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HANOI: Vietnam said yesterday it had decided against hosting the 2019 Asian Games for financial reasons, and was exploring... More ››

April 18, 2014
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain during the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco

MONACO: Novak Djokovic lost just one game to join Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals after Rafa... More ››

April 18, 2014
Laura Robson of Britain reacts during her women's singles match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne

LONDON: British women’s number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her... More ››

April 18, 2014
Everton's Tim Howard applauds during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City in Liverpool

LONDON: Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on... More ››

April 18, 2014
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after taking pole position at the qualifying session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir

SHANGHAI: Nico Rosberg says he will discuss with Lewis Hamilton before this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix an incident during... More ››

April 18, 2014
South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

PRETORIA: The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned yesterday until May 5 after the... More ››

April 18, 2014
Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg of Germany test drives his car during the second Formula One testing in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, south of Manama

SHANGHAI: Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled... More ››

April 17, 2014
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LONDON: Cardiff City have demanded the Premier League annul a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating,... More ››

April 17, 2014
Liverpool's Suarez prepares to take a free kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool

LONDON: It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score... More ››

April 17, 2014
Britain's Lee Westwood hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

KUALA LUMPUR: England’s Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65... More ››

April 17, 2014
Liverpool's Sturridge scores past Swansea's Vorm during their English Premier League soccer match in Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is an injury concern ahead of the English Premier League leaders’ trip to Norwich... More ››

April 17, 2014
Manchester City's Aguero challenges Sunderland's Wickham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester

LONDON: Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by... More ››

April 17, 2014
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts after Aguero was fouled during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Etihad stadium in Manchester

LONDON: Manchester City must win their last five Premier League matches if they are to be crowned champions, manager Manuel Pellegrini... More ››

April 17, 2014
Everton's manager Martinez reacts ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool

LONDON: Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident his side can finish fourth in the Premier League despite suffering a “hurtful” 3-2 defeat... More ››

April 17, 2014
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after defeating Barcelona in their King's Cup final soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia

VALENCIA (Spain): Gareth Bale hailed a “perfect night” after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday’s... More ››

April 17, 2014
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VALENCIA (Spain): Barcelona’s painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in yesterday’s King’s Cup final brings to an end a... More ››

April 17, 2014
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo eyes for a ball during a training session in Dortmund

VALENCIA (Spain): Real Madrid’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from knee and thigh injuries but is still not sure... More ››

April 16, 2014
Arsenal's Podolski scores his second goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London

LONDON: Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as... More ››

April 16, 2014
Past and present players of Liverpool listen during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England

LONDON: Thousands gathered at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which... More ››

April 16, 2014
Fans look at and take photos of U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps during the first round of the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in Haikou

WASHINGTON: The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the... More ››

April 16, 2014
VfL Wolfsburg's players react after the German soccer cup semi-final match against Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund

BERLIN: In-form Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 yesterday... More ››

April 16, 2014
Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

PRETORIA: The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track... More ››

April 16, 2014
Italy's soccer national team coach Cesare Prandelli looks on during a news conference for the presentation of the new official strip for World Cup 2014 in Milan

MILAN: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has warned that players won’t be considered for the World Cup if they are sent off... More ››

April 16, 2014
Media personnel record a piece-to-camera at the construction site of the Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO: Corinthians have taken formal control of the stadium that will host the opening match of this year’s... More ››

April 15, 2014
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MILAN: Juventus coach Antonio Conte said he won’t be turning to Napoli counterpart Rafael Benitez for useful tips on... More ››

April 15, 2014
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PRETORIA: South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated today that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius,... More ››

April 15, 2014
U.S. swimmer Phelps embraces Brazil soccer legend Pele during a promotional event in Sao Paulo

TORONTO: Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week, the clearest... More ››

April 15, 2014
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius is hugged by a supporter as he arrives ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

PRETORIA: The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial yesterday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under... More ››

April 15, 2014
Juventus' Sebastian Giovinco is tackled by Udinese's Gabriel Silva during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Friuli  stadium in Udine

ROME: Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to... More ››

April 15, 2014
Argentina's Gago challenges Romania's Bourceanu and Tanase during their international friendly soccer match at the National Arena in Bucharest

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago could miss the World Cup due to a knee injury after his club Boca Juniors said yesterday... More ››

April 15, 2014
Arsenal's players celebrate as teammate Santi Cazorla scores the winning goal of a penalty shoot-out during their English FA Cup semi-final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium in London

 LONDON: Arsenal are one win away from ending a nine-year wait for silverware but must put any thought of... More ››

April 15, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry applauds as Vice President Biden jokes that he is going to pick up the recently-unveiled FIFA World Cup Trophy, at the State Department in Washington

NEW YORK: When the US men’s football team lines up in Brazil to play their first game of the football World... More ››

April 15, 2014
Ferrari Formula One team principal Domenicali attends a news conference after the second practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne

LONDON: Stefano Domenicali resigned as Ferrari’s Formula One team principal yesterday with the company’s North America president and chief executive Marco Mattiacci appointed... More ››

April 14, 2014
Michael Schumacher of Germany looks on during a news conference at the Mugello racetrack

BERLIN: Michael Schumacher is “showing small signs of progress”, his spokeswoman said on Sunday, with the Formula One legend... More ››

April 14, 2014
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AUGUSTA (Georgia): A few years back, the idea of a major champion being won by a player in his... More ››

April 14, 2014
Manchester City's Zabaleta challenges Liverpool's Sturridge during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool

LONDON: Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in a dramatic and emotionally-charged game at Anfield yesterday to move within touching... More ››

April 14, 2014
Swansea City's Ashley Williams is challenged by Chelsea's Oscar during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea

LONDON: Chelsea struggled to break down 10-man Swansea City yesterday because of their “physically and emotionally draining” Champions League... More ››

April 14, 2014
Sheffield United's Murphy scores against Hull City during their English FA Cup semi-final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London

LONDON: Premier League Hull City were given a fright as they had to come from behind twice to beat obstinate... More ››

April 14, 2014
Watson, has 2013 winner Scott, present him his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

AUGUSTA (Georgia): Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for... More ››

April 14, 2014
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after a missed putt on the 17th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

AUGUSTA (Georgia): Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament yesterday... More ››

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