Paul Pogba leads the way as Man Utd down Leicester in Premier League opener

He picked up where he left off after starring for World Cup winners France in Moscow a month ago to play a major part as United put their pre-season traumas behind them to make a winning start to the campaign. Pogba, made skipper for the night, answered Jose Mourinho’s call to start the game despite […]

World Cup 2018: England captain Harry Kane issues war cry ahead of tournament opener

After the abject exits from the last two major champions with their tail between the legs, it is the kind of Churchillian rhetoric England needs from its captain. And as ever, it seems, once again the Tottenham star delivered. “We want to take this tournament head on,” he vowed. “There will be tough moments, there […]

Russia v Saudi Arabia World Cup opener could have impact on global oil market

It won’t just be football on the menu when Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the World Cup opener between their two countries on June 14. The two leaders will watch the World Cup’s opening game at Luzhniki Stadium next Thursday, with the meeting between the two teams not […]

LeBron James sends MAJOR warning to Indiana Pacers ahead of NBA playoffs series opener

The 33-year-old has never lost a first-round series or the first game of an opening series in his career across 13 seasons. And he will hope to maintain that excellent record when the Cavs face the Pacers in Game 1 – with James having not even lost a first round clash since playing for Miami […]

Yankees spoil Jays' home opener as Stanton shines in pinstripe debut

J.A. Happ threw 96 pitches in Toronto’s opening day loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon. He was happy with all but one of them. Happ missed on a fastball to Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning and the 2017 NL MVP launched it over the right-centre field fence for a two-run homer, […]

Graham Arnold furious as Sydney FC concedes opener

Video Graham Arnold furious as Sydney FC concedes opener0:56 ACL: Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold couldn’t believe it when the Sky Blues conceded the opening goal to Kashima Antlers. March 13th 2018 2 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/Football/ Football Kosta Barbarouses delivers clutch ACL winner1:26 March 13th 2018 22 minutes ago /display/ news and […]

Roger Federer vs Yuichi Sugita LIVE from Hopman Cup 2018: Federer leads season opener

Federer has played Sugita, who plays much of his tennis on the Challenger Tour, just once before: they met on the grass of Halle earlier this year with the Swiss triumphing for the loss of just four games. The difference in records between the two players could hardly be more stark, with the Japanese player […]

Strikers, Dizzy dedicate BBL opener to charity push

THE Strikers’ star players won’t be the only ones in the limelight at their Big Bash League season opener at Adelaide Oval on Friday night. They will be joined on the field by some special helpers from Novita Children’s Services, including head coach Jason (“Dizzy”) Gillespie’s nephews Alex, 14, and Hudson, 10. The brothers, who […]

Sublime City’s classy opener

Video Sublime City’s classy opener1:05 Football: Melbourne City goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis showed some excellent vision to link with Luke Brattan, giving Ross McCormack his first goal from open play in the A-League. December 10th 2017 2 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/Football/ Football Arnie: ‘I expected more’1:22 December 10th 2017 3 hours ago /display/ news […]