China got past France 85-71 on Thursday to advance to the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals for the first time in almost three decades.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge blasted his 61st home run of the season on Wednesday to equal the legendary Roger Maris' longstanding American League record.
China claimed its third consecutive win at the FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship in Arnhem, the Netherlands on Wednesday, beating Japan 28-26, 25-17, 29-27 to take a sole lead in the pool.
Rory McIlroy finds himself in a field that includes several LIV Golf players at this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, and once again, he didn't hesitate to express his thoughts on the Saudi-backed upstart circuit.
A crucial step toward the demolition of the iconic San Siro begins on Wednesday when Milan hosts the first of a series of meetings with the public necessary for the new stadium proposed by the city's two soccering giants.
Six Formula One grands prix from the 2023 season onwards will have sprint sessions after the governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), on Tuesday approved an increase from three events in 2022.
Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and three other golfers dropped out of a lawsuit on Tuesday which was filed against the PGA Tour in August over its decision to suspend players who participated on the new LIV Golf circuit.
The New York Yankees clinched top spot in the American League East with a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday but Aaron Judge's pursuit of Roger Maris's home run record remained stalled on 60.
Favorites the US will face Serbia in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup quarter-finals after hitting three figures for the second straight match Tuesday, while Puerto Rico take on Canada after making the knockouts for the first time.
The Chinese women's volleyball team continued their momentum at the FIVB World Championship in Arnhem, the Netherlands on Tuesday, cruising past Colombia 25-16, 25-21, 25-16 to secure their second victory in as many matches at the tournament.
Alvaro Morata's late strike snatched Spain a 1-0 Nations League victory over Portugal in Braga on Tuesday and sent them into the semifinals.
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen said on Monday he believed Hans Niemann had “cheated more – and more recently – than he has publicly admitted,” adding he no longer wanted to play against the American and any rivals who repeatedly cheated in the past.
English Premiership side Worcester are set to be placed in administration after they were suspended from all competitions by the Rugby Football Union on Monday for failing to meet a funding ultimatum.
Matthew Wade steered Australia to a four-wicket victory over India after a blistering knock by Cameron Green in the opening game of the three match Twenty20 series in Mohali, India on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate hopes England will feel the benefit of being put under intense pressure in recent days at the World Cup after fighting back from 2-0 down to salvage a 3-3 draw against Germany on Monday.
China secured a top two finish from Group A with a vital 81-55 win over Belgium on Tuesday ahead of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup quarterfinals.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said Monday staying injury free will be his priority as he prepares for a 20th season in the NBA which could see him break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record.
Top Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel pleaded guilty Monday to common assault after being arrested over an altercation with two teenage girls at a Sydney hotel, a court official said.
The US won the Presidents Cup for a ninth consecutive time on Sunday with Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele delivering the clinching point in a 17.5-12.5 triumph over the Internationals.
Aaron Rodgers scored only his second career victory over Tom Brady as the Green Bay Packers squeezed past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-12 on Sunday.
China started the FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship with a comfortable 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 victory over Argentina in one hour and 27 minutes here on Sunday.
Frances Tiafoe led Team World to their first Laver Cup title as the American saved four match points in a dramatic victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas that denied Roger Federer a farewell trophy on Sunday.
Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge has beaten his own world marathon record by 30 seconds, running two hours, one minute and nine seconds in Berlin, Germany on Sunday.
The underdog Internationals bared their teeth on Saturday, outplaying the US in a marathon day of golf to leave American fans stunned and the Presidents Cup suddenly up for grabs.
England manager Gareth Southgate, under fire after a disappointing Nations League campaign, said he is nonetheless "the right person" to take the team into 2022's World Cup in Qatar.
Novak Djokovic made an impressive return after two months out of action as the Team Europe star thrashed Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 with Roger Federer cheering him on at the Laver Cup on Saturday.
Switzerland earned a 2-1 win over Spain in the Nations League on Saturday in Zaragoza, Spain to drag Luis Enrique's side off top spot in the group.
English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham says he has been told LGBTQ+ fans won't be arrested for holding hands or kissing in public at the World Cup in Qatar.
Germany go into Friday's Nations League clash with Hungary in Leipzig well aware of their opponents' quality, having been held 1-1 in Budapest in the summer.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has spoken of his regret at missing the chance to sign Oscar Piastri when the Australian was working his way up to Formula One.
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, banned for a year and fined $10 million by the NBA for racist and misogynist remarks and workplace bullying, said Wednesday he will sell the team.
Chinese veteran Zhang Shuai saved match point to upset second seed Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Americans Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, both ranked in the world's top five, will face Masters winners Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott when the Presidents Cup tees off Thursday.
Olympic short track speed skating champion Ren Ziwei cannot remember how many times he has crossed the finish line. But he knows there is one “line” that he should not cross.
Australian Rules' chief executive said Wednesday it was “hard to find more serious allegations” after a top club was accused of separating Indigenous players from their families and pressuring one couple to have an abortion.
Retirement, a necessary end, will come when it will come. But after Roger Federer announced it from tennis, there was an instant outpouring of emotion among athletes and fans all over the world.
Yang Xiuyun, 72, is addicted to running. A 10-kilometer run in the morning is like her first meal of the day.
The self-proclaimed “best football influencer in the world,” Brazilian internet sensation Luva de Pedreiro, is rich and famous at 20 years old – but needs a break from his unexpected celebrity, he says.
France-born English Premier League forward Bryan Mbeumo hopes switching national team loyalty to Cameroon can win him a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The United Arab Emirates did not qualify for the Qatar World Cup but it will be a winner anyway if an overspill of fans floods its hotels, restaurants and planes.
A temporary ban on using saliva to shine cricket balls was on Tuesday made permanent by the International Cricket Council.
A thrilling MotoGP season moves to Japan this weekend after world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed in Aragon to blow the title race wide open with five grands prix to go.
Crisis-hit Kenyan soccer witnessed another day of drama on Tuesday when suspended Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa reopened the offices he has been locked out of since November 2021, only for the country's sports minister to term the move a “break-in.”
Just two months before France begin their defense of the World Cup, the mood around the team is in stark contrast to the celebrations that followed their win over Croatia in the 2018 final.
Naomi Osaka said she felt “really scared” after watching opponent Daria Saville collapse with a knee injury just seven minutes into their Pan Pacific Open match in Tokyo on Tuesday.
A record five Asian players will be part of the Internationals lineup attempting to pull off an upset over the US at the Presidents Cup starting on Thursday.
Australia's Aaron Finch finds Twenty20 cricket “exciting” and has no immediate plans to quit the format, the 35-year-old said ahead of their three-match series against India on Monday.
Africa offers a vast underdeveloped market for global sports, with thousands of athletes ready to join international ranks if only there were major investment, industry leaders and stars say.
Norway's Soren Waerenskjold took the first place in the men's under-23 individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia on Monday.
An American squad with 11 of the world's 18 top-ranked players arrived Monday at the Presidents Cup as huge favorites for a ninth consecutive victory over a depleted Internationals lineup.
Josh Allen threw four touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 41-7 rout of the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
A hectic schedule of club soccer ahead of the World Cup is interrupted this week as national teams get a last chance to finetune their preparations before traveling to Qatar for the start of the tournament on November 20.
Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw six touchdowns and the Dolphins erased a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Baltimore Ravens 42-38 on a thrilling NFL Sunday.
Carlos Alcaraz secured his first win as world number one on Sunday as he beat South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo to send Spain into the last eight of the Davis Cup while Matteo Berrettini helped Italy seal top spot in their group with victory over Sweden.
Enea Bastianini won the Aragon MotoGP with a last lap overtake after mayhem at the start as world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed out to put a severe dent in his hopes of retaining the title.
Chinese striker Zhang Linyan scored in her debut at the Swiss women's soccer league Nationalliga A to help Grasshopper FC Zurich beat Zurich Frauen 2-0 on Saturday.
Lionel Messi struck after five minutes as Paris Saint-Germain edged Lyon 1-0 to regain top spot in the Ligue 1 table ahead of Marseille on Sunday.
Batsman Alex Hales said he has matured during his three-year absence from England's squad, adding that he is “really looking forward” to aiding his country in their Twenty20 World Cup campaign in Australia.
Francesco Bagnaia set a MotorLand lap record on Saturday as he topped qualifying for the Aragon Grand Prix and grabbed his fifth pole position of the MotoGP season.
Dutch ace Ellen van Dijk successfully defended her time-trial crown at cycling's road world championships on Sunday for her third career title, outpacing Australia's Grace Brown and European champion Marlen Reusser.
Relentless striker Robert Lewandowski pounced twice as Barcelona hammered 10-man Elche 3-0 to move a point clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday.
Canada clinched their place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Saturday thanks to Felix Auger-Aliassime's win in singles, while Croatia improved their chances of reaching the last eight with a 3-0 sweep of Argentina.
South Africa brushed aside a series of scandals during the week to storm to the top of the Rugby Championship with a bonus point 36-20 win over Argentina on Saturday.
The unique circumstances of the 2022-23 season are leaving the leading European clubs in the dark, says Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Venezuelan Yorsibeth Teran scans the court as players scream at her to blow her whistle while locals watch, some drinking coffee.
New Zealand rugby legend Sean Fitzpatrick, who paid two visits to Buckingham Palace with the All Blacks, said the late Queen Elizabeth II taught him an invaluable piece of etiquette.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday the punishment to Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for racist and misogynist remarks was severe even though it didn't force him to sell the team.
World Table Tennis (WTT) has announced the WTT Champions and WTT Cup Finals will be held in China in October after the Chengdu 2022 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships.
Erling Haaland scored an acrobatic late winner against his old club as Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while there were hard-earned victories for Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
The public ballot for 2023's London Marathon will have a non-binary gender option for the first time, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.
Spain beat Serbia in their opening tie of the Davis Cup group stage on Wednesday as US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz watched from the sidelines, but Great Britain and Andy Murray lost to the US.
It was when he was lying in the medical room of a hospital that Gao Qunxiang, an iconic Chinese skateboarder, learned he grabbed a gold medal at China's 14th National Games in 2021.
Summiting the world's 8,000-meter mountains is the ultimate bucket list dream for ambitious climbers, a feat managed by fewer than 50 people, and Sanu Sherpa is the first to do it twice.
Carlos Alcaraz's stunning triumph at the US Open marked another record-setting episode in a story predicted to end with “30 Grand Slam titles.”
Being the first Chinese player to reach the men's singles last 32 at the US Open, Wu Yibing not only started a new chapter in the Chinese tennis history, but also entered a new stage of his life.
England's dominant home summer has convinced former skipper Michael Vaughan that Ben Stokes and his men are capable of wresting the Ashes urn from traditional rivals Australia in 2023.
Coach Dave Rennie is confident a new-look Australia can get one hand on the elusive Bledisloe Cup with victory over New Zealand in Melbourne on Thursday, but warned the Wallabies must be at their best.
Six-times MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will return to racing at this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix after recovering from surgery and conducting successful tests on the bike, his team Honda said on Tuesday.
The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for one year and fined him $10 million after a probe of claims of racism and misogyny, the league said Tuesday.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of the rape of a 19-year-old woman on the direction of a judge presiding over his trial for multiple alleged sexual offenses.
Bayern Munich got the better of Barcelona as Robert Lewandowski returned to face his former club on Tuesday, while a late Joel Matip goal allowed Liverpool to beat Ajax and get their Champions League campaign up and running.
The US Open began as a farewell party for Serena Williams and ended with proof of her legacy for black athletes, USTA player development head Martin Blackman told Reuters.
Red Bull will be at no disadvantage to Formula One rivals without Porsche as a partner, team boss Christian Horner said after the announcement last week that talks with the German sportscar maker had ended.
Denver quarterback Russell Wilson's return to Seattle started with hearty boos and finished with a 17-16 NFL loss to Geno Smith and the Seahawks on Monday.
South African head coach Mark Boucher will quit his job after the T20 World Cup in October and November, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
Tom Brady had a frustrating start on Monday to the first match of his 23rd NFL season but a familiar finish as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers downed the Dallas Cowboys 19-3 in Texas.
Borussia Dortmund know only too well of Erling Haaland's ability to destroy defenses in the Champions League, but the German giants may die by the sword they previously lived by when they visit Manchester City on Wednesday.
Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, becoming the youngest man to ascend to the world No.1 ranking and cementing his status as the poster boy of tennis' new wave.
Todd Bowles won his Tampa Bay coaching debut and Tom Brady remained unbeaten against Dallas as the visiting Buccaneers beat the Cowboys 19-3 in Sunday night's season opener in Arlington, Texas.
Max Verstappen won the Formula One Italian Grand Prix on Sunday to leave himself in touching distance of his second straight Formula One title.
Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel's crushing triumph at the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday saw the 22-year-old finally deliver on his early promise five seasons after his breakout year.
Juventus came back from two goals down at halftime to draw an incident-packed match with Salernitana 2-2 on Sunday as Atalanta gave up the Serie A lead after a 1-1 draw with Cremonese.
Rohit Sharma played down concerns about India's form ahead of October's T20 World Cup after successive Asia Cup defeats, insisting the dressing room atmosphere remained “relaxed and chilled.”
Tom Brady's dramatic retirement U-turn has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off with the superstar quarterback in search of an eighth Super Bowl title.
Mads Pedersen won a thrilling sprint at the end of stage 16 at the Vuelta a Espana as overall contender Primoz Roglic's hopes of dislodging leader Remco Evenepoel were hit by a heavy crash meters from the line on Tuesday.
Casper Ruud reached the US Open semi-finals for the first time on Tuesday, potentially reigniting his bitter feud with Nick Kyrgios whom he once described as an “idiot.”
Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Arsenal begin as the leading contenders for this season's Europa League, although Jose Mourinho's Roma are eying back-to-back continental titles after claiming the inaugural Europa Conference League earlier in 2022.
Antonio Conte has revealed his burning desire to improve his Champions League record ahead of Tottenham's opener against Marseille on Wednesday but admitted it would be “unthinkable” to win the trophy this season.
South Africa's Keegan Petersen has no doubt first-innings runs hold the key to the outcome of the third and deciding Test against England at The Oval starting Thursday.
Trevor Immelman finalized his International Presidents Cup team on Tuesday, with six captain's picks to complete a side “hungry” to take on the US even without high-profile names ruled out by their move to LIV Golf.
French soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday faced accusations of failing to take climate change seriously, after coach Christophe Galtier and star Kylian Mbappe mocked a suggestion that they should take the train rather than private planes for short-haul travel.
Flushing Meadows has found a new darling in Frances Tiafoe, who set up a potential US Open outcome that seemed impossible only days ago – an American man hoisting the trophy.