Rugby | Australia captain Hooper involved in police incident

The Australia Rugby Union says it will take no action against Wallabies captain Michael Hooper for his involvement in an overnight incident to which police were called. Hooper was out

Football | Chelsea, Man City held as Arsenal wins in EPL

  Chelsea retained its three-point lead at the midpoint of the Premier League season over the weekend despite being held to a draw by Southampton, thanks to Manchester City collapsing against

Skiing | Shiffrin fastest in 1st run of World Cup slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin led a women’s World Cup slalom after the first run yesterday, positioning herself for a first podium finish in the discipline this season. The OIympic champion finished

Boxing | Amir Khan visits Pakistan school massacre site

British boxer Amir Khan has visited the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred scores of children. Khan went to the school in Peshawar yesterday as part of a

The Buzz: Striker Torres to join Milan on permanent deal

Chelsea says striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a permanent basis in the January transfer window. Torres joined Milan on a two-year loan deal in August, and Chelsea

NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

  The NFL’s troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year last week in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Ninety-four ballots were submitted from U.S.

Shanghai’s boxing arena to convey talents for Macau

Chinese metropolitan Shanghai has been noted for its potential of growing into the second pro boxing base in China, following the success of a series of boxing productions staged in

NFL | Bengals beat Broncos 37-28 to reach playoffs

The Cincinnati Bengals booked a place in the NFL playoffs with a 37-28 win against Denver with Dre Kirkpatrick returning an interception for a touchdown in the closing minutes to

22 straight victories | Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo, crowned champ at Club World Cup

  Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 in the Club World Cup final yesterday (Macau time) to put a crown on its status as the best club in world

Olympics | Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter games

Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events. Games organizers said yesterday the upcoming season-opening Freestyle Skiing

Football | Asian Cup wide open after coaching changes

  With the start of the Asian Cup only weeks away, a wide-open tournament has become even more unpredictable after a rash of coach firings in recent months left many of

Football | Spain arrests 13 more people in football fan fight

The FIFA executive committee met yesterday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation. The sudden decision by Michael

Diversification alert | Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

    Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports = global fame. Never in sporting history has a country invested so

Football | Chelsea, 3rd-tier Sheff United in League Cup semis

Chelsea swept into the semifinals of the English League Cup yesterday, joining third-tier Sheffield United in the last four after its shock win over Premier League side Southampton. Eliminated at the quarterfinal

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished. It wasn’t France, for which he won the 1998 World Cup,

FIFA dismisses Garcia’s appeal of World Cup probe

The status of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts seemed even more secure yesterday after FIFA dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia’s appeal against the handling of his investigation into

Cricket | Steven Smith to become Australia’s 45th test captain

Smith was named yesterday to captain Australia in the remaining three tests of its four- test series against India in place of Michael Clarke, who has been forced to miss the

Football : Champions League | Real Madrid gets Schalke in Champs League last-16

Defending champion Real Madrid will play Schalke in the last-16 of the Champions League, after routing the Germans at the same stage last season. In another repeat pairing in yesterday’s draw,

Football | Striker Lima hits 2 to give Benfica 2-0 win at Porto

Lima scored twice to lead Benfica to a 2-0 win at fierce rival Porto yesterday (Macau time), the first victory for the Portuguese leaders at the Stadium of the Dragon

Mini Rugby | Macau Bats team breaks records in Hong Kong

Last weekend the Macau Bats became the first overseas team to win a Hong Kong mini rugby tournament. The team won the Under 12’s ‘Plate’ event at the ‘Flying Kukris

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