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BERLIN: Kevin-Prince Boateng fired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Monday in a game overshadowed by protests against the introduction of Monday (Tuesday in Manila) fixtures in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in the space of four minutes in the…

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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Thousands of Palestinian football fans took photographs with the World Cup trophy Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as it tours the globe ahead of this summer’s tournament in Russia. More than 10,000 people queued to see the trophy during three days it was displayed near Ramallah in the…

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TURIN, Italy: Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be fit to play against Tottenham in the Champions League next month despite suffering an ankle sprain in Serie A action at the weekend. Higuain was substituted in the 15th minute of Sunday’s Turin derby, which the defending champions won 1-0…

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JOHANNESBURG: The controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system will debut in Africa this Saturday (Sunday in Manila) when Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca host TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the CAF Super Cup. VAR was supposed to be introduced in the continent from the African Nations Championship…

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LOS ANGELES: Team LeBron up-staged Team Stephen 148-145 in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in a thrilling duel that featured spectacular plays at both ends of the court by the game’s premier players. Playing-captain LeBron James finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to…

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University of Perpetual Help System Dalta posted a 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16 victory over Arellano University to force a rubber match in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 93 men’s volleyball tournament best-of-three championship series on Monday at The Arena in San Juan City. Five players of the Altas scored…

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Alab Pilipinas banked on a balanced attack as it drubbed Formosa Dreamers, 117-93, to stretch its winning streak in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) Season 8 on Sunday night at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Six cagers pumped in double-digit scoring outputs, carrying Alab to a new league-best…

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Veteran forwards Gab Banal and Rian Ayonayon powered Marinerong Pilipino to its third straight win at the expense of AMA Online Education, 109-93, in the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) Aspirants’ Cup 2018 on Monday at the Pasig City Sports Center. Banal sizzled with a game-high 20 points…

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The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) copped 11 gold, nine silver and five bronze medals in the 2018 Thanyapura Swimming Championships held at the Thanyapura Swimming Pool in Phuket, Thailand. Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Marc Bryan Dula of Wisenheimer Academy led the squad by claiming one god, three silver…

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday (Monday in Manila), his 97th career title. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only…

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