Eagles rookie backtracks on anthem boycott vow

Los Angeles (AFP) - Philadelphia Eagles rookie Myke Tavarres pledged Monday to emulate Colin Kaepernick by refusing to stand for the US national anthem, only to backtrack on the issue hours later.

Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket …


Thompson loses epic at Flushing Meadows

Australian tennis battler Jordan Thompson is shattered after blowing two match points in a torrid five-set first-round US Open loss at Flushing Meadows.


ECL excites Arsenal recruit Mustafi

The decision to leave Valencia - and link with English side Arsenal - was partly down to the lure of Champions League football for Shkodran Mustafi.


Proteas in complete command of Black Caps

New Zealand's bowling attack fought back as South Africa slid to 105-6 on the third day of the second and final Test, but the hosts are still firmly in command at Centurion, holding a 372-run lead. …