Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri

By AFP - Tuesday, 9 February 2016.

LONDON: As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester’s Belvoir Drive training base on Monday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club’s fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven months ago the Italian’s arrival at the plush facility was greeted with


Denver Broncos stuns Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:11

SANTA CLARA: Peyton Manning clinched a fairytale second Super Bowl victory as the Denver Broncos produced an astonishing defensive display to defeat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 here Sunday.

Di Maria fires unbeaten PSG past Marseille

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:02

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 on Sunday to extend their record unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 34 matches as the hosts remained unable to solve their home woes.

Costa scores late as Chelsea holds Man United to a 1-1 draw

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 09:22

LONDON: Chelsea striker Diego Costa struck in stoppage time against Manchester United to maintain his scoring streak under interim manager Guus Hiddink, ensuring a 1-1 stalemate in Sunday’s meeting of fallen Premier League powers.

Ozil, Ox get Arsenal back to winning ways

By AFP - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 23:56

BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom: Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League after Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goals ended a four-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday.

German police say 23 officers hurt after Schalke football match

By AFP - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 20:30

BERLIN: German police said Sunday that 23 officers were injured when rioting football fans threw stones and bottles at them after a match between FC Schalke 04 and Vfl Wolfsburg.

Vardy extends Leicester contract to 2019

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:58

LONDON: Leicester City capped a memorable day on Saturday by announcing that star striker Jamie Vardy has extended his contract by one year until June 2019.

Alonso sees red as Bayern held to 0-0 in Leverkusen

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:52

BERLIN: Xabi Alonso was sent off on Saturday as ten-man Bayern Munich laboured to a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen at the end of a turbulent week for the Bundesliga leaders.

Monaco get Champions League boost, seven see red in Ligue 1

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:45

PARIS: Monaco’s hopes of Champions League football next season got a boost with a 1-0 win over Nice on Saturday as Lyon rekindled their European challenge by beating Angers 3-0.

Giaccherini dents Fiorentina title hopes

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:30

MILAN: Former Sunderland striker Emanuele Giaccherini dented 10-man Fiorentina’s Serie A title hopes in a 1-1 draw with Bologna, as Genoa’s relegation fight was kept in check by a scoreless draw with Lazio.

Jing Yi withdraws from Asian meet

By AJITPAL SINGH - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 23:32

Shuttler Tee Jing Yi has withdrawn from the Asia Team Badminton Championships in Hyderabad on Feb 15-22 following a hamstring injury.

Gladbach's Christensen scores twice in 5-1 win over Bremen

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:33

BERLIN: Danish defender Andreas Christensen scored twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach got their first Bundesliga win of the year, 5-1 at home to Werder Bremen on Friday.

United hold talks with Mourinho

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:27

LONDON: Jose Mourinho’s representatives have held talks with Manchester United about replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday.

Six Nations Rugby: France wants the flair back in its game

By Aziz Hassan - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:00

TOP flight Test rugby returns Saturday after a break of a little over three months after the World Cup, with the action also taking place in Britain and Ireland.

Rosicky injury may end Arsenal career

By AFP - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 21:42

LONDON: Tomas Rosicky's latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June.

Star's Death Is Believed to Be Suicide

By NYT - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:57

DAVE Mirra, an iconic figure in the world of BMX racing, was found dead Thursday in Greenville, North Carolina, a city he helped transform into a center of the sport. He was 41.

Aussie Ewan wins stage 2, Sky protect overall lead

By AFP - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:15

MELBOURNE: Caleb Ewan won a tough second stage of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday, but Team Sky’s Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome did enough to stay on top in the overall standings.

Baseball: Gomes jumps to Japan after World Series wins

By AFP - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 08:58

NEW YORK: Jonny Gomes, a 13-season Major League Baseball outfielder who played on two of the past three World Series champions, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Japan’s Rakuten Eagles.

Column: All Blacks Sevens back on track

By Aziz Hassan - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:34

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Napoli stay top after game suspended for racist chanting

By Reuters - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 08:56

MILAN: Napoli maintained their two-point advantage at the top of Serie with a 2-0 victory at Lazio on Wednesday in a game suspended due to racist chanting as Juventus beat Genoa 1-0 to break a club record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Chelsea held by Watford, Everton sink Newcastle

By Reuters - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 08:46

LONDON: There was no way through for Chelsea as Watford halted their recent resurgence in a goalless Premier League stalemate at Vicarage Road while Everton piled more woe on Newcastle United with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.

Federer out for month after knee surgery

By AFP - Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 20:10

BASEL, Switzerland: Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer underwent “successful” surgery on his knee Wednesday and will be ruled out of action for one month, his agent said.

Football: Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

By AFP - Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:00

SAO PAULO: Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

Henry, Guptill superb as NZ thrash Australia by 159 runs

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 15:52

AUCKLAND: Matt Henry shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on selection for next month’s World Twenty20 with a hostile spell of pace bowling that helped New Zealand ease to a 159-run win over Australia in the first one-day international on Wednesday.

NBA: Bryant scores 38 as Lakers snap skid

By AFP - Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 15:45

Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 38 points on Tuesday to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves that halted the Lakers’ 10-game losing streak.

Atletico's Martinez joins China's Evergrande in US$46mil deal

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:15

BEIJING: Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Atletico Madrid’s Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros ($46 million), the club said Wednesday, smashing the national transfer record.

Aguero strikes as Man City stay in touch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:15

SUNDERLAND: Sergio Aguero’s 12th goal in 10 Premier League games gave Manchester City a narrow 1-0 victory at Sunderland on Tuesday in their first game since Pep Guardiola’s arrival as manager was announced.

Kane double destroys Norwich

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:09

NORWICH: Tottenham kept their Premier League title challenge on track as Harry Kane’s double inspired a 3-0 win over struggling Norwich on Tuesday.

West Ham beats 10 Villa 2-0

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00

LONDON: Second-half goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate gave West Ham United a 2-0 win over 10-man Aston Villa on Tuesday that maintained the London club’s push for European football next season and left their opponents looking increasingly forlorn.

Rondon rescues point for West Brom

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 08:55

WEST BROMWICH: Salomon Rondon netted his first Premier League goal since October in injury time to earn West Brom a 1-1 draw against Swansea at The Hawthorns on Tuesday.

Vardy keeps Leicester flying, United come to life

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 08:49

LONDON: Jamie Vardy scored a brace including a sensational long-range goal as Leicester City sank Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday to safeguard their spot at the Premier League summit.