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NBA legend Jordan donating $100 million to social justice groups

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Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social …

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

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Borussia Moenchengladbach's push for a Champions League place was stalled by Freiburg who clinched a 1-0 win in the …

Solskjaer encouraged by return of ManUtd 'edge'

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident his side will hit the ground running when the Premier League …

Boycott bows out of BBC's TMS citing virus concerns

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England great Geoffrey Boycott announced on Friday that his lengthy run as a commentator on BBC Radio's Test Match …

Djokovic worried by 'extreme, impossible' US Open health restrictions

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World number one Novak Djokovic described the strict hygiene restrictions under which the US Open is likely to be played …

Galaxy part company with Katai after wife's racist posts

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The Los Angeles Galaxy parted company with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday, days after the player's wife sparked …

Premier League will consider pleas of Khashoggi's fiancee over Saudi deal: report

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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters will "fully consider" calls for a proposed Saudi-led takeover of …

'Absolute joke': Sancho and Dortmund teammate Akanji fined for home haircuts

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English midfielder Jadon Sancho and his Borussia Dortmund teammate Manuel Akanji were fined by the German league on …

Kane hopes Spurs can be single-minded in Euro chase

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Harry Kane hopes Tottenham can benefit from focusing solely on the Premier League when the battle for a place in next …

Worcester forward Fatialofa out of hospital after spinal injury

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Worcester forward Michael Fatialofa is set to return home after five months in hospital following a severe spinal injury …

Buick motors home on Ghaiyyath to land Coronation Cup

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Ghaiyyath gave owners Godolphin and trainer Charlie Appleby the perfect filip ahead of unbeaten Pinatubo's run in …

'Line crossed in attack on Benfica bus,' says German star Weigl

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Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl has said a "line was crossed" when an attack on the team's bus on Thursday night …

Bundesliga coaches call for easing of health regulations

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Bundesliga coaches have called for some easing of the league's strict hygiene regulations, citing the general …

Joe Marler signs new deal with English Premiership side Harlequins

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England prop Joe Marler has signed a new contract with Harlequins, the Premiership club announced on Friday.

Sancho and Dortmund teammate Akanji fined for home haircuts

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English midfielder Jadon Sancho and his Borussia Dortmund teammate Manuel Akanji were fined by the German league on …

France hopes Cup final can go ahead in front of fans

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This season's postponed French Cup final could still go ahead with a limited number of spectators allowed into the …

Bahrain's 400m world champion Naser gets provisional doping ban

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Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser, who ran the third fastest time ever when she won world 400m gold last year, has been …

Surrey hail India 'rollover' as virus deprives them of Windies Test

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Surrey have praised the "passion and loyalty" of British cricket fans after revealing 85 percent of seat-holders for …

Liverpool cleared to win Premier League at Anfield

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Premier League leaders Liverpool could claim a first title for 30 years at Anfield after the initial batch of fixtures …

Chelsea declared English women's champions on points-per-game

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Chelsea were awarded the Women's Super League title on Friday as the Football Association applied a points-per-game …

Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury

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Lionel Messi has sustained a "minor" thigh injury, but Barcelona remain confident he will be fit for the team's first …

Qatar completes third World Cup stadium

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Qatar announced the completion of its third stadium for the 2022 World Cup, state media reported late Thursday, as the …

Tokyo to skip one-year Olympic countdown over virus: organisers

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Tokyo will scrap events marking a year to go until the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, organisers said Friday, citing the …

Legendary footballer in China's cross-hairs after 'overthrow' videos

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Hao Haidong faces being scrubbed from the history of Chinese sport after videos emerged showing the retired football …

England scrum-half Ben Spencer swaps Saracens for Bath

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England scrum-half Ben Spencer has agreed to join Bath, with lock Will Spencer and prop Juan Schoeman also signing for …

English Premiership Rugby sets August date for restart

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Premiership Rugby announced its plans on Friday to resume the English top-flight season on August 15 after the …

English Premiership sets August date for restart

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Premiership Rugby announced its plans on Friday to resume the English top-flight season on August 15 after the …

From farm girl to 'invincible superhero': the remarkable rise of China's Zhu Ting

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Zhu Ting stands tall in China -- and not just because she is a towering 1.98 metres (6ft 6ins).

World number one Barty wary of US Open return

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World number one Ashleigh Barty voiced caution Friday about resuming tennis too soon, saying she needed more information …

No rest for Yao Ming as China basketball resumes after virus break

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Former NBA star Yao Ming warned more challenges lie ahead after the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) said it will …

No place like home? Not in German Bundesliga

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Various quirks of the Bundesliga's return after a hiatus of more than two months due to the coronavirus have included …

'I didn't have a clue what to do' - Adjusting to football's new reality

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Daily medical questionnaires, frequent temperature checks, weekly testing, face masks in the changing room and showers …

A decade after Lord's scandal, match-fixing still haunts Pakistan cricket

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When Mohammad Amir bowled a no-ball against England on the opening day of the 2010 Test at Lord's, no one could have …

Tokyo to skip one-year Olympic countdown over virus: reports

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Tokyo is likely to scrap events marking a year to go until the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, fearing a celebration would …

NHL to enter phase two of return-to-play plan

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The NHL is moving into the second phase of its reopening process on Monday by allowing players to return to their …

'You boys train at all?' Kyrgios jab after record Broncos defeat

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Australian rugby league heavyweights Brisbane Broncos admitted it was "men against boys" after suffering their biggest …

Pinatubo puts unbeaten record on line in English 2000 Guineas

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Pinatubo will bid to make it seven wins from seven races on Saturday in the English 2000 Guineas but it will be a vastly …

Growing calls for anti-racism protests as Bayern scent Bundesliga title

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Bayern Munich face one of the final obstacles in their hunt for an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title this weekend as …

South American football to restart with 'maximum guarantees'

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South American football will restart with the "maximum guarantees" for the health of players and those involved, …

RFU warns England players to expect pay cuts

Jun 04 2020

England's top players can expect cuts to their match fees as a result of the coronavirus, the chief executive of the …

Benfica return ends in drab stalemate

Jun 04 2020

Defending Portuguese champions Benfica stuttered back into action on Thursday after a three-month absence and were held …

Chelsea poised to beat Liverpool for £53 million Werner - reports

Jun 04 2020

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, British media reported Thursday.

Gasperini blasts 'insulting controversy' over Valencia virus row

Jun 04 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said on Thursday he was the victim of an "insulting controversy" after admitting to …

Weightlifting probe finds corruption, doping cover-up

Jun 04 2020

An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) found widespread corruption and dozens of covered …

Statue of limitations: Vandalised Ibrahimovic sculpture to stay in Malmo

Jun 04 2020

The statue of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain in his birthplace of Malmo despite it being repeatedly …

Premier League clubs agree to five substitutions rule change

Jun 04 2020

Managers will be able to make up to five substitutions for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season after …

Racing set to sparkle after 'sticky start' says trainer Gosden

Jun 04 2020

English racing is due to move up a gear with the first classics of the flat season this weekend after leading British …

'I hated myself': Evans hit rock bottom during drugs ban

Jun 04 2020

British number one Dan Evans says he "hated himself" and was "disgusted" with his behaviour when he was suspended for …

England's Burns wary of Windies

Jun 04 2020

England batsman Rory Burns believes the West Indies will give the hosts a "stiff test" come next month's eagerly …

No US Open today for Nadal, no tennis 'until it's completely safe'

Jun 04 2020

Rafael Nadal insisted on Thursday tennis "cannot resume until the situation is completely safe" and if the US Open was …

Fiji's Olympic champion Kunatani joins Castres

Jun 04 2020

Semi Kunatani, a standout performer for the Fiji team that won rugby sevens gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games, has …

No tennis 'until it's completely safe', says Nadal

Jun 04 2020

Rafael Nadal insisted on Thursday tennis "cannot resume until the situation is completely safe" and if the US Open was …

O'Shea urges rugby chiefs to seize 'moment' for change

Jun 04 2020

The Rugby Football Union's (RFU) performance director Conor O'Shea on Thursday urged the sport's bosses to use the …

Mercedes set for track return to test virus protocols

Jun 04 2020

Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will return to the track next week, …

Tottenham claim £175 million loan to offset huge loss

Jun 04 2020

Tottenham have received a £175 million ($220 million) loan from the Bank of England to help them through the coronavirus …

Dortmund 'fully support' Black Lives Matter by taking a knee

Jun 04 2020

Borussia Dortmund players showed their support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in …

Italy targets quick return of football fans to stadiums

Jun 04 2020

It seemed an impossible prospect just a few weeks ago in a country ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, but in Italy the …

Brees sorry for 'hurtful, insensitive' kneeling remarks

Jun 04 2020

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologised on Thursday after his criticism of NFL kneeling protests drew a …

Bale unlikely to make Premier League return: agent

Jun 04 2020

Gareth Bale's agent says the Real Madrid forward is unlikely to return to the Premier League because he wants to finish …

Suarez says playing without fans will feel 'peculiar'

Jun 04 2020

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is in line to return from a long injury lay-off when La Liga resumes next week behind …

England's Te'o returns to rugby league with Broncos

Jun 04 2020

Former England and British and Irish Lions centre Ben Te'o has returned to rugby league by rejoining the Brisbane …

Ecclestone on the hunt for buyer for 'historic' Williams team

Jun 04 2020

Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is trying to find a buyer for the once-mighty Williams team, saying it …

OL Reign's Rapinoe to skip NWSL Challenge Cup

Jun 04 2020

US women's national team star Megan Rapinoe will not play for OL Reign in the NWSL Challenge Cup later this month due to …

Boateng calls on white sportspeople to add voices to Floyd protests

Jun 04 2020

Bayern Munich's Germany defender Jerome Boateng has called on more famous white sportspeople to add their voices to the …

Chinese basketball to resume on June 20 after coronavirus

Jun 04 2020

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season will resume on June 20, the CBA said on Thursday, becoming the country's …

LA Galaxy slams racist posts by wife of winger Katai

Jun 04 2020

MLS club LA Galaxy Wednesday condemned a series of racist social media posts by the wife of their Serbian midfielder …

Broadcasters face screen test in coronavirus age

Jun 04 2020

Sport has been forced behind closed doors for the foreseeable future but experts are divided over whether broadcasters …

Spinners have chance to shine during saliva ban: Kumble

Jun 04 2020

Cricket chief Anil Kumble hopes a ban on using saliva to shine the ball after the coronavirus shutdown could see a …

Tokyo weighs scaled-back Olympics, says governor

Jun 04 2020

Tokyo 2020 officials are looking at ways to scale back next year's postponed Olympics, the city's governor said …

All Black legend Carter in shock Super Rugby comeback

Jun 04 2020

Two-time All Blacks World Cup winner Dan Carter announced a shock Super Rugby comeback with Auckland Blues on Thursday …

'The Perfect 10': Dan Carter career highlights

Jun 04 2020

With All Blacks great Dan Carter set to rejoin Super Rugby after a five-year absence, we look at five career highlights …

England's Burgess calls ex-coach 'snake' over World Cup fiasco

Jun 04 2020

Dual rugby international Sam Burgess called his ex-club coach Mike Ford a "snake" and accused him of "sabotage" as he …

Gatland's record adds 'spice' to Lions tour for ex-Springbok Habana

Jun 04 2020

Former South Africa winger Bryan Habana, a key part of the Springbok side that notched up a thrilling series win over …

Golden years: Five great sporting comebacks

Jun 04 2020

All Blacks legend Dan Carter announced his return to Super Rugby at the age of 38 on Thursday, extending the career of …

Fury as Saints ace Brees criticises NFL kneeling protests

Jun 04 2020

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sparked a furious backlash as he refused to support renewed NFL kneeling …

Portuguese league returns as Porto suffer surprise defeat

Jun 03 2020

The Portuguese Primeira Liga became the second top European football league to return on Wednesday following the …

Mixed messages as sports world backs US protesters

Jun 03 2020

If Megan Rapinoe decides to take a knee at next year's Olympic Games, she could get a reprimand.

NBA poised to approve 22-team return for virus-hit season, report

Jun 03 2020

The NBA is finalizing details of a plan which is expected to be approved by the league's Board of Governors on Thursday, …

Eintracht thumping sends Bremen further into relegation mire

Jun 03 2020

Werder Bremen's fight against relegation from the Bundesliga faltered on Wednesday after a 3-0 home defeat by Eintracht …

Carter in shock Super Rugby comeback: reports

Jun 03 2020

Two-time World Cup winner Dan Carter is set to make a surprise return to Super Rugby with the Auckland Blues, New …

Saints quarterback Brees opposed to NFL kneeling protest

Jun 03 2020

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he would not support renewed NFL kneeling protests on Wednesday, saying …

Tottenham have only positive test in Premier League's latest virus checks

Jun 03 2020

The Premier League's restart bid received a boost on Wednesday as it was revealed an unnamed person at Tottenham Hotspur …

MLS set for return as players union agrees new deal

Jun 03 2020

Major League Soccer and the league's players union reached agreement on a labour deal on Wednesday, clearing the way for …

Hamilton right to speak out on racial injustice, says Ecclestone

Jun 03 2020

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Lewis Hamilton after the six-time world champion spoke about his "rage" …

Mercedes to wait on new Hamilton deal

Jun 03 2020

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff will wait until the new season starts before discussing the renewal of a contract for six-time …

Saints quarterback opposed to NFL kneeling protest

Jun 03 2020

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he would not support renewed NFL kneeling protests on Wednesday, saying …

Franco Smith wants to create 'new DNA' for Italian rugby

Jun 03 2020

South African Franco Smith said Wednesday he wanted to create a "new DNA" for Italian rugby as he was officially …

Newcastle fans angered by lack of refunds

Jun 03 2020

The Newcastle United Supporters' Trust (NUST) has accused the club of a "dereliction of duty" towards fans for not …

No sanctions for Sancho and Bundesliga players for Floyd protests

Jun 03 2020

Bundesliga players including Jadon Sancho who staged protests during matches following the death of black American man …

One positive test in Premier League's latest virus checks

Jun 03 2020

The Premier League's restart bid received a boost on Wednesday as it was revealed just one person out of 1,197 tested …

Ex-Springbok Habana 'all for' global calendar

Jun 03 2020

Former South Africa winger and 2007 Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana said on Wednesday he would like to see a global …

Italy flanker Mbanda earns 'Knight of Merit' award for virus work

Jun 03 2020

Italian rugby international Maxime Mbanda has earned one of Italy's highest awards for his work as a front-line …

Simeone's assistant Burgos to leave Atletico

Jun 03 2020

Diego Simeone's long-time assistant German Burgos confirmed on Wednesday he will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the …

Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

Jun 03 2020

Veteran batsman Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a place in the squad for next month's …

Scottish clubs plan 'virtual season tickets' for locked out fans

Jun 03 2020

Scottish Premiership clubs will be able to sell virtual season tickets to supporters next season to help ease the …

Amazon to make Premier League matches free-to-air

Jun 03 2020

Amazon will make its four Premier League matches in the remainder of the 2019/20 season free-to-air as broadcasters …

MotoGP set to release revised 2020 calendar next week

Jun 03 2020

MotoGP is expected to announce a reworked schedule next week for a season it hopes to start in July, championship …

Tottenham's Son Heung-min enjoyed 'tough' military service

Jun 03 2020

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min says he enjoyed the "tough" challenge of his three-week spell doing military service in …

Former Man City defender Onuoha feels unsafe in United States

Jun 03 2020

Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha says he has a "fear and distrust" of police in the United States as protests …

No saliva, no sweat, says India pace bowler Shami

Jun 03 2020

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami says he will be able to reverse-swing the ball even if saliva is banned during the …

Asian football getting 'closer' to return, official says

Jun 03 2020

Asia's Champions League is getting closer to a return but it will have to wait until domestic competitions are back in …

eSports 'icon' Uzi retires with stress, obesity, diabetes, injury

Jun 03 2020

A top eSports player with a vast following in his native China announced his retirement on Wednesday with a litany of …