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Captain Tsubasa creator targets real-life football glory

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Japanese cartoon hero Captain Tsubasa inspired Lionel Messi and countless other football stars worldwide. Now its …

India look to next generation at Women's T20 World Cup

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India are looking to a new generation of talented young cricketers led by teenage batter Shafali Verma to propel them to …

'King' James poised for NBA scoring record crown

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One of the oldest records in American sport is set to fall this week when LeBron James finally eclipses Los Angeles …

Pro Bowl delivers light entertainment in place of heavy tackles

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The NFC beat the AFC in the annual Pro Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday but the first edition of the all-star game's new …

Croatia into Davis Cup Finals as South Korea, Finland celebrate

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Two-time champions Croatia reached the Davis Cup Finals on Sunday where they were joined by unheralded South Korea and …

Kane becomes Spurs' record scorer as Man City suffer title blow

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Harry Kane said becoming Tottenham's all-time record scorer was a "magical moment" as his 267th goal for the club sealed …

Barca beat Sevilla to extend Liga lead, Madrid lose at Mallorca

Feb 05 2023

Barcelona stretched their La Liga lead over Real Madrid to a substantial eight points with a comfortable 3-0 win over …

Borthwick says England team he inherited 'weren't good at anything'

Feb 05 2023

Steve Borthwick said the England team he took over from Eddie Jones "weren't good at anything" following a defeat in his …

Nets' Irving headed to Mavericks: reports

Feb 05 2023

The Brooklyn Nets have reached a deal to trade Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks days after the controversial star …

Skipper Martinez fires Inter to Milan derby glory, Napoli maintain huge lead

Feb 05 2023

Lautaro Martinez shot Inter Milan to a 1-0 derby triumph over crumbling champions AC Milan on Sunday but his team stayed …

Laborde powers Nice to win at Marseille

Feb 05 2023

Gaetan Laborde scored one goal and played a key role in another as Nice defeated Marseille 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday to …

Guardiola rues missed opportunity as Kane dents Man City's title bid

Feb 05 2023

Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City's Premier League title defence had suffered a major blow after Harry Kane's …

Barca crush Sevilla to expand La Liga lead over Madrid

Feb 05 2023

Barcelona stretched their La Liga lead over Real Madrid to a substantial eight points with a comfortable 3-0 win over …

Martinez fires Inter to Milan derby glory, Napoli maintain huge lead

Feb 05 2023

Lautaro Martinez shot Inter Milan to a 1-0 derby triumph over crumbling champions AC Milan on Sunday but his team stayed …

England's Rose takes one-shot lead at weather-hit Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Feb 05 2023

Former world number one Justin Rose had an eagle and a birdie in his last three holes to take a one-shot third-round …

Musiala shines as 10-man Bayern go top despite Neuer row

Feb 05 2023

A stunning solo goal from Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala sealed a controversial 4-2 away win at Wolfsburg on …

Italy win leaves 'bitter taste', says France coach Galthie

Feb 05 2023

France coach Fabien Galthie said Sunday's tight 29-24 Six Nations win over Italy left a "bitter taste" despite taking …

Three talking points from the Premier League

Feb 05 2023

Arsenal's lead at the top of the Premier League remains five points after Manchester City squandered the chance heap …

Mallorca damage Madrid title hopes, Real Sociedad stumble

Feb 05 2023

Real Madrid's hopes of retaining the La Liga title were dented Sunday as the champions lost 1-0 at Real Mallorca, to …

Three things we learned from the Six Nations

Feb 05 2023

The 2023 Six Nations started with a trio of away wins as defending champions France were pushed all the way by Italy …

Tottenham all-time scoring record beyond Kane's wildest dreams

Feb 05 2023

Harry Kane said netting his 267th Tottenham goal to become the club's all-time record goalscorer is a moment he will …

Harry Kane: Tottenham's goal king

Feb 05 2023

Newly established as Tottenham's record goalscorer, Harry Kane's place in the history books was earned as much by his …

Van der Poel downs Van Aert for fifth cyclo-cross world title

Feb 05 2023

Mathieu van der Poel came out on top in his heavyweight showdown with arch-rival Wout Van Aert to claim a fifth …

Marsch feels stress of Leeds' relegation fight after Forest defeat

Feb 05 2023

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch admitted time is running out for him to avoid the "stress" of a relegation battle after a 1-0 …

France squeeze past Italy in another Six Nations thriller

Feb 05 2023

France got their Six Nations title defence off to a winning start after squeezing past Italy 29-24 in Rome on Sunday.

Ancer wraps up wire-to-wire Saudi International success

Feb 05 2023

Mexico's Abraham Ancer held off American Cameron Yong to secure a wire-to-wire win in the Saudi International on Sunday.

LIV rebels set for legal case on DP World Tour status

Feb 05 2023

The latest battle in golf's civil war will take place off the course this week as an arbitration panel meets in London …

Harry Kane becomes Tottenham's all-time top scorer

Feb 05 2023

Harry Kane became Tottenham's record goal scorer on Sunday when he netted his 267th goal for the club against Manchester …

Mallorca damage Madrid title hopes as Asensio misses penalty

Feb 05 2023

Real Madrid's hopes of retaining the La Liga title were dented Sunday as the champions lost 1-0 at Real Mallorca, to …

Johnson fires Forest clear of relegation trouble at Leeds' expense

Feb 05 2023

Nottingham Forest moved six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone as Brennan Johnson's stunning strike …

Ritchie wants Scotland to kick-on from Six Nations win over England

Feb 05 2023

Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie wants his side's latest win over England to be a launchpad for sustained Six Nations …

Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia combine at Spezia to send Napoli 16 clear

Feb 05 2023

Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia were again the stars of the show for Napoli as the Serie A leaders won 3-0 at …

'Pintu' battling fever ahead of world combined on home snow

Feb 05 2023

French outsider Alexis Pinturault is hoping to overcome a fever and cold in his bid for a sixth individual world medal …

PSG in talks with Messi over renewing contract

Feb 05 2023

Paris Saint-Germain's football advisor Luis Campos says he will be "delighted" if Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi …

Neuer 'put personal interests' above Bayern, says sporting director

Feb 05 2023

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Sunday he was "disappointed" with injured captain Manuel …

Shiffrin thrives off Kilde's power of positive thinking

Feb 05 2023

Their relationship during the season might feel like two ships passing in the night, but Mikaela Shiffrin credits …

Pelicans down Lakers, James 36 points from NBA record, Curry hurt in Warriors win

Feb 05 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 131-121 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, …

Housebound Jordanian football fan a social media star

Feb 05 2023

Having spent most of his life housebound due to a medical condition, Jordanian Amer Abu Nawas's love of football has …

Pelicans down Lakers as James moves 36 points from NBA scoring record

Feb 05 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 131-121 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, …

Stan's the man as veteran claims Davis Cup victory for Switzerland

Feb 05 2023

Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland to the Davis Cup Finals group stage on Saturday, winning a rollercoaster deciding clash …

Malnati leads as high winds halt play at Pebble Beach

Feb 05 2023

American Peter Malnati was atop the leaderboard when gusting winds halted play at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday, …

Atletico draw with Getafe, Elche finally win

Feb 04 2023

Atletico Madrid were unable to tighten their grip on fourth place in La Liga as they suffered a 1-1 draw with lowly …

Messi hits winner as PSG come from behind to beat Toulouse

Feb 04 2023

Lionel Messi scored a superb second-half winner as a Paris Saint-Germain side missing the injured Kylian Mbappe and …

Townsend hails Van der Merwe's 'Lomu video-game' try in Scotland win

Feb 04 2023

Gregor Townsend compared Duhan van der Merwe's superb solo try to something out of the 'Jonah Lomu Rugby' video game as …

Stan's the man as Swiss veteran claims Davis Cup decider

Feb 04 2023

Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland to the Davis Cup Finals group stage on Saturday, winning a rollercoaster deciding clash …

Gatland upbeat despite Ireland defeat on Wales return

Feb 04 2023

Warren Gatland remained positive despite his second spell as Wales coach starting with a comprehensive 34-10 loss at …

Ten Hag fumes over Casemiro red card in Man Utd win

Feb 04 2023

Erik ten Hag criticised "inconsistent" VAR after Manchester United's Casemiro was the only player sent off following a …

Afsha late winner sets up Real Madrid semi for Al Ahly

Feb 04 2023

Afsha scored in the 88th minute as Egyptians Al Ahly edged Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Saturday to book a Club World Cup …

Ten Hag fumes over Casemiro red card in Man Utd draw

Feb 04 2023

Erik ten Hag criticised "inconsistent" VAR after Manchester United's Casemiro was the only player sent off following a …

Ashfa late winner sets up Real Madrid semi for Al Ahly

Feb 04 2023

Ashfa scored in the 88th minute as Egyptians Al Ahly edged Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Saturday to book a Club World Cup …

Haller on scoresheet after cancer battle as Union knock Bayern off top

Feb 04 2023

Sebastien Haller crowned his recent return from testicular cancer with an emotional first goal for Borussia Dortmund on …

Arsenal title bid rocked by Everton, dismal Liverpool crash again

Feb 04 2023

Mikel Arteta urged Arsenal to dig deep after a shock 1-0 defeat at Everton dented the Premier League leaders' title bid, …

Van der Merwe's late try gives Scotland Six Nations win over England

Feb 04 2023

Duhan van der Merwe's late try saw Scotland to a thrilling 29-23 Six Nations win at Twickenham on Saturday as England …

Klopp at a loss to explain 'unacceptable' Liverpool form

Feb 04 2023

Jurgen Klopp branded the goals Liverpool conceded in a 3-0 defeat to Wolves as "horrible" with the German admitting to …

Youngster Al Juwayr sends Al Hilal into Club World Cup semis

Feb 04 2023

Teenager Musab Al Juwayr scored the crucial spot kick as Al Hilal beat CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca 5-3 …

Triple Dutch at women's world cyclo-cross

Feb 04 2023

Fem van Empel led a Dutch one-two-three in winning the women's title at the cyclo-cross world championships on Saturday.

Elche shock Villarreal for first Liga win

Feb 04 2023

La Liga's bottom side Elche stunned Villarreal 3-1 on Saturday, winning their first game all season.

Impressive Ireland thump Wales in Six Nations opener

Feb 04 2023

Ireland started their Six Nations campaign impressively by thrashing Wales 34-10 on Saturday for their first win in …

Arsenal's Premier League title charge halted by struggling Everton

Feb 04 2023

Mikel Arteta said Arsenal must now show the resolve of champions after a shock 1-0 defeat to Everton dented the Gunners …

Shiffrin set to skip downhill at ski worlds

Feb 04 2023

US star Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed Saturday that she would likely skip the downhill at the World Ski Championships that …

Arsenal lacked composure in shock Everton defeat: Arteta

Feb 04 2023

Mikel Arteta admitted Premier League leaders Arsenal lacked composure in their shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Everton on …

Dupont's France have World Cup on their minds ahead of Italy Six Nations clash

Feb 04 2023

France captain Antoine Dupont said Saturday this year's Rugby World Cup on home soil is on his team's minds on the eve …

Premier League leaders Arsenal stunned by struggling Everton

Feb 04 2023

Arsenal fell to just a second Premier League defeat of the season as James Tarkowski's header gave Everton the perfect …

Expansive approach paying dividends for Italy, says skipper Lamaro

Feb 04 2023

Italy's evolution from damage limitation defence to offensive rugby has been a game changer, captain Michele Lamaro said …

Zenhaeusern wins Chamonix slalom, Ginnis grabs first podium for Greece

Feb 04 2023

Switzerland's Ramon Zenhaeusern won the men's World Cup slalom in Chamonix on Saturday as AJ Ginnis made history by …

Former England star Lennon draws on mental battles to help others

Feb 04 2023

Aaron Lennon featured in two England World Cup finals squads and played alongside Luka Modric and Gareth Bale at …

Five ejected in Magic-T'Wolves brawl, Suns shock Celtics

Feb 04 2023

Five players were tossed from Orlando's win at Minnesota on Friday as the second NBA brawl in as many days overshadowed …

Olympic snowboarders sue coach, USOPC and ski federation over alleged abuse

Feb 04 2023

Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher is among three former US snowboarders suing their ex-coach, the US Ski & …

Zverev storms to Davis Cup win after being cleared of abuse

Feb 04 2023

Alexander Zverev defeated three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka in the Davis Cup on Friday as the German star returned …

Kitayama grabs lead at rainy, windy Pebble Beach

Feb 04 2023

Kurt Kitayama steered a steady course in demanding conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, …

Ten Hag warns against Greenwood distraction for Man Utd

Feb 03 2023

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag told his players not to be distracted by Mason Greenwood's future on Friday, 24 …

Chelsea can't buy a goal in Fulham stalemate

Feb 03 2023

Chelsea manager Graham Potter pleaded for time to gel his expensive collection of new stars after the Blues were held …

Hoggard withdraws from hearings into Rafiq racism allegations

Feb 03 2023

Ex-England international bowler Matthew Hoggard said on Friday he has withdrawn from the disciplinary process involving …

United States on top in Davis Cup opener

Feb 03 2023

Mackenzie McDonald and Tommy Paul gave the United States a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan on …

Lack of jobs for black managers 'troubles' Vieira

Feb 03 2023

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira said on Friday it is difficult to understand why he is the only black manager in …

Ronaldo breaks duck after lucrative Saudi move

Feb 03 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo got off the mark for his new Saudi paymasters Al Nassr on Friday with a stoppage-time penalty that …

Mud and glory as Van der Poel and Van Aert set for world title bout

Feb 03 2023

The cyclo-cross world championships, which opened on Friday with the Dutch winning the mixed relay, will culminate on …

LIV Golf stars crash out of Saudi International

Feb 03 2023

Mexico's Abraham Ancer retained his one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Saudi International on Friday as a slew of …

France pose 'big challenge' for Italy star Capuozzo: Crowley

Feb 03 2023

Ange Capuozzo faces a "big challenge" in Italy's Six Nations opener against defending champions France after bursting …

Ford team up with Red Bull for return to Formula One in 2026

Feb 03 2023

American car manufacturer Ford will return to Formula One in 2026 after more than two decades away with a link-up with …

Aubameyang dropped, Badiashile left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Feb 03 2023

Chelsea have dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and left out new £36 million ($44 million) signing Benoit Badiashile from …

Brazil calls for crackdown on racism in football

Feb 03 2023

The Brazilian Football Confederation said Friday it had sent a letter to FIFA calling for a crackdown on racism in the …

Paris Olympics chief organiser says athletes shouldn't 'suffer' in Russia row

Feb 03 2023

The president of the 2024 Paris Olympics organising committee on Friday said athletes should not "suffer" from decisions …

Ritchie won't take Scotland captaincy for granted

Feb 03 2023

Jamie Ritchie said he would not take the Scotland captaincy for granted as he prepared to lead his side in their Six …

Guardiola and Klopp baffled by Chelsea's spending

Feb 03 2023

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp say they are bewildered by Chelsea's huge spending …

Conte could take charge of Spurs days after surgery

Feb 03 2023

Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini said on Friday that Antonio Conte could be in charge for the clash with …

Mixed response as UK's historic Jockey Club scraps dress code

Feb 03 2023

Britain's Jockey Club has scrapped dress codes at its 15 courses, including some of horse racing's most illustrious …

Paris chief organiser says external decisions shouldn't harm athletes

Feb 03 2023

The president of the 2024 Paris Olympics organising committee on Friday said athletes should not "suffer" from decisions …

Jones warns England about Russell threat in Six Nations

Feb 03 2023

Eddie Jones has warned England to beware of the threat from Finn Russell when his former side try take on Scotland in …

Captain Owens calls for Wales 'pride' in Six Nations

Feb 03 2023

Wales captain Ken Owens has urged his team to "put pride back in the shirt" when they kick off their Six Nations …

Trapp extends deal with Eintracht Frankfurt to 2026

Feb 03 2023

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has extended his contract until 2026, the club announced on Friday.

Estonia hints at Olympic boycott if Russians allowed

Feb 03 2023

Estonia's premier on Friday suggested her country might boycott the 2024 Olympics in Paris if Russian and Belarusian …

Cancelo left Man City to play more, says Guardiola

Feb 03 2023

Pep Guardiola said Joao Cancelo's surprise loan move from Premier League champions Manchester City to Bayern Munich was …

Klopp won't let Liverpool flops feel sorry for themselves

Feb 03 2023

Jurgen Klopp has warned struggling Liverpool there is no room for "self-pity" as he fights to stop their troubled season …

Ten Hag silent on Greenwood after charges against Man Utd player dropped

Feb 03 2023

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag declined to comment on Mason Greenwood on Friday, 24 hours after criminal charges …

Dumortier's superb form earns him first France cap for Six Nations opener

Feb 03 2023

Ethan Dumortier, the leading try scorer in the Top 14 this season, will make his Test debut for Six Nations champions …

Cockerill confident England will match Scots' passion

Feb 03 2023

England forwards coach Richard Cockerill says the English will have no trouble matching Scotland's "passion" when they …

'He'll play': Nagelsmann calls out PSG mind games over Mbappe

Feb 03 2023

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday he thinks Kylian Mbappe will play for Paris Saint-Germain in the …

Newcastle must come to terms with new status, says Howe

Feb 03 2023

Eddie Howe admits Newcastle's new-found status as a threat to the Premier League's big guns will make it harder to sign …

'No excuses' for Arsenal in title bid after January spending: Arteta

Feb 03 2023

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal can have no excuses if they do not win the Premier League title for the first time in two …

Australian rugby great Giteau hangs up boots aged 40

Feb 03 2023

Matt Giteau has announced he is retiring aged 40 after a career in which he won 103 caps, but he may be remembered more …

Beaumont says 'high profile' brings more scrutiny to rugby

Feb 03 2023

World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont said Friday the sport's "high profile" means it is coming under more scrutiny than ever …