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Swimming-Le Clos smashes own 100m fly short course world record

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:20:10 GMT

South African Chad le Clos delivered a near-perfect swim on Thursday to break his own world record in the men's 100m butterfly final at the FINA short course world swimming championships in Windsor, Ontario.



Rinaldi takes over as US Fed Cup captain

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:12 GMT

Former world number seven Kathy Rinaldi has been appointed U.S. Fed Cup captain in place of Mary Joe Fernandez, who relinquished the role in October, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday.



Langer to take temporary charge of Australia T20 team

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:55:19 GMT

Former opening batsman Justin Langer is to take control of Australia's Twenty20 team for a second time, on a temporary basis, in February.



Mkhitaryan sparkles as United reach Europa last 32

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:55:13 GMT

Manchester United are warming to the task in the Europa League as they booked a spot in the last 32 with a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk on a freezing night in Ukraine on Thursday.



Disrespectful Infantino won't answer my calls - Blatter

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:37:11 GMT

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says successor Gianni Infantino has showed him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.



CAS strips Romanian lifter, Russian boxer of Rio medals

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:20:14 GMT

Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their 2016 Olympic medals after failing doping tests at the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday.



Football: Mkhitaryan breaks duck as United go through

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:52:24 GMT

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Manchester United goal to set up a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine on Thursday and take Jose Mourinho's side into the last 32 of the Europa League.



WWE's China hopes rest on Bin Wang's big shoulders

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:50:13 GMT

Three mornings a week, 22-year-old Bin Wang, a native of China's Anhui province, enters a beige, low-rise building tucked into an office park in Orlando, Florida, to spend hours body-slamming people.



Five memorable Liverpool-West Ham matches

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:10:12 GMT

Liverpool, looking to rebound from a dramatic 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth last weekend, face West Ham United, who are just above the relegation zone and licking their wounds following a 5-1 thrashing by Arsenal, on Sunday.



Football: Villarreal clinch place in Europa League knockout phase

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:43:11 GMT

A brilliant late goal by Manuel Trigueros gave Villarreal a nervy 2-1 win over Steaua Bucharest on Thursday that took the Spanish club into the last 32 of the Europa League.



Athletes braced for bombshell from McLaren report

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:50:17 GMT

Frustrated athletes will be watching Friday's release of the McLaren report into doping in Russia and are ready to take action if their voices are not heard, said United States Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart.



Golf: Cheyenne Woods in contention at Dubai Masters

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:53 GMT

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of superstar golfer Tiger, was one shot off the lead held by England's Florentyna Parker after the first round of the tragedy-hit Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday.



Moenchengladbach defend club doctors after Dominguez retirement

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:50:12 GMT

Borussia Moenchengladbach's medical staff did everything "humanly possible" to help Alvaro Dominguez, the club's sporting director said on Thursday, following the defender's retirement due to injury.



Leeds owner Cellino gets 18-month ban and hefty fine

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:25:16 GMT

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has received an 18-month ban from the Football Association and fined 250,000 pounds.



Sailing great Elvstrom dies aged 88

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:55:12 GMT

Danish yachting great Paul Elvstrom, the first Olympian to win individual gold medals at four successive Games, died on Wednesday at his home in Hellerup. He was 88.



Former Celtic youth coach charged with sexual abuse

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:10:11 GMT

A former Celtic youth coach appeared in court in Belfast on Thursday after being charged with sexually abusing a child and was remanded in custody due to fears for his safety.



Spanish prosecutors present tax charges against ex-Real Madrid players

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:25:10 GMT

Spanish prosecutors have presented charges against three former Real Madrid soccer players, Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria and Ricardo Carvalho, for alleged tax fraud, a prosecution source said on Wednesday.



Fighting talk from Swansea boss Bradley

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:20:16 GMT

Swansea City boss Bob Bradley came out fighting on Thursday despite being favourite with British bookmakers to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.



Moving ball rule changed in wake of Johnson controversy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:55:18 GMT

Golf's governing bodies have introduced a new local rule to eliminate the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the green, the scenario that overshadowed Dustin Johnson's maiden major victory at this year's U.S. Open.



Everton's Koeman eyes January shopping after Bolasie injury

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:40:13 GMT

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he wants to strengthen his squad in January following the news that forward Yannick Bolasie requires knee surgery.



Football: FIFA impose life bans on two ex-African officials

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:40:38 GMT

Former Zimbabwe Football Association official Jonathan Musavengana and ex-Togo coach Banna Tchanile have been barred from all football-related activity for life.



Games bid process must change so there are no losers - IOC

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:20:12 GMT

The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.



Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:55:13 GMT

Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday.



Kashima sink Auckland with late winner as video makes FIFA debut

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:19 GMT

Kashima Antlers snatched a late 2-1 win over Auckland City's part-timers in the Club World Cup preliminary round tie on Thursday as video technology made its debut in a senior FIFA competition.



Wenger sceptical over expanded World Cup

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:50:13 GMT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is not convinced by FIFA president Gianni Infantino's proposal to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in time for 2026.



FIFA bans former soccer officials over South African friendly matches

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:40:13 GMT

Global soccer body FIFA said on Thursday it had banned former South African soccer head Kirsten Nematandani and two other officials over violations related to friendly matches played in 2010.



Galactico days help me deal with pressure - Arbeloa

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:30:13 GMT

West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes his time as a Galactico at Real Madrid will help him cope with the pressure of a Premier League relegation battle.



Thailand through to Suzuki Cup final after easing past Myanmar

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:51:56 GMT

The Thais beat Myanmar 4-0 in front of a packed Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, securing them a 6-0 aggregate victory in the semi-final tie. 



Police open inquiry into historical child sex abuse at London football clubs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:15:11 GMT

British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters.



Williams expect Stroll to make mistakes

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:40:17 GMT

Williams expect Formula One rookie Lance Stroll to make mistakes next season but believe the Canadian teenager is also the "real deal".