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

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

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