LONDON (Reuters) - England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying...
BARCELONA (Reuters) - In-form Luciano Vietto hit two second half goals as Villarreal, down to 10 men for the final 10 minutes, cruised to a 3-0 home victory over...
VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn will have to wait until the New Year for a record-equalling women’s World Cup victory after she crashed in a Super-G...
Marcel Hirscher has claimed a giant slalom victory in Alta Badia, overtaking great Franz Klammer with 27 World Cup wins in the process.
LONDON (Reuters) - Allowing independent panels to punish players retrospectively for diving and other infringements would be a "disaster", according to Chelsea...
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in...

Goergl wins Val d'Isere giant slalom

Elisabeth Goergl has beaten fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger in the women's World Cup super-G at Val d'Isere in France.
Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable condition,...
The 25-year-old, who scored 133 and 28 in the game, is standing in for the injured Michael Clarke as captain but match referee Jeff Crowe adjudged Australia to be...
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Sociedad were left frustrated after a late Levante penalty denied them a first league away win of the season on Saturday with their...
Ageless cricket greats Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis have powered Sydney Thunder to a 56-run BBL win over Brisbane Heat.
Import Jordan McRae has produced two 30-point games to spark Melbourne to overtime NBL wins over Wollongong and Sydney.
Australia have been penalised for their slow over-rate in the second Test against India, with Steve Smith fined 60 per cent of his match fee.

Taipans crush Breakers in Cairns

The Breakers have missed all 17 of their three-point shots as they collapsed to a 83-59 NBL loss to the Cairns Taipans.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A stoppage time goal from Erik Paartalu gave City the spoils in a frenetic Melbourne derby that prevented Victory from closing on A-League...
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