Rugby | Burgess, Ashton picked in England’s World Cup training squad

Sam Burgess was called into England’s training squad for the Rugby World Cup yesterday after barely half a year in the 15-man game following his switch from rugby league. Winger Chris

IndyCar | Accidents have made a mess of the Indy 500

IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the Indianapolis 500. Three cars have gone airborne, and Hinchcliffe was in the

Boxing | Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

  Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At

More than 50 arrested in new Italian match-fixing probe

More than 50 people were arrested throughout Italy yesterday and more than 70 placed under investigation as part of a widespread match-fixing inquiry led by anti-Mafia prosecutors in the southern

Extreme Sports | Wingsuit flier thought he could manage the risk, avoid death

Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew the risks of flying off the vertical rock walls he was famous for scaling with little more than a parachute on his back and thin

Extra Time: Villas-Boas tastes success in Russia

After rough spells in London, Andre Villas-Boas is tasting success in Russia. The man known as AVB arrived at Chelsea in 2011 amid a blizzard of headlines hailing him as the

Football | European leagues roundup: Barcelona wins La Liga, Benfica clinches 34th national title

Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title yesterday thanks to — who else — Lionel Messi. It wasn't the only title to be handed out in Europe, as the Portuguese, Russian

Golf | McIlroy sets course record with 61, leads at Wells Fargo

When Rory McIlroy rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole, he started thinking about shooting 59. He didn't quite get there Saturday, settling for an 11-under 61 to

Champions League | Juventus draws 1-1 with Madrid to meet Barcelona in Berlin final

Juventus came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid yesterday and line up a Champions League final against Barcelona with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Former Madrid striker

Football | Court suspends strike in Spanish league ahead of last rounds

A Spanish court yesterday suspended a strike called by the soccer players’ union, allowing the final two rounds of the season to be played. The National Court announced its decision in

Boxing | Injured Pacquiao returns to Philippines

Manny Pacquiao returned home to the Philippines yesterday nursing his right shoulder after surgery and weighing up whether to retire or push for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao, wearing

Football | Champions League: Barcelona reaches final despite 3-2 loss at Bayern

Neymar scored two goals and Barcelona did enough to advance to the Champions League final despite losing the second leg of its semi­final 3-2 to Bayern Munich yesterday. Neymar's first-half goals

American Football | NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are preparing for a fight. The reigning Super Bowl MVP will appeal his four-game suspension, his agent said, and the team threw its “unconditional”

Boxing | Russian fighter in coma after incident in Berlin subway

Boytsov, who has a 36-1 record, was found lying in the tunnel between two subway stations in the upmarket Charlottenburg district of western Berlin on May 3. The 29-year-old fighter was

Athletics | Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won’t stop running

Haile Gebrselassie isn’t going to stop running, he’s just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances

Football | Champions League Preview: Madrid needs a comeback, Bayern a miracle in semis

Real Madrid needs a comeback, Bayern Munich needs a miracle. Madrid just needs a 1-0 win at home over Juventus on Wednesday (early Thursday in Macau) to put the Champions League titleholders

Boxing loss could be Pacquiao’s political win

  Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections

Power-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy

Will Power came to Indianapolis chasing more than a double. He wants a clean sweep. After Saturday, the defending IndyCar champion is halfway home. Power led 65 of 82 laps in

Study reveals gay discrimination in sports

One in four gay men said they had received verbal threats of harm or had been bullied while participating in sports, and around 80 percent of people said they had

Analysis | Pep Guardiola, too clever for his own good?

There is such a thing as being too clever for your own good. Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly smart, but his reluctance to water down his tactical thinking is one reason

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