August 22, 2018

Soccer – Ajax, AEK on course for Champions League group stage

Former European Cup winners Ajax Amsterdam stayed firmly on course to reach the Champions League group stage after a dazzling first half helped them to a 3-1 home win over Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their playoff round tie on Wednesday.
August 22, 2018

Golf – Koepka seeks major championship mojo at non-majors

Brooks Koepka is trying to bring his major championship mojo to every tournament he enters, he said on Wednesday on the eve of the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs.
August 22, 2018

NZ’s Barrett, Laumape given starts in Franks’ 100th test

Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been called into an otherwise unchanged All Blacks starting side for their second match of the Rugby Championship against Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
August 22, 2018

Ex-Brazilian soccer boss gets 4 years in U.S. prison in FIFA probe

A former president of Brazil's soccer federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport's governing body.
August 22, 2018

Tennis – China’s Li headlines Hall of Fame nominations

China's Li Na, a twice Grand Slam winner who is credited with creating a surge of interest in the sport in her country, headlined the list of eight candidates up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
August 22, 2018

Tennis – Kyrgios brings talent to another level, says Evert

Nick Kyrgios has a level of talent perhaps never seen before, former champion Chris Evert says of the Australian player who will start next week's U.S. Open a relatively lowly 30th seed.
August 22, 2018

India call up Shaw, Vihari for last two tests in England

Uncapped batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari have been included in India's squad for the final two tests against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Wednesday.
August 22, 2018

Soccer – Serbia’s Krstajic wields axe as Nations League looms

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic has removed several stalwarts from his squad ahead of next month's UEFA Nations League matches against Lithuania and Romania, including Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic who criticised him in public.
August 22, 2018

Soccer – O’Connor elected FA Wales president

Keiran O'Connor has been elected president of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body said on Wednesday.
August 22, 2018

Rangers forward Murphy ruled out for rest of season

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury, manager Steven Gerrard said on Wednesday.
August 22, 2018

India wrap up third test win to set up close series finale

India wrapped up victory in the third test against England on Wednesday picking up the final wicket needed to secure a 203 run victory at Trent Bridge.
August 21, 2018

Tennis – Bertens withdraws from Connecticut Open

Kiki Bertens, who won the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday, has pulled out of this week's Connecticut Open with a viral illness, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.