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France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

Paris - The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.
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France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

Paris - The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.

Rattanon seeks happy memories at Fiji International

Thai hotshot Rattanon Wannasrichan is ready for a memorable debut at the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways when the Fijian showpiece takes centre stage in the South Pacific next month.
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Rattanon seeks happy memories at Fiji International

Thai hotshot Rattanon Wannasrichan is ready for a memorable debut at the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways when the Fijian showpiece takes centre stage in the South Pacific next month.

Thidapa beats Lincicome in playoff to win first LPGA title

Thailand's Thidapa Suwannapura edged two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome in a playoff on Sunday to win her first LPGA title at the Marathon Classic in Ohio.
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Thidapa beats Lincicome in playoff to win first LPGA title

Thailand's Thidapa Suwannapura edged two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome in a playoff on Sunday to win her first LPGA title at the Marathon Classic in Ohio.

Deschamps' World Cup win a triumph for substance over style

Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia.
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Deschamps' World Cup win a triumph for substance over style

Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia.

France’s ambassador revels in his nation’s World Cup triumph with French and Thai fans

France’s Ambassador to Thailand, Gilles Garachon, was on cloud nine when witnessing his country celebrate their second FIFA World Cup title, especially as he was among what was a strong local, supportive ambiance in Bangkok on Sunday night.
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France’s ambassador revels in his nation’s World Cup triumph with French and Thai fans

France’s Ambassador to Thailand, Gilles Garachon, was on cloud nine when witnessing his country celebrate their second FIFA World Cup title, especially as he was among what was a strong local, supportive ambiance in Bangkok on Sunday night.

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).
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Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).

France beat Croatia to win World Cup after Croatia thriller

France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.
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France beat Croatia to win World Cup after Croatia thriller

France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.

Japanese shuttler dethrones Sugiarto at Thailand Open

UP-AND-COMING Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan ended the reign of Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at Bangkok’s Nimibutr National Stadium when he beat the world No 15 21-16 13-21 21-9 to win the men’s singles title in the Toyota Thailand Open yesterday.
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Japanese shuttler dethrones Sugiarto at Thailand Open

UP-AND-COMING Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan ended the reign of Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at Bangkok’s Nimibutr National Stadium when he beat the world No 15 21-16 13-21 21-9 to win the men’s singles title in the Toyota Thailand Open yesterday.

Djokovic admits he doubted Grand Slam future

Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to secure a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday but he admits he feared his best days were behind him when his career nose-dived over the last year.
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Djokovic admits he doubted Grand Slam future

Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to secure a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday but he admits he feared his best days were behind him when his career nose-dived over the last year.

Henderson edges clear at LPGA Marathon Classic

Canada's Brooke Henderson edged clear of the field at the LPGA Marathon Classic in Ohio on Saturday, opening up a one-shot lead heading into the final round.
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Henderson edges clear at LPGA Marathon Classic

Canada's Brooke Henderson edged clear of the field at the LPGA Marathon Classic in Ohio on Saturday, opening up a one-shot lead heading into the final round.

Tsuneyama stuns Sugiarto for historic Thailand Open win

Up-and-coming Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan ended the reign of Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at the Nimibutr National Stadium after he upended the world No 15  21-16 13-21 21-9 for the men’s singles title in the Toyota Thailand Open on Sunday.
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Tsuneyama stuns Sugiarto for historic Thailand Open win

Up-and-coming Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan ended the reign of Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at the Nimibutr National Stadium after he upended the world No 15  21-16 13-21 21-9 for the men’s singles title in the Toyota Thailand Open on Sunday.

Pacquiao 'ready' to regain title after weigh-in with Matthysse

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in Saturday comfortably under the 147-pound (67-kilogramme) limit and said he was «ready» to win back the welterweight belt against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.
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Pacquiao 'ready' to regain title after weigh-in with Matthysse

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in Saturday comfortably under the 147-pound (67-kilogramme) limit and said he was «ready» to win back the welterweight belt against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.

Hazard and Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday's third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.
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Hazard and Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday's third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.

Kerber stuns Serena's history bid in Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams' bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday's final.
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Kerber stuns Serena's history bid in Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams' bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday's final.

Okuhara and Pusarla set Thailand Open final shodown

Fourth seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan reached her first final of the year after beating American naturalized Zhang Beiwen 21-17 21-10 in the Toyota Thailand Open at the Nimitbutr National Stadium on Saturday.
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Okuhara and Pusarla set Thailand Open final shodown

Fourth seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan reached her first final of the year after beating American naturalized Zhang Beiwen 21-17 21-10 in the Toyota Thailand Open at the Nimitbutr National Stadium on Saturday.

Anderson, Isner demand change after epic as Nadal and Djokovic halted

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major.
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Anderson, Isner demand change after epic as Nadal and Djokovic halted

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major.

Hedwall, Henderson, share a store lead ahead of Thidapa

Canadian Brooke Henderson birdied her last two holes Friday to join Sweden's Caroline Hedwall atop the leaderboard at the LPGA Marathon Classic in Ohio.
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Hedwall, Henderson, share a store lead ahead of Thidapa

Canadian Brooke Henderson birdied her last two holes Friday to join Sweden's Caroline Hedwall atop the leaderboard at the LPGA Marathon Classic in Ohio.

Have mercy! Anderson demands rule change after Wimbledon epic

Exhausted Kevin Anderson called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after the South African reached the Wimbledon final by winning the second longest ever singles match at a major.
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Have mercy! Anderson demands rule change after Wimbledon epic

Exhausted Kevin Anderson called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after the South African reached the Wimbledon final by winning the second longest ever singles match at a major.

Grand Piano hits all the right keys

Arpichaya Yubol completed a hat-trick of Thai LPGA titles by carding a final-round 68 to beat Alisara Wedchakama in the sixth leg of the Bt1 million Singha-SAT Thail LPGA Championship in Hua Hin on Friday.
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Grand Piano hits all the right keys

Arpichaya Yubol completed a hat-trick of Thai LPGA titles by carding a final-round 68 to beat Alisara Wedchakama in the sixth leg of the Bt1 million Singha-SAT Thail LPGA Championship in Hua Hin on Friday.

Top seed suffers shock defeat in Thailand Open quarter-finals

American naturalised Zhang Beiwen caused the biggest upset in the Toyota Thailand Open on Friday as she knocked the top seed and world No 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan out at the quarter-final stage at the Nimibutr National Stadium in Bangkok.
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Top seed suffers shock defeat in Thailand Open quarter-finals

American naturalised Zhang Beiwen caused the biggest upset in the Toyota Thailand Open on Friday as she knocked the top seed and world No 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan out at the quarter-final stage at the Nimibutr National Stadium in Bangkok.

Suppanyu finds peace of mind through Buddhist teaching

Thai No 3 player Suppanyu Avihingsanon said learning Buddhist teaching on youtube  helped him improve his performance as he upset fifth seeded Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-19 21-16 to reach his first semi-final on Super 500 in the Thailand Open on Friday.
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Suppanyu finds peace of mind through Buddhist teaching

Thai No 3 player Suppanyu Avihingsanon said learning Buddhist teaching on youtube  helped him improve his performance as he upset fifth seeded Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-19 21-16 to reach his first semi-final on Super 500 in the Thailand Open on Friday.

Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday's match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.
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Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday's match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.

Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

Rafael Nadal described long-time rival Novak Djokovic as «one of the more complex» players he's ever met as they prepare to clash for the 52nd time on Friday with a Wimbledon final spot at stake.
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Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

Rafael Nadal described long-time rival Novak Djokovic as «one of the more complex» players he's ever met as they prepare to clash for the 52nd time on Friday with a Wimbledon final spot at stake.

'It's crazy': After life-saving surgery, Serena plagued by 'traumatic thoughts'

Serena Williams said «it's crazy» that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter and that she still has «traumatic thoughts» over her ow
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'It's crazy': After life-saving surgery, Serena plagued by 'traumatic thoughts'

Serena Williams said «it's crazy» that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter and that she still has «traumatic thoughts» over her own mortality.

Red-hot Kantaphon pumped for quarter-final revenge mission

In-form Kantaphon Wangcharoen celebrated his rise to Thai No 1 with a 21-11 21-9 second-round victory over 2013 semi-finalist Sitthikom Thamasin at the Toyota Thailand Open on Thursday.
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Red-hot Kantaphon pumped for quarter-final revenge mission

In-form Kantaphon Wangcharoen celebrated his rise to Thai No 1 with a 21-11 21-9 second-round victory over 2013 semi-finalist Sitthikom Thamasin at the Toyota Thailand Open on Thursday.

Federer shocked at Wimbledon as Nadal and Djokovic set-up semi-final date

Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by South African giant Kevin Anderson while Rafael Nadal edged Juan Martin del Potro in a Centre Court epic and will meet Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.
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Federer shocked at Wimbledon as Nadal and Djokovic set-up semi-final date

Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by South African giant Kevin Anderson while Rafael Nadal edged Juan Martin del Potro in a Centre Court epic and will meet Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football 'heroes'

Spain's La Liga football league has invited the schoolboy team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand to come watch a game once they have recovered from their ordeal to meet their «heroes.»
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Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football 'heroes'

Spain's La Liga football league has invited the schoolboy team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand to come watch a game once they have recovered from their ordeal to meet their «heroes.»

FIFA to take legal action against World Cup pirate broadcasters

FIFA said Wednesday it is preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches in the kingdom.
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FIFA to take legal action against World Cup pirate broadcasters

FIFA said Wednesday it is preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches in the kingdom.

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP STAR AIDS IN RESCUE OF CHILDREN TRAPPED IN THAILAND CAVE

Twenty-two-year-old ONE Championship mixed martial arts star Pongsiri Mitsatit isn’t just one of Thailand’s most decorated athletes, he is also a member of the Pingnakorn Rescue Chiang Mai volunteer group, where he offers his spare time to help ou
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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP STAR AIDS IN RESCUE OF CHILDREN TRAPPED IN THAILAND CAVE

Twenty-two-year-old ONE Championship mixed martial arts star Pongsiri Mitsatit isn’t just one of Thailand’s most decorated athletes, he is also a member of the Pingnakorn Rescue Chiang Mai volunteer group, where he offers his spare time to help out in situations when duty calls.

IOC chief the latest to send congratulations on cave rescue mission

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has sent a letter of congratulations to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on the successful operation to rescue the Wild Boars football players from the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.
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IOC chief the latest to send congratulations on cave rescue mission

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has sent a letter of congratulations to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on the successful operation to rescue the Wild Boars football players from the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.

Khosit focused on winning a title, not losing his ranking

Despite surrendering the country’s No 1 badminton ranking to Kantaphon Wangcharoen this week, Khosit Phetpradab brushed aside his disappointment to eye a semi-final spot of the Toyota Thailand Open, which began on Wednesday at the Nimibutr National Stadi
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Khosit focused on winning a title, not losing his ranking

Despite surrendering the country’s No 1 badminton ranking to Kantaphon Wangcharoen this week, Khosit Phetpradab brushed aside his disappointment to eye a semi-final spot of the Toyota Thailand Open, which began on Wednesday at the Nimibutr National Stadium in Bangkok.

Djokovic relegates Federer in Wimbledon quarter-final line-up

Novak Djokovic won his battle to be promoted to Centre Court billing for Wednesday's quarter-finals, forcing eight-time champion Roger Federer off the sport's most famous arena for the first time in three years.
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Djokovic relegates Federer in Wimbledon quarter-final line-up

Novak Djokovic won his battle to be promoted to Centre Court billing for Wednesday's quarter-finals, forcing eight-time champion Roger Federer off the sport's most famous arena for the first time in three years.

Thai cave rescue: Wild Boars youngsters get Manchester United invite

English Premier League side Manchester United have invited the Wild Boars football team, like the Chilean miners rescued in 2010, to visit Old Trafford following their dramatic rescue on Tuesday.
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Thai cave rescue: Wild Boars youngsters get Manchester United invite

English Premier League side Manchester United have invited the Wild Boars football team, like the Chilean miners rescued in 2010, to visit Old Trafford following their dramatic rescue on Tuesday.