Abuja (AFP) - African champions Nigeria have vowed to rebuild following their shock failure to qualify for the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations crown in Equatorial Guinea.AFP - January 16, 1:29 pm
By Alan Baldwin
LONDON (Reuters) - Ayrton Senna was once so annoyed at being beaten by Terry Fullerton in a go-kart race that he angrily pushed him into a hotel swimming pool.
Geoff Ogilvy drained his first hole-in-one on the US PGA Tour while Jason Day is three shots off the lead in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.AP - January 16, 1:23 pm
Melbourne (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams faces a potential rematch of her US Open final against Caroline Wozniacki in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open following Friday's draw.AFP - January 16, 1:16 pm
(Reuters) - American Webb Simpson proved he has made a smooth transition to a regular-length putter after shooting an eight-under-par 62 for a share of the Sony Open first round lead with Englishman P...Reuters - January 16, 12:57 pm
United Arab Emirates striker Ali Mabkhout scored after 14 seconds in one of the fastest goals in Asian Cup history to propel his side towards a 2-1 win over Bahrain on Thursday.ABC - January 16, 12:47 pm
Canberra's Laura Peel has won the aerials at the freestyle skiing world championships in Austria.AP - January 16, 12:46 pm
A leading Showtime executive says Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Manny Pacquiao more than ever.AP - January 16, 12:29 pm
Veteran backrower Radike Samo will return to Super Rugby from Japan with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2015 season.AAP - January 16, 12:16 pm
By Eric M. Johnson
SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a friendly slap at Green Bay Packers fans, popularly known as "cheeseheads," the manager of a city near Seattle has banned cheese in municipal ...
A series of events is being planned in Auckland at the end of January around the NRL Nines rugby league event.AAP - January 16, 11:54 am
Samantha Stosur faces a tough start to the Australian Open, drawing world No.46 Monica Niculescu in the first round.AAP - January 16, 11:43 am
Andrew Flintoff was once the king of cricket - now it appears he may fancy himself as 'The King'.Yahoo7 Sport - January 16, 11:36 am
Milwaukee have cruised to a 95-79 win over the New York Knicks in their NBA clash in London.AP - January 16, 11:24 am
Boxing great Muhammad Ali has returned to hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.AP - January 16, 11:17 am
By Mark Gleeson
MALABO (Reuters) - French coach Claude Le Roy will augment his record-breaking achievements and add to his exalted status in African football when he takes charge of Con...
Juventus have beaten Verona 6-1 to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup.AP - January 16, 10:00 am
MILAN (Reuters) - A second-string Juventus hammered Verona 6-1 in their Italian Cup tie on Thursday, with two goals coming from reserve striker Sebastian Giovinco.
Giovinco, who has sta...
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
KAPALUA, Hawaii (Reuters) - For almost two decades, the PGA Tour's opening event of the year has been held on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Maui with a winne...
An updated graph showing the most popular athletes on social media has sprung several surprises, with Brazil star Kaka featuring ahead of global superstar David Beckham.Yahoo7 Sport - January 16, 9:36 am
By Mike Collett
LONDON (Reuters) - Former France winger David Ginola will announce on Friday that he is entering the race to become president of world soccer's governing body FIFA, The ...
By Zoran Milosavljevic
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv enjoyed a 70-68 home win over Barcelona in European basketball premier club competition match of the week...
Paris (AFP) - Austrian Stefan Kraft won the World Cup ski jumping event on Thursday at Wisla, Poland after the competition was reduced to just one final jump due to poor conditions.AFP - January 16, 8:48 am
By Nigel Hunt
LONDON (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that his league is not moving as quickly as the NFL toward European expansion partly due to a more demandi...
Lausanne (AFP) - Washington Captials centre Nicklas Backstrom, who helped Sweden to silver at the Sochi Olympics, has withdrawn his appeal against a doping ban that saw him miss the final against Canada.AFP - January 16, 8:29 am