Yastrzemski hits three homers as Giants win in 11

Mike Yastrzemski never experienced a night like Friday. Not in his months in the major leagues, not in the minor leagues and not in...

War-hardened Afghans discover new sport: rugby

Thirty or so teenagers kick up dust as they sprint around a field in Kabul, focused intensely as they chase an oval ball in...

Athletes targeting world records at Worlds

Ten years on from Usain Bolt’s 9.58 second dash over 100m, today’s stars are targeting a clutch of world records ahead of next month’s...

Barty reaches semi-finals as Osaka retires

Ashleigh Barty on Friday edged closer to a return to the top WTA ranking after reaching the Western & Southern Open semi-finals as No....

Matsuyama sets record, Pan starstruck

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama on Friday shattered the course record at Medinah with a nine-under-par 63 to seize the early second-round lead at the US...

Sri Lanka set stage for thrilling final with New Zealand

Sri Lanka’s batters yesterday set the stage for a thrilling final day, reaching 133 without loss at stumps on the fourth day as they...

Seven more weightlifters handed doping charges

Seven more Russian weightlifters, including two who have already been stripped of Olympic medals, were charged with doping offenses on Friday, bringing the total...

Steve Smith holds firm as Aussies frustrate England

Steve Smith yesterday continued to pile on the runs as Australia staunched the flow of wickets in the second Ashes Test against England at...

Aubameyang ensures Arsenal winning start

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal’s match winner again yesterday as the Gabon forward sealed a 2-1 victory against Burnley to extend his side’s perfect start...

Barca lose first opener in 10 years

Barcelona on Friday lost their opening La Liga match for the first time in a decade, falling at Athletic Bilbao 1-0 as Antoine Griezmann...

Klopp lauds ‘incredible’ Adrian for win

Juergen Klopp on Wednesday hailed “incredible” UEFA Super Cup hero Adrian and then admitted that he had no idea where the goalkeeper even was...

Venezuelan little leaguers keep huge dreams alive

More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas in the hopes of achieving the ultimate...

Archer strikes as Australia slump

England fast bowler Jofra Archer yesterday marked his Test debut with a wicket as Australia suffered a top-order collapse at Lord’s.Australia lost three wickets...

Hsieh exits singles, doubles in Cincinnati

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka on Thursday survived a tough test against Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and eked out a 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-2 victory...

US soccer talks likely to head to jury trial

Players for the World Cup-winning US women’s national team on Wednesday said that mediation talks with the US Soccer Federation (USSF) in their dispute...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array...

Federer, Djokovic win; Serena exits

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Tuesday overwhelmed opponents at the Western & Southern Open, where Serena Williams withdrew because of back trouble.Williams had...

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