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Kontaveit into first Grand Slam quarter after illness, surgery

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Anett Kontaveit says that reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final on Monday helps banish the heartbreak of pulling …

Vintage Wawrinka upsets Medvedev to make Open quarters 

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Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka turned back the clock in a vintage performance to stun world number four …

Navratilova, McEnroe blast 'homophobic' Court ahead of Grand Slam honour

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Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe lined up to criticise Margaret Court's "homophobic" views on Monday as the …

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, …

Resurgent Muguruza beats Bertens to reach Melbourne quarters

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza underlined her return to form as she beat ninth seed Kiki Bertens in 68 …

Resurgent Muguruza beats Bertens to reach Melbourne quarterss

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza underlined her return to form as she beat ninth seed Kiki Bertens in 68 …

Thiem dumps adviser Muster after barely two weeks

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Dominic Thiem has dumped 1995 French Open champion and former world number one Thomas Muster as an adviser just weeks …

Thiem edges closer to his mum getting a kangaroo tattoo

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Dominic Thiem edged closer to his mum getting a kangaroo tattoo after the world number five swatted aside an error-prone …

NBA plunged into mourning as Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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The NBA grappled with the sudden death of league great Kobe Bryant on Sunday, players saying they felt sick to their …

Resurgent Muguruza beats Bertens to reach Melbourne quarter-finals

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza underlined her return to form as she beat ninth seed Kiki Bertens in 68 …

Kontaveit makes Estonian history by knocking out teen Swiatek

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A "shaking" Anett Kontaveit recovered from a set down to unseeded 18-year-old Iga Swiatek and fended off a late charge …

Thiem crushes Monfils to make Aussie Open quarters

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World number five Dominic Thiem swatted aside an error-prone Gael Monfils to book a maiden Australian Open quarter-final …

Halep shrugs off 'stress' to race into Australian Open quarter-finals

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Simona Halep admitted that she launched her Australian Open title bid "stressed" and tired but warned she is now in full …

McEnroe blasts 'homophobic' Court ahead of Grand Slam honour

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John McEnroe blasted fellow tennis great Margaret Court's "offensive and homophobic" views on Monday as the Australian …

Nine people dead in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

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Nine people were killed in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old …

Chinese fans grieve for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

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NBA star Kobe Bryant's death triggered an outpouring of grief on Monday in China, where he was beloved by fans, with a …

Kobe's relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

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Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy …

Saudi fans navigate Gulf rift to keep sport on screens

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Diehard Barcelona fan Abdulrahman had to find a creative way to keep watching football matches -- paying his …

Bryant's death sends shockwaves through NBA and beyond

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Kobe Bryant's laserlike focus and sublime skills were remembered Sunday by NBA colleagues, fans and athletes he inspired …

Federer wary of Sandgren as Djokovic semi looms

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Roger Federer has faced most top players on tour but never his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Tenny Sandgren, …

Ruthless Halep races into Australian Open quarter-finals

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep surged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a …

'That's my guy': fans pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant

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Hundreds of fans gathered Sunday outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to pay tribute to NBA superstar Kobe …

Sweden's Sagstrom captures first career LPGA victory

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Madelene Sagstrom earned her first career USLPGA Tour title on Sunday with a closing round of two-under 70 to capture …

Nine people dead in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: official

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Nine people were killed in the helicopter crash which claimed the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Los …

Liverpool held at Shrewsbury as Man Utd, Man City cruise in FA Cup

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Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip as League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay at Anfield thanks to a 2-2 …

Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

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Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real …

'Let's go Kobe': fans gather outside Staples Center

Jan 26 2020

Hundreds of fans gathered Sunday near the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of NBA superstar …

Struggling Napoli shock Sarri's Serie A leaders Juventus

Jan 26 2020

Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half as struggling Napoli shocked champions Juventus 2-1 to …

Nigerian Ajayi gives Ahly a CAF Champions League boost

Jan 26 2020

Nigerian Junior Ajayi scored as Al Ahly of Egypt defeated Etoile Sahel of Tunisia 1-0 Sunday to go top of Group B in the …

Neymar dedicates goal to Bryant as PSG go 10 points clear

Jan 26 2020

Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win at Lille to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death …

Heartbreak for Enugu Rangers after stunning CAF Cup triumph

Jan 26 2020

Enugu Rangers of Nigeria pulled off a stunning CAF Confederation Cup triumph away to Pyramids of Egypt on Sunday, but it …

Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Jan 26 2020

Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, …

Sporting stars who died in air crashes

Jan 26 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in suburban Los Angeles.

Governing bodies condemn racist chants aimed at Bilbao's Williams

Jan 26 2020

La Liga said on Sunday it has initiated criminal proceedings against the fans that are said to have racially abused …

Kobe Bryant Factfile

Jan 26 2020

Factfile on 18-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday at age 41 after playing his entire …

All senior players, Klopp to miss Liverpool's FA Cup replay

Jan 26 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed he will not take charge of the Reds' FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury, nor will …

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash: reports

Jan 26 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, US media reports said, in an accident …

Inter frustrations boil over in Serie A, Roma end Lazio's historic run

Jan 26 2020

Radja Nainggolan grabbed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw for Cagliari to dent the title ambitions of his parent club Inter …

Face Time Bourbon storms Prix d'Amerique centenary in Paris

Jan 26 2020

Face Time Bourbon won Sunday's centenary edition of the Prix d'Amerique, the harness trotting championship staged at the …

Injury-plagued del Potro to undergo second knee surgery

Jan 26 2020

Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will undergo a second operation on the right knee he fractured last year …

Toulouse's Ramos sends Six Nations message in Bordeaux-Begles win

Jan 26 2020

Thomas Ramos, who was released from France's Six Nations squad this week, scored 12 points as his Toulouse side stopped …

Toko Ekambi scores on Lyon debut as clubs remember Sala

Jan 26 2020

Karl Toko Ekambi scored on his Lyon debut Sunday in a 3-0 victory over bottom club Toulouse while Nantes and Bordeaux …

South Africa 'hold on to positivity' as huge Test defeat looms

Jan 26 2020

South Africa coach Mark Boucher insisted his weary team "have to hold on to some positivity" despite being handed a …

Lyon forward Terrier collapses during Ligue 1 game

Jan 26 2020

Lyon's Martin Terrier was stretchered off after suddenly collapsing in a worrying incident during Sunday's Ligue 1 game …

England set weary South Africa world record 466 to win final Test

Jan 26 2020

Joe Root made a patient half-century as England set South Africa a world record target of 466 to win the fourth and …

Nagelsmann demands more from Leipzig in tight German title race

Jan 26 2020

Julian Nagelsmann wants more from his RB Leipzig side ahead of a crucial run of fixtures for the Bundesliga leaders, …

Australia's day as Herbert wins Dubai Desert Classic in play-off

Jan 26 2020

Lucas Herbert celebrated Australia Day with his first title on the European Tour when he beat South Africa's Christiaan …

Man Utd, Man City cruise into FA Cup fifth round

Jan 26 2020

Manchester United put a torrid week behind them by thrashing third-tier Tranmere 6-0 as holders Manchester City also …

Martinez sees red as Nainggolan frustrates Inter Milan

Jan 26 2020

Radja Nainggolan grabbed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw for Cagliari to dent the title ambitions of his parent club Inter …

'Full gas' Yule dethrones Noel for Kitzbuehel slalom, 'Pintu' bombs

Jan 26 2020

Daniel Yule held his nerve despite "full-gas tactics" Sunday to register Switzerland's first World Cup slalom win in …

Neuville denies Ogier for elusive Monte Carlo win

Jan 26 2020

Thierry Neuville claimed his first Monte Carlo Rally win on Sunday, the bespectacled Belgian denying Sebastien Ogier …

Man City cruise past 10-man Fulham in FA Cup

Jan 26 2020

Holders Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Fulham at the Etihad on …

Atletico held by Leganes as defender goes in goal

Jan 26 2020

Atletico Madrid's goalscoring troubles resurfaced as they drew 0-0 at home to a struggling Leganes side that finished …

Yule wins Kitzbuehel slalom, Noel third

Jan 26 2020

Daniel Yule held his nerve Sunday to register Switzerland's first World Cup slalom win in Kitzbuehel since 1968, …

Federer roars into record 15th Australian Open quarter-final

Jan 26 2020

Roger Federer flicked a switch after losing the opening set to crush Marton Fucsovics and book a record 15th Australian …

'Phenomenal' Liverpool too good for Man City - Guardiola

Jan 26 2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola conceded the Premier League title to Liverpool and believes no team in the world …

Route 66 for Shiffrin with Bansko super-G win

Jan 26 2020

American Mikaela Shiffrin notched up her 66th World Cup victory by scorching the women's super-G in Bansko on Sunday to …

Ilicic just 'shooting at goal' for wonder strike

Jan 26 2020

Atalanta striker Josip Ilicic said he was just "shooting at goal" as he capped another Serie A hat-trick with a stunning …

Coco bid ends in tears as Djokovic, Federer blast into quarter-finals

Jan 26 2020

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer swept into the Australian Open quarter-finals but 15-year-old Coco Gauff exited in …

Philander fined in last Test for Buttler send-off

Jan 26 2020

South African opening bowler Vernon Philander, who is playing in his final Test, has been fined 15 percent of his match …

Top seed Barty primed for Melbourne quarter-final 'battle' with Kvitova

Jan 26 2020

Top seed and home hope Ashleigh Barty is steeling herself for "a battle" against Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open …

Another Rahul 50 as India coast home in second T20

Jan 26 2020

With miserly bowling and another KL Rahul half-century, India again outclassed New Zealand as they coasted to a …

Teen Braathen sets pace as battle royale looms for Kitzbuehel slalom

Jan 26 2020

Unheralded Norwegian teenager Lucas Braathen laid down the run of his life to lead the first leg of Sunday's World Cup …

Bittersweet Coco as Djokovic picks up steam at Australian Open

Jan 26 2020

Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open quarter-finals but 15-year-old Coco Gauff exited in …

England lead by 217 runs as Wood ends South African resistance

Jan 26 2020

Mark Wood finished with five wickets as England took a 217-run first innings lead on the third day of the fourth and …

Top seed Barty battles into Australian Open quarter-finals

Jan 26 2020

Top seed and home hope Ashleigh Barty survived a scare to battle into the Australian Open quarter-finals in three sets …

Sandgren wins 'war' against Fognini to make Open last eight

Jan 26 2020

Tennys Sandgren won a "war" against 12th seed Fabio Fognini over four intense sets to roar into his second Australian …

Speedy Soderberg sprints to European record round in Dubai

Jan 26 2020

Sebastian Soderberg made golfing history on Sunday, the Swede completing his final round at the Dubai Desert Classic in …

Jabeur aims to 'inspire generation' after Arab tennis breakthrough

Jan 26 2020

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur said she hoped to inspire young people across the Arabic-speaking world after she became the first …

Back-to-back double gold for New Zealand sevens teams

Jan 26 2020

New Zealand captured both the men's and women's titles in the Hamilton round of the World Sevens Series on Sunday, …

'Couldn't write this': Gauff, 15, proud after teary Melbourne exit

Jan 26 2020

Coco Gauff warned she is not even close to achieving her full potential and targeted the Tokyo Olympics after the …

Porte loses Willunga Hill battle, wins Tour Down Under

Jan 26 2020

Richie Porte lost his unofficial King of Willunga crown but won his second Tour Down Under title in a punishing hill …

Djokovic's five-year-old son 'born with a backhand'

Jan 26 2020

Novak Djokovic says his young son is a big tennis fan who likes picking up a racquet, but he won't be pushing him to …

Coco Gauff, 15, crashes out in tears at Australian Open

Jan 26 2020

Coco Gauff's bid for history at the Australian Open ended in tears in the last 16 on Sunday as the 15-year-old crashed …

Hertl helps Pacific edge Atlantic in NHL all-star showdown

Jan 26 2020

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored the game winner on a breakaway to lift Team Pacific to a 5-4 win over Team …

Porte wins Tour Down Under despite losing Willunga Hill crown

Jan 26 2020

Richie Porte lost his unofficial King of Willunga crown but won his second Tour Down Under title in a punishing hill …

Tunisia's Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to reach Slam quarters

Jan 26 2020

Unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur sent Chinese hope Wang Qiang crashing out of the Australian Open on Sunday to become the …

Rampant Djokovic sets up Raonic quarter-final

Jan 26 2020

Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept past Diego Schwartzman and into an Australian Open quarter-final with …

Raonic blasts Cilic off court to make Aussie Open quarters

Jan 26 2020

Big Canadian Milos Raonic blasted 35 aces to make his fifth Australian Open quarter-final in six years Sunday, …

Kvitova fights back to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

Jan 26 2020

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova set up a potential clash with top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open …

'I don't really dislike him' - Kyrgios plays down Nadal feud ahead of showdown

Jan 26 2020

Nick Kyrgios says it's "pretty damn cool" to be playing Rafael Nadal for a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals, …

'Beyond proud': AS Roma stunned by success of missing children's campaign

Jan 26 2020

On the left, the smile of a footballer, happy to join his new club. On the right, another smile, but one which hides a …

Kemp cruises past Powell to win 60m at Boston Grand Prix

Jan 26 2020

Demek Kemp stormed past former two-time 100m world record holder Asafa Powell to win the 60 meter race at the Boston …

Rahm grabs lead with Rory close as Tiger leaps into PGA hunt

Jan 26 2020

Third-ranked Jon Rahm seized the lead of the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday while Rory McIlroy chased the world …

West Ham suffer FA Cup misery, Spurs held at Southampton

Jan 26 2020

West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Brom to a surprise 1-0 win, while …

Tiger roars into contention for record 83rd US PGA win

Jan 25 2020

Tiger Woods charged into contention for a record-setting 83rd all-time US PGA title on Saturday, shooting a three-under …

Ilicic hits hat-trick as seven-goal Atalanta humiliate Torino

Jan 25 2020

Josip Ilicic hit a hat-trick, including a sensational strike from the halfway line, as Atalanta crushed Torino 7-0 in …

Barca beaten by Valencia in early blow for Setien

Jan 25 2020

Quique Setien's honeymoon period lasted less than a fortnight as he tasted his first Barcelona defeat on Saturday in his …

Sweden's Sagstrom stretches LPGA lead to two strokes

Jan 25 2020

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom fired a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Saturday, stretching her lead to two strokes after …

Last-gasp winner sees Braga down Porto to win Portuguese League Cup

Jan 25 2020

Ricardo Horta scored a dramatic injury-time winner to grab Braga a 1-0 victory over Porto in the Portuguese League Cup …

Ilicic hat-trick as seven-goal Atalanta crush nine-man Torino

Jan 25 2020

Josip Ilicic hit a hat-trick, including a sensational strike from the halfway line, as Atalanta crushed Torino 7-0 in …

Lyon rebound to go top in France as banished Scot Russell starts for Racing

Jan 25 2020

Lyon rebounded from a disappointing European campaign to beat third-place Toulon 27-12 on Saturday to jump to first …

Kostornaia caps Russian sweep in Euro figure skating

Jan 25 2020

Sixteen-year-old Alena Kostornaia topped a Russian women's podium sweep at the European Figure Skating Championships on …

Bilbao striker Williams reports racist abuse during draw with Espanyol

Jan 25 2020

Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams said he was the victim of racist abuse on Saturday during his team's 1-1 draw …

Marseille's slim title hopes hit by Angers stalemate

Jan 25 2020

Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille laboured to a tame 0-0 draw at home against Angers on Saturday, handing Paris Saint-Germain …

Frustrated Lampard calls for Chelsea to make signings

Jan 25 2020

Frank Lampard called on Chelsea to back him in the transfer market after his side edged into the FA Cup fifth round with …

Bayern thrash Schalke to cut Leipzig's lead to one point

Jan 25 2020

Robert Lewandowski hit his 21st league goal of the season as Bayern Munich thrashed Schalke 5-0 to cut RB Leipzig's lead …

New golf league gets interest from PGA players: reports

Jan 25 2020

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson is among PGA Tour players "intrigued" by a proposed new tour, the Premier Golf …

Dragowski rescues point for Fiorentina

Jan 25 2020

Goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski saved a penalty and pulled off key saves to rescue a point for Fiorentina in a goalless …

Du Preez brothers guide Sale to win over table-toppers Exeter

Jan 25 2020

South African brothers Robert and Daniel du Preez contributed 12 of Sale Sharks' points in their 22-19 victory over …

Mourinho unhappy over Eriksen transfer saga

Jan 25 2020

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho appeared to take a swipe at Inter Milan as the Italian club struggle to complete their …

'Sloppy' leaders Leipzig suffer first defeat since October

Jan 25 2020

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was left ruing the Bundesliga leaders' "sloppy" performance after their first defeat …