US, Mexico hunt corrupt, drug-pushing officials

Crooked cops, greedy governors and pusher-prosecutors: corruption and drug crime reach to high places in Mexico, which is getting a jolt from US efforts to hunt down top suspects.Analysts say officials have been getting away for decades with corruption...

US immigration crackdown heats up for border crossers and tech workers

Encouraged by a sharp downturn in illegal border crossers, the US administration is ramping up a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, taking aim at both Central American laborers and Indian tech workers in Silicon Valley.Police, prosecutors and judges...

LeBron James confident as NBA playoffs begin

LeBron James believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to defend their NBA crown as the postseason gets under way this weekend with the Golden State Warriors desperate to reclaim their throne.The Cavaliers stumbled into the playoffs after an erratic f...

Cauley takes early lead at PGA RBC Heritage

American Bud Cauley roared home with birdies on four of his final five holes for an eight-under 63 and a two-shot lead at the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage Classic."You never go out thinking 'you're going to shoot that,'" Cauley said. "I just got into the ro...

Montella throws down gauntlet for first all-Chinese Milan derby

AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has thrown down the gauntlet to Inter Milan as the Serie A giants begin life under new ownership and desperate for victory in the first all-Chinese 'Derby della Madonnina'."Inter have top players, but there's no need fo...

‘Flagbearer’ Ding bids to deliver Asia historic title

Chinese cueman Ding Junhui may not have had a great season but the whole of China and many neutral observers will be willing him to go one better than last year and become Asia's first world champion.The 30-year-old, who lost to Mark Selby in the 2016 ...

Zenit out to slow Spartak title charge

Zenit St Petersburg will try to reinvigorate their fading Russian Premier League title hopes when they face leaders Spartak Moscow on Sunday.Spartak, who won the last of their nine titles in 2001, are eight points clear of both city rivals CSKA and Zen...

Monaco drained but aiming to keep PSG at bay

Monaco must put midweek events in Germany out of their minds and get back to the business of trying to win the French title as the Ligue 1 leaders entertain struggling Dijon on Saturday.The game at the Stade Louis II comes in between the two legs of th...

Man City wary of Saints stealing their halo

Manchester City?s Champions League qualification chances look a little more solid after a productive week, but there will still be little margin for error when they travel to Southampton on Saturday.Pep Guardiola?s side enjoyed their first win in five ...