‘Exceptional’ debut

Australian Ben Simmons was beaten in his debut while Chinese-American standout Jeremy Lin suffered a severe right knee injury as the new NBA season tipped off Wednesday for most clubs.

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 ...

Tough draw for Asians

The Asian Champions League winners were handed a tough draw for this year's Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi when they were placed Monday in the same half as European champions Real Madrid.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/9 22:23:40

Barcelona great Xavi open to being Qatar coach at 2022 World Cup

Xavi Hernandez said he's open to being Qatar's coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and rebuffed his critics by claiming he is "very proud" to be in Doha.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 22:23:39

New Bayern boss ‘confident’

New Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes sounded confident on Monday that he will be able to turn things around for the German champions following a lackluster start to the season that led to the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/9 22:18:39

Poland head to Russia 2018

Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year's World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 22:13:40

2017 World Solar Challenge held in Australia

Solar car Naledi of South Africa's North-West University dashes from the starting line during the 2017 World Solar Challenge in Darwin, Australia, on Oct. 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:11:54

US Vice President Pence exit football game after players knelt during anthem

US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis football game Sunday after several players kneeled in protest during the national anthem.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:11:41

Egypt qualifies for 2018 World Cup after 2-1 win over Congo

After more than two decades of absence, the Egyptian national soccer team was qualified on Sunday for the World Cup finals to be held next year in Russia after beating Congolese national team with 2-1 in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:06:21

Clubs do best to stand out from the crowd during Non-League Day

The mind-numbing tedium of the international break was broken up for English fans on Saturday thanks to the seventh annual Non-League Day. Since beginning in 2010, the initiative has taken the October international break to celebrate the clubs that play the game below the 92 league clubs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 22:38:39

Spain names captains

Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera was named captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team on Sunday with Anabel Medina to take over as Fed Cup captain, the Spanish tennis federation announced Sunday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/8 22:33:40

Goffin claims Japan title

Belgium's David Goffin beat Adrian Mannarino of France in straight sets to win the Japan Open on Sunday, his second victory in consecutive weeks.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/8 22:33:39