Israel tests anti-missile system for passenger planes

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel has successfully completed tests of a new missile defence system for commercial aircraft and plans to start fitting it to its passenger fleet, the defence ministry said on Wed

Football: Chelsea in pole position after Galatasaray draw

ISTANBUL (AFP) - Chelsea have the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie with Galatasaray after coming away from a testing environment in Istanbul with a 1-1 first-leg draw on Wednesday.The

Football: Real crush Schalke in CL last 16 first leg

GELSENKIRCHEN (AFP) - Real Madrid cruised to a rare victory on German soil as they romped to a 6-1 win at Schalke 04 in Wednesday's Champions League's last 16, first-leg clash.Real are now all but gua

Tennis: Federer pushed to the limit by canny Stepanek

DUBAI (AFP) - Former men's world number one Roger Federer had to dig deep to progress to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open on Wednesday eventually beating fellow veteran Radek Stepanek of the Czech

Golf: Tiger tees off near home but thinking of Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS (AFP) - World number one Tiger Woods makes his third start of the year Thursday at the US PGA Tour Honda Classic near his home but his thoughts are already on the Masters.Woods, a 1

Golf: McIlroy still undecided about Rio Olympic ties

PALM BEACH GARDENS (AFP) - Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy remains undecided about whether he would play for Ireland or Britain at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, when golf returns to the Games p

US oil rises after stockpiles report points to demand

NEW YORK (AFP) - Global oil prices rose on Wednesday, with US prices gaining a boost from a bullish stockpiles report and another wintry blast of cold hitting the country.New York's main contract, Wes

Dollar firmer ahead of Yellen's Senate testimony

NEW YORK (AFP) - The dollar firmed against other major currencies on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress on Thursday on US economic conditions and

Captain Kohli steers India past Bangladesh

FATULLAH (AFP) - Virat Kohli won the battle of the captains as reigning World Cup champions India defeated host Bangladesh by six wickets in the second match of the Asia Cup in Fatullah on Wednesday.B

Trott on course for cricket return: Amiss

LONDON (AFP) - Jonathan Trott is set to make his comeback for county side Warwickshire in April and wants to play international cricket again, former England batsman Dennis Amiss said Wednesday.Trott,