Published: Wed, 26 April 2017 13:58:05 +0800
Wed, 26 April 2017 13:45:07 +0800Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on Snapchat, the world number one said on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 13:35:06 +0800Tony Adams saw his wretched start to management in Spain continue on Tuesday as his Granada side edged closer towards relegation from La Liga with a 2-0 defeat at home to Malaga, their third straight defeat under the former England defender.
Wed, 26 April 2017 13:05:08 +0800Hull City striker Oumar Niasse's red card and consequent three-match ban has been overturned after an appeal to the English Football Association (FA), the Premier League club has said.
Wed, 26 April 2017 12:10:07 +0800Formula One is set to abandon plans for a 'halo' head protection system in favour of a transparent screen that could be introduced for 2018.
Wed, 26 April 2017 11:55:06 +0800The Australian Olympic Committee's (AOC) media and communications director Mike Tancred has stepped down from his role pending an investigation into bullying allegations, the AOC said on Wednesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 11:05:07 +0800The goalkeeper who served part of a 22-year sentence for murder before returning to football in April has been ordered back to prison, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 10:45:05 +0800Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande face an investigation after the club's fans unfurled a banner in an Asian Champions League match on Tuesday describing Hong Kong's independence movement as "poison" and carrying the words: "Annihilate British Dogs".
Wed, 26 April 2017 06:50:38 +0800BERLIN: Branimir Hrgota scored the decisive spot-kick after a lengthy penalty shoot-out as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday (Apr 25) to reach the German Cup final. They will play either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund, who meet on Wednesday, in the May final. Taleb ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 06:25:55 +0800ANGERS, France: Angers returned to the French Cup final for the first time since their only other appearance 60 years ago with a 2-0 semi-final victory over Guingamp on Tuesday (Apr 25). "We had said that getting to the final would be a dream - the key word was turning that into a reality, and we ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 06:17:31 +0800MADRID: Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano's late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday (Apr 25). A battle between the two best defences in La Liga was unsurprisingly settled by a single goal when the ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 05:24:47 +0800LONDON: Diego Costa scored his 50th and 51st Premier League goals as Chelsea overcame spirited Southampton 4-2 on Tuesday (Apr 25) to establish a seven-point lead at the top of the table. Costa set up Eden Hazard's early opener, which was cancelled out by Oriol Romeu, before Gary Cahill restored ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 13:20:12 +0800Yasir Shah proved Pakistan's match-winner as they ended a six-test losing streak to beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first test in Jamaica on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 02:50:15 +0800Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has extended his contract with Paris St Germain by two years until 2020, the French champions said on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 02:50:11 +0800Italian Fabio Felline won the prologue of the Tour de Romandie to claim the overall lead after a 4.8-km individual time trial on a slippery course on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 01:54:43 +0800LOS ANGELES: Golf's governing bodies on Tuesday (Apr 25) announced sweeping rule changes to the use of video evidence in the wake of the furore that erupted after Lexi Thompson was deprived of an almost-certain victory at the ANA Inspiration earlier this month. Thompson was hit with a four-stroke ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 00:53:49 +0800AIGLE, Switzerland: Italy's Fabio Felline won Tuesday's (Apr 25) opening prologue at the Tour de Romandie as race favourites Chris Froome of Britain and American Tejay Van Garderen struggled in the rain. Trek rider Felline, 27, covered the 4.8 kilometres in 5 minutes 57 seconds, finishing two ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 00:40:08 +0800Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Bundesliga club until 2019, Dortmund announced on Tuesday.
Wed, 26 April 2017 00:35:22 +0800Former Pakistan one-day international captain Azhar Ali and wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal are back in the squad for June's Champions Trophy in England, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:25:17 +0800Sam Allardyce says he is enjoying the best spell of results in his long managerial career as his Crystal Palace side prepare to try to dent Tottenham Hotspur's title push.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:48:56 +0800Singapore Olympic champion Joseph Schooling took on one of his favourite footballers, Eden Hazard, in a lighthearted interview posted by Chelsea FC on its Facebook page.
Tue, 25 April 2017 22:40:11 +0800Bayern Munich central defenders Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez have been ruled fit for their German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 22:35:20 +0800Lionel Messi's 92nd minute winner against Real Madrid has given Barcelona's title bid a shot in the arm, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday, while warning his side that they can ill afford any slip-ups as they seek a third straight La Liga crown.
Tue, 25 April 2017 22:15:14 +0800Leicester City should be able to hold on to its key players as they prepare for the upcoming season without European football, rather than just selling them off, manager Craig Shakespeare has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 22:10:14 +0800Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 21:55:25 +0800Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose has a chance of making his return in this weekend's north London derby against Arsenal after recovering from a knee injury.
Tue, 25 April 2017 21:00:14 +0800Gareth Bale's run of injury misery continued on Tuesday as Real Madrid said their record signing had picked up a calf injury that rules him out for up to four league games and their Champions League semi-final tie with Atletico Madrid.
Tue, 25 April 2017 20:30:06 +0800A lawmaker from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who works as a soccer referee is seeking to send off one of the leading lights of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) in the United Kingdom's June 8 election.
Tue, 25 April 2017 19:40:07 +0800World number one Andy Murray returns to the Barcelona clay courts that launched his career this week as he puts in some overtime ahead of the French Open.
Tue, 25 April 2017 19:10:10 +0800The running shoes that Kenenisa Bekele blamed for his struggles in Sunday's London Marathon were not the revolutionary new model designed for use in the Breaking2 attempt on a sub-two hour marathon, manufacturers Nike said on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 19:00:18 +0800Liverpool will fight for a Premier League top-four finish to secure Champions League action next season despite Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 19:00:15 +0800Arsenal will need to show consistency in their final seven Premier League matches if they are to qualify for next season's Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 18:35:09 +0800When Pescara ended a 22-match winless run by beating Genoa 5-0 in Zdenek Zeman's first game in charge in February, it seemed that the 69-year-old chain-smoking coach was about to work the old magic once again.
Tue, 25 April 2017 18:30:11 +0800Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is so disappointed with the standard of officiating in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal that the Ivorian would prefer to play Thursday's Manchester derby in the Premier League without referees.
Tue, 25 April 2017 18:30:08 +0800Durham fast bowler Mark Wood has been named in England's 15-man squad for the ODI series against South Africa and the Champions Trophy tournament in June having recovered from ankle surgery.
Tue, 25 April 2017 17:35:15 +0800Arsenal's season will end as a "big disappointment" if they fail to finish in the Premier League top-four and secure Champions League qualification, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 17:30:17 +0800Josh Griffiths, the fastest Briton at the recent London Marathon, must not rush into a search for a coach, women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 16:23:06 +0800The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs in emphatic style, with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Tue, 25 April 2017 15:35:07 +0800Manchester United have shown "concrete interest" in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who has an exit clause of £85 million, the Frenchman's agent Eric Olhats has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 15:20:11 +0800England and Wasps flanker James Haskell's omission from the British and Irish Lions squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand will "eat away at him", Wasps director Dai Young has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 14:45:12 +0800Manchester United's match against Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday is "the game of the season" and will play a decisive role in both teams' chances of finishing in the top four, midfielder Ander Herrera has said.
Tue, 25 April 2017 11:35:08 +0800Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has said that allegations of bullying levelled against his long-serving lieutenant Mike Tancred are part of a "vindictive" campaign aimed at bringing his 27-year reign to an end.
Tue, 25 April 2017 10:20:38 +0800AUCKLAND: With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career. Kaur clocked one minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 08:40:29 +0800Captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the first Pakistan batsman left stranded on an unbeaten 99 in a test on Monday but the visitors still seized control of the first match against West Indies in Jamaica.
Tue, 25 April 2017 06:15:11 +0800Serena Williams on Monday called the alleged comments about her unborn child by former world number one Ilie Nastase "racist" and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks.
Tue, 25 April 2017 05:51:01 +0800MILAN: A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy's second division on Monday (Apr 24). Roma's 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 05:47:53 +0800LONDON: Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday (Apr 24). The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss stayed on after they were relegated to the Championship at the end ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 03:35:11 +0800Inter Milan's players will be confined to their training ground for the rest of the week after what the club described as an unacceptable Serie A defeat at Fiorentina on Saturday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 03:10:17 +0800AS Roma have named Ramon Rodriguez 'Monchi', who is widely regarded as the architect of Sevilla's recent success, as their sporting director, the club said on Monday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 03:00:08 +0800Britain's Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund made it through to the second round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.
Tue, 25 April 2017 00:15:07 +0800Gary Cahill could return for Chelsea's crucial Premier League home game against Southampton on Tuesday after illness kept him out of the weekend's FA Cup semi-final win over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:45:07 +0800Former South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been charged with match fixing and has been suspended immediately after a lengthy investigation, Cricket South Africa said on Monday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:35:12 +0800Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has developed his passing skills this season but needs to keep improving despite being named Professional Football Association's player of the year on Sunday, manager Antonio Conte has said.
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:20:12 +0800Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample.
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:40:21 +0800Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title aspirations face a severe test on Wednesday against a Crystal Palace side who manager Sam Allardyce says currently feel unbeatable.
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:25:08 +0800Real Madrid’s La Liga title credentials will be put to the test on Wednesday as a tough week continues with a tricky trip to Deportivo La Coruna.
Tue, 25 April 2017 03:30:09 +0800Not much phases Roberta Vinci after 16 years on Tour but the maelstrom swirling around her opening match in Stuttgart against Maria Sharapova will test even the Italian's vast experience.
Mon, 24 April 2017 21:20:15 +0800Southampton's Oriol Romeu will give the club's midfield a significant boost when he returns from a two-match suspension for Tuesday's match against Chelsea, manager Claude Puel said.
Mon, 24 April 2017 21:20:12 +0800The season cannot end quickly enough for fallen giants AC Milan and Inter Milan, whose unhappy form persisted over the weekend with embarrassing Serie A defeats.
Mon, 24 April 2017 20:35:06 +0800With Real Madrid trailing 2-1 to great rivals Barcelona in the Clasico on Sunday, there was something of an air of inevitability as Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 22nd time in his professional career.
Tue, 25 April 2017 10:10:47 +0800While commercial sponsorship could provide a valuable lifeline for the local game, it is a challenge for clubs to persuade businesses to dip into their pockets.
Mon, 24 April 2017 18:40:07 +0800Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said his team is going through a rebuilding phase and the best is yet to come despite reaching the FA Cup final and leading the Premier League title race in his first season at the club.
Mon, 24 April 2017 18:20:11 +0800Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is keen to score more goals in the club's four remaining Premier League games and help them avoid relegation, the Spaniard has said.
Mon, 24 April 2017 17:50:24 +0800Manchester City must move on from Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal and focus on getting a win in the Premier League derby against Manchester United, defender Jesus Navas has said.
Mon, 24 April 2017 17:15:19 +0800Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to come back even stronger after suffering a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in Europa League last week.
Mon, 24 April 2017 17:15:16 +0800The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is to hold a "crisis meeting" this week after allegations of bullying were levelled against a senior executive, local media reported on Monday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 16:50:10 +0800Tottenham Hotspur must learn to "get over the finish line", striker Harry Kane has said after the club failed to convert a dominant performance into a victory against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
Mon, 24 April 2017 16:10:13 +0800A fit-again Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka in June's Champions Trophy in England and Wales, the cricket board announced on Monday, unveiling a 15-member squad which also includes maverick paceman Lasith Malinga.
Mon, 24 April 2017 15:55:08 +0800With no question marks over his health or motivation, former champion Wladimir Klitschko has no plans to bring the curtain down on his 21-year professional career and is relishing the pressure ahead of his title fight against Briton Anthony Joshua.
Mon, 24 April 2017 15:50:17 +0800Royal Challengers Bangalore learnt it the hard way that star power does not always guarantee success after succumbing to the lowest ever score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Sunday's match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mon, 24 April 2017 15:50:15 +0800Spin bowler Stephen O'Keefe has been omitted from Cricket Australia's proposed list of players to be awarded national contracts for the 2017/18 season after being sanctioned for a second alcohol-related offence in the space of a year.
Mon, 24 April 2017 15:45:09 +0800Goals Soccer Centres Plc, the five-a-side football pitch operator, confirmed that it was in early discussions with privately owned Powerleague Group to explore possibilities of a merger.
Mon, 24 April 2017 14:30:09 +0800Arsenal are targeting an FA Cup win to honour manager Arsene Wenger and make up for an inconsistent season, midfielder Aaron Ramsey said after their semi-final victory over Manchester City.
Mon, 24 April 2017 13:05:15 +0800Fast bowlers Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne and all-rounder Corey Anderson returned to the New Zealand squad for June's Champions Trophy after proving their fitness during the Indian Premier League, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 13:05:08 +0800Canada survived a scary moment in the heats before going on to deliver a stunning win ahead of the United States and Jamaica in the men's 4x200 metres at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 12:10:16 +0800Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao concedes his next opponent Jeff Horn is a bit of an unknown quantity but has told the Australian he needs to be in peak condition to make sure their WBO welterweight title fight pleases fight fans Down Under.
Mon, 24 April 2017 10:15:10 +0800For years it was assumed that if professional women's club soccer was to truly take off it would be the United States that would provide the home for an elite competition.
Mon, 24 April 2017 07:50:05 +0800Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 test runs, guiding his team to a solid position on the third day of the first test against West Indies in Jamaica on Sunday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 06:59:43 +0800WASHINGTON: Spain's Marc Marquez captured his fifth consecutive Moto Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday (Apr 23), remaining perfect at the US race after beating Italy's Valentino Rossi by 3.069 seconds. Honda rider Marquez, whose Americas wins have all come from the pole, won in 43min 58.770sec ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 06:10:16 +0800Chelsea's N'Golo Kante was named player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) on Sunday, adding another chapter to the remarkable story of a player who was plying his trade in the French sixth tier a few seasons ago.
Mon, 24 April 2017 06:10:13 +0800Kevin Chappell birdied the final hole on Sunday for his first victory on the PGA Tour, by one stroke over fellow American Brooks Koepka at the Texas Open.
Mon, 24 April 2017 06:05:05 +0800The United States and Belarus will meet in the Fed Cup final in November after winning their respective semi-finals on Sunday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 07:09:14 +0800Lionel Messi’s second goal in the final minute of added time earned Barca a vital win in the title race
Mon, 24 April 2017 05:45:04 +0800MADRID: Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday (Apr 23). Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro's opener for Madrid in the ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 04:03:42 +0800LONDON: Arsene Wenger believes the spirit behind Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final 2-1 triumph against Manchester City was epitomised by the "animal" instincts of Alexis Sanchez. Gunners boss Wenger led his side to a record 20th FA Cup final appearance thanks to an unusually stubborn display from a team ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 02:41:21 +0800GLASGOW: A second-half penalty by Scott Sinclair sealed a 2-0 win for champions Celtic over bitter rivals Rangers and a place in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday (Apr 23). Sinclair's penalty and a first-half effort by Callum McGregor set them up with a May 27 date with Aberdeen - who beat holders ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 02:19:05 +0800ANS, Belgium: Spain's Alejandro Valverde continued his stunning start to the season by winning the prestigious Liege-Bastogne-Liege race for the fourth time on Sunday (Apr 23). The 36-year-old overhauled Irishman Dan Martin in the final 300 metres to add to his fifth win at Fleche Wallonne on ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 02:15:11 +0800Olympiakos Piraeus clinched their seventh consecutive Greek league title and 44th in total after enjoying a comfortable 5-0 home win over struggling PAS Giannina in their penultimate match of the Super League season on Sunday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 01:50:05 +0800LIVERPOOL: Liverpool old-boy Christian Benteke stunned his former club with both Crystal Palace goals in a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday (Apr 23), denting the home side's top-four Premier League ambitions. Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace's survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 01:00:14 +0800LONDON: Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal an FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea and gave Arsene Wenger renewed hope of salvaging a troubled campaign as the gritty Gunners fought back to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday (Apr 23). When Sergio Aguero put City ahead in the second half of a bruising semi ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 06:09:42 +0800BUCHAREST: Ilie Nastase was suspended on Sunday (Apr 23) for his foul-mouthed and abusive behaviour during Romania's scandal-hit Fed Cup tie with Britain as Belarus and the United States booked their places in the final. Nastase, 70, a former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title winner ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 00:30:05 +0800Clermont Auvergne reached their third final in Europe's premium club competition when their impressive start helped them to beat Leinster 27-22 in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup in Lyon on Sunday.
Mon, 24 April 2017 00:18:47 +0800MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco: Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters for a record-breaking 10th time with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spanish compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday (Apr 23). The 30-year-old Nadal, who now has 50 clay court titles and 70 in all, will be aiming for a ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 01:14:58 +0800BURNLEY: Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scored on their returns to the side as Manchester United improved their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday (Apr 23). The convincing victory - United made light of the season-ending injury to top-scorer Zlatan ...
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:55:05 +0800Sunday's Ligue 1 game between St Etienne and Stade Rennais was interrupted after local fans managed to get into the stadium where the match was being played behind closed doors.
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:45:05 +0800Graziano Pelle scored his first goal of the season on Sunday but his side Shandong Luneng missed the chance to move back into second place in the Chinese Super League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Chongqing Lifan.
Mon, 24 April 2017 02:15:09 +0800Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was provisionally suspended from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events on Sunday after being thrown out of the tie against Britain for verbally abusing opposing team members and the umpire.
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:30:09 +0800Alejandro Valverde lived up to expectations when he timed his final effort to perfection to claim an emotional win in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic for the fourth time on Sunday.
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:25:25 +0800BURNLEY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Mon, 24 April 2017 00:55:35 +0800Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.
Sun, 23 April 2017 22:25:09 +0800A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb's former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said.