Sri Lanka drop 'scapegoat' skipper Angelo Mathews for England ODIs

Sri Lanka's sacked skipper Angelo Mathews was dropped Wednesday from the ODI and T20 squads against England after he accused the board of making him a scapegoat for the team's Asia Cup debacle.

Troubled Ullrich faces fresh assault allegation

Troubled former cycling star Jan Ullrich is again under police investigation over a fresh assault allegation.


Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca

Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday.

Guardiola reveals 10-year plan for Foden

Pep Guardiola has backed Manchester City starlet Phil Foden to shine for the next decade after the youngster's dazzling League Cup display against Oxford.


Italian champions Juventus have launched their own cryptocurrency

From ticketing to salaries, football explores power of blockchain

Football clubs are starting to tap the potential of blockchain technology as an innovative way to deal with longstanding issues such as ticket scalping, fan engagement and the payment of players' salaries.

Five great Ryder Cup finishes

The Ryder Cup returns on Friday at Le Golf National in France, with its boisterous galleries, intense rivalries and team matchplay format unlike anything else in golf.


Luka Modric, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists to win FIFA's player of the year award on Monday

Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA's player of the year is announced on Monday.

Di Francesco under fire as Roma owner 'disgusted' by Bologna defeat

Roma's American owner James Pallotta said he was "disgusted" after the Serie A giants plunged further into crisis with a 2-0 defeat in Bologna on Sunday, piling the pressure on under-fire coach Eusebio Di Francesco.


Tiger Woods salutes the crowd as he closes in on victory at the Tour Championship

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day three of the Tour Championship here Saturday.

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day three of the Tour Championship in Atlanta here Saturday.


Tiger Woods birdied the last hole in a round of 68 to tie World No. 1 Justin Rose at seven-under par 133 on the East Lake golf course

Woods seizes share of the lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a more than five-year winless drought as he is the co-leader with Justin Rose after the first two rounds of the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Europe races to 2-0 early lead in Laver Cup

Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmund won their opening matches Friday to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead over Team World going into the night session on day one of the Laver Cup.


Rose opens Tour Championship with stellar 66

World number one Justin Rose is projected to end the season as the PGA Tour's No. 1 after signing for a 66 on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship.

Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.


Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday.

'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport".


CONMEBOL asks FIFA to hold Copa America in same years as Euros

South American football confederation CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday that it wants to change its calendar so that the Copa America is held in the same year as the European Championship from 2020.

Firmino stuns PSG as Messi's routine brilliance marks start of Champions League

Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike gave Liverpool a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling encounter on the opening night of the UEFA Champions League group stage on Tuesday, after Lionel Messi's latest hat-trick handed Barcelona a winning start.


Mourinho's Euro woes add to pressure on Man United

Jose Mourinho is facing an unsettling new reality in the Champions League as Manchester United launch their campaign at Young Boys of Bern on Wednesday.

Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo

If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.


Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon

Kenyan athlete Joseph Kiprono was knocked down by a car Sunday as he was leading a half-marathon in Colombia in which another competitor collapsed and died, the organizers said.

Fallen giants Inter Milan still chasing Mourinho magic

Eight years have elapsed since Jose Mourinho's reign as Inter Milan coach ended on a historic high of Champions League glory, and the fallen Italian giants are still struggling to recapture that magic from Madrid.


Male tennis players punished more than women, report

Male tennis players are almost three times more likely to be fined for losing their temper and smashing racquets than their female counterparts, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Barcelona fight back to beat Real Sociedad, Real held in Bilbao

Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad on Saturday as Real Madrid lost ground in La Liga after a 1-1 stalemate at Athletic Bilbao.

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Russian lawmakers say  registration of US media groups is retaliation for a similar demand by Washington for the state-controlled Russia Today television

Russia to make US media register as «foreign agents»

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, immediately declared the allegations 'disqualifying' for Moore

Republicans run from Senate hopeful accused of sexual contact with minor

Several Republicans on Thursday urged their party's candidate for a vacant US Senate seat to quit the race if an explosive report that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl is true.

Pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate and are under pressure from factors such as habitat loss

Melania Trump meets China's furry diplomats: pandas

US First Lady Melania Trump spent some time with a couple of China's most prominent diplomats on her last day in Beijing on Friday: the pandas Meng'er and Gu Gu.