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: South Korea v Mexico Factbox 22 June 2018, 9:00 PM

South Korea play Mexico in a World Cup Group F match on Saturday.

Preview: Belgium v Tunisia Factbox 22 June 2018, 8:31 PM

Belgium play Tunisia in a Group G match in Moscow on Saturday.

Preview: Tunisia set to test Belgium’s cup-winning credentials 22 June 2018, 8:24 PM

Belgium's credentials as a genuine outside bet for World Cup success face a tougher examination against Tunisia on Saturday after a relatively sedate opening against Panama.

Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0 22 June 2018, 7:34 PM

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals.

Preview: Serbia and Switzerland look to continue Group E shake-up 22 June 2018, 5:05 PM

A topsy-turvy Group E could be thrown into further disorder when Serbia and Switzerland clash on Friday in a contest that could put one team on the brink of advancing to the knockout round.

Preview: Serbia v Switzerland Factbox 22 June 2018, 4:55 PM

Switzerland play Serbia in a World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in tense encounter 22 June 2018, 4:19 PM

Brazil got two goals in stoppage time to give them a deserved 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a tense World Cup Group E encounter on Friday.

Deschamps keeps handbrake on as France fail to thrill 22 June 2018, 12:47 PM

France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win many friends or admirers.

Limpopo grannies arrive in Russia for World Cup 22 June 2018, 10:46 AM

A new team has arrived in Moscow, keen to show that football is for everyone. And their team line up might just surprise you.

Power to Caster Semenya for taking the fight to IAAF 22 June 2018, 8:42 AM

Generally, South Africa’s double-Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya is a noticeably shy, reserved person. Had it not been for her vocation as a world-renowned athlete, I bet, too few people would know about her, writes Abbey Makoe.

Messi’s Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling 22 June 2018, 8:29 AM

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Rodgers speeds to year’s fastest 100 metres 22 June 2018, 6:02 AM

Veteran American sprinter Mike Rodgers cruised to the year's fastest 100 metres when the 33-year-old clocked 9.89 seconds in qualifying at the U.S. championships in Iowa on Thursday.

Preview: Iceland step into the heat for Nigeria showdown 21 June 2018, 10:42 PM

Iceland will try not to melt in the fierce heat of Volgograd when they take on Nigeria in only their second ever World Cup match on Friday after impressively holding twice champions Argentina to a draw at the weekend. World Cup debutants Iceland are dreaming of the knockout stage and writing a new chapter in […]

Preview: Nigeria v Iceland Factbox 21 June 2018, 8:59 PM

Nigeria play Iceland in a World Cup Group D match in Volgograd on Friday.

Preview: Brazil v Costa Rica Factbox 21 June 2018, 7:58 PM

Brazil have not lost in their last 13 competitive matches. They will play Costa Rica in a World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru knocked out 21 June 2018, 7:16 PM

Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.

Preview: Argentina’s Messi seeks redemption against dangerous Croatia 21 June 2018, 5:24 PM

Stung by his failure to score a penalty and avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina's brilliant forward and captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in their World Cup Group D match against Croatia on Thursday.

Preview: Argentina v Croatia Factbox 21 June 2018, 5:11 PM

Croatia have sent home striker Nikola Kalinic after he refused to come on as a substitute in the opening game.

Germany won’t change much despite poor start: Sweden scout 21 June 2018, 4:02 PM

Sweden scout Roger Sandberg is not expecting Germany to make many changes for their World Cup game on Saturday, despite the world champions' flat performance in a 1-0 defeat by Mexico in their opening match.

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Pressure on Messi against Croatia after Ronaldo scores again 21 June 2018, 7:21 AM

Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday's pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.

Neymar returns to training day after recovering from sore ankle 20 June 2018, 10:36 PM

Brazilian forward Neymar was back training normally on Wednesday, a day after sitting out Tuesday's session because of a sore right ankle.

Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa’s third goal of World Cup 20 June 2018, 10:13 PM

Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.

Preview: France vs Peru Factbox 20 June 2018, 9:30 PM

France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.

Preview: France wary of Peru as they seek second Group C win 20 June 2018, 8:51 PM

After struggling to beat Australia in their opening World Cup Group C game, France will not be relishing the challenge of facing Peru on Thursday as they have often struggled to make an impact against Latin American opposition.

Preview: Denmark v Australia Factbox 20 June 2018, 6:41 PM

Denmark play Australia in a World Cup Group C match on Thursday. Where: Samara Arena, Samara Capacity: 41,970 When: Thursday June 21, 16:00 local (1300 GMT/0900 ET) Key stats: * Denmark have progressed from the Group Stage of the World Cup on three occasions. They have only failed to once, in 2010. * 19-year-old Australian […]

Preview: Denmark must improve to overcome dogged Aussies 20 June 2018, 6:35 PM

Denmark’s talisman Christian Eriksen knows his side must rediscover the attacking dynamism of their qualifying campaign if they are to follow up on their opening victory over Peru with a win against Australia in Samara on Thursday.

Analysis: Ponderous Portugal spared embarrassment by Morocco’s profligacy 20 June 2018, 6:14 PM

European champions Portugal were let off the hook by Morocco's wasteful finishing and another Cristiano Ronaldo moment as they notched up a fortuitous victory in the World Cup on Wednesday.

Preview: Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash 20 June 2018, 5:11 PM

Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.

SA vs England could be last international at iconic Newlands stadium 20 June 2018, 4:50 PM

South Africa play England at the Newlands Rugby Ground on Saturday with there being a strong possibility that it will be last international to be played at this famous, old venue.

Iran v Spain Factbox 20 June 2018, 4:26 PM

Spain are unbeaten in 21 matches going back to their loss to Italy at Euro 2016.