'Hope of the whole village'

As the only Chinese foobtall player who regularily appears in the lineup of a team in the European "big five" leagues, RCD Espanyol's Wu Lei is considered "the hope of the whole village" by Chinese fans.

World Cup hosts Japan face unloved rugby scene

Rich clubs owned by massive corporations have attracted a parade of star players to Japan, but the unusual setup hasn't been a hit with fans, prompting a re-think as the ...

Penalties dominating the Premier League season so far

The English Premier League this season has been typified by penalties. Those given and not given thanks to VAR have had plenty of fans and players up in arms ...

PSG mull latest Barcelona offer

Neymar trained with his ­Paris Saint-Germain teammates on Wednesday as reports in France and Spain indicated a protracted deal to take him back to his old club Barcelona may still be reached before the transfer deadline.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 19:13:41

Gobert carries France forward

France hope a team filled with NBA players and led by the league's towering two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert have a good shot at winning the World Cup in China.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 19:13:40

Barca treasures 'El Salvador'

Barcelona's supporters pose for pictures in front of a painting depecting late Barcelona Dutch player Johan Cruyff at the new Johan Cruyff stadium of the Barca B team at the FC Barcelona Sports Center in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 21:33:40

Players quietly push for revenues

A sizeable number of top male tennis players, including some big stars, are backing a petition seeking a major prize money boost from Grand Slams and other tournaments in a behind-the-scenes revenue fight at the US Open.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 21:28:41

Tiger Woods undergoes knee surgery, targets return in October

Golf legend Tiger Woods had a knee operation last week but is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to be back competing in October.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 21:13:41

All Blacks pick Sonny Bill, dump Franks for Rugby World Cup

All Blacks selectors backed star center Sonny Bill Williams to help achieve an unprecedented World Cup treble in Japan but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks from their 31-man squad on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 21:13:41

Bury expelled from Football League

Bury, one of English football's oldest clubs, were expelled from the Football League (EFL) on Tuesday after failing to resolve their financial problems or find a new buyer, the EFL said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/28 21:13:40

US Open 'best chance' to unseat 'Big Three'

Defending champion Novak Djokovic said the timing of the US Open makes it the most unpredictable of the Grand Slams as the Serb made a promising start in his quest for a fourth title in New York.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/27 21:13:41

Cantona to be honored with UEFA President's Award

Former Manchester United and France legend Eric Cantona is to receive the UEFA President's Award at the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/27 21:08:40

Concussion linked to erectile dysfunction in ex-US football pros

Former American football players who suffered concussions are more likely to develop low testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction in later life, a study reported Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/27 21:08:40