Lampard masterminds another win over ex-coach Mourinho

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made all the right calls to mastermind another win over his old coach Jose Mourinho and strike a significant blow in the bunched race for Champions

Football | Champions League: Hateboer scores two as Atalanta routs Valencia 4-1

With roughly a third of the population of Bergamo packed into Milan’s San Siro stadium, Atalanta made the journey well worth it for the club’s travelling “home” fans. Hans Hateboer scored

Virologist: Olympics could not be held now; hopeful for July

A respected Japanese virologist yesterday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn’t be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China. “We need to find the

Football | Tears of joy for Reinier as teen is presented by Real Madrid

Brazilian teenager Reinier couldn’t hold back the tears when he was officially introduced by Real Madrid late yesterday. The 18-year-old Reinier had to compose himself a few times while speaking about

Athletics | Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year’s race yesterday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China. The general public is being

Rugby | Fans told to remove rainbow flags on Israel Folau’s debut

As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for his new club Catalan Dragons on Saturday, a man watching from the stands was told to remove a rainbow flag unfurled in

Olympics | Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the games are on

Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message yesterday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by

Oskar Rozenberg | Swedish star fronts skateboarding’s move to mainstream

Oskar Rozenberg nonchalantly drifts around the skate park before unleashing a series of high-energy tricks — mounting a wall, sliding down a railing with his arms outstretched, vaulting a stairwell,

Virus impacts opening round of AFC’s Asian Champions

  The coronavirus will have an impact on the opening week of the Asian Champions League despite the absence of Chinese clubs. The champions from South Korea and Japan meet in the

Football | Chinese women win again in Olympic qualifying tournament

The Chinese women’s soccer team has won back-to-back games in the Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus

Skating champion Hanyu wins Four Continents

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu won’s the men’s free skate on Sunday to claim his first Four Continents figure skating title and complete a Japanese sweep of the men’s and

Ex-Olympic swim champ blames contamination for failed test

Former Olympic swimming champion Roland Schoeman said Saturday that contaminated supplements were responsible for him failing a doping test and being banned for a year. Schoeman claimed in a statement that

Rugby | Six Nations: Wales give Tompkins start at center vs Ireland

Nick Tompkins’ try- scoring debut as a replacement impressed Wales coach Wayne Pivac enough to start him at outside center against Ireland in Six Nations rugby this weekend. Tompkins displaced George

Football | FC Porto denies wrongdoing after report of probe into president

Portuguese soccer club Porto denied wrongdoing yesterday after a local magazine said the club and its president were being investigated for tax fraud and money laundering related to the transfer

Football | Schalke looks into racist abuse at German Cup game

Schalke is investigating racist abuse from fans aimed at Hertha Berlin player Jordan Torunarigha during a German Cup game, the club said yesterday. Schalke said it would work with police to

Football | Koreans win compensation for Ronaldo no-show; more to come

Compensation awarded to two South Korean fans for the cost of tickets and for so-called “mental anguish” because Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t play in a pre-season exhibition in Seoul last July

Olympics | Sumo coming to Tokyo Games

'Sumo is coming — well, almost coming — to the Tokyo Olympics. Knowing it may have the world’s attention, the Japan Sumo Association and local Olympic organizers are planning a sumo

Football | Asian Champions League games with Chinese clubs postponed

  Asian Champions League soccer games involving Chinese clubs were postponed yesterday because of the spread of a virus in the country. The Asian Football Confederation announced the changes after hosting an

Rugby Academy | Happy comeback for Bats

The first rugby festival of 2020 was held at King’s Park, Hong Kong in mid-January. The festival, hosted by Tai Po Rugby Club, saw the Macau Bats field six teams

Football | CR9: Ronaldo scores in 9th straight game to match Juve mark

Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties to tie a club record by scoring for a ninth straight game as Serie A leader Juventus bounced back from a rare loss with a

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