Olympics | Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter games

Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events. Games organizers said yesterday the upcoming season-opening Freestyle Skiing

Football | Asian Cup wide open after coaching changes

  With the start of the Asian Cup only weeks away, a wide-open tournament has become even more unpredictable after a rash of coach firings in recent months left many of

Football | Spain arrests 13 more people in football fan fight

The FIFA executive committee met yesterday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation. The sudden decision by Michael

Diversification alert | Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

    Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports = global fame. Never in sporting history has a country invested so

Football | Chelsea, 3rd-tier Sheff United in League Cup semis

Chelsea swept into the semifinals of the English League Cup yesterday, joining third-tier Sheffield United in the last four after its shock win over Premier League side Southampton. Eliminated at the quarterfinal

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished. It wasn’t France, for which he won the 1998 World Cup,

FIFA dismisses Garcia’s appeal of World Cup probe

The status of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts seemed even more secure yesterday after FIFA dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia’s appeal against the handling of his investigation into

Cricket | Steven Smith to become Australia’s 45th test captain

Smith was named yesterday to captain Australia in the remaining three tests of its four- test series against India in place of Michael Clarke, who has been forced to miss the

Football : Champions League | Real Madrid gets Schalke in Champs League last-16

Defending champion Real Madrid will play Schalke in the last-16 of the Champions League, after routing the Germans at the same stage last season. In another repeat pairing in yesterday’s draw,

Football | Striker Lima hits 2 to give Benfica 2-0 win at Porto

Lima scored twice to lead Benfica to a 2-0 win at fierce rival Porto yesterday (Macau time), the first victory for the Portuguese leaders at the Stadium of the Dragon

Mini Rugby | Macau Bats team breaks records in Hong Kong

Last weekend the Macau Bats became the first overseas team to win a Hong Kong mini rugby tournament. The team won the Under 12’s ‘Plate’ event at the ‘Flying Kukris

Football | Premier League Preview | United looks to make things worse for Liverpool

Liverpool’s group-stage exit from the Champion League marked a new low in a disappointing season so far for one of the giants of English football. Things could be about to get

Formula One | McLaren signs Alonso to drive with Button in 2015

McLaren announced the return of Fernando Alonso and retained Jenson Button for the 2015 Formula One season, giving the British team a lineup of former champions at the start of

Boxing | Rios, Alvarado meet for 3rd time in the ring

Mike Alvarado burst out laughing when his upcoming opponent dropped to a knee and playfully proposed marriage. Indeed, he’s been seeing a lot of Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios inside the ring

Figure Skating | After crash, Hanyu aims to repeat Grand Prix gold

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu enters the Grand Prix Final hoping to defend his title and recover his winning form after a scary on-ice accident. Hanyu won last year’s final at home

Football | Liverpool exits Champs League, Juve advances

Liverpool’s decline and fall from the European elite was confirmed yesterday, as Basel held the hosts to a 1-1 draw at Anfield to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The

Cricket | Tribute to Hughes: Warner notches 10th test century, Clarke out hurt

Opener David Warner, calling it the best innings of his career, scored his 10th test century in an emotional tribute to former teammate Phillip Hughes as Australia ended the first

Boxing | ‘Money’ wants more vs Manny says Sports Illustrated

The popular American sports magazine reported this week that Mayweather would only agree to fight Pacquiao if he gets two-thirds of the revenue in a super fight that is likely

MLB sued by minor leaguers who say contracts pinch salaries

Major League Baseball was sued by four minor league ballplayers who say their freedom to negotiate with other teams is unlawfully restricted by a rule giving their club a right

Team Brunel holds Volvo Ocean Race 2nd-leg lead

Three teams have held the Volvo Ocean Race second leg lead within the last 24 hours as the fleet sped toward the stage’s conclusion in Abu Dhabi. Dutch team Team Brunel,

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com