An official Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic venue held a test ice hockey match on Monday (November 8), with the Games just months away. The match, which was held without spectators and featured local teams Beijing Arcfox and Beijing Shougang, comes amid uncertainty over the participation status of China's men's national hockey team in next year's Games. China is guaranteed a spot in the ice hockey tournament due to its status as host nation, but International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) president Luc Tardif said in September that the men's team could be prevented from playing due to its "insufficient sporting standard".
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday (November 5) it has postponed the Afghanistan test in Hobart scheduled for Nov. 27 until the situation regarding the women's game in the South Asian nation becomes clearer. CA had said in September it would scrap the test if the Taliban government, which took power in August, did not allow women and girls to play the sport.
Argentina football fans share their excitement over watching their national team and star Lionel Messi play against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Messi's Argentina returns to Buenos Aires after their World Cup qualifying clash against Brazil in Sao Paulo was sensationally abandoned shortly after kick-off on Sunday as controversy over Covid-19 protocols erupted.
30 Nov 2020
Barcelona and Osasuna paid tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of their La Liga match on Sunday. Maradona, who played two seasons for Barca, died on Wednesday aged 60. Before the match, Barcelona played 'The Song of the Birds' by Catalan cellist Pablo Casals as the teams stood around the centre circle where a Maradona shirt was laid on the pitch.
19 Dec 2019
A top-flight match in Barcelona has blended sports with politics as Catalan activists seek an international audience. The match had been planned for October but was canceled due to widespread demonstrations.
29 Nov 2019
Solomon Fowowe and Denise Erezi discuss who should Arsenal hire after the sudden sack of the Spanish football manager Unai Emery. The duo also previews the Atletico vs Barça match scheduled for the weekend.
21 Nov 2018
Professional golfers Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods talk about their head-to-head match that will air on pay-per-view, their history on the course against each other, and the impact of gambling on the sport of golf.
24 Jun 2017
Mexico's coach says he's confident of a fair and transparent match as his side prepares to face Russia in the Confederations Cup.
18 Apr 2017
An Argentine soccer fan was declared dead after suffering a vicious attack by a group of men during a first division match at the weekend.
16 Mar 2017
Opta big match preview - Man City v Liverpool