Football | Ronaldo’s Portugal wins 1st Nations League title

Three years after conquering European soccer for the first time, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo are celebrating another international title. Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament

Tennis | Dirty dozen: Nadal beats Thiem for 12th French Open title

For a few, fleeting moments yesterday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in

Football | Ronaldo’s hat trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

PORTUGAL 3, SWITZERLAND 1 On a night when Portugal unveiled its newest star, it was the same old Cristiano Ronaldo who came through for

Super Rugby | Crusaders pressured to clinch top spot

The defending champion Crusaders have their last chance to make sure of first place in Super Rugby when they meet the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow in their final

Football | Atletico leads Spanish challenge to Champions League revamp

Seven Spanish soccer teams have protested against a plan to transform the Champions League into a largely closed competition, openly opposing the European Club Association ahead

Tennis | Rain won’t go away at Roland Garros, delaying quarterfinals

A steady rain delayed the start of play in the last two French Open women’s quarterfinals for at least two hours yesterday. Defending champion Simona Halep of

Football | Nations League Ronaldo’s Portugal looks for another title

Thursday, 2:45am Portugal v Switzerland H 1.7, D 3.92, A 6 The inaugural UEFA’s Nations League reaches its conclusion this week with the competition’s

UEFA plots 2022 World Cup qualifying path via Nations League

European teams will get a qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup via the Nations League competition. UEFA is preparing a qualifying format that should see

Tennis | Nishikori wins 2-day five-setter, Djokovic easily advances

When it comes to the deciding set, count on Kei Nishikori. The Japanese player won his eighth consecutive five-set match yesterday to defeat Benoit Paire

Football | Liverpool coach Klopp wins Champions League on third try

TOTTENHAM 0, LIVERPOOL 2 Juergen Klopp finally has another trophy. After losing his last six cup finals, a streak the charismatic manager put

Football | Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

Sunday, 3:00am Tottenham v Liverpool H 4.45, D 3.75, A 1.95 His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the

Europa League | Hazard scores 2 as Chelsea beats Arsenal in final

CHELSEA 4, ARSENAL 1 For Eden Hazard, it was the perfect goodbye. For Petr Cech, it was a painful way to retire. Hazard scored twice

College Football | Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The

Tennis | Nadal, Muguruza post straight-set wins at French Open

Another German qualifier named Yannick, another easy win for Rafael Nadal. Chasing a record-extending 12th title at the French Open, Nadal posted a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Football Clouds hang over Neymar as Copa America looms in Brazil

Under a wave of suspicion and criticism, Neymar will start his Copa America preparations today . The 27-year-old striker arrived at Brazil’s training ground

Football | Baku quiet as Europa League fans struggle with travel

Thursday, 3:00am Chealsea v Arsenal H 2.45, D 3.44, A 3.12 As Arsenal and Chelsea fans scramble for flights and buses to get to the Europa

Briefs | Football: Spanish police arrest players for match-fixing

Several soccer players in Spain have been arrested for suspected match-fixing, the league said yesterday. The Spanish league said the arrests were carried out by the National Police

Offbeat | Beckham scores as United faces Bayern 20 years after CL win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson’s side against a Bayern Munich team in

Tennis | Wozniacki goes from perfect in 1st set to French Open loss

Caroline Wozniacki went from playing a perfect set to start her French Open campaign to quickly fading away against an opponent who had never previously

Super Rugby | South African conference teams taking command

Teams from the South African conference teams have taken command in the late race for playoffs positions in Super Rugby, exposing the limitations of their Australian and

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