OMAHA: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte set the stage for a blockbuster show in Rio with a scintillating 200m medley duel at the US Olympic swimming trials.
KINGSTON: Reigning Olympic and world 100-metre champion Usain Bolt withdrew from the Jamaican National Olympic Trials after Friday’s 100m semi-finals with a torn hamstring that could keep him from defending gold at the Rio Olympics.
KINGSTON: World record holder Usain Bolt withdrew from Jamaica’s Olympic trials only minutes before the men’s 100 metres final on Friday.
BORDEAUX: Joachim Loew’s Germany face the acid test of their status as world champions against Italy on Saturday in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
KINGSTON: Former World Championship gold medallist Yohan Blake threw down the gauntlet to Usain Bolt with a sparkling 9.95 seconds Friday to win his semi-final heat of the men’s 100 metres at the Jamaican National Olympic Trials.
AS players from the northern hemisphere go on a much-needed summer break after a long season, the Super Rugby competition resumed yesterday now that the June internationals have been dealt with.
WALES’ Euro 2016 victory over Belgium, officially the second-best team in football, showed again that you can have all the attacking talent in the world but if you are weak at the back you will be found out at the highest level.
LILLE: Hal Robson-Kanu scored a sensational goal as Wales came from behind to stun Belgium 3-1 in Friday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final in Lille and reach their first major tournament semi-final.
MANCHESTER: Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his transfer to English Premier League giants Manchester United on Friday on a free transfer.
LONDON: Rain caused more havoc at Wimbledon on Friday as Venus Williams was forced off court at match point in her third round clash with Daria Kasatkina.
CHELSEA have opted against renewing contracts for strikers Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato, and goalkeeper Marco Amelia, the Premier League club said on its website (www.chelseafc.com) on Friday.
SPIELBERG: Championship leader Nico Rosberg clocked the fastest ever lap at the Red Bull Ring on Friday as he topped the times in an incident-filled opening free practice for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.
KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is the country’s best hope of winning a first ever gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month, wants his two coaches, Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock, to be with him in Brazil.
SHANGHAI: Chinese investors are close to agreeing an 80 percent stake buy in football club in AC Milan and will acquire the remaining 20 percent in the next two to three years, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday.
SAO PAULO: Brazilian striker Neymar will sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona this week, his agents said Thursday, ending speculation over his future at the Spanish champions.
MARSEILLE: Cristiano Ronaldo found himself overshadowed by the rising star of Portuguese football, 18-year-old Renato Sanches as they booked their place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
MADRID: Vicente del Bosque brought the curtain down on one of the most successful managerial careers in football on Thursday, saying he has resigned from the Spain job and does not expect to coach again.
MARSEILLE: Poland have proved at Euro 2016 that they can compete with the best, but must now step up a level to be able to progress further in future tournaments, coach Adam Nawalka said on Thursday.
MARSEILLE: Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were the heroes as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday.
Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.
LONDON: Ryan Giggs has rejected an offer to stay at Manchester United and is ready to end his association with the club after 29 years, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.
LONDON: Controversial Australian Bernard Tomic was ordered to apologise on Thursday after he used the word “retard” in a Wimbledon press conference.
LONDON: The Football Association (FA) might struggle to convince top managers to take the England job, chairman Greg Dyke has said.
SYDNEY: Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, joining the English Premier League side from sister club Melbourne City.
MUMBAI: Denied another stint as India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri has been embroiled in an ugly spat with former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was part of the panel which awarded the job to Anil Kumble last week.
PARIS: France coach Didier Deschamps is keeping his players out of the spotlight amid mounting expectations ahead of the Euro 2016 hosts’ quarter-final against Iceland on Sunday.
BORDEAUX: Wales are happy to cast themselves as underdogs in their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium on Friday but such modesty belies their proven ability to bite hard.
MARSEILLE: Misfiring Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has turned to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp for assistance ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
MARSEILLE: Beating world champions Germany to a semi-final place at Euro 2016 will be like scaling Everest, but a united Italy are ready to strap on the crampons, says Alessandro Florenzi.
- Page 1
- next ›