Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won’t lead to him

The 79-year-old FIFA president dismissed suggestions that a United States government investigation of corruption in football could lead to his door. Several senior FIFA officials have been arrested already, but

Briefs | Portugal shows class at Under-20 World Cup

Portugal scored twice in the last two minutes on its way to a flattering 3-0 win over Senegal yesterday which lifted it atop Group C at the FIFA Under-20 World

Football | Europa League final – Bacca the star as Sevilla beats Dnipro 3-2

  Sevilla won the Europa League for a record fourth time, with two goals from Carlos Bacca steering the Spanish club to a 3-2 win over Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in yesterday's

S. Korean hoops coach suspected of manipulating games

South Korean police plan to question a high-profile basketball coach over allegations that he manipulated games he coached to make money from gambling. Seoul police official Kim Seong-woon said yesterday they

FOOTBALL | Some of Brazil’s most successful coaches out of a job

Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian football are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower

Baseball | Yankees score early and often to rout Royals

New York’s Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning that set up the Yankees’ 14-1 romp over Kansas City yesterday (Macau time). The one-sided victory

Basketball | Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

Houston’s James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points while Golden State’s Stephen Curry suffered a scary fall as the Rockets led from start to finish and beat the Warriors

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without

Big spending Guangzhou playing for Champs League survival

Guangzhou Evergrande has spent over USD100 million since 2010 on Italian coaches like Marcello Lippi and Fabio Cannavaro and on South American talent such as Dario Conca and Ricardo Goulart,

Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor fears the “emptiness” of life after leaving football’s world governing body. Blatter is

Rosberg wins Monaco GP after crash hampers Hamilton

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fourth win of the

Football | EPL – Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival on final day

The Premier League is set for an afternoon of goodbyes on Sunday — to either Hull or Newcastle as the relegation places are decided and to two of English soccer’s

F1 | Rosberg looks to pressure Hamilton at Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg would love to take the spotlight away from Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with a third straight win on his favorite track. While Hamilton has just

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

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