Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:04:09 GMTRome's ill-fated bid to host the 2024 Olympics was definitively buried on Thursday when the city council voted in favour of the new mayor's request to withdraw support for it.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:19 GMTBorussia Moenchengladbach forward Raffael will be out for an unspecified length of time after sustaining a thigh muscle injury in their 2-1 Champions League loss to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:14 GMTLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes Saturday's opponents Swansea City are a far better team than current form suggests and there will be no complacency as the Merseysiders look to maintain their bright start to the season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:25:24 GMTExperienced drivers such as Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button have no idea what to expect at the Malaysian Grand Prix as the Sepang circuit has been overhauled for this weekend's race.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:25:13 GMTA disappointing year for both South Africa and Australia will take a turn for the worse for whichever team finishes on the losing side of their Rugby Championship encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:20:22 GMTBelgian Thomas Pieters fulfilled a lifelong dream by making his first Ryder Cup team but he had to endure a nervous wait before learning he had been handed a wildcard spot for Hazeltine National.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:56:54 GMT"It's not like 'Joseph is always winning'. There are struggles. There are pictures of him waking up early and going through the motions. It will show him being tired," says Schooling family representative Hafidz Ja'afar.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:25:13 GMTWith scandal after scandal rocking the world of sport, cycling is shedding its image as the black sheep because of its changing culture, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme believes.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:20:19 GMTAaron Ramsey was left out of Wales' 23-man squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Georgia as the Arsenal midfielder is yet to recover from an hamstring injury he sustained in August, manager Chris Coleman said.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:20:13 GMTThe majority shareholder in AS Roma denied on Thursday that he was in talks with China's second-largest property developer, China Evergrande Group, over the sale of a stake in the Italian Serie A soccer club.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:50:13 GMTSouth Africa coach Allister Coetzee made three changes to his backline for the Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday with a new half-back pairing and the return of Pat Lambie at fullback.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:30:12 GMTArsene Wenger would be the perfect choice to revive England's flagging fortunes, according to Nigel Winterburn - although the former Arsenal defender hopes it never happens.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:05:14 GMTReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is not pressing the panic button despite a third straight draw for his team ahead of Sunday's home game against Eibar.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:35:13 GMTA banana was thrown onto the pitch in Rostov-on-Don in an apparent racist gesture during Rostov's Champions League Group D clash with PSV Eindhoven, Russian media reported, an incident that could prove damaging for the Russian side.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:25:11 GMTThe League Manager's Association (LMA) says it is "deeply concerned" with allegations of corruption involving some of its members and has urged the Daily Telegraph to forward evidence to England's football authorities.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:21 GMTNapoli's free-scoring, unbeaten start to the season has suggested that the departure of prolific forward Gonzalo Higuain, viewed as a crushing blow at the time, could have been a blessing in disguise.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45:12 GMTAfrican soccer leaders elected Guinea's Almamy Kabele Camara and Ghana's Kwesi Nyantakyi on Thursday to represent the continent on the expanded 36-member FIFA Council.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:25:13 GMTMcLaren's Fernando Alonso is set to start Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as he tries out an upgraded Honda power unit in practice on Friday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:10:15 GMTSean McMahon is to start at number eight in place of the injured David Pocock in the only change to Australia's starting lineup for the Rugby Championship tussle against South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:13 GMTWest Ham United are one win away from getting their season back on track, manager Slaven Bilic has said ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:36:12 GMTWorld number five Simona Halep downed Madison Keys in the quarter finals of the Wuhan Open Thursday, which also booked her place in the elite season-end WTA Final for the third consecutive year.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:20:23 GMTIndia test captain Virat Kohli remains sceptical on the accuracy of ball-tracking technology but hinted India might be ready to finally embrace the Decision Review System (DRS).
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:40:30 GMTPhilippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:15:13 GMTBayern Munich must brush aside their first loss of the season, a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, and immediately bounce back with victory over Cologne, said club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:55:17 GMTEngland face an anxious wait over the fitness of hooker Dylan Hartley and flyhalf Owen Farrell, who are struggling with back injuries ahead of this year's Autumn internationals.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:10:43 GMTAsia's football body said Thursday it would use extra referees to help stamp out goalmouth controversies in its top competitions, falling into line with Europe.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:12 GMTForce India's Sergio Perez hopes to shed some light on where he will be driving in 2017 by the end of next week, with the Mexican conducting negotiations that he described as key to his Formula One career.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:35:14 GMTBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is delighted to be in the mix for the "ultimate job" of managing England but remains committed to his Premier League club.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:05:12 GMTManchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has said he needs to show greater consistency to cement his place in manager Jose Mourinho's starting side this season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:55 GMTTiger Woods has endured two tough runner-up finishes in majors at Hazeltine, but he could be reduced even further, to sandwich delivery man, at the Ryder Cup this week.