September 24, 2018

Economic benefits key to Turkish plans to host Euro 2024 – bid chief

Turkey deserves to host the 2024 European Championship because it represents a "new frontier" that will bring great economic gains, the vice-president of the Turkish football federation said, brushing aside concerns over the country's human rights reco...
September 24, 2018

Spanish players association rejects U.S. game

La Liga’s plan to host a game in the United States suffered another blow on Monday when the Spanish Football Players’ Association (AFE) announced they were against the idea. The league's ambition to stage Jan. 26’s Girona verses Barcelona fixture in Mi...
September 24, 2018

Gavrilova beats Ostapenko to reach Wuhan second round

Australia's Daria Gavrilova produced an inspired performance to defeat 10th seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Monday.
September 24, 2018

Five talking points from the weekend’s Premier League

Liverpool made it six wins out of six and with Chelsea held to a draw at West Ham United, moved two points clear at the top. Manchester City, who romped to a 5-0 win at Cardiff, are level with Chelsea on 16 points. Manchester United were held to a 1-1 ...
September 23, 2018

Tennis – Bertens edges out Tomljanovic to claim victory in Korea

Kiki Bertens showed plenty of grit and determination to rally past Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, keeping herself firmly in contention for a spot in the season-ending WTA Finals with a third title of the year.
September 23, 2018

Tennis – Anderson beats Djokovic again in Laver Cup as Team World hits back

Kevin Anderson took down Novak Djokovic for a second straight night as Team World rallied to win the final two matches and reel Team Europe's lead back to 7-5 after the second day of the Laver Cup in Chicago on Saturday.
September 23, 2018

Tennis – Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for ‘tired’ Osaka

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova utilised her big serve to full effect to ease to a 6-4 6-4 victory over home favourite and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo on Sunday.
September 23, 2018

Rugby – Injured Moyano out of Pumas squad for All Blacks clash

Argentina winger Ramiro Moyano will miss next weekend's Rugby Championship test against world champions New Zealand because of a rib injury, depriving the Pumas of one of their most potent backline threats.
September 23, 2018

Golf – Rose, McIlroy looking to rain on Tiger’s Tour Championship parade

Justin Rose knows the overwhelming majority of fans at the Tour Championship on Sunday will be cheering for Tiger Woods, so it might be a blessing that he will not be paired with the American in the final group.
September 23, 2018

Equestrian – No gladiator polo yet but FEI Open to the new

Having weathered a killer hurricane that threatened to wash out the World Equestrian Games (WEG), Ingmar de Vos enjoyed a moment of calm on Saturday as he pondered a future for the flagship event that could include gladiator polo and a permanent home.
September 23, 2018

Boxing – Joshua retains heavyweight crowns with Povetkin TKO

Britain's Anthony Joshua delivered a devastating technical knockout in the seventh round to defeat Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championship belts.
September 23, 2018

I want Wilder but I’ll fight them all, says Joshua

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is still eyeing a showdown with Deontay Wilder but proclaimed he would fight anyone who comes his way after a technical knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.