California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932
California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even...
Ozil gem gets Arsenal back on track
Mesut Ozil’s spectacular strike was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Newcastle as the Gunners ended a...
Facebook defends itself against critics of social media
Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest...
Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping violations, in one of the weightiest decisions ever faced by the Olympic movement. The build-up to the high-stakes summit in Lausanne just 66 days before the start of the... Read more
Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day at Adelaide Oval on Monday. Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc pulled off stunning caught and bowled efforts to leave the tourists reeling and facing a massive deficit in the first-ever... Read more
Kohli hits record sixth Test double century as captain
Virat Kohli Sunday became the first international captain to hit six Test double centuries after he cracked a career-best 243 against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Kohli, 29, recorded his second successive double ton in third Test of the three-match series to go past West Indies great Brian Lara,... Read more
England and Belgium drawn in same World Cup group
England were placed alongside Belgium in the draw for the World Cup on Friday, with the 1966 winners’ first game to be played in Volgograd. The two teams will play in Group G in Russia, with no more European sides able to be drawn in the group. Spain and... Read more
Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return from injury
Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back. Woods, competing for the first time after a nearly 10-month layoff... Read more
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros (£0.74 million) in image rights in 2013 and 2014, a court filing showed on Wednesday. The Croatia international is the latest La Liga player to be caught up in a... Read more
AC Milan turn to Gattuso to bring back glory days
Fallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season. The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points... Read more
Record-breaking Man City march on, Everton’s woes continue
Manchester City restored an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Huddersfield Town, while Everton’s season went from bad to worse following a toothless 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday. Huddersfield appeared on course to earne an impressive point against City... Read more
Ronaldo relieved as Madrid edge five-goal thriller
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo’s relief was clear to see when he fired home the rebound after seeing his penalty saved... Read more
In rare admission, Trump golfs (quickly) with Woods, Johnson
US President Donald Trump played a round of golf on Friday with star professionals Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, a rare admission that he is taking time out for his favourite pastime. Trump regularly spends his weekends at a golf course, but the White House typically declines to confirm... Read more
Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe
Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday. The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe´s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona. Barcelona´s Argentinian forward Lionel... Read more
Brazil striker Robinho handed nine-year term for rape
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports. The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when Robinho was playing for Milan in Serie A. He was... Read more
Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Akhtar to resume their rivalry on ice
Legendary cricketers and even fiercer rivals, Shoaib Akhtar and Virender Sehwag will reignite memories of the days gone by when they meet once again for a game of cricket in the frozen Swiss Alps. The much-awaited showdown between the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ and the batting great will take place on... Read more
Man Utd progress on hold after Basel celebrate 1-0 win
Manchester United missed a chance to reach the Champions League knockout stages with a match to spare for the first time since 2014 after a conceding a late goal in a 1-0 defeat at Basel in a pulsating Group A clash on Wednesday. Midfielder Michael Lang tucked in an... Read more