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Liverpool match can spark Man Utd revival, says Solskjaer

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the visit of rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday could …

Barcelona, Madrid Clasico postponed over Catalonia protests

AFP - 38m ago

The Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Spain's biggest football match, has been postponed due to protests in …

Five more held over racist abuse at England match in Bulgaria

AFP - 1h ago

Five more Bulgarian football fans were detained for taking part in racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England …

The Queen and I: Champions Day a roaring success for Sheikh Fahad

AFP - 29m ago

Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, the driving force behind British Champions Day at Ascot, says he will never forget Queen …

Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race, says Van Dijk

AFP - 1h ago

Liverpool have nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight …

Champion Marquez begins 2020 build-up in Japan

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With his sixth MotoGP world title already secured, Marc Marquez will head into this weekend's Japanese race already …

Henderson blitzes Shanghai to take half-way lead

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Brooke Henderson aced the par-three second hole on Friday to ignite an eight-under round of 64 and take a two-stroke …

China demanded firing of Rockets exec: NBA chief

AFP - 1h ago

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA …

Mickelson impossible: Lefty almost aces 353-yard par four

AFP - 2h ago

Phil Mickelson came within a whisker Friday of an amazing new chapter in his storied career when he was a fraction from …

Thomas leads CJ Cup with 'very easy 63' on Koepka's day to forget

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Justin Thomas shot a stunning nine-under 63 Friday on Jeju Island to take control of the CJ Cup from home favourite An …

Rugby World Cup: Wales v France quarter-final match-ups

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Three head-to-heads for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Wales and France in Oita on Sunday:

French concussion rules would have sidelined Biggar, says Brunel

AFP - 3h ago

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar would have been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final with France under French …

'Industrial scale' slaughter of Australian racehorses revealed

AFP - 1h ago

Thousands of retired Australian racehorses are being secretly killed on an "industrial scale", with their meat shipped …

'Front-foot' England ready to go the distance, warns Youngs

AFP - 3h ago

England's rocky recent World Cup record will count for nothing when they lock horns with fierce rivals Australia in …

Wales' Biggar recovers from second head knock to play France

AFP - 4h ago

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was passed fit and picked to play the quarter-final against France on Friday after recovering …

South Africa's Du Plessis looks to 'bat big' in final Test

AFP - 5h ago

Skipper Faf du Plessis hopes to "bat big" as South Africa look to salvage some honour in their final game against India …

Astros down Yankees 8-3 to reach brink of World Series berth

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George Springer and Carlos Correa hit three-run homers as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 8-3 on Thursday …

'Mass slaughter' of Australian racehorses rocks industry

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Australia's thoroughbred industry was reeling Friday after an investigation revealed the mass, and sometimes inhumane, …

'Toothy' England ready to go the distance, warns Youngs

AFP - 1h ago

England's rocky recent World Cup record will count for nothing when they lock horns with fierce rivals Australia in …

From Bodyline to Ballymore: England, Australia's long sporting rivalry

AFP - 1h ago

When England face Australia in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita it will be the latest chapter in a …

Samurai time as England, Australia set for 'do or die' clash

AFP - 3h ago

Rival coaches Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika have both sprung selection surprises heading into a "do or die" World Cup …

China asked NBA to fire Rockets exec over Hong Kong tweet: Silver

AFP - 5h ago

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA …

'More nerves' - All Blacks say tiny margins could make difference against Ireland

AFP - 2h ago

Defending world champions New Zealand are ready to conquer their quarter-final nerves and seize the slightest …

Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

AFP - 1h ago

Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in …

Liverpool eye more misery for Man Utd as Man City, Spurs seek fresh start

AFP - 8h ago

Liverpool can rub more salt into Manchester United wounds with a first victory at Old Trafford in five years on Sunday, …

Rams, Cowboys look to stop the rot

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The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams will attempt to get their faltering seasons back on track on Sunday after a run …

Balding hopes to deliver Power surge on Champions Day

AFP - 3h ago

Leicester City's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha achieved a fairytale Premier League title success but he also had …

British forward Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 17 2019

Luol Deng, who made a journey from South Sudan to NBA stardom, is calling it quits after a 15-year career after signing …

World champ Chen seeks third straight Skate America crown

Oct 17 2019

Two-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen goes for a third consecutive Skate America title when the opening event of …

NBA boss Silver says losses in China row 'substantial'

Oct 17 2019

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has suffered "substantial" losses following its dispute with …

Lampard joins calls to abandon Champions League reforms

Oct 17 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes the Champions League format should not be changed if the quality of the …

Murray sweeps into quarter-finals at Antwerp

Oct 17 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray cruised into the quarter-finals at Antwerp on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of …

Man City bemoan unfair advantage over festive fixtures

Oct 17 2019

Manchester City believe the sporting integrity of the Premier League has been compromised by the scheduling of a hectic …

'Moments when he won't score': Bayern play down Lewandowski catching Mueller 40-goal mark

Oct 17 2019

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac cooled the hype over star striker Robert Lewandowski hunting down Gerd Mueller's …

Coetzee, Fox tied for French Open lead

Oct 17 2019

South African George Coetzee and New Zealand's Ryan Fox claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the French …

UEFA to hear racism charges against Bulgaria fans October 28

Oct 17 2019

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin's promise to wage war on stadium racists will be put to the test when charges of monkey …

Arsenal's Ozil opens up on car-jacking ordeal, racist abuse with Germany

Oct 17 2019

Mesut Ozil has opened up about being at the centre of an attempted car-jacking and his explosive resignation from the …

Barca's Valverde confident Catalan protests won't affect Clasico

Oct 17 2019

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Thursday he believes next weekend's 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid will go ahead …

Arsenal's Emery hails 'improved' Ozil but makes no promises

Oct 17 2019

Arsenal manager Unai Emery praised an "improved" Mesut Ozil but refused to give any guarantees Thursday of a recall …

Racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums: FIFA boss

Oct 17 2019

Racists must be "kicked out" of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday as he pressed for a worldwide …

Garcia searching for smiles as fans revolt against Lyon appointment

Oct 17 2019

Rudi Garcia begins his reign as Lyon manager on Saturday with what should be a simple task against lowly Dijon, as he …

Man Utd lose Pogba, De Gea for Liverpool clash

Oct 17 2019

Manchester United's hopes of upsetting the odds against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday suffered a fresh blow …

Pochettino rules out big changes at Tottenham in January

Oct 17 2019

Mauricio Pochettino does not want to make major changes at Tottenham in the January transfer window despite a poor start …

Bulgaria teen indicted over England match racist abuse

Oct 17 2019

A Bulgarian teenager was indicted for "grave hooliganism" while four others were fined and received stadium bans over …

Minnows chasing 'dream' in World T20 qualifiers marred by corruption charges

Oct 17 2019

Cricket's lesser lights, including Jersey and Nigeria, are chasing a "dream" as qualifying for next year's T20 World Cup …

Thunberg sets an example to teenage tennis star Gauff

Oct 17 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is leading a changing of the established order in how the young are now …

Aussie To'omua takes pot shots at England ahead of showdown

Oct 17 2019

Australian playmaker Matt To'omua has sledged England's players for their poor snooker skills and a reluctance to buy a …

Watford saved me, says rock legend Elton John

Oct 17 2019

British rock legend Elton John says Watford football club were his unlikely saviour as he experienced the "worst period …

Solskjaer '100 percent sure' Man Utd have right structure

Oct 17 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "100 percent sure" that the club has the right structure in place and …

Federer to play French Open next year

Oct 17 2019

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said Thursday he will play the French Open in Paris next year.

Viktor Hovland sets PGA Tour scoring record at CJ Cup

Oct 17 2019

Rising star Viktor Hovland set a PGA Tour record in the opening round of the CJ Cup in South Korea Thursday when he shot …

Japanese officials surprised by plans to relocate 2020 marathon

Oct 17 2019

Japanese officials have been caught by surprise at an International Olympic Committee plan to move the Tokyo 2020 …

'Fearless' Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Oct 17 2019

Australia coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named teen sensation Jordan Petaia in his starting side to face England in …

No doubting: Thomas would pick fit Tiger Woods '100 times out of 100'

Oct 17 2019

Justin Thomas said Thursday a fit Tiger Woods should be on the US Presidents Cup team "100 times out of 100" as the …

Henshaw in as Ireland face 'host of challenges' against All Blacks

Oct 17 2019

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw will replace banned centre Bundee Aki for their World Cup quarter-final against defending …

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v Ireland quarter-final match-ups

Oct 17 2019

Three head-to-heads for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between defending champions New Zealand and Ireland on …

IOC defends plan to move 2020 marathon to Sapporo

Oct 17 2019

The IOC has defended a plan to move the 2020 marathon and race walking sports to northern Japan over heat fears, as …

Air New Zealand offers 'safety tips' to Irish rugby fans

Oct 17 2019

Air New Zealand has offered Irish rugby fans some tongue-in-cheek "safety tips" before the countries face off in the …

Koepka saves best till last, local hero An leads at CJ Cup

Oct 17 2019

Defending champion Brooks Koepka needed a late eagle to card a three-under par first round at the CJ Cup on Thursday but …

Kohli hot on Smith's heels as India eye clean sweep

Oct 17 2019

On-song Virat Kohli is looking to topple Aussie run machine Steve Smith in the international batting rankings as India …

England bench 'disappointed' Ford for World Cup quarter-final against Australia

Oct 17 2019

England coach Eddie Jones insisted fly-half George Ford has a "significant role to play" on Thursday after he dropped …

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Oct 17 2019

Japanese police were investigating on Thursday after Uruguay players at the Rugby World Cup allegedly damaged property …

Surreal North v South Korea football match 'like war'

Oct 17 2019

South Korea's footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium …

World Rugby apologises over Uruguay 'bar incident'

Oct 17 2019

World Rugby said Thursday they had apologised to a bar in the Japanese city of Kumamoto after a "disappointing" incident …

Nigeria need record victory to avoid CHAN humiliation

Oct 17 2019

Nigeria coach Imama Amapakabo has urged his squad to forget a 4-1 first leg drubbing in Togo and create African Nations …

Historic marathon adds to Ineos' growing sporting portfolio

Oct 17 2019

When Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna this month, his …

'Idiot' Marsh set to miss Pakistan Test after punching wall

Oct 17 2019

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the opening Test against Pakistan after fracturing his right hand punching a …

'It was like war': S.Korea slams N.Korean players' aggression in black-out clash

Oct 17 2019

South Korea's Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a "very …

US boxer Day dies from brain injuries: promoter

Oct 17 2019

American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles …

AC Milan suffer record 146 million euro losses - reports

Oct 16 2019

Troubled former Italian footballing giants AC Milan have suffered record losses, according to reports in Italy on …

UAE captain Naveed charged with corruption on eve of world T20 qualifiers

Oct 16 2019

United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was on Wednesday charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 …

Soul-searching goes on for US after Canada shock

Oct 16 2019

Two years after the seismic shock of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States men's soccer team is …

For Lewis Hamilton, social media backlash is familiar feeling

Oct 16 2019

Even though he deleted the pro-vegan post that started the trouble, Lewis Hamilton continued to be the centre of social …

Maddon named Angels manager

Oct 16 2019

Former Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon was named as the new manager of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, returning to …

Germany's Demme named in RB Leipzig's eSports team

Oct 16 2019

RB Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme will be swapping his boots for a control pad when he joins the club's four-man eSports …

Yankees-Astros playoff clash postponed over weather fears

Oct 16 2019

Major League Baseball on Wednesday postponed game four of the American League Championship Series between the Houston …

South African Van Dyk gets French passport after Macron request

Oct 16 2019

South Africa-born prop Maks Van Dyk, who cheekily asked President Emmanuel Macron for French citizenship at the …

Gauff dumped out at Luxembourg after maiden WTA title win

Oct 16 2019

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff failed to follow up on her maiden WTA tournament win after crashing out in the first round …

Tokyo Olympics marathon and walks could be moved to Sapporo over heat fears

Oct 16 2019

The marathon and race walks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be moved from the Japanese capital to Sapporo where …

German regional clubs probed after players mimic Turkish military salute

Oct 16 2019

At least five German regional football teams face disciplinary action after their players imitated the military salute …

Captain Naveed among three UAE cricketers charged with corruption

Oct 16 2019

Captain Mohammed Naveed is one of three United Arab Emirates cricketers who have been charged with corruption, the …

Messi wins third straight Golden Shoe as top league-goal scorer

Oct 16 2019

Barcelona captain Leo Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the European leagues on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics marathon and race walks could be moved to Sapporo: IOC

Oct 16 2019

The marathon and race walks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be moved to Sapporo where temperatures will be …

PSG's Icardi relieved focus back on football after Inter Milan circus

Oct 16 2019

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi said Wednesday he was enjoying the focus being back on football and away from his private …

Euro 2021 a 'game changer' for English women's football: FA executive

Oct 16 2019

The Women's Euro 2021 could have the same positive impact on women's sport as the 2012 London Olympics, says Football …

Mickelson tells Tiger to pick Tiger for Presidents Cup

Oct 16 2019

Phil Mickelson said Wednesday that captain Tiger Woods should pick himself to play the Presidents Cup this year …

Honda recruit Zarco to fill in for Nakagami

Oct 16 2019

French rider Johann Zarco has been drafted in as a temporary replacement for the injured Takaaki Nakagami, the Honda …

FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

Oct 16 2019

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was "disappointed" after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier …

Use your noodle: brain teasers tune Japan for Boks clash

Oct 16 2019

Oscar Wilde once said: "Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the centre of the city."

Jones and Cheika: old rivalry faces new test at Rugby World Cup

Oct 16 2019

Australian coaches Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika will renew a rivalry stretching back more than 30 years when Jones's …

Enable to stay in training, says owner Prince Khalid Abdullah

Oct 16 2019

Flat racing superstar Enable is to stay in training as a six-year-old, owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has announced, with …

Rivalry, what rivalry? McIlroy has no majors since I joined tour - Koepka

Oct 16 2019

World number one Brooks Koepka on Wednesday took a big swipe at notions of a rivalry with Rory McIlroy, pointing out …

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEAsia games

Oct 16 2019

Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar a few years ago but one local beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm …

'Ignorance and panic': Jordan Spieth opens up on his epic golfing fall

Oct 16 2019

A few years ago it all came so easy to Jordan Spieth.

Everybody's talking about Jamie: Japan heroes toast 'massive' Joseph

Oct 16 2019

Eddie Jones once described Japan as a "joke team" -- before the Australian lit the fuse that sparked an outrageous …

Nationals down Cardinals for first World Series berth

Oct 16 2019

The Washington Nationals reached the World Series for the first time in franchise history on Tuesday after completing a …

Nationals defeat Cardinals 7-4 to reach World Series

Oct 16 2019

The Washington Nationals reached the World Series for the first time in franchise history on Tuesday after completing a …

World Cup dream sparked retirement U-turn for England's 'plodding' Marler

Oct 16 2019

England prop Joe Marler said his belief in the team's potential to become world champions had fuelled his decision to …

Koepka leads big guns rolling in for PGA Tour's Asian riches

Oct 16 2019

The US PGA Tour kicks off its new-look Asian Swing in South Korea on Thursday with the world's top golfers lured by …

'We can win it' - Williams says Wales in good shape to lift first World Cup

Oct 16 2019

Liam Williams believes Wales's recent history means they can win the World Cup for the first time.

Swing when you're winning: Thai golf stars blaze path for youngsters

Oct 16 2019

Flashing luxury sports cars and a bejewelled watch, Kiradech Aphibarnrat is one of several rising golf stars drawing …

Canada stun US with first win in 34 years

Oct 16 2019

Canada defeated the United States for the first time in 34 years Tuesday after goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas …