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Hammer throw world champ Wlodarczyk to skip Doha games

AFP - 4h ago

Polish Olympic hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk will not defend her world title later this year after undergoing knee …

Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach

AFP - 5h ago

The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair …

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits fans' criticism hurts

AFP - 5h ago

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism from furious fans has been "hard to take", but he insists the club's …

Lennon warns Arsenal not to expect Tierney bargain

AFP - 1h ago

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned Arsenal that the Scottish champions won't let Kieran Tierney leave on the cheap …

PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund

AFP - 6h ago

Paris Saint-Germain have signed France under-21 international defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund on a …

Mickelson 'resets' with six-day fast ahead of British Open

AFP - 6h ago

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson said on Tuesday that a recent six-day fast to "reset" after a poor run of form …

Outcast Rami to miss Marseille US trip

AFP - 6h ago

France World Cup winner Adil Rami has been left out of the Marseille squad for the pre-season tour of the US, the club …

Khan claims Pacquiao has agreed Saudi Arabia bout

AFP - 7h ago

British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November.

Arsenal close to capturing Real's Ceballos on loan: reports

AFP - 7h ago

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on a season-long loan, Spanish media reported on …

Qatar's Al-Attiyah dominates Silk Way rally

AFP - 8h ago

After traversing Russia's forests, the Mongolian steppe and the deserts of northern China, Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah …

Thomas hoping to give favourite McIlroy 'a run' at Portrush

AFP - 8h ago

World number nine Justin Thomas said on Tuesday that home darling Rory McIlroy is the favourite for this week's British …

Strauss urges England star Stokes to stay grounded after World Cup

AFP - 3h ago

Andrew Strauss has urged Ben Stokes to keep his feet on the ground after the England all-rounder earned hero status with …

'My Tour is already a success' says yellow jersey Alaphilippe

AFP - 2h ago

Yellow jersey holder Julian Alaphilippe says his Tour de France is already a success, no matter what happens when the …

Bangladesh rest Shakib, retain Mashrafe for Sri Lanka ODIs

AFP - 8h ago

Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match …

England hero Archer grieved cousin's death during World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

England star Jofra Archer was grieving over the death of his cousin in Barbados during his team's incredible success at …

Woods draws inspiration from Watson, Norman's Open near-misses

AFP - 2h ago

Tiger Woods said on Tuesday he is confident his body can hold up under the rigours of links golf this week as he bids …

Koepka benefitting from caddie's local knowledge, not passing tips to Tiger

AFP - 6h ago

World number one Brooks Koepka said on Tuesday having Portrush local Ricky Elliott on the bag for this week's British …

Team boss says Ineos on course for Tour de France title

AFP - 4h ago

Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford said Tuesday his riders were perfectly poised for another Tour de France win at the …

Korean tears at consolation goal in 30-1 world water polo rout

AFP - 6h ago

South Korea's female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering …

Lampard 'won't look backwards' as he takes over Chelsea

AFP - 5h ago

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said Tuesday he won't be looking backwards as he takes on possibly the biggest challenge of …

Crosswind blows Alaphilippe and Ineos clear on Tour

AFP - 3h ago

Belgian rookie Wout Van Aert won stage 10 of the Tour de France on Monday as Julian Alaphilippe extended his overall …

South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home

AFP - 5h ago

Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he …

Korean tears at breaking goal duck at world water polo

AFP - 1h ago

South Korea's female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering …

O'Connor signs with Queensland Reds in late World Cup move

AFP - 6h ago

Australian rugby bad boy James O'Connor is edging closer to a stunning return to the Wallabies after the Queensland Reds …

First woman to referee in Australia's scandal-plagued NRL

AFP - 8h ago

Australia's National Rugby League will make history with its first female referee on Thursday night, as the NRL …

Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

AFP - 6h ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old …

McIlroy looks to end drought on Open's return to Northern Ireland

AFP - 8h ago

The British Open returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years this week at Royal Portrush, giving Rory …

N. Zealand coach wants rules review after 'hollow' World Cup final

AFP - 8h ago

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup's rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece …

Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation appeal

AFP - 9h ago

An Australian media group on Tuesday lost an appeal against an Aus$300,000 (US$211,000) defamation payout to West Indies …

Tough new standards have Aussies fine-tuned for worlds

AFP - 11h ago

Coach Jacco Verhaeren has set brutally difficult qualifying standards to make Australia's team for this month's world …

De Ligt has agreed to join Juventus: reports

AFP - 9h ago

Defender Matthijs de Ligt has agreed to join Juventus, Dutch and Italian media reported on Monday, but it was not clear …

NBA's Cavs waive veteran JR Smith

AFP - 2h ago

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived JR Smith on Monday, gaining salary cap space after failing to trade the NBA veteran.

Everton sign England midfielder Delph from Manchester City

Jul 15 2019

Everton said on Monday that they have signed England midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal.

Redskins' Smith has brace removed eight months after leg injury

Jul 15 2019

Washington quarterback Alex Smith's recovery from a gruesome injury has progressed with the removal of the "external …

Montpellier keeper Lecomte joins Monaco

Jul 15 2019

Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte has joined Monaco on a five-year deal, the Principality club announced on …

England chief Giles dismisses World Cup final 'extra run' row

Jul 15 2019

England director of cricket Ashley Giles has insisted he had no qualms about keeping the World Cup trophy after former …

Molinari expects 'special' Open week

Jul 15 2019

Francesco Molinari has been paired with America's Bryson DeChambeau and Australia's Adam Scott as he gears up to launch …

Arsenal fan groups call on Kroenke to reinvigorate flagging club

Jul 15 2019

A group of influential Arsenal supporters' organisations, fanzines and blogs have joined forces to call for better …

Stokes sets sights on Ashes glory after World Cup triumph

Jul 15 2019

Ben Stokes has already started turning his attention to the Ashes just a day after starring for England in their …

Barcelona complete signing of rising Japan star Abe

Jul 15 2019

Barcelona announced on Monday they had completed the signing of young Japan winger Hiroki Abe from the Kashima Antlers …

Crosswind sends Alaphilippe and Ineos clear on Tour

Jul 15 2019

Dutch rookie Wout van Aert won stage 10 of the Tour de France on Monday as Julian Alaphilippe extended his overall lead …

England celebrate World Cup triumph with young fans

Jul 15 2019

England revelled in their first World Cup triumph on Monday, soaking up the adulation of a disbelieving nation after one …

Neymar returns to PSG training with future still up in the air

Jul 15 2019

Neymar returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, a week later than his teammates and days after …

Ramsey hoping to emulate Juve titan John Charles

Jul 15 2019

Aaron Ramsey says that he wants to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and Juventus hero John Charles after the …

Different class: China go seven for seven at world diving

Jul 15 2019

Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen destroyed a quality field to win gold in the men's 10-metre synchro platform Monday as China's …

Under fire Vettel gets support from rival Hamilton

Jul 15 2019

A beleaguered Sebastian Vettel received support from an unexpected source Monday after another dismal outing for Ferrari …

Rohr insists future is bright for youthful Nigeria

Jul 15 2019

Gernot Rohr believes Nigeria will be stronger for their experience at this year's Africa Cup of Nations after his side …

Casillas to join Porto staff during heart attack recovery

Jul 15 2019

Iker Casillas will join the Porto staff while he recovers from the heart attack he suffered two months ago, the Spanish …

England World Cup hero Buttler says: 'Nothing can faze me now'

Jul 15 2019

Jos Buttler said nothing would faze him again after his key role in England's unforgettable World Cup triumph at Lord's.

Hamilton says win down to planning, not luck

Jul 15 2019

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has defended his victory in the British Grand Prix, saying the triumph was down to …

Barty stays at number one in spite of Wimbledon upset

Jul 15 2019

Ashleigh Barty hung on to top place in the WTA rankings on Monday despite crashing out of Wimbledon in the last 16.

Wimbledon champion Djokovic consolidates top ranking

Jul 15 2019

Novak Djokovic's successful defence of his Wimbledon crown ensured that the Serb remained at world number one in the …

Neymar finally shows up for PSG training -- report

Jul 15 2019

Neymar showed up Monday for training at Paris Saint-Germain according to French media reports, a week late and just days …

England 'mistakenly' awarded extra run in World Cup final: former umpire

Jul 15 2019

England were mistakenly awarded an extra run during their nailbiting World Cup win over New Zealand at Lord's, a member …

Serbian press crown Djokovic 'King of Tennis'

Jul 15 2019

The Serbian press on Monday proclaimed Novak Djokovic "king of tennis" with the "heart of a hero" after he claimed his …

282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win

Jul 15 2019

A total of 282 people were arrested in France after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the …

Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15 2019

Novak Djokovic has vowed to convince fans that he is not public enemy number one even if he surpasses people's champion …

Caster Semenya v IAAF: a ground-breaking gender test case

Jul 15 2019

Caster Semenya's battle with world athletics' governing body over testosterone-curbing regulations for female athletes …

Neymar heads to Paris on Monday after PSG spat: source

Jul 15 2019

Neymar will return to Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, the football star's press office said on Sunday, after remarks he …

What they said at Wimbledon

Jul 15 2019

AFP Sport picks out 10 of the best quotes from this year's Wimbledon which drew to a close on Sunday:

Technical knockout: Kiwis praise team but query 'cruel' rules

Jul 15 2019

Heartbroken New Zealanders expressed pride Monday in the Black Caps' fighting spirit after defeat to England in the …

Team Ineos: Stronger or weaker than Sky?

Jul 15 2019

Team Sky dominated last year's Tour de France with Geraint Thomas winning the title and Chris Froome finishing third, …

Cricket World Cup team of the tournament

Jul 15 2019

England won the World Cup for the first time after beating New Zealand in Sunday's thrilling final at Lord's, bringing …

P&G gives bonus to US women soccer stars

Jul 15 2019

US multinational Procter & Gamble gave its backing to the United States' women's soccer stars in their fight for equal …

Frittelli claims Open berth with John Deere win

Jul 14 2019

South Africa's Dylan Frittelli claimed the first PGA Tour title of his career with victory at the John Deere Classic on …

Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Jul 14 2019

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions …

Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in record-breaking final

Jul 14 2019

Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger …

England v New Zealand: World Cup final talking points

Jul 14 2019

England beat New Zealand to win their first World Cup in the most dramatic fashion at Lord's on Sunday.

England captain Morgan hails 'superhuman' World Cup hero Stokes

Jul 14 2019

Eoin Morgan paid tribute to the "almost superhuman" Ben Stokes after the all-rounder played a pivotal role in England's …

Wiesberger wins playoff to claim Scottish Open

Jul 14 2019

Austria's Bernd Wiesberger won the Scottish Open at the third playoff hole as a brilliant nine under par round was not …

Queen salutes England after World Cup glory

Jul 14 2019

The Queen sent her congratulations to England's World Cup winners after their incredible triumph against New Zealand on …

Stokes revels in redemption story as England make World Cup history

Jul 14 2019

Ben Stokes started England's march to World Cup glory with a catch to remember and ended their historic campaign weeping …

Wimbledon at a glance - Day 13

Jul 14 2019

Wimbledon at a glance - Day 13:

'Gutted' Williamson says World Cup final defeat hard to swallow

Jul 14 2019

Kane Williamson admitted New Zealand's agonising World Cup final defeat against England was "hard to swallow" after his …

'When they chant Roger, I hear Novak': Djokovic admits 'toughest' Wimbledon win

Jul 14 2019

Novak Djokovic admitted his epic, record-breaking Wimbledon final triumph over Roger Federer on Sunday was the "toughest …

Senegal reach Cup of Nations final as own goal sinks Tunisia

Jul 14 2019

Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win …

England win first World Cup in all-time classic

Jul 14 2019

England won the World Cup for the first time ever on Sunday, holding their nerve to seal a thrilling Super Over victory …

Griezmann says Atletico outcry to Barcelona move 'is a pity'

Jul 14 2019

French forward Antoine Griezmann said on Sunday that Atletico Madrid's angry response to his transfer to La Liga rivals …

Hsieh and Strycova win women's doubles at Wimbledon

Jul 14 2019

Popular Czech Barbora Strycova gained rich consolation for her loss in the women's singles semi-finals, partnering …

England captain Morgan thought World Cup was lost

Jul 14 2019

England captain Eoin Morgan admitted he believed his side's shot at World Cup glory had gone on Sunday before a …

Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win ninth Wimbledon title

Jul 14 2019

Roger Federer said he could not believe he had let slip two match points which would have sealed his ninth Wimbledon …

England beat New Zealand to win first World Cup in gripping final

Jul 14 2019

England won the World Cup for the first time in their history on Sunday, holding their nerve to seal a thrilling Super …

Dramatic World Cup final the best game ever, says England hero Stokes

Jul 14 2019

England's Ben Stokes hailed Sunday's dramatic World Cup final victory over New Zealand in a Super Over as the best match …

Kiwi fans on the outer for thrilling cricket finale

Jul 14 2019

New Zealand cricket fans watched the Black Caps succumb to England in a nerve-shredding Cricket World Cup final Monday, …

Hamilton says British crowd gave him 'energy' for record win

Jul 14 2019

Lewis Hamilton said the home crowd gave him the "energy" to help him claim a record sixth British Grand Prix victory …

Djokovic v Federer -- the facts and figures

Jul 14 2019

Facts and figures on the Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer which the world number one won on …

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

Jul 14 2019

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding …

Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon final victory

Jul 14 2019

Novak Djokovic said it was "unreal" to be holding the Wimbledon trophy for a fifth time having saved two match points …

Four years' hard work pays off for England World Cup hero Stokes

Jul 14 2019

England's Ben Stokes hailed Sunday's dramatic Super Over victory over New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup as the …

Novak Djokovic: King of the court but not of people's hearts?

Jul 14 2019

From growing up with NATO bombs raining down on Serbia to securing his place amongst the Grand Slam greats, Novak …

South African Impey gatecrashes French party with Tour breakaway

Jul 14 2019

South African Daryl Impey won stage nine of the Tour de France on Sunday, leaving local fans to settle for Frenchman …

Imhoff overlooked as Pumas name foreign-based players for All Blacks clash

Jul 14 2019

Argentina included five European-based players but omitted Juan Imhoff from their squad for next weekend's Rugby …

England pin World Cup final hopes on Stokes and Buttler

Jul 14 2019

England were looking to Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to take them to a first World Cup title after New Zealand sparked a …

Impey wins Tour stage nine as Alaphilippe stays in yellow

Jul 14 2019

South African Daryl Impey won stage nine of the Tour de France on Sunday, leaving local fans to settle for Frenchman …

New Zealand pacemen strike in World Cup final against England

Jul 14 2019

New Zealand's seamers rocked England's top order to revive the Black Caps' hopes of a first World Cup triumph in …

Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead

Jul 14 2019

Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand …

Vettel apologises to Verstappen, admits mistake

Jul 14 2019

Sebastian Vettel apologised to Max Verstappen immediately after Sunday's British Grand Prix, acknowledging that he had …

England's Roy falls in World Cup final run-chase against New Zealand

Jul 14 2019

England lost Jason Roy early while chasing a target of 242 to win their first ever World Cup after fast bowler Liam …

Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon

Jul 14 2019

Shintaro Mochizuki made history on Sunday becoming the first Japanese player to win a boy's Grand Slam title, beating …

Plunkett puts England in charge of World Cup final against New Zealand

Jul 14 2019

Liam Plunkett took three key wickets as England restricted New Zealand to 241-8 in the World Cup final at Lord's on …

New Zealand held to 241-8 by history-chasers England in World Cup final

Jul 14 2019

England restricted New Zealand to 241-8 in the World Cup final as the hosts boosted their bid to make history by winning …

Plunkett treble helps England hold New Zealand to 241-8 in World Cup final

Jul 14 2019

Liam Plunkett took three key wickets as England restricted New Zealand to 241-8 in the World Cup final at Lord's on …