UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for

RUGBY | Australian roundup Manly moves ahead as upsets reign in NRL

Manly extended its lead to four points atop Australia's National Rugby League table as it achieved a hard-fought 22-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors in the weekend's 20th round

CYCLING | Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey

FOOTBALL|Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal’s debut

Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal yesterday (Macau time), with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over

FOOTBALL | Mexican Aguirre named as new coach of Japan

Japan has appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as the new head coach of the national team. The Japan Football Association made the appointment yesterday, with the 55-year-old Aguirre replacing Alberto Zaccheroni, who

COMMONWEALTH GAMES | England wins 1st gold medal

England triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on yesterday. Stimpson completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10-kilometer run in an unofficial time

BASKETBALL | CEO: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains the owner, the interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster"

RUGBY | Fiji-born Speight named in Wallabies squad

Fiji-born winger Henry Speight was picked by Australia for the Rugby Championship next month even though he's available for only the last three of their six matches. Speight won't be eligible

FOOTBALL | Reds beat Tokushima 2-0 to widen lead in J-League

The Urawa Reds beat Tokushima Vortis 2-0 and widened its lead in the J-League standings to four points over Sagan Tosu, which lost 1-0 to Kawasaki Frontale yesterday. Tomoaki Makino opened

Relevance of Commonwealth Games again in question

It's a question that comes up at every Commonwealth Games: How relevant is an event held every four years which often fails to attract top competitors or a large number

FOOTBALL | James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped

CYCLING | Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

Football Shakhtar Donetsk to play in Lviv this season Shakhtar Donetsk's coach says the Ukrainian champion will play its home games this season in Lviv in western Ukraine, over 1,000 kilometers from

FOOTBALL | Shakhtar midfielder says players’ lives at risk

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champion did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives

WINTER OLYMPICS | Pyeongchang’s 2018 committee faced audit

The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said yesterday. The confirmation by the Seoul-based Board

CYCLING | Tour de France heads to Pyrenees in Stage 16

Brooklyn Nets director Sergei Kushchenko is talking up the chances of the NBA club playing pre-season exhibitions against teams from the Russia-based VTB United League. Kushchenko, who is also the

Chief of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee quits

The head of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics resigned yesterday, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim Jin-sun was

Shakhtar players refuse to return to Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk’s owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club’s home city. Five Brazilian and one Argentine player

Steven Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football yesterday to focus on playing for Liverpool. The 34-year-old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. Gerrard said he “agonized”

BOXING | ‘Macau Kid’ defeats New Zealand Champion

Macau’s boxer Ng Kuok Kun defeated a New Zealand national champion by a close but unanimous decision in a six-round super welterweight bout at Saturday night’s “Champion of Gold” boxing

Cotai Arena sees ‘Champions of Gold’ score 6 KO wins

For the fifth time, Macau’s Cotai Arena has thrilled a large crowd of spectators with a multi-bout boxing event. Last Saturday night’s “Champions of Gold” was marked by six knockout

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