Rugby | Six Nations Jalibert, Palis make debuts in France team against Ireland

Teen flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert and fullback Geoffrey Palis will make their test debuts in France’s Six Nations opener against Ireland tomorrow. France coach Jacques Brunel has

Football | Chinese clubs spend less but want more Asian success

Chinese Super League clubs may have reined in the massive spending that made headlines in recent years in the 2018 winter transfer window, but the country’s leading

Football | Aubameyang joins Arsenal for club record USD80m

Arsenal paid a club-record fee of 63.75 million euros (USD80 million) to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund yesterday, completing the overhaul of the team’s attack

Azeglio Vicini, Italy’s coach at 1990 World Cup, dies at 84

Azeglio Vicini, who coached Italy to a third-place finish as host of the 1990 World Cup, has died. He was 84. The Italian football federation said yesterday

2020 Tokyo Olympic costs keep rising despite efforts to cut

The price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics keeps going up despite attempts to rein in the spending. Over the last year, organizers have shifted

South Korean skiers arrive in North for joint training event

  South Korean skiers flew to North Korea yesterday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics

Rugby | England bids for historic ‘three-peat’ in Six Nations

It’s a feat that has been beyond some of rugby’s greatest teams. The exhilarating Welsh side of the 1970s couldn’t do it. Neither could the

Football | At long last: Beckham’s MLS team in Miami is born

David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the confetti-covered stage.

After failed election, Italian FA faces emergency measures

Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after four failed votes to

Golf | Woods happy with return post-back fusion surgery

Tiger Woods was never in contention in his return to the PGA Tour yesterday, Macau time. He didn’t dip into the 60s as he hoped he

Football – EPL | Quadruple still on for City after FA Cup win at Cardiff

Even though Pep Guardiola won’t admit it, Manchester City has an increasingly serious chance of completing the quadruple this season. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored as City

Football – La Liga | Suarez, Messi save Barcelona from Alaves setback

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi came to the rescue again by scoring late as Barcelona avoided an upset at home and maintained its comfortable lead in the

Tennis | Federer beats Cilic; wins 20th major title

Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title yesterday with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian

Venezuela | Former pitcher dies amid lack of medication

A former Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins pitcher died in his native Venezuela of pneumonia that baseball colleagues say was made worse by medicine shortages in the

Winter Games of Detente | North, South Korea hockey players team up for Olympics

Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other yesterday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, as

Tennis | Australian Open First major title, top rank at stake in Halep-Wozniacki final

Simona Halep fended off Angelique Kerber to set up a high stakes Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki that will have a first Grand Slam title and

Tennis | Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis

Serving for a spot in the Australian Open semifinals and with the score at 40-love, Hyeon Chung started thinking how he might celebrate being the first Korean

Winter games | Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold

His first name, loosely translated into English, means “Walk the Dream.” No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu

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