ACL Preview | Laudrup, Cannavaro eye coaching success in Asia

Today, 6:30pm FC Seoul v Guangzhou FC H 3, D 3.4, A 2.52 Michael Laudrup and Fabio Cannavaro were giants of the global game as players and can take a big step toward

F1 | Ecclestone says 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix going ahead

Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country’s human rights record. Known as the Baku European

GOLF | Thailand’s Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoff

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International yesterday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff. Kiradech and

Football | Champions League roundup – Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beats Bayern 3-1

Bayern, a five-time European champion but currently hit by injuries, paid for its defensive blunders as it struggled to dominate a Portuguese side which is unbeaten in the competition. Thiago Alcantara

F1 | Hamilton defends his Champagne celebration after criticism

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton defended himself yesterday from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of

Mayweather: Fans will have to decide if fight worth USD99.95

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says fans will have to decide for themselves whether it's worth USD99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. Personally, though, he believes the

Boxing | New Pacquiao film shows how poor boy grew up to be champion

As a dirt-poor rookie boxer in the southern Philippines, Manny Pacquiao started his phenomenal rise to global fame not as the Pacman, as he is sometimes called, but as "Kid

Football | Champions League: Goalkeeper Oblak helps Atletico hold Real Madrid to 0-0 draw

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a series of outstanding saves to help Atletico Madrid hold Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal yesterday. In a

Football | Extra Time: Burnley wins admirers, punches above its weight in England

With chimneys rising from the former cotton mills which nestle between tightly-packed houses, Burnley provides a quintessentially English vista for fans at the town’s soccer stadium. From the days Burnley was

Swimming | Michael Phelps returns to pool after suspension

Michael Phelps will compete in his first swim meet this week since returning from a six-month suspension following a second drunken driving arrest. The 18-time Olympic champion is entered in five

Football | Champions League Preview: Madrid derby heats quarterfinals in last final rematch

  With three teams in the final eight of the Champions League, Spain is again home to the top contenders for Europe’s biggest prize as the quarterfinals start this week. At least one

Tennis | Praise for Mirza after she becomes World No.1 in doubles

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an outpouring of praise yesterday for Sania Mirza after she became the country’s first tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in women’s doubles. “An

Lewis Hamilton wins 4th Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading for most of the race yesterday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix victory. Hamilton made sure there would be

Russia’s World Cup organizers face budget headaches

Saransk’s stadium for the 2018 World Cup is supposed to raise the profile of this little-known Russian city, but for now Alexei Merkushkin is just trying to keep costs down. As

F1 | Chinese Grand Prix | Vettel: Ferrari still ‘realistic’ about Mercedes advantage

New Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was still beaming two weeks after capturing his first Formula One race in 16 months, but said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he

FOOTBALL | UEFA orders match to be restarted after referee error

For the first time in its history, UEFA has ordered a soccer match to be restarted because of a referee’s error. UEFA has ordered the final seconds of a women’s

Boxing | Wladimir Klitschko looking forward to fight at MSG

Wladimir Klitschko has reached rare territory among heavyweight champions. Now, in his ninth year as champion, Klitschko is approaching Joe Louis and Larry Holmes in successful defenses. When Klitschko faces Bryant Jennings

SEC files fraud charges against ex-NFL player, partner

Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against former NFL cornerback Will Allen and his business partner. They’re accused of reaping more than USD31 million in a Ponzi scheme that

F1 | Mercedes looking to rebound at Chinese GP

As the Formula One circuit heads to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix, it’s no longer a safe bet that Mercedes will top the podium by the end of the

Football | Gabon chosen as host of 2017 African Cup

Gabon will host the 2017 African Cup of Nations in place of war-torn Libya. Gabon, which co-hosted the tournament in 2012, was chosen again yesterday in a vote by the

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