Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

Banks in Switzerland have reported 53 possible acts of money-laundering in the investigation of FIFA’s 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests, the country’s attorney-general said yesterday. Michael Lauber said the

Golf | Analysis: Tiger’s story is getting old, yet he keeps repeating it

The questions come less often, largely because the story is getting old. Or maybe it’s just that no one really believes anymore, even Tiger Woods himself. The downfall of the greatest

Football | U20 World Cup Brazil builds confidence with semifinal win

A dominant performance full of goals was exactly what Brazil’s under-20 football side needed ahead of Saturday’s final. The five-time champions thrashed Senegal 5-0 yesterday to go into the championship

Capello on the brink with Russian football in crisis

Even if FIFA scandals were not placing Russia’s right to host the 2018 World Cup under scrutiny, Russian football would still be in crisis. National team coach Fabio Capello is

Kimmo Timonen will retire a champion

Kimmo Timonen got the Stanley Cup from Jonathan Toews and raised it high above his head, unleashing a cathartic roar in concert with the raucous United Center crowd. In the final game

Chicago beats Tampa Bay 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks won their third NHL Stanley Cup in six years by beating Tampa Bay 2-0 on Monday (US time) to take the series 4 games to 2. Patrick Kane

Blatter not going to New Zealand for U20 World Cup final

  FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not go to New Zealand for the Under-20 World Cup final on Saturday. Amid speculation that Blatter risks arrest in many countries, FIFA confirmed yesterday

Japan held to 0-0 by Singapore in Asian World Cup qualifier

Japan was held to a goalless draw by visiting minnow Singapore while Guam pulled off only its second World Cup qualifying win when it beat India 2-1 yesterday. Also, Son Heung-min

Basketball | Up 3-2 in NBA Finals, Warriors expect Cavs’ punch in Game 6

Stephen Curry received treatment for dehydration following Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a little worn out after carrying Golden State to the brink of its first championship in 40 years. The

Thailand, Philippines continue SEA football, hoops streaks

Two Southeast Asian Games dynasties were extended yesterday when Thailand beat Myanmar 3-0 to claim its 15th football title shortly after the Philippines wrapped up a 17th gold medal in

Roma moves ahead on ambitious 1.5b euro stadium plan

Three-time Serie A champion Roma is moving ahead with an ambitious 1.5 billion euro (USD1.7 billion) plan for a new, privately financed stadium and surrounding business and entertainment center on

Romanian leader slams PM’s attendance at European Games

Romania’s president says he didn’t know the Romanian prime minister would attend the European Games, which most European Union leaders have avoided because of concerns about host Azerbaijan’s human rights

Under-20 World Cup | Mali, Senegal lead African charge

African countries captured two semifinal places at the Under-20 World Cup yesterday as Mali and Senegal kept up their surprising run in the tournament. Mali pulled off its biggest upset yet

Porsche wins the 24 Hours Le Mans race for record 17th time

With German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg behind the wheel, Porsche won the 24 Hours Le Mans yesterday to end Audi’s five-race winning run and clinch a record 17th victory at

MOTO GP | Lorenzo claims fourth victory in a row

Jorge Lorenzo won his fourth straight race in a Yamaha one-two finish with Valentino Rossi at the Catalonia Moto Grand Prix yesterday, tightening the championship fight between the teammates. The two-time

Football | U20 WCup | Germany, Portugal, Brazil reach quarterfinals

Former champions Germany, Portugal and Brazil earned places in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup yesterday, bringing more familiar names to a last-eight lineup that includes a number of

Schooling gets his 9 gold at Southeast Asian Games

Joseph Schooling finished the Southeast Asian Games with nine gold medals from his nine events, justifying his pre-meet status as the star of the show in Singapore. The Texas-based Schooling was

More turmoil for FIFA and World Cup bidding contests

On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said yesterday it

Messi, Neymar try not to be upstaged at Copa America

Lionel Messi and Neymar aren’t used to being upstaged. It could happen as the Copa America — the South American championship — begins its 3 1/2-week run on today in

HOOLIGANISM | Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

An Egyptian criminal court from the Mediterranean city of Port Said yesterday sentenced 11 people to death over a 2012 football riot that killed more than 70 people and injured

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