Qatar open World Cup with nod to heritage

Many Arab leaders enjoyed a Qatar World Cup opening ceremony that showcased the host nation’s Bedouin roots but Western politicians stayed away.

World Cup hosts Qatar lose opening game

The limitations of World Cup hosts and debutants Qatar have been exposed in a 2-0 defeat by Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match.

Svensson secures first PGA Tour success

Canadian Adam Svensson has scored his first PGA Tour victory, finishing two shots clear of a trio in the final event of the season in Georgia.

Australia wins another World Cup

Australia upheld its domination of the Rugby League World Cup by putting away Samoa 30-10 in the final at Old Trafford on Saturday.

French fringe players may face Socceroos

With several stars injured France may turn to fringe players against Australia but such is the depth of Didier Deschamps’ squad they have plenty of pedigree.

Big wins for Ko, McIlroy and Rahm, a 1st win for Svensson

Lydia Ko never won more in one day than on Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship, where she claimed the richest prize in women’s golf at $2 million with a victory that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year.

Eagles, Pats score dramatic late NFL wins

Philadelphia, New England and Atlanta have sealed late fourth-quarter victories, while the Saints, Bills and Ravens also recorded Week 11 NFL wins.