August 18, 2018

Deadline looms as Nigeria face football ban

Nigeria have less than 48 hours to sort out the running of their football federation if they want to avoid the possibility of being banned by FIFA from international soccer, including exclusion from next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers.
August 18, 2018

Medics call for mandatory suspensions and scans to protect knocked out fighters

Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover before they fight again.
August 18, 2018

Lopetegui focused on Getafe game, not transfer targets

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui batted away talk about the club's possible transfer targets ahead of his side's first La Liga game of the season against Getafe on Sunday, insisting he is happy with the squad he has.
August 18, 2018

Bolt lands Down Under for ‘real’ soccer mission

Olympic sprint champion and aspiring footballer Usain Bolt touched down in Sydney on Saturday, declaring himself ready to prove to the world that his Australian soccer adventure is "real".
August 18, 2018

Japan value China rivalry with Tokyo target in mind

Japan will go toe-to-toe with China at the 18th Asian Games, hoping sparring with the continent's most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020, its delegation chief said on Saturday.
August 18, 2018

Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot

Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.
August 18, 2018

Biles dominant at U.S. gymnastics championships

Olympic champion Simone Biles compiled the highest score in the world this year when she piled up 60.100 points on the first night of the U.S. women's gymnastics championship in Boston on Friday.
August 18, 2018

Halep into Cincinnati semis after eighth straight win

World number one Simona Halep pulled double duty at the weather-hit Cincinnati Masters in Ohio on Friday, beating Ashleigh Barty then Lesia Tsurenko to claim a place in the semi-finals.
August 18, 2018

Snedeker, Tour’s newest ‘Mr 59’, leads by two after second round

Brandt Snedeker followed up his first-round 59 at the Wyndham Championship with a three-under-par 67 on Friday, good for a two-stroke lead over fellow American D.A. Points.
August 17, 2018

Motor racing-Alonso move to IndyCar would be fantastic, drivers say

If double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso moves to IndyCar next year it would be fantastic for the sport, two of the U.S. circuit's top drivers said on Friday.
August 17, 2018

Cipriani ‘hugely regrets’ nightclub incident

England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has said he "hugely regrets" his role in an incident at a nightclub in Jersey which left a female police officer bruised.
August 17, 2018

Could De Bruyne injury have quick Silva lining for City?

Pep Guardiola was quick to acknowledge just what a "big miss" Kevin de Bruyne will be for the champions once it was confirmed on Friday that the Belgian's knee injury will keep him out of action for probably three months.