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Battle between youth and experience continues on last day of world swimming championship

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In a competition which is drawing to a close with the veteran women striking back, Katinka Hosszu opened the final day …

Mercer eyes 'outstanding' World Cup chance after Top 14 win

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Montpellier's England No. 8 Zach Mercer said the chance to feature at next year's Rugby World Cup would be "outstanding" …

New Zealand beat Tonga as international rugby league returns

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Both teams hailed the return of international rugby league after New Zealand outclassed Tonga 26-6 on Saturday in their …

Australia's Maxwell banks on Asia experience for Test return

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Australia's Glenn Maxwell says his baggy green has seen better days but he expects to make the Test team for the Sri …

Palat's Lightning strike leaves Avalanche cup party on ice

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Ondrej Palat scored a late winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning put Colorado's Stanley Cup final hopes on ice with a …

Jones urges 'something special' from England against Wallabies

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Eddie Jones has called for his under-performing England side to create "something special" in their three-Test series …

Kerley throws down World Championship challenge in 100m win at US trials

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Fred Kerley clocked a world-leading 9.76sec in the semi-finals then followed up with a 9.77 to win the 100m at the US …

Jackson upsets Thompson-Herah to win Jamaica trials

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Shericka Jackson upset Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah to power to victory in the women's 100m at the Jamaican …

Chun tightens grip at Women's PGA Championship

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Chun In-gee extended her lead at the Women's PGA Championship on Friday, firing a three-under-par 69 to open up a …

Schauffele leads after McIlroy meltdown at Travelers

Jun 24 2022

Xander Schauffele took advantage of a second round meltdown by Rory McIlroy to open up a five-shot lead at the halfway …

US sports stars shocked by 'terrifying' abortion decision

Jun 24 2022

Sports stars across the United States reacted with shock and anger on Friday after the Supreme Court's decision to scrap …

West Indies dominate Bangladesh on first day of second Test

Jun 24 2022

Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell consolidated a dominant position for the West Indies in reaching 67 without loss at …

Impressive Mercer helps Montpellier to first Top 14 title

Jun 24 2022

Montpellier beat Castres 29-10 on Friday to win their maiden French Top 14 title in a re-run of the 2018 final, as …

Alvarez looking to retire Golovkin in 'personal' trilogy duel

Jun 24 2022

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez said Friday he plans to finish Gennady Golovkin's career when the two boxing rivals meet for the …

Mercer helps Montpellier to first Top 14 title

Jun 24 2022

Montpellier beat Castres 29-10 on Friday to win their maiden French Top 14 title in a re-run of the 2018 final, as …

Ledecky and Sjostrom extend their reigns in world championships

Jun 24 2022

Katie Ledecky won a record-breaking fifth straight 800m world title on Friday, just over an hour after Sarah Sjostrom …

Bairstow glad of 'momentum transfer' against New Zealand

Jun 24 2022

Jonny Bairstow indicated England were ready to dispense with cricket orthodoxy after his latest stunning century against …

West Indies tear through Bangladesh batting in second Test

Jun 24 2022

Bangladesh's suspect batting line-up was again exposed as they slipped to 159 for six at tea after being in put in to …

Kvitova to face Ostapenko in Eastbourne final

Jun 24 2022

Petra Kvitova will play fellow former Grand Slam champion Jelena Ostapenko in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up event …

Hundred hero Bairstow leads stunning England rally against New Zealand

Jun 24 2022

Jonny Bairstow was a hundred hero for England once again as debutant Jamie Overton played his part in an astounding …

Man City agree deal for Leeds midfielder Phillips: reports

Jun 24 2022

Manchester City have agreed to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds in a £45 million ($55 million) deal, …

Bagnaia fastest in rain-hit Dutch MotoGP practice

Jun 24 2022

Italian Francesco Bagnaia negotiated the slippery conditions to set the fastest time after Friday's first two practice …

Swede Sjostrom wins fourth straight women's 50m butterfly world title

Jun 24 2022

Swedish veteran Sarah Sjostrom surged to her fourth straight world title in the women's 50m butterfly in Budapest on …

US artistic swimmer Alvarez, who fainted in pool, forced out of team event

Jun 24 2022

US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in her solo …

Carey gives Australia consolation ODI win over Sri Lanka

Jun 24 2022

Wicketkeeper Alex Carey's unbeaten 45 and an inspired bowling performance helped Australia to a four-wicket consolation …

Former England star Rooney quits as Derby manager

Jun 24 2022

Former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has resigned as manager of troubled Derby as the club prepare for …

West Indies strike twice against Bangladesh in second Test

Jun 24 2022

Anderson Phillip struck with his second delivery in Test cricket but Bangladesh reached lunch on 77 for two on the …

US artistic swimmer Alvarez, who fainted in pool, forced out of team competition

Jun 24 2022

US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in her solo …

Carey, bowlers give Australia consolation ODI win over Sri Lanka

Jun 24 2022

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey's unbeaten 45 and inspired bowling helped Australia to a four-wicket consolation win …

Boult strikes as England collapse in New Zealand finale

Jun 24 2022

Trent Boult took three wickets as England slumped to 91-6 at tea on the second day of the third Test on Friday, with …

US artistic swimmer Alvarez, who fainted in solo event, forced out of team competition

Jun 24 2022

US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in her solo …

Bagnaia fastest despite the rain in Dutch MotoGP practice

Jun 24 2022

Italian Francesco Bagnaia negotiated the slippery conditions to set the fastest time after Friday's first two practice …

Boult strikes as England slump to 55-6 against New Zealand

Jun 24 2022

Trent Boult took three wickets as England slumped to 55-6 on the second day of the third Test on Friday, with their …

Loeb retires as Rovanpera takes early Safari Rally lead

Jun 24 2022

Former world motor rally champion Sebastian Loeb retired from the Safari Rally in Kenya with engine trouble on Friday, …

US artistic swimmer Alvarez, who fainted in solo event, not on team event startlist

Jun 24 2022

US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in her solo …

Mitchell hits third ton of England series in New Zealand's 329 all out

Jun 24 2022

Daryl Mitchell hit his third hundred of the series before New Zealand were dismissed for a competitive 329 on the second …

New Zealand's Mitchell hits third ton of England series before dismissal

Jun 24 2022

Daryl Mitchell hit his third hundred of the series before falling on the stroke of lunch to leave New Zealand 325-8 on …

Serena Williams to face unseeded Harmony Tan in Wimbledon opener

Jun 24 2022

Serena Williams has been drawn to face French debutant Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as the American star …

Olympic champ Jacobs brings forward return to compete in Italian championships

Jun 24 2022

Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs will bring forward his return to the 100 metres to this weekend by participating …

Milan begin Serie A title defence with Udinese visit in mid-August

Jun 24 2022

AC Milan will begin their Serie A title defence with the visit of Udinese after the 2022/23 season's fixture list was …

DP World Tour bans and fines LIV Golf rebels

Jun 24 2022

The DP World Tour on Friday banned members who played in the inaugural Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series event …

Australia's Pallister knocked out of women's 800m final by Covid

Jun 24 2022

As the World Swimming Championships headed into the final laps on Friday, organisers said they had ruled out eight …

Serena Williams to face Harmony Tan in Wimbledon first round

Jun 24 2022

Serena Williams was Friday drawn to face France's Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as she returns to singles …

Gasly to stay at AlphaTauri in 2023

Jun 24 2022

French driver Pierre Gasly will stay at AlphaTauri until the end of 2023, the Formula One team announced Friday.

Artistic swimmer Alvarez finds peace and beauty in images of her rescue

Jun 24 2022

American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez said she was "shocked" when she saw the "beautiful" AFP photographs showing her …

Kerley shines, Richardson stumbles at US athletics World Championship trials

Jun 24 2022

Sha'Carri Richardson crashed out of the 100m heats at the US athletics World Championship trials on Thursday as Olympic …

Fraser-Pryce dazzles at Jamaica Championships

Jun 24 2022

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her blistering start to the season at the Jamaican National Championships on Thursday, …

Tantrums and tactics turned Lukaku's Chelsea dream into a nightmare

Jun 24 2022

Romelu Lukaku arrived at Chelsea heralding his move as a dream come true, but less than a year later the Belgian striker …

Magic conjure surprise with Banchero No.1 NBA Draft pick

Jun 24 2022

Paolo Banchero was the surprise top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday as the Orlando Magic confounded expectations by …

Chun equals record to surge into Women's PGA lead

Jun 24 2022

South Korea's Chun In-gee fired a record-equalling eight-under-par 64 to surge into a commanding five-shot lead at the …

England's Rashid to miss India white-ball series for Hajj pilgrimage

Jun 24 2022

Adil Rashid is set to miss England's white-ball series against India after being given clearance by cricket chiefs to …

England's Rashid to miss India white-ball series to make pilgrimage to Mecca

Jun 24 2022

Adil Rashid is set to miss England's white-ball series against India after being given clearance by cricket chiefs to …

Former Olympic pole vault champion Surh announces retirement

Jun 23 2022

Jenn Suhr, the 2012 Olympic women's pole vault gold medallist, announced her retirement on Thursday as the US outdoor …

O'Callaghan overcomes 'panic' to continue teenage swimming revolution

Jun 23 2022

Australian Mollie O'Callaghan overcame "panic" to continue the surge of teenage medallists in Budapest and become the …

Newcastle sign England keeper Pope from Burnley

Jun 23 2022

Newcastle signed England goalkeeper Nick Pope from Burnley in a deal worth a reported £10 million ($12 million) on …

Mitchell leads New Zealand rally after Broad strikes for England

Jun 23 2022

In-form Daryl Mitchell powered New Zealand's revival after Stuart Broad struck early for England on the first day of the …

O'Callaghan overcomes 'panic' to win world 100m freestyle title

Jun 23 2022

Australian 18-year-old Mollie O'Callaghan overcame "panic" to edge world record holder Sarah Sjostrom and become the …

O'Callaghan wins world 100m freestyle title in new teen strike

Jun 23 2022

Australian 18-year-old Mollie O'Callaghan edged world record holder Sarah Sjostrom to become the youngest women's world …

'Two minutes without breathing': Coach tells of pool rescue drama

Jun 23 2022

Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez went "at least two minutes without breathing" after she fainted and dropped to the bottom …

Australia's O'Callaghan edges Sjostrom to win women's 100m freestyle title

Jun 23 2022

Australian 18-year-old Mollie O'Callaghan edged world record holder Sarah Sjostrom to win the women's 100m freestyle …

Ogier pulls ahead in Safari Rally opener

Jun 23 2022

Sebastien Ogier took the lead after Thursday's opening special as he looks to win a second straight Safari Rally, while …

Barlot 'proud' to face retiring 'gentleman' Guirado in Top 14 final

Jun 23 2022

Castres hooker Gaetan Barlot said on Thursday he will be "proud" to come up against "gentleman" Guilhem Guirado in the …

Dortmund set to sign Haller as Haaland replacement

Jun 23 2022

Ajax forward Sebastien Haller flew to Germany on Thursday to complete a medical with Borussia Dortmund, where he is set …

US athletics great Felix extending legacy beyond track

Jun 23 2022

Seven-time Olympic athletics champion Allyson Felix's farewell season is about more than medals, even if it does yield …

Quartararo eyeing third straight win, big championship lead before summer break

Jun 23 2022

Fabio Quartararo heads into this weekend's Dutch MotoGP eyeing a third straight win and a substantial world championship …

Broad at the double before New Zealand lose Nicholls to freak dismissal

Jun 23 2022

Stuart Broad led England's attack in the absence of James Anderson before New Zealand lost Henry Nicholls in bizarre …

Swahili smash for Osaka's new venture

Jun 23 2022

The name of Japanese tennis ace Naomi Osaka's new venture Hana Kuma has raised eyebrows in Africa -- as the term has a …

Yorkshire chairman Patel targeted by abusive letters in Rafiq racism row

Jun 23 2022

Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel said Thursday he had received "phenomenally racist" letters following Azeem Rafiq's …

Roach targets 300 wickets as West Indies aim for series win

Jun 23 2022

When Kemar Roach marks out his run in the second Test against Bangladesh, which starts at the Daren Sammy Stadium on …

Dortmund on verge of signing Haller as Haaland replacement

Jun 23 2022

Ajax forward Sebastien Haller flew to Germany on Thursday to complete a medical check before signing with Borussia …

US swimmer may compete again at World Championships after being rescued from pool

Jun 23 2022

Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting, has yet to …

Loew tips Goetze for Germany recall after Frankfurt move

Jun 23 2022

World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been tipped for a Germany recall by former national team coach Joachim Loew after …

Broad removes Williamson to leave New Zealand struggling in third Test

Jun 23 2022

England's Stuart Broad was closing in on 550 Test wickets after striking in the first over of the match and then …

Serena Williams' comeback cut short by Jabeur injury

Jun 23 2022

Serena Williams' Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow after doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne …

Bardet leads DSM, AG2R with O'Connor and Jungels for Tour de France

Jun 23 2022

Romain Bardet will lead a revamped Team DSM made up largely of newcomers in this year's Tour de France, the team …

Top-scorer Nkunku extends with RB Leipzig until 2026

Jun 23 2022

RB Leipzig have extended the contract of their top-scoring France forward Christopher Nkunku until 2026, it was …

Ten memorable moments on Wimbledon Centre Court

Jun 23 2022

Wimbledon marks the 100th anniversary of its famed Centre Court at this year's tournament which gets underway at the All …

Milak and Fratus move fast to fill Dressel void

Jun 23 2022

Caeleb Dressel's name appeared twice on Thursday morning on the giant scoreboards at Duna Arena in Budapest, more than …

Man City poised to sign Bielefeld goalkeeper Ortega

Jun 23 2022

Premier League champions Manchester City are on the verge of signing Stefan Ortega from relegated Bundesliga club …

US swimmer rescued from World Championship pool after fainting

Jun 23 2022

Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool by Team USA's head coach after …

Avalanche on brink of Stanley Cup glory after Kadri seals thriller

Jun 23 2022

Nazem Kadri lashed in an overtime winner as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 3-2 in overtime to …

Similar paths lead Castres, Montpellier back to Top 14 final

Jun 23 2022

Castres face Montpellier in Friday's Top 14 final in a repeat of their 2018 meeting with both sides having experienced …

Basketball great Jackson gets Australia call-up aged 41

Jun 23 2022

Basketball great Lauren Jackson admitted she was scared and apprehensive after coming out of retirement to be selected …

Australia's Jack out of swimming world titles with broken hand

Jun 23 2022

Australian gold medallist Shayna Jack will miss the rest of the world swimming championships after breaking her hand in …

PGA Tour confirms schedule overhaul, prize money boost

Jun 23 2022

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced a sweeping overhaul of the circuit on Wednesday in a move designed to …

Teens Popovici and McIntosh grab world swimming golds as Dressel quits

Jun 23 2022

After Caeleb Dressel, one of the veterans expected to dominate the World Swimming Championships, quit the competition on …

Muhammad to miss US trials, rest injury for World 400m hurdles defense

Jun 22 2022

Dalilah Muhammad, the reigning 400m hurdles world champion and gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will miss the US …

'It's OnSerena': Williams comeback reaches Eastbourne doubles semis

Jun 22 2022

Serena Williams stepped up her comeback as the American star powered to a second successive victory in the Eastbourne …

Medical staff in Argentina to be tried for Maradona death

Jun 22 2022

Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal neglect causing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona …

Serena's comeback reaches Eastbourne doubles semis

Jun 22 2022

Serena Williams stepped up her comeback as the American star powered to a second successive victory in the Eastbourne …

Medical staff to be tried for Maradona death

Jun 22 2022

Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal negligence in the death of Argentine football legend Diego …

McIlroy jabs at 'duplicitous' LIV Golf rebels

Jun 22 2022

Rory McIlroy on Wednesday slammed certain players who have defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series for acting in a …

New Zealand's Williamson hopes for 'healing' in Yorkshire racism row

Jun 22 2022

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hopes there will be "healing" at his former team Yorkshire on the eve of a third …

US lawmakers subpoena Commanders boss in malpractice hearing

Jun 22 2022

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder was ordered to appear before a US Congressional panel probing allegations of …

Dressel quits World Swimming Championships for 'medical reasons'

Jun 22 2022

Seven-times Olympic gold medallist Caeleb Dressel withdrew from the rest of the World Swimming Championships on …

Wales skipper Bale in talks with Cardiff over potential move

Jun 22 2022

Gareth Bale's representatives said on Wednesday they have held talks with Cardiff over a potential move to the …

Ghana veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng signs new Hertha deal

Jun 22 2022

Hertha Berlin have given experienced midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng a one-year contract extension after he played a key …

Ukrainian swimmers seek pool success under shadow of war

Jun 22 2022

Racked by worry for family, anger at Russian colleagues, and uncertainty about the future, Ukrainian swimmers are …

'Right moment' for Mane to leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich

Jun 22 2022

Sadio Mane said it was the "right moment" to join Bayern Munich from Liverpool after he completed his move to the …

Roy and Buttler tame Netherlands bowlers as England sweep ODI series

Jun 22 2022

Jason Roy and Jos Buttler demolished the Netherlands on Wednesday as England coasted to an eight-wicket victory with …

World Cup officials target 'price-gouging' as 1.2m tickets sold

Jun 22 2022

The Qatar World Cup's chief organiser announced "record-breaking" demand on Wednesday with 1.2 million tickets sold, but …

Stokes urges England to stay 'fearless' in New Zealand finale

Jun 22 2022

England captain Ben Stokes has urged his side not to let up as they seek a series clean sweep against world Test …