South Korea's top football official promised on Friday that coach Uli Stielike's job was safe despite the national team's shock 1-0 loss to China in World Cup qualifying. Chung Mong-Gyu, head of the Korea Football Association, said South Korea "didn't play such a bad match" and tRead more »
Squash legend Nicol David reached the quarter-finals of the British Open on Thursday and then rubbished suggestions that she might retire any time soon. The 33-year-old former world number one from Malaysia beat Joey Chan, the world number 17 from Hong Kong, 11-4, 14-12, 9-11, 11-2 and made it clear
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
Marcello Lippi's China stunned South Korea 1-0 in a politically charged World Cup qualifier on Thursday to give themselves a glimmer of hope of reaching next year's tournament in Russia. Yu Dabao stooped unmarked to head in the game's only goal on 34 minutes, prompting rapturous celebrations
Gianluigi Buffon will make his 1,000th career appearance when the legendary goalkeeper pulls on the gloves once more for Italy on Friday against Albania. The 39-year-old Juventus stopper made his professional debut in 1995 as a 17-year-old in goal for Parma and has gone on to become a football icon
Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has vowed to skip an NFL instructional video aimed at explaining the do's and don'ts of on-field celebrations. Bennett, a member of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl-winning team last month, branded the proposed NFL training video "a
French referees will be in charge for two of the three Tests between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions in July, World Rugby announced on Thursday. Jerome Garces will be the man in the middle for the second Test between the world champion All Blacks and the Lions, a team made up of leading
Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday. It was one of the biggest hauls of its kind in Europe, justice officials in Valencia, eastern Spain, said.