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Marquez on Silverstone pole, Quartararo fireworks fizzle out

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World champion Marc Marquez secured pole for the British MotoGP with a track record time at Silverstone on Saturday as …

Williams ban for US Open umpire after Serena-Osaka furore

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Carlos Ramos will not officiate any US Open matches involving Serena or Venus Williams in the wake of last year's …

Valverde wants more from Griezmann as Messi doubtful to face Betis

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said he will not risk Lionel Messi's fitness against Real Betis on Sunday and …

Rashford suffers penalty woe as Palace stun Man Utd, Lampard gets first Chelsea win

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Manchester United suffered fresh penalty woe as Marcus Rashford missed from the spot in their shock 2-1 home defeat …

England run Irish ragged to deliver World Cup warning

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Joe Cokanasiga scored twice as England laid down a warning to their Rugby World Cup rivals with an astonishing 57-15 …

Man Utd pay the penalty in shock defeat by Crystal Palace

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Patrick van Aanholt scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Crystal Palace ended Manchester United's unbeaten start to …

Leverkusen see off Duesseldorf as Hoffenheim win five-goal thriller

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Bayer Leverkusen striker Kevin Volland said his team were "not at 100 percent" despite an impressive 3-1 win over …

Cummins grabs place in record books with 95-minute duck

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West Indies tailender Miguel Cummins booked an unwanted place in cricket's record books on Saturday when he faced 45 …

Leverkusen crush Duesseldorf as Hoffenheim win five-goal thriller

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An own-goal from English midfielder Lewis Baker kickstarted an impressive 3-1 win for Bayer Leverkusen over Fortuna …

Root and Denly keep Australia at bay

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England captain Joe Root and Joe Denly were fighting hard to prevent a three-day defeat in the third Test after …

USA sets final World Cup roster as Lakers' Kuzma exits

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The final United States roster of NBA players for the Basketball World Cup is set after a left ankle injury forced out …

Chelsea's first win is child's play for Lampard

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Frank Lampard planned to celebrate his first win as Chelsea manager by playing the doting dad after his young side …

Scots redeem themselves with victory over France

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Chris Harris's converted second-half try gave Scotland their first win in six Tests as they beat France 17-14 in a Rugby …

Australia Labuschagne joins elite Test batting club

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Australia's Marnus Labuschagne joined an exclusive club while making 80 against England in the second innings of the …

PSG coach coy over Neymar

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said Neymar is "ready" for Sunday's Ligue 1 game but whether he plays depends on …

Abraham double fires Chelsea to first win of Lampard's reign

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Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker's double clinched a 3-2 …

Retired sprint great Petacchi banned from cycling for two years

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Retired Italian cyclist Alessandro Petacchi, winner of six Tour de France and 22 Giro d'Italia stages, has been …

Labuschagne strengthens Australia's grip on third Test

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Marnus Labuschagne missed out on a maiden Test hundred but still batted Australia into an even more commanding position …

Boycott slams England for 'batting without brains'

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Geoffrey Boycott has torn into England after they collapsed to 67 all out in the third Test against Australia, saying …

Nishikori ponders mixed doubles with Osaka at Tokyo Olympics

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A Japanese dream duo of Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori could come together for mixed doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Serena-Sharapova and Federer play Monday night at US Open

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Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in Monday night's first feature match at the US Open with 20-time Grand …

Late birdie lifts Koepka to Tour Championship lead

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World number one Brooks Koepka birdied the 18th hole Friday, capping a three-under-par 67 to take a one-shot lead over …

Five Women to Watch at the US Open

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Five women to watch at the US Open tennis tournament that begins Monday at Flushing Meadows:

Kosovo, an unexpected world judo stronghold

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The young and tiny nation of Kosovo has emerged as a world judo power, its unexpected success spearheaded by diminutive …

Serena chases record 24th Slam as Osaka, Halep eye US Open

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Serena Williams has the US Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked …

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic remain ones to beat at US Open

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While a host of young rivals hope to disrupt the dominance of the "Big Three" in men's tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael …

Same-again Larsen edges clear in Toronto

Aug 23 2019

Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen delivered a second consecutive six-under-par 66 to open up a one-shot lead at the halfway …

Dwight Howard joining Lakers: reports

Aug 23 2019

Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal after being bought out of his …

Five Men to Watch at the US Open

Aug 23 2019

Five men to watch at the US Open tennis tournament that begins Monday at Flushing Meadows:

French Open runner-up Vondrousova withdraws from US Open

Aug 23 2019

French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic withdrew from the US Open on Friday with a left wrist …

Sharma grabs five wickets as India take control of first Test

Aug 23 2019

A late burst by senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma earned him a five-wicket haul and reduced the West Indies to 189 for …

Time running out for stricken Bury to survive

Aug 23 2019

Bury F.C.'s proud 134-year history could come to an end on Saturday if the League One side cannot prove they are …

Pochettino concerned Eriksen's future remains unresolved

Aug 23 2019

Mauricio Pochettino admits he is concerned that Christian Eriksen's future at Tottenham is still to be resolved ahead of …

Wesley inspires Villa to end three-year wait for Premier League win

Aug 23 2019

Wesley fired Aston Villa to their first Premier League win for over three years as the Brazilian's maiden goal for his …

United fans will back Pogba after racist abuse: Solskjaer

Aug 23 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Manchester United fans to rally around Paul Pogba after he suffered racist abuse on social …

Sancho inspires Dortmund comeback against spirited Cologne

Aug 23 2019

Jadon Sancho inspired a late comeback as a sluggish Borussia Dortmund beat promoted side Cologne 3-1 in their second …

Nine-goal Ahly equal CAF Champions League record

Aug 23 2019

A Hussein el Shahat hat-trick helped Al Ahly of Egypt overwhelm Atlabara of South Sudan 9-0 Friday and equal the record …

Australia reopening 'scars' with England collapse, says Hazlewood

Aug 23 2019

Josh Hazlewood said Australia were beginning to reopen some old Ashes wounds after they bowled England out for a woeful …

No action against Walton over sex assault allegations: NBA

Aug 23 2019

Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton will not face disciplinary action over allegations he sexually assaulted a …

Bayern and Lille confirm Renato Sanches transfer

Aug 23 2019

Bayern Munich's unsettled Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches has signed a four-year contract with Ligue 1 side Lille, …

Homeless US man who murdered Spanish golfer jailed for life

Aug 23 2019

A homeless man who murdered champion Spanish college golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena after attacking her on a golf course …

India put Windies on back foot in first Test

Aug 23 2019

India's bowlers shared the spoils in putting the West Indies on the back foot at 82 for three in reply to their …

Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out

Aug 23 2019

Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as England were bowled out for just 67 on the second day of the third Test at …

Quartararo sets new MotoGP track record at Silverstone

Aug 23 2019

French rookie Fabio Quartararo outshone seven-time world champion Marc Marquez by breaking the track record in practice …

Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban engaged

Aug 23 2019

US skiing icon Lindsey Vonn and National Hockey League star P.K. Subban announced their engagement on Friday after a …

Tanak holds off Neuville to keep nose in front in Germany

Aug 23 2019

World Rally Championship title favourite Ott Tanak held onto his lead with four stage wins out of six at the Rally of …

Lyles 'shocked' by fellow sprinter Coleman's missed tests

Aug 23 2019

Noah Lyles said he was "shocked" by fellow American sprinter Christian Coleman's three missed drugs test which have left …

Jadeja leads India to 297 in first Test

Aug 23 2019

Ravindra Jadeja played a key role in extending India's first innings as they were eventually dismissed for 297 on the …

Hazlewood takes five as England slump to 67 all out in third Ashes Test

Aug 23 2019

Australia's Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as England collapsed to just 67 all out on the second day of the third …

Pochettino won't do any favours for Spurs stars

Aug 23 2019

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham's stars he won't pick players out of "charity" if they don't meet his …

Champion stayer Stradivarius moves owner Nielsen to tears

Aug 23 2019

The extraordinary stayer Stradivarius collected a second successive one-million-pound bonus by winning the Lonsdale Cup …

'Defined by pain' - Marcel Kittel announces retirement from cycling

Aug 23 2019

German cycling star Marcel Kittel has announced his immediate retirement from the sport in an interview with magazine …

Guardiola surprised by Silva's success in England

Aug 23 2019

David Silva is in line to make the 400th appearance of his extraordinary Manchester City career with manager Pep …

Warholm races to break hurdles world record

Aug 23 2019

Norwegian world champion Karsten Warholm has his sights set on breaking the 400 metre hurdles world record as he heads …

England 67 all out in third Ashes Test

Aug 23 2019

England were dismissed for just 67 on the second day of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley on Friday.

Saracens start Champions Cup defence at Racing 92

Aug 23 2019

Saracens will begin their defence of the European Champions Cup with a trip to French giants Racing 92, the tournament's …

Nice set to shake up French football with Ineos takeover

Aug 23 2019

The long mooted takeover of Nice by English petrochemical billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is all but complete, and the …

Root out for second straight duck as England collapse to 54-6 in third Ashes Test

Aug 23 2019

England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 54-6 at lunch on the second day of …

Bale has to be the player we know he is - Zidane

Aug 23 2019

Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world's best players as he continues his …

Bayern Munich's Sanches set for Lille move

Aug 23 2019

Bayern Munich's unsettled Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches is set to sign a five-year contract with Ligue 1 side …

Root out for second straight duck as England collapse to 34-4 in third Ashes Test

Aug 23 2019

England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 34-4 against Australia on the second …

Root out for second straight duck as England collapse to 20-3 in third Ashes Test

Aug 23 2019

England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 20-3 against Australia on the second …

Football team of masseurs casts spotlight on China's blind

Aug 23 2019

On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, …

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

Aug 23 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s …

Mallinder leaves England to become Scotland performance director

Aug 23 2019

Jim Mallinder will join the Scottish Rugby Union as its new performance director after jumping ship from heading up …

Russell Crowe slams 'joke' seating at USA-Australia basketball

Aug 23 2019

Oscar-winner Russell Crowe led a chorus of criticism Friday of the seating arrangements at a basketball clash between …

China World Cup boost as nine foreigners switch nationality

Aug 23 2019

China could soon be able to field a national team made up almost entirely of players born elsewhere after authorities …

Uncapped Petaia, 19, gets nod in Cheika's 'unpredictable' Wallabies squad

Aug 23 2019

Coach Michael Cheika Friday said the Wallabies planned to be "unpredictable" in Japan as he tapped uncapped back Jordan …

World Cup brings hope to Japan's tsunami-hit 'rugby town'

Aug 23 2019

When Fiji and Uruguay clash next month for a Rugby World Cup match in the small northern Japanese town of Kamaishi, the …

South America eye clean sweep in absence of star names at Vuelta

Aug 23 2019

A swathe of absentees leaves the door open for a first-time winner and a South American clean sweep of Grand Tour …

Doping: the scourge of Colombia's cycling talent production line

Aug 23 2019

Colombian cycling reached its zenith last month when pint-sized climber Egan Bernal became his country's first winner of …

New-look Juventus begin Serie A defence without ailing Sarri

Aug 23 2019

Juventus begin their Serie A campaign at Parma on Saturday looking to push their record Scudetto run to nine but with a …

Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

Aug 23 2019

Lionel Messi could be ready to play against Real Betis on Sunday and Barcelona could do with him back.

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

Aug 23 2019

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor apologized on Thursday for his attack on an older man in a Dublin bar which was …

Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win

Aug 23 2019

Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first …

Ashley-Cooper to play fourth World Cup as Wallabies name squad

Aug 23 2019

Veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper will play his fourth World Cup while uncapped teenager Jordan Petaia was a surprise pick to …

US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests: reports

Aug 23 2019

United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three …

Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

Aug 23 2019

Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against …

Schauffele surges to share of Tour Championship lead with Thomas, Koepka

Aug 22 2019

Justin Thomas rolled in a two-foot birdie putt at the 18th to join Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka atop the …

Wolves clinch famous win at Torino

Aug 22 2019

Wolves moved to the brink of the Europa League group stages on Thursday with an impressive 3-2 play-off, first leg win …

Rahane half-century anchors India revival in first Test

Aug 22 2019

Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 203 for six on the opening day of the first Test against …

Six-wicket Archer doesn't always feel need for speed

Aug 22 2019

Jofra Archer insisted his six-wicket haul on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley proved there was more …

Fastball: Red Sox secure 12-minute win

Aug 22 2019

It took two weeks to complete, but the Boston Red Sox were in no mood to keep their fans waiting.

WADA suspends New Delhi lab over test

Aug 22 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in …

Archer takes six as Australia all out for 179 in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on …

Ribery hungry for success with Fiorentina -- and a big house

Aug 22 2019

Franck Ribery said Thursday his hunger for success drove him to turn down lucrative offers from clubs in China and the …

Djokovic could face Federer in US Open semis, Nadal in final

Aug 22 2019

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final …

Troubled Nigerian Tornadoes hope to sweep aside CAF Cup rivals

Aug 22 2019

Niger Tornadoes captain Mustapha Aliko is upbeat ahead of a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second leg against …

Three great racehorses owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

Aug 22 2019

Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make …

Sarri to miss Juve's opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

Aug 22 2019

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions' first two games of the new season against Parma and …

Murray heads back to Challenger Tour for first time in 14 years

Aug 22 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at the Rafa Nadal …

Former African champions face daunting challenges

Aug 22 2019

South African clubs Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are among five former CAF Champions League trophy-holders …

Kohli falls cheaply as Windies put India on back foot

Aug 22 2019

Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel struck early blows for the West Indies to have India labouring at 68 for three at lunch …

India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie postponed over security fears

Aug 22 2019

The upcoming Davis Cup tie between hosts Pakistan and India has been postponed amid security fears, the International …

Dettori in tears as Enable racks up 10th Group One victory

Aug 22 2019

Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the …

Australia's Harris and Khawaja fall amid Ashes showers

Aug 22 2019

Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja both fell cheaply before Australia reached 54-2 at tea on Thursday's rain-marred opening …

Haskell takes up MMA after rugby retirement

Aug 22 2019

Former England flanker James Haskell, who retired from rugby in May, has signed a deal with a mixed martial arts (MMA) …

Murray pursues singles comeback at Challenger Tour

Aug 22 2019

Former number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour in 14 years at Rafael Nadal's ATP Open in …

West Indies bowl in Test against India

Aug 22 2019

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put India in to bat at the start of the first Test of the two-match …

Farrell and Ford reunited in England line-up for Irish test

Aug 22 2019

Owen Farrell and George Ford will start a Test match together for the first time in over a year when England play …

Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka to 85-2 on rain-hit first day

Aug 22 2019

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka to 85 for two at stumps on a rain-hit day one of the second Test against New …

Sri Lankans with betting interests to be barred from cricket body

Aug 22 2019

Sri Lankans involved in gambling firms will be barred from the nation's cricket governing body as officials bid to …