World Superbike | 2 Spanish riders killed in California motorcycle race

The deaths occurred Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey County sheriff’s spokesman Cmdr. John Thornburg said. MotoAmerica spokesman Paul Carruthers said there were 28 riders in the race and thousands

Golf | British Open: Spieth, amateur Dunne eyeing history at St. Andrews

For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps

Football | FIFA presidential election to be held on Feb 26

FIFA will hold a presidential election on Feb. 26, giving Sepp Blatter seven more months in power before leaving the scandal-tainted governing body. The date was chosen by FIFA’s executive committee

Platini wants to stop top teams signing all the best players

UEFA President Michel Platini wants to stop top teams stockpiling the best players to ensure football remains competitive. The European football chief wants to force clubs to use more homegrown players.

Exclusive interview with Bob Arum | Top Rank to promote 28 boxing events in mainland China next season

For the territory, Mr Arum believes that “it’s very important that Macau brings in boxing and presents boxing in a superior way because I think it shows that are

Boxing | Victory at The Venetian – IK Yang vows to take down Cuenca for first world title

Chinese boxing fighter Yang Lian Hui has pledged to take home the vacant International Boxing Federation junior welterweight world title in a showdown at the Venetian Macao against his undefeated

China’s golden boy rolls up his sleeves for comeback at year-end

China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming’s defeat in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world championship fight, held in March, barely discouraged him from realizing his world title dream. At

GOLF | British Open preview | Spieth no Tiger, though that’s not a bad thing

Jordan Spieth was practicing a shot he hopes he won’t need this week, banging a few wedges off the wall on the famous Road Hole in the fading sun at

AP WAS THERE | 55 years ago, Alliss shoots 66 and sets record

Arnold Palmer carded a 5-under-par 67 and aging Gene Sarazen a 69 today in the first qualifying round of the centenary British open golf championship. The courses at St. Andrews

Cycling | Froome uses high mountains to take control of Tour de France

Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome’s team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on

Football | Sterling completes USD76M move to Man City from Liverpool

Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English footballer ever this week after joining Manchester City from Premier League rival Liverpool in a drawn-out move costing 49 million pounds (USD76 million). The

Cricket | Chennai, Rajasthan face 2-year bans in Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals face two-year suspensions and two officials are facing life-time bans after a Supreme Court-appointed committee recommended punishments in a corruption

Olympics | Criticism mounts over stadium cost for Tokyo 2020

Japan’s government is on the defensive as criticism mounts over the spiraling cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Officials, however, say it’s too late to change the

Football | Russia coach Fabio Capello leaves after run of poor form

Fabio Capello left his post as Russia coach yesterday after a poor run of form put the 2018 World Cup hosts in danger of failing to qualify for next year’s

Controversy and criticism hits once-proud tennis Down Under

Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match. Rod Laver, the only male player to twice win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same calendar

Baseball | Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier won the Home Run Derby on Monday, becoming only the second player to do so on his home field in the traditional lead-up event to

Boxing | 4-time world champion boxer Carl Froch retires aged 38

Four-time world champion Carl Froch retired from boxing yesterday after more than a year out of the ring. The 38-year-old super middleweight twice won the WBC title, as well as taking

Cycling Tour leader | Froome confident heading to Pyrenees mountains

Race leader Chris Froome heads to the first mountain stages of the Tour de France in confident mood — and with an unexpected main rival. The British rider, seeking his second

Football | New Zealand to appeal disqualification from Oly qualifier

New Zealand Football says it will appeal the decision of the Oceania Football Confederation to disqualify its under-23 team from the regional Olympic qualifying tournament for fielding an ineligible player. The

Tennis | Djokovic defeats Federer for 3rd Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer for a second year in a row to win his third Wimbledon title. The top-seeded Serb overcame Federer - and a Centre Court crowd cheering

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