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Aussie star Hewitt delays Tennis Hall of Fame entry to 2022

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Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia said Thursday his induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame …

Brawl as Mayweather faces off with Youtube star Paul

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Floyd Mayweather was involved in a chaotic brawl on Thursday during the build-up to next month's fight with Internet …

Man United into Europa League final despite defeat in Rome

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Manchester United advanced to the Europa League final 8-5 on aggregate on Thursday despite losing 3-2 to Roma at the …

Emery gets Arsenal revenge as Villarreal set up Man Utd Europa League final

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Villarreal will face Manchester United in the Europa League final after the Spanish side held out for a 0-0 draw at …

Lions boss Gatland says 'durability' fears key to Sexton's omission

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Warren Gatland said concerns over Johnny Sexton's "durability" lay behind one of his "toughest decisions" in omitting …

Nadal reaches Madrid last eight as rivals falter, Barty in final

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Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while …

Madrid's Hazard 'sorry' for 'offensive' post-Champions League exit behaviour

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Eden Hazard apologised on Thursday after images appeared of him smiling in the aftermath of Real Madrid's Champions …

Nadal, Osaka win top Laureus sports awards

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Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka picked up the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on …

Hertha down Freiburg to climb out of relegation places

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Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their …

MCC denies talk of 'revolt' over Heyhoe Flint statue plan

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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said on Thursday plans to install a permanent memorial to women's cricket great Rachael …

Canelo fights Saunders to unify titles before 70,000 in Texas

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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez faces Britain's undefeated Billy Joe Saunders in a world super middleweight unification showdown …

Alonso admits F1 return 'challenge' but 'capable of driving better'

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Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso admits his return to Formula One has been a "challenge" but is "not worried" by …

France, Australia to play three Tests in 11 days

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France will travel to Australia for three Tests in 11 days this July, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on …

Nadal makes Madrid last eight as Barty eases into women's final

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Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while …

Atkinson 'not in right mind' when tasered, father told police

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The jury in the Dalian Atkinson murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard a statement Thursday from the former …

Rangers fined $250,000 by NHL over Wilson fine rant

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The National Hockey League slapped the New York Rangers with a $250,000 fine on Thursday following the team's furious …

Pakistan ready to hand Test debut to 36-year-old seamer Tabish

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Pakistan could hand a surprise Test debut to 36-year-old seamer Tabish Khan in the second Test against Zimbabwe starting …

Ed Sheeran to sponsor Ipswich shirt next season

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Four-time Grammy winner Ed Sheeran will be the shirt sponsor for his boyhood team Ipswich Town next season, the club …

English grounds consider role as IPL stand-in - reports

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Several Test grounds in England are ready to act as stand-in hosts for the concluding matches of this year's …

Foreign money and coaching sees English clubs dominate in Europe again

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For the second time in three years the UEFA Champions League final will be an all-English affair, with the financial …

Barty gets Badosa revenge to reach Madrid final

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Ashleigh Barty cruised into the Madrid Open final on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Paula Badosa, as the world number …

Pfizer/BioNTech to supply vaccines for Olympic athletes

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US drugs giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday announced a deal with the International Olympic …

Wales skipper Jones to lead Lions in South Africa

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Veteran Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead the 2021 British and Irish Lions in South Africa but there was no place …

Lions king Jones 'completes rugby CV'

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In one of the worst-kept secrets in the history of the British and Irish Lions, Alun Wyn Jones was confirmed as captain …

Pacquiao in 'final stages' of talks for Mikey Garcia fight: aide

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Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is in the "final stages" of talks for a bout against American star Mikey Garcia, …

Thiem downs De Minaur to make Madrid quarter-finals

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Dominic Thiem qualified for the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Thursday after beating Australia's Alex de Minaur …

FIFA postpone June World Cup qualifiers in Africa

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FIFA confirmed on Thursday that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Africa during June have been postponed until …

Leeds' Costa to miss end of season

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Leeds United winger Helder Costa will miss the final four games of the Premier League season with a back problem, club …

Chelsea's Werner relieved by Champions League redemption

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Timo Werner admitted he was relieved to redeem himself with a goal against Real Madrid which helped put Chelsea into the …

Aussie IPL cricketers flee India for Maldives but top Kiwis remain

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Australian cricketers fled Covid-ravaged India for the Maldives Thursday, but New Zealand's top stars are stuck in Delhi …

Jazz regain top spot in the West, Reserves help Hawks down Suns

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Jordan Clarkson scored a team high of 30 points as the NBA-leading Utah Jazz won their third straight with a 126-94 NBA …

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender Olympian

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic …

Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists India cricket chief

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India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's …

Ex-49er, Australian rugby star Hayne jailed for sex assault

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Former Australia rugby league star and San Francisco 49er Jarryd Hayne was Thursday jailed for five years and nine …

Oshie nets hat trick as Capitals-Rangers brawl from the opening bell

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An emotional TJ Oshie scored a hat trick Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 in a …

NBA's Hachimura gets racist messages 'almost every day'

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Japanese NBA rising star Rui Hachimura said he receives racist messages "almost every day", as uproar grows over the …

Oshie scores hat trick as Capitals beat Rangers in fight-filled contest

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An emotional TJ Oshie, scored a hat trick Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 in a …

Hamilton pursues 100th pole as 'nip and tuck' title battle arrives in Spain

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The Formula One circus pitches up in Barcelona this weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix with Red Bull's tantalising tilt …

Gangs, gunshots 'the norm' in Springbok Kolbe's 'rough' childhood

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More than most people, South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe, now the toast of Toulouse, is used to avoiding trouble.

Nets Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews

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The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets …

Nadal cruises into Madrid last 16, Barty faces surprising Badosa in semis

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Rafael Nadal began his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title in simple fashion on Wednesday, easing past youngster Carlos …

Real Madrid outclassed by Chelsea as defeat raises fresh doubts around old guard

May 05 2021

Real Madrid were not just beaten but outplayed, their defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday clear enough to spell the end of a …

Tuchel transformation takes Chelsea to brink of Champions League glory

May 05 2021

Sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on Christmas Eve, Thomas Tuchel is going back to the Champions League final for a second …

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

May 05 2021

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount …

Tuchel salutes Chelsea's desire as Blues reach Champions League final

May 05 2021

Thomas Tuchel hailed the hunger of his "fantastic" Chelsea stars as they reached the Champions League final with a 2-0 …

Three things we learned from Chelsea v Real Madrid

May 05 2021

Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 to clinch a 3-1 aggregate success in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg.

McIlroy among stars rejecting golf Super League 'money grab'

May 05 2021

Rory McIlroy dismissed revived talk of a golf Super League as a "money grab" on Wednesday as the PGA Tour reportedly …

Hazard starts on return to Chelsea with Real Madrid

May 05 2021

Zinedine Zidane handed Eden Hazard a start on his return to Stamford Bridge as Real Madrid aim to prevent Chelsea …

Man Utd's Liverpool clash rearranged after fan fury

May 05 2021

Manchester United will have to play three Premier League matches in five days after their postponed clash with Liverpool …

Fonseca backs Mourinho to thrive at Roma

May 05 2021

Paulo Fonseca has backed Jose Mourinho to thrive at Roma when the former Tottenham boss replaces him as manager at the …

Man City's Sterling abused online after social media boycott

May 05 2021

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after the Premier …

Arsenal's Aubameyang reveals full extent of malaria scare

May 05 2021

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed his family were scared by his weight loss after he contracted …

Solskjaer says Man Utd fans' protest went 'too far'

May 05 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the anti-Glazer protest that forced the postponement of Manchester United's clash against …

Toulouse hooker Marchand cited for Champions Cup tackle

May 05 2021

Toulouse hooker Julien Marchand has been cited for a dangerous tackle during the weekend's European Champions Cup …

Ex-Villa star Atkinson threatened police officer, murder trial told

May 05 2021

A police officer accused of murdering former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson claimed the player threatened to …

Harlequins sign Italy international fly-half Tommaso Allan

May 05 2021

English Premiership club Harlequins on Wednesday announced the signing of Italy international fly-half Tommaso Allan.

Barty beats Kvitova to set up last four clash with surprising Badosa

May 05 2021

Ashleigh Barty will take on Paula Badosa in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open after beating Petra Kvitova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 …

Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Broos heads to South Africa

May 05 2021

Belgian Hugo Broos will replace sacked Molefi Ntseki as coach of South Africa, national football association chief …

Solskjaer pleads with Man Utd fans for 'civilised' protests after Old Trafford mayhem

May 05 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for protests to remain "civilised" after Sunday's anti-Glazer demonstration forced the …

Badosa beats Bencic to reach Madrid last four

May 05 2021

Paula Badosa reached the semi-finals of the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a straight sets 6-4, 7-5 win over eighth seed …

Wales caretaker boss Page says he is in full charge in Giggs' absence

May 05 2021

Wales caretaker boss Robert Page said Wednesday he has taken full control of preparations for Euro 2020 in the absence …

Hertha Berlin dismiss Lehmann as advisor for racist jibe

May 05 2021

Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been dismissed from the supervisory board of Bundesliga side …

Flick favourite to be Germany's next coach with Bierhoff's backing

May 05 2021

Outgoing Bayern Munich trainer Hansi Flick is the hot favourite to become Germany's next head coach after receiving the …

Premier League fans to return for final two matchdays

May 05 2021

Fans will return to Premier League stadiums for the season's final two rounds of fixtures later this month, subject to …

'Don't watch' - fans warned off Tokyo Olympics marathon test

May 05 2021

Spectators were urged to stay away as a subdued Tokyo Olympics marathon rehearsal took place under strict …

Grosjean to bid Formula One adieu with Mercedes test at French Grand Prix

May 05 2021

Romain Grosjean, who suffered a terrifying crash in November, will be back at the wheel of a Formula One car for a test …

Bucks into playoffs as Giannis outguns Nets duo

May 05 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points as the Milwaukee Bucks punched their playoff ticket with a 124-118 win over the …

Union, Cruz Azul advance in CONCACAF Champions League

May 05 2021

Philadelphia Union reached the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 …

Villarreal stand in way of Arsenal v Man Utd Europa League showdown

May 05 2021

Arsenal's season appeared to be ending with a whimper when they were reduced to 10 men after falling 2-0 behind against …

Guardiola exorcises Champions League demons to lead Man City to first final

May 05 2021

After a decade of disappointment, Pep Guardiola is back in a Champions League final and just one game away from …

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open, Thiem cruises through

May 05 2021

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to …

Saunders fury over 'phone box' ring for Canelo bout

May 04 2021

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders on Tuesday threatened to withdraw from his super middleweight title unification clash …

PSG regret Mbappe absence and loss of discipline in latest Champions League exit

May 04 2021

For Paris Saint-Germain another Champions League campaign ends in disappointment, wondering what might have been had one …

Disappointed Pochettino says PSG 'deserved better'

May 04 2021

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said his team "deserved better" after losing 4-1 on aggregate to …

Mahrez double takes Man City into first Champions League final

May 04 2021

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's first ever Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad …

Guardiola hits back as Man City reach Champions League final

May 04 2021

Pep Guardiola took a swipe at his critics after the Manchester City manager finally led his team to the Champions League …

Three things we learned from Man City v Paris Saint-Germain

May 04 2021

Manchester City reached their first Champions League final as Riyad Mahrez's double sealed a 2-0 win against Paris …

'Hats off' to Real Madrid from Zidane ahead of Chelsea second leg

May 04 2021

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his side for the character they have shown to get to the semi-finals of the …

Chelsea to allow fans into board meetings after Super League row

May 04 2021

Chelsea have announced supporters will be allowed to attend board meetings from July after the club's involvement in the …

Toulon blow as Taofifenua sidelined

May 04 2021

Toulon were dealt a blow in their bid to nail down a Top 14 play-off top-six spot with news Tuesday that lock Romain …

Mbappe only fit for the bench as PSG aim to stun Man City

May 04 2021

Kylian Mbappe was only fit enough for a place on the Paris Saint-Germain bench as the French champions attempt to …

No longer the special one, Mourinho heads to Roma in search of revival

May 04 2021

For over a decade, hiring Jose Mourinho was a guarantee of instant success, but the new Roma manager's decline has been …

'Avid rally fan' Villas-Boas to make WRC debut in Portugal

May 04 2021

Andre Villas-Boas will make his World Rally Championship debut this month in Portugal, organisers said on Tuesday.

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open, Sinner and Rublev through

May 04 2021

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to …

Tuchel says 'no time' for contract talks ahead of Real Madrid clash

May 04 2021

Thomas Tuchel says it is not the right time to focus on extending his contract at Chelsea as he prepares his team to …

India's IPL cricket suspended over coronavirus

May 04 2021

The Indian Premier League, the world's richest Twenty20 cricket tournament, was suspended on Tuesday and its players …

Veteran Martinez to leave in Bayern clear-out

May 04 2021

Bayern Munich confirmed Tuesday that veteran Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez will be the third member of their …

Mourinho looks for redemption at Roma after Tottenham failure

May 04 2021

Jose Mourinho took just two weeks to bounce back after his sacking from Tottenham Hotspur with a surprise appointment on …

La Liga launches virus probe after Messi's Barca party

May 04 2021

Spain's La Liga is investigating whether a party organised by Barcelona players at their captain Lionel Messi's home …

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open by Mertens

May 04 2021

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the round of 16 to …

Former Villa striker Atkinson died after being tasered and kicked, court told

May 04 2021

Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by …

Jose Mourinho joins Roma on three-year deal

May 04 2021

Jose Mourinho will take over as coach of Roma on a three-year deal from next season, the Serie A club announced on …

German FA panel to investigate president over Nazi remark

May 04 2021

Embattled German Football Association president Fritz Keller has been ordered to explain to the governing body's …

UEFA allows 26-player squads for Euro 2020

May 04 2021

UEFA said Tuesday it would allow expanded 26-man squads at Euro 2020, meeting a demand from coaches who feared they …

Roma coach Fonseca to leave at end of season

May 04 2021

Paulo Fonseca will leave his job as Roma coach at the end of the season, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

Pregnant Strycova hangs up racket at 35

May 04 2021

Czech doubles specialist Barbora Strycova, who announced her first pregnancy in March, said Tuesday she was retiring …

Bayern Munich to use only digital ticketing once fans return

May 04 2021

Bayern Munich plan to show paper tickets a red card and go green by using only digital ticketing once fans are able to …

Football chiefs call for legislation to tackle online abuse after boycott

May 04 2021

England's Football Association has called on the government to introduce legislation to compel social media companies to …

Curry leads Warriors as Pelicans playoff hopes fade

May 04 2021

Steph Curry erupted for 41 points as the Golden State Warriors stayed on course for the postseason with a 123-108 …

Seve remembered, Olympic ambition: golf talking points

May 04 2021

A former great and a major-record holder feature in AFP Sport's golf taking points this week:

Time running out for wasteful Werner to prove his worth

May 04 2021

Chelsea welcome Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday still with much to do to reach the Champions League final …

Europe's clubs caught between a financial pit and hallowed grounds

May 04 2021

As European football clubs struggle to make up for revenue lost in the pandemic, one untapped source of revenue is …