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November 2, 2017 9:32 AM Coetzee: Boks v All Blacks RWC 2019 opener 'huge'

Cape Town - Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says their 2019 Rugby World Cup opener against the All Blacks will be a huge match in every sense. World Rugby announced the draw for the tournament in Tokyo on Thursday, with South Africa to face New Zealand in their opening Pool B match in Yokohama on Saturday, September 21, 2019. “We play the number one side in the world 47

November 1, 2017 11:41 PM Ederson, Stones, Otamendi, Sterling all rate 9/10 in Man City win at Napoli

This was a historic performance from Manchester City and not just because of Sergio Aguero breaking the club's all-time scoring record. This may well go down in the future as the night City confirmed their status as proper contenders for football's greatest title. Pushed and tested to the limit by a Napoli side that had plenty of guile, City came through 10

October 29, 2017 8:08 PM Real Madrid lose in troubled Catalonia

GIRONA – Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco's opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona 21

October 28, 2017 6:39 PM Man U beats Spurs 1-0 to keep in touch with Man City in EPL

LONDON (AP) - Anthony Martial struck late against Tottenham to ensure Manchester United still has Manchester City within its sights at the top of the English Premier League. Martial came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Old Trafford on Saturday, preventing third-placed Spurs from claiming what would have been a valiant point in the absence 9

October 11, 2017 1:06 AM Live: Socceroos’ final qualifying foe decided

THE Socceroos took care of business against Syria — now they wait to discover their final foe. Games between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States, Honduras and Mexico and Panama and Costa Rica will decide the final placings in the group — and the team Australia must defeat to qualify for the World Cup. Mexico and Costa Rica have already secured 16

October 10, 2017 6:58 PM Cahill's extra-time winner dashes Syria dreams

Cahill scored Australia’s opener but it was not until 96 minutes later that he notched up his 50th international goal to keep. SYDNEY - Tim Cahill scored an extra-time winner to keep Australia’s World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 win in the Asian qualifying playoff on Tuesday which dashed war-torn Syria’s fairytale bid to reach the finals for the first 9

October 10, 2017 2:01 PM Socceroos player ratings: Cahill brace keeps Australia's path to Russia open

Australia took another important step towards qualifying for their fourth consecutive World Cup after a Tim Cahill brace secured 2-1 win at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday. Ange Postecoglou's men endured a horrific start after the in-form Omar Al Soma burst behind the hosts' defence to open the scoring, before a pair of goals from Tim Cahill in the 13th and 109th minute 8

October 5, 2017 8:56 PM 'Breathtaking' Germany are better than World Cup-winning side of 2014, says Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill feels 'breathtaking' Germany's squad could be even stronger than their World Cup-winning side of 2014 after they booked their passage to Russia with a 3-1 victory in Belfast. Die Mannschaft maintained their astonishing record of having never lost an away World Cup qualifier in their history by inflicting a first competitive 6

October 3, 2017 10:35 AM The Humble Hugeness of Tom Petty

The rocker, who always let his songs be the star, is dead at 66. In 2015, The Washington Post asked Tom Petty’s biographer Warren Zanes why Petty doesn’t get more respect. One reason, Zanes said, was that Petty had too many hits: “People go, ‘oh, it’s too commercial.’” The other reason was that this particular rock star emphasized music over personality 55

October 1, 2017 5:31 PM Liverpool held to draw by Newcastle, Arsenal see off Brighton, Everton lose

Liverpool could only come away from Newcastle with a 1-1 draw despite Philippe Coutinho netting a superb opener at St James' Park. Coutinho scored a spectacular effort on the half-hour mark when he picked up the ball on the edge of the area and curled a fine strike into the top corner. But Liverpool's lead only lasted for six minutes with Joselu netting 6