26 July 2017
Updated 04:00
Football

Rapid-fire Goretzka puts Germany in Confed Cup final

Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell to Thursday's 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico.

Loew celebrates 100th victory

Germany coach Joachim Loew celebrated the 100th victory as coach of the German soccer team. The record was collected thanks to the victory against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Loew is the leader of the German team with 150 games and has always reached at least the semifinals of each tournament in the last decade.

Table tennis

China's men pull out of Australian Open table tennis

The powerful China men's table tennis team on Thursday pulled out of next week's Australian Open, deepening a crisis sparked by the removal of their head coach.

Lee, Lin to battle in Malaysia Open finals

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, the two greatest badminton stars of this era, on Friday stormed into the finals of the Malaysia Open for an epic showdown.

No 200m in London

Usain Bolt salutes the crowd after winning his final race on home soil in Kingston, Jamaica on June 10, 2017

Usain Bolt confirms he is in final season of «wonderful career»

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this «emotional» season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption scandals.

Usain Bolt's Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen.

Summer Olympic Games

Paris 2024, a race in the middle of the Seine for the Olympics

2024 Olympics, Paris believes and the Seine turns into an immense sports field

The champions of French sports have been challenged in an unprecedented race on a floating athletics track in the center of the Seine. An event organized to promote the city's candidacy at Olympia in 2024. Among the participants, Teddy Riner, two-time Olympic champion of judo.

Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

Emmanuel Macron promised full and enthusiastic support for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after his inauguration as French president on Sunday.

Rugby

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

Australia score late tries to see off Italy in Brisbane Test

Australia scored two late tries as they survived a fightback from Italy to win 40-27 on Saturday and avoid a second straight defeat.

Football

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup football semis

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Football

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Badminton

«Dream performance» as Srikanth sets up Chen badminton final

India's Kidambi Srikanth blew away China's Shi Yuqi with a «dream» performance to set up an Australian Open final against Olympic champion Chen Long on Saturday.

«High standards»

Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

Reigning champions Australia will be the team to beat when the 11th edition of the Women's World Cup gets under way in England this weekend.

Football

Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

McDavid grabs two awards

Knights pick Neal and Fleury, McDavid named NHL MVP

Forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were introduced as part of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural squad as the NHL held its first expansion draft in 17 years.

Ryan's goal lifts Senators over Penguins in NHL East finals opener

Bobby Ryan scored 4:59 into over-time Saturday to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over defending champion Pittsburgh in the opening game of the NHL Eastern Conference finals.

Rugby

All Blacks say they can crack Lions' defence

The All Blacks believe they've cracked the code to beating the British and Irish Lions rushed defence, with coach Steve Hansen saying Thursday they have plans to outsmart their lightning line speed.

Crusaders beat 'Canes in Super Rugby heavyweight fight

The Canterbury Crusaders have strengthened their claims for an eighth Super Rugby crown with a dominating win over defending champions Wellington Hurricanes to stay unbeaten this season.

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Bono at Eliseo received from Macron

Bono, leader of the U2 and co-founder of the ONG «One», arrives at the Eliseo for an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Irish rock band will perform on 25 and 26 July at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

Most Asia markets up after Wall Street record, China growth stable

Most Asian markets rose Monday following another record close on Wall Street, while Shanghai stocks pared steep early losses as data showed China's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter.

Could Apple's next big thing be a car?

The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.

Republicans scramble to revise faltering health care bill

US Senate Republicans, facing potential collapse of their «Obamacare» repeal effort, were making last-gasp changes Thursday aimed at uniting different factions of President Donald Trump's party.