Vunipola relishing England rugby revival

Billy Vunipola accepts England have "come a long way" following their miserable 2015 World Cup campaign but are determined not to rest on their laurels when they seek fresh Grand Slam glory against Ireland.England head to Dublin having wrapped up the S...

NBA Celtics hand Bulls their fifth loss in a row

Sparked with 22 points from Isaiah Thomas to power a balanced attack, the Boston Celtics ripped visiting Chicago 100-80 Sunday, inflicting a fifth consecutive NBA loss upon the Bulls.Avery Bradley had 17 points and grabbed six rebounds while Al Horford...

Dominicans, Puerto Rico advance in World Baseball Classic

Wellington Castillo made a game-saving out and drove in the go-ahead runs as defending champion Dominican Republic advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic Sunday by outlasting Colombia 10-3 in 11 innings.The unbeaten Dominicans (3-0)...

Wounded PSG grind out win at Lorient

Christopher Nkunku's first Ligue 1 goal helped Paris Saint-Germain avoid further embarrassment with Sunday's 2-1 win at Lorient providing some minor relief following their Champions League humiliation.Four days after a historic meltdown in Barcelona, E...

Night time is right time for Vinales

Maverick Vinales confirmed his status as early favourite for the new world MotoGP championship by dominating night-time practice at Qatar on his Yamaha.The Spaniard was fastest in Qatar where the season starts on March 26 just as he had been in previou...

Two killed at outdoor rock concert in Argentina

Two people were killed and at least a dozen injured when more than 300,000 fans thronged a rock concert in Argentina early Sunday, officials said.Witnesses said crowds at the open air concert -- featuring popular singer Indio Solari -- thronged the sta...

Interior minister against Turkish rallies in Germany

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sunday he was against Turkish ministers holding political rallies in Germany, and signalled that there are legal ways to stop such campaigns."A Turkish campaign has no business being here in Germany," he told p...

Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for ‘war on rats’

The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets.In an interview with Journal du Dimanche weekly, Mayor Anne Hidalgo u...

Syria calls player who rallied opposition home

Firas al-Khatib, once the pillar of Syria's national team before joining the opposition, was Sunday called into the squad for 2018 World Cup qualification matches.The 33-year-old forward, who hails from the central city of Homs, nicknamed the capital o...

Jordan gets women’s stadium for 2018 Asia Cup

The Jordan Football Association on Sunday inaugurated its first women's stadium in the capital Amman that is to feature in next year's Women's Asian Cup.Jordan will become the first Middle East nation to host a top Asian women's football tournament whe...

Meeke wins in Mexico despite car park diversion

Kris Meeke won the Rally of Mexico on Sunday but only after having to negotiate his way through a busy public car park to reach the finish line.The 37-year-old Northern Irishman dominated the weekend, leading from the opening stage on the second day in...

Nishikori eases into Indian Wells third round

Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased past Daniel Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to reach the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.Japan's Nishikori, a quarter-finalist in the California desert last year, has reached two finals in 2017, but he knows he'll...

Montpellier end Clermont’s year-long home run

Montpellier returned to haunt Clermont on Sunday when they condemned their French Top 14 rivals to a first home defeat in over a year with a four-try bonus-point 28-19 victory.Jake White's Montpellier, who remain in third place and comfortably set for ...

Trump open to tweaking Republican health care bill: official

President Donald Trump is open to adapting a proposed replacement for Barack Obama's health care law, his political allies said Sunday, insisting that the measure -- which is facing serious Republican pushback -- is merely a "framework."Uprooting Obama...

Winds force Cape Town to cancel bike ride

High winds forced Cape Town to cancel its annual cycle tour on Sunday as gales threatened to knock riders off their bikes and organisers warned that fires threatened the route. Cyclists preparing for the Cape Town Cycle Tour struggled to hold onto thei...

Can the man as Liverpool beat Burnley

Emre Can's superb shot guided Liverpool to a 2-1 home win over Burnley on Sunday and maintained their bid to qualify for next season?s Champions League.Ashley Barnes, with his club?s first goal at Anfield since 1975, had given Burnley a deserved early ...