Obituary | Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

Diego Maradona, arguably the best soccer player ever whose wild swings in fortune came to personify the flux of his home nation Argentina, has died. He was 60. Maradona suffered a

Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

No one thinks it’s time to write off Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal — or even Roger Federer — just yet. Well, they shouldn’t, anyway. Still, the season-ending ATP Finals set

Football | Records tumble as Liverpool beats Leicester in EPL

Liverpool 3, Leicester 0 Liverpool set a club record of 64 top-flight home matches unbeaten by overwhelming Leicester in a 3-0 win in the Premier League yesterday. Diogo Jota had a record

Tottenham beats Man City to go top of Premier League

Tottenham 2, Man City 0 Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 yesterday to go top of the English Premier League with a trademark, defense-first performance from Jose Mourinho against his old

Germany’s shocking loss in Spain confirms national team’s decline

Spain 6, Germany 0 Germany’s 6-0 thrashing had been coming for some time. The team coached by Joachim Löw has been in decline since losing to France in the European Champions semifinals

TENNIS | Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Daniil Medvedev pulled off an underarm serve as he outlasted Alexander Zverev and joined Novak Djokovic as a winner at the ATP Finals on day two of the tournament. Medvedev prevailed

Football | Nations League: Belgium ends England’s Nations League hopes with clear win

Belgium 2, England 0 Dries Mertens scored a superb free kick as a resilient Belgium ended England’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals with a 2-0 win yesterday . With one

Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover

Diego Maradona’s psychologist Diego Díaz says the Argentine soccer hero is in a stable condition in a private health clinic where he is recovering from surgery. Maradona last week had an

Motosport | Vietnam dropped from 2021 F1 calendar, Saudi Arabia added

Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021, including one in Saudi Arabia, but has dropped its inaugural race in Vietnam from the schedule. The April slot for the

Authorities raid offices of Benfica, Sporting Lisbon

Portuguese authorities raided the offices of soccer clubs Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Santa Clara yesterday as part of an investigation into fraud, corruption and money laundering. All three clubs confirmed

Football | Leicester ends on top after weekend of changing EPL leaders

Leicester 1, Wolves 0 With a trio of unfamiliar leaders, what lightheartedly became “Stop The Count” weekend in the Premier League ended with Leicester on top. Teams and disbelieving fans were riffing

Rugby Australia signs three-year broadcasting deal with Nine

Rugby Australia is set to end a 25-year partnership with Foxtel after negotiating a three-year broadcasting deal worth 100 million Australian dollars ($73 million) with Nine Entertainment Co. that will

Football | La Liga: Super sub Messi scores two as Barça routs Betis; Atlético unbeaten

Barcelona 5, Betis 2 After Ansu Fati went down injured and Antoine Griezmann sunk deeper into his scoring rut, Barcelona called on Lionel Messi to save it from another setback. Messi was

Football | Vardy-inspired Leicester making another strong start to EPL

Leeds 1, Leicester 4 Leicester’s strong away form is helping the team make another impressive start to the English Premier League. Add a 4-1 win at Leeds yesterday to previous victories

Baseball | Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one

Hamilton stands alone in Formula One after 92nd victory

After growing up watching Michael Schumacher’s triumphs on television, Lewis Hamilton now stands above him and alone in Formula One history with 92 victories. Hamilton’s comprehensive win at the Portuguese Grand

Football | Back in the bubble, Chinese Super League into playoff stages

When Odil Ahmedov left Shanghai SIPG to join fellow Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in August, the midfielder didn’t have to travel anywhere to meet his new coach and

Cycling | Vuelta hopes to emulate Tour success with zero infections

The Spanish Vuelta cycling race starts today amid tight health restrictions in the hopes of avoiding the coronavirus infections that have knocked some riders, including top contenders, out of the

Qantas ‘full-day’ flight to nowhere takes off

Qantas Airways Ltd. launched a sight-seeing flight across Australia in the airline’s latest effort to contend with the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector. The “full-day outing” from Sydney

Singapore’s cruises to nowhere to start in November

Two cruise ships will start sailing from Singapore from next month into the open seas and back as the city-state aims to give residents some outlet for their wanderlust amid

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