Luxury Thai hotels opening in pandemic bet on 5-star quarantine

A slew of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will

Football | Tottenham humiliates Man United with 6-1 Premier League win

If anyone knows about setbacks as a Manchester United manager it’s Jose Mourinho. But not even Mourinho in his United stint experienced a defeat as heavy as the one his current

Rugby | Bledisloe Cup tests to be played in front of crowds in NZ

Both Bledisloe Cup rugby tests between New Zealand and Australia this month will be played in full stadiums after lockdown restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, were relaxed yesterday. Prime

Tennis | Runaway train: Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

No matter how much success they’ve had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with

Football | Ronaldo’s header salvages draw for Juventus at Roma

Roma 2, Juventus 2 Even on a night when Juventus was outplayed for long stretches, the nine-time defending Serie A champion managed to salvage a point in a 2-2 draw at

Football | EPL: VAR decisive in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win at 10-man Real Betis

Real Madrid had good reason to approve of the video assistant referee on Saturday. A handball that had gone unnoticed on the field was spotted by the VAR near the end

Football | West Ham plays despite virus cases, Spurs game called off

The coronavirus dominated the English League Cup schedule yesterday as West Ham played despite its coach and two players having tested positive, while Tottenham’s game was called off. West Ham

Olympics | Tokyo needs to convince sponsors games will really happen

The only thing more difficult than staging next year’s Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of

Football | EPL: Son nets 4 as Spurs triumph; Mane double in Liverpool win

No fans but no shortage of goals. There were 18 goals in the Premier League’s four games yesterday — with Tottenham’s 5-2 victory over Southampton producing the most. Heung-min Son was rampant,

NFL | Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even

Gareth Bale to fly to England on Friday on return to Tottenham: BBC

Jose Mourinho was keen to take the credit Wednesday for Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale. The Tottenham manager was coyer on the team's moves to bring the forward back to

Golf | Tiger Woods in need of some magic at US Open

By now, Tiger Woods should have had a chance to defend his Masters title. By now, there should be an answer for his rabid fans about just how much time

Football | Stunner from James helps big-spending Chelsea to opening win

BRIGHTON 1, CHELSEA 2 After a spending spree of $250 million on some of Europe’s most exciting stars, Chelsea was indebted to a wonder strike from one of its homegrown players

Football | Mourinho woe, Ancelotti joy: Everton opens with win at Spurs

TOTTENHAM 0, EVERTON 1 Twenty years into his managerial career, Jose Mourinho recorded an unwelcome first: Making a losing start to a league season. “I didn’t like my team,” the Tottenham manager

Athletics | Berlin’s ISTAF meet takes place with 3,500 fans

Some 3,500 spectators watched under strict conditions as Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng and Britain’s Laura Muir ran world-leading times at the coronavirus-conscious ISTAF athletics meet yesterday . Spectator numbers were restricted due

Football | Ronaldo reaches century of international goals for Portugal

SWEDEN 0, PORTUGAL 2 Add 100 international goals to the extraordinary list of milestones achieved by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The 35-year-old Ronaldo become just the second male player to reach a

Olympics | Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo games

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO

Cycling | Remaining Tour riders cleared of virus but not director

The remaining Tour de France riders were cleared to continue racing ahead of the Stage 10 after undergoing COVID-19 tests, but the Tour director tested positive and left the race. Less

Cycling | It’s a stressful rest day as Tour riders face COVID-19 tests

It’s a rest day like no other for the Tour de France bunch. After nine nervous and exhausting stages that took the peloton from the Riviera to the Pyrenees via a

Football | Fati becomes youngest Spain scorer in win over Ukraine

SPAIN 4, UKRAINE 0 Teenager Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score for Spain in a 4-0 win against Ukraine in the Nations League yesterday . Fati scored Spain’s third goal

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