South Korea and Iran appear headed for one of Asia's worst-tempered World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday after their coaches traded barbs and one player said he would make Iran's captain cry "tears of blood".
The gloves-off verbal sparring has dramatically raised temperatures ahead of their crunch meeting in the southern port city of Ulsan, where South Korea need just a point but Iran need a win to guarantee an automatic 2014 World Cup berth.Full Story
Andres Iniesta repeated several times that Spain deserved its 2-1 victory over Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener.
The Spain midfielder had only one problem with Sunday's result. The game wasn't as close as the score looked, and Spain should have scored at least one more goal.Full Story
Jos Zamzow was blasting southward on a train on the island of Taiwan last December, looking out the windows at colorful structures atop apartments and houses passing by in a blur. The train was traveling too fast to make out exactly what they were: Bird coops, it turns out.
"When I got off, the first thing I did was ask what kind. Somebody told me pigeon racing in Taiwan was big business," Zamzow recalled.Full Story
Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.
The sun was breaking through the clouds Sunday evening at Merion as he stood in the 18th fairway with a one-shot lead. That famous Ben Hogan plaque was in front of him, a road marker bronze that one pure swing and two putts might be all that stood between Rose and his first major championship.Full Story
Across three NBA championships and more than 100 playoff victories together, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have built a bond most teammates will never share.
So maybe Ginobili could ignore it when he was suddenly being criticized around San Antonio.Full Story
Michel Platini, president of European football's governing body UEFA, visited Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan on Sunday, home to tens of thousands of Syrians, and vowed to help youths there.
"I am proud to see how UEFA is supporting football in Asia and helping youths in the camp overcome this difficult stage of their lives," Platini was quoted as saying by state-run Petra news agency.Full Story
Japanese teen sprint sensation Yoshihide Kiryu has lost his joint junior world record for the 100 meters after officials ruled the equipment used for measuring wind speed was not up to international standards, a report has said.
The 17-year-old clocked 10.01-seconds at a meet in Hiroshima on April 29, sparking hopes in Japan he could become the first native Asian to dip under the 10-second mark.Full Story
Hong Kong's football authority announced a slew of measures to punish and prevent racist behavior at games, after Philippine football chiefs complained to FIFA about racist abuse of its players and fans.
The moves could see home and away supporters being segregated and will impose bans on abusive fans.Full Story
Hopes of a first English win at the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin 43 years ago were rising on Friday with Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter all in contention at Merion Golf Club.
Rose (69) and Donald (72) both finished the day on level par, just one stroke back from joint leaders Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel of the United States.Full Story