• Man City stay ready to pounce if Liverpool slip up
    Man City stay ready to pounce if Liverpool slip up

    Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night. Liverpool's 3-2 victory at Anfield on Sunday allowed the Reds to stay clear at the top of the table and extend their advantage over third-placed City to seven points. That will be an unbridgeable gap if Liverpool win their remaining four games to lift their first …

  • Kelantan sack Steve Darby after humiliating defeat
    Kelantan sack Steve Darby after humiliating defeat

    Kelantan have sacked their coach after losing to Sime Darby FC 4-0, with Tan Sri Annuar deciding to take drastic action …

  • Players, families honour Hillsborough dead
    Players, families honour Hillsborough dead

    Liverpool stars joined relatives of the 96 Hillsborough stadium disaster victims as the club marked the 25th anniversary of the tragedy with a solemn memorial service at Anfield. Club captain Steven Gerrard and former manager Kenny Dalglish were among those in a crowd of around 25,000 who gathered to honour the Liverpool fans killed after a crush during an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield in 1989. A minute's silence took place at 3:06 pm (1406 GMT), reflecting the precise moment at which the …

  • Red Bull and Ricciardo await verdict after appeal
    Red Bull and Ricciardo await verdict after appeal

    Formula One constructors champions Red Bull should learn by Tuesday morning whether their appeal over Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from his home Grand Prix has been successful. The FIA International Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Paris on Monday and must decide whether or not to reinstate Ricciardo in second place in the Melbourne race. Several of Red Bull's rivals had representatives at the appeal, which lasted six hours, shortly before they left for the fourth …

  • Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman
    Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman

    Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident. "There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ARD. …

  • NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 license
    NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 license

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Gene Haas said Friday he has been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start a U.S.-based entry in the series, perhaps as early as next season. …

  • Rival clubs to target Wagstaff
    Rival clubs to target Wagstaff

    Out-of-contract Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff is eager to stay in WA but is yet to enter negotiations over a new deal with club management. …

  • Griffin may miss finale after 16th tech
    Griffin may miss finale after 16th tech

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension. …

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise
    A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. …

Tennis

  • French Open prize money up by over 10 percent
    French Open prize money up by over 10 percent

    Prize money for this year's French Open will top 25 million euros ($34.5 million), more than 10 percent up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday. The men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.65 million euros, a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize. But the main increases are for the early losers, as those who fail to progress beyond the second, third and fourth rounds will receive prize money worth between 20 and 25 percent more than in 2013. "It …

  • Fognini dices with defeat but survives in Monte Carlo
    Fognini dices with defeat but survives in Monte Carlo

    Italy's Davis Cup hero Fabio Fognini rediscovered his game just in time to produce a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 comeback over Joao Sousa to progress to the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Monday. He then broke for 5-3 in the third on the way to the face-saving victory in two hours, 20 minutes with the two players producing just one ace between them, "I was able to play with more mental tranquility," said the winner, whose 22 victories in 2014 tie him for second alongside Marin Cilic with that pair …

  • Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta
    Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson. …

MotoGP

  • Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win
    Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win

    World champion Marc Marquez cruised to victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second win in two races this season but he admitted it was a boring triumph. The Spaniard repeated his maiden Texas MotoGP success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg four weeks earlier, finished 4.174sec ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place, a huge …

  • World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas
    World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda …

  • Marquez takes pole in Texas
    Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a …

  • A look at the NBA playoff picture
    A look at the NBA playoff picture

    A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend now having clinched their spots: …

  • Man City, PSG 'face Financial Fair Play sanctions'
    Man City, PSG 'face Financial Fair Play sanctions'

    Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both face substantial punishments for failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The paper said that City faced a "huge" penalty for breaching the regulations, which were introduced by European governing body UEFA to prevent clubs from spending beyond their means. According to the paper, French champions PSG will also be penalised by UEFA's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), …

  • Taufek reveals shocking news about Larkin incident
    Taufek reveals shocking news about Larkin incident

    Datuk Taufek Abdul Razak has revealed that the FAM's secretariat never asked them to discuss the assault claim that was made by T-Team …

  • Badminton World Federation lifts doping ban on Korean players
    Badminton World Federation lifts doping ban on Korean players

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday it had lifted a one-year ban imposed on South Korean star Lee Yong-Dae for missing doping tests, after "new evidence" came to light. The Kuala Lumpur-based federation did not disclose the nature of the evidence but said the ban on the 2008 Olympic gold medallist and another South Korean player, Kim Ki-Jung, "has been reversed and they are eligible to resume playing immediately". The BWF said evidence presented on the players' behalf at an …

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise
    A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. …