30 April 2017
Updated 18:30
Australia

Bitter rift rocks AOC as Coates fights for job

Powerful Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates is facing a bitter campaign to oust him after 27 years, with his media chief stepping down Wednesday amid bullying claims rocking the organisation.

Football

NFL star Peterson set for Saints switch

Former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson could launch the next phase of his NFL career against his old team after signing for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.

Trump salutes NFL champs at the White House

Absent for family reasons Tom Brady's quarterback and superstar. At the ceremony there were no other six companions among them, some have stated that their absence is due to Trump.

Cricket

Pakistan's bowler Yasir Shah celebrates dismissing West Indies' Alzarri Joseph on April 25, 2017

Shah the star as Pakistan rout West Indies

Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved a comfortable seven-wicket victory just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Tuesday.

Pakistan drops Kamran from Champions Trophy squad

Pakistan's selectors Tuesday dropped opener Kamran Akmal from the 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy to be held in England in June but recalled his...

NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr., pictured on April 22, 2017, will retire after 18 seasons and more than 603 starts

Dale Earnhardt Jr to retire at end of NASCAR season

US motorsport legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Tuesday he will retire from racing at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season.

The demolition derby: an American auto slamfest

In the tiny Pennsylvania town of Ebensburg, deep in the heart of America's Rust Belt, 80 cars signed up for the demolition derby at the Cambria County Fair.

Golf

Mike Davis, Executive Director of the USGA, said the rule change on use of video evidence was an «important first step»

Golf rule change to use of video evidence after Lexi fiasco

Golf's governing bodies on Tuesday announced sweeping rule changes to the use of video evidence in the wake of the furore that erupted after Lexi Thompson was deprived of an almost-certain victory at the ANA Inspiration earlier this month.

Rulemakers change to prevent «Lexi» repeat: report

The Royal and Ancient and US Golf Association will announce on Tuesday a rules change to ensure what cost Lexi Thompson an LPGA major title does not happen again, Golfweek reported on Monday.

Basket NBA

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors dunks the ball in the first half of Game Five of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, during the 2017 NBA Playoffs, in Toronto, on April 24

Raptors seize control with win over Bucks

The Toronto Raptors moved within one win of advancing in the NBA playoffs on Monday with a 118-93 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

China basketball fans bid fond farewell to Stephon Marbury

Chinese fans penned hundreds of heartfelt social media messages of support on Monday for Stephon Marbury after learning the ex-NBA star would be dropped from his adopted team, the Beijing Shougang Ducks.

Baseball

Giants ace Bumgarner on dirt bike spill: «not the most responsible»

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who injured his pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident, admitted on Monday his off-day recreation was perhaps «not the most responsible» choice.

Red Sox hurler Barnes suspended for pitch near head

Major League Baseball acted swiftly in disciplining Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes for a dangerous pitch near the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on Sunday.

Hockey

NHL Rivals Crosby, Ovechkin duel in Capitals-Penguins showdown

The rivalry between two of the National Hockey League's best players, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals counterpart Alexander Ovechkin, is about to heat up the Stanley Cup playoffs.

NHL Senators oust Bruins with overtime triumph

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory Sunday at Boston that advanced the Senators into the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs.

Cricket

CSA charges Tsotsobe with corruption

Former South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been charged with corruption over fixing allegations surrounding a 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series fixture, Cricket SA said on Monday.

Amla's maiden T20 century in vain

South African batsman Hashim Amla cracked his maiden Twenty20 century but his sublime knock for his Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab went in vain.

Cricket

Kohli pain after Bangalore set new low in IPL

Skipper Virat Kohli said «it really hurts» after Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to a record low score of 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

Gayle first to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier...

Cricket

Siddle dumped as Agar, Cartwright offered contracts

Fast bowler Peter Siddle and batsman Shaun Marsh were the biggest names to miss out as all-rounders Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright and paceman Billy Stanlake received their first Australia national contracts on Monday.

Australia get pace boost for Champions Trophy

Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

India

No hurry as India's inspirational centenarian wins gold

With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career.

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Bitter rift rocks AOC as Coates fights for job

Powerful Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates is facing a bitter campaign to oust him after 27 years, with his media chief stepping down Wednesday amid bullying claims rocking the organisation.

US misunderstands NAFTA, North American business body says

The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

Baby whales «whisper» to mothers to avoid predators

Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.

US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

A US judge on Tuesday blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that could deny billions of dollars to so-called sanctuary cities as punishment for harboring illegal immigrants.