ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup starts in Shaoxing

Athletes compete in the junior short distance race at the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup in Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct.21, 2017.

From striker to statesman

Career politicians are comfortable with the political football but one breed of politician might be even more so - the ones who made a career kicking a ball about before ...

Adding insult to injury

The commonly held view among fans and the media is that the multimillionaires we pay to watch play top-level soccer are not actually that smart. While much of that view ...

Iceland rewarded with place at top table for UEFA Nations League

Iceland's remarkable rise has been rewarded with a place among Europe's top teams in UEFA's inaugural Nations League which kicks off in September 2018.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/11 22:43:39

Portugal, France into World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out. Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 22:43:39

Messi saves Argentina

Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat trick on Tuesday as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 18:53:39

Strachan not to worry

Scottish soccer chiefs said Tuesday they will not rush into a decision over manager Gordon Strachan's future despite yet another failure to qualify for a major international tournament.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 22:53:40

New elections in Spain?

Spain's sports minister has requested that its national soccer federation holds new elections as a result of the corruption investigation into former president Angel Maria Villar, Spanish media reported Tuesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 22:53:40

Strachan exposes his own shortcomings with excuses for latest failure

So Scotland's latest failure to qualify for a major international tournament - the 10th in a row - can be put down to genetics. That was the view of their manager Gordon Strachan in the aftermath of the 2-2 draw by Slovenia which ended their hopes of a playoff spot.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 22:53:39

Cahill keeps Aussie hopes alive

Tim Cahill scored twice as Australia kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of the Asian playoff on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/10 22:53:39

Marshall out for season

Brandon Marshall became the third New York Giants receiver to suffer a season-ending injury on Sunday after he announced he would undergo surgery on his ankle and miss the rest of the campaign.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 22:48:40

AIBA chief suspended

Wu Ching-ko, the chief of amateur boxing's governing body AIBA, has been temporarily suspended in an ongoing power struggle involving accusations of financial mismanagement.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 22:48:40

Venus shakes off rust with win over Ozaki

Venus Williams raced through her opening match in the WTA Hong Kong Open on Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Risa Ozaki.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 22:48:40