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Bulked-up Bryson wants more muscle for Masters assault

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Bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau says he plans to pack on even more muscle as he prepares to follow up his US Open triumph …

Thiago Silva sets sights on Premier League glory with Chelsea

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Thiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation …

Bavaria's leader has 'stomach ache' over Super Cup virus fears

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Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said Monday he was getting a "stomach ache" over fears that this week's UEFA Super …

Rakitic bids farewell to Croatia squad

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Croatia international Ivan Rakitic on Monday bid farewell to the national team with whom he reached the final at the …

Pogacar slays Jumbo's Goliath to rise above the Tour doubters

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As Tadej Pogacar celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday, a day after becoming the youngest winner of the Tour de France …

Celtic, Aberdeen fined over virus breaches

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Celtic and Aberdeen have each been fined £8,000 by the Scottish Professional Football League following breaches of …

Sporting name academy after 'greatest ever' product Ronaldo

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Sporting announced on Monday they will re-name their academy after former attacker and five-time Ballon d'Or winner …

Halep wins Italian Open as defending champ Pliskova retires

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Top seed Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday after defending champion Karolina Pliskova retired …

Taking the knee has lost its power, says QPR's Ferdinand

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Taking the knee before football matches is not going to change attitudes to racism only actions will, Les Ferdinand, …

Dele Alli must earn his place at Spurs or risk exit

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One of Jose Mourinho's top priorities when he became Tottenham boss was to bring back the "real Dele Alli". But he is …

Pirlo's debut, Mbappe's return and the Bayern juggernaut: European football talking points

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Football across Europe is well and truly up and running again after the Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga seasons …

African players in Europe: Mane, Zaha two-goal stars

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Senegalese Sadio Mane and Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha were two-goal stars for Liverpool and Crystal Palace …

Rubiales re-elected Spanish football association president

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Luis Rubiales was on Monday re-elected president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) until 2024 in a vote at the …

African leagues: Nothing new... it's 42, boast champions Ahly

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Al Ahly won a record-extending 42nd Egyptian Premier League title without playing when closest challengers and arch …

Tokyo Olympics consulting firm paid $370,000 to IOC official's son: media

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A consulting firm hired by Tokyo's Olympic bid committee paid some $370,000 to the son of an International Olympic …

French rugby supremo Laporte to face anti-fraud squad over Altrad links

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French rugby federation chief Bernard Laporte is to be interviewed by the anti-fraud squad on Tuesday over his links to …

Man City's Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus

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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on …

Tennis world No.1 Barty aces Aussie golf tournament

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Multi-talented Ashleigh Barty has conquered tennis, been a professional cricketer and has now added another string to …

'I meant no disrespect' - China team cuts ex-NBA guard Lawson over lewd posts

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Former NBA point guard Ty Lawson said he meant "no disrespect" after lewd social media posts about Chinese women stirred …

Revitalised Leicester ready to 'attack', says Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers said Leicester were "ready to "attack the season again" after two wins from their opening two Premier …

Boxing, mental health coach for Australia's 'bubble' cricketers

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Australia have appointed a mental health manager and introduced boxing sessions to help players cope with life in …

Rip-roaring Tour de France a litany of cautionary tales

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Cycling's rescheduled Tour de France made a proud entry into Paris Sunday with its boyish champion Tadej Pogacar the …

Davis's buzzer beater lifts Lakers over Nuggets

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Anthony Davis drained a three-pointer as time expired to seal the Los Angeles Lakers' 105-103 victory over the Denver …

False 'age 41' claim held back my career, says football's Minala

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Joseph Minala does not wish to dwell on the bizarre age claim which propelled him into the headlines in 2014, but there …

Validated DeChambeau will experiment more after US Open win

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Bryson DeChambeau has only just started experimenting with golf after his scientific approach was validated with a US …

Brady bounces back, Chiefs survive scare

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Tom Brady bounced back with his first victory with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas …

Will DeChambeau's US Open win change golf? Rivals divided

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Whether Bryson DeChambeau's US Open victory will revolutionize golf or just give a few people a new edge, it had other …

Top seeds Djokovic, Halep into Italian Open finals

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Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the finals of the Italian Open on Sunday as fans returned to …

Hall holds off Buhai in playoff for LPGA Portland title

Sep 20 2020

England's Georgia Hall won the Portland Classic with a par at the second playoff hole, denying South African Ashleigh …

DeChambeau wins US Open to capture first major victory

Sep 20 2020

Bryson DeChambeau captured his first major golf title on Sunday, firing a three-under par 67 to win the 120th US Open …

'Strange not facing Nadal,' says Djokovic before 10th Rome final

Sep 20 2020

Novak Djokovic said on Sunday it felt "strange" not playing Rafael Nadal in the final of the Italian Open as he prepares …

'Sticky' pitch concerns after 49ers injury toll

Sep 20 2020

The San Francisco 49ers were left counting the cost of a 31-13 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday as five key …

Pirlo off to dream start as Juve open bid for 10th straight title

Sep 20 2020

Andrea Pirlo got his coaching career off to a winning start as Juventus launched their bid for a 10th consecutive league …

Real Madrid toil in goalless opening draw at Real Sociedad

Sep 20 2020

Real Madrid began the defence of their Spanish title with a tepid 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday as Martin Odegaard …

Pirlo off to winning start as Juventus coach

Sep 20 2020

Andrea Pirlo got his coaching career off to a winning start as Juventus launched their bid for a 10th consecutive league …

Brady off the mark in Bucs win, Cowboys stun Falcons

Sep 20 2020

Tom Brady bounced back from his opening week disappointment as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers …

Mbappe inspires PSG to victory in Nice

Sep 20 2020

Kylian Mbappe returned to the starting line-up for Paris Saint-German on Sunday and scored the opener in a 3-0 win at …

Cornet fears for French Open after 'too many fans' at Strasbourg event

Sep 20 2020

French tennis player Alize Cornet on Sunday told AFP of her coronavirus fears for Roland Garros after lamenting the …

Three things we learned from the Premier League

Sep 20 2020

Liverpool remain the team to beat in the Premier League as the champions swept aside big-spending Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday, …

Liverpool's Mane sinks 10-man Chelsea, Son hits four in Spurs rout

Sep 20 2020

Sadio Mane tormented Chelsea as the Liverpool forward struck twice after sparking Andreas Christensen's dismissal in the …

Vinales cruises away to win Emilia-Romagna MotoGP

Sep 20 2020

Spaniard Maverick Vinales on a Yamaha won the Emilia-Romagna MotoGP on Sunday to move to within one point of the …

Al Hilal play Shahr Khodro despite 15 players having virus

Sep 20 2020

Asian champions Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia played Iran's Shahr Khodro on Sunday despite 15 of their players testing …

Pogacar crowned Tour de France champion as Bennett wins finale

Sep 20 2020

Slovenian rookie Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France on Sunday, riding triumphantly into Paris in the race leader's …

Mane shows Liverpool still too good for 10-man Chelsea

Sep 20 2020

Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea will need time to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League after the …

Stoinis stars in Delhi's super over IPL win

Sep 20 2020

Australia's Marcus Stoinis smashed a whirlwind half-century as Delhi Capitals edged out Kings XI Punjab in a super-over …

Werner-less Leipzig stroll to opening day win over Mainz

Sep 20 2020

RB Leipzig showed no signs of missing Timo Werner on Sunday as they strolled to a comfortable 3-1 home win over hapless …

Top seeds Halep, Pliskova to play Rome final

Sep 20 2020

Top seed Simona Halep set up a final showdown with defending champion Karolina Pliskova on Sunday as the Romanian bids …

'Proud' Kolbe double sends Toulouse to Champions Cup semis

Sep 20 2020

South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe scored twice as Toulouse hammered Ulster 36-8 on Sunday to qualify for …

Washington NFL owner Snyder, wife in virus quarantine

Sep 20 2020

Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder and his wife Tanya are in coronavirus quarantine and will miss the NFL …

'Strange not facing Nadal,' says Djokovic ahead of 10th Italian Open final

Sep 20 2020

Rafael Nadal may have crashed out, but great rival Novak Djokovic booked his ticket to the final of the Italian Open on …

Slovenia celebrates Pogacar's surprise Tour victory

Sep 20 2020

Neighbours and cycling fans gathered on Sunday in the tiny Slovenian town of Komenda, north of capital Ljubljana, to …

Five things to know about Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar

Sep 20 2020

The unexpected winner of the 2020 Tour de France Tadej Pogacar sealed a dramatic victory on stage 20 to also take the …

Wolff tees off in quest of historic US Open debut win

Sep 20 2020

Leader Matthew Wolff teed off in Sunday's final round of the 120th US Open trying to become the youngest major champion …

Mane ensures Liverpool still too good for 10-man Chelsea

Sep 20 2020

Liverpool showed Chelsea still have far to go to challenge the champions for the Premier League title as Sadio Mane took …

Defending champion Pliskova into Italian Open final

Sep 20 2020

Defending champion Karolina Pliskova eased into the final of the WTA Italian Open on Sunday to set up a meeting with top …

Former Tour winner Zoetemelk fractures both legs in bike accident

Sep 20 2020

The 1980 Tour de France winner Joop Zoetemelk, was taken to hospital in the Paris region on Sunday after being knocked …

Thiago moved to tears by Liverpool move, says Rummenigge

Sep 20 2020

Thiago Alcantara was so moved by being allowed to join Liverpool that he sobbed in the arms of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge …

Toyota negotiate Le Mans 'roller-coaster' to make it three in a row

Sep 20 2020

Toyota claimed their third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour title on Sunday after negotiating a "roller-coaster" 88th edition …

'On fire' Son hits four as Spurs rout Saints

Sep 20 2020

Jose Mourinho hailed "on fire" Son Heung-min after the South Korean destroyed Southampton with a four-goal blitz as …

Halep rallies past Muguruza to reach third Italian Open final

Sep 20 2020

Simona Halep ousted Garbine Muguruza in three sets on Sunday to advance to her third Italian Open final in front of the …

Djokovic into 10th Italian Open final

Sep 20 2020

Top men's seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Italian Open for the 10th time on Sunday with a straight sets …

Maupay's double fires Brighton

Sep 20 2020

Neal Maupay's quick-fire double inspired Brighton's 3-0 win against Newcastle as the Seagulls claimed their first …

Guardiola says he has to earn new Man City contract

Sep 20 2020

Pep Guardiola said Sunday that he needs to show he is worthy of a new contract as Manchester City manager this season …

Son credits Kane after South Korean's four-goal haul

Sep 20 2020

Son Heung-min admitted it was "incredible" to score four goals in Tottenham's 5-2 win at Southampton on Sunday, but the …

Toyota make it three in a row at Le Mans

Sep 20 2020

Toyota claimed their third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour title on Sunday, the 88th edition of the motorsport classic …

Toulouse hammer Ulster to qualify for Champions Cup semis

Sep 20 2020

South African World Cup wing Cheslin Kolbe scored twice as Toulouse hammered Ulster 36-8 on Sunday to qualify for the …

Osimhen inspires Napoli at Parma as fans return to Serie A

Sep 20 2020

Victor Osimhen proved decisive on his Serie A debut inspiring Napoli to a season-opening 2-0 win at Parma on Sunday, the …

Son hits four goals as five-star Spurs rout Saints

Sep 20 2020

Son Heung-min destroyed Southampton with a four-goal blitz as Tottenham earned their first Premier League win of the …

Evans wins Turkey Rally to take lead in WRC title race

Sep 20 2020

Welshman Elfyn Evans came from behind to win the Turkey Rally on Sunday and, with fellow Toyota driver Sebastien Ogier …

Alli's Tottenham future in doubt after Southampton axe

Sep 20 2020

Dele Alli's Tottenham future is in doubt after he was dropped for their Premier League match at Southampton on Sunday as …

Van de Beek slams 'slow' Man Utd after Palace defeat

Sep 20 2020

Donny van de Beek slammed Manchester United for playing too "slowly" in their "really bad" defeat against Crystal …

Leicester sign Roma winger Under on loan

Sep 20 2020

Leicester signed Turkey winger Cengiz Under on a season-long loan from Roma on Sunday.

Toyota leads Le Mans pursued by Rebellions

Sep 20 2020

Toyota was facing a challenge on Sunday morning as it chased a third straight victory in the elite class at the Le Mans …

Stars down Lightning 4-1 in Stanley Cup final opener

Sep 20 2020

The Dallas Stars struck hard against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, winning the opening game of the Stanley Cup …

Celtics strike back with 117-106 win over Heat

Sep 20 2020

The Boston Celtics hit back on Saturday, leading wire-to-wire in a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat that cut the gap …

Champagne on ice with Tour de France arriving in Paris

Sep 20 2020

The world's greatest cycling race will culminate in a triumphant procession into Paris on Sunday after a 21-stage jaunt …

England's Reid rolls to LPGA Portland lead

Sep 20 2020

Mel Reid fired seven birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion …

'I know how to fix it:' Nadal stunned in Rome before French Open title defence

Sep 20 2020

Rafael Nadal warned he knew how to fix his errors before his French Open title defence after crashing in the …

Wolff keeps chance at historic US Open win in perspective

Sep 19 2020

Matthew Wolff has the chance for a historic US Open victory, but the 21-year-old American copes with his nerves by …

Wolff pounces into US Open lead with DeChambeau on his heels

Sep 19 2020

Matthew Wolff, a 21-year-old American making only his second major start, fired a five-under par 65 to seize a …

Nadal crashes out, Djokovic battles into Italian Open semi-finals

Sep 19 2020

Clay court king Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open on Saturday, falling to a straight sets defeat to Argentine …

Wolff pounces into US Open lead as Oosthuizen charges

Sep 19 2020

Matthew Wolff, a 21-year-old American making only his second major start, fired a five-under par 65 to seize the …

Returning Nadal crashes to Italian Open quarter-final defeat

Sep 19 2020

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open in Saturday's quarter-finals to Argentine Diego …

Arsenal strike late to beat wasteful West Ham

Sep 19 2020

Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal's mental strength to strike late through Eddie Nketiah and beat West Ham 2-1 despite an …

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces retirement

Sep 19 2020

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement on Saturday, bringing a sudden end to his three-season tenure …

Roma held, Fiorentina win as Serie A starts awaiting fans

Sep 19 2020

Roma settled for a goalless draw in their Serie A opener at Hellas Verona on Saturday with Gaetano Castrovilli scoring …

Aspas double sinks Valencia

Sep 19 2020

Iago Aspas scored twice, including a brilliant free-kick, as Valencia slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat by Celta Vigo in …

Toyota dominating Saturday racing in quest for third Le Mans title

Sep 19 2020

Toyota set off from pole in pursuit of a third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours race and dominated Saturday's racing, …

Defending champion Pliskova through, Halep meets Muguruza in Rome semis

Sep 19 2020

Top seed Simona Halep and defending champion Karolina Pliskova both coasted into the semi-finals of the Italian Open on …

McIlroy likes his US Open chances after strong 68

Sep 19 2020

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy likes his chances of capturing his first major title since 2014 after firing a …

Man Utd stunned by Palace, Arsenal grab late winner

Sep 19 2020

Manchester United suffered a miserable start to their Premier League campaign as Wilfried Zaha fired Crystal Palace to a …

Inspired Iribaren kicks 'two more to go' Racing into Saracens semi-final

Sep 19 2020

Scrum-half Teddy Iribaren slotted 20 points to send Racing 92 into the European Champions Cup semi-finals with a 36-27 …

Zaha double hands Man Utd dreadful Premier League start

Sep 19 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blamed a lack of preparation time for Manchester United's dreadful start to the Premier League …

Castrovilli gets Fiorentina off the mark as Serie A starts awaiting fans

Sep 19 2020

Gaetano Castrovilli scored the first goal of the Serie A season as Fiorentina beat Torino 1-0 on Saturday behind closed …

Fantastic Faf steers Chennai to victory in IPL opener

Sep 19 2020

South Africa's Faf du Plessis took three catches and hit a quick-fire half-century to guide Chennai Super Kings to …

'Hungry' Bale targets trophies on return to Tottenham

Sep 19 2020

Gareth Bale believes his trophy-winning experience at Real Madrid can help Tottenham end a 12-year wait for silverware …

Haaland and Reyna shine as Dortmund youngsters down Gladbach

Sep 19 2020

Erling Braut Haaland scored twice and 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna shone as youthful Borussia Dortmund swept aside fellow …

Astros star pitcher Verlander ends MLB season with surgery

Sep 19 2020

Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander said on Saturday he will miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball …

Inspired Iribaren kicks Racing into Saracens semi-final

Sep 19 2020

Scrum-half Teddy Iribaren slotted 20 points to send Racing 92 into the European Champions Cup semi-finals with a 36-27 …

Pogacar's Tour de France triumph marks generational shift

Sep 19 2020

In a dramatic last-gasp turnaround Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France on Saturday as the overnight leader Primoz …

Barca president Bartomeu wants to make peace with Messi

Sep 19 2020

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said he does not want to argue with Lionel Messi and believes the …

Reed, DeChambeau begin US Open weekend drama

Sep 19 2020

Americans Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau, two of golf's more unusual characters, teed off in Saturday's final US …