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Qatar 2022

Qatar pledges to offer 'affordable' World Cup 2022

World Cup organising committee 'optimistic' of pandemic's defeat with an opportunity for fans to 'celebrate together'.

Qatar pledges to offer 'affordable' World Cup 2022

Asia Pacific

NZ rugby players return to training under strict health measures

More than two months after the Super Rugby was called off, New Zealand teams have returned to training for a revamped five-team domestic competition.

Coronavirus pandemic

Tennis stars join COVID-19 relief efforts in Pakistan

Top tennis stars, including Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, donate signed memorabilia for auction to help feed families.

Federer, Nadal help serve Pakistan's coronavirus relief efforts

Coronavirus pandemic

'Playful escape': How sport is tackling coronavirus pandemic

As leagues resume play behind closed doors, teams are adjusting to new routines and restrictions amid health concerns.

'Playful escape': How sport is tackling coronavirus pandemic

Football

German football league Bundesliga is back after coronavirus break

Bundesliga becomes Europe's first major league to resume after two-month shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

German football league Bundesliga is back after coronavirus break

Pakistan

'Role model': Pakistan's Hazara woman packing a punch

Kulsoom Hazara has won medals at national and international karate tournaments, inspiring young Pakistanis.

'Role model': Pakistan's Hazara woman packing a punch

Football

'Football clubs could go bankrupt' due to coronavirus

Clubs across Europe have been denied commercial revenue with no games in most countries for at least two months.

AJ IMPACT

Khashoggi fiancee urges Newcastle fans to shun Saudi takeover

Hatice Cengiz urges Newcastle football club's fans to reject takeover by group linked to Mohammed bin Salman.

Khashoggi fiancee urges Newcastle fans to shun Saudi takeover

Football

No tackling allowed when Premier League training kicks off

Strict conditions are to be imposed for training under lockdown, according to a new protocol.

No tackling allowed when Premier League training kicks off

Inside Story

How is coronavirus affecting the sport industry?

All major events have been cancelled or postponed as the pandemic takes its toll worldwide.

Football

German football league Bundesliga to resume on May 16

Bundesliga will become first from Europe to restart play under strict measures that ban fans from stadiums.

German football league Bundesliga to resume on May 16