Ventura set for Italy debut with France in World Cup qualifying

Milan (AFP) - Chelsea jokes aside, Giampiero Ventura is hoping to pick up where Antonio Conte left off when he leads a new-look Italy for the first time in a friendly against beaten Euro 2016 …

NBA, NFL icons back Kaepernick over anthem furore

Los Angeles (AFP) - Iconic 1968 Olympic activist Tommie Smith sprang to the defence of Colin Kaepernick as the furore over the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's national anthem boycott raged on.


Tedesco back at Tigers training

Recuperating from a broken jaw, James Tedesco is back training with Wests Tigers but not expected to play unless they make the NRL finals and progress.


Team Tomic defends rant in US Open loss

Controversial Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic has apologised for hurling a foul-mouthed spray at a heckler during his first-round exit from the US Open.


Thompson headlines stellar 200m in Zurich

Zurich (AFP) - Rarely can a women's 200m race headlined by recently-crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson be seen to boast such as stellar field as the one gathered for the Zurich …


Germany swansong Schweini clings to Utd dream

Berlin (AFP) - Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the Germany jersey one last time on Wednesday, insisting he has not given up on his dream of playing for Manchester United despite Jose Mourinho's snub.


Match-winner Steyn hungry for more

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) - Fast bowler Dale Steyn set up a series-clinching 204-run win for South Africa on the fourth day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park on …