Rugby | Recalled Cooper kicks Australia to upset win over Springboks

South Africa 26, Australia 28 After four years in the international rugby wilderness, Quade Cooper had to question himself before he stepped up to take the penalty that secured Australia’s upset

Viva Ronaldo: Cristiano’s 2 goals on glorious United return

Manchester United 4, Newcastle 1 The leap, swivel and landing with outstretched arms were roared on by the Old Trafford crowd. If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday — and

Football | World Cup Qualifiers: Australia, South Korea, Japan complete 1-0 wins

Australia edged Vietnam 1-0 in Hanoi to make it two wins out of two in Group B of Asia World Cup qualifying, but China’s campaign was teetering after a second

Football | World Cup qualifiers: Pressure mounts on US after two draws

Players walked off the field dejected. Nervous American fans are in an uproar. No, this wasn’t four years ago. This is the here and now for the U.S. soccer team, which

FOOTBALL | World Cup Qualifiers: Pressure grows on South Korea’s Son, Japan’s Furuhashi

Japan’s shocking loss to Oman and South Korea’s scoreless draw with Iraq to open the third round of Asian World Cup qualifying has increased the pressure on the likes of

Football | World Cup Qualifiers: France held at Ukraine; Denmark stays perfect in qualifying

Ukraine 1, France 1 Reigning champion France missed the injured Kylian Mbappé in a 1-1 draw at Ukraine in World Cup qualifying yesterday but still stayed atop Europe Group D. Mykola

Analysis | Mbappe’s non-transfer shows where soccer power lies

The deal that didn’t happen best defines the landscape of European football after a summer transfer window that saw unexpected moves by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé will remain

Paralympics | Masters cruises to gold in hand-cycle time trial

A thought recently struck Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters: What would young Oksana, the one who shuffled between Ukrainian orphanages, think of this grown-up version? Young Oksana was always resilient, determined

Football | EPL: Greenwood’s goals well timed before Ronaldo’s United return

Wolves 0, Man United 1 Mason Greenwood is making sure Manchester United doesn’t neglect his scoring abilities when Cristiano Ronaldo returns. The 19-year-old striker — who is almost half Ronaldo’s age —

Football | Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return

Analysis | Boxing: Even Manny Pacquiao finds Father Time undefeated

Manny Pacquiao’s story is so remarkable that anyone familiar with it can’t help but root that it doesn’t come with a bad ending. Fighting his way out of abject poverty in

Football | Lukaku marks Chelsea return with goal, Kane back for Spurs

Arsenal 0, Chelsea 2 Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane, two of the world’s best strikers, were back in action in the Premier League yesterday after some time away. Lukaku made the

Football | EPL: Grealish nets first goal for 5-star City, Liverpool wins again

Man City 5, Norwich 0 Jack Grealish closed his eyes, looked toward the sky, and stuck his index fingers into his ears. A goal celebration most famously performed by Netherlands star Memphis

Golf | US association employee charged in embezzlement scheme

A former United States Golf Association employee has been charged in a scheme to embezzle funds from the unauthorized sale of U.S. Open Championship tickets, Acting United States Attorney Jennifer

Motorsport | Japanese GP canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

This year’s Japanese Grand Prix was canceled following discussions between the government and race promoters, Formula One organizers said yesterday. The race in Suzuka had been scheduled for Oct. 10, between

Rugby | Australian star Kefu recovering in hospital after home invasion

Rugby World Cup winner Toutai Kefu is recovering in a hospital after surgery for abdominal injuries he sustained during a break-in at his home. The 47-year-old Kefu, who won the 1999

Tennis | Osaka says she’ll donate Cincinnati prize money to Haiti

In addition to donating prize money to relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly earthquake, tennis star Naomi Osaka said she plans to do more. “I feel like I’m not really

Paralympics follow lead of Olympics: No fans during pandemic

All fans will be barred from the Paralympics in Japan because of the coronavirus pandemic, just as they were from the recently-completed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said yesterday. There were a few

Boxing | Ali’s grandson wins in pro debut

Nico Ali Walsh made a successful pro debut yesterday (Macau time) inning in the first round and then paying homage to his grandfather, Muhammad Ali. Wearing trunks made for his grandfather,

Football | Goal feast for fans as Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea win in EPL

The return of near-capacity crowds fueled a barrage of goals and a bunch of home wins on the first Saturday of the English Premier League season. Fans at Old Trafford particularly

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