David Beckham's management company says the former England captain has no plans to play in Australia.
Football Federation Australia said Friday it had received an approach by an agent representing the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder to play some matches with an A-League team this season.Full Story
Breaststroker Leisel Jones has retired after a 13-year career in which she became the first Australian swimmer to compete at a fourth Olympics in London this year.
The 27-year-old Jones, who announced her retirement Friday, won her ninth Olympic medal in London — a medley relay silver — equaling a record held by Ian Thorpe for most Olympic medals won by an Australian.Full Story
The Formula One season comes down to this: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by 10 points with two races left, the first at a track neither has driven on before.
The first U.S. Grand Prix since 2007 will be run Sunday on the new $400 million Circuit of the Americas, built a few miles outside of Austin. With so few points separating Vettel and Alonso from winning a third world title for either driver, learning every nuance in elevation, the straights and the 20 turns in practice and qualifying could make the difference.Full Story
Doha will make a fresh bid to bring the Olympics to the Middle East for the first time in 2024, having missed out on the 2020 Games.
Gas-rich Qatar, named as surprise host for the 2022 football World Cup, failed to make the short-list for the 2020 Games, leaving Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul in the running as the leading candidates.Full Story
Lionel Messi's mood should be better by now. Barcelona has a game on Saturday.
He's a proud Argentine, but his scoring disconnect with the national team sharply contrasts with his record-setting feats for the Spanish club. Criticism at home of his inability to score more for Argentina wasn't dampened after the team played out a 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia midweek.Full Story
A Brazilian hospital says Pele is undergoing physiotherapy following surgery on his right hip.
Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said Wednesday that Pele remains in good condition and is already walking around his room.Full Story
Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a low-key night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his four-goal display in Sweden's 4-2 win over England.
Ibrahimovic's one-man show in Stockholm — featuring what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest goals seen in recent years — overshadowed two high-profile matches between fierce European rivals, with the Netherlands and Germany drawing 0-0 and France coming from behind to beat Italy 2-1 away.Full Story
Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points and Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their best start in team history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 on Wednesday.
Marc Gasol chipped in 14 points as the Grizzlies won their sixth straight game.Full Story
Lance Armstrong's cancer-fighting charity has formally dropped him from its name and will officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation.
The move is the latest of several by the charity to separate itself from its founder, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teammates.Full Story
China is the number one venue for major sporting events but Russia is set to overtake it in 2013, sports analysts said Wednesday.
Taking into account nearly 700 world championships and global sports events between 2007 and 2018 and weighing up their impact for host nations, researchers Sportcal found that China was far and away the most attractive home nation in 2012.Full Story