French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player award on Tuesday.
World cycling chief David Lappartient called on Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford to stop fanning the flames after the Englishman blamed abuse of his team and riders on a "French cultural thing".
Ajax Cape Town's application to interdict the start of the new Premier Soccer League season has been postponed at the South Gauteng High Court.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had spoken to Turkish-origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team on the grounds of racism, offering his praise for the Arsenal player's move.
Nigeria's chief coach Salisu Yusuf has denied any wrongdoing after footage broadcast on Tuesday showed him accepting money from undercover reporters posing as football agents.
The inaugural Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup pre-season friendly between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City will take place at the Mbombela stadium this weekend.
A Russian court on Monday threw out appeals by Pussy Riot punk group members after they were sentenced to brief jail terms for invading the pitch at the World Cup final.
Francesco Molinari insisted Costantino Rocca would remain his "hero and idol" after succeeding where his compatriot failed narrowly by becoming the first Italian to win the British Open.
Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.
Defending champion Chris Froome said he is ready to sacrifice a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory if it helps Sky teammate Geraint Thomas claim his maiden yellow jersey.
Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".
The mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital on Sunday.
Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked havoc with six wickets. The visitors were all out for 290 in the second session of day four in Colombo, 200 runs short of their highly improbable winning […]
New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens crowns here Sunday
Tiger Woods made steady progress at the start of his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday with two birdies in the first six holes to turn up the pressure on the leaders.
Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship on Sunday when he claimed one of the most memorable victories of his career by winning a rain-hit German Grand Prix for Mercedes after starting from 14th on the grid.
Jordan Spieth set out in his final round in the British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday as he aims to join the elite group of golfers to have retained the Claret Jug.
Sri Lanka closed in on a series whitewash against South Africa on Sunday, leaving the visitors five down and with a mountain to climb after the third day of the second Test.
The Springbok Sevens team will meet Scotland in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fifth world title suffered a setback Saturday when his Mercedes car broke down and forced him to abandon qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Brazilian superstar Neymar has sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Slovakian Peter Sagan underlined his sprint credentials for the third time on the Tour de France Friday after powering to victory in the 13th stage from Bourg d'Oisans to Valence.
It is all systems go for Saturday's inaugural Shell Helix Ultra Cup match at the FNB Stadium, featuring Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a decision by European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season's Europa League competition, saying the Italian club's finances had improved after a recent ownership change.
Liverpool's new midfielder Fabinho says his club can wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City while he tries to lure France star Kylian Mbappe to Anfield.
South Africa's Keshav Maharaj claimed a career-best eight for 116 to prevent Sri Lanka from making the most of a strong start and limiting them to 277 for nine on the opening day of the second and final test on Friday.
TJ Perenara's second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Wellington Hurricanes as they held off the Waikato Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.
Brighton signed South Africa star Percy Tau from Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday, with the Premier League club set to send the forward on loan for the coming season.
Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman became Pakistan's first double centurion in one-day internationals, when he smashed 210 off 156 deliveries against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Friday.
Formula One has published a tender which would see the sport switch to lower-profile tyres from 2021 when other rules are also due to change.