Iniesta signs for Vissel Kobe

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta joined Japan's Vissel Kobe on Thursday.

Ups and downs

The final day of the Premier League season takes place on Sunday and there are still vital games at both ends of the table.

Saturday showdown

When asked to clarify whether he had already decided to exclude certain players from the semifinal side on the basis of the woeful West Brom defeat, Jose Mourinho replied, "Yeah. ...

Griezmann fires Atletico to Europa title

Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final in Lyon, France, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 22:13:44

James Harden, Anthony Davis, LeBron James finalists for MVP award

Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists announced Wednesday for NBA Most Valuable ­Player honors.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 22:13:43

Davis Cup to retain home, away matches

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will retain the home-and-away ties in the opening stages of the revamped Davis Cup, its President David Haggerty has said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/17 22:13:42

Golden Knights take 2-1 lead

After splitting the first two games of the Western Conference finals with the Jets in Winnipeg, the Vegas Golden Knights returned home to a hero's welcome on Wednesday and put on a show worthy of their spot near the Las Vegas Strip with a 4-2 win.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/17 22:13:41

She's gloving it

Zhao Lina is the face of Chinese women's soccer, a striking presence who towers over most people and turned down approaches to be a model.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 21:50:53

Wembley clash

The last two Chelsea managers meet at Wembley on Saturday for a game that could well decide where they are next season. Antonio Conte is expected to leave the Stamford Bridge side in the summer, a year after winning the English Premier League, while Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's own tenure at Old Trafford is somewhat in the balance after another season of relative mediocrity at the 20-time champions of England.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 21:50:49

Rockets cruise to level series

The Houston Rockets ramped up the intensity on Wednesday, powering past NBA champions Golden State 127-105 to level their Western Conference finals series at one game apiece.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 20:13:40

Argentine legend Maradona named chairman of Belarus club ­Dinamo Brest

Diego Maradona is coming to Belarus as chairman of a small top-flight club with big European ambitions.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 22:33:44

Saudi World Cup ref gets life ban for fixing attempt

Saudi Arabia has banned ­referee Fahad Al Mirdasi from soccer for life for a match-fixing attempt, weeks before he was due to fly to Russia to officiate at the World Cup, the country's soccer federation (SAFF) announced in a statement late on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 22:33:43

Everton sack manager Allardyce

Sam Allardyce was sacked as manager of Everton on Wednesday after just six months in charge despite guiding the Premier League club away from relegation danger to a mid-table finish.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/16 22:33:43