September 21, 2018

WADA bowed to money over principle – ex-director general

The former director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday that WADA's decision to reinstate Russia's anti-doping authority was driven by money over principle.
September 21, 2018

Play your rookies early at Ryder Cup, says France’s Van de Velde

Europe team captain Thomas Bjorn should give his rookies game time on the first day of next week's Ryder Cup to settle nerves on a French course that demands precision shot-making, Jean Van de Velde said on Friday.
September 21, 2018

Americans desperate to end 25 years of Ryder Cup travel sickness

When the United States were cruising through 12 successive Ryder Cup victories (plus a tie) from 1959-85 it would have been a brave man to suggest they would soon go 25 years without an away win, yet that is the stark reality now facing Jim Furyk's tea...
September 21, 2018

Vinicius called into Real squad for Espanyol game

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. has been called into the Real Madrid squad for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, taking the youngster closer to his debut for the European champions following his move from Flamengo.
September 21, 2018

Fisher cards first sub-60 round in European Tour history

Englishman Oliver Fisher carded the first sub-60 round in European Tour history with an incredible 12-under-par 59 on day two of the Portugal Masters on Friday.
September 21, 2018

Cahill considers leaving Chelsea over lack of playing time

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is considering leaving the Premier League club in January as he is frustrated with the lack of game time he is getting under new coach Maurizio Sarri.
September 21, 2018

Arsenal’s Emery says club can cope without Gazidis

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said he would have preferred if Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis had not opted to join AC Milan, but is confident the north London club can cope with his departure.
September 21, 2018

England call up uncapped Burns to test squad for Sri Lanka tour

England named uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns on Friday in a 16-man squad for three November tests in Sri Lanka, the first tour since the retirement of Alastair Cook.
September 21, 2018

Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for Brazil

Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October friendlies.
September 21, 2018

Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha comments

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday that he was surprised the Football Association had not looked into Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha's comments that he was not being given enough protection by referees.
September 21, 2018

Spanish federation delays approval of Girona-Barca in Miami

La Liga's plans to move Girona's fixture with Barcelona on Jan. 26 to Miami hang in the balance after the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) declined to authorise the move until it received more information on the game.
September 21, 2018

Veteran Tabarez signs new deal as Uruguay coach

Oscar Tabarez has signed a new four-year deal as Uruguay coach that will extend his record as the world's most experienced national manager, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Friday.