Frozen-out star forward Karim Benzema wants showdown talks with France coach Didier Deschamps about his international future and said Thursday he hasn't given up hope of a recall. The 29-year-old Real Madrid striker has not been picked by Deschamps since October 2015 after beingRead more »
French police investigating a rape allegation on Thursday released three Grenoble players held overnight for questioning in a case that has propelled rugby on to the front pages. Six Grenoble players were brought in for questioning on Wednesday after a young woman alleged that they raped her after she
China's cash-rich Super League needs to work on improving local talent as well as dipping into its deep pockets to attract top foreign players, the La Liga chief said Thursday. Javier Tebas told AFP he was "not worried at all" about the best La Liga players being tempted by lucrative salary
The billionaire former chairman of US entertainment giant the Walt Disney Corporation is in talks to buy English fourth-tier club Portsmouth, the south coast side has confirmed. Following a report in The News, Portsmouth's local newspaper, that American media mogul Michael Eisner was looking to
Cycling's Tour de France will stage a Shanghai criterium featuring top riders this year as it bids to attract a following in China, organisers said on Thursday. An "Etape China" (China Stage) for thousands of enthusiasts will be held in Changsha in September, before the criterium for elite
Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he wanted a season-long world title joust with Sebastian Vettel and declared Ferrari as the team to beat in this weekend's Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Three-time world champion Hamilton said he would love a close battle with Vettel, who strung together four world
The United States clobbered Puerto Rico 8-0 to capture their first World Baseball Classic title, avenging an earlier loss and ending Puerto Rico's perfect run to the championship game. "Puerto Rico had a terrific team. There were some champion shirts made and we didn't make them."
Blue cards are set to be issued to players suffering from signs of concussion, the Australian Rugby Union said Thursday in a bid to improve safety during matches. The system, to be trialled in the ARU's Australian Capital Territory and Newcastle competitions in coming weeks, will require those showing