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

Football | La Liga: Madrid stays ahead in Spain with win over Atlético in derby

With Zinedine Zidane making all the right moves, Real Madrid added to its dominant run by defeating city rival Atlético Madrid and increasing its Spanish league lead on Saturday. Zidane’s changes

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he

Football – EPL | ‘This isn’t good enough’: Solskjaer’s Man United loses again

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows how badly he's doing at Manchester United. However, the manager can't seem to find any solutions. "When you're at Man United there's always going to

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

More than a half- century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States,

Tennis | Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but not No. 20

Rafael Nadal says he’s thinking about his next opponent and his next practice session and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set

Football | Injuries fail to stop Bayern; Müller bullish about title bid

Even a host of injuries failed to prevent Bayern Munich from delivering a statement to its chief Bundesliga rivals, with Thomas Müller declaring the hunt for

Setién rekindles Barcelona’s passing style in first game

Coach Quique Setién only needed one match to leave his mark on Barcelona. Barcelona set season highs for ball possession and passes in a 1-0 win over Granada on Sunday, Setién’s

Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books

Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick ‘em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

Conor McGregor’s opening punch bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished

Tennis | Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him

Roger Federer, for one, figures questions about whether Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic — or both? — will surpass his men’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles are moot. That’s

‘Armless Archer’ Stutzman and his disarming sense of humor

Matt Stutzman has no arms. He was born that way. But he has — pardon the pun — a disarming sense of humor. The American is known as the “Armless Archer,”

Football | Barcelona axes manager Valverde in midseason with Liga lead

Barcelona made a rare coaching change midway through the season, replacing Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién on Monday. The move came four days after the loss to

Trump cheered loudly at college football title game

President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship. Trump

Football | Madrid beats Atlético in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi

Motorbike racer Paulo Gonçalves dies during Dakar Rally

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Gonçalves died on the Dakar Rally after crashing in the Saudi Arabia desert on Sunday. He was 40. Gonçalves fell and

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