Nadal out

Rafael Nadal's drive toward a second Australian Open title came to a shuddering injury-induced halt Wednesday on a day of upsets that saw unseeded Kyle Edmund and Elise Mertens make the semifinals.

NFL: Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons on Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Let's get physical

Chinese experts on physical education for preschool children have called for better-quality teaching in the system, warning that the new generation will face major health problems if the current situation ...

Inside PSG

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are making the idea that soccer is part of the entertainment industry central to their strategy as they strive to become a “global brand” and attract new fans.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 23:28:58

Margaret Court to skip Australian Open over homosexuality views

Tennis great Margaret Court, whose views on homosexuality sparked calls for a boycott of the Australian Open stadium named after her, will not attend this year's tournament, organizers said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 21:43:40

Japan launches Olympic drive to get rid of 'squat' toilets

Japan has launched a campaign to convert unpopular Asian-style squat toilets into sit-on "Western" models, as the nation prepares to welcome tens of millions of foreign tourists in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 21:43:39

Milestone win

Austria's Marcel Hirscher speeds down the course during the second run of the men's World Cup slalom, in Zagreb, Croatia, on Thursday. Marcel won for his 50th career victory. The six-time overall champion became only the fourth male skier to reach that mark, joining Alberto Tomba, Hermann Maier and Ingemar Stenmark.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 21:38:40

Peterhansel eyes 14th Dakar win

Stephane Peterhansel will target a 14th victory on the Dakar Rally, played out over 9,000 kilometers of gruelling terrain which includes criss-crossing the Andes and confronting the unique physical demands of Bolivia's thin air.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 21:38:40

Warriors down Rockets 124-114

Stephen Curry's 29 points and a record-setting triple-double from Draymond Green propelled the Golden State Warriors to a 124-114 NBA victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/5 21:38:39

Serena Williams out of Australian Open as list of absences grows

Defending champion Serena Williams announced that she would withdraw from the Australian Open on Friday, adding that she was not fully prepared to keep playing after giving birth four months ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 11:12:44

Van Dijk primed for Liverpool debut

Virgil van Dijk, the world's most expensive defender, could make his Liverpool debut against local rivals Everton at Anfield in Friday night's opening FA Cup third-round clash.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 23:28:58

Konta pullout sends Svitolina into semis

Elina Svitolina reached the Brisbane International semifinals after Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of their ­quarterfinal on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/4 23:13:40

Andy Murray pulls out of Aussie Open with hip injury

Former world No.1 Andy Murray will miss this month's Australian Open after failing to recover from the hip injury that has kept him out of action for nearly six months.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/4 23:13:40