August 19, 2018

South African effort trumps errors, coach says there is plenty to fix

South Africa showed their real potential for only 20 minutes of Saturday's 34-21 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship but it was on expected lines with several key players returning after layoffs, according to coach Rassie Erasmus.
August 19, 2018

Tsunami-survivor Herold ready to make Asiad waves

Having spent five days as a child clinging to a tree in the wake of a tsunami, Indian cyclist Deborah Herold has some perspective on the concept of fear of failure in the sporting arena.
August 19, 2018

England tormentor Johnson retires from all cricket

Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson, who terrified England during the 2013/14 Ashes series and captured 313 test wickets through a roller-coaster career, has retired from all cricket, the bowler said on Sunday.
August 19, 2018

Crotty head injury sours All Blacks’ triumph

The All Blacks return to New Zealand triumphant after another Rugby Championship demolition of the Wallabies but with concerns over the long-term health of Ryan Crotty.
August 19, 2018

German FA boss says should have supported Ozil more

German Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel said on Sunday he should have been more supportive of Mesut Ozil when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".
August 19, 2018

Golf – Thompson penalised for rules breach at Indy Championship

Lexi Thompson received a one-stroke penalty for a rules violation at the LPGA's Indy Championship on Saturday in her first event back after taking a short break from the tour.
August 19, 2018

Federer to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final

Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder inj...
August 19, 2018

Wallabies fullback Folau to miss Eden Park clash

Australia fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of the second Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Auckland after sustaining an ankle injury in the opener on Saturday.
August 18, 2018

Snedeker retains lead as weather halts Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker held a three-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Saturday when the third round was suspended due to bad weather.
August 18, 2018

Halep to meet Bertens for Cincinnati title

World number one Simona Halep moved into position to claim her second consecutive tournament victory after beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 6-3 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals on Saturday.
August 18, 2018

Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho.
August 18, 2018

Naholo, Barrett shine as All Blacks beat Wallabies 38-13

Winger Waisake Naholo scored a brace of tries and Beauden Barrett enjoyed a stellar return to form as the All Blacks steamrolled the Wallabies 38-13 in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney on Saturday.