Football | Champions League Preview: Madrid derby heats quarterfinals in last final rematch

  With three teams in the final eight of the Champions League, Spain is again home to the top contenders for Europe’s biggest prize as the quarterfinals start this week. At least one

Tennis | Praise for Mirza after she becomes World No.1 in doubles

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an outpouring of praise yesterday for Sania Mirza after she became the country’s first tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in women’s doubles. “An

Lewis Hamilton wins 4th Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading for most of the race yesterday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix victory. Hamilton made sure there would be

Russia’s World Cup organizers face budget headaches

Saransk’s stadium for the 2018 World Cup is supposed to raise the profile of this little-known Russian city, but for now Alexei Merkushkin is just trying to keep costs down. As

F1 | Chinese Grand Prix | Vettel: Ferrari still ‘realistic’ about Mercedes advantage

New Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was still beaming two weeks after capturing his first Formula One race in 16 months, but said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he

FOOTBALL | UEFA orders match to be restarted after referee error

For the first time in its history, UEFA has ordered a soccer match to be restarted because of a referee’s error. UEFA has ordered the final seconds of a women’s

Boxing | Wladimir Klitschko looking forward to fight at MSG

Wladimir Klitschko has reached rare territory among heavyweight champions. Now, in his ninth year as champion, Klitschko is approaching Joe Louis and Larry Holmes in successful defenses. When Klitschko faces Bryant Jennings

SEC files fraud charges against ex-NFL player, partner

Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against former NFL cornerback Will Allen and his business partner. They’re accused of reaping more than USD31 million in a Ponzi scheme that

F1 | Mercedes looking to rebound at Chinese GP

As the Formula One circuit heads to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix, it’s no longer a safe bet that Mercedes will top the podium by the end of the

Football | Gabon chosen as host of 2017 African Cup

Gabon will host the 2017 African Cup of Nations in place of war-torn Libya. Gabon, which co-hosted the tournament in 2012, was chosen again yesterday in a vote by the

NBA player, wife stabbed outside Manhattan nightclub

The NYPD says an NBA player, his wife and another woman were stabbed and injured outside a Manhattan nightclub. Police say they sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized. Their names

Olympics | Tokyo turns focus to delivering ‘sustainable’ 2020 Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and "sustainable" games ever. With just a little more than five years to go, doubts are growing

Athletics 2004 | Olympic hurdles champ Liu Xiang confirms retirement

Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang confirmed his retirement yesterday, citing age and injuries 2 1/2 years after his last race. The 31-year-old Liu wrote in a lengthy statement on his

Football | European roundup | Ronaldo scores 5 in Madrid’s 9-1 rout, PSG beats Marseille

Cristiano Ronaldo took his scoring prowess to new levels Sunday, netting five goals for the first time in Real Madrid's 9-1 rout of Granada. Ronaldo took his league tally to 36

Rugby | England beats series leader South Africa at Tokyo Sevens

England beat world series leader South Africa 21-14 in the Tokyo Sevens final over the weekend for its first tournament victory in more than two years. Moreover, England rose above Australia

EPL Preview | Liverpool looks to stay in top-4 race

  Saturday, 7:45pm Arsenal v Liverpool H 1.86, D 3.9, A 4.6 Liverpool could slip out of realistic contention for Champions League qualification with a loss at Arsenal tomorrow as the Premier League returns

F1 | High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone

Former Netherlands forward and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert has made a winning start in World Cup qualifying as coach of Curacao. The Caribbean island team advanced to the second qualifying

Sailing | America’s Cup teams vote to downsize boats

America’s Cup teams have voted to reduce the size of boats to be sailed in the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, a cost-cutting move that could lead to the two strongest

Rugby | North out of club’s biggest game of season after head injury

Wales winger George North will miss his club’s biggest game of the season as he recovers from a third concussion in four months, amid warnings from experts that he should

Baseball | Study projects average MLB salary tops USD4m

Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the

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