World Championship | Marin stuns Li to win world badminton final

Ninth-seeded Carolina Marin pulled off a huge badminton upset by defeating Li Xuerui, the top-seeded Olympic champion, in the world championship women’s singles final on Sunday. The 21-year-old lefthander came from

Tennis study finds unusual bet patterns in 3 Wimbledon matches

Swings in betting odds suggest an average of 23 professional tennis matches might be fixed each year, according to a study that found suspicious patterns in three matches at Wimbledon. The

Falcao heading to Man United on loan

Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said

Pacquiao eyeing World Peace for his hoop team

Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion’s newest venture — professional basketball. Pacquiao has become playing coach of the

MOTORSPORTS | Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Australian driver Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses. Tony Kanaan

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

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