Pacquiao makes professional basketball debut

Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol 2-0 yesterday to extend its unbeaten home streak in the Spanish league to 24 games. Atletico limited Espanyol to one shot on goal and earned 12

Pacquiao makes professional basketball debut

Pacquiao started yesterday’s game for the newly formed KIA Sorento of the Philippine Basketball Association but played only seven minutes and committed two turnovers in his team’s 80-66 win over

Rugby | Pulver has no idea on Wallaby coaching replacement

Pulver also said yesterday that he “hadn’t seen any evidence of McKenzie losing respect of the players” and that he was surprised by McKenzie’s decision to resign well before the

GOLF | Hend wins Hong Kong Open in a playoff

Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open yesterday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman

GOLF | Randhawa takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open

Jyoti Randhawa shot a 6-under 70 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open. Angelo Que (65) was in second place, one ahead

F1| Alonso leaving Ferrari ‘to win again’

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at the end of the season in order to win again, according to the Italian team’s recently-departed president. Alonso has become

2018 Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

Lee Jong-deok, South Korea’s minister for culture, sports and tourism, provincial mayor Choi Moon-soon and 2018 Olympic organizing committee president Cho Yang-ho met this week to decide whether or not

Serbia accuses Albania of provocation after brawl

Serbian officials accused Albania yesterday of a deliberate political provocation after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a stadium in Belgrade during a match between the two Balkan

Macau GP | Theodore expands its team to three cars

The trio of SJM Theodore by Prema entries for the 2014 event, which utilize Mercedes-Benz powered Dallara Formula 3 cars, will be driven by Frenchman Esteban Ocon, Antonio Fuoco of

Marussia hits out at ‘false’ Bianchi reports

Formula One team Marussia has hit back at claims it contributed to Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags. Marussia refuted

Australian jockey dies in training accident

Australian jockey Carly-Mae Pye died yesterday from injuries sustained when the horse she was riding broke its front legs during a training run, throwing her head-first into the track. The

Rio Olympics bet on flip-flops, cuddly mascot for USD420m

Organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are banking on the popularity of flip-flops and a yet-to-be-announced cuddly mascot to help meet a target of 1 billion

Hiddink under pressure after another Dutch loss

Only three months after the Netherlands reached the World Cup semifinals, the team is crumbling. And Guus Hiddink, the man who guided the team to the 1998 semifinals but only

Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0

Say “Neymar,” and say no more. The 22-year- old Brazil striker scored all four goals yesterday — and hit the post once — in a 4-0 friendly rout of Japan. “Neymar really

US high school football case puts hazing in focus

Seven teens face sex crime charges as a solidly middle-class town and its beloved high school football program find themselves at the center of the broader debate over how to

Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix yesterday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title and stretching his lead

Tennis | Djokovic, Federer reach quarters in Shanghai Masters

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third

Football | Feast of goals expected in Euro 2016 qualifiers

The first "Week of Football" in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship could be a feast of goals for the continent's major powers. The second and third rounds of games in

Briefs | Cricket: England rocked by Pietersen allegations

Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over — and the ramifications

Football | Ronaldo and Chelsea lead AP poll

Cristiano Ronaldo’s third hat trick of the season put him at the top of the AP global football 10 yesterday. Ronaldo scored three goals in Real Madrid’s 5-0 rout of Athletic

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