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WTA chief Steve Simon sticks to his guns in Peng Shuai case

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Steve Simon's standoff with China in the Peng Shuai affair has earned the head of the Women's Tennis Association praise …

Sprint king Cavendish earns extra year at Quick Step

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British road cyclist Mark Cavendish will extend his contact with current team Deceunink-Quick Step by a further year, …

Denmark's Eriksen back in training after Euro heart-attack

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Christian Eriksen took part in his first training session since an on-pitch heart-attack while playing for Denmark at …

Everton owner backs under-fire Benitez despite struggles

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Everton owner Farhad Moshiri says Rafael Benitez will be given time to turn things around after a heavy defeat against …

Rangnick granted work permit to start Man Utd job

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Ralph Rangnick has been granted a work permit to start his stint as Manchester United interim manager, the Premier …

Tennis stars back 'bold' WTA move to suspend China events over Peng

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Tennis stars threw their support behind the WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai, …

Mumbai's surprise rain no excuse for New Zealand - Southee

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Tim Southee warned Thursday that the New Zealand bowlers will have to adapt quickly to Mumbai's pitch after two days of …

Irish rugby club gives special needs players a chance to shine

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With laughter, a rap dance celebration but still a competitive edge, tag rugby training sessions for players with …

Shakib, Taskin return to give Bangladesh badly needed boost

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Key Bangladesh bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed return from injury as the hosts fight to prevent a clean-sweep …

Skating showpiece axed over Japan border ban, weeks before Olympics

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Figure skating's Grand Prix Final will no longer take place in Japan next week over a ban on new foreign arrivals to the …

England's Woakes says leave pre-Ashes scandals off the field

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England paceman Chris Woakes called Thursday for the racism and sexting scandals that have overshadowed preparations for …

MLB locks out players in first work stoppage since 1994

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Major League Baseball locked out its players shortly after midnight on Thursday as failure to agree on a new collective …

Antetokounmpo fuels NBA champion Bucks, Doncic dazzles for Dallas

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Giannis Antetokounmpo drove for the game-winning layup with two seconds left on Wednesday, lifting the NBA champion …

Peng Shuai claims, whereabouts, repercussions - what we know

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Peng Shuai is at the centre of international concern after the tennis star alleged last month that a powerful Chinese …

'Super-excited' Carey wins race to be Australian keeper for Ashes

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Alex Carey called it "a boyhood dream" as he won the race Thursday to be Australia's wicketkeeper for the first two …

Hamilton looks to extend F1 race as Verstappen eyes title

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Lewis Hamilton will bid to keep alive his hopes of a historic eighth Formula One world title at the inaugural Saudi …

'Like poking the bear' - Australia's Warner thrives on criticism

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David Warner might be a polarising figure but the aggressive opening batsman is rarely boring and his heroics for …

Peng Shuai - the Chinese tennis star in eye of storm after #MeToo claims

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Concerns over the safety of Peng Shuai have prompted the Women's Tennis Association to suspend all tournaments in China, …

WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng concerns

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The women's professional tennis tour announced Wednesday it was suspending all tournaments in China amid what its …

'Incredible' Djokovic doubles up as Serbia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

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World number one Novak Djokovic performed double duty to lead Serbia into the Davis Cup semi-finals for the fifth time …

Carey replaces Paine as Australian keeper for Ashes

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Alex Carey was Thursday confirmed as Australia's wicketkeeper for the first two Ashes Tests against England after …

Djokovic says 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng

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World number one Novak Djokovic said he supports "fully" the Women's Tennis Association's decision to suspend its …

Leaders Napoli collapse at Sassuolo to allow Milan rivals to close gap

Dec 01 2021

Napoli have the Milan giants breathing down their necks in the Serie A title race after throwing away a two-goal lead …

Salah stars as Liverpool thrash Everton

Dec 01 2021

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool showed no mercy on former manager Rafael Benitez to leave the Spaniard clinging …

Silva's gem fires Man City to victory at Villa

Dec 01 2021

Pep Guardiola said Bernardo Silva was "on another level" after the Portugal forward's sublime strike inspired a 2-1 win …

Liverpool thrash Everton as Chelsea, Man City grind out wins

Dec 01 2021

Liverpool thrashed local rivals Everton 4-1 to pile the pressure on former Reds boss Rafael Benitez on Wednesday, while …

Real Madrid go seven points clear as fans salute 'Ballon d'Or Benzema'

Dec 01 2021

Karim Benzema applauded Real Madrid's fans after they chanted "Karim, Ballon d'Or" as his goal against Athletic Bilbao …

Djokovic at the double as Serbia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Dec 01 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic did double duty to lead Serbia into the Davis Cup semi-finals for the fifth time on …

Djokovic pulls Serbia level with Kazakhstan in Davis Cup

Dec 01 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic comfortably preserved his 10-year undefeated Davis Cup singles record on Wednesday to …

Inter pile pressure on leaders Napoli with Spezia win

Dec 01 2021

Inter Milan moved to within one point of Serie A pacesetters Napoli on Wednesday after comfortably seeing off Spezia …

Pressure on Djokovic as Kazakhs lead Serbia in Davis Cup

Dec 01 2021

Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin saved four match points to defeat Miomir Kecmanovic in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on …

Warholm and Thompson-Herah named World Athletes of the Year

Dec 01 2021

Norwegian 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah were named the World Athletes of the …

Karsten Warholm named men's World Athlete of the Year

Dec 01 2021

Norwegian 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm was named men's World Athlete of the Year on Wednesday for smashing the world …

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar

Dec 01 2021

BT Sport has said it will not use former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan in its upcoming coverage of the Ashes …

Arsenal defender Gabriel fends off robbers armed with baseball bat

Dec 01 2021

Arsenal defender Gabriel fought off a baseball bat-wielding thief who attempted to steal his car in video footage …

Sri Lanka claw back in 2nd Test as Mendis sparks West Indies collapse

Dec 01 2021

Ramesh Mendis led the Sri Lanka fightback at Galle with a six-wicket haul to bowl out the West Indies, but the hosts …

Carrick not in contact with Rangnick for Arsenal clash

Dec 01 2021

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick says he has not spoken to incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick as he …

BBC expects to work with Vaughan again despite Ashes axe

Dec 01 2021

The BBC has said it expects to work with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan again, despite dropping him from …

Man Utd's Glazer buys T20 franchise in new UAE league

Dec 01 2021

Manchester United co-chairman Avram Glazer has acquired a franchise for a new T20 professional cricket league in the …

Afghanistan seek new cricket coach as Klusener departs

Dec 01 2021

Afghan cricket officials are looking for a new national team coach after deciding by mutual agreement not to extend …

Britain's Konta retires from tennis

Dec 01 2021

Former British number one Johanna Konta announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday.

Mendis strikes for Sri Lanka as West Indies collapse

Dec 01 2021

Ramesh Mendis led the Sri Lanka fightback at Galle with a six-wicket haul to bowl out the West Indies on day three of …

India face welcome dilemma with return of skipper Kohli

Dec 01 2021

Virat Kohli will return to lead India in the second Test against top-ranked New Zealand on Friday, posing a welcome …

Suns streak past Warriors, Nets sink Knicks in NBA

Dec 01 2021

The Phoenix Suns shrugged off an early injury to Devin Booker to extend their winning streak to 17 games with a 104-96 …

Australian official rejects Djokovic vaccine 'blackmail' claim

Dec 01 2021

Novak Djokovic is not being "blackmailed" by Australian Open organisers, a senior official said Wednesday, insisting a …

England spinner Leach looks to 'impressive' Lyon for inspiration

Dec 01 2021

England spinner Jack Leach admitted Wednesday that Australian counterpart Nathan Lyon was "impressive" and he had been …

Carey 'given nod' as Australia keeper but rain ruins Ashes build-up

Dec 01 2021

Alex Carey looks poised to replace Tim Paine as Australia's wicketkeeper for the Ashes against England and make his Test …

Germany knock out Britain to reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Dec 01 2021

Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz beat British doubles pair Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski in two tight sets to send Germany …

England women rewrite record books in 20-0 thrashing of Latvia

Dec 01 2021

Ellen White broke England Women's all-time scoring record as the Lionesses recorded their biggest ever victory by …

James out of Kings clash after entering Covid protocols

Dec 01 2021

LeBron James was ruled out of the Los Angeles Lakers' clash with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday after entering the …

Juve see off Salernitana, Atalanta close in on summit

Nov 30 2021

Juventus escaped Salernitana with a hard-fought 2-0 win on Tuesday which brought some positivity after a difficult week, …

Norwich deny 10-man Newcastle first win of the season

Nov 30 2021

Teemu Pukki denied 10-man Newcastle a first win all season as Norwich earned a 1-1 draw at St James' Park on Tuesday, …

Leeds chief claims wealth redistribution rewards incompetence

Nov 30 2021

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear said proposals for greater wealth distribution in English football would only reward …

Woods says no timetable for return but eyeing Open

Nov 30 2021

Tiger Woods refused to put a timetable on his return to tournament golf on Tuesday in his first public appearance since …

Munster rugby team hit by nine more Covid cases in S.Africa

Nov 30 2021

The Munster rugby team, stranded in South Africa, have discovered nine more coronavirus cases in their ranks, the Irish …

Struff downs Britain's Norrie to haul Germany level in Davis Cup

Nov 30 2021

Jan-Lennard Struff defeated British number one Cameron Norrie 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 to pull Germany level at 1-1 in …

Stokes, Archer released from IPL's Royals ahead of auction

Nov 30 2021

England stars Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have been released by their IPL team Rajasthan Royals ahead of the auction as …

South Africa hails Indian 'solidarity' before major cricket tour

Nov 30 2021

The South African government has pledged to "take all precautions necessary" and praised the "solidarity" of India's …

Ex-Argentina, Colombia coach Pekerman handed Venezuela job

Nov 30 2021

Veteran Argentine coach Jose Pekerman was appointed Tuesday to take over the Venezuela national team, tasked with …

China says Omicron will 'lead to challenges' for Winter Olympics

Nov 30 2021

China warned Tuesday that the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant would cause challenges in hosting next February's …

World Cup winner Nyakane to join Racing 92

Nov 30 2021

Rugby World Cup winner Trevor Nyakane will join Racing 92 on a three-year deal in December, the French club's head coach …

Gerrard hopes Grealish gets warm welcome on Villa return

Nov 30 2021

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard said on Tuesday Jack Grealish has earned the right to a warm reception when he …

Evans thrashes Gojowczyk as Britain lead Germany in Davis Cup

Nov 30 2021

Dan Evans swatted Peter Gojowczyk aside 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday to give Britain a 1-0 lead over Germany in their Davis Cup …

Messi looking to prove a point in Ligue 1 after seventh Ballon d'Or

Nov 30 2021

Lionel Messi was awarded a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday, but for the first time in his illustrious …

Kenya's football supremo charged with corruption

Nov 30 2021

Kenya's suspended football chief was charged with corruption on Tuesday and accused of embezzling millions of shillings, …

Klopp urges Liverpool not to lash out in revenge at Everton

Nov 30 2021

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool cannot lose their heads looking for revenge when they face Everton in the Merseyside derby …

Tuchel tells Jorginho to ignore Ballon d'Or snub

Nov 30 2021

Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday Chelsea midfielder Jorginho does not need Ballon d'Or recognition to prove he is among the …

Guardiola concerned by Man City's injury 'emergency'

Nov 30 2021

Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday that Manchester City are dealing with an injury "emergency" as the wounded Premier League …

Sudan security forces fire tear gas at demos against post-coup deal

Nov 30 2021

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas Tuesday at protesters rallying against last month's military takeover and a deal …

West Indies start solidly after spinners trouble Sri Lanka

Nov 30 2021

Veerasammy Permaul's five-wicket haul put Sri Lanka in trouble with the West Indies' batting openers already chasing …

Benzema not upset after Ballon d'Or snub - Ancelotti

Nov 30 2021

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday Karim Benzema is "not crying" about missing out on winning his first …

Carrick in charge of Man Utd for Arsenal clash as Rangnick awaits visa

Nov 30 2021

Michael Carrick will stay in charge of Manchester United for their clash against Arsenal this week as interim manager …

Ronaldo hits back at claim he wants to beat Messi's Ballon d'Or haul

Nov 30 2021

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at a "disrespectful" claim that his only remaining ambition is to …

West Indies start solid after spinners trouble Sri Lanka

Nov 30 2021

Veerasammy Permaul's five-wicket haul put Sri Lanka in trouble with the West Indies batting openers already chasing down …

Savea commits to All Blacks, ditches code switch

Nov 30 2021

All Blacks superstar Ardie Savea committed to play rugby in New Zealand for another four years Tuesday, jettisoning talk …

Perth in grave doubt for Ashes finale over Covid rules

Nov 30 2021

Perth's hopes of hosting the fifth Ashes Test were in serious doubt Tuesday after Western Australia's premier said …

Ali misses second ton as Pakistan win 1st Bangladesh Test

Nov 30 2021

Abid Ali fell just shy of back-to-back centuries as Pakistan cruised to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first …

Washington sneak past Seahawks to give playoff hopes fresh boost

Nov 30 2021

The Washington Football Team continued their resurgence Monday with a gritty 17-15 win over Seattle, their improved play …

Booed Jokic leads Nuggets past short-handed Heat

Nov 30 2021

Nikola Jokic returned from an injury to score a team-high 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets ended a …

Saudi motorsports chief says F1 debut is 'signal' to the world'

Nov 30 2021

Saudi Arabia's debut Formula One race will showcase the country to the world, its motorsports chief told AFP, hitting …

World squash event in Malaysia axed after Israelis barred

Nov 30 2021

A major squash tournament in Malaysia has been cancelled, the sport's governing body said, after the Muslim-majority …

England can do 'something special' despite disrupted build-up - Root

Nov 30 2021

Joe Root is confident that England can do "something special" in the Ashes, despite rain again ruining their …

Messi wins Ballon d'Or for seventh time as Putellas crowned women's winner

Nov 30 2021

Lionel Messi admitted winning the Copa America with Argentina might have been the determining factor in him claiming the …

Croatia claim surprise Davis Cup win over Italy to reach semis

Nov 29 2021

Croatia dumped out much-fancied Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Monday as Olympic men's doubles champions …

Seager joining Rangers in 10-year, $325 million deal

Nov 29 2021

Former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is joining the Texas Rangers in a 10-year, $325 million deal, US media …

Ozuna free to play after domestic violence suspension

Nov 29 2021

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna will be free to start for the World Series champions next season after being …

Messi's enduring brilliance rewarded with another Ballon d'Or

Nov 29 2021

Some might question whether Lionel Messi really deserved to win his latest Ballon d'Or prize ahead of other worthy …

Messi claims Ballon d'Or for seventh time

Nov 29 2021

Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.

Ballon d'Or sees Barca childhood fan Putellas go down in folklore

Nov 29 2021

Alexia Putellas grew up dreaming of playing for Barcelona and after clinching the treble of league, cup and Champions …

Woods rules out 'full-time' return to golf

Nov 29 2021

Tiger Woods has ruled out making a full-time return to professional golf as he works his way back from …

Spain's Alexia Putellas wins women's Ballon d'Or

Nov 29 2021

Alexia Putellas of Barcelona and Spain won the women's Ballon d'Or prize at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, completing a …

Pedri, Donnarumma claim prizes at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Nov 29 2021

Spain starlet Pedri won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21 at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Paris on …

Pedri claims prize for best young player at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Nov 29 2021

Barcelona and Spain starlet Pedri won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21 at the Ballon d'Or awards …

Scherzer, Mets ink $130 mln, three-year deal: reports

Nov 29 2021

The New York Mets have agreed terms on a three-year $130-million-dollar deal with Max Scherzer that will the make the …

Cowboys coach McCarthy sidelined by Covid protocols

Nov 29 2021

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be on the sidelines for this …

Ex-France skipper Bastareaud to 'reflect on future' after double knee injury

Nov 29 2021

Former France captain Mathieu Bastareaud said on Monday he will think about his future after suffering two serious knee …

Black golf pioneer Lee Elder dead at 87: PGA Tour

Nov 29 2021

Trailblazing golfer Lee Elder, the first Black player to qualify for the Masters, has died, the PGA Tour announced on …

Dedicated Vardy 'not stopping soon' says Leicester boss Rodgers

Nov 29 2021

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester star Jamie Vardy shows no sign of slowing down, outlining the personal investment the …

PSG star Neymar to miss 6-8 weeks with ankle injury

Nov 29 2021

Neymar is expected to be sidelined for between six and eight weeks after sustaining ligament damage to his left ankle, …

Oscar Pistorius moved to new prison for parole process

Nov 29 2021

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has moved to another prison as part of his parole process after …

Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim boss

Nov 29 2021

Manchester United announced on Monday they had appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season …

African players in Europe: Three-goal Bebou steals show

Nov 29 2021

Togo international Ihlas Bebou scored a hat-trick for fifth-placed Hoffenheim at the weekend in a 6-3 Bundesliga triumph …