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

Swimming | China delays announcement of Sun Yang’s doping ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed yesterday. Sun tested positive for trimetazidine

Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi; Rosberg 2nd

Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a 17-point lead over his Mercedes rival Rosberg, needing only a top-two finish to guarantee the title. “Woooooo-hoooooo, world champion I can’t believe

PHOTO SHOP | Thousands of music and boxing fans drawn to The Venetian Macao for an action-packed three days

The Venetian Macao delivered one of its biggest and most action-packed weekends of the year this past three days, led by the Clash in Cotai II.  This event saw Fighter

Formula 1 | 4-time champion Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season. The 27-year-old German will be leaving Red Bull for

Baseball | Stanton signs record USD325 million deal

Giancarlo Stanton signed his record USD325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference formally announcing the deal yesterday. Stanton signed the deal while sitting next to Marlins

Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

Saying the NFL is “making things up as they go along,” players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands

Olympics | IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids — including bids from an entire

Football | Former England coach Eriksson joins Shanghai

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is taking over at Chinese club Shanghai East Asia. The 66-year-old Swede said  he wants to make the club a force not only in China

NFL | Gray runs wild as Patriots blow out Colts 42-20

Jonas Gray rushed for 199 yards and a franchise-record four touchdowns in his fourth career game, leading the New England Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts yesterday. Tom

Nascar | Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

Harvick won Sunday night’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a desperate drive from 12th to first over the final 15 laps. He didn’t have to win the race, he

Extra Time : Germany struggles after World Cup title

From one red carpet to the other, Germany is still celebrating the World Cup title. On the field, however, Germany is looking far from being the best team in the world. As

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