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Root out for second straight duck as England collapse to 20-3 in third Ashes Test

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England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 20-3 against Australia on the second …

Football team of masseurs casts spotlight on China's blind

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On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, …

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s …

Mallinder leaves England to become Scotland performance director

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Jim Mallinder will join the Scottish Rugby Union as its new performance director after jumping ship from heading up …

Russell Crowe slams 'joke' seating at USA-Australia basketball

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Oscar-winner Russell Crowe led a chorus of criticism Friday of the seating arrangements at a basketball clash between …

China World Cup boost as nine foreigners switch nationality

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China could soon be able to field a national team made up almost entirely of players born elsewhere after authorities …

Uncapped Petaia, 19, gets nod in Cheika's 'unpredictable' Wallabies squad

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Coach Michael Cheika Friday said the Wallabies planned to be "unpredictable" in Japan as he tapped uncapped back Jordan …

World Cup brings hope to Japan's tsunami-hit 'rugby town'

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When Fiji and Uruguay clash next month for a Rugby World Cup match in the small northern Japanese town of Kamaishi, the …

South America eye clean sweep in absence of star names at Vuelta

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A swathe of absentees leaves the door open for a first-time winner and a South American clean sweep of Grand Tour …

Doping: the scourge of Colombia's cycling talent production line

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Colombian cycling reached its zenith last month when pint-sized climber Egan Bernal became his country's first winner of …

New-look Juventus begin Serie A defence without ailing Sarri

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Juventus begin their Serie A campaign at Parma on Saturday looking to push their record Scudetto run to nine but with a …

Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

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Lionel Messi could be ready to play against Real Betis on Sunday and Barcelona could do with him back.

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor apologized on Thursday for his attack on an older man in a Dublin bar which was …

Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win

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Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first …

Ashley-Cooper to play fourth World Cup as Wallabies name squad

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Veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper will play his fourth World Cup while uncapped teenager Jordan Petaia was a surprise pick to …

US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests: reports

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United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three …

Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

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Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against …

Schauffele surges to share of Tour Championship lead with Thomas, Koepka

Aug 22 2019

Justin Thomas rolled in a two-foot birdie putt at the 18th to join Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka atop the …

Wolves clinch famous win at Torino

Aug 22 2019

Wolves moved to the brink of the Europa League group stages on Thursday with an impressive 3-2 play-off, first leg win …

Rahane half-century anchors India revival in first Test

Aug 22 2019

Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 203 for six on the opening day of the first Test against …

Six-wicket Archer doesn't always feel need for speed

Aug 22 2019

Jofra Archer insisted his six-wicket haul on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley proved there was more …

Fastball: Red Sox secure 12-minute win

Aug 22 2019

It took two weeks to complete, but the Boston Red Sox were in no mood to keep their fans waiting.

WADA suspends New Delhi lab over test

Aug 22 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in …

Archer takes six as Australia all out for 179 in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on …

Ribery hungry for success with Fiorentina -- and a big house

Aug 22 2019

Franck Ribery said Thursday his hunger for success drove him to turn down lucrative offers from clubs in China and the …

Djokovic could face Federer in US Open semis, Nadal in final

Aug 22 2019

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final …

Troubled Nigerian Tornadoes hope to sweep aside CAF Cup rivals

Aug 22 2019

Niger Tornadoes captain Mustapha Aliko is upbeat ahead of a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second leg against …

Three great racehorses owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

Aug 22 2019

Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make …

Sarri to miss Juve's opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

Aug 22 2019

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions' first two games of the new season against Parma and …

Murray heads back to Challenger Tour for first time in 14 years

Aug 22 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at the Rafa Nadal …

Former African champions face daunting challenges

Aug 22 2019

South African clubs Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are among five former CAF Champions League trophy-holders …

Kohli falls cheaply as Windies put India on back foot

Aug 22 2019

Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel struck early blows for the West Indies to have India labouring at 68 for three at lunch …

India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie postponed over security fears

Aug 22 2019

The upcoming Davis Cup tie between hosts Pakistan and India has been postponed amid security fears, the International …

Dettori in tears as Enable racks up 10th Group One victory

Aug 22 2019

Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the …

Australia's Harris and Khawaja fall amid Ashes showers

Aug 22 2019

Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja both fell cheaply before Australia reached 54-2 at tea on Thursday's rain-marred opening …

Haskell takes up MMA after rugby retirement

Aug 22 2019

Former England flanker James Haskell, who retired from rugby in May, has signed a deal with a mixed martial arts (MMA) …

Murray pursues singles comeback at Challenger Tour

Aug 22 2019

Former number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour in 14 years at Rafael Nadal's ATP Open in …

West Indies bowl in Test against India

Aug 22 2019

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put India in to bat at the start of the first Test of the two-match …

Farrell and Ford reunited in England line-up for Irish test

Aug 22 2019

Owen Farrell and George Ford will start a Test match together for the first time in over a year when England play …

Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka to 85-2 on rain-hit first day

Aug 22 2019

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka to 85 for two at stumps on a rain-hit day one of the second Test against New …

Sri Lankans with betting interests to be barred from cricket body

Aug 22 2019

Sri Lankans involved in gambling firms will be barred from the nation's cricket governing body as officials bid to …

Coutinho will not start for Bayern on Saturday - Kovac

Aug 22 2019

Brazilian star midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not make his first Bundesliga start when Bayern Munich travel to …

Archer dismisses Australia's Harris in third Ashes Test before rain stops play

Aug 22 2019

England fast bowler Jofra Archer dismissed recalled Australia opener Marcus Harris on the first day of the third Test at …

Vialli group close to buying Serie A club Sampdoria - reports

Aug 22 2019

Former Azzurri international Gianluca Vialli is leading a group of investors who are close to buying Serie A club …

England bowl against Australia in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl against Australia in the third Ashes Test at his Headingley …

Schmidt gives Byrne chance to book World Cup ticket

Aug 22 2019

Ross Byrne has the chance to book his place on the plane to Japan for the rugby World Cup as he starts at fly-half for …

Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer - reports

Aug 22 2019

Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club …

Too hot for lifejackets - rules loosened at sizzling Olympic sailing test

Aug 22 2019

Sailing authorities have loosened the rules on lifejackets at their Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event to help athletes cool …

Henry's desire to succeed as manager undimmed by Monaco misery

Aug 22 2019

France football legend Thierry Henry is keen for another chance to prove he can be a successful manager despite his …

Brazil-born history-maker vows to take China to World Cup

Aug 22 2019

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson said he wants to fire China to the World Cup after he became the first footballer without …

Struggling Day hopes Australian Open gives him a lift

Aug 22 2019

Former world number one Jason Day said Thursday he will take another crack at winning his maiden Australian Open this …

Finished at 23, eSports players peer nervously into retirement

Aug 22 2019

As the first generation of professional gamers enters retirement, eSports is forced to confront a vexed question: after …

Root urges England to take advantage of Smith absence in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

England captain Joe Root wants his side to make the most of Australia star batsman Steve Smith's enforced absence from …

Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo

Aug 22 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him "a better player" and that …

Hoarau penalty denies Red Star first leg win

Aug 21 2019

Guillaume Hoarau's second-half penalty claimed a 2-2 draw to deny former winners Red Star Belgrade a comeback victory …

Thomas eyes FedEx Cup jackpot at Tour Championship

Aug 21 2019

Justin Thomas will start with a two-shot cushion as he aims to crown his season with victory at the Tour Championship …

India look to extend stranglehold over West Indies in first Test

Aug 21 2019

India look set to extend their dominance over West Indies when the first match of a two-Test series starts at the Sir …

Garde sacked by Impact, Cabrera takes over

Aug 21 2019

The Montreal Impact fired head coach Remi Garde on Wednesday, the former French international paying the price for a …

Messi back in training, in contention to face Betis

Aug 21 2019

Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a timely boost on Wednesday by returning to training with the rest of the squad after a calf …

As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

Aug 21 2019

Sudan's first ever women's club football league will start next month, a federation official told AFP Wednesday.

Centre Te'o joins Toulon as World Cup cover after England snub

Aug 21 2019

England centre Ben Te'o has joined Top 14 club Toulon as a Rugby World Cup cover, the French side announced on …

Third Ashes Test talking points

Aug 21 2019

The third Ashes Test starts at Headingley on Thursday, with Australia still 1-0 up in the five-match series after …

Top-rated Crystal Ocean suffers more Group One heartbreak

Aug 21 2019

Crystal Ocean's mantle as the world's top-rated racehorse may be under threat after he lost narrowly for a second …

Juventus look to expand in Asia with new Hong Kong branch

Aug 21 2019

Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants …

Australia captain Paine expecting 'same old Smith'

Aug 21 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine is expecting the "same old Steve Smith" when the star batsman eventually returns to Ashes …

Twitter agree to meet with Manchester United over Pogba abuse

Aug 21 2019

Twitter have reacted to calls for more to be done in preventing racist abuse of footballers on social media platforms by …

'Not easy' - Rummenigge suggests Sanches and Boateng could leave Bayern

Aug 21 2019

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested that Renato Sanches and Jerome Boateng may be heading for the exit …

Kenya's Obiri to compete in both 5k and 10k in Doha

Aug 21 2019

Kenyan middle-distance champion Hellen Obiri said Wednesday she will compete in both the 5k and 10k races at the IAAF …

England's Roy set to play in third Test after passing concussion test

Aug 21 2019

England batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets ahead of the third Ashes Test against …

One last challenge: 'Kaiser Franck' Ribery joins Fiorentina

Aug 21 2019

French winger Franck Ribery said he was relishing one last challenge as the former Bayern Munich legend rubber-stamped a …

New Zealand look to exploit Sri Lanka's Oval weakness

Aug 21 2019

New Zealand will be hoping to add to Sri Lanka's poor record at their own Oval ground and level the series in the second …

Townsend makes wholesale changes for France re-match

Aug 21 2019

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend retained just one player, full-back Stuart Hogg, in the starting XV for Saturday's Test …

Women to get gender-neutral rugby World Cup from 2021

Aug 21 2019

The Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017 will be the last to bear that title with World Rugby announcing on Wednesday they …

Gosden and Dettori - Pulling the strings in the 'Sport of Kings'

Aug 21 2019

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori are probably the best trainer-jockey combination since Vincent O'Brien and Lester …

Brazilian Elkeson earns landmark China call-up

Aug 21 2019

China named Elkeson in their squad Wednesday for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to become …

Brazilian Elkeson earns China call-up in landmark move

Aug 21 2019

China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first …

'A bit of a jolly': how humble Hong Kong Sevens shaped world rugby

Aug 21 2019

As Japan gears up to host Asia's first Rugby World Cup, they might give a nod of thanks in the direction of continental …

Paralympic chief hails Tokyo 2020 prep but hotels 'biggest concern'

Aug 21 2019

The Paralympics chief has said the 2020 Games are "on track," but raised alarm bells over a dearth of accessible hotel …

Australia rule out bouncer battle despite Smith blow

Aug 21 2019

Australia coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle after Steve Smith was ruled …

Tanak targets German treble as Ogier and Neuville lurk

Aug 21 2019

Ott Tanak seeks a German rally hat trick this weekend as the Toyota driver tries to press home his advantage atop the …

Paine plays down Archer fear factor, backs Warner

Aug 21 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine says the tourists will not be intimidated by England fast bowler Jofra Archer and has backed …

Stadium site contamination new headache for Beckham MLS team - report

Aug 21 2019

David Beckham's Major League Soccer club in Miami may have hit a new stumbling block after an environmental report …

Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus

Aug 20 2019

Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL …

Sheffield Wednesday move top as Derby suffer first defeat

Aug 20 2019

Sheffield Wednesday moved to the top of the Championship with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Luton as Philip Cocu suffered …

Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse

Aug 20 2019

England women's manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester …

MLS confirms 28th team will be in St. Louis

Aug 20 2019

Major League Soccer confirmed Tuesday that St. Louis has been awarded an expansion franchise that will boost North …

Gabrillagues's French Cup hopes in balance after six-week ban

Aug 20 2019

French forward Paul Gabrillagues's World Cup hopes were in the balance on Tuesday after he was banned for six weeks for …

Mo Salah U-turn on teammate's harassment scandal divides Egyptians

Aug 20 2019

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reignited heated views about a sexual harassment scandal involving his …

Smith decision to miss third Ashes Test a 'no brainer': Langer

Aug 20 2019

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering …

Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

Aug 20 2019

A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in …

Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test after concussion

Aug 20 2019

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering …

Manchester United 'disgusted' by racist abuse of Pogba

Aug 20 2019

Manchester United said they "utterly condemn" the racist abuse their World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba received …

Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Aug 20 2019

Andy Murray on Monday fell in the first round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open, where the three-time Grand Slam champion …

Blood and sport: the samurai slashing that brought rugby to Japan

Aug 20 2019

When 70,000 fans cram into Japan's Yokohama stadium for the Rugby World Cup final, few will be aware of the area's rich …

Japan's Yamada eyes World Cup spot with French club stint

Aug 20 2019

Japan winger Akihito Yamada said on Monday he is still targeting a spot in his country's Rugby World Cup squad after …

Man Utd held by Wolves after Pogba's penalty woe

Aug 20 2019

Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba's penalty was saved by Rui …

US women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

Aug 20 2019

The equal pay lawsuit filed by US women footballers against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled to go to trial …

Juventus gamble on Sarri delivering another style of Serie A title

Aug 19 2019

Juventus begin their Serie A campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions …

'It's up to them': Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

Aug 19 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday's 1-1 draw …

US football team to kick off Nations League against Cuba

Aug 19 2019

The United States will entertain political rival Cuba at Washington on October 11, US Soccer said Monday.

NBA star Curry finances college golf team for six years

Aug 19 2019

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said Monday he will support the creation of Howard …

European Tour to punish slow play with penalty strokes

Aug 19 2019

The European Tour on Monday announced steps to speed up its golf, including penalty strokes for players who dawdle over …