LONDON: The men’s World Cup could be played “sooner rather than later” on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women’s tournament in Canada
LONDON: Manchester City suffered a shock League Cup defeat at the hands of a reinvigorated Newcastle United, who reached the quarter-finals with a superb 2-0 away win on Wednesday that left the holder
BARCELONA: Raphael Varane headed in two corner kicks to help Real Madrid start its Copa del Rey title defense with a 4-1 win at third-division Cornella on Wednesday.
MILAN: Genoa handed Serie A leaders and titleholders Juventus a dramatic first league defeat of the season when Luca Antonini scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give them a 1-0 win on Wed
ABU DHABI: Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thurs
PARIS: Czech Republic No.1 Tomas Berdych is one win from sealing his ticket to the World Tour Finals after easing into the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
SHANGHAI: Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China’s golf courses by kicking off the European Tour’s Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BM
WASHINGTON: Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK: Pau Gasol scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut to help the Bulls spoil Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri: The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday behind a stunning performance by Madison Bumgarner to win their third World Series title in five seasons.
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