GOLF | Venetian Macau Open | Ernie Els looking to get more wins next year

With a career spanning over two decades, renowned South African golf player Ernie Els is looking to get more wins under his belt next year, he said in a media

Platini: Europe deserves 1 extra World Cup place

Europe deserves an extra team at the next World Cup, UEFA President Michel Platini said yesterday. Platini pledged to ask FIFA for the extra spot because Germany’s World Cup victory

FOOTBALL | EPL Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. He couldn’t have thought it would get this bad. Barely two months ago,

Champions League draw wide open

Five-time winner Liverpool will make its first appearance since 2009 in Pot 3, decided by rankings over five years of UEFA competition results. Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain — champions

EPL | Jovetic double helps City beat Liverpool 3-1

Sitting in the executive seats high up at Etihad Stadium, Mario Balotelli began life at Liverpool by watching his new team ruthlessly dismantled by the club he left 19 months

FOOTBALL | ITALY Changes in Serie A after Allegri replaces Conte

There is plenty of change in Serie A this season after a difficult and tumultuous period for Italian football. The pain in Italy began with the Italian Cup final in

Messi back to old self under new Barcelona coach

Bad World Cup memories be gone. Lionel Messi is back to his match-winning self. Not even a black cat — regarded as unlucky in Spain and other cultures — zigzagging

UFC | Micheal Bisping defeats Cung Le after four rounds

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to The Venetian Macao on Saturday, with an evening of adrenaline-pumping entertainment. The main event saw a middleweight clash between two veteran fighters, eighth- ranked Michael

FOOTBALL | European clubs opening US academies

As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

leg matches. Two-time champion Porto won 1-0 in Lille, and Celtic took advantage of a reprieve from UEFA to play in the competition by drawing 1-1 at Maribor. Russian league leader Zenit

Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis

Dunga picks Brazil squad with 10 World Cup players

Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani

SWIMMING | Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Michael Phelps got a confronting reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a

FIFA rejects Barcelona appeal against transfer ban

FIFA said yesterday that its appeal committee confirmed that the signing of 10 players to Barcelona’s renowned La Masia program violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking. Because the Spanish giants

FOOTBALL | Spanish league keeps growing star power

Two months after Spain’s national team flopped at the World Cup, the country’s domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport’s two biggest names

Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans yesterday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because

Fans ignore Premier League warning as replays reach Twitter

“How on earth are you going to do this? It’s almost going to be impossible,” Stuart Fuller, director of commercial operations at online brand protection company NetNames, said in a

Cricket | World Cup buildup begins now for Australia

The Aussies head to Zimbabwe tomorrow to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after that is in the Middle East against Pakistan in

Tennis | 2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal yesterday, a week before the year’s

SPORTS | American football heads to China, All-Star game planned for Macau

Marty Judge, part owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul and founder of the Judge Group Inc., a USD350 million information technology staffing, training and consulting company based outside

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