Golf | Analysis: At the Masters, it’s not the players who are stars

The not-quite-ready-for-prime-time Thanksgiving exhibition with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson produced such bad golf that Mickelson and country singer Jake Owen traded barbs about it a

Super Rugby | Lions lock in coach ahead of South African derby

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in

Football | Great Pele hospitalized in Paris

Soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Paris yesterday because of a urinary infection following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital, his spokesman said.

The Buzz | Rally for rugby: The Hong Kong Sevens are back this weekend

Now in its 44th year, the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens is bigger and better than ever, the organizers say. More than 120,000 fans will gather at Hong Kong

Football legend Pele meets rising star Mbappe in Paris

When Kylian Mbappe netted France’s final goal in a 4-2 win over Croatia last July, the rising star became only the second teenager to score in a

Rugby | Hollywood star Russell Crowe, coach Bennett team up in NRL

This combination might well turn out to be legendary. It doesn’t get much better in this sport than an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and a veteran, high-profile

Tennis | New Davis Cup goes virtual to increase sponsorship revenue

The changes in the Davis Cup go beyond its revamped format. In addition to a new playing formula that will bring nations together for a weeklong

Football | FIFA hires Portugal team spokesman to lead communications

FIFA has hired long- time Portugal national team spokesman Onofre Costa as head of communications. FIFA said Costa started work in Zurich yesterday with the title

Football | Serie A: Kean keeps up scoring form in Juventus win over Empoli

Andrew Dampf, Rome Juventus 1, Empoli 0 Moise Kean can’t seem to miss lately. Days after scoring two goals in his first two

Football | Solskjaer stays at the wheel in his dream job at Man United

In his 99 days as interim manager at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivered a record-breaking set of results, restored the team’s identity and swagger, and

Boxing | Unified cruiserweight champ Usyk moves to heavyweight

The undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk (pictured), is finally moving up to heavyweight. The Ukrainian fighter said he’s vacated the WBA cruiserweight title rather than fight challenger

Rugby Academy | Finalists but no silverware for Bats

Macau Bats hosted three teams from Hong Kong last saturday as part of their U13 Spring 7s competition. Sai Kung Stingrays, Sandy Bay and Barbarians were

Athletics | Semenya camp lashes out at Coe for opening ‘old wounds’

Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening “old wounds” in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female

The sportsman | Putin calls on Russia to play by doping rules for Olympics

Vladimir Putin wants Russian athletes and officials to play by anti-doping rules ahead of next year’s Olympics. In televised comments yesterday, the Russian president said efforts

Football | Europe qualifiers: Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for England, France

An  injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal’s frustrating start to its European Championship title defense. Things couldn’t be going much better for free-scoring England and France.

Australian Football League | Aussie rules club produces video to tackle racism

An Australian rules team has taken a stand against racist abuse of players by producing a video that features indigenous leaders at the club explaining why derogatory terms

American Football | Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun

Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for

Tennis | Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew yesterday , blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less

Football | Spain, Italy start Euro 2020 qualifying with wins

Spain needed to be bailed out by a veteran. Italy got a boost from some new faces. The former European champions started their campaigns to qualify

Football | FIFA will not allow artificial fields at 2023 Women’s WCup

FIFA will only allow natural grass fields at the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The stipulation is contained in requirements sent to bidding nations and follows controversy

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