Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel savour competing against the ‘best’

The tension of a rivalry that produced ‘road rage’ and acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2017 was absent on Thursday as the four-times Formula One champions made nice before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. This year marks the first ever in the series that two quadruple champions go wheel-to-wheel and their battle […]

Australia beat India by 6 wickets in T20I tri-series opener

Australian women’s cricket team comfortably beat India by six wickets in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-series, in Mumbai on Thursday. Batting first, India scored a decent 152 for 5, riding on Smriti Mandhana’s 41-ball-67 but the Southern Stars cruised to the target in 18.1 overs with opener Beth Mooney contributing 45 off 32 […]

Jack Wilshere fought for Arsenal place after Wenger said he could leave

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was told by manager Arsene Wenger that he was free to leave the Premier League club before the start of the season but the 26-year-old opted to fight for his place. The England international has struggled to hold down a starting place in recent years after battling serious injuries and spent […]

Alexis Sanchez expected more from himself after Manchester United move

Alexis Sanchez says he expected a lot more from himself since moving to Manchester United from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January. The Chile international, who has scored just once in 10 appearances for United, said he has high expectations for himself and that he has struggled to adapt after the “abrupt” January transfer window […]

Barcelona and other Catalan La Liga clubs to join region-wide strike

Barcelona is joining a strike to protest against the Spanish government’s actions in Catalonia’s independence vote. None of its professional teams will practice on Tuesday. Barcelona said on Monday its youth teams also won’t train, and the club headquarters will be closed as a reaction to government attempts to stop the referendum. Officials said more […]

After 20 years, Venus Williams return to Sydney International

Evergreen Venus Williams will headline the Sydney International in January to kick off her 2018 season, returning to the tournament after a 20-year absence. The American veteran, 37, shows no signs of slowing down and enjoyed one of her best seasons this year, making the final of Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the semis […]

Nick Kyrgios blames stomach bug for Shanghai Masters retirement

Nick Kyrgios said a stomach bug and a shoulder problem had forced him to retire after losing the first set in his Shanghai Masters first-round match against American Steve Johnson on Tuesday. The mercurial Australian, who lost to Rafa Nadal in the China Open final on Sunday, took a 4-2 lead in the tiebreak before […]

World Cup Qualifiers: USA fail to qualify for first time since 1986 with 1-2 defeat to Trinidad

The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase. Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year’s tournament in Russia ended […]

France need to learn to hurt opponents, says coach Didier Deschamps

France achieved their first goal of qualifying automatically for next year’s World Cup by beating Belarus 2-1 on Tuesday but they need to be more controlling if they are to win a second world title in Russia, according to coach Didier Deschamps. Les Bleus won thanks to goals by Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in […]

Porzingis knee soreness raises Knicks biggest fear

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – There is little question about the potential that Kristaps Porzingis possesses, his unique skill sets making him the easy choice as the successor to Carmelo Anthony as the face of the Knicks franchise. But there is one nagging question, one that has lingered since his first workout with the Knicks before the […]

Max Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in rainy Malaysia practice

Max Verstappen set the pace ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo as Red Bull topped the timesheets in a rain-hit opening practice session for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. The Dutchman, who will celebrate his 20th birthday on Saturday, lapped the 5.5 km Sepang Circuit on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in […]