Day: March 12, 2017

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 …

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…

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…

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 …