Sport

Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his Celtic stars for their "incredible" run after their record 69-game unbeaten streak ended in a shock 4-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday.

Ruthless Man City won't let up -- Jesus

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has warned his side's rivals that the Premier League leaders won't become complacent as they surge towards the title.

Football

Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom

World Cup travel no worry for England boss Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate is not fazed at the prospect of having to travel thousands of kilometres across Russia during the group stage of next year's World Cup.

Cricket

Indian batsman and team captain Virat Kohli raises his bat after completing his double century during the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka

Kohli double ton powers India to 500-5 in third Test

Skipper Virat Kohli cracked his second successive double century to compound Sri Lanka's misery as India took lunch on 500 for five on day two of the third Test on Sunday.

Pressure mounting on BCCI to name India CT squad

India is coming under increasing pressure to name a squad for the impending Champions Trophy, with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid joining calls for the cricket board to quit stalling.

Russia 2018

Servicemen practice at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 30, 2017, on the eve of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia ready for World Cup draw with Spain the team to avoid

The real countdown to the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins on Friday as the draw for the tournament is held at a star-studded ceremony in the Kremlin.

Putin takes fight to hooligans ahead of World Cup

Andrei and his fellow Russian football hooligans flew to France for the Euro 2016 tournament with only one goal in mind: to give England's supporters a good kicking before the World Cup

Sport

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers argues with referee Kane Fitzgerald after being ejected in the second half against the Miami Heat

James tossed for first time in career

LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his NBA career on Tuesday, but it didn't stop his Cleveland Cavaliers from marching to a 108-97 home win against the Miami Heat.

Pistons snap Celtics home winning streak

Tobias Harris tallied 31 points as the Detroit Pistons halted the Boston Celtics' eight-game home win streak with a 118-108 victory in a battle between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Athletics

IAAF debates bringing Russian athletes in from the cold

The world governing body of athletics will decide Sunday whether to allow Russia back into international competition after a ban that has already lasted two years following claims of state-sponsored doping.

Boxe

Pacquiao calls out McGregor for #realboxingmatch

Manny Pacquiao threw down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor -- and took a dig at Floyd Mayweather -- as he promised to give the mixed martial arts star a «real boxing match»

Pacquiao declares «I'm not done yet»

Veteran Filipino Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is "not done yet" when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July.

Russia 2018

«Apocalypse» now as Italy face World Cup humiliation

Four-time champions Italy face missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958, a potential national humiliation likened to the «apocalypse» by the team's fanatical supporters

Bonucci red damages Milan, Roma bounce back in Serie A

Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for elbowing as AC Milan's stuttering campaign plunged even further on Sunday with a 0-0 draw to Genoa, as elsewhere in Serie A Alexander Kolarov lifted AS Roma past Torino.

Tennis

Tour Finals fair for all, says Federer amid Nadal's clay talk

Roger Federer has dismissed Rafael Nadal's claim that it would be fairer if the ATP Tour Finals were played on clay courts.

Federer back in the groove at Tour Finals

Roger Federer made a strong start to his bid to cap his golden year with a seventh ATP Tour Finals title as the Swiss star defeated Jack Sock 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Arrogate draws rail in Breeders' Cup Classic defense

Arrogate will break from the rail in a bid for a second straight Breeders' Cup Classic victory on Saturday at Del Mar, where the draws for the flat racing extravaganza were made on Monday.

Baseball

Astros edge Dodgers in thriller to seize World Series lead

Alex Bregman singled home Derek Fisher with the winning run in the 10th inning and the Houston Astros reached the brink of their first World Series title Sunday by outlasting the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in a tension-packed thriller.

Astros carry World Series momentum as Dodgers eye fightback

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts vowed resiliency after an emotional defeat while the Houston Astros try to carry over World Series momentum as baseball's championship showdown shifts to Texas.

Rugby

Toulon rout Brive's missing men

Toulon enjoyed a six-try 41-24 win over Brive on Saturday in a bizarre French Top 14 clash which saw their rock-bottom visitors struggle through part of the match with four players in the sin bin.

Picamoles sets limited Montpellier goals for new Top 14 season

Star signing Louis Picamoles was remaining prudent ahead of the Top 14 kick-off this weekend amidst hope Montpellier will finally win the domestic title.

Top Stories

Japan is a huge national market for taxi firms

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Japan, with its wealthy customer base and megacities like Tokyo, should represent rich pickings for Uber

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has looked below par for the past two months, with just three goals in 15 games

Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom

The 14th Dalai Lama announced a new iPhone app which will allow devotees to watch live video of his teachings to his 16.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday

Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings.

The Gold Globe Awards are seen as a chance for Hollywood to demonstrate its intolerance of sexual misconduct following a wave of allegations that emerged after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of a career of misbehavior

Golden Globes: Hollywood's test of the Weinstein effect

The nominations will be unveiled Monday for the Golden Globes, kicking off an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.