Sports

Ton-up Kohli hails Moeen for crucial IPL win

AFP - 1h ago

Virat Kohli scored his first IPL century of the year, then paid tribute Saturday to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate …

Sabalenka grinds past Stosur in Fed Cup semi

AFP - 2h ago

World number 10 Aryna Sabalenka ground down former US Open champion Samantha Stosur to give Belarus a 1-0 lead in their …

Defending champ Henderson tied for lead at Lotte Championship

AFP - 2h ago

Canada's Brooke Henderson took another step towards defending her title, firing a three-under 69 for a share of the lead …

Siakam shines as Raptors take 2-1 series lead

AFP - 2h ago

Pascal Siakam scored a postseason-career high 30 points and had 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors seized a 2-1 lead in …

Ireland's Lowry leads storm-hit RBC Heritage by one stroke

AFP - 4h ago

Ireland's Shane Lowry led by one stroke with two holes left after darkness suspended play in a rain-delayed second round …

Chelsea aiming to end Lyon reign in women's Champions League

AFP - 8h ago

French powerhouse Lyon remain on course to win a fourth consecutive women's Champions League crown as they prepare to …

Solskjaer eyes strong finish as Everton lie in wait

AFP - 8h ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has five games left in the Premier League season to prove conclusively that the club's hierarchy …

Guardiola sets sights on next season's quadruple

AFP - 8h ago

Pep Guardiola will target the quadruple again next season with Manchester City despite the disappointment of this week's …

Depay helps Lyon end winless streak

AFP - 9h ago

Memphis Depay helped Lyon defeat Angers 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday to end a three match winless run and maintain their …

Last-gasp Norwich creep closer to Premier League

AFP - 11h ago

Norwich City needed an equaliser in the seventh minute of injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield …

Djokovic knocked out as 'lucky' Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

AFP - 13h ago

World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Daniil Medvedev while Rafael Nadal survived a struggle to reach the …

Leeds automatic promotion hopes dented by 10-man Wigan

AFP - 4h ago

Marcelo Bielsa's hopes of taking Leeds United back to the Premier League after a 15-year hiatus through automatic …

Reds defend heroically for long-awaited Super Rugby win in Durban

AFP - 13h ago

A clinical Queensland Reds side won a Super Rugby match in Durban for the first time since 2004 by defending bravely to …

Dortmund's Favre defiant ahead of tough Freiburg trip

AFP - 5h ago

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre hit back on Thursday at criticism of his team, who will look to keep pace in a …

'French Open is ultimate goal,' says Djokovic after shock Monte Carlo exit

AFP - 16h ago

Novak Djokovic shrugged off his shock Monte Carlo Masters exit on Friday, insisting he has plenty of time to whip his …

Munster seek end to semi-final hoodoo against Saracens

AFP - 43m ago

Chris Farrell has said Munster are determined to learn the lessons of repeated semi-final failure when they face …

Palace to open Hennessey's eyes about Nazi crimes

AFP - 14h ago

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is to be educated about the evils of the Nazis after a Football Association panel (FA) …

Guardiola hopes Champions League pain spurs on Manchester City

AFP - 9h ago

Pep Guardiola wants the pain of Manchester City's gut-wrenching Champions League elimination at the hands of Tottenham …

Djokovic knocked out by Medvedev in Monte Carlo quarters

AFP - 2h ago

World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo …

Saracens captain Barritt fit to face Munster in Champions Cup semi-final

AFP - 51m ago

Brad Barritt has been passed fit to lead Saracens in their European Champions Cup semi-final against Munster on Saturday …

AC Milan fined 86,000 euros for Kessie, Bakayoko shirt prank

AFP - 12h ago

AC Milan and the Serie A club's players Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie have been fined a total of 86,000 euros …

Barcelona can wait as Klopp eyes Cardiff and Huddersfield

AFP - 9h ago

Jurgen Klopp is adamant that their upcoming Premier League matches against Cardiff and Huddersfield are just as …

Neymar, Cavani near comebacks as stuttering PSG try to wrap up title

AFP - 3h ago

It has turned into something of an epic limp towards the finish line, but Paris Saint-Germain will hope to finally …

Ronaldo committed to Juve despite Champions League flop, says Allegri

AFP - 7h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to Juventus next season despite his bitter disappointment at the Italian giants Champions …

Friendly fire for Barty, Azarenka in Fed Cup as Halep eyes final place

AFP - 2h ago

Ashleigh Barty will be overjoyed when doubles partner and two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka returns to the peak of …

Hurricanes sweep past Sunwolves as Super Sadie sparks Lions

AFP - 2h ago

New Zealand's Hurricanes recovered their puff after a shaky start Friday, scoring three second-half tries to floor the …

Pocket-rocket Kolbe keen to continue upward trajectory

AFP - 4h ago

In a sport where size is increasingly valued as a prime asset, one South African pocket-rocket plying his trade for …

Recovering Lajovic clinches Monte Carlo semi-final spot

AFP - 4h ago

Dusan Lajovic had to summon all of his resources after falling ill last week, booking a place in the Monte Carlo Masters …

Kohli defends Dhoni, says loyalty matters most

AFP - 4h ago

India's Virat Kohli has gone to bat for his former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying it was unfortunate to see so …

No hiding place for out-of-form United stars: Solskjaer

AFP - 4h ago

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his under-achieving Manchester United players there is no "hiding place" for them and …

Social media boycott as footballers in England say 'enough' over racism

AFP - 2h ago

Premier League stars led footballers in England and Wales in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday in a bid to combat …

Sadie cleans up for Lions to regain pride

AFP - 2h ago

A powerhouse performance from 21-year-old behemoth Carlu Sadie brought a change of fortune for the Golden Lions who held …

Durant fired up as Warriors rout Clippers

AFP - 7h ago

Kevin Durant scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors made sure they didn't blow another big lead by routing the …

Folau 'hurt' Waratahs: teammate Foley

AFP - 8h ago

Bernard Foley said Friday that the NSW Waratahs have enough depth to cope without Israel Folau, hitting out at his …

Juve look to bury Champions League misery with another Serie A crown

AFP - 10h ago

Juventus turn the page on yet another Champions League disappointment as they focus on sealing an eighth consecutive …

Vunipola in awkward spotlight ahead of European semi-finals

AFP - 11h ago

Saracens will hope the focus returns to their rugby when they face Munster in a European Champions Cup semi-final on …

Man City must 'stand up' from Tottenham knockout blow to keep Liverpool at bay

AFP - 9h ago

The third act of Manchester City and Tottenham's trilogy has some living up to do after a Champions League classic saw …

Premier League players to boycott social media in racism protest

AFP - 9h ago

Premier League stars will be among the footballers taking part in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday as part of a …

Chelsea fight off Slavia to join Arsenal in Europa League semis

AFP - 12h ago

Pedro Rodriguez starred as Chelsea withstood a spirited Slavia Prague fightback in a wild 4-3 victory to qualify for the …

Jordan says Woods comeback is "greatest I have ever seen"

AFP - 13h ago

Michael Jordan described Tiger Woods' Masters comeback as the "greatest ever" and added he called the golfing icon to …

Arsenal dump out Ancelotti's Napoli to reach Europa League semis

AFP - 11h ago

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal dispatched Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League …

Injured Ramsey could have played final game for Arsenal

AFP - 3h ago

Aaron Ramsey could have played his last game for Arsenal ahead of his summer move to Juventus after limping off injured …

'Never give up': Chelsea survive fright night to reach Europa League semi-finals

AFP - 13h ago

Chelsea were given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and …

Chelsea survive Slavia scare to reach Europa League semi-finals

AFP - 25m ago

Chelsea were given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and …

Chelsea return to Auschwitz in campaign against anti-Semitism

AFP - 8h ago

Chelsea will visit the site of Nazi concentration camps in Poland next month as part of a campaign to raise awareness of …

England great Leonard 'honoured' by Lions role

AFP - 1h ago

World Cup-winner Jason Leonard said he felt "honoured" to become the new chairman of the British and Irish Lions board …

Olympiakos, Notts Forest owner Marinakis faces court for match-fixing

AFP - 2h ago

Shipping magnate Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Olympiakos as well as English club Nottingham Forest, lashed out …

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into Monte Carlo quarters

AFP - 10h ago

Top seed Novak Djokovic and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in dominating wins to power into the Monte …

Barton denies wrongdoing in Barnsley bust-up

AFP - 9h ago

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton has "emphatically" denied all allegations made against him as investigations continue into …

Djokovic, Nadal into Monte Carlo quarters as Medvedev topples Tsitsipas

AFP - 3h ago

Top seed Novak Djokovic and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in dominating wins to power into the Monte …

I cannot stop Messi alone, admits Van Dijk

AFP - 10h ago

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists he will not face a personal duel against Lionel Messi in his side's Champions …

Tolisso eyes comeback against Bremen

AFP - 10h ago

French midfielder Corentin Tolisso may be on the verge of making a long-awaited return to the Bayern Munich squad, coach …

IOC pledge 500,000 euros to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024

AFP - 16h ago

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday pledged 500,000 euros $562,0000 to help ensure Notre Dame is restored in …

Djokovic into Monte Carlo quarters as Medvedev topples Tsitsipas

AFP - 2h ago

Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his win streak against US players as he reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo …

Ireland captain Best to retire after World Cup

AFP - 9h ago

Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan …

Barcelona against weekend Champions League games - Bartomeu

AFP - 8h ago

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has spoken out against the idea of staging Champions League games at the …

Kazakhstan collapse sees McLeish sacked as Scotland boss

AFP - 4h ago

Alex McLeish's second term as Scotland manager ended on Thursday as he was sacked following a humiliating 3-0 defeat to …

VAR manna from heaven for Tottenham's Alderweireld

AFP - 7h ago

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld went from "hell to heaven" when VAR denied Manchester City a late winner to send …

Medvedev topples Tsitsipas to continue Monte Carlo streak

AFP - 1h ago

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas slammed an overhead into the net on match point on Thursday to lose 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to …

Champions League failures haunt Guardiola as Man City fall short again

AFP - 4h ago

Another season will pass without Champions League glory for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, but few will forget the …

Messi looms for Liverpool, but Cardiff on Klopp's mind for now

AFP - 4h ago

Jurgen Klopp might be steeling himself for some sleepless nights as he tries to work out how to stop Lionel Messi, but …

Coman: 'I am not the new Ribery'

AFP - 4h ago

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has said that he hopes to step out of Franck Ribery's shadow when his veteran …

Japan rugby chairman quits months before World Cup

AFP - 8h ago

Yoshiro Mori announced his surprise resignation as honorary chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union, officials said …

Tokyo 2020 launches ticketing process

AFP - 7h ago

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events, as they prepare to …

We need bigger World Cup, says 'Nepalese Shane Warne'

AFP - 7h ago

Nepalese sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has called for the World Cup to be expanded to up to 16 teams, saying limiting it …

Bucks, Rockets romp as Celtics fightback stuns Pacers

AFP - 7h ago

The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets cruised towards the NBA playoff conference semi-finals on Wednesday as Kyrie …

'Complicated and uncertain' - Folau case raises problems for Rugby Australia

AFP - 7h ago

A push to sack Israel Folau over his anti-gay comments could pose problems for Rugby Australia and its boss Raelene …

Halves, wings and weapons: five Super Rugby talking points

AFP - 7h ago

Five talking points ahead of this week's games in Super Rugby:

Salah calls for change in treatment of women in Muslim world

AFP - 9h ago

Egyptian football star Mohamed "Mo" Salah has called for change in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an …

Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license

AFP - 5h ago

Jarrell Miller was denied a license to box by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) over a failed drug test on …

Klopp can't wait for Liverpool's 'proper football' showdown with Barcelona

AFP - 11h ago

Jurgen Klopp admitted he cannot wait to lead Liverpool into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona after …

Pep Guardiola's Euro woes with Manchester City

AFP - 6h ago

Pep Guardiola suffered another dose of Champions League misery with Manchester City on Wednesday as his side were …

'Cruel' Champions League exit will not change Guardiola's support of VAR

AFP - 13h ago

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted VAR does produce "fair football" despite a cruel Champions League …

'Something crazy' - Klopp delight as Liverpool march on in Europe

AFP - 13h ago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed as "crazy" his team's achievement in once again reaching the semi-finals of the …

'It's cruel': Guardiola misery as City crash out

AFP - 13h ago

Pep Guardiola bemoaned VAR's failure to rule out Fernando Llorente's decisive goal for Tottenham as Manchester City's …

Man City v Tottenham: Who's saying what after mad night in Manchester

AFP - 29m ago

Who's saying what after Tottenham reached the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday with an away goals victory over …

'It was madness': Son joy as Spurs survive City thriller

AFP - 8h ago

Tottenham star Son Heung-min admitted his side's stunning Champions League quarter-final success against Manchester City …

Three things we learned from Man City v Tottenham

AFP - 8h ago

Tottenham have earned a Champions League semi-final clash against Ajax, beating Manchester City on away goals after a …

Liverpool seal semi-final date with Barca after strolling past Porto

AFP - 1h ago

Liverpool set up a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday after their superstar front …

Spurs survive seven-goal thriller to end Man City's quadruple quest

AFP - 1h ago

Manchester City's bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies ended in dramatic fashion as Tottenham progressed to …

Tired Sundowns' South African title hopes suffer blow

AFP - 1h ago

Mamelodi Sundowns' hopes of retaining the South African Premiership suffered a setback Wednesday when they lost 2-0 at …

Olympiakos, Notts Forest owner Marinakis faces court for corruption

AFP - 8h ago

Shipping magnate Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Olympiakos as well as English club Nottingham Forest, lashed out …

Mbappe-less PSG lose at Nantes, again fail to clinch French title

AFP - 4h ago

Paris Saint-Germain failed to the seal the Ligue 1 title for the third match running on Wednesday after a second-string …

Shamed Bancroft hits 151 on Durham one-day debut, wants 'to win crowd over'

AFP - 1h ago

Cameron Bancroft hit an unbeaten and match-winning 151 on his one-day debut for Durham as the disgraced Australia …

PSG lose at Nantes, again fail to clinch French title

AFP - 1h ago

Paris Saint-Germain failed to the seal the Ligue 1 title for the third match running on Wednesday after falling to their …

Giroud demands 'more important' role with Chelsea

AFP - 2h ago

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has warned Maurizio Sarri he must be given a more important role next season if the Blues …

Emery braced for backlash from Ancelotti's Napoli

AFP - 3h ago

Arsenal coach Unai Emery warned his side are braced for a backlash from Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli, the last Italian team …

'Don't want to step on toes': Archer wary of England World Cup row

AFP - 3h ago

Jofra Archer did his best to take the heat out of a potentially awkward situation with his new England team-mates after …

Female Iranian boxer 'to stay in France' after fight win

AFP - 3h ago

An Iranian woman, who became the country's first female boxer to win an international fight, intends to stay in France, …

PSG fans honour blaze-ravaged Notre Dame

AFP - 3h ago

Paris Saint-Germain supporters paid tribute to the Notre Dame cathedral ahead of their Ligue 1 fixture at Nantes on …

England's Archer takes aim at Pakistan as World Cup looms

AFP - 2h ago

Jofra Archer insisted his focus was on Pakistan following an England call-up that could see him make a late charge into …

Appetite for destruction at N. Korea taekwondo contest

AFP - 1h ago

One by one the North Koreans approached the board, yelled for inspiration and struck out, trying to split the …

PSG drop Mbappe for title decider at Nantes

AFP - 2h ago

Kylian Mbappe has been dropped by Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel for the Ligue 1 leaders' title decider at …

Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win

AFP - 4h ago

Rafael Nadal charged out of the blocks Wednesday to hammer Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-1 in his opening match at the …

Frankfurt sign Barcelona target Jovic on permanent deal

AFP - 4h ago

Barcelona and Real Madrid target Luka Jovic has signed a permanent contract at Eintracht Frankfurt, ending his two-year …

Sri Lanka sack Malinga as World Cup captain

AFP - 18m ago

Sri Lanka on Wednesday axed Lasith Malinga as captain for the upcoming World Cup, and announced Test skipper Dimuth …

United condemn racist abuse of Young

AFP - 5h ago

Manchester United have condemned racist abuse of their defender Ashley Young on social media in the aftermath of their …

Paciencia the trump card as Frankfurt plot comeback

AFP - 3h ago

Eintracht Frankfurt are banking on their Portuguese striker Goncalo Paciencia to help them upset the odds against …

Shamed Bancroft hits 151 on Durham one-day debut

AFP - 3h ago

Cameron Bancroft hit an unbeaten 151 on his one-day debut for Durham as the disgraced Australia batsman started to repay …

Zverev finds his comfort zone with win over Canadian youngster

AFP - 1h ago

Alexander Zverev rediscovered traces of his best form with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Felix Auger-Aliassime on Wednesday at …

Diego Costa suspected of tax fraud in Spain: report

AFP - 4h ago

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment …

Ronaldo not enough as Juventus crash out to Ajax young guns

AFP - 3h ago

Even Cristiano Ronaldo was not enough for Juventus to end their 23-year wait for the European title as they crashed out …