China’s Li Na sees some similarities with Osaka

Li Na saw much of herself in a young player on the women’s tour early last year. The two-time Grand Slam champion didn’t hesitate to

Football | Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo smiled broadly after leaving court yesterday despite the unwanted trip back to Madrid to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward, who was facing

Football | China to play Iran in Asian Cup quarterfinals

Friday, 1:00am China v Iran H 10, D 4.3, A 1.44 Iran and China will face off in the Asian Cup quarterfinals on Thursday after they both

Tennis | Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre- match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome

Boxing | Pacquiao dominates in retaining title against Broner

Manny Pacquiao showed yesterday he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien Broner

Major League Soccer | Zlatan: I’m returning to MLS to lift Galaxy in standings

Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first season in Major League Soccer was a smashing individual success, his LA Galaxy were a serious disappointment in the standings. The

Football | Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah

A mid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat 10-man AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia yesterday to win the Italian Super Cup for

Madrid enduring its worst struggles in more than 2 decades

The first season without Cristiano Ronaldo is proving to be a difficult one for Real Madrid. The Spanish powerhouse hasn’t been this bad in more than

Boxing | Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for

Major League Soccer | De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace.

Asian Cup | UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

Thailand’s decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday. Thailand

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was

Motorsports | All-female team out to prove women racers aren’t a gimmick

Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities

This Day in History | 1969 – Matt Busby retires from Man United

Football legend Sir Matt Busby has announced he will retire as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season - FA Cup final day on 26

Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later,

Football | Iran and Iraq advance at Asian Cup

Iran and Iraq advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup on Saturday with a game to spare. Three-time champion Iran beat Vietnam 2-0

Football | Asian Cup | Thailand beats Bahrain in Asian Cup after changing coaches

Changing the manager had an immediate benefit for Thailand as it won only its second of 22 matches at the Asian Cup yesterday. Chanathip Songkrasin scored

Figo and Kaka in Pakistan to launch World Football Stars event

Football greats Luis Figo and Kaka arrived in Pakistan yesterday to launch the World Football Stars event in a country more known for its cricket.

Youth Olympics in 2020 aims to overcome Swiss bid skeptics

After voters in Switzerland rejected three Olympic bids since 2013, the city that’s home to the IOC headquarters will still stage a Winter Games in one

Qatari broadcaster asks Italy to move football game from Saudi

Qatari state-owned sports broadcaster beIN has asked Italy’s football league not to play a showpiece match in Saudi Arabia, accusing the country of backing the pirating

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