Comaneci donates gymnastics bib to museum

It’s a perfect choice for the Olympic Museum — as in a perfect 10.0. Gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci has donated the numbered bib she wore at the 1976 Montreal Games

Horse racing | Melbourne Cup | Protectionist wins Melbourne Cup; 2 horses dead

A big victory by German stallion Protectionist in the Melbourne Cup yesterday was overshadowed by the deaths of two horses after Australia’s richest horse race, including the favorite Admire Rakti. Red

Beijing emerges as 2022 Winter Olympics favorite

The new front-runner to host the 2022 Winter Olympics doesn’t have a long winter sports tradition. Then there’s the matter of snow, or lack thereof. The mountains near Beijing where

Cricket | Pakistan beats Australia by 356 runs on Day 5

Pakistan picked up the last five wickets for eight runs in 7.3 overs after lunch yesterday to complete a 356-run win over Australia in the second test. Australia was bowled out

Champions League Preview | Ronaldo targets Liverpool, and Raul’s record

  Cristiano Ronaldo needs one goal to match the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer when Real Madrid hosts Liverpool today . At the rate the forward is sweeping in goals, Ronaldo has

Golf | France’s Levy leads BMW Masters in China

France’s Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters yesterday. Levy began the

Football | 5 teams jostle at top of tight Spanish league

Luis Suarez will make his Camp Nou debut in official competition tomorrow. The Barcelona striker played in a home friendly to start the season while serving out a four-month biting ban.

GOLF | New father Billy Horschel ready for CIMB Classic

Setting out to defend the FedExCup title in Malaysia this week, Billy Horschel is doing so as a changed man. It’s not the fame, the money or the added pressure that

FOOTBALL | FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

FIFA has given Nigeria one last chance to avoid a “lengthy’ ban that would prevent the reigning champion from defending its title at next year’s African Cup of Nations. FIFA wants

NFL | McCoy memorable as ’Skins top Cowboys 20-17 in OT

If this is Colt McCoy’s only start for Washington, it sure was memorable. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led another winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, this

Football | Ronaldo, Messi and 6 Germany players in Ballon d’Or 23-man list

Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award yesterday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar

South Africa | Female boxer dies following bout

A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning the loss of

South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed

The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend’s house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night (yesterday, Macau time), police said. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was

F1| Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for US GP 

The Marussia team’s move into bankruptcy protection yesterday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday’s United States Grand

OPINION | Extra Time: Cheers, chants for ‘Fergie Time’ the stage show

Ninety minutes after the return of “Fergie Time” at Old Trafford, the man himself returned to the limelight — in an interview on a London stage. Alex Ferguson was preparing to

Madrid win sets up season-long fight with Barca

Real Madrid’s commanding 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday leaves the two Spanish giants poised to dispute the title that escaped them last season. Barcelona arrived in

MOTORSPORTS | Ogier successfully defends rally world title

Sebastien Ogier of France clinched his second consecutive rally world title after winning the Rally of Spain yesterday. Ogier held off Volkswagen Polo teammate and title rival Jari-Matti Latvala through the

GOLF | Venetian Macau open Lahiri ahead after 1st round

It was an overcast day yesterday with some scattered showers at the Macau Golf and Country Club, but this did not stop players at the Venetian Macau Open putting up

Football | Champions League roundup : Ronaldo scores 70th as Real beats Liverpool 3-0

  Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool yesterday to take complete control

Olympics | Serbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition

Serbia lodged a formal protest yesterday against the International Olympic Committee decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo, calling it a “precedent of dangerous proportions.” IOC President Thomas Bach said the

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