UFC | Micheal Bisping defeats Cung Le after four rounds

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to The Venetian Macao on Saturday, with an evening of adrenaline-pumping entertainment. The main event saw a middleweight clash between two veteran fighters, eighth- ranked Michael

FOOTBALL | European clubs opening US academies

As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

leg matches. Two-time champion Porto won 1-0 in Lille, and Celtic took advantage of a reprieve from UEFA to play in the competition by drawing 1-1 at Maribor. Russian league leader Zenit

Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis

Dunga picks Brazil squad with 10 World Cup players

Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani

SWIMMING | Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Michael Phelps got a confronting reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a

FIFA rejects Barcelona appeal against transfer ban

FIFA said yesterday that its appeal committee confirmed that the signing of 10 players to Barcelona’s renowned La Masia program violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking. Because the Spanish giants

FOOTBALL | Spanish league keeps growing star power

Two months after Spain’s national team flopped at the World Cup, the country’s domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport’s two biggest names

Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans yesterday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because

Fans ignore Premier League warning as replays reach Twitter

“How on earth are you going to do this? It’s almost going to be impossible,” Stuart Fuller, director of commercial operations at online brand protection company NetNames, said in a

Cricket | World Cup buildup begins now for Australia

The Aussies head to Zimbabwe tomorrow to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after that is in the Middle East against Pakistan in

Tennis | 2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal yesterday, a week before the year’s

SPORTS | American football heads to China, All-Star game planned for Macau

Marty Judge, part owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul and founder of the Judge Group Inc., a USD350 million information technology staffing, training and consulting company based outside

Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries

Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday’s opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition

Marquez finally beaten, Pedrosa wins Czech MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa won the Czech Grand Prix yesterday to end the season’s winning streak of defending world champion Marc Marquez. The Spanish rider with Repsol Honda covered 22 laps of the

ATLETHICS | Mo Farah gets long distance double at Euros

Mo Farah clinched his 5,000-10,000 meter double at the European Championships yesterday, giving his troubled season a golden finish that made him the double long distance champion at continental, world

Tony Stewart tragedy prompts Nascar to keep drivers in racecars

Nascar banned its drivers from leaving their cars during a race after three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow competitor in a dirt-track event on

Rugby| South Africa’s mission the same: beat NZ

South Africa's mission stays the same: Beat New Zealand. Just like in the past two Rugby Championships under coach Heyneke Meyer, the Springboks will open against tournament struggler Argentina tomorrow looking

Africa Cup | Ebola means Guinea, Sierra Leone games moved

African Cup qualifiers scheduled to be played in Ebola-affected Guinea and Sierra Leone will be moved to other countries, the Confederation of African Football said yesterday. CAF said in a statement

Rugby | De Villiers back to captain Springboks

Jean de Villiers returned to captain South Africa for its Rugby Championship opener against Argentina this weekend while youngsters Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager were all

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