September 13, 2018

Game, set, match: Nissan signs rising tennis star Osaka as brand ambassador

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it had signed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador, tapping the tennis star's youth, drive and Japanese roots to appeal to younger customers.
September 13, 2018

Williams ruled out of All Blacks return with illness

All Blacks midfield back Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa just hours after being named on the bench for the game in Wellington.
September 13, 2018

Pollard, Marx return for Springboks against the All Blacks

Handre Pollard and Malcolm Marx have returned to the Springboks starting side for their must-win Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
September 12, 2018

Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.
September 12, 2018

Former England captain Terry turns down Spartak Moscow move

Former England captain John Terry has rejected a move to Spartak Moscow for family reasons, the 37-year-old defender said on Wednesday.
September 12, 2018

Valverde slices seconds off Yates’ lead as Vuelta battle heats up

Simon Yates' slender lead in the Vuelta a Espana was cut from 33 to 25 seconds after the Briton lost ground to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde in Wednesday's mountain stage, which was won by Canadian rider Michael Woods.
September 12, 2018

Calgary votes to continue 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Calgary City Council has voted to continue with its 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid process, keeping alive the prospect of hosting the event.
September 12, 2018

Bolton escape administration after owner repays loan

Bolton Wanderers have avoided administration after agreeing a deal to pay off their main creditor BluMarble Capital Ltd, club owner Ken Anderson said on Wednesday.
September 12, 2018

Spanish anti-doping agency investigates Russia winger Cheryshev

Spain's anti-doping agency said on Wednesday it had opened an investigation into Valencia and Russia winger Denis Cheryshev, following remarks from his father Dmitri in the Russian media about an injection the player took to treat an injury.
September 12, 2018

Record world champion Vogel ready for new life after crash

World and Olympic champion Kristina Vogel, who was paralysed following a training crash in June, said on Wednesday she was ready to tackle her new life but has had no contact with the Dutch rider involved in the collision.
September 12, 2018

Neuville signs three-year contract extension with Hyundai

Rally world championship leader Thierry Neuville has signed a three-year contract extension with his Hyundai team, they announced on Wednesday.
September 12, 2018

Williams feels the pain, still waiting for gain

All pain and very little gain is the story of Williams' Formula One season so far, with the former champions last and with only seven points from 14 races ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.