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  • Newcomer Diethart wins at Bischofshofen to seal Four Hills title

    January 6, 2014 6:01 PM 14

    Thomas Diethart has taken the overall Four Hills ski jumping title after winning the final event on home soil. It was a Cinderella story for the young Austrian, who was largely unknown just a few weeks ago. The 21-year-old Diethart soared to jumps of 138.5 and 140 meters (454 and 459 feet) to win the final event of this season's Four Hills Tour at Bischofshofen

  • Football: Liverpool announce first marketing deal with Indian company

    January 6, 2014 1:22 PM 15

    India's growing importance to the English Premier League was emphasised when leading club Liverpool announced on Monday their first marketing deal with an Indian company. LONDON: India's growing importance to the English Premier League was emphasised when leading club Liverpool announced on Monday their first marketing deal with an Indian company

  • Penn signs for York

    January 6, 2014 11:26 AM 14

    The 28-year-old midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Minstermen having found his first-team opportunities restricted in recent months since the arrival of Rotherham loanee David Noble. "Russ has been a fantastic servant for this club," manager Mark Yates told the club's official website. "I have worked with him for six or seven

  • Sousa, Barreda take first Dakar stage

    January 5, 2014 8:46 PM 9

    Portugal's Carlos Sousa, driving a Haval, and Honda motorcyclist Joan Barreda triumphed on the opening stage of the 36th Dakar Rally on Sunday. Sousa finished the 180km special from Rosario to San Luis in 2-hours 20-min 36-sec with Argentina's Orlando Terranova, in a Mini, 11 seconds behind and fellow Mini driver, Qatar's 2011 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah

  • Liga - Martino: We had total control

    January 5, 2014 7:06 PM 10

    Tata Martino admitted he was impressed with his Barcelona side after they defeated Elche 4-0 on Sunday. An Alexis Sanchez hat-trick and one from Pedro gave the Blaugrana all three points at Camp Nou in a resounding win. “It was good from us,” he told reporters. “Apart from one occasion in the first half, we didn’t give them any options. “We played well going

  • FA Cup: Arsenal home to League One Coventry in fourth round

    January 5, 2014 3:36 PM 15

    Arsenal's reward for beating London rivals Tottenham on Saturday is a home tie against League One Coventry City in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea will host Stoke if they beat Derby on Sunday, while Manchester City would play Bristol City or Watford if they defeat Blackburn in their replay. The winner of Sunday's game between Manchester United

  • Tatsuya Kawajiri Nearly Retired; Rejuvenated, He's Taking Aim at UFC Champ Jose Aldo

    January 5, 2014 1:13 PM 14

    Following a long and storied career, competing mainly in his home country of Japan, Tatsuya Kawajiri nearly called it quits in 2013. Fighting professionally since the year 2000, Kawajiri has competed at the highest levels of the sport in Japan, working his way through promotions such as Shooto, Pride, and Dream. But as the mixed martial arts seen dwindled

  • Filipino Dave Galera loses in UFC debut

    January 5, 2014 6:38 AM 23

    MANILA, Philippines – Dave Galera, the lone Filipino entry in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first foray into Southeast Asia, entered the octagon as a strong prospect after winning his first five mixed martial arts fights on the strength of his solid jiu-jitsu and dangerous striking. Representing Team Lakay, the American-born Galera failed to impress

  • Premier League - Solsjkaer 'set to make first Cardiff signing'

    January 5, 2014 3:09 AM 10

    Reports are mounting that Cardiff City are set to sign midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem after he was spotted in the stands at St James' Park. Eikrem, 23, currently plays for Eredivisie side Heerenveen, having joined them in 2013 from the Norwegian team Solskjaer managed, Molde. His presence at Cardiff's away win at Newcastle has fuelled speculation that he will become

  • German witness says filmed Schumacher skiing at 'leisurely' pace

    January 4, 2014 11:49 PM 4

    Berlin (AFP) - Michael Schumacher was skiing at a moderate pace at the moment of the accident which has left him in coma, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on its website Saturday, citing a video filmed by a German witness. The witness, a 35-year-old steward, said that he was filming his girlfriend with a smartphone when he captured by chance the moment