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Leaders Toulouse cling on for narrow win over Montpellier

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Romain Ntamack scored an early try for Toulouse but the French champions had to scrap hard to secure a narrow 17-15 win …

Veteran Chara back with Islanders, NHL team that drafted him

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Slovakian defenseman Zdeno Chara, the oldest player in the NHL at 44, has come full circle with a one-year contract with …

Inter crash six past Bologna to move top of Serie A

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Inter Milan bounced back from midweek Champions League disappointment on Saturday with a 6-1 hammering of Bologna which …

Borthwick salutes Ford as Leicester end long wait for Exeter win

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Leicester boss Steve Borthwick hailed George Ford after the England fly-half steered Leicester to their first …

Ajax enjoy 9-0 romp in Dutch league

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Free-scoring Ajax Amsterdam cruised to a 9-0 rout of Cambuur in the Dutch top flight on Saturday, their fourth win this …

Bayern hit seven past Bochum to go top of Bundesliga

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Bayern Munich topped the Bundesliga for the first time this season with a 7-0 thrashing of Bochum on Saturday as Robert …

Mane reaches century as Liverpool top Premier League, Arsenal ease Arteta pressure

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Sadio Mane reached 100 career goals for Liverpool in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace that sent the Reds top of the …

France prop Bamba racially abused as coach blasts 'world of imbeciles'

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France prop Demba Bamba was the target of racist comments on social networks after Lyon's defeat to Pau last Saturday, …

Klopp hails Mane's 100th Liverpool goal as 'massive achievement'

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Jurgen Klopp saluted Sadio Mane after the Senegal star's 100th Liverpool goal inspired a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace …

Guardiola 'guilty' after Man City frustrated in Southampton draw

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Manchester City left Pep Guardiola feeling "guilty" after his plea for more support from the club's fans was followed by …

Man City frustrated in Southampton draw

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Manchester City were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Southampton as the fans who packed the Etihad Stadium following …

Gatlin beaten in Nairobi 100m, puts retirement on hold

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The 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin put retirement on hold despite having to settle for third in Saturday's …

Odegaard free-kick secures Arsenal's win at Burnley

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Martin Odegaard's exquisite free-kick handed Arsenal a 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday as Mikel …

Arsenal win again as Liverpool top Premier League

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Martin Odegaard scored his first goal since his permanent switch to Arsenal on Saturday to further ease the pressure on …

Ruthless Herron boots Biarritz to victory over Racing

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English fly-half Brett Herron produced a masterclass with the boot, claiming 23 points as promoted Biarritz stunned …

Mane scores 100th Liverpool goal in Palace stroll

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Sadio Mane scored his 100th Liverpool goal as the Senegal star inspired a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace that sent his …

PSG rubbish L'Equipe report of Messi's 'giant 110mn' salary

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Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo angrily dismissed as "very far from reality" a story in L'Equipe on …

Van Aert primed to shed nearly man championship tag at worlds

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Wout van Aert can round off a superb season by being crowned men's world road race champion on home turf and shake off …

Rooney heard about Derby administration plan on TV news

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Derby County manager Wayne Rooney said Saturday he had only found out about the financially-stricken club's plan to …

New Zealand set for departure after Pakistan tour cancellation

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New Zealand's cricket squad flew out of Islamabad on Saturday, a day after abandoning their tour of Pakistan over a …

Bagnaia takes San Marino MotoGP pole with record lap

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Francesco Bagnaia claimed pole for the San Marino MotoGP with a new track record time during Saturday's qualifying as …

Iran leader reasserts ban on sports with Israel

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday reasserted the Islamic republic's longstanding ban on …

All Blacks close in on Rugby Championship as Wallabies stun Springboks

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New Zealand placed one hand on the Rugby Championship title with a bonus point thrashing of Argentina Saturday while …

All Blacks score five tries to crush Argentina

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An under-strength but still ominous New Zealand inflicted a fourth straight Rugby Championship defeat on Argentina …

Quartararo fastest in final San Marino MotoGP practice

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Fabio Quartararo topped the times in Saturday's final practice session ahead of San Marino MotoGP qualifying, pipping …

In-form Bagnaia edges MotoGP leader Quartararo in San Marino practice

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Francesco Bagnaia boosted by his success in last Sunday's Aragon MotoGP posted the fastest time of 1min 31.936sec in the …

Four-try Wallabies inflict back-to-back defeats on Springboks

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The Wallabies swept to back-to-back triumphs against the world champions South Africa with a convincing 30-17 win in …

Raducanu's grandmother wanted her to quit tennis after Wimbledon health scare

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Newly-crowned US Open champion Emma Raducanu's grandmother Niculina Raducanu wanted her to quit tennis so concerned was …

Joshua promises dream bout with Fury will happen

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Anthony Joshua says the mouthwatering heavyweight boxing bout with fellow Briton Tyson Fury will happen preferably in …

South Korea's Ko vaults into lead at Portland LPGA event

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World number two Ko Jin-young surged to the top of the leaderboard on Friday with a five-under 67 to take a one-shot …

McNealy leads at Silverado as top-ranked Rahm misses cut

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Maverick McNealy capped a wild eight-under par 64 with a chip-in eagle to grab the halfway lead in the US PGA Tour …

US Ryder Cup team wary of "underdog" Europe's bite

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A year's delay has only made the United States more hungry to reclaim the Ryder Cup, but captain Steve Stricker knows …

Ronaldo's Man Utd return increases scrutiny on Solskjaer

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Manchester United's shock Champions League defeat to Swiss champions Young Boys has already ratcheted up the pressure on …

Golf: All-time Ryder Cup results

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Ryder Cup results ahead of the 43rd edition of the biennial match play contest between the United States and Europe at …

New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour

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New Zealand Cricket officials on Saturday threw a veil of secrecy over the security threat that forced the abrupt …

Pele briefly back in ICU but now 'stable', says hospital

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Brazilian football legend Pele, 80, was briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit Friday after suffering …

Saracens stun Bristol on Premiership return

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Saracens marked their return to the English Premiership with a convincing 26-9 win away to Bristol on Friday, the …

Former English champions Derby to enter administration

Sep 17 2021

Former English champions Derby County have applied to enter administration, the struggling second-tier club announced …

India coach Shastri denies book launch led to positive Covid test

Sep 17 2021

India head coach Ravi Shastri insisted he had "absolutely no regrets" over his attendance at a London launch of his new …

Klopp says Thiago has 'much more' to give Liverpool

Sep 17 2021

Jurgen Klopp says Thiago Alcantara has "much more" to offer Liverpool after coronavirus and a knee injury restricted his …

Bayern's Coman undergoes heart surgery

Sep 17 2021

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has undergone surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, the German champions …

Vinales buries his troubles to set pace in San Marino GP practice

Sep 17 2021

Maverick Vinales put his troubles behind him to clock the best practice time Friday for the San Marino Grand Prix.

'Killed Pakistan cricket': Fury as New Zealand abandon tour

Sep 17 2021

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his dismay Friday at New Zealand's decision to abandon a …

Man Utd on 'right track' despite financial hit from virus

Sep 17 2021

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Friday he had "great optimism" for the future as the club …

Vinales, then Zarco dominate San Marino GP practice

Sep 17 2021

Maverick Vinales, in the opening practice session on a dry Misano track, and Johann Zarco, in the rain on the second, …

New Zealand call off Pakistan cricket series after security alert

Sep 17 2021

New Zealand pulled out of their cricket series against Pakistan on Friday over security concerns just as the first …

Guardiola unrepentant over Man City fan plea

Sep 17 2021

Pep Guardiola says he will not apologise for urging fans to fill empty seats at Manchester City's Etihad stadium after …

Raducanu relives US Open glory on first night back home

Sep 17 2021

Emma Raducanu revealed Friday she spent her first night back in Britain watching a replay of her historic US Open final …

Hooper concerned about wounded Springboks, not making history

Sep 17 2021

A modest Michael Hooper Friday downplayed becoming the most capped Wallabies skipper in history, preferring to focus on …

Argentina pin hopes on Carreras fly-half switch against All Blacks

Sep 17 2021

Argentina's Santiago Carreras faces the daunting task of making his first Test appearance at fly-half against the All …

Washington edge Giants 30-29 in NFL thriller

Sep 17 2021

Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance gifted by the New York Giants, booting a game-winning field goal as time …

'Sore, but much better': Paine confident for Ashes after surgery

Sep 17 2021

Australian Test captain Tim Paine Friday said he was "extremely confident" of being ready for the Ashes against England …

Ciganda survives double-bogey to share LPGA Portland Classic lead

Sep 17 2021

Carlota Ciganda shook off an early double bogey Thursday to post a four-under par 68 and join a three-way tie for the …

Old friendships count for little as La Rochelle meet mentor Gibbes

Sep 17 2021

There is a certain buzz about Clermont coach Jono Gibbes coming up against his old team La Rochelle in round three of …

Lloyd scores five goals in US women's 9-0 friendly win over Paraguay

Sep 17 2021

Carli Lloyd kicked off her farewell tour with a bang Thursday, scoring five goals to lead the United States to a 9-0 …

Reavie leads at Silverado as Rahm struggles on greens

Sep 17 2021

World number one Jon Rahm's Ryder Cup prep week hasn't gone quite according to plan, but the Spaniard laid low by a …

Wallabies to return to scene of World Cup exit for Japan Test

Sep 17 2021

Australia will play a Test in Japan next month ahead of both countries' European tours, it was announced Friday, with …

Five players to watch as IPL rivalries are revived

Sep 17 2021

The Indian Premier League roars back this weekend in the United Arab Emirates, more than four months after being halted …

International exodus casts shadow as virus-hit IPL resumes in UAE

Sep 17 2021

Indian Premier League hostilities will resume on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates in front of spectators, but without …

Jackson ready for Mahomes and Chiefs 'kryptonite'

Sep 17 2021

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson insists recent history will count for nothing on Sunday as he attempts to …

Heat on Koeman as Barca drift creates concern over loss of identity

Sep 17 2021

Ronald Koeman is adamant Barcelona will be better soon but he heads to Granada in La Liga on Monday under pressure, with …

Ronaldo's Man Utd seek response, Chelsea look to Lukaku in Spurs clash

Sep 17 2021

All eyes are once again on Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United aim make amends for a shock Champions League defeat to …

Aussie swimmer Jack overjoyed after doping ban ruling

Sep 17 2021

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack said she was "overwhelmed with joy" Friday after an appeal against a reduction in her …

Osimhen rescues a point for Napoli, Lyon roll over Rangers

Sep 16 2021

Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli came from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Leicester, while Lyon cruised to a 2-0 …

Spurs held in first game in Conference League, Roma run riot

Sep 16 2021

Substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's equaliser allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come away with a 2-2 draw from their trip to …

Angels star Ohtani to miss Friday pitching start, mound season up in air

Sep 16 2021

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will miss his scheduled pitching start on Friday after feeling arm …

Hojbjerg goal earns Spurs draw with Rennes in Conference League

Sep 16 2021

Substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's equaliser allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come away with a 2-2 draw from their trip to …

Quartararo aiming to bounce back in Misano as home hope Bagnaia lurks

Sep 16 2021

Fabio Quartararo is looking for a strong response from a disappointing showing last week as the MotoGP championship …

Celtic beaten by Betis, West Ham off to winning Europa League start

Sep 16 2021

Celtic threw away a two-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Real Betis in a pulsating start to the Europa League group stages, …

Ake's father dies just minutes after Champions League goal

Sep 16 2021

Manchester City's Nathan Ake revealed Thursday that his father passed away just moments after the Dutch international …

Arteta sees light at the end of the tunnel for Arsenal

Sep 16 2021

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he sees a bright future for the club despite suffering their worst start to a season …

Boateng appeals assault verdict, 1.8 million euros fine

Sep 16 2021

Germany's 2014 World Cup winner Jerome Boateng has filed an appeal against his conviction for assault and 1.8 million …

Man City fan representative tells Guardiola to stick to coaching

Sep 16 2021

A Manchester City fans' group has reacted angrily to Pep Guardiola's plea for bigger attendances at the Etihad, telling …

Kenyan ex-minister given hefty sentence for Olympics graft

Sep 16 2021

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced former sports minister Hassan Wario to a six-year jail term or a hefty fine after …

Chelsea defender James loses medals in break-in during Zenit win

Sep 16 2021

Reece James revealed on Thursday that burglars broke into his house and stole his Champions League winners' medal while …

Solskjaer demands Man Utd response after Champions League defeat

Sep 16 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United must "do better" after their embarrassing midweek Champions League defeat …

Kohli to quit as India's T20 captain after World Cup

Sep 16 2021

Star batsman Virat Kohli announced Thursday that he will give up the India Twenty20 captaincy after the World Cup that …

North signs new two-year deal with Welsh Rugby Union

Sep 16 2021

George North has agreed a new two-year contract that will tie him to the Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys until 2023, …

Grealish fires as Messi falters and it's bleak for Barca - Champions League talking points

Sep 16 2021

Paris Saint-Germain were poor on Lionel Messi's first start, while Barcelona's troubles were there for all to see in …

Burnley manager Dyche signs new deal

Sep 16 2021

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has signed a new four-year deal to extend his stay at Turf Moor, the Premier League club …

Ulster sign Rugby World Cup winner Vermeulen

Sep 16 2021

United Rugby Championship side Ulster on Thursday signed South Africa World Cup winner Duane Vermeulen until 2023.

French rugby player banned for six months over 'banana eater' racist comments

Sep 16 2021

French rugby union player Ludovic Radosavljevic was on Thursday banned for 26 weeks for racially abusing a Cameroonian …

McKenzie at fly-half for new-look All Blacks against 'wounded' Pumas

Sep 16 2021

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made wholesale changes to his starting line-up to face "wounded beast" Argentina in …

Singapore swimmer Schooling to start national service

Sep 16 2021

Singapore's former Olympic champion Joseph Schooling will soon start national service after deferring it for years, …

Aston Martin retain Vettel and Stroll for 2022 F1 season

Sep 16 2021

Aston Martin on Thursday announced an unchanged driver line-up for the 2022 Formula One season, with four-time world …

Athletics coach Salazar loses CAS appeal against ban

Sep 16 2021

Athletics coach Alberto Salazar's four-year suspension for a series of doping violations was Thursday upheld by the …

After Kimmich, Goretzka also extends Bayern contract

Sep 16 2021

Leon Goretzka has penned a new deal to stay at Bayern Munich until 2026, it was announced Thurdsday, following on from …

Nottingham Forest sack manager Chris Hughton

Sep 16 2021

English Championship club Nottingham Forest on Thursday announced they had sacked manager Chris Hughton after a dismal …

Springboks look to 'grind' against Wallabies in rematch

Sep 16 2021

Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber is expecting a "grind" against a fired-up Wallabies on Saturday as the world champions …

Wheels up: Bangkok protesters skate for democracy

Sep 16 2021

Kickflipping Thai skateboarders are flipping the bird at authorities, joining pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok to vent …

Cooper keeps place as Hooper makes Wallabies history

Sep 16 2021

Quade Cooper will again wear the No.10 jersey for Australia in their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa on …

Salazar loses CAS appeal against suspension: reports

Sep 16 2021

Athletics coach Alberto Salazar will serve the entirety of his four-year ban for doping offences after losing an appeal …

Koepka says he's 'good to go' for Ryder Cup: report

Sep 16 2021

Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka told Golf Week on Wednesday he's "good to go" for the Ryder Cup, even as former US …

Messi restricted in PSG draw as Man City, Liverpool win thrillers

Sep 16 2021

Lionel Messi made his first Paris Saint-Germain start in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday, …

Azinger questions Koepka's Ryder Cup commitment

Sep 16 2021

Former US Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger suggested US star Brooks Koepka should give up his spot in the American team if …

'Morbid' reception for Griezmann as Atletico given late scare by Porto

Sep 15 2021

Antoine Griezmann was whistled by Atletico Madrid fans on his return to the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday as his team …

Liverpool spoil Milan's Champions League return in five-goal thriller

Sep 15 2021

Jordan Henderson's stunning strike ensured Liverpool came from behind to beat AC Milan once more with a pulsating 3-2 …

Mixed reception for Griezmann as Atletico given late scare by Porto

Sep 15 2021

Antoine Griezmann was whistled by Atletico Madrid fans on his return to the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday as his team …

Messi makes first start but PSG held by Club Brugge in Champions League

Sep 15 2021

Lionel Messi finally made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday but the disjointed French giants had to …

Grealish stars as Man City hit Leipzig for six

Sep 15 2021

Jack Grealish scored a superb first Champions League goal as Manchester City survived Christopher Nkunku's hat-trick to …

Rodrygo punishes wasteful Inter with late winner for Real

Sep 15 2021

Rodrygo sank wasteful Inter Milan with the last-gasp winner in a 1-0 triumph at the San Siro which gives Real Madrid the …

Messi quiet in PSG draw as Man City, Liverpool win thrillers

Sep 15 2021

Lionel Messi made his first Paris Saint-Germain start in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday, …