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Arnautovic scores twice against Austria Latvia

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic scored twice as his side, helped by some dreadful defending, routed hapless Latvia 6-0 in their Euro 2020 Group G qualifier on Friday to revive their hopes of qualifying for the finals. Bottom side…

Costa Rica coach resigns, citing lack of motivation

The coach of the Costa Rican national side resigned on Wednesday after less than a year in the job and blamed the frequent down times between games that made him feel unproductive. “I realized that in the national side I feel…

England Marchant to start against Italy, Makonucci debut

England coach Eddie Jones has handed Joe Marchant a starting berth against Italy in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match on Friday despite the centre being overlooked for the 31-man squad for Japan. Harlequins’ Marchant has been…

Tonga “focuses” on World Cup qualifiers – coach

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has targeted a maiden playoffs berth for the Pacific island nation at the Rugby World Cup despite the team being pooled in what looms as the toughest group at the tournament in Japan. Tonga have been drawn with…

Kyrgios sent packing while Rublev arrives to the last 16

Nick Kyrgios’ eventful U.S. Open ended in the third round as Russian Andrey Rublev turned aside the fiery Australian 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 6-3 in a battle of big servers on Saturday. Rublev looked up to the task from the start and proved to be…

Fiji confirms threat of counter-attacks by beating Tonga

Fiji highlighted how dangerous they could be on the counterattack at the World Cup as they scored two scintillating long-range tries to beat Tonga 29-19 at Eden Park on Saturday. The match, part of a ‘Pasifika Challenge’ double header…