Spezia stun Milan

Emmanuel Gyasi coolly finished a 96th-minute counterattack to give Spezia their first Serie A victory away to AC Milan, 2-1, on Monday night.

Stafford stands tall as Rams roll over Cardinals

Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to post his first playoff victory in four tries as the Los Angeles Rams clobbered the Arizona Cardinals 34-11 in NFL's final wild-card playoff game on Monday.

  • Cavaliers down Nets

    Darius Garland scored 22 points and delivered 12 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers stretched their winning streak to five games with a 114-107 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/18 21:36:33
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022: Kamila Valieva

    Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will be one of the youngest athletes on show at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, but all eyes will be on the all-conquering 15-year-old, who arrives as the European champion and favorite for women's singles gold.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/18 21:30:36
  • Russian Olympians can expect warm welcome at Beijing Winter Olympics

    Russia might not be at the Beijing Winter Olympics but Russian Olympians are expected to be at the top of the medal table when the Games close on February 20.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/18 21:24:11
  • Global-trotting DJ ready to be Jamaica's first Olympic Alpine skier at Beijing 2022

    Born in Northamptonshire UK, the now Jamaican skier Benjamin Alexander lives a rather courageously "follow-your-heart" lifestyle, as he had a short-lived career in finance before starting to DJ around the world including in countries like Thailand and China, where he has worked from Shanghai to Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong.

    By Lou Kang and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/1/18 19:15:43
  • Chinese national figure skating team finalized ahead of Beijing 2022

    The members of the Chinese national figure skating team were finalized on Monday after a month of tryouts in Beijing and include naturalized skater Zhu Yi (women's singles) and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympian Jin Boyang (men's singles).

    By Global Times | 2022/1/17 21:23:43
  • Tom Brady leads Buccaneers in Eagles rout; 49ers stun Cowboys

    Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers outclassed the Philadelphia Eagles as the San Francisco 49ers upset the Dallas Cowboys in NFL playoff action on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/17 18:12:41
  • Poland announces men's ski jumping team for Olympics

    Michal Dolezal, the coach of Poland's ski jumping team, on Sunday named their athletes for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/17 18:11:21
  • Real win Super Cup

    Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday as Luka Modric and a Karim Benzema penalty secured a comfortable victory in Saudi Arabia.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/17 18:07:23
  • Hideki Matsuyama rallies for dramatic playoff victory at Sony Open

    Hideki Matsuyama eagled the first playoff hole to come-from-behind and beat Russell Henley at the Sony Open for his eighth PGA Tour victory, lifting him into a tie for the most wins ever by an Asian-born player.

    By AFP | 2022/1/17 17:33:30
  • Suns roll over Pistons

    Devin Booker poured in a game-high 30 points before sitting out the final quarter as the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns routed the last-place Detroit Pistons 135-108 on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/17 17:32:15
  • Chinese snowboarder wins overall halfpipe title of the Snowboard World Cup

    Although she did not rank high in the final competition, it was enough for Chinese snowboarder Cai Xuetong to top the standings with 216 points after three rounds of competition of at the Snowboard World Cup.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/17 0:11:44
  • No 'hiding' place for Lukaku as De Bruyne strike stretches Man City's lead

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel voiced his frustration at Romelu Lukaku after Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant strike beat the Blues 1-0 to open up a 13-point lead at the top of the table.

    By AFP | 2022/1/16 20:40:27
  • Harden, Nets rout Pelicans

    James Harden flirted with a triple-double scoring 27 points with 15 assists and eight rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets rolled over the New Orleans Pelicans 120-105 despite an injury to NBA leading scorer Kevin Durant.

    By AFP | 2022/1/16 20:37:23
  • Former skating star continues career promoting ice sports

    With the Beijing Winter Olympics approaching, figure skating star Zhang Dan (Zhang) shared her excitement about the Beijing Games and career experiences with Global Times reporter Zhang Wang (GT). In the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Zhang and her partner Zhang Hao won silver for China. Since retirement, she has been continuously promoting winter sports by participating in events such as the dance-on-ice stage play Dream to Glide, and has also been promoting the skating-themed Russian film Ice 2, which recently opened in China.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/16 20:32:52
  • China's short-track speed skating team reveals roster for Winter Olympics

    After the full three qualification trials for the forthcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games ended on Saturday in Beijing, China's short-track speed skating team revealed its roster for the women and men athletes who are going to represent China at the Games.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/16 19:43:10
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022

    Yuzuru Hanyu is the biggest star on the ice and the Japanese figure skater is set to shine once again at Beijing 2022 in February.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/16 19:38:48
  • Suspended Chinese swimmer Sun Yang turns to selling cosmetics by livestreams, attracting million of netizens

    With his athletic career on hold for four years, it seems that Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has turned to selling cosmetics online to make a living. The three-time Olympic champion until he was barred from swimming for four years for a doping test, Sun hosted livestreams on Friday and Saturday, attracting millions of netizens and making more than 30 million yuan ($4.72 million) in sales.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/16 19:33:33
  • CBA condemns fans' racist insults toward US player; Jeremy Lin calls for respect

    The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Friday issued a statement condemning any form of racial discrimination after several Chinese basketball fans shouted racial slurs, including the N-word, at US basketball player Clarence Weems after a basketball game on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/16 18:31:26
  • Customs vow to guarantee personnel, supplies for Winter Olympics

    China's customs pledged on Thursday to implement the port epidemic prevention and control work for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and to ensure high-quality and efficient health quarantine and material clearance services for relevant inbound personnel.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/15 0:42:51
  • Webb Simpson healthy, focused on rebound from 'letdown year'

    Webb Simpson is confident he's on the verge of a rebound in 2022 after finishing with his lowest year-end world ranking in four years.

    By Reuters | 2022/1/13 20:24:31
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022

    The Beijing Winter Olympics are set to kick off on February 4. Global Times has picked some of the biggest names to keep an eye on.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/13 20:23:06
  • Magic Moments

    "The best clubs. The best players. Every week." That was the motto of the European Super League when it was launched in April before being quickly shelved amid widespread protests. The Super League's argument was to have the very best 20 teams from the continent every week, the counter to that argument was in full evidence last weekend when the teams of the English Premier League entered the FA Cup in the third round proper.

    By Henry Church | 2022/1/13 20:20:19
  • Show Time

    The National Football League regular season ended on January 9 night and with it the road to the Super Bowl has taken shape as the final playoff spots were cemented.

    By Jovan Belev | 2022/1/13 20:16:12
  • Looking Ahead

    The world's collective hangovers should have worn off and it is full speed ahead with New Year's Resolutions for 2022 - for those who have not already given up until 2023, that is.

    By Pete Reilly | 2022/1/13 20:13:56
  • Azeem Rafiq calls for lifting of ban on England games at Yorkshire

    Yorkshire whistle-blower Azeem Rafiq has called for the lifting of the cricket club's suspension from hosting England matches after they took steps to tackle a racism scandal.

    By Reuters | 2022/1/13 19:20:31
  • Knicks halt streaking Mavs

    Knicks forward RJ Barrett starred again on Wednesday, scoring 32 points to lead New York to a 108-85 victory over Dallas that halted the Mavericks' six-game NBA winning streak.

    By AFP | 2022/1/13 19:17:21
  • No raised expectations in 2022 for Aussie Smith after PGA victory

    Cameron Smith isn't boosting his expectations for 2022 after winning the PGA Tournament of Champions, even though his last triumph in Hawaii came ahead of a major runner-up showing.

    By AFP | 2022/1/13 19:15:34
  • Real down Barca

    Federico Valverde finished off a stunning move in extra time to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Barcelona in an exhilarating Spanish Super Cup semifinal on Wednesday.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/13 19:14:14
  • Chinese skiers complete podium sweep at Deer Valley Aerials World Cup

    China's 26-year-old freestyle skier Wang Xindi pinned down a gold medal for the men's aerials event during the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort, the US, on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/13 18:38:09
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022: Liu Jiayu

    Four years ago at the ­Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Chinese snowboarder Liu Jiayu took silver in the women's half-pipe with a creditable 89.75 score for her best run.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/13 18:36:11
  • China unveils squad for Women's Asian Cup

    China has announced a 23-woman squad to travel to India for the 2022 AFC ­Women's Asian Cup on Tuesday, with several veterans returning to the roster.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/12 19:14:38
  • Paralympians gearing up

    With less than two months to go before the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games opens, 20 Paralympians and coaches from China's cross-country skiing and biathlon teams are gearing up for the event at the Baiyin national training base in Gansu Province.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/12 19:11:47
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022: Su Yiming

    Su Yiming will not turn 18 until March by when the Chinese snowboarder could have made himself a household name at home and abroad with his exploits at the ­Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/12 18:54:08
  • 'I'm not looking for a break': Starc wants to play all five Ashes tests

    Mitchell Starc wants to be the only Australian fast bowler to play all five Ashes tests after declaring himself fit and raring to go for this week's day-night fifth match in Hobart.

    By Reuters | 2022/1/12 18:45:12
  • Shiffrin scores emotional victory

    Mikaela Shiffrin charged from fifth to first on the second run to win the World Cup slalom in Schladming on Tuesday but could not stop Petra Vlhova clinching the discipline title.

    By AFP | 2022/1/12 18:41:56
  • Jumbo-Visma names strong team in search of Tour breakthrough

    Star-studded Dutch team Jumbo-Visma, whose riders have finished second in the last two editions of the Tour de France, on Tuesday announced a powerful core of riders for this year's race.

    By AFP | 2022/1/12 18:40:44
  • Grizzlies win 10th straight

    Ja Morant scored 29 points as the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies won their 10th-straight game with a 116-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

    By AFP | 2022/1/12 18:39:10
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022: Gu Ailing

    The Beijing Winter Olympics are set to kick off on February 4. Global Times has picked some of the biggest names to keep an eye on.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/11 20:08:58
  • Volleyball team seeks new head coach

    The Chinese national women's volleyball team is on the hunt for a new head coach, China's sports authority announced Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/11 20:02:15
  • Zhao bows out of Snooker Masters

    Chinese debutant Zhao Xintong was ousted from the opening round of the Snooker Masters after losing to veteran John Higgins 6-2 on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/11 20:00:56
  • Fairy-tale end as Taylor seals victory over Bangladesh

    New Zealand wrapped up the second Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs in Christchurch on Tuesday to draw the series, with veteran batsman Ross Taylor taking the ­final wicket in a fairy-tale finish to his Test career.

    By AFP | 2022/1/11 19:59:49
  • Man United get much-needed win

    Ralf Rangnick admitted Manchester United were far from perfect despite getting a much-needed 1-0 win over Aston Villa to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

    By AFP | 2022/1/11 19:54:24
  • IOC mourns death of former director-general Francois Carrard

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) paid tribute Monday to its former director-general Francois Carrard, who has died at the age of 83.

    By AFP | 2022/1/11 19:52:52
  • Hornets sting Bucks

    LaMelo Ball scored 23 points as the Charlotte Hornets swept back-to-back games against the defending NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks with a 103-99 win on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/11 19:43:56
  • Around 19,000 volunteers to help during 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games after four-stage training

    About 19,000 volunteers will help out in various roles during the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games, which kick off in early February.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/11 18:10:24
  • 49ers stun Rams

    The San Francisco 49ers punched their ticket to the NFL postseason for the second time in eight years on Sunday, rallying from a 17-point deficit for a thrilling 27-24 overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams.

    By AFP | 2022/1/10 19:20:06
  • Loeb takes Dakar seventh stage; Al-Attiyah retains runaway lead

    Sebastien Loeb annexed the Dakar Rally seventh stage to move to the top of the chasing group behind runaway leader Nasser al-Attiyah on Sunday which marked a change of guard at the top of the bike standings.

    By AFP | 2022/1/10 19:10:45
  • Cameron Smith makes history in win at Kapalua

    Australia's Cameron Smith outdueled top-ranked Jon Rahm down the stretch Sunday to win the PGA Tournament of Champions in ­record-­shattering fashion, firing a final-round eight-under-par 65.

    By AFP | 2022/1/10 19:06:28
  • Inter on top

    Inter Milan kept their lead in the Serie A title race thanks to a tight 2-1 win over Lazio on Sunday, while Juventus pulled off an incredible comeback to sink a distraught Roma 4-3.

    By AFP | 2022/1/10 19:01:17
  • CSL champions Shandong Taishan beat Shanghai Port to win Chinese FA Cup

    Jadson's long-distance goal helped Shandong Taishan beat Shanghai Port 1-0 to win the 2021 Chinese Football Association (CFA) Cup at Chengdu Phoenix Hill Sports Park on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/10 18:59:26
  • Athletes to watch at Beijing 2022: Mikaela Shiffrin

    Arguably the US skier is the biggest name of all going into the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games next month and Mikaela Shiffrin has at least one eye on making history in the Chinese capital.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/10 18:46:21
  • Foreign reporters bring 2008 Olympic bags to Beijing 2022 Games

    Foreign reporters have been spotted carrying bags from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing as they run around venues for the 2022 Games.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/9 19:36:10
  • Opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics abandon large crowds, to focus on shared future of humanity

    With less than a month to go before the Beijing 2022Olympic Winter Games, rehearsals for the opening and closing ceremonies are being carried out under the watchful eye of chief director Zhang Yimou, who also directed the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Zhang told media this time the ceremonies will go with a modern art style that focuses on simplicity.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/9 18:46:35
  • Record-equaling Rahm ties Smith for PGA Tournament of Champions lead

    World number No.1 Rahm fired a course ­record-equaling 12-under-par 61 to grab a share of the third-round lead alongside Cameron Smith in the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/9 18:20:07
  • Gu Ailing lifts crystal globe

    Chinese skier Gu Ailing, better known as Eileen Gu, ended this Freestyle Ski World Cup season with a big smile on her face since she pinned down a gold in the women's halfpipe competition at Mammoth Mountain, the US, on ­Saturday. With her excellent performance during the season, she harvested the very first crystal globe of her career.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/9 18:15:42
  • Chiefs sustain hopes of NFL playoff top seed

    Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes and the Kansas City Chiefs kept alive their chances of an NFL playoff top seed by defeating the Denver Broncos 28-24 on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/9 18:10:13
  • Real Madrid thrash Valencia

    Karim Benzema passed 300 goals for Real Madrid and Vinicius Junior produced another moment of magic as La Liga's runaway leaders sailed past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/9 18:07:47
  • Shanghai knitter makes wool bouquets for Winter Olympic awards

    Li Meili, inheritor of a traditional Shanghai wool-knitting technique, still can remember the exciting moment in October 2021, when she learned the wool bouquet was chosen as the final plan for the award ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/9 18:02:34
  • Heat clobber Suns

    Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson scored season highs of 33 and 27 points as the short-handed Miami Heat dominated the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns with a 123-100 victory on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/9 17:54:51
  • Thailand allows visitors back to Maya Bay

    Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo ­DiCaprio, more than three years after closing it to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of thousands of visitors each day.

    By Reuters | 2022/1/6 17:20:42
  • Managing director Giles warns against England clear-out after Ashes rout

    England managing director Ashley Giles has said he “absolutely felt” the responsibility of an Ashes series loss in Australia but insisted a mass clear-out of the senior leadership would merely mask underlying problems.

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 17:14:18
  • Rahm wants wins over consistency

    World No.1 Jon Rahm says he would happily swap consistency for more victories as he opens his 2022 campaign at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii this week.

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 17:12:59
  • Seeing Red

    If football managers make teams in their own image, then how do you explain Arsenal under Mikel Arteta?

    By Henry Church | 2022/1/6 17:11:37
  • Bruno Burning Out?

    There was a notable absence from Manchester United's first starting lineup of 2022 when interim coach Ralf Rangnick chose to do what his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had so often refused to do and left Bruno Fernandes out of the team to face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.

    By Jovan Belev | 2022/1/6 17:09:47
  • Big Misses

    Jurgen Klopp was forthright ahead of Liverpool's trip to Chelsea last weekend for their first game of 2022. The Reds had been undergoing a minor blip in their otherwise imperious form, embodied by Egyptian goal king Mohamed Salah missing a penalty in their shock 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in their final game of 2021.

    By Pete Reilly | 2022/1/6 17:06:26
  • Super Bowl in Los Angeles on schedule as NFL taps other venues

    The National Football League said Wednesday that next month's Super Bowl will take place in Los Angeles as scheduled but confirmed the league had inquired about the availability of alternative venues as part of standard contingency planning.

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 17:00:01
  • Nets rally to beat Pacers

    Star Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in an NBA season debut delayed by his unvaccinated status, helping the Nets rally for a 129-121 victory over the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 16:58:38
  • Buccaneers receiver Brown says team pressured him to play hurt

    Wide receiver Antonio Brown said he tried to play through an injured ankle in Tampa Bay's NFL game against the New York Jets and, when he couldn't, the Buccaneers “threw me out like an animal.”

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 16:57:30
  • Madrid gain revenge over Alcoyano

    Real Madrid needed a lot of effort and a little luck as they won 3-1 at Alcoyano in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, with two late goals helping them gain revenge for their defeat to the third-tier side last year.

    By Reuters | 2022/1/6 16:56:02
  • Chelsea take control

    Thomas Tuchel warned Chelsea their League Cup semifinal against ­Tottenham is not over yet after they took control of the tie with a 2-0 first leg win on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/6 16:54:22
  • Takeover ends Chinese control of Premier League club Southampton

    Premier League club Southampton on Tuesday confirmed they have been taken over by Serbian born TV mogul, Dragon Solak, in a deal that sees a London-based investment firm called Sport Republic take a controlling stake in the club.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/5 17:36:04
  • James helps Lakers rally over Kings

    LeBron James made several clutch baskets in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a late ­seven-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-114 on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/1/5 17:34:35
  • Lukaku 'sorry' for Chelsea 'unhappy' comments, vows to 'do my best'

    Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku said on Tuesday he was "sorry" after saying he was "not happy" at the club under manager Thomas Tuchel.

    By AFP | 2022/1/5 17:08:50
  • Lens into last 16

    Lens will face Monaco in the last 16 of the French Cup after Lille's Renato Sanches missed the crucial penalty when their game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.

    By AFP | 2022/1/5 17:07:19
  • Foreign stars and tongue twisters as Japan rugby chases global appeal

    Japan's rugby union season kicks off on Friday with big ambitions, tongue twister team names and a rebrand that has left some fans wondering which version of the sport they will be watching.

    By AFP | 2022/1/5 17:00:37
  • Spokespersons of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics condemn politicization of Games; elaborate organizers' preparation for dealing with COVID-19 risks

    Politicizing sports goes against the spirit of 'togetherness' and it will only result in division, said one of the spokespersons of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday. Another spokesperson said that China as an organizer is closely evaluating the risks of the Omicron variant on the Games.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/5 13:57:39
  • Watford reject Senegal claims of 'blocking' Sarr from playing AFCON

    Watford refuted accusations from the Senegalese football federation (FSF) on Sunday of preventing forward Ismaila Sarr from playing in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

    By AFP | 2022/1/4 17:25:51
  • PSG into last 16

    Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain overcame their COVID-19 crisis and a drone-related interruption to ease into the French Cup last 16 on Monday with a 4-0 win over fourth-division Vannes.

    By AFP | 2022/1/4 17:24:26
  • Wolves stun United

    Wolves ended Ralf Rangnick's unbeaten start as Manchester United interim manager on Monday as Joao Moutinho's strike earned a deserved 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

    By AFP | 2022/1/4 17:22:59
  • Loeb claims second stage in Saudi Arabia to reduce Al-Attiyah's Dakar lead

    France's nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia on Monday, a 338-kilometer drive from Ha'il to Qaisumah.

    By AFP | 2022/1/4 17:20:59
  • Simons powers Portland to win over Atlanta

    Anfernee Simons scored a ­career-high 43 points and matched his career best of nine three-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers post a 136-131 shootout win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/4 17:09:35
  • Ex-figure skater Zhang Hao aims to contribute to winter sports education

    Retiring from competing just two months before Beijing hosts the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, China's Olympic figure skating silver medalist Zhang Hao has decided to teach at Beijing Sport University in the hopes of sharing the glamour of winter sports.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/4 17:05:52
  • Gu Ailing wins two golds in three days, and millions of hearts in China

    Chinese skier Gu Ailing claimed two victories within three days at the World Cup competition, helping her become an unprecedented hit as a popular young figure in China.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/3 17:50:52
  • Lakers knock off T-Wolves

    LeBron James scored 26 points and Malik Monk added 22 as the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 108-103 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday despite a significant rebounding disadvantage.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/3 17:48:28
  • Ex-Australia teen cricketer Jamie Mitchell accuses team official of 1985 rape

    Australia's cricketing chiefs said Monday they were assisting a police investigation into shock allegations that an under-19 cricketer was sexually assaulted while on tour in India and Sri Lanka in the 1980s.

    By AFP | 2022/1/3 17:47:09
  • Real 'still on holiday'

    Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid were “still on holiday” in their shock 1-0 loss to Getafe on Sunday while Barcelona overcame their COVID-19 chaos to sneak a tight victory away at Mallorca.

    By AFP | 2022/1/3 17:44:47
  • Chelsea battle back

    Chelsea came from 2-0 down to earn a point from a pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday that does little for either side's hopes of catching Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

    By Agencies | 2022/1/3 17:43:24
  • Denying the virus victory

    The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt on the sporting calendar and it has already suggested that it will continue to do into 2022 as it looms large over some of the biggest events of the year.

    By Henry Church | 2021/12/29 19:29:29
  • England must hit 'reset' button after Ashes debacle, says former bowler

    Former England bowler Steve Harmison said the Test team must hit the “reset” button as a searching inquest began into their humiliating Ashes capitulation in Australia.

    By AFP | 2021/12/29 19:19:11
  • Lakers get two triples, top Rockets 132-123

    LeBron James notched a 32-point triple-double on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles Lakers snap a five-game NBA skid with a 132-123 victory over the Houston Rockets.

    By AFP | 2021/12/29 19:16:50
  • Black Jack takes the honors at last in Sydney to Hobart yacht race

    Supermaxi Black Jack won the prestigious Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Tuesday ending years of frustrating near misses.

    By AFP | 2021/12/29 18:30:17
  • Ferran Torres joins Barca

    Spanish international Ferran Torres signed for cash-strapped Barcelona on Tuesday from Manchester City, the Catalan side ­announced.

    By AFP | 2021/12/29 18:28:17
  • Liverpool stunned

    Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool had only themselves to blame for their shock 1-0 defeat at Leicester as Mohamed Salah's penalty miss and Ademola Lookman's winner dented the Reds' title challenge on Tuesday.

    By Agencies | 2021/12/29 18:21:58
  • Olympic Games more than ever a symbol of hope, peace and solidarity in today's fragile world: IOC president

    "In today's fragile world with so much uncertainty, the Olympic Games are more than ever a powerful symbol of hope, peace and solidarity for all of humanity in all our diversity," Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrote in the foreword of the Olympic Cultural Scroll released in Beijing.

    By Cui Fandi | 2021/12/29 0:44:11
  • Bend It Like Beckham

    Southampton's James Ward-Prowse might not seem like he belongs in the same company as English Premier League legends such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Gianfranco Zola but the 27-year-old certainly does.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/12/28 17:40:51
  • Shooting Stars

    When the 2021 Ballon d'Or was announced earlier this month it was notable how experienced those at the top of the list were.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/12/28 17:38:24
  • Cavani rescues Man Utd

    Ralf Rangnick accused his Manchester United stars of lacking aggression after Edinson ­Cavani rescued a 1-1 draw at struggling Newcastle on Monday.

    By Agencies | 2021/12/28 17:22:34
  • Rough weather batters Sydney to Hobart race, forcing dozens of withdrawals

    Treacherous conditions have pummelled the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race, forcing dozens of withdrawals as Black Jack led a tight battle for line honours.

    By AFP | 2021/12/28 17:16:01
  • Morant lifts Grizzlies over Suns

    Memphis guard Ja Morant scored the last of his 33 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining to lift the Grizzlies over host Phoenix 114-113 on Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/12/28 17:09:33
  • Chinese tourists to hit the slope for New Year's break

    As the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics draw near, snow tourism may become a highlight during the upcoming three-day New Year's Day holiday, a trend reflected in rising hotel and ski ticket booking numbers through domestic travel agencies and online platforms.

    By Xie Jun and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/12/28 15:32:00