Tiger Woods to ignite Presidents Cup as US looks to extend reign

8 December 2019, 5:09 PM
A biennial tournament that has struggled for relevance under a heavyweight of American supremacy will roar back into life when Tiger Woods returns to the Presidents Cup as a playing captain at Royal Melbourne this week.
Preview: Nigeria v Argentina Factbox 26 June 2018, 4:41 PM

Nigeria play Argentina in a World Cup Group D match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

Preview: Argentina seek great escape via rejuvenated Nigeria 26 June 2018, 4:30 PM

Lying a humiliating last in a group they were expected to win, Argentina must beat Nigeria on Tuesday to have any chance of progressing and keeping alive captain Lionel Messi's dream of winning a first World Cup.

Preview: Australia v Peru Factbox 26 June 2018, 3:26 PM

Australia take on Peru in their final World Cup Group C match in Sochi on Tuesday. Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi Capacity: 48,000 When: Tuesday June 26, 1600 local Referee: To be announced Key stats: Peru have been eliminated from the World Cup after losing 1-0 to Denmark and 1-0 to France. * Australia, on one […]

Preview: Australia seek more goals in crunch match against Peru 26 June 2018, 3:01 PM

With their hopes of reaching the World Cup's knockout rounds on a knife-edge, Australia head into their must-win match against Peru under pressure to score goals and with fingers crossed that France will bring their A-game against Denmark.

World Cup sees Iranian women score spot in the stands 26 June 2018, 12:18 PM

For many of the thousands of joyful women packed into Tehran's largest football stadium, their first ever chance to watch a game at a sports arena was a victory for freedom despite Iran's agonising World Cup elimination.

Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption 26 June 2018, 5:47 AM

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny on Tuesday, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia.

Portugal held after Ronaldo penalty miss but qualify for last 16 25 June 2018, 10:17 PM

Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.

Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group 25 June 2018, 10:12 PM

Spain snatched a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday to qualify for the World Cup last 16 and take top spot in Group B ahead of Portugal on goals scored.

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Guerrero hopes to hug Socceroos skipper who helped him play 25 June 2018, 12:43 PM

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has promised to give his Australian counterpart Mile Jedinak "a big hug" before Tuesday's match between the teams as a thank you for his personal support in overturning Guerrero's drug suspension.

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Preview: Portugal ready for ‘tough battle’ with Iran 25 June 2018, 5:32 AM

Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16.

Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup 24 June 2018, 10:03 PM

Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win on Sunday against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match.

Hamilton wins French Grand Prix 24 June 2018, 9:13 PM

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the French Grand Prix from pole position to retake the overall lead from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Senegal, Japan play out 2-2 thriller 24 June 2018, 7:00 PM

Japan twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Senegal in their World Cup Group H encounter on Sunday.

England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1 24 June 2018, 4:36 PM

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful Panama in their World Cup Group G match on Sunday.

England, heading for last 16, crushing Panama 5-0 24 June 2018, 3:15 PM

England were set for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup as they romped to a 5-0 lead at half-time, with two goals each from defender John Stones and Harry Kane, in their Group G match on Sunday.

England defeat Boks 25-10 24 June 2018, 3:04 PM

The Springboks spluttered to a 25-10 defeat at a cold and wet Newlands on Saturday evening.

Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive 23 June 2018, 10:07 PM

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Preview: Japan v Senegal Factbox 23 June 2018, 9:30 PM

Japan play Senegal in a Group H match in Yekaterinburg on Sunday. Where: Ekaterinburg Arena Capacity: 35,696 When: Sunday, 2000 local time (1500 GMT, 11 AM ET) Referee: To be announced. Key stats: * Japan opened their campaign with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat […]

Preview: Confident Japan keen to flaunt attack against Senegal 23 June 2018, 9:30 PM

Japan will look to further explore their attacking potential when they face Senegal in a battle of the surprise contenders to advance to the knockout stage from Group H on Sunday.

Ozil, Khedira out as Germany make changes for Sweden game 23 June 2018, 8:07 PM

Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira from the side that desperately need a victory over Sweden in their World Cup Group F clash in Sochi on Saturday.

Rampant Mexico put Korea to the sword 23 June 2018, 7:50 PM

Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday

Preview: England v Panama Factbox 23 June 2018, 7:00 PM

England play Panama in a World Cup Group G match on Sunday.

Preview: England must be more clinical against Panama 23 June 2018, 6:28 PM

England need to be more clinical if they are to take care of Panama in their second game in Group G and put themselves on the brink of qualification to the knockout stage.

Apologetic Tunisia coach says Arab teams have long way to go 23 June 2018, 6:21 PM

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul apologised to his team's fans after their 5-2 World Cup defeat to Belgium on Saturday and said Arab teams have a long way to go before they can compete at the highest level.

Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2 23 June 2018, 4:26 PM

Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G...

Preview: Germany v Sweden Factbox 23 June 2018, 4:25 PM

Germany play Sweden in a World Cup Group F match on Saturday. Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi Capacity: 48,000 When: Saturday June 23, 20:00 local Key stats: *If Germany lose to Sweden and Mexico earn at least one point against South Korea then the reigning world champions will have been eliminated in the group stage for […]

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium lead Tunisia 3-1 23 June 2018, 3:00 PM

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium led Tunisia 3-1 at halftime in their World Cup Group G game on Saturday.

Preview: Eighty years in the making, Germany’s stellar record in peril 23 June 2018, 6:04 AM

Germany's phenomenal World Cup consistency means the reigning world champions have not been eliminated in the tournament's group stage for the last 80 years - but that could all change on Saturday.

Shaqiri snatches last-minute win for Swiss over Serbia 22 June 2018, 10:35 PM

A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Preview: Mexicans wait to see what Osorio will pull out of the hat 22 June 2018, 9:20 PM

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will take charge of his side for the 50th time when they side face South Korea at the World Cup on Saturday and his past record suggests there is every chance he will field his 50th different line-up.