Amputee jumper won’t contest team exclusion

A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said yesterday he would

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

“It’s all good, my back is improving, it’s almost 100 percent,” Neymar said at a press conference. “I’m looking forward to joining my teammates and helping them win the title.” Neymar’s

Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a controversy at the Commonwealth Games yesterday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far. The Times of London

Kallis retires from all international cricket

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis retired from all international cricket yesterday, as one of the game’s greatest allrounders admitted that a swansong at the World Cup next year was “a bridge

COMMONWEATH GAMES | Squash champ hopes win offers boost to Malaysia

Nicol David hopes she delivered a bit of joy for Malaysia at last. On a squash court more than 6,500 miles (10,000 kilometers) from home, Malaysia’s national sporting icon produced

TENNIS | Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried

BASKETBALL | LA Clippers trial heads toward conclusion

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for

CYCLING| Tour de France Humble, ambitious Nibali had early cycling dream

As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move

FOOTBALL | Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia coach

Dick Advocaat, who coached the Netherlands and South Korea at previous World Cups, has been formally introduced as the new Serbia coach. Advocaat will seek to guide Serbia — which

UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for

RUGBY | Australian roundup Manly moves ahead as upsets reign in NRL

Manly extended its lead to four points atop Australia's National Rugby League table as it achieved a hard-fought 22-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors in the weekend's 20th round

CYCLING | Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey

FOOTBALL|Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal’s debut

Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal yesterday (Macau time), with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over

FOOTBALL | Mexican Aguirre named as new coach of Japan

Japan has appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as the new head coach of the national team. The Japan Football Association made the appointment yesterday, with the 55-year-old Aguirre replacing Alberto Zaccheroni, who

COMMONWEALTH GAMES | England wins 1st gold medal

England triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on yesterday. Stimpson completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10-kilometer run in an unofficial time

BASKETBALL | CEO: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains the owner, the interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster"

RUGBY | Fiji-born Speight named in Wallabies squad

Fiji-born winger Henry Speight was picked by Australia for the Rugby Championship next month even though he's available for only the last three of their six matches. Speight won't be eligible

FOOTBALL | Reds beat Tokushima 2-0 to widen lead in J-League

The Urawa Reds beat Tokushima Vortis 2-0 and widened its lead in the J-League standings to four points over Sagan Tosu, which lost 1-0 to Kawasaki Frontale yesterday. Tomoaki Makino opened

Relevance of Commonwealth Games again in question

It's a question that comes up at every Commonwealth Games: How relevant is an event held every four years which often fails to attract top competitors or a large number

FOOTBALL | James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped

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