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Muhammad Ali ‘had a tough time for a year’ before his death – doctor

Muhammad Ali’s doctor says the iconic boxer had been “having a tough time in the last year” before his death. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had Parkinson’s disease for

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Lukaku, Hazard score as Belgium win Euro warm up

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored as Belgium came from behind to beat Norway in their final game before Euro 2016. After Everton striker Lukaku’s fiercely struck opener from outside

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Guardiola to take City to new level: Chairman

Pep Guardiola will take Manchester City “to a new level”, according to club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola has left Bayern Munich to replace Manuel Pellegrini as City

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Stars win over Congo sees Guinea-Bissau through to Gabon 2017

Guinea-Bissau reached an Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history without kicking a ball on Sunday, thanks to Harambee Stars win over Congo in Nairobi.

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Conte plays down Italy Euro potentials

  Italy coach Antonio Conte has played down expectations of a successful Euro 2016 for the Azzurri, saying unity will have to compensate for a lack of talent. The Italians

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England wrap up Euro preps with win

England concluded their preparations for Euro 2016 with a narrow win over 10-man Portugal in a disappointing friendly at Wembley. Chris Smalling headed England’s winner from substitute Raheem Sterling’s cross

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Algeria clinch 2017 Nations Cup place

Africa’s top-ranked nation Algeria clinched their place at the 2107 Africa Cup of Nations finals on Thursday with a 2-0 win in Seychelles. Yassine Benzia and El Arabi Soudani scored

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Boateng, Ozil in sad German racist comments

German footballer Jerome Boateng has said comments by a right-wing politician that most Germans would not want him as a neighbour are “sad”. Fans at the German national team’s match

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Payet curls in late winner for France

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet scored a sublime 90th-minute winner to earn Euro 2016 hosts France a 3-2 friendly win over Cameroon in Nantes on last evening. Didier Deschamps’ side

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Bid to block Springboks from Rugby World Cup fails

A legal attempt to block South Africa’s national rugby team from flying to the UK to play in the Rugby World Cup in a row over racial discriminations has failed.