China should continue to grow football: Ronaldo

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that China should remain ambitious and continue to promote the sport if it wants to be a world powerhouse.

Rage against 'The Machine': Pacquiao puts career on line

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao challenges Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt on Sunday knowing defeat could lower the curtain on one of the greatest careers in boxing history.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:13:41

England, Belgium seek WC redemption

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place playoff is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday's match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/13 22:08:41

There is more to Croatia than just Modric magic

Croatia's run to the World Cup final is largely down to Luka Modric's tireless work in midfield but their ability to switch tactics efficiently should be a warning for opponents France on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/13 22:08:40

FIFA confirm no positive drug tests in 2018 World Cup

FIFA confirmed on Thursday that there have so far all of the doping tests carried out before and during the 2018 World Cup finals have given negative results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/13 8:30:36

Tokyo 2020 relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima

Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday that the torch relay for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will begin in Fukushima, a region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 22:53:40

Matthysse vows to beat Pacquiao in title bout

World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse saluted Manny Pacquiao on Thursday but vowed to beat the Filipino boxing legend when they square off on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 22:53:18

Roger Federer shocked at Wimbledon

Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by South African giant Kevin Anderson, while Rafael Nadal edged Juan Martin del Potro in a Center Court epic and will meet Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 22:53:17

Fulham beat Chelsea, Dortmund to sign Cote d'Ivoire midfielder Seri

Cote d'Ivoire international Jean-Michel Seri signed for Fulham on Thursday in a real coup for the Premier League new boys as he preferred them to Chelsea and German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 22:53:16

Croatia's Vida apologizes for Ukraine comments

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologized after his team's World Cup semifinal victory over England on Wednesday for speaking out in support of Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/12 22:53:16

'England united,' say UK press

British media reflected Thursday on England's heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semifinals, praising manager Gareth Southgate and his young team despite their exit.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 22:53:15