing the recruitment of foreign players into the country’s dominant Super League, one of the most influential men in Chinese football

Tennis | Australian Open Djokovic out in second round, loses to Istomin

It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was