Surprise front-runners Leicester City will be hoping history does not repeat itself when Manchester United provide the opposition in an unlikely top-of-the-table English Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Before last Saturday, Leicester had not led the table since October 2000 when United, who were second then as they are now, came to their old Filbert Street ground, inflicted Leicester's first defeat of the season winning 3-0 and went on to win the title as the Foxes faded to finish 13th. Read more about Vardy's Leicester keep dreaming
Jordan Spieth proved that even world number ones can be reduced to scrambling around a golf course by blustery winds after carding an even par 71 in the first round of the Australian Open yesterday.
The 22-year-old defending champion struggled with the conditions all morning, mixing three birdies with three bogeys, including one at the last to drop to par for the round.
It was a far cry from his final round at The Australian Golf Club last year, when he defied the Sydney wind to shoot a brilliant 63 and claim the Stonehaven Cup, launching a year in which he won two majors. Read more about Scrambling Spieth struggles in Sydney cross-winds
An Australian fan was branded "a drongo" and banned for the season yesterday after pouring beer over the Sydney Kings' Boston Celtics 2015 draft pick Marcus Thornton during a National Basketball League (NBL) game.
Captured on live television, the man lent over a sponsor's signage as the American guard slid over the floor during the third quarter of a clash with Illawarra Hawks.
As Thornton looked up hoping for a foul call, the offender poured beer in his hair. Read more about Aussie fan banned for beer pour on draft pick
World athletics’ beleaguered governing body, the IAAF, met yesterday to flesh out the measures that track and field powerhouse Russia needs to implement in order to resume international competition after its suspension over state-sponsored doping.
The IAAF Council meeting will be presided over by Sebastian Coe, the British two-time Olympic 1500m gold medallist who has found himself at the centre of unwanted attention since taking over the presidency over claims of a conflict of interest concerning his continuing paid role as an ambassador for US sportswear giant Nike. Read more about Spotlight on Coe, Russia
Turmoil inside the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is affecting results on the field and the head of the organisation should stand down as part of a widespread clean-up, former Brazil striker Ronaldo told Reuters.
The former head of the organisation was arrested as part of the FIFA corruption probe in May and his successor has come under scrutiny in the months since. Read more about Ronaldo calls on CBF president to resign
The race is on to see if Tigers can maintain their place atop the MTC Premiership with the league set to conclude its first round of action over the weekend.
‘Ingweinyama’ are the form team of the moment and have collected a massive 13 points from their last five games to sit on 33 points.
They lead their nearest rivals Black Africa by six points and need just a draw from their matches this weekend to ensure they end the first round on top of the standings.
Tigers are due to face coastal sides Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows over the weekend. Read more about Tigers’ ship to be shaken
Namibian internationals, Tangeni Shipahu and Willy Stephanus on Wednesday helped their Thai club Krabi to a 5-1 win over TTM Customs.
Shipahu, who has been a recent absentee from Brave Warriors’ teams, scored a brace while Stephanus netted once in the emphatic victory.
Krabi campaigns in what is essentially that country’s first division with the win helping the club to cement their place in the 20-team league. Krabi is 14th on the log with 42 points from 34 matches played. Read more about Shipahu, Stephanus help Thai club to victory
Stephen Curry scored 24 points as the Golden State Warriors set a new record for the longest unbeaten start to an NBA season with a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Reigning MVP Curry turned on the style as the Warriors extended their perfect start to 16 games, surpassing the previous best of 15-0 they had shared with the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols. Read more about Unbeaten Warriors thrash Lakers
IAAF President Sebastian Coe is on the defensive over his role in Eugene receiving the 2021 world athletics championships without a bidding process, insisting on Tuesday that a leaked email does not show he lobbied for the small Oregon city.Coe is a special adviser for Nike Inc, whose headquarters are outside Portland, close to Eugene.
Eugene and Gothenburg were vying for the 2021 worlds, and the vote was expected to be made in November 2016.
But Eugene was granted the hosting rights last April. Read more about Coe defensive for Eugene getting 2021 worlds without bid
Japan’s Sunwolves will definitely compete in Super Rugby next season and should appoint a coach in the next couple of weeks, SANZAR’s newly-appointed chief executive Andy Marinos said yesterday.
Sunwolves are one of three new teams that will take Super Rugby to 18 sides for next season, along with an as yet unnamed Argentine outfit and South Africa’s Kings.
Just over three months before their maiden fixture, however, the Sunwolves do not yet have a head coach or any publicly disclosed players. Read more about Japan’s Sunwolves will be ready for Super Rugby