South African Commonwealth bid officials head to London

Bid officials from Durban will present their plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday. The South African city is set to be the first African host. Durban, a possible future

Cricket | World Cup: After surprising opening win, Ireland back in action v UAE

  Ireland captain William Porterfield reckons his team has had enough time to savor its surprising opening win over the West Indies at the World Cup. Now it's time to get

Philander ruled out of South Africa’s next World Cup match

Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's

The Autumn World Cup | FIFA recommends November-December for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force yesterday recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in November-December to avoid the summer heat in Qatar. FIFA said the task force chose the "most viable period" over

Tennis | Nadal drops to fourth, passed by Murray, as Djokovic stays top

Rafael Nadal dropped to fourth in the men’s tennis rankings after a rare defeat for the Spaniard on clay while Novak Djokovic remained the world’s top- ranked male player. Nadal, a 14-time

F1 | Alonso making ‘solid recovery’ after crash

McLaren says Fernando Alonso is making a “solid recovery” after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver was

Cricket | England beats Scotland to post its 1st win at 2015 World Cup

  On the plus side for Eoin Morgan, his England squad now has a winning record at this World Cup against countries that aren't hosting the tournament. After heavy back-to-back losses to

Football : Champions League | Preview City, Barcelona meet again in last 16

Wed, 3:45am Man City v Barcelona H 3.6, D 3.7, A 2.2 Barcelona's passage to an eighth straight Champions League quarterfinal could be blocked by a Manchester City team desperate to end three

Nascar suspends Kurt Busch, disqualifying him from Daytona

Nascar suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely following a Delaware judge’s finding that he had “committed an act of domestic violence,” and Chevrolet responded by suspending its relationship with the driver. The suspension

Ethiopians seal Tokyo Marathon double

Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba claimed a double win for Ethiopia at the Tokyo Marathon yesterday amid tight security in Japan’s capital. Negesse won the men’s race in 2 hours

Boxing | It’s on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

  The Fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the

Afghanistan does itself proud at the Cricket World Cup

All sentiment aside, Afghanistan’s cricketers showed Sunday why they belong at the World Cup. The Afghanis, making their first appearance at the tournament, came into the event with plenty of

Football | Fans prevent black man from boarding train

With a racist song ringing in his ears, a black man trying to board a subway train in Paris stands back after twice being pushed away by a group of

PSG draw 1-1 vs. Chelsea in Champions

Striker Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain a Champions League lifeline on Tuesday with a second-half equalizer as his team battled to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the last 16. After

Football | Gaungzhou R&F beats Mariners to reach Asian Champions League

Jiang Ning and Liu Lin scored a goal in each half to give Chinese club Gaungzhou R&F a 3-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners yesterday and a spot in

Skiing | Norway expected to dominate cross-country at worlds

  Even by cross-country skiing standards, there may be an unusually high number of Norwegians climbing the podium in the coming two weeks. Going into the Nordic skiing world championships that start

Football | Champions League Preview Ronaldo looks to break out of slump

Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star. The Ballon d’Or winner has not scored in his past three games and

Rugby | 6N Wales kickstarts campaign with 26-23 win over Scotland

Wales kickstarted its Six Nations campaign with a 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield yesterday (Macau time). Warren Gatland’s team lost its opener to England but hit back in Edinburgh with

Boxing | Pacman to fight Mayweather in May

The Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is likely to face the American fighter Floyd Mayweather in the ring in May this year, according to a report by The Sunday Telegraph. People

Cricket | South Africa opens with World Cup win over Zimbabwe

Another match, another easy win for one opponent over another at the Cricket World Cup. A record-breaking partnership of 256 between David Miller and J.P. Duminy led South Africa to a

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