SYDNEY: Australia will play fellow co-hosts New Zealand in Sunday’s World Cup final in Melbourne after they beat defending champions India by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground today.
SEPANG: Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is amused by Red Bull’s complaints about Mercedes ongoing dominance, accusing the sport’s preceding power of double standards.
SEPANG: Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the pre-season crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, the Spaniard saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.
SYDNEY: Steve Smith scored a brilliant century to lay a solid platform but Australia lost a string of wickets in the second half of their innings to finish with 328 for seven in the World Cup semi-final against India today.
SEPANG: Fernando Alonso passed a final medical examination on Thursday and will be able to participate in the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Spaniard missed the Formula One season-opener in Australia due to concussion.
SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea’s Olympic body said Thursday it is considering easing its eligibility rules for athletes entering international competitions, which would allow banned former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan a chance at qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
SEPANG: There are many uncertainties heading into this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, but the identity of the winning car is not one of them.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian multi-national leisure company, Genting Group has dismissed rumours that the group is in a bid to buy English football club Leeds United.
NEW DELHI: The defence team of Datuk Lee Chong Wei will be relying on the argument that the Malaysian national shuttler did not knowingly take the banned substance dexamethasone, at the hearing of the doping case on April 11 in Amsterdam.
BEIJING: If Beijing wins the right to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics they will be both frugal and free from the city’s notorious smog, the city’s mayor was quoted as saying in a state-run newspaper today.
BEIJING: An International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission began meetings in Beijing today in preparation for a five-day inspection of the city’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
BARCELONA: A lethal finish from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in a typically frantic ‘Clasico’ on Sunday as they stretched their lead over their rivals at the top of La Liga to four points.
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland: President Barack Obama cheered for his niece’s Princeton team Saturday as the squad defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay in a first-round women’s college basketball championship game.
LONDON: Manchester City retained their slim title hopes thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal is hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
INDIAN WELLS, USA: Serena Williams, who was making her return to Indian Wells after staying away for 14 years, yesterday pulled out of the hardcourt tournament with a right knee injury.