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Germany arrive in Qatar after Messi makes his entrance

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Four-time winners Germany arrived at the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday after Argentina superstar Lionel Messi touched …

New Zealand's Retallick returns to win 100th cap against England

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New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick is set to win his 100th cap after being named in the All Blacks' starting XV to play …

Red faces in France over Olympic mascots made in China

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The choice by Paris 2024 Olympics officials to represent the Games with a cuddly Phrygian cap is proving a harder sell …

Australia cruise to six-wicket win over England in first ODI

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A superb Dawid Malan century was in vain as Australia cruised to a six-wicket win over England in their first one-day …

Sports world tries to sidestep collapse of sponsor FTX

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The collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX has sent shockwaves through sport, which the platform used widely to …

Worker deaths take a toll on World Cup host Qatar

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The number of worker deaths from Qatar's giant World Cup campaign may never be known but the debate has already taken a …

Alcaraz hails 'great achievement' at finishing youngest ever world number one

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Carlos Alcaraz said ending the year as the youngest ever tennis world number one was "an amazing achievement" and a …

Aleksandr Gorshkov, half of first ice dance Olympic gold medal pair, dies

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Russian skater Aleksandr Gorshkov, the first Olympic ice dancing champion and president of the Russian Figure Skating …

Hulkenberg replaces Schumacher at Haas for 2023 F1 season

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Nico Hulkenberg will replace fellow German Mick Schumacher at Haas in 2023, the U.S. Formula One team announced …

Magnificent Malan saves England in first ODI against Australia

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Dawid Malan scored a magnificent 134 as England recovered from a poor start to post 287-9 in the first one-day …

As Qatar World Cup looms, street cricket rules for Gulf migrant workers

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It is 7:00 am in Dubai and as the sun peeks above high-rises, it reveals an animated scene below: about 200 people, …

Hamilton targets future on return to scene of rancorous 'injustice'

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Lewis Hamilton returns to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend 11 months on from one of the most rancorous days in …

Messi, Argentina land in Qatar after 5-0 World Cup warm-up win

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Argentina and superstar Lionel Messi arrived in Qatar for the World Cup early on Thursday, just hours after a 5-0 …

US sports stars named in lawsuit over FTX's deceptive practices

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High-profile US sports stars and personalities have been named in a lawsuit over deceptive practices targeting investors …

Boosted by Australian visa, Djokovic 'flawless' against Rublev

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Novak Djokovic confirmed Wednesday he has received a visa to travel to Melbourne to play in the 2023 Australian Open …

Titans hit by injuries for Packers clash

Nov 16 2022

The injury-hit Tennessee Titans will be without at least four regular starters for Thursday's clash with the Green Bay …

Australia confirms Aus Open visa for Djokovic

Nov 16 2022

Australia's immigration minister said Thursday he "personally" intervened in a visa decision that opens the door for …

Golf's PGA Tour, DP World Tour faces new lawsuit

Nov 16 2022

The PGA Tour faces another lawsuit as the legal battle over the conflict with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit rumbles …

University of Virginia cancels game after shooting deaths

Nov 16 2022

The University of Virginia has cancelled its upcoming college football match as it continues to deal with the aftermath …

Brentford's Toney faces ban over betting breaches

Nov 16 2022

Brentford striker Ivan Toney faces a lengthy ban after being charged by the English Football Association for 232 alleged …

New York City FC secure deal for own stadium

Nov 16 2022

Major League Soccer's New York City FC will finally get their own stadium in 2027 after spending seven years playing at …

Messi scores in final World Cup warmup game

Nov 16 2022

Superstar Lionel Messi warmed up for the World Cup with a goal in an easy Argentina victory on Wednesday while reigning …

Messi on target as Argentina demolish UAE in World Cup warm-up

Nov 16 2022

Lionel Messi was among the scorers as Argentina wrapped up their World Cup preparations with a 5-0 friendly victory over …

Portugal's Ronaldo to miss World Cup warm-up friendly

Nov 16 2022

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering a stomach bug and will be left out of the team's World Cup warm-up …

Maddison praises 'energy' in England World Cup camp

Nov 16 2022

James Maddison said there was great "energy" in the England World Cup squad as Gareth Southgate's men seek to take the …

Caudrelier blows away race record as tragedy mars Route du Rhum finish

Nov 16 2022

Charles Caudrelier won the Route du Rhum on Wednesday, smashing the record in the transatlantic race though the finish …

South Africa recall De Bruyn from Test wilderness for Aussie series

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Batsman Theunis de Bruyn has been recalled to the South African squad for a three-Test tour of Australia in December and …

Hong Kong protest song replaces China anthem at S. Korea rugby match

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Hong Kong's government reacted with fury on Monday after a popular democracy protest song was played instead of the …

Embiid's 59 points lead Sixers past Jazz, Garland's 51 not enough for Cavs

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Joel Embiid scored 59 points to carry the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-98 victory over Utah on Sunday, just one of two …

Testy Verstappen refuses to help Red Bull team-mate 

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An irritable Max Verstappen refused to give up sixth place to Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez on the final laps of …

Garland's 51-point epic not enough for Cavs

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Cleveland guard Darius Garland's 51 points, including 27 in a dazzling fourth quarter, weren't enough Sunday as the …

Vikings fight back to shock Bills, Packers edge Cowboys in overtime

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The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in an epic overtime clash on Sunday between two of the hottest …

Buttler's world champions England can go from 'strength to strength'

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Jos Buttler is reticent to call England one of the best white-ball teams ever, but the captain is confident there is …

LIV Golf announces 2023 event in Australia

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The rebel LIV Golf series has yet to confirm a full schedule for 2023, but said Sunday that one of its 14 events will be …

United States beat Germany to avoid record fourth straight loss

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Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh scored second half goals as the United States women's team ended a three-match losing …

Nelly Korda wins Pelican Championship to regain No. 1 ranking

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Nelly Korda fired seven birdies in a six-under par 64 on Sunday to seize victory in the LPGA Pelican Women's …

Nadal fails to keep up with Fritz in ATP Finals opener

Nov 13 2022

Rafael Nadal said he was slow and rusty as he suffered a disastrous start to his bid to win the ATP Finals for the first …

Horner battling to preserve Red Bull unity and reputation

Nov 13 2022

Red Bull boss Christian Horner was battling to rescue his team’s unity and reputation on Sunday night after an …

Vikings fight back to shock Bills, Dolphins take over AFC East

Nov 13 2022

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in overtime after an epic clash on Sunday between two of the …

Nelly Korda winds Pelican Championship to regain No. 1 ranking

Nov 13 2022

Nelly Korda fired seven birdies in a six-under par 64 on Sunday to seize victory in the LPGA Pelican Women's …

Three talking points as the Premier League halts for the World Cup

Nov 13 2022

A Premier League season like no other has been put on hold for six weeks to make way for the World Cup with Arsenal …

Milan stay on Napoli's tail as Kean fires Juve third

Nov 13 2022

AC Milan's Serie A title defence is still on track after Sunday's last-gasp 2-1 win over Fiorentina ensured they ended …

Nadal falls to Fritz in ATP Finals opener

Nov 13 2022

Rafael Nadal suffered a disastrous start to his bid to win the ATP Finals for the first time after crashing to a 7-6 …

Emotional Russell pays tribute to family, team and Hamilton

Nov 13 2022

George Russell paid emotional tribute to the generosity and support of his family, the Mercedes team and team-mate Lewis …

'Electric' support shows American football is here to stay in Germany

Nov 13 2022

For NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, American football's first regular season foray into Germany could hardly have stuck …

Swiss women beat Australia to win Billie Jean King Cup

Nov 13 2022

Switzerland gave tennis fans in the country still mourning the retirement of Roger Federer something to celebrate as …

Finau powers to four-shot win at Houston Open

Nov 13 2022

Tony Finau battled big-lead nerves on a sometimes bumpy march to a fifth US PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Houston …

Russell sweeps to first grand prix win with Hamilton second in Brazil

Nov 13 2022

George Russell powered to his maiden Grand Prix victory ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday as Mercedes ended …

Grifo hits hat-trick as Freiburg thrash 10-man Union to go second

Nov 13 2022

Freiburg midfielder Vincenzo Grifo hit three goals in the first 20 minutes as his side thrashed a 10-man Union Berlin …

Garnacho's late strike sees Man Utd edge Fulham

Nov 13 2022

Argentina teenager Alejandro Garnacho came off the bench to score in stoppage time as Manchester United won 2-1 away to …

Russell wins first grand prix in Brazil, Hamilton second

Nov 13 2022

George Russell claimed his first Formula One victory as he won the Brazilian GP at Interlagos on Sunday with Mercedes …

Milan squeeze past Fiorentina to keep leaders Napoli in sight

Nov 13 2022

AC Milan kept their Serie A title defence just about on track on Sunday after a controversial stoppage-time own goal …

England's Steward keen to avoid being 'starstruck' against All Blacks

Nov 13 2022

England's rising star Freddie Steward is determined his boyhood admiration for the All Blacks will not distract him from …

Milan squeeze past Fiorentina thanks to late own goal

Nov 13 2022

AC Milan kept their Serie A title defence just about on track on Sunday after a controversial stoppage-time own goal …

Foster hopes hard-fought Scotland win a sign of New Zealand's progress

Nov 13 2022

New Zealand coach Ian Foster hailed a hard-fought 31-23 win over Scotland on Sunday as a sign of his side's progress …

Fans, trophy and teams arrive in Qatar for World Cup countdown

Nov 13 2022

One week from kickoff, the World Cup trophy returned to Qatar on Sunday, teams and fans started arriving and safety …

Scotland fall short of shock win over New Zealand

Nov 13 2022

Scotland passed up their best chance yet to beat New Zealand according to coach Gregor Townsend after the All Blacks …

Ings double helps Villa down Brighton

Nov 13 2022

Danny Ings scored twice as Aston Villa ended thir wait for an away win in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 …

Dzeko double puts Inter in top four, Dybala returns for Roma

Nov 13 2022

Edin Dzeko fired Inter Milan into the top four of Serie A on Sunday with a brace in his team's 3-2 win at Atalanta on …

Philipp Lahm says 'mistake' for Qatar to host World Cup

Nov 13 2022

Germany's 2014 World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm on Sunday said Qatar should never have been allowed to host the …

Scotland fall short of New Zealand shock

Nov 13 2022

Scotland were left waiting for their first victory over New Zealand after the All Blacks overcame a nine-point deficit …

Saracens' resilience delights Earl after fightback against Saints

Nov 13 2022

Saracens captain Ben Earl hailed his side's character after they staged a remarkable rally to beat Northampton 45-39 on …

Fleetwood wins back-to-back Nedbank Golf Challenge titles

Nov 13 2022

Tommy Fleetwood from England successfully defended the Nedbank Golf Challenge title on Sunday, three years after winning …

'Still proud' Pakistan mourns T20 World Cup defeat

Nov 13 2022

Hunched over phones, packed into heaving grandstands, and crowded around restaurant TVs, cricket-crazed Pakistanis …

Hales storm, dazzling Kohli, upsets aplenty: top T20 World Cup moments

Nov 13 2022

England beat Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and round off four weeks …

Ben Stokes: T20 World Cup redemption for England star

Nov 13 2022

Ben Stokes started the T20 World Cup with his place in the England team questioned but he held his nerve in a pulsating …

Samoa soar into League Cup final with help of 'heritage players'

Nov 13 2022

Samoa's historic march to the final of the Rugby League World Cup has solid foundations in a star-studded squad of …

Dzeko double at Atalanta puts Inter into top four

Nov 13 2022

Edin Dzeko fired Inter Milan into the top four of Serie A on Sunday with a brace in his team's 3-2 win at Atalanta on …

Desert rally a rare tranquil escape in chaotic Libya

Nov 13 2022

Some 30 quad bikes, motorcycles and four-wheel drives are rallying in Libya's desert -- a welcome but rare taste of …

Buttler lauds Stokes as 'one of the greats' as England win T20 World Cup

Nov 13 2022

England skipper Jos Buttler hailed Ben Stokes as "a true match-winner" Sunday after the allrounder's unbeaten 52 helped …

Stokes, Curran star as England win T20 World Cup

Nov 13 2022

Ben Stokes and Sam Curran starred as England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and …

Dortmund 'can't afford a financial fight for Bellingham': CEO

Nov 13 2022

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said his side was powerless to compete with Europe’s elite for teenage …

Marseille pre-Rugby World Cup experience 'great' despite loss for Willemse's Boks

Nov 13 2022

South Africa fly-half Damian Willemse said it was "great" to experience a sold-out Marseille crowd on Saturday before …

Curran stars as Pakistan set England 138 to win T20 World Cup

Nov 13 2022

Sam Curran bagged three wickets for just 12 runs as England held Pakistan to 137-8 in the Twenty20 World Cup final at a …

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites says Ramos

Nov 13 2022

France full-back Thomas Ramos said it was "too early" to claim his side were favourites for next year's Rugby World Cup …

Neuville wins season-ending Rally Japan after Evans blow-out

Nov 13 2022

Belgium's Thierry Neuville won the season-ending Rally Japan on Sunday after a puncture ended nearest rival Elfyn …

Durant fuels Nets win without Irving, Tatum leads Celtics past Pistons

Nov 13 2022

Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets clamped down defensively in a 110-95 NBA victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on …

Durant fuels Nets in win over Clippers

Nov 13 2022

Kevin Durant carried load again on Saturday as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-95 on Saturday for …

Finau leads by four at windy Houston Open

Nov 12 2022

Tony Finau steered a steady course at the blustery Houston Open Saturday, firing a two-under par 68 to maintain a …

Nienaber's Boks have 'work to do' before Rugby World Cup after France loss

Nov 12 2022

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber said on Saturday his side "have work to do" to challenge hosts France at next …

American Corpuz leads at LPGA's Pelican Championship

Nov 12 2022

American Allisen Corpuz held a one shot lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Pelican Women's Championship at …

American Nakashima wins Next Gen ATP Finals

Nov 12 2022

American Brandon Nakashima beat Czech Jiri Lehecka to lift the Next Gen ATP Finals tennis trophy in Milan on Saturday.

Golf: PGA Tour Houston Open scores

Nov 12 2022

Leading third-round scores on Saturday in the US PGA Tour Houston Open (USA unless noted, Par-70):

Arteta hopes maturing Arsenal not thrown off course by World Cup

Nov 12 2022

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is hoping a six-week hiatus to the Premier League season does not come at the wrong time …

Galthie's France 'on right path' to Rugby World Cup with South Africa win

Nov 12 2022

France head coach Fabien Galthie said on Saturday his side "are on the right path" for next year's Rugby World Cup after …

Fofana winner consolidates second spot for Lens in Ligue 1

Nov 12 2022

Lens continued their frantic pace to keep the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday with a 2-1 win at home against …

France lay down Rugby World Cup marker with South Africa win

Nov 12 2022

France edged South Africa 30-26 in the Autumn Nations Series in Marseille on Saturday after both sides had leading …

Australia to face Switzerland in Billie Jean King Cup final

Nov 12 2022

Australia captain Alicia Monk said a first Billie Jean King Cup since 1974 is "for the taking" after seeing off hosts …

Russell sprint win sets up Mercedes v Red Bull showdown at Interlagos

Nov 12 2022

A delighted George Russell won Saturday’s breathless sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix to register his first …

Matsuyama withdraws from Houston Open with neck injury

Nov 12 2022

Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the third round of the Houston Open on Saturday with a neck …

Arsenal five points clear after Man City stunned by Brentford

Nov 12 2022

Arsenal head into the World Cup break five points clear at the top of the Premier League after they beat Wolves 2-0 on …

Le Cleac'h sets sail again but bad weather hits Route du Rhum

Nov 12 2022

Record-breaking French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h took to sea again in his repaired boat on Saturday even though his hopes …

Nagelsmann lauds 'snake legs' Musiala ahead of World Cup tilt

Nov 12 2022

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has lauded forward Jamal Musiala's development, saying the teenager can be "even …

Russell notches up first F1 win as Mercedes boss Brazilian GP sprint

Nov 12 2022

Mercedes’ George Russell claimed the first victory of his Formula One career on Saturday when he won a closely-contested …

Maestro Musiala guides Bayern six points clear with win at Schalke

Nov 12 2022

Bayern Munich's teenage forward Jamal Musiala laid on two assists to help his side extend their lead atop the table to …

Williams guides Wales past Pumas

Nov 12 2022

Wales beat Argentina 20-13 in the Autumn Nations Series in Cardiff on Saturday as Tomos Williams scored a late try.

Jones vows England will 'go after' All Blacks

Nov 12 2022

England coach Eddie Jones insisted defeating New Zealand was far from a "mission impossible" as he promised his side …

Man City stunned by Brentford, Spurs edge seven-goal thriller

Nov 12 2022

Manchester City missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Brentford …

Jones tells England beating All Blacks no 'mission impossible'

Nov 12 2022

England coach Eddie Jones insisted defeating New Zealand was far from a "mission impossible" as he promised his side …

Napoli survive Udinese scare to move 11 points clear

Nov 12 2022

Napoli's bid for a first Serie A title since the days of Diego Maradona was further boosted on Saturday after surviving …

Celtic nine clear as Rangers drop more points

Nov 12 2022

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's future as Rangers manager is in the balance heading into the World Cup break after Celtic …

'The war is not over!' Samoa cry after historic advance to Cup final

Nov 12 2022

Samoa captain Junior Paulo vowed Saturday that his team would go all out in their preparations for a historic Rugby …

Porter at the double as England overwhelm Japan

Nov 12 2022

Guy Porter scored his first two Test tries as England revived their Autumn Nations Series campaign with a dominant 52-13 …

Timoney scores brace of tries as 'underwhelming' Ireland beat 14-man Fiji

Nov 12 2022

An unimpressive Ireland recorded their 11th successive home Test win on Saturday beating a flamboyant but undisciplined …

Crichton makes World Cup history for Samoa in semi-final thriller

Nov 12 2022

Samoa's Stephen Crichton hit an extra-time drop-goal to seal a 27-26 victory over England on Saturday and book a …

Crowley says Italy 'trying to build respect' after historic Wallabies win

Nov 12 2022

Kieran Crowley said he is trying to build an Italy team that rugby's big guns respect after the Azzurri claimed a …

Belgian Detry, Dane Hojgaard top Nedbank Challenge leaderboard

Nov 12 2022

Belgian Thomas Detry and Dane Rasmus Hojgaard share the lead on 207 after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge …

Brentford stun Manchester City thanks to Toney double

Nov 12 2022

Brentford manager Thomas Frank hailed a stunning 2-1 win at Manchester City as the Bees' biggest ever Premier League …

Italy record historic rugby Test win over Australia

Nov 12 2022

Italy stunned Australia with a 28-27 win in the Autumn Nations Series on Saturday, their first ever win over the …

Timoney scores brace of tries as Ireland beat 14-man Fiji

Nov 12 2022

An unimpressive Ireland recorded their 11th successive home Test win on Saturday beating a flamboyant but undisciplined …

Alcaraz powerless as Nadal and Tsitsipas eye number one spot

Nov 12 2022

Carlos Alcaraz will spend a nervous week watching the ATP Finals as Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas bid to usurp the …

Le Cleac'h sets sail again in Route du Rhum in repaired boat

Nov 12 2022

Record-breaking French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h took to sea again in his repaired boat on Saturday even though his hopes …

New Zealand turnaround complete after winning women's Rugby World Cup

Nov 12 2022

New Zealand put their "struggles" behind them to win the women's Rugby World Cup with a thrilling 34-31 victory over …

English duo Bland and Donald share Nedbank Golf Challenge lead

Nov 12 2022

English pair Richard Bland and Luke Donald shared the lead on Saturday after the weather-affected second round of the …

'It does hurt': England captain Hunter rues 'cruel' World Cup loss

Nov 12 2022

Captain Sarah Hunter called it "cruel" after England lost 34-31 to New Zealand in a dramatic women's Rugby World Cup …

New Zealand beat England to win women's Rugby World Cup

Nov 12 2022

New Zealand's running game trumped England's power to win a thrilling final of the women's Rugby World Cup 34-31 in …

Puncture sinks Rovanpera as Neuville leads Rally Japan

Nov 12 2022

Wheel trouble dumped newly crowned world champion Kalle Rovanpera out of contention at Rally Japan on Saturday, as …

Curry dazzles in Warriors win, Lakers fall to Kings

Nov 12 2022

Golden State star Stephen Curry's latest dazzling fourth-quarter display lifted the NBA champion Warriors to a …

Pakistan must ride wave of confidence in T20 World Cup final: Azam

Nov 12 2022

Captain Babar Azam told his rejuvenated Pakistan side on Saturday to ride the wave of four consecutive victories and win …

England skipper Buttler savours chance to realise childhood dream

Nov 12 2022

Jos Buttler used to fantasise about captaining England to cricketing glory when he played with his siblings in their …

Son named in South Korea's World Cup squad but 'no final decision'

Nov 12 2022

Son Heung-min was named in South Korea's squad on Saturday for the Qatar World Cup but it remains to be seen if he will …

Shadab Khan: Pakistan's match-winner who brings 'fire and life'

Nov 12 2022

No matter what happens when Pakistan face England in Sunday's final at the MCG, Shadab Khan has had a Twenty20 World Cup …

Tatum out-duels Jokic in Celtics win, Spurs topple Bucks

Nov 12 2022

Jayson Tatum scored 34 points and Jaylen Brown added 25 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a fifth straight NBA victory on …

Son named in South Korea's World Cup squad despite injury

Nov 12 2022

Son Heung-min was named in South Korea's squad on Saturday for the Qatar World Cup starting next week but it remains to …

India thrashing 'counts for nothing' in T20 World Cup final: Buttler

Nov 12 2022

Skipper Jos Buttler says the emphatic way England crushed India to reach Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final "doesn't …

Finau surges to lead at weather-hit Houston Open

Nov 12 2022

Tony Finau matched his US PGA Tour career-low with an eight-under par 62 on Friday to take a four-shot lead at the …

Fassi grabs two stroke lead at LPGA's Pelican Championship

Nov 11 2022

Mexico's Maria Fassi shot an eight under par round of 62 to take a two stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA's …

Australia into Cup final after nail-biting victory over New Zealand

Nov 11 2022

Reigning champions Australia advanced to the final of the Rugby League World Cup after an enthralling 16-14 victory over …

Swiatek downs Garcia at WTA Finals, Kasatkina eliminates Gauff

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World number one Iga Swiatek beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 to clinch her semi-final spot at the WTA Finals on Thursday, …

Bagnaia on brink of first title at MotoGP season decider in Valencia

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A thrilling ding-dong MotoGP season ends on Sunday with Francesco Bagnaia on the brink of becoming the first Italian …

Wales bid to break New Zealand's winning hoodoo

Nov 04 2022

New Zealand will seek to extend their 32-match winning streak over Wales when the two sides clash at Cardiff's …

Irish bid to give world champions South Africa a wake-up call

Nov 04 2022

Ireland, the number one ranked team in the world, take on South Africa the World Cup holders in what should be an epic …

Role reversal as Betis tower over Sevilla ahead of derby

Nov 04 2022

After spending years ahead of rivals Real Betis and flirting with potential title charges, Sevilla have fallen badly …

Alonso's Leverkusen under fire ahead of Union clash

Nov 04 2022

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso is in desperate need of a win as his side look to turn around their miserable form …

Arsenal face acid test at Chelsea, Son-less Spurs take aim at Liverpool

Nov 04 2022

Arsenal face a stiff test of their Premier League title credentials when they travel to Chelsea on Sunday, while …

Problematic Barca great Pique bows out before reputation rusts

Nov 04 2022

Gerard Pique leaves Barcelona as a club icon whose time was laden with silverware and glorious memories, along with …

Hornets free agent Bridges avoids jail in domestic violence case

Nov 04 2022

Miles Bridges, a restricted free agent with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, pleaded no contest to felony domestic violence …

Rennie wants more 'clinical' Australia against Scotland

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Australia head into their European tour opener against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with coach Dave Rennie urging …

Focused Frankfurt ready for 'gigantic' Dortmund clash

AFP - 50m ago

Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's Bundesliga highlight, with both teams enjoying an improvement …

Xavi, Gattuso meet again as Valencia host Barca

Oct 28 2022

Xavi Hernandez and Gennaro Gattuso were World Cup winning midfielders with differing styles in their playing days, but …

Newcastle's rise puts established Premier League powers on edge

Oct 28 2022

Newcastle's expected threat to the Premier League's traditional top six has arrived ahead of schedule with the Mapgies …

Brive's Papali'i keeping an eye on 'tricky' Russell before Racing visit

Oct 28 2022

Samoan back-rower Abraham Papali'i said Brive are fully aware of "tricky" Finn Russell's ability before facing Racing 92 …

Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium to host CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Oct 28 2022

Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium will host the final of next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, the regional football body said on …

Ronaldo scores on United return as Europa League progress assured

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his first Manchester United appearance since his refusal to come on as a substitute last …

No US-born Black players in World Series for first time since 1950

AFP - 4h ago

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker says the first World Series since 1950 without a US-born Black player "looks bad" but …

ATP, WTA to start 2023 season with mixed teams event in Australia

AFP - 4h ago

A new mixed teams event, the United Cup, will open the 2023 tennis season in Australia, with US$15 million in prizemoney …

Nola hopes to extend mastery over Astros into World Series

AFP - 5h ago

Philadelphia pitcher Aaron Nola, who baffled Houston's formidable batting lineup in a playoff-clinching victory, walks …

Perofeta named at full-back for New Zealand's Test in Japan

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All Blacks head coach Ian Foster on Thursday named Stephen Perofeta at full-back for the Test against Japan at the …

Antetokounmpo spurs unbeaten Bucks over Nets as Nash tossed

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Giannis Antetokounmpo produced his second straight 40-point performance as the Milwaukee Bucks maintained their unbeaten …

Verstappen aims to beat teammate Perez, claim record win in Mexico

Oct 27 2022

Max Verstappen will be seeking a party-pooping record this weekend when he aims to beat Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez …

Astros seek untainted World Series title against Phillies

Oct 27 2022

After a sign-stealing scandal tainted their 2017 Major League Baseball title, the Houston Astros seek an unblemished …

Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after late penalty drama

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Yannick Carrasco missed a penalty, awarded by VAR after the final whistle was initially blown, as Atletico Madrid …

Frankfurt edge closer to Champions League knockouts with Marseille win

AFP - 4h ago

Eintracht Frankfurt edged closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage from a wide open Group D, …

Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup

AFP - 5h ago

Australia's national men's football team on Thursday condemned human rights abuses in Qatar ahead of the World Cup, …

Liverpool, Inter ease into last 16 as Barcelona exit with whimper

AFP - 5h ago

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp's men saw off Ajax 3-0, while …

Bayern seal top spot as eliminated Barca fail to salvage pride

AFP - 5h ago

Bayern Munich clinched top spot in Champions League Group C with a 3-0 win over eliminated Barcelona, after the …

Liverpool 'feel great' again after reaching Champions League last 16

AFP - 5h ago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday he is hoping the 3-0 win over Ajax to progress to the last 16 of the …

Conte takes aim at VAR 'damage' as Spurs made to wait for Champions League progress

AFP - 5h ago

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said VAR is doing "damage" to football after he was sent off for protesting Harry Kane's …

Chelsea's Kerr scores treble, Real hold PSG in women's Champions League

AFP - 5h ago

Australia's Sam Kerr helped keep Chelsea top of Group A in the women's Champions League on Wednesday with a hat-trick in …

Simeone double fires red-hot Napoli past Rangers

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Giovanni Simeone made sure that Napoli maintained top spot in Champions League Group A on Wednesday with a double in his …

Conte sees red as VAR denies Spurs place in Champions League last 16

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Tottenham were denied a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Harry Kane's strike deep into stoppage time was …

Chelsea's Kerr scores four, Real hold PSG in women's Champions League

AFP - 23m ago

Australia's Sam Kerr kept Chelsea top of Group A in the women's Champions League on Wednesday with four goals in an 8-0 …

Liverpool steamroller Ajax to cruise into Champions League last 16

AFP - 55m ago

Liverpool shrugged off their Premier League problems to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 win …

Taremi double takes Porto step closer to last 16

AFP - 6h ago

Iran's Mehdi Taremi scored twice to put Porto on the brink of reaching the Champions League last 16 as they beat Club …

Trump, $50 million and Snoop Dogg as LIV Golf ends first season

AFP - 2h ago

A $50 million prize money purse is up for grabs at the Trump National this week but while the Saudi-backed LIV Golf …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through, Barca out

AFP - 5h ago

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through and Barca out

AFP - 9m ago

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

NBA bans Boston's Williams one game for bumping referee

AFP - 3h ago

Boston Celtics power forward Grant Williams was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for recklessly …

Power, Detry hope to impress Ryder captain Donald in Bermuda

AFP - 3h ago

Ireland's Seamus Power and Belgium's Thomas Detry hope to make an impression on 2023 Europe Ryder Cup captain Luke …

UK minister tells LGBTQ fans to respect Qatari laws at World Cup

AFP - 4h ago

British foreign secretary James Cleverly has been accused of "shockingly tone deaf" comments after telling LGBT fans …

Mickelson says LIV 'not going away' as McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split

AFP - 4h ago

Six-time major winner Phil Mickelson says the breakaway Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series is a "force in the game that is not …

NFL Chiefs defender Clark banned two games for weapon incident

AFP - 4h ago

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has been suspended two games by the NFL for personal conduct violations …

McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split as Mickelson says LIV 'not going away'

AFP - 1h ago

World number one Rory McIlroy has said the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf risks becoming "irreparable" but …

Cameroon World Cup kit clash leaves traders in despair

AFP - 6h ago

With the World Cup due to kick off in Qatar just weeks from now, Cameroon's famously raucous fans are gearing up to give …

Bellingham shoots down transfer speculations

AFP - 6h ago

Borussia Dortmund's teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham said he has not turned his mind to an off-season move, despite …

Ireland shock England as New Zealand suffer T20 World Cup washout

AFP - 9h ago

Ireland and rain had a major impact on the T20 World Cup Wednesday as England suffered a shock defeat and New Zealand …

Varane out till World Cup, Ronaldo in squad for Europa League clash

AFP - 5h ago

French World Cup winning defender Raphael Varane's hopes of playing in this year's finals dimmed on Wednesday as …

Inaugural Route du Rhum winner Mike Birch dies at 90

AFP - 4h ago

Mike Birch who won the first edition of the solo trans-Atlantic sailing race the Route du Rhum by just 98 seconds has …

Buttler demands reaction from 'hurt' England as Australia loom

AFP - 2h ago

Captain Jos Buttler said England needed to feel hurt after their shock T20 World Cup defeat to Ireland on Wednesday and …

Audi to supply engines for Sauber in Formula One

AFP - 13h ago

German manufacturer Audi will make its entry into Formula One by supplying the engines for Sauber from 2026, they said …

Delayed Whitelock joins All Blacks tour after trampoline trouble

AFP - 9h ago

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock flew to Japan on Wednesday as a late addition to the New Zealand tour squad after …

India's cricket stars bite back over World Cup sandwiches

AFP - 7h ago

India's cricket players have complained about getting cold sandwiches after practice at the Twenty20 World Cup with some …

Emotional Ireland stun England for famous win at T20 World Cup

AFP - 9h ago

An emotional Ireland pulled off a huge upset Wednesday, stunning world number two England by five runs with a fine …

Ireland stun England for famous win at T20 World Cup

AFP - 31m ago

Minnows Ireland pulled off a huge upset Wednesday, stunning world number two England by five runs with a fine bowling …

Balbirnie hits 62 as Ireland make 157 against England

AFP - 1h ago

Captain Andy Balbirnie smashed 62 to give Ireland a great start against England in the T20 World Cup at an overcast …

'Heartbroken' Pakistan still hurting from India loss, says Iftikhar

AFP - 13h ago

Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed admitted on Wednesday his side were "heartbroken" and still hurting from their agonising …

Liechtenstein's Vaduz in anything but a league of their own

AFP - 17h ago

Tiny Liechtenstein's FC Vaduz are enjoying their greatest adventure, contesting the group stage of European competition …

Liechtenstein's Vaduz in anything but a league of their own

AFP - 39m ago

Tiny Liechtenstein's FC Vaduz are enjoying their greatest adventure, contesting the group stage of European competition …

'Outstanding' Hummels keeps Haaland quiet as Dortmund reach last 16

AFP - 3h ago

Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic praised defender Mats Hummels for keeping former teammate Erling Haaland quiet after …

Messi, Mbappe double up as PSG hit seven to reach Champions League last 16

AFP - 3h ago

Kylian Mbappe and a Lionel Messi in vintage form both scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Israel's Maccabi Haifa …

Mudryk keeps Shakhtar dream alive as Celtic crash out of Europe

AFP - 3h ago

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is targeting a swift return to the Champions League after the Scottish champions' hopes …

Juventus crash out of Champions League but Chelsea, PSG through to last 16

AFP - 4h ago

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in nine years on Tuesday but …

Benfica win thriller with Juve to reach Champions League knockouts

AFP - 4h ago

Benfica reached the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday after winning an exciting contest with Juventus 4-3 and sending …

Dortmund reach last 16 after Mahrez's penalty miss

AFP - 59m ago

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel's penalty save from Riyad Mahrez helped his side to a goalless draw with …

Leipzig end Real Madrid's unbeaten run with impressive win

AFP - 4h ago

RB Leipzig earned an impressive 3-2 victory over Real Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League to inflict the holders' …

Dream debut for head coach Mokwena as Mamelodi Sundowns hit five

AFP - 14m ago

Rulani Mokwena made a perfect start as Mamelodi Sundowns head coach on Tuesday with a 5-0 triumph at Maritzburg United …

Benfica beat Juventus to reach Champions League last 16

AFP - 29m ago

Benfica reached the Champions League knockouts on Tuesday after winning an exciting contest with Juventus 4-3 and …

Injuries the cause of Liverpool's inconsistency, says 'optimistic' Klopp

AFP - 37m ago

Jurgen Klopp pointed the finger at a series of injuries for what he described as an inconsistent and unstable start to …

Chelsea beat Salzburg to qualify for Champions League last 16

AFP - 5h ago

Chelsea manager Graham Potter was delighted to seal progress to the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare after …

Russia rejects US basketballer's appeal of 'traumatic' sentence

AFP - 1h ago

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from US basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year prison term on …

Sevilla beat Copenhagen to keep unlikely Champions League dream alive

AFP - 7h ago

Sevilla kept their slim chances of qualification for the Champions League last 16 alive with a 3-0 win over Copenhagen …

Villarreal appoint Setien after Emery's surprise departure

AFP - 7h ago

Villarreal appointed Quique Setien as coach on Tuesday, a day after Unai Emery decided to leave the Spanish side to take …

New Boro boss Carrick glad to consult 'angry' Ferguson

AFP - 23m ago

Michael Carrick said he had no qualms about seeking the advice of "angry Scotsman" Alex Ferguson, his former boss at …

Farrell says injured Ireland stars could play against Springboks

AFP - 2h ago

Ireland coach Andy Farrell said Tuesday he had yet to rule out any of his squad's injured players from next week's …

Vieira points to 'lack of opportunity' for black managers

AFP - 9h ago

Patrick Vieira has called for black players to be given more opportunities in coaching and at the executive level in …

Paris expects 600,000 for Olympics opening: minister

AFP - 4h ago

Paris expects a crowd of 600,000 at the 2024 summer Olympics' opening ceremony which is to take place on the river …

Dutch champ Pieters takes first steps since December accident

AFP - 4h ago

Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters has taken her first steps and has been able to ride in tandem for the first time since the …

Devastating Stoinis powers Australia to victory over Sri Lanka

AFP - 9h ago

Marcus Stoinis smashed an unbeaten 59 off 18 balls to power Australia to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka and …

Stoinis powers Australia to seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

AFP - 5h ago

Marcus Stoinis smashed an unbeaten 59 off 18 balls to power Australia to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka and …

Conte urges Spurs to strengthen in January transfer window

AFP - 1h ago

Antonio Conte has insisted Tottenham Hotspur are well aware of the need to bring in new players during the January …

Ronaldo back in Man Utd training

AFP - 7h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to first-team training with Manchester United for the first time on Tuesday since his refusal …

Tipuric to captain Wales rugby team in November Tests

AFP - 2h ago

Justin Tipuric will captain Wales in their November international campaign, it was announced Tuesday.

Lukaku set for Inter return in Plzen decider

AFP - 7h ago

Romelu Lukaku should be available for Inter's Milan's Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen which could seal the …

Xavi's Barca must show they can compete, even if already eliminated

AFP - 2h ago

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said on Tuesday his team had to try and beat Bayern Munich this week even if their …

Emery admits 'cold, calculating' decision to leave Villarreal for Villa

AFP - 2h ago

New Aston Villa coach Unai Emery said on Tuesday he had to be "cold and calculating" when deciding to leave Villarreal …

Tipuric to captain Wales in November Tests

AFP - 2h ago

Justin Tipuric will captain Wales in their November international campaign, it was announced Tuesday.

England recall Roy for Australia ODI series

AFP - 6h ago

Jason Roy has been given a chance to revive his England career after being included in the squad announced Tuesday for …

Qatar hit by 'unprecedented campaign' over World Cup, says emir

AFP - 3h ago

Qatar has been hit by an "unprecedented campaign" of criticism over the football World Cup, its ruler said Tuesday, …

Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting

AFP - 11h ago

Italy second-row forward Sara Tounesi was on Tuesday banned for 12 matches for biting an opponent in the women's Rugby …

No complacency against Ireland, says England skipper Buttler

AFP - 9h ago

Captain Jos Buttler warned his strongly fancied England side on Tuesday they risk getting "hurt" if they underestimate …

All Blacks must be 'switched on' for Japan threat: Lienert-Brown

AFP - 13h ago

Recalled centre Anton Lienert-Brown said Tuesday that the All Blacks will not take Japan lightly when they meet in Tokyo …

New Zealand try-machine Woodman dazzles All Blacks' legend Kirwan

AFP - 11h ago

All Blacks legend John Kirwan rates New Zealand try-machine Portia Woodman as one of the greatest wings in rugby after …

Mazzulla, Williams tossed as Celtics crash to first loss

AFP - 2h ago

The Boston Celtics crashed to their first loss of the season in a stormy 120-102 road defeat to the Chicago Bulls on …

Ex-Australia skipper Paine accuses South Africa of ball-tampering

AFP - 8h ago

Tim Paine has accused South Africa of ball-tampering just days after Australian cricket was rocked by the sandpaper-gate …

Zimbabwe coach slams play in 'ridiculous' World Cup conditions

AFP - 11h ago

Zimbabwe coach Dave Houghton has slammed the umpires' decision to carry on with their Super 12 match against South …

LGBT football fans fight for safe space in Brazil stadiums

AFP - 3h ago

Wearing a rainbow T-shirt and earrings, Ona Ruda struts confidently through the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium, home …

European KO another impending blow but Barca financial problems run deeper

AFP - 10h ago

By the time Barcelona kick off against Bayern Munich on Wednesday at the Camp Nou, they may already be eliminated from …

West Ham beat Bournemouth with more VAR controversy

Oct 24 2022

A goal at the end of each half from Kurt Zouma and Said Benrahma was enough to give West Ham a welcome 2-0 win over …

Simmons out as West Indies coach after T20 World Cup exit

Oct 24 2022

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons will leave his post after the upcoming Test series with Australia in the wake of the …

'Forget the controversies and focus on football' at Qatar World Cup, says Zidane

Oct 24 2022

French World Cup-winning hero Zinedine Zidane said Monday it was "time to forget the controversies and focus on the …

Villarreal's Emery appointed Villa coach

Oct 24 2022

Former Arsenal coach Unai Emery will return to the Premier League in November as the new head coach of Aston Villa, the …

Wallabies' Hooper 'excited' to return after 'mindset' exile

Oct 24 2022

Australia flanker Michael Hooper said on Monday he was "excited" to be back with the squad after missing six games …

Real Madrid lose Benzema, Modric for Leipzig match

Oct 24 2022

Real Madrid will be without this year's Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema and the 2018 victor Luka Modric for this week's …

Hart adamant Celtic 'not far away' from European joy

Oct 24 2022

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart believes his experience with Manchester City is a sign the Scottish champions could yet enjoy …

Hart adamant Celtic 'not far away' from cracking Europe

Oct 24 2022

Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart believes his experience with Manchester City is a sign the Scottish champions could yet enjoy …

Dupont returns as France captain for November Tests

Oct 24 2022

World player of the year Antoine Dupont will captain France in the three November Tests, the French Rugby Federation …

Injured Lees pressing for England recall after Pakistan tour axe

Oct 24 2022

Alex Lees revealed Monday he broke a finger during the final Test of the 2022 home season before losing his England …

Former Man Utd midfielder Carrick new Middlesbrough boss

Oct 24 2022

Michael Carrick has been appointed as the new coach of English second-tier strugglers Middlesbrough, the Championship …

Rain denies Proteas but Bangladesh win first-ever Super 12 match at T20 World Cup

Oct 24 2022

Rain frustrated South Africa's hopes of beginning their Twenty20 World Cup campaign with a bang as they shared the …

Farrell out of England training squad

Oct 24 2022

Owen Farrell added to England's injury woes after it was announced Monday he had withdrawn from their training camp …

Jesus urges Arsenal to 'wake up' after Southampton draw

Oct 24 2022

Gabriel Jesus has warned his Arsenal teammates they must "wake up" following the Premier League leaders' 1-1 draw at …

Franchitti calls for FIA clampdown, says Alonso lucky to be alive

Oct 24 2022

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti on Monday warned that Fernando Alonso was lucky to survive a high-speed …

Shakhtar urge Iran be replaced by Ukraine at World Cup

Oct 24 2022

Iran should be thrown out of this year's football World Cup and replaced by Ukraine over the alleged use of Iranian …

Ahmed takes four as Bangladesh win first-ever Super 12 match

Oct 24 2022

Bangladesh won their first-ever game in a Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 Monday, with Taskin Ahmed taking 4-25 as the …

Ahmed takes four as Bangladesh beat Netherlands

Oct 24 2022

Bangladesh won their first-ever game in a Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 Monday, with Taskin Ahmed taking 4-25 as the …

HRW reports LGBTQ jail beatings before Qatar World Cup

Oct 24 2022

Police in Qatar have arbitrarily detained and abused members of the LGBTQ community ahead of the World Cup next month, …

Depleted All Blacks lose seventh player before Japan Test

Oct 24 2022

Veteran lock forward Brodie Retallick shrugged off disruption to the start of the All Blacks' northern hemisphere tour …

Bangladesh held to 144-8 as Van Meekeren equals record

AFP - 42m ago

Paul van Meekeren became the Netherlands joint all-time top wicket-taker as Bangladesh were held to 144-8 in their …

Lakers squander late lead in loss to Trail Blazers

AFP - 1h ago

Damian Lillard scored 41 points and Jeremi Grant drove for a game-winning layup with three seconds left Sunday as the …

Astros sweep Yankees to set up Phillies World Series showdown

AFP - 1h ago

Bryce Harper's game-winning home run on Sunday powered the Philadelphia Phillies into the World Series, where they will …

'No chance' Halep purposely took drugs, says former coach Cahill

AFP - 2h ago

Darren Cahill, a renowned coach who helped Simona Halep to Grand Slam glory, said Monday there was "no chance, none, …

HRW reports LGBTQ jail beatings before Qatar World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Police in Qatar have arbitrarily detained and abused members of the LGBTQ community ahead of the World Cup next month, …

Kohli's incredible innings one of India's greatest: Sharma

AFP - 2h ago

Skipper Rohit Sharma ranked Virat Kohli's match-winning exploits against Pakistan as not just his best-ever innings but …

Brady stunned by Panthers as Packers slump to another loss

AFP - 2h ago

Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to a shock 21-3 loss to the unfancied Carolina Panthers while Aaron Rodgers and …

Austin join holders New York in MLS Cup conference finals

AFP - 3h ago

Reigning MLS Cup champions New York City FC and second-season club Austin FC booked their places in the playoff …

Qatar market braces for football World Cup boom

AFP - 4h ago

Boxloads of wooden camels, plates with pictures of Qatar's skyscrapers, gold necklaces, football hats and scarves arrive …

Heat's Martin, Jovic suspended, Raptors Koloko fined after scuffle

AFP - 4h ago

Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin has been suspended one game without pay for instigating an on-court altercation that …

Dortmund put faith in teenage trio ahead of Haaland return

AFP - 5h ago

With Erling Haaland set to return to Borussia Dortmund for the first time on Tuesday with new side Manchester City, the …

Chelsea still struggling for goals despite Potter's bright start

AFP - 4h ago

Chelsea are yet to lose in eight games under Graham Potter, but the Blues are still suffering from the lack of firepower …

Juve crisis continues as Champions League elimination looms

AFP - 3h ago

Juventus are staring at early elimination from the Champions League as they prepare to travel to Benfica knowing their …

Reigning world champion Sakamoto wins Skate America title

Oct 23 2022

Reigning world champion Kaori Sakamoto of Japan, bronze medalist at this year's Beijing Winter Olympics, won the Skate …

Rory McIlroy regains World No. 1 ranking with CJ Cup win

Oct 23 2022

Rory McIlroy held on for a one-stroke victory in the US PGA Tour CJ Cup on Sunday to return to the top of the world …

Hamilton, Wolff pledge to lead Mercedes comeback

Oct 23 2022

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff pledged to keep fighting to take Mercedes back to the top in Formula One after Red Bull …

Phillies advance to World Series by beating Padres 4-3

Oct 23 2022

Bryce Harper smacked the deciding home run in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies advanced to the World …

Horner salutes Mateschitz after Red Bull team triumph

Oct 23 2022

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner saluted Dieter Mateschitz's enormous contribution to the team and Formula One on …

Golf: PGA CJ Cup scores

Oct 23 2022

Leading final round scores on Sunday in the PGA Tour's CJ Cup at Congaree in Ridgeland, South Carolina (USA unless …

Verstappen wins USA Grand Prix, Red Bull take constructors' title

Oct 23 2022

World champion Max Verstappen clinched an emotional constructors' world championship for Red Bull on Sunday when he …

Silky Barcelona destroy returning Valverde's Athletic

AFP - 24m ago

Ousmane Dembele scored and laid on a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona ripped apart Athletic Bilbao in a

Osimhen fires leaders Napoli past Roma and three points clear

AFP - 34m ago

Victor Osimhen extended Napoli's lead at the top of Serie A to three points on Sunday with the only goal in a …

Ogier takes 55th career rally win in Catalunya

AFP - 1h ago

Eight-time world champion Sebastien Ogier claimed his 55th career victory at the Rally of Catalunya on Sunday as this …

Holders New York down Montreal in MLS Cup playoffs

AFP - 2h ago

Reigning MLS Cup champions New York City FC produced a clinical masterclass to reach the Eastern Conference playoff …

Leaders Union Berlin lament 'frustrating' loss at Bochum

AFP - 2h ago

Union Berlin missed a chance at reinstating their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, going down 2-1 at bottom …

Conte claims Spurs can't stand the schedule as Newcastle move into top four

AFP - 2h ago

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte claimed he does not have the strength in depth to compete for the Premier League title …

Lazio end Atalanta's unbeaten record to close in on leaders Napoli

AFP - 2h ago

Lazio moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Atalanta which ended their …

Arsenal stumble at Southampton, Newcastle stun Spurs to go fourth

AFP - 3h ago

Premier League leaders Arsenal dropped points for just the second time this season in a frustrating 1-1 draw at …

Lazio end Atalanta's unbeaten record to move into top four

AFP - 17m ago

Lazio moved into the top four of Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Atalanta which ended their opponents' unbeaten …

Newcastle beat Tottenham to move into Premier League top four

AFP - 1h ago

Newcastle moved into the Premier League top four with a 2-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday that dealt another blow to Spurs' …

Griezmann strikes from corner as Atletico beat Betis

AFP - 4h ago

Atletico Madrid's rejuvenated Antoine Griezmann hit a brace, including one goal direct from a corner, to earn his team a …

Leaders Union Berlin lose to bottom side Bochum

AFP - 1h ago

Union Berlin missed a chance at reinstating their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, going down 2-1 away at …

Arsenal held as Armstrong rescues draw for Southampton

AFP - 5h ago

Arsenal dropped points for only the second time this season as Stuart Armstrong's equaliser forced the Premier League …

Arsenal stumble at Southampton, Villa soar after Gerrard sacking

AFP - 2h ago

Arsenal dropped points for just the second time this season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for the Gunners at Southampton as …

Kohli lost for words as India, Sri Lanka start on winning note

AFP - 7h ago

Virat Kohli was lost for words as his unbeaten 82 took India to a stunning last-ball win against Pakistan in the T20 …

France defender Varane's injury 'less serious than thought'

AFP - 7h ago

Manchester United's France defender Raphael Varane is less seriously injured than feared and still hopes to make the …

Kohli propels India to stunning last-ball win over Pakistan

AFP - 4h ago

An unbeaten 82 from Virat Kohli led India to a stunning last-ball win over Pakistan to supercharge their bid for a first …

Marco Odermatt wins first World Cup ski race of season

AFP - 3h ago

Switzerland's Marco Odermatt claimed the opening race of the World Cup season by winning the giant slalom in Soelden, …

Verstappen leads tributes to Red Bull founder Mateschitz

AFP - 6h ago

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen led the tributes on Sunday to Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who turned …

Lydia Ko wins her first LPGA title in South Korea

AFP - 3h ago

New Zealand's Lydia Ko fired a 65 on Sunday to capture her 18th LPGA Tour title at the BMW Ladies Championship -- and …

'Now I can relax!': Bagnaia on brink of MotoGP title after Malaysia win

AFP - 11h ago

Francesco Bagnaia declared he could relax at last after winning a dramatic Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday to …

India restrict Pakistan to 159-8 at T20 World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh both took three wickets as Pakistan made 159-8 against India in their opening game of …

Bagnaia wins Malaysian MotoGP to stand on brink of world title

AFP - 1h ago

Francesco Bagnaia won a dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the champagne for the Italian's maiden MotoGP world …

Mendis powers Sri Lanka to big win over Ireland at T20 World Cup

AFP - 11h ago

Disciplined bowling and an unbeaten half-century by Kusal Mendis powered Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket hammering of Ireland …

England romp to victory as Rugby World Cup last eight decided

AFP - 8h ago

England turned on the power to rout South Africa 75-0 in Auckland on Sunday and set up a quarter-final against Australia …

Canada, Italy win to cement Rugby World Cup quarter-final spots

AFP - 2h ago

Unbeaten Canada and history-making Italy have confirmed women's Rugby World Cup quarter-final berths after ending group …

US teen Malinin lands quad axel to win at Skate America

AFP - 9h ago

Ilia Malinin of the United States landed only the second quadruple axel ever performed in competition to become Skate …

Afghan cyclists to race to raise 'alarm' over women's plight

AFP - 8h ago

For Afghan refugee cyclist Masomah Ali Zada, it will be a bittersweet moment. For the first time in five years, she will …

Qatar pressed on safety of women travelling to World Cup

AFP - 8h ago

Lawyers for a group of women subjected to intrusive searches at Doha Airport two years ago called Sunday for Qatar to …

Astros, Phillies win big to reach brink of World Series

AFP - 16h ago

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros advanced within a victory of the World Series thanks to Major League …

Celtics down Magic for third straight win, Spurs shock Sixers

AFP - 7h ago

Boston forward Jayson Tatum poured in 40 points as the Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 126-120 on Saturday to improve to …

Italy beat Japan to book Rugby World Cup playoff berth

AFP - 2h ago

A record-breaking day for Michela Sillari helped Italy beat Japan 21-8 in Auckland on Sunday and book their first visit …

Astros blank Yankees to reach brink of World Series

AFP - 2h ago

Houston's Cristian Javier and five relievers pitched a three-hit shutout Saturday as the Astros beat the New York …

Finch urges 'ultra-aggressive' response from stunned Australia

AFP - 13h ago

Aaron Finch has urged his battered Australian team to be "ultra-positive, ultra-aggressive" when they face Sri Lanka on …

Broncos QB Wilson out for Jets clash

AFP - 38m ago

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will miss Sunday's meeting with the New York Jets due to a hamstring injury …

Ferrari's Sainz clinches pole for USA Grand Prix in Austin

Oct 22 2022

Carlos Sainz outpaced team-mate Charles Leclerc to take pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday's tense qualifying …

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz dead at 78

Oct 22 2022

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who made the energy drink a global phenomenon and forged a title-winning Formula …

Dietrich Mateschitz: Low-profile Austrian behind Red Bull empire

Oct 22 2022

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who died Saturday at the age of 78, built a sports and media empire around his …

McIlroy grabs CJ Cup lead in bid to regain top ranking

Oct 22 2022

Rory McIlroy, chasing a title repeat and a return to the number one world ranking spot, fired two eagles in a four-under …

Russia's Makhachev ousts MMA lightweight king Oliveira

AFP - 24m ago

Islam Makhachev has always moved like a champion and on Saturday at UFC 280 the Russian became one, dethroning the man …

Madrid turn on the style to beat Sevilla and increase Liga lead

AFP - 40m ago

Just when it seemed Real Madrid might consider dropping points in the title race, the champions calmly moved up a gear …

Lacazette winner gives Blanc first win as Lyon coach

AFP - 1h ago

Alexandre Lacazette's late goal handed Laurent Blanc his first victory as Lyon coach on Saturday as his new club beat …

Red Bull boss 'appalled' by F1 cost cap 'cheat' claim

AFP - 1h ago

Red Bull boss Christian Horner on Saturday hit out at McLaren counterpart Zak Brown for making "shocking" accusations of …

Scotland omission 'good' for fly-half Russell

AFP - 1h ago

Fly-half Finn Russell said on Saturday it was a "good" thing he had been omitted from Scotland's autumn Tests squad …

Diaz double sends Milan second

AFP - 1h ago

Spain attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz scored twice as AC Milan beat Monza 4-1 on Saturday to go above Atalanta to …

Verstappen fastest in final free practice

AFP - 2h ago

Red Bull's world champion Max Verstappen was fastest in Saturday's gusty third and final free practice session for the …

American Sargeant to drive for Williams if licence secured

AFP - 3h ago

American Logan Sargeant will drive for Williams in the 2023 season, subject to him securing the necessary super licence, …

Bayern one point from top spot after Hoffenheim win

AFP - 8m ago

Bayern Munich climbed to within one point off Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin after a comfortable 2-0 win at Hoffenheim …

Liverpool lose at Forest, Haaland hits double for Man City

AFP - 3h ago

Liverpool's Premier League title challenge suffered another massive blow in a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest as Erling …

Casemiro's last-gasp leveller rescues Man Utd in Chelsea draw

AFP - 3h ago

Erik ten Hag hailed Manchester United's "spirit" as Casemiro grabbed his first goal for the club in stoppage-time to …

Scotland outcast Russell's 'bag of tricks' helps Racing to Montpellier win

AFP - 1h ago

Centre Francis Saili said Finn Russell's "bag of tricks" were key after the Scotland fly-half scored 18 points in Racing …

Bayern's Choupo-Moting 'looking forward' to Lewandowski reunion

AFP - 6h ago

Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will look to continue his hot streak heading into Wednesday's clash with …

England's Curran sets sights on deflated Australia at World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Sam Curran on Saturday became the first Englishman to bag a five-wicket haul in a T20 international -- and then put …

'Hurt' for holders Australia but England make winning World Cup start

AFP - 5h ago

Holders Australia suffered a thumping by New Zealand in their Twenty20 World Cup opener but England launched their title …

Curran-inspired England beat Afghanistan to launch World Cup bid

AFP - 6h ago

Sam Curran's breathtaking five-wicket haul and some spectacular fielding led England to a five-wicket win over …

Scotland outcast Russell kicks Racing to Montpellier win

AFP - 44m ago

Scotland's Finn Russell scored 18 points in Racing 92's 38-31 home win over Top 14 champions Montpellier on Saturday in …

Spanish soccer star Garcia 'glad to pay more tax to help out'

AFP - 1h ago

Athletic Bilbao forward Raul Garcia agrees with the Spanish government's plan to impose a temporary tax on the richest …

Liverpool revival cut short by shock Forest loss

AFP - 7h ago

Liverpool's mini-revival came to a crashing halt with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who secured just their second …

Nottingham Forest end any hint of a Liverpool revival

AFP - 45m ago

Liverpool’s mini-revival came to a crashing halt with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who secured just their second …

MotoGP title rivals suffer as Martin grabs record-setting pole

AFP - 7h ago

MotoGP leader Francesco Bagnaia will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from ninth after crashing out, as Spaniard …

Clinical New Zealand thump holders Australia at T20 World Cup

AFP - 10h ago

New Zealand thrashed hosts and defending champions Australia by 89 runs on Saturday to start the Twenty20 World Cup …

Opening race of World Cup ski season cancelled due to bad weather

AFP - 2h ago

The new World Cup ski season got off to a false start on Saturday when organisers cancelled the women's giant slalom in …

New Zealand thrash defending champions Australia at T20 World Cup

AFP - 26m ago

New Zealand thrashed hosts and defending champions Australia by 89 runs on Saturday to start the Twenty20 World Cup …

Thailand's Thitikul takes one-shot LPGA lead into final round in South Korea

AFP - 5h ago

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand grabbed a one-stroke lead after the third round at the BMW Ladies Championship in South …

Conway hits 92 as New Zealand make 200-3 against Australia in T20 World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Opener Devon Conway carried his bat with a majestic unbeaten 92 as New Zealand set an imposing 200-3 against Australia …

Imposing wins for New Zealand, France at women's Rugby World Cup

AFP - 9h ago

New Zealand and France warmed up for the women's Rugby World Cup with emphatic wins in Whangarei on Saturday while …

Rohit says India relishing Pakistan 'challenge' in World Cup opener

AFP - 13h ago

Skipper Rohit Sharma said on Saturday that his India team are relishing the "challenge" of facing arch-rivals Pakistan …

Nine-try New Zealand crush Scotland at women's Rugby World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

New Zealand unleashed another breathless display of attacking rugby on Saturday to overwhelm Scotland 57-0 and ensure …

Jokic posts triple double as Nuggets stun Warriors

AFP - 1h ago

Nikola Jokic posted a 26-point triple double as the Denver Nuggets held off a ferocious late fightback from the Golden …

MotoGP leader Bagnaia takes tumble in third Malaysia practice

AFP - 5h ago

MotoGP leader Francesco Bagnaia crashed out while in hot pursuit of his championship rival Fabio Quartararo in a …

Australia edge Wales to reach Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

AFP - 2h ago

Australia qualified for the women's Rugby World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 12 years after beating Wales …

Phillies edge Padres to lead MLB playoff series

AFP - 1h ago

Kyle Schwarber belted another home run as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead …

Infantino says broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup

AFP - 12h ago

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday criticised television broadcasters who have offered "100 times less" to …

Tatum, Brown too hot for Heat as Celtics roll on

AFP - 2h ago

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown came up big once again as the Boston Celtics maintained their perfect start to the season …

Injuries, bereavement force All Blacks into changes for tour

AFP - 1h ago

New Zealand have called up four players after being hit by injuries and family bereavement a week out from the opening …

Sainz tops Verstappen in opening Texas practice

AFP - 2h ago

Carlos Sainz outpaced newly-acclaimed double world champion Max Verstappen to top the times for Ferrari in Friday …

Astros hurler McCullers's playoff start delayed after champagne problem

AFP - 2h ago

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers's scheduled start in game three of the American League Championship Series has …

Goals do the talking for Bouanga in LA

AFP - 4h ago

When Denis Bouanga joined Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club in August there was little of the fanfare that …

Russian agency says Valieva doping probe results will be 'confidential'

AFP - 4h ago

Russia's anti-doping agency said Friday that it will not reveal the verdict in the case of figure skater Kamila Valieva, …

PGA Tour sues LIV Golf's Saudi backers in New York

AFP - 4h ago

The US PGA Tour is suing Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and its governor Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan in the latest …

MLB Rangers hire three-time champ Bochy as manager

AFP - 5h ago

Three-time World Series champion manager Bruce Bochy was hired Friday as the new manager of the Texas Rangers, who …

US Soccer makes progress in Yates report reforms

AFP - 6h ago

US Soccer has created a public list identifying individuals subject to SafeSport bans or discipline among its first …

Arsenal's Gabriel signs new contract

AFP - 4h ago

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Friday.

Zhang becomes China's first man in tennis top 100

AFP - 6h ago

Zhang Zhizhen will become the first ever Chinese man to break into the ATP top 100 next week despite losing his Naples …

Halep says will fight to clean name after doping suspension

AFP - 7h ago

Former world number one Simona Halep said Friday she will "fight until the end" to prove she did not knowingly take a …

Klopp backs Gerrard to recover from Villa sacking

AFP - 7h ago

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident Anfield icon Steven Gerrard will bounce back from his sacking as Aston Villa …

Conte fears Spurs could be derailed by 'big difficulty' with injuries

AFP - 5h ago

Antonio Conte says Tottenham are in danger of being derailed by their "big difficulty" with injuries after Dejan …

Unhappy and unwanted: What's next for Man Utd malcontent Ronaldo?

AFP - 4h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United are locked in a stand-off after Erik ten Hag punished the star for his Tottenham …

Man City boss Guardiola apologises after offensive Hillsborough chants

AFP - 5h ago

Pep Guardiola has apologised for offensive chants by Manchester City fans referring to the Hillsborough and Heysel …

Kante injury blow won't affect Chelsea contract talks: Potter

AFP - 2h ago

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says N'Golo Kante's long-running injury problems will not affect any contract talks with …

Maignan unavailable for Milan until January with calf injury

AFP - 5h ago

Mike Maignan will be unavailable for AC Milan until January due to a calf injury, coach Stefano Pioli said on Friday, …

Pakistan's Masood clears tests after blow to head

AFP - 3h ago

Pakistan batsman Shan Masood has got away with "superficial bruising" after being hit on the head during a practice …

France stalwart Ribery announces retirement from football

AFP - 2h ago

Former France and Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Franck Ribery announced his retirement from football on Friday …

Woodland, Mullinax share PGA CJ Cup lead as McIlroy lurks

AFP - 1h ago

Second-ranked defending champion Rory McIlroy, with a chance to return to world number one, lurked one stroke behind …

Gerrard sacked by struggling Villa after Fulham defeat

AFP - 1h ago

Steven Gerrard was sacked as Aston Villa manager less than two hours after his struggling side crashed to a dismal 3-0 …

Gerrard sacked after Villa defeat, Leicester boost survival bid

AFP - 1h ago

Steven Gerrard was sacked by struggling Aston Villa after a dismal 3-0 defeat at Fulham on Thursday, while Leicester …

Lewandowski double eases Barca woes in Villarreal rout

AFP - 1h ago

Robert Lewandowski struck twice as a hurting Barcelona flexed their muscles to thrash Villarreal 3-0 and stay three …

Cowboys quarterback Prescott ready to face Detriot

AFP - 1h ago

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who has been out with a broken thumb since the opening game of the NFL season, …

Gerrard under pressure as Villa crash, Leicester boost survival bid

AFP - 49m ago

Steven Gerrard was pushed closer to the sack as struggling Aston Villa crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Fulham, while …

Ronaldo axed from Man Utd squad to face Chelsea after Spurs tantrum

AFP - 1h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Manchester United has been plunged into fresh doubt after he was dropped from the squad …

US grandmaster Niemann sues chess champion Carlsen over cheating charges

AFP - 3h ago

American grandmaster Hans Niemann, in the latest move in a scandal that has rocked the world of chess, filed a lawsuit …

Arsenal reach Europa League knockouts with victory over PSV

AFP - 4h ago

Granit Xhaka's second-half winner secured Arsenal a 1-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates Stadium and a place …

Wolves interim boss Davis to stay in charge until 2023

AFP - 3h ago

Wolves interim manager Steve Davis will remain in charge of the Premier League strugglers until the new year, the club …

Mahomes leads Chiefs against 49ers in duel of NFL division leaders

AFP - 5h ago

Patrick Mahomes leads the Kansas City Chiefs against San Francisco on Sunday in a rematch of his 2020 Super Bowl victory …

PSG bidding to create 'distance' from Ligue 1 rivals at top

AFP - 6h ago

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier wants his side to create some "distance" between themselves and their …

Fury to defend world heavyweight title against Chisora

AFP - 5h ago

Tyson Fury will defend his world heavyweight title in an all-British trilogy fight against Derek Chisora in London on …

Man Utd too good for Tottenham, Liverpool revival rolls on

AFP - 1h ago

Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham's Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford, …

Man Utd inflict reality check on Tottenham

AFP - 1h ago

Erik ten Hag hailed the best performance of his early reign at Manchester United as a 2-0 win over Tottenham on …

Sundowns regain lead in South Africa as ref escorted to safety

AFP - 1h ago

Sphelele Mkhulise scored his first South African Premiership goal this season to give Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over …

Falcao penalty snatches Rayo draw at Atletico, Sevilla hold Valencia

AFP - 1h ago

Former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao earned Rayo Vallecano a 1-1 draw against his old side in La Liga with a …

German Cup holders RB Leipzig into last 16 with Hamburg thrashing

AFP - 2h ago

German Cup holders RB Leipzig have qualified for the Round of 16 with a 4-0 home demolition of Hamburg.

Rennie wants more 'clinical' Australia against Scotland

AFP - 45m ago

Australia head into their European tour opener against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with coach Dave Rennie urging …

Focused Frankfurt ready for 'gigantic' Dortmund clash

AFP - 50m ago

Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's Bundesliga highlight, with both teams enjoying an improvement …

Xavi, Gattuso meet again as Valencia host Barca

Oct 28 2022

Xavi Hernandez and Gennaro Gattuso were World Cup winning midfielders with differing styles in their playing days, but …

Newcastle's rise puts established Premier League powers on edge

Oct 28 2022

Newcastle's expected threat to the Premier League's traditional top six has arrived ahead of schedule with the Mapgies …

Brive's Papali'i keeping an eye on 'tricky' Russell before Racing visit

Oct 28 2022

Samoan back-rower Abraham Papali'i said Brive are fully aware of "tricky" Finn Russell's ability before facing Racing 92 …

Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium to host CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Oct 28 2022

Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium will host the final of next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, the regional football body said on …

Ronaldo scores on United return as Europa League progress assured

AFP - 4h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his first Manchester United appearance since his refusal to come on as a substitute last …

No US-born Black players in World Series for first time since 1950

AFP - 4h ago

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker says the first World Series since 1950 without a US-born Black player "looks bad" but …

ATP, WTA to start 2023 season with mixed teams event in Australia

AFP - 4h ago

A new mixed teams event, the United Cup, will open the 2023 tennis season in Australia, with US$15 million in prizemoney …

Nola hopes to extend mastery over Astros into World Series

AFP - 5h ago

Philadelphia pitcher Aaron Nola, who baffled Houston's formidable batting lineup in a playoff-clinching victory, walks …

Ronaldo scores on United return in Sheriff stroll

AFP - 14m ago

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his first Manchester United appearance since his refusal to come on as a substitute last …

Hamilton hoping to race on past 40 with new Mercedes contract

AFP - 5h ago

Lewis Hamilton has said he hopes to sign a new multi-year contract with Mercedes and continue racing in Formula One into …

Golden State worth $7 bn as NBA's most valued club: Forbes

AFP - 5h ago

Reigning NBA champion Golden State topped the list of most valuable NBA franchises released on Thursday by Forbes …

India's Atwal makes emotional PGA return with 63 in Bermuda

AFP - 1h ago

India's Arjun Atwal, idled while grieving his father's death, returned to competition by firing an eight-under-par 63, …

Pitt sends note to Brundle, explains grid walk snub

AFP - 7h ago

Hollywood film star Brad Pitt contacted British television reporter Martin Brundle to explain why he snubbed his request …

Trump puts blame on PGA Tour for LIV Golf split

AFP - 7h ago

Former United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the PGA Tour "blew a great opportunity" by not making …

Rodgers relishing no-hoper status as Packers face Bills

AFP - 4h ago

Aaron Rodgers wants the Green Bay Packers to embrace their underdog status as the struggling team bids to snap a …

Diamond lauches Worcester rugby rescue plan

AFP - 3h ago

Former Worcester director of rugby Steve Diamond has launched a bid to rescue the financially-stricken club from …

Pakistan-born wannabe fighter pilot Raza flies high for Zimbabwe

AFP - 3h ago

Sikandar Raza failed a test for Pakistan's air force but was flying high on Thursday after playing a central role in …

Spurs skipper Lloris struggling to understand VAR after European setback

AFP - 8h ago

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris was left bewildered by VAR after his side were denied a win late on against …

Liverpool manager Klopp fined £30,000 over Man City red card but escapes ban

AFP - 50m ago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 ($38,000, 35,000 euros) the Football Association said on Thursday …

Zimbabwe deal another World Cup shock but SKY the limit for India

AFP - 2h ago

Surprises kept coming at the Twenty20 World Cup after Zimbabwe followed Ireland's shock win over England by stunning …

NBA to stream top French prospect Wembanyama's games

AFP - 1h ago

The NBA said Thursday it will stream club games featuring rising French star Victor Wembanyama as as anticipation …

Zimbabwe stun Pakistan by one run at T20 World Cup

AFP - 19m ago

Zimbabwe pulled off a stunning one-run upset over Pakistan on Thursday to put the Asian giants in danger of an early …

'Door open' for axed fly-half Russell says Scotland coach Townsend

AFP - 10h ago

Head coach Gregor Townsend said on Thursday the "door was open" for playmaker Finn Russell after naming Blair Kinghorn …

Garcia says Ryder Cup exile 'hurts'

AFP - 6h ago

Sergio Garcia says it "hurts" to be out of the picture for the Ryder Cup after joining the LIV Golf series but said he …

Kinghorn starts at fly-half for Scotland against Australia

AFP - 44m ago

Blair Kinghorn will start at fly-half for Scotland, with Ollie Smith coming in at full-back, for the Autumn …

Youngs backs Genge to lead England rugby team

AFP - 6h ago

England's most-capped player, Ben Youngs, has backed former "rough diamond" Ellis Genge to lead the side in their …

Too early to talk of a Verstappen era, says Hamilton

AFP - 8h ago

Lewis Hamilton believes it is too early to refer to a ‘Max Verstappen era’ following the Dutchman’s success in clinching …

Mountains dominate 2023 men's Tour de France route

AFP - 4h ago

The 2023 route for the men's Tour de France unveiled Thursday passes across all five of the nation's mountain ranges, …

Hooper returns for Australia rugby tour opener against Scotland

AFP - 2h ago

Australia's rugby union great Michael Hooper was recalled to the team announced Thursday for this weekend's European …

India's women cricketers to be paid same match fee as men

AFP - 7h ago

India's international women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as the men, its cricket board said Thursday, …

Kohli stars again as ominous India thrash Netherlands

AFP - 7h ago

Virat Kohli smashed a second successive half-century as India thrashed the Netherlands by 56 runs in a "near-perfect" …

Barca crash out of Champions League again despite spending spree

AFP - 5h ago

Barcelona exited the Champions League at the group phase for the second season running on Wednesday, a 3-0 home defeat …

Rossouw blasts century as South Africa crush Bangladesh

AFP - 6h ago

Rilee Rossouw blasted 109 and shared in a record-breaking stand with Quinton de Kock as South Africa crushed Bangladesh …

Kohli, Rohit hit 50s as India make 179-2 against Netherlands

AFP - 1h ago

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav all slammed half-centuries as India stormed to 179-2 against the …

All Blacks 'disappointed' at women's World Cup schedule clash

AFP - 1h ago

Head coach Ian Foster said Thursday his All Blacks were disappointed that they will be playing at the same time as the …

Reinvigorated All Blacks in confident mood for Japan Test

AFP - 8h ago

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster said Thursday that his players were ready to show that their troubles were behind them …

Australia's Wade positive for Covid ahead of England clash

AFP - 9h ago

Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has tested positive for Covid at the Twenty20 World Cup but is expected to play in …

Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Australia's football team on Thursday condemned human rights abuses in Qatar ahead of the World Cup, becoming the first …

Australia could 'pay price' for Stokes struggles, warns Mott

AFP - 4h ago

England coach Matthew Mott backed "match-winner" Ben Stokes to start firing with the bat at the Twenty20 World Cup -- …

Records tumble as South Africa make 205-5 against Bangladesh

AFP - 1h ago

Rilee Rossouw blasted 109 and shared in the highest stand in Twenty20 World Cup history Thursday with Quinton de Kock as …

Lakers woes continue, Giannis sparks Bucks over Nets

AFP - 8h ago

The Los Angeles Lakers' miserable start to the season continued on Wednesday as the winless NBA giants crashed to a …

'Doesn't get bigger than this': Finch relishes England MCG showdown

AFP - 10h ago

Australia captain Aaron Finch said Thursday he couldn't wait to face England in a Twenty20 World Cup clash that is …

Perofeta named at full-back for New Zealand's Test in Japan

AFP - 10h ago

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster on Thursday named Stephen Perofeta at full-back for the Test against Japan at the …

Antetokounmpo spurs unbeaten Bucks over Nets as Nash tossed

AFP - 2h ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo produced his second straight 40-point performance as the Milwaukee Bucks maintained their unbeaten …

Verstappen aims to beat teammate Perez, claim record win in Mexico

AFP - 10h ago

Max Verstappen will be seeking a party-pooping record this weekend when he aims to beat Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez …

Astros seek untainted World Series title against Phillies

AFP - 10h ago

After a sign-stealing scandal tainted their 2017 Major League Baseball title, the Houston Astros seek an unblemished …

Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after late penalty drama

Oct 26 2022

Yannick Carrasco missed a penalty, awarded by VAR after the final whistle was initially blown, as Atletico Madrid …

Frankfurt edge closer to Champions League knockouts with Marseille win

Oct 26 2022

Eintracht Frankfurt edged closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage from a wide open Group D, …

Liverpool, Inter ease into last 16 as Barcelona exit with whimper

Oct 26 2022

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp's men saw off Ajax 3-0, while …

Bayern seal top spot as eliminated Barca fail to salvage pride

Oct 26 2022

Bayern Munich clinched top spot in Champions League Group C with a 3-0 win over eliminated Barcelona, after the …

Liverpool 'feel great' again after reaching Champions League last 16

Oct 26 2022

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday he is hoping the 3-0 win over Ajax to progress to the last 16 of the …

Conte takes aim at VAR 'damage' as Spurs made to wait for Champions League progress

Oct 26 2022

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said VAR is doing "damage" to football after he was sent off for protesting Harry Kane's …

Chelsea's Kerr scores treble, Real hold PSG in women's Champions League

Oct 26 2022

Australia's Sam Kerr helped keep Chelsea top of Group A in the women's Champions League on Wednesday with a hat-trick in …

Simeone double fires red-hot Napoli past Rangers

Oct 26 2022

Giovanni Simeone made sure that Napoli maintained top spot in Champions League Group A on Wednesday with a double in his …

Conte sees red as VAR denies Spurs place in Champions League last 16

Oct 26 2022

Tottenham were denied a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Harry Kane's strike deep into stoppage time was …

Chelsea's Kerr scores four, Real hold PSG in women's Champions League

Oct 26 2022

Australia's Sam Kerr kept Chelsea top of Group A in the women's Champions League on Wednesday with four goals in an 8-0 …

Liverpool steamroller Ajax to cruise into Champions League last 16

Oct 26 2022

Liverpool shrugged off their Premier League problems to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 win …

Taremi double takes Porto step closer to last 16

Oct 26 2022

Iran's Mehdi Taremi scored twice to put Porto on the brink of reaching the Champions League last 16 as they beat Club …

Trump, $50 million and Snoop Dogg as LIV Golf ends first season

Oct 26 2022

A $50 million prize money purse is up for grabs at the Trump National this week but while the Saudi-backed LIV Golf …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through, Barca out

Oct 26 2022

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

Lukaku strikes on return to help send Inter through and Barca out

Oct 26 2022

Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan return on Wednesday in a 4-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen to help his side make …

NBA bans Boston's Williams one game for bumping referee

Oct 26 2022

Boston Celtics power forward Grant Williams was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for recklessly …

Power, Detry hope to impress Ryder captain Donald in Bermuda

Oct 26 2022

Ireland's Seamus Power and Belgium's Thomas Detry hope to make an impression on 2023 Europe Ryder Cup captain Luke …

UK minister tells LGBTQ fans to respect Qatari laws at World Cup

Oct 26 2022

British foreign secretary James Cleverly has been accused of "shockingly tone deaf" comments after telling LGBT fans …

Mickelson says LIV 'not going away' as McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split

Oct 26 2022

Six-time major winner Phil Mickelson says the breakaway Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series is a "force in the game that is not …

NFL Chiefs defender Clark banned two games for weapon incident

Oct 26 2022

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has been suspended two games by the NFL for personal conduct violations …

McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split as Mickelson says LIV 'not going away'

Oct 26 2022

World number one Rory McIlroy has said the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf risks becoming "irreparable" but …

Cameroon World Cup kit clash leaves traders in despair

Oct 26 2022

With the World Cup due to kick off in Qatar just weeks from now, Cameroon's famously raucous fans are gearing up to give …

Bellingham shoots down transfer speculations

Oct 26 2022

Borussia Dortmund's teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham said he has not turned his mind to an off-season move, despite …

Ireland shock England as New Zealand suffer T20 World Cup washout

Oct 26 2022

Ireland and rain had a major impact on the T20 World Cup Wednesday as England suffered a shock defeat and New Zealand …

Varane out till World Cup, Ronaldo in squad for Europa League clash

Oct 26 2022

French World Cup winning defender Raphael Varane's hopes of playing in this year's finals dimmed on Wednesday as …

Inaugural Route du Rhum winner Mike Birch dies at 90

Oct 26 2022

Mike Birch who won the first edition of the solo trans-Atlantic sailing race the Route du Rhum by just 98 seconds has …

Buttler demands reaction from 'hurt' England as Australia loom

Oct 26 2022

Captain Jos Buttler said England needed to feel hurt after their shock T20 World Cup defeat to Ireland on Wednesday and …

Audi to supply engines for Sauber in Formula One

Oct 26 2022

German manufacturer Audi will make its entry into Formula One by supplying the engines for Sauber from 2026, they said …

Delayed Whitelock joins All Blacks tour after trampoline trouble

Oct 26 2022

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock flew to Japan on Wednesday as a late addition to the New Zealand tour squad after …

India's cricket stars bite back over World Cup sandwiches

Oct 26 2022

India's cricket players have complained about getting cold sandwiches after practice at the Twenty20 World Cup with some …

Emotional Ireland stun England for famous win at T20 World Cup

Oct 26 2022

An emotional Ireland pulled off a huge upset Wednesday, stunning world number two England by five runs with a fine …

Ireland stun England for famous win at T20 World Cup

Oct 26 2022

Minnows Ireland pulled off a huge upset Wednesday, stunning world number two England by five runs with a fine bowling …

Balbirnie hits 62 as Ireland make 157 against England

Oct 26 2022

Captain Andy Balbirnie smashed 62 to give Ireland a great start against England in the T20 World Cup at an overcast …

'Heartbroken' Pakistan still hurting from India loss, says Iftikhar

Oct 26 2022

Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed admitted on Wednesday his side were "heartbroken" and still hurting from their agonising …

Liechtenstein's Vaduz in anything but a league of their own

Oct 26 2022

Tiny Liechtenstein's FC Vaduz are enjoying their greatest adventure, contesting the group stage of European competition …

'Outstanding' Hummels keeps Haaland quiet as Dortmund reach last 16

Oct 25 2022

Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic praised defender Mats Hummels for keeping former teammate Erling Haaland quiet after …

Messi, Mbappe double up as PSG hit seven to reach Champions League last 16

Oct 25 2022

Kylian Mbappe and a Lionel Messi in vintage form both scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Israel's Maccabi Haifa …

Mudryk keeps Shakhtar dream alive as Celtic crash out of Europe

Oct 25 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is targeting a swift return to the Champions League after the Scottish champions' hopes …

Juventus crash out of Champions League but Chelsea, PSG through to last 16

Oct 25 2022

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in nine years on Tuesday but …

Benfica win thriller with Juve to reach Champions League knockouts

Oct 25 2022

Benfica reached the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday after winning an exciting contest with Juventus 4-3 and sending …

Dortmund reach last 16 after Mahrez's penalty miss

Oct 25 2022

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel's penalty save from Riyad Mahrez helped his side to a goalless draw with …

Leipzig end Real Madrid's unbeaten run with impressive win

Oct 25 2022

RB Leipzig earned an impressive 3-2 victory over Real Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League to inflict the holders' …

Dream debut for head coach Mokwena as Mamelodi Sundowns hit five

Oct 25 2022

Rulani Mokwena made a perfect start as Mamelodi Sundowns head coach on Tuesday with a 5-0 triumph at Maritzburg United …

Benfica beat Juventus to reach Champions League last 16

Oct 25 2022

Benfica reached the Champions League knockouts on Tuesday after winning an exciting contest with Juventus 4-3 and …

Injuries the cause of Liverpool's inconsistency, says 'optimistic' Klopp

Oct 25 2022

Jurgen Klopp pointed the finger at a series of injuries for what he described as an inconsistent and unstable start to …

Chelsea beat Salzburg to qualify for Champions League last 16

Oct 25 2022

Chelsea manager Graham Potter was delighted to seal progress to the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare after …

Russia rejects US basketballer's appeal of 'traumatic' sentence

Oct 25 2022

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from US basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year prison term on …

Sevilla beat Copenhagen to keep unlikely Champions League dream alive

Oct 25 2022

Sevilla kept their slim chances of qualification for the Champions League last 16 alive with a 3-0 win over Copenhagen …

Villarreal appoint Setien after Emery's surprise departure

Oct 25 2022

Villarreal appointed Quique Setien as coach on Tuesday, a day after Unai Emery decided to leave the Spanish side to take …

New Boro boss Carrick glad to consult 'angry' Ferguson

Oct 25 2022

Michael Carrick said he had no qualms about seeking the advice of "angry Scotsman" Alex Ferguson, his former boss at …

Farrell says injured Ireland stars could play against Springboks

Oct 25 2022

Ireland coach Andy Farrell said Tuesday he had yet to rule out any of his squad's injured players from next week's …

Vieira points to 'lack of opportunity' for black managers

Oct 25 2022

Patrick Vieira has called for black players to be given more opportunities in coaching and at the executive level in …

Paris expects 600,000 for Olympics opening: minister

Oct 25 2022

Paris expects a crowd of 600,000 at the 2024 summer Olympics' opening ceremony which is to take place on the river …

Dutch champ Pieters takes first steps since December accident

Oct 25 2022

Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters has taken her first steps and has been able to ride in tandem for the first time since the …

Silky Barcelona destroy returning Valverde's Athletic

AFP - 24m ago

Ousmane Dembele scored and laid on a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona ripped apart Athletic Bilbao in a

Osimhen fires leaders Napoli past Roma and three points clear

AFP - 34m ago

Victor Osimhen extended Napoli's lead at the top of Serie A to three points on Sunday with the only goal in a …

Ogier takes 55th career rally win in Catalunya

AFP - 1h ago

Eight-time world champion Sebastien Ogier claimed his 55th career victory at the Rally of Catalunya on Sunday as this …

Holders New York down Montreal in MLS Cup playoffs

AFP - 2h ago

Reigning MLS Cup champions New York City FC produced a clinical masterclass to reach the Eastern Conference playoff …

Leaders Union Berlin lament 'frustrating' loss at Bochum

AFP - 2h ago

Union Berlin missed a chance at reinstating their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, going down 2-1 at bottom …

Conte claims Spurs can't stand the schedule as Newcastle move into top four

AFP - 2h ago

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte claimed he does not have the strength in depth to compete for the Premier League title …

Lazio end Atalanta's unbeaten record to close in on leaders Napoli

AFP - 2h ago

Lazio moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Atalanta which ended their …

Arsenal stumble at Southampton, Newcastle stun Spurs to go fourth

AFP - 3h ago

Premier League leaders Arsenal dropped points for just the second time this season in a frustrating 1-1 draw at …

Lazio end Atalanta's unbeaten record to move into top four

AFP - 17m ago

Lazio moved into the top four of Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Atalanta which ended their opponents' unbeaten …

Newcastle beat Tottenham to move into Premier League top four

AFP - 1h ago

Newcastle moved into the Premier League top four with a 2-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday that dealt another blow to Spurs' …

Griezmann strikes from corner as Atletico beat Betis

AFP - 4h ago

Atletico Madrid's rejuvenated Antoine Griezmann hit a brace, including one goal direct from a corner, to earn his team a …

Leaders Union Berlin lose to bottom side Bochum

AFP - 1h ago

Union Berlin missed a chance at reinstating their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, going down 2-1 away at …

Arsenal held as Armstrong rescues draw for Southampton

AFP - 5h ago

Arsenal dropped points for only the second time this season as Stuart Armstrong's equaliser forced the Premier League …

Arsenal stumble at Southampton, Villa soar after Gerrard sacking

AFP - 2h ago

Arsenal dropped points for just the second time this season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for the Gunners at Southampton as …

Kohli lost for words as India, Sri Lanka start on winning note

AFP - 7h ago

Virat Kohli was lost for words as his unbeaten 82 took India to a stunning last-ball win against Pakistan in the T20 …

France defender Varane's injury 'less serious than thought'

AFP - 7h ago

Manchester United's France defender Raphael Varane is less seriously injured than feared and still hopes to make the …

Kohli propels India to stunning last-ball win over Pakistan

AFP - 4h ago

An unbeaten 82 from Virat Kohli led India to a stunning last-ball win over Pakistan to supercharge their bid for a first …

Marco Odermatt wins first World Cup ski race of season

AFP - 3h ago

Switzerland's Marco Odermatt claimed the opening race of the World Cup season by winning the giant slalom in Soelden, …

Verstappen leads tributes to Red Bull founder Mateschitz

AFP - 6h ago

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen led the tributes on Sunday to Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who turned …

Lydia Ko wins her first LPGA title in South Korea

AFP - 3h ago

New Zealand's Lydia Ko fired a 65 on Sunday to capture her 18th LPGA Tour title at the BMW Ladies Championship -- and …

'Now I can relax!': Bagnaia on brink of MotoGP title after Malaysia win

AFP - 11h ago

Francesco Bagnaia declared he could relax at last after winning a dramatic Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday to …

India restrict Pakistan to 159-8 at T20 World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh both took three wickets as Pakistan made 159-8 against India in their opening game of …

Bagnaia wins Malaysian MotoGP to stand on brink of world title

AFP - 1h ago

Francesco Bagnaia won a dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the champagne for the Italian's maiden MotoGP world …

Mendis powers Sri Lanka to big win over Ireland at T20 World Cup

AFP - 11h ago

Disciplined bowling and an unbeaten half-century by Kusal Mendis powered Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket hammering of Ireland …

England romp to victory as Rugby World Cup last eight decided

AFP - 8h ago

England turned on the power to rout South Africa 75-0 in Auckland on Sunday and set up a quarter-final against Australia …

Canada, Italy win to cement Rugby World Cup quarter-final spots

AFP - 2h ago

Unbeaten Canada and history-making Italy have confirmed women's Rugby World Cup quarter-final berths after ending group …

US teen Malinin lands quad axel to win at Skate America

AFP - 9h ago

Ilia Malinin of the United States landed only the second quadruple axel ever performed in competition to become Skate …

Afghan cyclists to race to raise 'alarm' over women's plight

AFP - 8h ago

For Afghan refugee cyclist Masomah Ali Zada, it will be a bittersweet moment. For the first time in five years, she will …

Qatar pressed on safety of women travelling to World Cup

AFP - 8h ago

Lawyers for a group of women subjected to intrusive searches at Doha Airport two years ago called Sunday for Qatar to …

Astros, Phillies win big to reach brink of World Series

AFP - 16h ago

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros advanced within a victory of the World Series thanks to Major League …

Celtics down Magic for third straight win, Spurs shock Sixers

AFP - 7h ago

Boston forward Jayson Tatum poured in 40 points as the Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 126-120 on Saturday to improve to …

Italy beat Japan to book Rugby World Cup playoff berth

AFP - 2h ago

A record-breaking day for Michela Sillari helped Italy beat Japan 21-8 in Auckland on Sunday and book their first visit …

Astros blank Yankees to reach brink of World Series

AFP - 2h ago

Houston's Cristian Javier and five relievers pitched a three-hit shutout Saturday as the Astros beat the New York …

Finch urges 'ultra-aggressive' response from stunned Australia

AFP - 13h ago

Aaron Finch has urged his battered Australian team to be "ultra-positive, ultra-aggressive" when they face Sri Lanka on …

Broncos QB Wilson out for Jets clash

AFP - 38m ago

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will miss Sunday's meeting with the New York Jets due to a hamstring injury …

Ferrari's Sainz clinches pole for USA Grand Prix in Austin

Oct 22 2022

Carlos Sainz outpaced team-mate Charles Leclerc to take pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday's tense qualifying …

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz dead at 78

Oct 22 2022

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who made the energy drink a global phenomenon and forged a title-winning Formula …

Dietrich Mateschitz: Low-profile Austrian behind Red Bull empire

Oct 22 2022

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who died Saturday at the age of 78, built a sports and media empire around his …

McIlroy grabs CJ Cup lead in bid to regain top ranking

Oct 22 2022

Rory McIlroy, chasing a title repeat and a return to the number one world ranking spot, fired two eagles in a four-under …

Russia's Makhachev ousts MMA lightweight king Oliveira

Oct 22 2022

Islam Makhachev has always moved like a champion and on Saturday at UFC 280 the Russian became one, dethroning the man …

Madrid turn on the style to beat Sevilla and increase Liga lead

Oct 22 2022

Just when it seemed Real Madrid might consider dropping points in the title race, the champions calmly moved up a gear …

Lacazette winner gives Blanc first win as Lyon coach

Oct 22 2022

Alexandre Lacazette's late goal handed Laurent Blanc his first victory as Lyon coach on Saturday as his new club beat …

Red Bull boss 'appalled' by F1 cost cap 'cheat' claim

Oct 22 2022

Red Bull boss Christian Horner on Saturday hit out at McLaren counterpart Zak Brown for making "shocking" accusations of …

Scotland omission 'good' for fly-half Russell

Oct 22 2022

Fly-half Finn Russell said on Saturday it was a "good" thing he had been omitted from Scotland's autumn Tests squad …

Diaz double sends Milan second

Oct 22 2022

Spain attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz scored twice as AC Milan beat Monza 4-1 on Saturday to go above Atalanta to …

Verstappen fastest in final free practice

Oct 22 2022

Red Bull's world champion Max Verstappen was fastest in Saturday's gusty third and final free practice session for the …

American Sargeant to drive for Williams if licence secured

Oct 22 2022

American Logan Sargeant will drive for Williams in the 2023 season, subject to him securing the necessary super licence, …

Bayern one point from top spot after Hoffenheim win

Oct 22 2022

Bayern Munich climbed to within one point off Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin after a comfortable 2-0 win at Hoffenheim …

Liverpool lose at Forest, Haaland hits double for Man City

Oct 22 2022

Liverpool's Premier League title challenge suffered another massive blow in a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest as Erling …

Casemiro's last-gasp leveller rescues Man Utd in Chelsea draw

Oct 22 2022

Erik ten Hag hailed Manchester United's "spirit" as Casemiro grabbed his first goal for the club in stoppage-time to …

Scotland outcast Russell's 'bag of tricks' helps Racing to Montpellier win

Oct 22 2022

Centre Francis Saili said Finn Russell's "bag of tricks" were key after the Scotland fly-half scored 18 points in Racing …

Bayern's Choupo-Moting 'looking forward' to Lewandowski reunion

Oct 22 2022

Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will look to continue his hot streak heading into Wednesday's clash with …

England's Curran sets sights on deflated Australia at World Cup

Oct 22 2022

Sam Curran on Saturday became the first Englishman to bag a five-wicket haul in a T20 international -- and then put …

'Hurt' for holders Australia but England make winning World Cup start

Oct 22 2022

Holders Australia suffered a thumping by New Zealand in their Twenty20 World Cup opener but England launched their title …

Curran-inspired England beat Afghanistan to launch World Cup bid

Oct 22 2022

Sam Curran's breathtaking five-wicket haul and some spectacular fielding led England to a five-wicket win over …

Scotland outcast Russell kicks Racing to Montpellier win

Oct 22 2022

Scotland's Finn Russell scored 18 points in Racing 92's 38-31 home win over Top 14 champions Montpellier on Saturday in …

Spanish soccer star Garcia 'glad to pay more tax to help out'

Oct 22 2022

Athletic Bilbao forward Raul Garcia agrees with the Spanish government's plan to impose a temporary tax on the richest …

Liverpool revival cut short by shock Forest loss

Oct 22 2022

Liverpool's mini-revival came to a crashing halt with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who secured just their second …

Nottingham Forest end any hint of a Liverpool revival

Oct 22 2022

Liverpool’s mini-revival came to a crashing halt with a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who secured just their second …

MotoGP title rivals suffer as Martin grabs record-setting pole

Oct 22 2022

MotoGP leader Francesco Bagnaia will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from ninth after crashing out, as Spaniard …

Clinical New Zealand thump holders Australia at T20 World Cup

Oct 22 2022

New Zealand thrashed hosts and defending champions Australia by 89 runs on Saturday to start the Twenty20 World Cup …

Opening race of World Cup ski season cancelled due to bad weather

Oct 22 2022

The new World Cup ski season got off to a false start on Saturday when organisers cancelled the women's giant slalom in …

New Zealand thrash defending champions Australia at T20 World Cup

Oct 22 2022

New Zealand thrashed hosts and defending champions Australia by 89 runs on Saturday to start the Twenty20 World Cup …

Thailand's Thitikul takes one-shot LPGA lead into final round in South Korea

Oct 22 2022

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand grabbed a one-stroke lead after the third round at the BMW Ladies Championship in South …

Conway hits 92 as New Zealand make 200-3 against Australia in T20 World Cup

Oct 22 2022

Opener Devon Conway carried his bat with a majestic unbeaten 92 as New Zealand set an imposing 200-3 against Australia …

Imposing wins for New Zealand, France at women's Rugby World Cup

Oct 22 2022

New Zealand and France warmed up for the women's Rugby World Cup with emphatic wins in Whangarei on Saturday while …

Rohit says India relishing Pakistan 'challenge' in World Cup opener

Oct 22 2022

Skipper Rohit Sharma said on Saturday that his India team are relishing the "challenge" of facing arch-rivals Pakistan …

Nine-try New Zealand crush Scotland at women's Rugby World Cup

Oct 22 2022

New Zealand unleashed another breathless display of attacking rugby on Saturday to overwhelm Scotland 57-0 and ensure …

Jokic posts triple double as Nuggets stun Warriors

Oct 22 2022

Nikola Jokic posted a 26-point triple double as the Denver Nuggets held off a ferocious late fightback from the Golden …

MotoGP leader Bagnaia takes tumble in third Malaysia practice

Oct 22 2022

MotoGP leader Francesco Bagnaia crashed out while in hot pursuit of his championship rival Fabio Quartararo in a …

Australia edge Wales to reach Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Oct 22 2022

Australia qualified for the women's Rugby World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 12 years after beating Wales …

Phillies edge Padres to lead MLB playoff series

Oct 22 2022

Kyle Schwarber belted another home run as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead …

Infantino says broadcasters offer '100 times less' for Women's World Cup

Oct 22 2022

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday criticised television broadcasters who have offered "100 times less" to …

Tatum, Brown too hot for Heat as Celtics roll on

Oct 22 2022

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown came up big once again as the Boston Celtics maintained their perfect start to the season …

Barrett brothers could miss All Blacks Test in Japan after bereavement

Oct 22 2022

The three Barrett brothers were among six All Blacks who didn't board the plane on Saturday for the Test in Japan after …

Resurgent Zimbabwe plan to 'do damage' in T20 World Cup Super 12

Oct 22 2022

A fired-up Zimbabwe plan to cause "as much damage" as possible in the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 after making the grade …

Ireland's Lowry fires 67 after hour's drive to buy putter

Oct 21 2022

Ireland's Shane Lowry, the 2019 British Open champion, surprised shoppers at a golf store after accidentally breaking …

Rahm charges into share of PGA CJ Cup lead with superb 62

Oct 21 2022

Jon Rahm fired a course record nine-under par 62 to seize a share of the lead with American Kurt Kitayama after Friday's …

Injuries, bereavement force All Blacks into changes for tour

Oct 21 2022

New Zealand have called up four players after being hit by injuries and family bereavement a week out from the opening …

Sainz tops Verstappen in opening Texas practice

Oct 21 2022

Carlos Sainz outpaced newly-acclaimed double world champion Max Verstappen to top the times for Ferrari in Friday …

Astros hurler McCullers's playoff start delayed after champagne problem

Oct 21 2022

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers's scheduled start in game three of the American League Championship Series has …

Goals do the talking for Bouanga in LA

Oct 21 2022

When Denis Bouanga joined Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club in August there was little of the fanfare that …

Russian agency says Valieva doping probe results will be 'confidential'

Oct 21 2022

Russia's anti-doping agency said Friday that it will not reveal the verdict in the case of figure skater Kamila Valieva, …

PGA Tour sues LIV Golf's Saudi backers in New York

Oct 21 2022

The US PGA Tour is suing Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and its governor Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan in the latest …

MLB Rangers hire three-time champ Bochy as manager

Oct 21 2022

Three-time World Series champion manager Bruce Bochy was hired Friday as the new manager of the Texas Rangers, who …

US Soccer makes progress in Yates report reforms

Oct 21 2022

US Soccer has created a public list identifying individuals subject to SafeSport bans or discipline among its first …

Arsenal's Gabriel signs new contract

Oct 21 2022

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Friday.

Zhang becomes China's first man in tennis top 100

Oct 21 2022

Zhang Zhizhen will become the first ever Chinese man to break into the ATP top 100 next week despite losing his Naples …

Halep says will fight to clean name after doping suspension

Oct 21 2022

Former world number one Simona Halep said Friday she will "fight until the end" to prove she did not knowingly take a …

Klopp backs Gerrard to recover from Villa sacking

Oct 21 2022

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident Anfield icon Steven Gerrard will bounce back from his sacking as Aston Villa …

Conte fears Spurs could be derailed by 'big difficulty' with injuries

Oct 21 2022

Antonio Conte says Tottenham are in danger of being derailed by their "big difficulty" with injuries after Dejan …

Unhappy and unwanted: What's next for Man Utd malcontent Ronaldo?

Oct 21 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United are locked in a stand-off after Erik ten Hag punished the star for his Tottenham …

Man City boss Guardiola apologises after offensive Hillsborough chants

Oct 21 2022

Pep Guardiola has apologised for offensive chants by Manchester City fans referring to the Hillsborough and Heysel …

Kante injury blow won't affect Chelsea contract talks: Potter

Oct 21 2022

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says N'Golo Kante's long-running injury problems will not affect any contract talks with …

Maignan unavailable for Milan until January with calf injury

Oct 21 2022

Mike Maignan will be unavailable for AC Milan until January due to a calf injury, coach Stefano Pioli said on Friday, …

Pakistan's Masood clears tests after blow to head

Oct 21 2022

Pakistan batsman Shan Masood has got away with "superficial bruising" after being hit on the head during a practice …

France stalwart Ribery announces retirement from football

Oct 21 2022

Former France and Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Franck Ribery announced his retirement from football on Friday …

Ireland, Zimbabwe progress at T20 World Cup as West Indies head home

Oct 21 2022

Ireland stunned the West Indies to power into the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 on Friday and send the two-time champions …

Ronaldo refused to come on as sub, says Man Utd boss Ten Hag

Oct 21 2022

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag confirmed on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute …

Former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw retires

Oct 21 2022

Former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw on Friday announced his retirement following a succession of injuries.

Binder fastest in rain-hit Malaysian MotoGP practice

Oct 21 2022

South Africa's Brad Binder clocked the fastest time in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix on …

Newcastle boss Howe defends Saudi Arabia training camp

Oct 21 2022

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe on Friday defended the club's decision to return to Saudi Arabia for a warm-weather …

Man Utd too good for Tottenham, Liverpool revival rolls on

AFP - 1h ago

Manchester United dealt a blow to Tottenham's Premier League title aspirations with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford, …

Man Utd inflict reality check on Tottenham

AFP - 1h ago

Erik ten Hag hailed the best performance of his early reign at Manchester United as a 2-0 win over Tottenham on …

Sundowns regain lead in South Africa as ref escorted to safety

AFP - 1h ago

Sphelele Mkhulise scored his first South African Premiership goal this season to give Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over …

Union's Blake, Glesnes take MLS awards on eve of quarter-final

AFP - 1h ago

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake of Jamaica and defender Jakob Glesnes of Norway won Major League Soccer awards …

'Positives' for Potter as Chelsea held by Brentford

AFP - 2h ago

Graham Potter defended his decision to rest Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Chelsea's five-match winning run came to an end …

Nunez sinks West Ham to extend Liverpool's revival

AFP - 2h ago

Jurgen Klopp insisted Darwin Nunez is a "massive talent" after the Liverpool forward extended his side's revival and …

Ballon d'Or winner Benzema on target as Madrid crush Elche

AFP - 25m ago

Karim Benzema celebrated his Ballon d'Or win this week with a goal in Real Madrid's comfortable 3-0 win over Elche on …

Bayern through to last 16 after comeback win over Augsburg

AFP - 2h ago

Bayern Munich reached the last 16 of the German cup for the first time in three seasons, thanks to a 5-2 comeback …

US Open books 2039 return to LA Country Club after next year

AFP - 10m ago

Los Angeles Country Club, next year's host of the US Open, was named Wednesday as host of the 2039 US Open and 2032 US …

Chelsea held in Brentford stalemate

AFP - 28m ago

Chelsea's five-match winning run came to an end as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford in Wednesday's west London …

NFL's Tagovailoa can't recall exit after suffering concussion

AFP - 3h ago

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said Wednesday that he cannot remember being carted off the field after …

McIlroy tries to reclaim No.1 and defend title at CJ Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy enters this week's CJ Cup on the PGA Tour trying to reclaim the world number one …

Bellingham penalty sends Dortmund into last 16 of German Cup

AFP - 2h ago

English teenager Jude Bellingham won and converted a penalty within 10 minutes of being subbed on to guide a nervous …

PGA boosts 2023 purses for four events in LIV-fight revamp

AFP - 5h ago

Next year's Phoenix Open, Heritage tournament, Wells Fargo Championship and Travelers Championship will have purses …

Arsenal boss Arteta tries to stay calm on 'heated' touchline

AFP - 4h ago

Mikel Arteta admitted on Tuesday his behaviour on the touchline can "get heated" as the Arsenal boss accepted it is …

Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab

AFP - 1h ago

An Iranian climber who caused a sensation by competing at an event abroad without a hijab was given a hero's welcome on …

Russell left out of Scotland squad as Ritchie named captain

AFP - 5h ago

Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell has been left out of the Scotland squad for the Autumn Nations Series, while Jamie …

England bowler Topley out of T20 World Cup with ankle injury

AFP - 7h ago

England bowler Reece Topley has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup with an ankle injury just days before their …

European football model 'unsustainable', says new CEO of Super League promoter

AFP - 11h ago

The new CEO of the company promoting the Super League, German businessman Bernd Reichart, says European football must …

Pakistan warns India that Asia Cup no-show could 'split' cricket

AFP - 13h ago

Pakistani cricket authorities hinted Wednesday they may pull out of next year's World Cup in India, a day after …

Football icon Shevchenko feels pain and pride in Ukraine's resilience

AFP - 8h ago

Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko has admitted in an interview with AFP he cried when he "saw children running …

Man Utd's Greenwood released on bail after attempted rape charge

AFP - 10h ago

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood was Wednesday released on bail, days after being charged with attempted …

Schalke sack head coach Frank Kramer

AFP - 2h ago

Bundesliga side Schalke parted ways with coach Frank Kramer on Wednesday after the team's 5-1 defeat to Hoffenheim in …

Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal widens with mascot allegations

AFP - 12h ago

A corruption scandal surrounding the Tokyo Olympics widened on Wednesday as a former Games executive was re-arrested on …

Fury at FIFA chief's kickabout in Indonesia after stadium tragedy

AFP - 9h ago

Photos of FIFA's president laughing and high-fiving in a football match with local officials weeks after a stadium …

Qatar's glitzy World Cup is ready and expensive

AFP - 9h ago

The bill being paid by Qatar for the most expensive World Cup ever held is set to rise to fantasy levels in the one …

Crowd welcomes home Iranian climber who competed without hijab

AFP - 1h ago

A cheering crowd welcomed home Iranian sports climber Elnaz Rekabi at a Tehran airport Wednesday, after she competed in …

Mexico's World Cup fans told to leave tequila at home

AFP - 7h ago

Tens of thousands of Mexicans heading to Qatar have been warned to leave the tequila at home as authorities seek to …

Bagnaia on brink of world title as MotoGP returns to Malaysia

AFP - 12h ago

Italy's Francesco Bagnaia can win his maiden MotoGP world championship crown this weekend when motorcycle-mad Malaysia …

German Reichart appointed CEO of company promoting Super League

AFP - 7h ago

German businessman Bernd Reichart has been appointed CEO of the company promoting the Super League, a dissident European …

Five things to know about World Cup host Qatar

AFP - 19h ago

Qatar, the controversial host of the football World Cup, is a key US ally in the Middle East that is rich in gas and …

Qatar's eight World Cup stadiums

AFP - 6h ago

With one month to go until the opening game, AFP Sport runs the rule over the eight stadiums which will host matches at …

Euro kings Italy nursing World Cup wound as another rebuild begins

AFP - 8h ago

Italy are still hurting as the European champions sit on the sidelines while the rest of international football's elite …

Host Qatar's World Cup 'carbon neutral' claims under fire

AFP - 8h ago

Organisers have promised a carbon neutral World Cup next month in Qatar but environmental groups are warning that the …

New York Yankees advance as Cleveland downed

AFP - 27m ago

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge blasted home runs Tuesday as the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians 5-1 …

In court, Neymar denies wrongdoing over Barca transfer

AFP - 37m ago

Neymar only signed documents his father gave him and did nothing illegal, the Brazil superstar told a Spanish court …

Concern mounts for Iranian climber who competed without hijab

AFP - 6h ago

Alarm grew on Tuesday over the wellbeing of Iranian sports climber Elnaz Rekabi after she competed at an event in South …

Forest off bottom of Premier League, Zaha tames Wolves

Oct 18 2022

Nottingham Forest edged off the bottom of the Premier League by holding out for a 0-0 draw at Brighton as Wilfried Zaha …

Centre Ioane extends New Zealand deal until after Rugby World Cup

Oct 18 2022

Midfielder Rieko Ioane on Wednesday became the latest All Blacks star to extend his contract with New Zealand Rugby …

Falcao penalty snatches Rayo draw at Atletico, Sevilla hold Valencia

Oct 18 2022

Former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao earned Rayo Vallecano a 1-1 draw against his old side in La Liga with a …

German Cup holders RB Leipzig into last 16 with Hamburg thrashing

Oct 18 2022

German Cup holders RB Leipzig have qualified for the Round of 16 with a 4-0 home demolition of Hamburg.

Kante to miss France's World Cup defence after hamstring surgery

Oct 18 2022

N'Golo Kante will miss France's defence of the World Cup after Chelsea said on Tuesday that the midfielder will be out …

Howe hits back at Klopp's jibe over Newcastle's 'ceiling'

Oct 18 2022

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has rejected Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's assertion that the Saudi-owned Magpies have no …

Japan-based Springboks available for England Test

Oct 18 2022

Rugby World Cup title-holders South Africa will be able to use their Japan-based Springboks against England at …

Ten Hag understanding of Ronaldo reaction to substitution

Oct 18 2022

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he has no problem with Cristiano Ronaldo's protests at being substituted …

Wales captain Biggar out of autumn Tests as Halfpenny returns

Oct 18 2022

Dan Biggar has been ruled out of Wales' November Tests with a knee injury but Leigh Halfpenny, Ken Owens and Justin …

Portugal forward Jota ruled out of World Cup with calf injury

Oct 18 2022

Portugal's Diogo Jota will miss the World Cup after suffering a serious calf injury, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp …

Fallen African giants Mazembe to face South African rookies Royal

Oct 18 2022

Former Club World Cup runners-up TP Mazembe will take a first step toward becoming African club giants again when they …

Ballon d'Or winner Benzema is 'more of a leader', says Ancelotti

Oct 18 2022

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema feels like he has grown into a team leader.

Sri Lanka, Netherlands win at T20 World Cup as Meiyappan bags hat-trick

Oct 18 2022

Karthik Meiyappan lit up the Twenty20 World Cup with a hat-trick Tuesday but it was in vain as Sri Lanka crushed the …

Man City stumble gives Spurs, Chelsea hope of Premier League title fight

Oct 18 2022

Manchester City's first defeat of the season has given the rest of the Premier League hope that the title race is not a …

Australian sports stars revolt over mining, fossil fuel sponsorships

Oct 18 2022

Stars from two of Australia's favourite sporting codes are pushing back against lucrative energy and mining sponsorship …

Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to

Oct 18 2022

Brazil superstar Neymar said Tuesday his manager father always handled his contracts as he took the stand at his trial …

UAE's Meiyappan takes only fifth-ever hat-trick at a T20 World Cup

Oct 18 2022

Karthik Meiyappan of the United Arab Emirates took the first hat-trick of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia on Tuesday …

Indonesia to demolish football stadium where crush killed 133

Oct 18 2022

The Indonesian football stadium where a stampede killed 133 people will be torn down and rebuilt, President Joko Widodo …

Neymar expected to testify at corruption trial in Barcelona

Oct 18 2022

Brazil superstar Neymar was expected to take the stand for the first time Tuesday at his trial in Spain over alleged …

FIFA president vows to 'transform' Indonesian football after tragedy

Oct 18 2022

Visiting FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledged to help "reform and transform" Indonesian football on Tuesday, two …

Binny replaces Ganguly as Indian cricket board chief

Oct 18 2022

World Cup winner Roger Binny was Tuesday appointed head of India's cricket board -- the sport's richest body -- …

Netherlands edge closer to World Cup Super 12 with tense Namibia win

Oct 18 2022

Bas de Leede took two wickets and made an unbeaten 30 as the Netherlands took a giant step towards the Twenty20 World …

NYCFC knock out Miami, Dallas edge Minnesota

Oct 18 2022

Defending Major League Soccer champions New York City FC eased into the Eastern Conference semifinals after a …

Injured Hopkins the hero as Chargers sink Broncos

Oct 18 2022

Injured kicker Dustin Hopkins slotted an overtime field goal as the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos …

"The dream is over" says Higuain after final match

Oct 18 2022

Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain left the field for the final time on Monday ending an illustrious career that saw him …

Test skipper Cummins named Australian ODI captain

Oct 18 2022

Test skipper Pat Cummins was Tuesday appointed Australia's one-day captain after Aaron Finch retired from the 50-over …

Benzema dedicates Ballon d'Or win 'to the people'

Oct 17 2022

Karim Benzema said he had become more ambitious with age as the Real Madrid and France striker won the Ballon d'Or on …

Benzema wins Ballon d'Or as Putellas retains women's prize

Oct 17 2022

Karim Benzema was rewarded for his remarkable success with Real Madrid by winning the Ballon d'Or at a star-studded …

Ballon d'Or confirms Benzema's career redemption

Oct 17 2022

For Karim Benzema, winning the most prestigious individual award in football is the ultimate recognition for his …

Benzema wins Ballon d'Or after fantastic year with Real Madrid

Oct 17 2022

France striker Karim Benzema won the Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, the reward coming after his stunning …

Putellas eyes return from injury this season after retaining Ballon d'Or

Oct 17 2022

Alexia Putellas said she hoped to return from a serious knee injury before the end of this season but refused to discuss …

Lewandowski wins Mueller Trophy for top scorer

Oct 17 2022

Robert Lewandowski received the award for last season's top goalscorer, renamed the Gerd Mueller Trophy, for the second …

Alexia Putellas wins second successive women's Ballon d'Or

Oct 17 2022

Spain's Alexia Putellas won the women's Ballon d'Or for the second year running on Monday, the reward coming after a …

Injured Alexia Putellas not forgotten with second Ballon d'Or

Oct 17 2022

Double Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas may be painfully sidelined with a knee injury but her exploits last season …

Barcelona's Gavi wins Kopa Trophy for best youngster at Ballon d'Or gala

Oct 17 2022

Barcelona and Spain midfield prospect Gavi won the Kopa Trophy for the best player of last season aged under 21 at the …

Independent report accuses French police of criminal assault at Champions League final

Oct 17 2022

Treatment of fans at the Champions League final in Paris "constituted criminal assault", according to an independent …

Giro finale returns to Rome after 2018 debacle

Oct 17 2022

The 2023 Giro d'Italia will finish at Rome's iconic imperial forum, five years after poor road conditions led to the …

English rugby giants Wasps follow Worcester into administration

Oct 17 2022

English rugby giants Wasps were Monday placed into administration with all the players made redundant -- the second …

Neymar trial opens in Barcelona ahead of World Cup

Oct 17 2022

With the World Cup barely a month away, Brazilian superstar Neymar went on trial in Spain Monday over alleged …

Man Utd's Greenwood remanded in custody on attempted rape charge

Oct 17 2022

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood was Monday remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with …

Richarlison's World Cup not at risk, says Conte

Oct 17 2022

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has eased fears Brazil forward Richarlison could miss the World Cup due to a calf injury.

Man Utd's Greenwood remanded in custody charged with attempted rape

Oct 17 2022

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood was Monday remanded in custody after appearing at Manchester Magistrates' …

Blackmail 'not uncommon' in football, says France star Pogba's agent

Oct 17 2022

Professional footballers are frequent targets for blackmailers, says Paul Pogba's agent with the France star embroiled …

World Cup boom pushes some Qatar residents out of homes

Oct 17 2022

Qatari landlords eyeing profit from the looming World Cup have been kicking out a growing number of mostly foreign …

Qatar to host 2023 Asian Cup after China's Covid pull-out

Oct 17 2022

World Cup hosts Qatar will stage the 2023 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday, after China …

Scotland stun two-time champions West Indies at T20 World Cup

Oct 17 2022

George Munsey's unbeaten half-century and some inspired bowling helped Scotland thrash two-time Twenty20 World Cup …

Allen, Bills down Chiefs in NFL thriller while Eagles beat Dallas

Oct 17 2022

Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City …

Austin, Montreal advance in MLS playoffs

Oct 17 2022

Austin FC defeated 10-man Real Salt Lake on penalties to reach Major League Soccer's Western Conference playoff …

Yankees beat Guardians to level MLB playoff series

Oct 17 2022

Harrison Bader smacked a two-run home run and the New York Yankees kept their championship hopes alive Sunday by …

NBA Heat promise to 'scrap to death' in the East

Oct 17 2022

Had Jimmy Butler's late three-point effort in game seven of last year's Eastern Conference championship game not bounced …

Defense best form of attack as Lakers seek renaissance

Oct 17 2022

Gritty, no-nonsense defense is not the first thing that springs to mind when assessing the NBA championship credentials …

Warriors launch title defense as NBA season tips off

Oct 17 2022

The Golden State Warriors will be chasing their fifth title since 2015 when the new NBA campaign tips off on Tuesday …

Top-ranked Swiatek beats Vekic for WTA San Diego title

Oct 17 2022

World number one Iga Swiatek captured her 11th career WTA title and her eighth of the year on Sunday by outlasting …

Allen, Bills down Chiefs in NFL thriller

Oct 16 2022

Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City …

Austin advance as Real pay penalty in MLS playoffs

Oct 16 2022

Austin FC defeated 10-man Real Salt Lake on penalties on Sunday to advance to Major League Soccer's Western Conference …

Mbappe insists he 'never asked to leave' as PSG beat Marseille

Oct 16 2022

Kylian Mbappe insisted Sunday he has "never asked to leave" Paris Saint-Germain despite widespread reports last week …

Unbeaten Madrid defeat Barcelona in Clasico to top La Liga

Oct 16 2022

Reigning champions Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Clasico to overtake their fierce rivals at the top of La Liga …

Mbappe insists he 'never asked to leave' PSG

Oct 16 2022

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe insisted Sunday he has "never asked to leave" the Qatar-owned club in the …

Osimhen keeps Napoli top of the pile, Milan squeeze past Verona

Oct 16 2022

Victor Osimhen made sure that Napoli kept hold of their Serie A lead on Sunday with the winning goal in a 3-2 victory …

Neymar gives PSG victory against Marseille

Oct 16 2022

Neymar scored the only goal of the game as Paris Saint-Germain maintained their unbeaten record this season and moved …

Osimhen keeps Napoli top of the pile, Milan beat Verona

Oct 16 2022

Victor Osimhen made sure that Napoli kept hold of their Serie A lead on Sunday with the winning goal in a 3-2 victory …

Union stun Dortmund and stay top as Bayern thrash Freiburg

Oct 16 2022

Union Berlin's fairytale run at the top of the Bundesliga continued Sunday after a howler from Borussia Dortmund …

Three talking points from the Premier League

Oct 16 2022

Arsenal's lead at the top of the Premier League now stands at four points after Manchester City's unbeaten start to the …

Salah downs Man City as Arsenal extend lead in Premier League

Oct 16 2022

Mohamed Salah produced a moment of magic as Liverpool condemned Manchester City to their first Premier League defeat of …

Salah not giving up on Premier League title after Liverpool beat Man City

Oct 16 2022

Mohamed Salah said Liverpool are not giving up on the Premier League title after the Egyptian's strike in a 1-0 win …

Bradley eyes major success after Zozo Championship win

AFP - 44m ago

Keegan Bradley said he could contend for another major title after ending a four-year drought on the US PGA Tour by …

'Historic day' as Namibia stun Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup opener

AFP - 1h ago

Jan Frylinck smashed 44 runs and took two wickets as Namibia hammered Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs to cause a …

Frylinck stars as Namibia stun Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup opener

AFP - 22m ago

Jan Frylinck smashed 44 runs and took two wickets as Namibia hammered Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs to cause a …

New Zealand, Canada join England in Rugby World Cup last eight

AFP - 2h ago

New Zealand and Canada joined England in guaranteeing themselves berths in the women's Rugby World Cup quarter-finals …

Bradley wins Zozo Championship to end four-year title drought

AFP - 1h ago

Keegan Bradley claimed his first US PGA Tour title in four years Sunday after pulling away late to win the Zozo …

Top-ranked Swiatek rallies past Pegula to reach San Diego final

AFP - 2h ago

World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland rallied after a rain delay to defeat sixth-ranked American Jessica Pegula on …

Padres, Phillies and Astros advance in MLB playoffs

AFP - 2h ago

San Diego eliminated a 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers squad while Philadelphia ousted defending champion Atlanta and …

Hooper returns for Australia's European tour, but not as captain

AFP - 3h ago

Veteran flanker Michael Hooper was included in Australia's squad Sunday for their five-Test tour of Britain and Europe …

Haney pummels Kambosos to retain undisputed lightweight title

AFP - 3h ago

American Devin Haney kept his unbeaten record intact Sunday by battering Australian George Kambosos with his thunderous …

Rins wins Australian MotoGP as Quartararo crashes out

AFP - 4h ago

Spain's Alex Rins stormed to a pulsating win at the Australian MotoGP Sunday with world championship leader Fabio …

Wilder knocks out Helenius in triumphant heavyweight return

AFP - 4h ago

Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made a spectacular triumphant return after a year-long layoff, knocking …

Woodman at the double as New Zealand hammer Wales in Rugby World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Hosts New Zealand unleashed a high-octane attacking style to beat Wales 56-12 in a one-sided women's Rugby World Cup …

Phillies oust Braves, Astros sweep Seattle in MLB playoffs

AFP - 3h ago

Jeremy Pena's solo home run in the 18th inning on Saturday lifted the Houston Astros over Seattle for a Major League …

Benzema expected to win Ballon d'Or after exploits with Real Madrid

AFP - 7h ago

Karim Benzema is the overwhelming favourite to win the men's Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Paris on Monday and thereby …

Unbeaten Canada too good for Italy at women's Rugby World Cup

AFP - 2h ago

Emily Tuttosi continued her unlikely try-scoring spree at the women's Rugby World Cup as Canada beat Italy 22-12 in …

Spain's Guevara seals Moto3 world title in Australia

AFP - 8h ago

Spain's Izan Guevara stormed to victory at the Australian Moto3 Grand Prix Sunday to clinch the world championship with …

No.1 Swiatek rallies past Pegula to reach San Diego final

AFP - 6h ago

World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland rallied after a rain delay to defeat sixth-ranked American Jessica Pegula on …

Phillies oust defending champion Braves from MLB playoffs

Oct 15 2022

Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto hit an inside-the-park home run and the Phillies beat Atlanta 8-3 on Saturday, eliminating …

Griezmann, Reinildo double-act help Atletico usurp Athletic

Oct 15 2022

Antoine Griezmann's strike earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao to help Diego Simeone's side leapfrog …

Lorient miss out on top spot after Reims stalemate

Oct 15 2022

Lorient spurned the chance to usurp Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1 overnight as their six-match winning …

Aussie Arnold scores on Toulouse return in Brive rout

Oct 15 2022

Australian lock Richie Arnold scored on his return from a one-month ban as leaders Toulouse hammered Brive 45-7 in the …

In-form Lookman fires Atalanta to Sassuolo win, Vlahovic gives Juve reprieve

Oct 15 2022

Ademola Lookman helped Atalanta take temporary lead of Serie A with the decisive goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over …

Australia beat Fiji, England thrash Samoa in Rugby League World Cup

Oct 15 2022

Josh Addo-Carr scored two tries to help Australia kick off the defence of their Rugby League World Cup title with a …

Mazembe sack French coach Dumas after shock African loss

Oct 15 2022

Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe sacked French coach Franck Dumas on Saturday after a shock home loss to …

Third time lucky for Germany's Brausse at track worlds

Oct 15 2022

Germany's Franziska Brausse said she had "suffered" to win the women's individual pursuit at the track cycling world …

Retired NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo battling brain tumor

Oct 15 2022

NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, one of the best defenders in the league's history, is undergoing treatment for a …

England defender James to miss World Cup with knee injury

Oct 15 2022

Chelsea and England defender Reece James will miss the World Cup in Qatar after the Premier League club confirmed on …

Bayern CEO Kahn promises Qatar 'solution' after World Cup

Oct 15 2022

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn said Saturday that the club would find a "solution" to the ongoing debate over its …

Kane fires Spurs' Premier League title push as Leicester held

Oct 15 2022

Harry Kane fired home from the penalty spot to boost Tottenham's Premier League title charge in a 2-0 win over Everton …

Tottenham face Richarlison scare after Kane closes gap on leaders Arsenal

Oct 15 2022

Antonio Conte is hoping Richarlison will not be sidelined for long after the Brazilian limped off during Tottenham's 2-0 …

Sundowns stay top as Richards Bay, Kaizer Chiefs falter

Oct 15 2022

Mamelodi Sundowns remained top of the South African Premiership on Saturday despite not playing as Richards Bay and …

Frankfurt inflict first league defeat on Alonso's Leverkusen

Oct 15 2022

Xabi Alonso suffered his first Bundesliga defeat as Bayer Leverkusen coach on Saturday as his side slumped to a 5-1 loss …

Kane helps Tottenham close gap on leaders Arsenal

Oct 15 2022

Tottenham moved to within a point of Premier League leaders Arsenal as goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg …

Vlahovic's derby winner gives crisis-club Juve reprieve

Oct 15 2022

Dusan Vlahovic saved Juventus from going into an even deeper crisis with the only goal in Saturday's 1-0 derby win at …

LIV's Sergio Garcia says European career could be over after fine

Oct 15 2022

LIV Golf recruit Sergio Garcia said his days on the European Tour could be over on Saturday after he was fined by the …

England thrash Samoa 60-6 in opening match of Rugby League World Cup

Oct 15 2022

Dom Young scored two superb tries to help England to a 60-6 thrashing of Samoa in the opening game of the Rugby League …

Bay Bridge rains on Baaeed's parade, Dettori at the double on Champions Day

Oct 15 2022

Baaeed failed to find one last great performance on Saturday as he went down to defeat for the first time in his 11th …

Man Utd's Greenwood charged with attempted rape

Oct 15 2022

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive …

Leicester held by Palace, Forest sink to bottom of the Premier League

Oct 15 2022

Leicester edged off the bottom of the Premier League despite drawing a blank in a goalless draw with Crystal Palace on …

Man Utd's Mason Greenwood charged with attempted rape

Oct 15 2022

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive …

Baaeed loses unbeaten record as Bay Bridge wins Champion Stakes

Oct 15 2022

Baaeed's bid to retire unbeaten ended in disappointment on Saturday as Bay Bridge prevailed in The Champion Stakes at …

Struggling Leicester held to goalless draw by Palace

Oct 15 2022

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said his struggling players were "giving everything" after a frustrating goalless draw …

Xavi: I will leave Barca if I think I'm not the solution

Oct 15 2022

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says he will walk away from his post if he feels he cannot help the team improve.

Frustrated Leicester held to goalless draw by Palace

Oct 15 2022

Leicester climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table on Saturday but failed to make their superiority count in a …

Man Utd's Greenwood arrested on suspicion of breaching bail

Oct 15 2022

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been arrested over an alleged breach of bail conditions, British police …

Barcelona 'spectacular' in La Liga, warns Real Madrid coach Ancelotti

Oct 15 2022

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti warned his team that Barcelona have been "spectacular" in La Liga, despite their …

England beat France in clash of the Rugby World Cup heavyweights

Oct 15 2022

England cemented their status as favourites for the Women's Rugby World Cup but were pushed all the way in a 13-7 win …

Qatari Sheikh hopes Champions Day gives students a taste for racing

Oct 15 2022

Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, the driving force behind British Champions Day at Ascot, was a student when he fell in love with …

Xavi and Laporta all-in on Clasico after summer gamble

Oct 15 2022

The football world watched on with surprise, and in some quarters, disdain, as Barcelona spent big this summer, bringing …

Neymar goes on trial in Barcelona ahead of World Cup

Oct 15 2022

A month before the World Cup begins in Qatar, Brazilian superstar Neymar goes on trial in Spain over alleged …

Neuer ruled out of Bayern's top-of-the-table clash with Freiburg

Oct 15 2022

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss his side's top-of-the-table clash with Bundesliga high-fliers Freiburg …

Fowler confident of ending title drought at Zozo Championship

Oct 15 2022

Rickie Fowler said he was confident of ending a three-year US PGA Tour title drought as he took a one-shot lead into the …

Record-breaking Martin takes pole for Australian MotoGP

Oct 15 2022

Jorge Martin smashed the nine-year-old Phillip Island lap record Saturday to grab pole position for the Australian …

Australia, USA post first wins at women's Rugby World Cup

Oct 15 2022

Australia and the United States logged their first wins at the women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday, …

Giga Kick upsets Nature Strip to win turf's biggest prize

Oct 15 2022

Outsider Giga Kick, ridden by veteran Craig Williams, stunned star sprinter and red-hot favourite Nature Strip to win …

Braves, Dodgers pushed to the brink in MLB playoffs

Oct 15 2022

Defending champion Atlanta and the Los Angeles Dodgers were pushed to the brink of elimination from the Major League …

No.1 Swiatek rips Gauff to reach WTA San Diego semis

Oct 15 2022

World number one Iga Swiatek, seeking her eighth WTA title of the year, cruised over eighth-ranked CoCo Gauff on Friday …

'Tired' Australia favourites for T20 World Cup: England captain

Oct 15 2022

Australian captain Aaron Finch admitted his team was "tired" and needed to freshen up before their defence of the …

Nobody can compete with Haaland-powered Man City, claims Klopp

Oct 15 2022

After five years of duelling for Premier League supremacy, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Erling Haaland's …

Australia 'tired' ahead of T20 World Cup defence

Oct 15 2022

Australian captain Aaron Finch admitted his team was "tired" and needed to freshen up before their defence of the …

Marquez tops third free practice for Australian MotoGP

Oct 15 2022

Six-time world champion Marc Marquez topped the timesheets after the third free practice session before qualifying …

Phillies push Braves to the brink and Yankees fall in MLB playoffs

Oct 15 2022

Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper blasted home runs Friday to power the Philadelphia Phillies over Atlanta 9-1, pushing the …

Guardians outlast Yankees to pull level in MLB playoffs

Oct 14 2022

Josh Naylor and Oscar Gonzalez drove in 10th-inning runs to lift the Cleveland Guardians over the New York Yankees 4-2 …

Eight-goal Sundowns just miss equalling their African record

Oct 14 2022

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa trounced La Passe of the Seychelles 8-1 on Friday, but just missed equalling the …

Toney double earns Brentford win over Brighton

Oct 14 2022

Ivan Toney did his case for a call-up to England's World Cup squad no harm by scoring twice as Brentford beat Brighton …

Italy's Ganna storms to fifth world pursuit gold in record time

Oct 14 2022

Italy's Filippo Ganna set a new world record time on his way to a fifth gold in the men's individual pursuit at the …

French football chiefs promise checks after workers' conditions in Qatar exposed

Oct 14 2022

French football authorities said Friday they would carry out their own checks on the working conditions of migrant …

Foden signs five-year deal at Man City

Oct 14 2022

Phil Foden is eying more success at Manchester City after extending his contract with the Premier League champions until …

Spurs need winning mentality throughout whole club, says Conte

Oct 14 2022

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he is working hard to infuse a winning mentality throughout the whole club.

Rashford must be more clinical, says Man Utd boss Ten Hag

Oct 14 2022

Erik ten Hag says Marcus Rashford must be more clinical in front of goal but is confident Manchester United have enough …

Frankfurt's Hasebe to miss 'several weeks' with knee injury

Oct 14 2022

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Makoto Hasebe is set to miss several weeks due to a knee injury sustained in his side's …

'Kind of sucks' - Koepka finally hits form as LIV nearly over

Oct 14 2022

America's Brooks Koepka said it "kind of sucks" after he hit his best form in years on Friday just as the breakaway LIV …

LIV facing 'uphill battle' for rankings points, says Asian boss

Oct 14 2022

The Saudi-funded LIV Golf tour faces a fight to win world rankings points, the Asian Tour's CEO warned on Friday after …

Boston Marathon winner one of two more Kenyans suspended for doping

Oct 14 2022

Last year's Boston marathon winner Diana Chemtai Kipyokei and her Kenyan teammate Betty Wilson Lempus have been …

Chelsea’s James, Kante could miss World Cup due to injury

Oct 14 2022

Chelsea manager Graham Potter confirmed that Reece James and N’Golo Kante will see specialists in the coming days which …

Liverpool still the same threat to Man City – Guardiola

Oct 14 2022

Pep Guardiola has scoffed at the suggestion Manchester City should roll over Liverpool on current form when the sides …

Pakistan brings Fakhar Zaman into Twenty20 World Cup squad

Oct 14 2022

Pakistan included top-order batter Fakhar Zaman in their 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia on Friday, …

Indian pacer Shami replaces injured Bumrah in T20 World Cup

Oct 14 2022

Indian red ball specialist Mohammad Shami will replace injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the looming T20 World …

Liverpool can't afford to focus only on hotshot Haaland: Klopp

Oct 14 2022

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he cannot afford to focus too heavily on in-form striker Erling Haaland in …

Dortmund captain Reus to return for Union Berlin clash

Oct 14 2022

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is set to return for Sunday's clash with league leaders Union Berlin, Dortmund …

Third T20 between Australia and England abandoned due to rain

Oct 14 2022

England were denied a clean sweep of their T20 series against Australia when persistent rain forced the third match to …

PSG troubled as Mbappe future up in the air again

Oct 14 2022

Less than five months after Kylian Mbappe signed a new three-year contract to supposedly end the uncertainty about his …

Newcastle can be global giants like Man Utd, says Howe

Oct 14 2022

Eddie Howe says Newcastle can in future match Manchester United as a global force in football as they continue their …

Australia eye more Rugby League World Cup glory as minnows hover

Oct 14 2022

Australia kick off the defence of their Rugby League World Cup title against Fiji on Saturday, with skipper James …

Rafiq to 'leave Britain' after abuse following cricket racism scandal

Oct 14 2022

Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism plunged English cricket into crisis, is leaving Britain to protect his family …

All Blacks utility back Bridge signs for Montpellier

Oct 14 2022

New Zealand utility back George Bridge has signed for Montpellier until June 2025 from the Crusaders, the French Top 14 …

Adidas, Morocco resolve row over Algeria football jerseys

Oct 14 2022

German sportswear giant Adidas said Friday a row with Morocco over a design on a football top for arch-rivals Algeria …

Fowler grabs share of Japan lead but 'stressful' for Matsuyama

Oct 14 2022

Rickie Fowler grabbed a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour's Zozo Championship in Japan on Friday …

Pacquiao says exhibition fight 'my comeback to the ring'

Oct 14 2022

Manny Pacquiao called an exhibition fight in December against a South Korean YouTuber "my comeback to the ring," saying …

Quartararo 'can improve' as Zarco dominates Australian MotoGP practice

Oct 14 2022

World champion Fabio Quartararo said he had room for improvement after finishing fourth behind dominant Frenchman Johann …

Asian champions Sri Lanka grab centre stage in T20 World Cup opener

Oct 14 2022

A confident Sri Lanka open the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday fresh from being crowned Asian champions, but face …

Frenchman Zarco dominates Australian MotoGP practice

Oct 14 2022

Flying Frenchman Johann Zarco clocked the quickest time at a windy second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix …

Maradona's 'Hand of God' ball to go up for auction

Oct 14 2022

The ball that Diego Maradona used to score his infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal for Argentina against England in …

Jockey Crowley hopes for glorious end to 'enjoyable journey' with Baaeed

Oct 14 2022

Baaeed bids to round off his career with that rare but much sought after tag for a racehorse of "unbeaten" in the …

Undisputed champion Haney primed to punish Kambosos again in rematch

Oct 14 2022

Undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney says he has "all the answers" to George Kambosos as they clash in a …

Shocks and drama await in MLS playoffs

Oct 14 2022

Major League Soccer's playoffs get under way on Saturday with the sudden death knockout format sure to deliver some …

Zarco tops times in opening Australian MotoGP practice

Oct 14 2022

Flying Frenchman Johann Zarco clocked the quickest time in the first free practice session at the Australian Grand Prix …

Wilder eyes knockout return against old sparring partner

Oct 13 2022

Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder hopes to get back to winning ways with a knockout when he takes on …

Arsenal win in Europa League as McTominay rescues Man Utd

Oct 13 2022

Arsenal maintained their perfect start to the Europa League as Bukayo Saka's goal clinched a 1-0 win at Bodo/Glimt, …

Dutch sprint star Lavreysen clinches 10th world track title

Oct 13 2022

The Netherlands' Harrie Lavreysen stormed to his 10th world track cycling championship gold medal in France on Thursday …

Mahomes, Allen take center stage as Chiefs, Bills clash

Oct 13 2022

The latest instalment of Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen's rivalry takes center stage on Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs …

Belgium's Kopecky wins third world track title

Oct 13 2022

Belgian star Lotte Kopecky powered to victory in the women's elimination race in France on Thursday to win the third …

Swiatek downs Garcia at WTA Finals, Kasatkina eliminates Gauff

AFP - 32m ago

World number one Iga Swiatek beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 to clinch her semi-final spot at the WTA Finals on Thursday, …

Bagnaia on brink of first title at MotoGP season decider in Valencia

AFP - 1h ago

A thrilling ding-dong MotoGP season ends on Sunday with Francesco Bagnaia on the brink of becoming the first Italian …

Wales bid to break New Zealand's winning hoodoo

Nov 04 2022

New Zealand will seek to extend their 32-match winning streak over Wales when the two sides clash at Cardiff's …

Irish bid to give world champions South Africa a wake-up call

Nov 04 2022

Ireland, the number one ranked team in the world, take on South Africa the World Cup holders in what should be an epic …

Role reversal as Betis tower over Sevilla ahead of derby

Nov 04 2022

After spending years ahead of rivals Real Betis and flirting with potential title charges, Sevilla have fallen badly …

Alonso's Leverkusen under fire ahead of Union clash

Nov 04 2022

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso is in desperate need of a win as his side look to turn around their miserable form …

Arsenal face acid test at Chelsea, Son-less Spurs take aim at Liverpool

Nov 04 2022

Arsenal face a stiff test of their Premier League title credentials when they travel to Chelsea on Sunday, while …

Problematic Barca great Pique bows out before reputation rusts

Nov 04 2022

Gerard Pique leaves Barcelona as a club icon whose time was laden with silverware and glorious memories, along with …

Hornets free agent Bridges avoids jail in domestic violence case

Nov 04 2022

Miles Bridges, a restricted free agent with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, pleaded no contest to felony domestic violence …

NBA's Nets suspend Irving at least five games in anti-semitism furore

Nov 04 2022

The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games on Thursday, saying they were "dismayed" by the NBA …

MLS open to playoff revamp: Garber

Nov 04 2022

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Thursday the league was open to revamping its playoff format amid …

Gordon seizes PGA Mexico lead with Scheffler, Hovland in hunt

AFP - 2h ago

Will Gordon matched the lowest round of his PGA career with a nine-under par 62 to grab a one-stroke lead after …

Alcaraz, Djokovic cruise into Paris quarters

AFP - 1h ago

World number one Carlos Alcaraz swatted aside Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets on Thursday, as Novak Djokovic continued …

Man Utd fall short of Europa League top spot, Arsenal into last 16

AFP - 4h ago

Manchester United failed to usurp Real Sociedad at the top of Europa League Group E despite a 1-0 win in San Sebastian, …

Andrade makes history for Brazil by winning world all-around gymnastics title

AFP - 3h ago

Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade grabbed all-around gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool on Thursday to cement …

NBA boss Silver pushes for Irving anti-semitism apology

AFP - 3h ago

Kyrie Irving refused to apologize for posting a link to anti-semitic material on Thursday and the Brooklyn Nets star …

Saints receiver Thomas likely out for season

AFP - 1h ago

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is unlikely to play again this NFL season after being placed on injured …

Billy Vunipola turned down corporate cash to revive England career

AFP - 5h ago

Billy Vunipola has revealed how his determination to regain a place in the England rugby union team led him to reject …

Barcelona's Pique announces 'end of this journey' after stellar career

AFP - 5h ago

Barcelona's Gerard Pique announced his retirement on Thursday after a decorated career, saying "the moment has come to …

Harden expected to miss a month for NBA 76ers with foot strain

AFP - 7h ago

Three-time NBA scoring champion James Harden is expected to miss the next month of the season with a tendon strain in …

Mahomes and Henry in focus as Titans and Chiefs resume battle

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needs no reminding that the Tennessee Titans are among the NFL toughest …

Barcelona's Pique announces retirement after stellar career

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Barcelona's Gerard Pique announced his retirement on Thursday after a decorated career, saying "the moment has come to …

Tiger and McIlroy to face Thomas and Spieth in December: reports

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Tiger Woods, battling back from severe leg injuries suffered in a 2021 car crash, will join Rory McIlroy in a 12-hole …

NBA fines Clippers, Thunder each $25,000 for injury report errors

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder were each fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating league …

Fly-half Hastings gets Scotland recall against Fiji

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Adam Hastings has been recalled at fly-half by Scotland in place of Blair Kinghorn for Saturday's match against Fiji at …

Argentina's Moroni grateful for Cheika 'confidence'

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Matias Moroni has paid tribute to Michael Cheika for helping Argentina believe they can defeat any team in the world.

NFL Dolphins tie linebacker Chubb to five-year deal

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The Miami Dolphins have tied up outside linebacker Bradley Chubb to a five year deal, the NFL team said on Thursday.

Napoli eye Christmas lead as bumper weekend offers derby delights

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Napoli have the chance to further extend their lead at the top of Serie A on Saturday when they travel to Bergamo for a …

Alcaraz cruises into Paris quarters, Musetti beats Ruud

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World number one Carlos Alcaraz swatted aside Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters …

Germany striker Werner ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury

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Germany striker Timo Werner has been ruled out of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar with an ankle injury, his club RB …

'Legend' Murray set for landmark 100th cap against Springboks

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Andy Farrell said he is in awe of Conor Murray who will become the eighth Irish player to reach the 100 caps landmark …

Wallabies recall White for 'familiar' French test

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Australia fly-half Bernard Foley said on Thursday Nic White's experience in the Top 14 will stand the scrum-half in good …

Hogg returns for Scotland against Fiji

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Stuart Hogg will make his first Scotland appearance since losing the captaincy to Jamie Ritchie last month after being …

Smith to leapfrog Carter as most capped All Blacks back against Wales

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Scrum-half Aaron Smith was named in New Zealand's team to play Wales on Saturday, when he will surpass Dan Carter as the …

Irish great Murray set for century landmark against Springboks

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Conor Murray will become the eighth Irish player to reach the 100 caps landmark when he starts against world champions …

Non-binary category allows marathon runners to compete 'as authentic self'

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Nick Dill is a veteran marathon runner, but this weekend's race in New York will be the first time they participate in …

European golfers get pay guarantee in face of LIV threat

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DP World Tour players will be guaranteed minimum earnings of $150,000 next season in the latest response from the …

CAS rejects Quintana's Tour de France appeal

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected Colombian Nairo Quintana's appeal against his …

Pakistan keep slim World Cup hopes alive with South Africa win

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Gutsy Pakistan kept their slim Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive with a 33-run win over South Africa in a dramatic …

Wales hand Dyer baptism of fire against New Zealand

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Uncapped Dragons winger Rio Dyer faces a baptism of fire after being named in the Wales team to play New Zealand at …

Wallabies' White back at scrum-half to face France

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Experienced scrum-half Nic White will start Australia's Autumn Nations Series Test with France this weekend in four …

South Korean fans abuse Marseille defender online after Son injury

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South Korean football fans have subjected Marseille's Chancel Mbemba to a torrent of abuse online, some of it racist, …

France's fit-again Ntamack 'ready' to face Wallabies

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France head coach Fabien Galthie said on Thursday Romain Ntamack was "ready" to start their Autumn Nations Series opener …

Fit-again Ntamack returns for France against Wallabies

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Fly-half Romain Ntamack will start France's Autumn Nations Series opener with Australia this weekend despite last …

Irish tougher under Farrell, says Springbok boss Erasmus

AFP - 8h ago

Rassie Erasmus stirred things up in Ireland in 2019 when he labelled their Rugby World Cup team 'softies' but South …

Home players dominate on LPGA return to Japan as new no.1 lurks

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Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul was six shots behind leaders Ai Suzuki and Momoko Ueda after teeing off as world number …

From sickly child to world number one, golf's Atthaya chases Tiger's tail

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Atthaya Thitikul took up golf as a sickly six-year-old to improve her poor health. Now she has joined Tiger Woods as one …

Injured Australia captain Finch could miss crunch T20 World Cup clash

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Australia captain Aaron Finch said Thursday he could pull out of his team's pivotal final Super 12 match at the Twenty20 …

Javier outstanding as Astros no-hit Phillies in 5-0 World Series win

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Cristian Javier led Houston pitchers in an unprecedented World Series combined no-hitter Wednesday as the Astros beat …

Sakkari into last four at WTA Finals as Jabeur on track

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World number five Maria Sakkari advanced to the last four of the WTA Finals for the second straight year on Wednesday as …

Williamson wants to hit top gear with T20 World Cup semi-final in sight

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said Thursday he was staying patient and working to hit top gear as the Black Caps …

Sakkari into WTA Finals semis as Jabeur on track

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World number five Maria Sakkari advanced to the last four of the WTA Finals for the second straight year on Wednesday as …

Final places at stake as England, New Zealand seek Rugby World Cup glory

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All-conquering England will be driven by the prospect of more women's Rugby World Cup glory when they face Canada before …

Kenyan athletics mired in new doping scandal

AFP - 9h ago

Kenya's athletics reputation is once again taking a pummelling after the suspension this year of an unusually large …

Chilwell's World Cup in severe doubt after injury

AFP - 5h ago

England are likely to be without Ben Chilwell at the World Cup after the left-back pulled up with a hamstring injury in …

Jabeur rallies to keep WTA Finals bid on track

AFP - 2h ago

World number two Ons Jabeur of Tunisia rallied from a set down to beat Jessica Pegula 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday and …

Nadal stunned by Paul in opening match at Paris Masters

AFP - 10h ago

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Paris Masters in the second round on Wednesday after losing in three sets to American …

Irving to make $500,000 donation after anti-semitism furore

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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving will make a $500,000 donation to groups working to eradicate hate after admitting on …

Nadal stunned by Paul at Paris Masters as Alcaraz cruises

Nov 02 2022

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Paris Masters in the second round on Wednesday after losing in three sets to American …

Champions League knockouts 'the first step' for Milan, says Pioli

Nov 02 2022

Stefano Pioli said AC Milan were just taking their first steps back into the big time after guiding the Italian giants …

Casemiro impressed by 'obsessed' Ten Hag

Nov 02 2022

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag's attention to detail and obsession to win have impressed Casemiro in his first few …

PSG pipped to top spot in Champions League group by rampant Benfica

Nov 02 2022

Nuno Mendes scored the winning goal within moments of coming on as a second-half substitute as Paris Saint-Germain beat …

China clinch men's team gold at World Gymnastics Championships

Nov 02 2022

China bounced back from a disappointing qualification campaign to claim gold in the men's team final at the World …

Chilwell injury sours Chelsea's win over Zagreb

Nov 02 2022

England are likely to be without Ben Chilwell at the World Cup after the left-back pulled up with a hamstring injury in …

AC Milan, Leipzig take final last-16 places as PSG lose top spot

Nov 02 2022

AC Milan reached the Champions League knock-out stage for the first time in nine years on Wednesday with a 4-0 victory …

Alvarez fills Haaland's shoes as Man City see off Sevilla

Nov 02 2022

Julian Alvarez stepped into the void left by Erling Haaland with a goal and two assists as Manchester City came from …

Giroud fires AC Milan past Salzburg and into Champions League knockouts

Nov 02 2022

Olivier Giroud shot AC Milan back into European football's elite on Wednesday with his brace in a 4-0 win over Salzburg …

US women to hold camp, play two matches in New Zealand

Nov 02 2022

Reigning Women's World Cup champions, the United States, will conduct a January training camp in New Zealand and play …

Zakaria scores winner on debut as Chelsea lose Chilwell

Nov 02 2022

Denis Zakaria scored the winner on his Chelsea debut as the Blues came from behind to beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 on Tuesday.

Snyders exploring sale options for NFL's Commanders

Nov 02 2022

Embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and his wife Tanya are exploring purchase deals for the NFL club, …

South Korea's Son to have facial surgery, putting World Cup in doubt

Nov 02 2022

Tottenham on Wednesday said forward Son Heung-min will undergo surgery on a fracture around his left eye, putting the …

Five-star Real Madrid seal top spot with Celtic drubbing

Nov 02 2022

European champions Real Madrid made light work of Celtic with a 5-1 win to progress to the Champions League last 16 as …

LPGA duo, defending champs English and Kuchar lead Shootout field

Nov 02 2022

Harris English and Matt Kuchar will chase a fourth title in 10 seasons at next month's QBE Shootout, a pairs showdown …

Leipzig thrash Shakhtar to reach knockout stage

Nov 02 2022

RB Leipzig cruised to a 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk to book their place in the Champions League knockout stage on …

Norway's Hovland chases third straight PGA Mayakoba title

Nov 02 2022

Viktor Hovland could become the youngest modern-era player, and only the fourth in 40 years, to win the same PGA Tour …

Saka fully fit for Arsenal, England after World Cup scare

Nov 02 2022

Bukayo Saka could feature for Arsenal as early as Thursday's Europa League clash with FC Zurich after Mikel Arteta …

Erasmus discounts insider knowledge as a weapon against Irish

Nov 02 2022

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says having insight into the Irish set-up following his spell at Munster …

Kennedy World Cup injury 'a big loss' for Canada says Herdman

Nov 02 2022

Canada coach John Herdman says the absence of defender Scott Kennedy for the World Cup due to a shoulder injury is a …

Alcaraz cruises at Paris Masters as Medvedev crashes out

Nov 02 2022

World number one Carlos Alcaraz eased into the last 16 of the Paris Masters on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over …

Serena, Hamilton among investors in Tiger-McIlroy tech golf venture

Nov 02 2022

Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton and Stephen Curry were among the global high-profile investors named Wednesday as …

'Stubborn' football chiefs urged to strengthen concussion rules

Nov 02 2022

Football's "stubbornness" towards dealing with head injuries is endangering the health of players, a British brain …

Medvedev crashes out of Paris Masters as Tsitsipas marches on

Nov 02 2022

Australia's Alex de Minaur sent former world number one Daniil Medvedev crashing out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, …

Celta Vigo replace Coudet with Carvalhal after poor La Liga start

Nov 02 2022

Celta Vigo sacked coach Eduardo Coudet and appointed Carlos Carvalhal in his stead on Wednesday after a bad string of …

All Blacks still 'massive threat', says Wales assistant coach Humphreys

Nov 02 2022

Wales assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys says New Zealand remain a "massive threat" despite a rollercoaster year as the …

Celta Vigo axe coach Coudet after poor La Liga start

Nov 02 2022

Celta Vigo sacked coach Eduardo Coudet on Wednesday after a bad string of results which left them 16th in La Liga, one …

Kohli stars as India beat Bangladesh to stand on brink of T20 semi-finals

Nov 02 2022

Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 World Cup history Wednesday as India edged Bangladesh by five runs …

Tsitsipas sees off Evans at Paris Masters

Nov 02 2022

World number five Stefanos Tsitsipas booked his place in the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday with a …

Record-breaking Kohli powers India to 184-6 against Bangladesh

Nov 02 2022

Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 World Cup history as he powered India to 184-6 against Bangladesh …

Variety key for Sexton if Irish are to lay World Cup ghosts to rest

Nov 02 2022

Variety is the key if Ireland are to finally make an impact at the Rugby World Cup for they have "got to be able to beat …

India's Kohli becomes top run-scorer in T20 World Cup history

Nov 02 2022

India's Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 World Cup history when he reached 16 against …

Hong Kong Sevens back after three years but will it be party time?

Nov 02 2022

The Hong Kong Sevens kicks off on Friday for the first time since the pandemic began -- but Covid controls including …

Netherlands beat Zimbabwe for consolation win at T20 World Cup

Nov 02 2022

Paul van Meekeren's three wickets helped the Netherlands claim their first victory of the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage …

New number one Atthaya feels the pressure as LPGA returns to Japan

Nov 02 2022

Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul admitted to feeling the pressure Wednesday of being the new women's golf number one as …

New number one Atthaya heads field as LPGA returns to Japan

Nov 02 2022

A host of home favourites will be out to stop new world golf number one Atthaya Thitikul when the LPGA tour returns to …

South Africa target fragile Pakistan confidence at T20 World Cup

Nov 02 2022

South Africa's David Miller warned Wednesday they will look to "exploit" Pakistan's fragile confidence as they strive to …

Dutch dismiss Zimbabwe for 117 at T20 World Cup

Nov 02 2022

Fast bowler Paul van Meekeren took three wickets as the Netherlands bowled out Zimbabwe for 117 despite a quickfire 40 …

Hong Kong Sevens back after three years - will it be party time?

Nov 02 2022

The Hong Kong Sevens will kick off Friday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began -- but virus controls …

Brooklyn Nets slump again after Nash sacking

Nov 02 2022

Zach LaVine produced a fourth-quarter scoring blitz as the Chicago Bulls piled on the misery for the crisis-hit Brooklyn …

Phillies pummel Astros to take World Series lead

Nov 02 2022

The Philadelphia Phillies smashed five home runs to batter the Houston Astros 7-0 and take a 2-1 lead in the …

Wallabies-All Blacks combined team could play Lions - reports

Nov 02 2022

The Wallabies and All Blacks are in talks to form a joint team to face the British and Irish Lions in a one-off Test at …

Swiatek cruises to win over Kasatkina

Nov 02 2022

World number one Iga Swiatek opened her season-ending WTA Finals campaign Tuesday with a straight sets victory over …

United on a 'mission' as Europa League group phase concludes

Nov 02 2022

Manchester United and Arsenal go into the last roll of the Europa League group stage dice seeking wins to ensure fast …