MLB sued by minor leaguers who say contracts pinch salaries

Major League Baseball was sued by four minor league ballplayers who say their freedom to negotiate with other teams is unlawfully restricted by a rule giving their club a right

Team Brunel holds Volvo Ocean Race 2nd-leg lead

Three teams have held the Volvo Ocean Race second leg lead within the last 24 hours as the fleet sped toward the stage’s conclusion in Abu Dhabi. Dutch team Team Brunel,

Fourcade wins men’s pursuit in biathlon World Cup

Martin Fourcade overcame four penalties and windy conditions to win the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit yesterday for his second victory in two days at the biathlon World Cup. The Frenchman finished in

Football | Premier League preview: Man United on the march, Southampton on the slide

Rob Harris Sports Writer, London Tuesday, 4pm Southampton v Man U Home 2.9, Draw 3.5, Away 2.64 The established order is gradually being restored in the Premier League. Southampton is on the slide and Manchester United

Russia not happy about mixed gender synchro events

Swimming world governing body FINA voted last weekend to introduce mixed-gender duets to synchronized competitions. Not everyone is happy about it in Russia, the sport’s undisputed superpower. “I’d probably have decided

Athletics | Coe presents IAAF presidential campaign program

Outlining his vision for the future of track and field, Sebastian Coe called yesterday for an overhaul of the sport’s “disjointed” competition calendar and for the creation of a global

Tennis| Australian Open tweaks Extreme Heat policy

Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the last

Football | Mario Balotelli faces FA investigation over post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is facing an investigation from the English Football Association after a post on social media site Instagram was criticized for being racist and anti-Semitic. Balotelli uploaded a

The Buzz | Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer up for Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo will be challenging Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to retain the Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo won the 2013 honor to end Messi’s three-year run as the world’s best player

Spain | Deportivo mourns fan killed in street clash

  Deportivo La Coruna’s players held a minute’s silence yesterday for a fan who died in a street clash with Atletico Madrid supporters before their Spanish league match. Deportivo’s players stopped their

Rugby | England beats Australia 26-17 to salvage autumn

England landed a psychological blow on great rival Australia ahead of next year’s World Cup by winning 26-17 at Twickenham on the back of a dominant scrum and tries in

Football : European roundup | Madrid sets club record for wins, Chelsea stumbles

Cristiano Ronaldo set up two goals help Real Madrid set a club record with a 16th straight victory across all competitions on Saturday, while Premier League leader Chelsea failed to score

Cricket world quick to respond to death of Hughes

Players and fans across the cricket world expressed shock and sadness at the news of the death of Australian test batsman Phillip Hughes, two days after he was struck on

Champions League | Ronaldo goal lifts Real Madrid to 1-0 win at Basel

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal helped Real Madrid beat Basel 1-0 in the Champions League, and tie a club record with a 15th straight win. Ronaldo’s 71st career goal in the Champions League, in

Football | Champions League : Messi hat trick shatters goalscoring record

Lionel Messi netted a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record as Barcelona won 4-0 at APOEL yesterday, while Sergio Aguero also bagged three goals as Manchester City

Cricket | Hughes has more scans, still in critical condition

Phillip Hughes, the Australian batsman who needed emergency surgery after being knocked out by a cricket ball, remained in a critical condition yesterday. Australian team doctor Peter Brukner issued a statement

The Buzz | French tennis federation official banned for life

A French tennis official has been banned for life by the Tennis Integrity Unit for several rule violations, including gambling. The TIU says the charges against Morgan Lamri covered breaches of

Cricket | Batsman Hughes in critical condition after surgery

Hughes, who was wearing a protective batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery before falling suddenly to the ground. He was

Basketball | LeBron James leads Cavaliers over Magic 106-74

LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, as the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic yesterday. After bluntly

Boxing | Pressure builds on Mayweather after Pacquiao win

Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s

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