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Gordon the hat-trick hero as Waratahs trounce Reds

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Jake Gordon bagged a hat-trick as a Michael Hooper-led NSW Waratahs smashed the shellshocked Queensland Reds 45-12 …

Hamilton on top as Mercedes set pace 

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Lewis Hamilton set the pace as he and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas traded fastest laps as the 'black arrows' …

Guardiola's faith in Jesus bodes well for Champions League climax

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The performance of Gabriel Jesus in Manchester City's 2-1 Champions League victory over 13-times winners Real Madrid has …

Five teams ready to appeal Racing Point 'pink Mercedes' decision

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Twenty-four hours after the verdict of a stewards' inquiry was announced, five Formula One teams filed notice on …

England set 277 to win first Test as Pakistan add late runs

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England were set a challenging target of 277 to win the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday after …

From 100,000 fans to ghost town: Silverstone has quiet 70th birthday

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Just over 70 years ago, 100,000 fans poured into Silverstone, a decommissioned Second World War airfield, to witness the …

Thiago Silva determined to go out on a high at PSG

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Thiago Silva's eight years as a Paris Saint-Germain player are about to come to an end and the Brazilian centre-back has …

Sydney makes pitch to host Boxing Day Test

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Sydney made a pitch Saturday to host the money-spinning Boxing Day Test against India as its traditional home Melbourne …

American Koepka remains in the hunt at PGA Chamionship

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Brooks Koepka delivered a magical bunker shot to make birdie on his closing hole Friday as he fired a two-under 68 to …

China's Li leads PGA Championship by two shots

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China No. 1 Li Haotong outshone the big guns on Friday to lead at the halfway stage of the PGA Championship, but …

Ko takes lead at LPGA Marathon Classic

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Lydia Ko produced a barnstorming finish to snatch a one-shot lead with a six under-par second round at the LPGA Marathon …

Blackhawks, Canadiens, Coyotes advance to NHL playoffs

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Bottom-seeds Chicago, Montreal and Arizona completed shocking upsets in the qualifying round Friday to reach the Stanley …

Washington cut Guice over domestic violence charges

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The NFL's Washington Football Team released Derrius Guice on Friday after it emerged the running back had been arrested …

Hamilton on top at Silverstone as 'victims' Mercedes make rivals sweat

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Lewis Hamilton bounced back to top the times ahead of Valtteri Bottas on Friday as Mercedes used the luxury of their …

'This defeat is on me,' says Varane as errors send Real Madrid out

Aug 07 2020

French defender Raphael Varane insisted on facing up to his two mistakes that helped Manchester City knock his Real …

Ronaldo not enough for 'cursed' Juventus

Aug 07 2020

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he was "bitter" as the Italian giants crashed out of the Champions League on Friday …

Lyon hold off 'extraterrestial' Ronaldo and Juve to reach Champions League last-eight

Aug 07 2020

Lyon coach Rudi Garcia hailed his team for seeing off Juventus and the "extraterrestial" Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the …

Guardiola targets 'next step' in Champions League after Man City dump out Real Madrid

Aug 07 2020

Pep Guardiola came out on top in his duel with Zinedine Zidane on Friday and then reminded his Manchester City players …

Zidane not too downbeat as Real Madrid go out of Champions League

Aug 07 2020

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he remained "proud" of his team for their achievements this season despite the …

Lyon hold off Juventus to reach Champions League quarter-finals

Aug 07 2020

Lyon qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday despite losing 2-1 to Juventus in Turin.

Man City pounce on Varane mistakes to dump out Real Madrid

Aug 07 2020

Manchester City took advantage of two shocking mistakes by Raphael Varane to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions …

Former champion Wawrinka confirms he's skipping US Open

Aug 07 2020

Former champion Stan Wawrinka confirmed Friday that he will not play the US Open citing "the health situation in New …

Mushtaq backs 'lethal' Pakistan leg-spinners against England

Aug 07 2020

Mushtaq Ahmed believes the momentum is with Pakistan's "lethal" leg-spinners Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan in the first …

Lampard's Chelsea dreaming of Bayern miracle

Aug 07 2020

Frank Lampard said on Friday that his Chelsea team must believe they can pull off an unlikely shock at Bayern Munich and …

Woakes hails 'miracle man' Stokes as England fight back against Pakistan

Aug 07 2020

Chris Woakes said it was no surprise to see fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes drag England back into the first Test against …

Groenewegen suspended after crash which left Tour of Poland rival in coma

Aug 07 2020

Dylan Groenewegen, the cyclist whose rash push on Fabio Jakobsen left his Dutch compatriot in a coma after a horror …

Athletics apologise for coach's 'Nazi' salute

Aug 07 2020

Oakland Athletics coach Ryan Christenson has apologised after appearing to make a Nazi-style salute to a player during …

Ronaldo leads Juve attack, Dybala on bench for Lyon decider

Aug 07 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo will spearhead the Juventus attack as Paulo Dybala starts on the bench for the Italian champions' bid …

Stokes gives England hope in first Test after Yasir shines for Pakistan

Aug 07 2020

Ben Stokes took two late wickets to help drag England back into the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on …

Quartararo makes late charge for fastest Czech MotoGP practice time

Aug 07 2020

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo controlled his rising frustration on Friday to record the fastest time on the first …

'We are victims': Mercedes boss Wolff stalls on F1 commercial deal

Aug 07 2020

Mercedes has been mistreated in discussions about a new commercial deal and is not prepared to sign the proposed …

Ineos and Jumbo exchange blows at Tour de l'Ain

Aug 07 2020

Two of cycling's heavyweight teams clashed for the first time since racing resumed as Egan Bernal of Ineos matched a …

Hamilton on top as Mercedes make rivals sweat at Silverstone

Aug 07 2020

Lewis Hamilton bounced back to top the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas as the world champions …

Italian Giampaolo appointed Torino coach

Aug 07 2020

Former AC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo has signed a two-year contract with Torino, the Italian top-flight club announced …

Heat and elite means Milan San Remo will sizzle

Aug 07 2020

Cycling's top one-day racers will embark in sizzling temperatures Saturday for an epic 300-kilometre run in the 111th …

Yasir Shah strikes as Pakistan maintain grip on first Test against England

Aug 07 2020

Yasir Shah took three wickets after lunch as Pakistan dismissed England for 219 to tighten their control of the first …

Union Berlin sign Germany striker Max Kruse

Aug 07 2020

Bundesliga side Union Berlin pulled off a transfer coup on Friday by recruiting former Germany striker Max Kruse, an …

Australia to stage delayed T20 World Cup in 2022

Aug 07 2020

The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup -- postponed by the coronavirus -- will be staged by Australia in 2022, the …

Bayern boss Flick mulls starting Coutinho or Perisic against Chelsea

Aug 07 2020

Either Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho is set to start for Bayern Munich in Saturday's Champions League clash against …

Svitolina and Bertens to skip US Open over virus concerns

Aug 07 2020

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, both ranked in the women's top 10, withdrew on Friday from the US Open, joining other …

English lower-league clubs vote for salary cap

Aug 07 2020

Clubs in League One and Two have voted in favour of squad salary caps, the English Football League announced on Friday.

Ineos and Jumbo exchange fire at Tour de l'Ain

Aug 07 2020

British outfit Ineos and Dutch rivals Jumbo-Visma clashed for the first time this year on the finale of stage one of the …

Dutch cyclist Jakobsen out of coma after crash

Aug 07 2020

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has awoken from a medically-induced coma following a horrific crash in the Tour of Poland …

Kiki Bertens withdraws from US Open over virus fears

Aug 07 2020

Dutch top-ten tennis player Kiki Bertens said Friday she was withdrawing from the US Open, following other senior …

Racing Point's F1 points deduction 'bewildering'

Aug 07 2020

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer said Friday the decision to deduct his team 15 points for using a car part …

Neuer wants Bayern Munich to keep Liverpool target Alcantara

Aug 07 2020

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer says he hopes the Bavarians giants can convince Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara to …

Aberdeen match postponed after positive virus tests

Aug 07 2020

Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership game at St Johnstone has been postponed after two players tested postive for …

Action moves back onto the field as Belgian league kicks off

Aug 07 2020

Many Belgian clubs were unhappy when last season came to a premature halt, and many are disgruntled as the reformatted …

Dutch cyclist Jakobsen out of coma after crash: race organisers

Aug 07 2020

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has awoken from a medically-induced coma following a horrific crash in the Tour of Poland …

Pakistan see off Pope as Buttler battles on for England

Aug 07 2020

Pakistan paceman Naseem Shah dismissed in-form England batsman Ollie Pope but the home side somehow got through the rest …

England's white-ball tour to India postponed over virus

Aug 07 2020

England's upcoming white-ball tour to India has been postponed due to disruption caused by coronavirus, cricket chiefs …

Bottas outpaces Hamilton as Mercedes set pace in Silverstone heat

Aug 07 2020

Valtteri Bottas outpaced world championship-leading Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton as the two ‘black arrows’ topped …

Bayern Munich to start 2020/21 season against Schalke

Aug 07 2020

Defending champions Bayern Munich will start the 2020/21 Bundesliga season at home to Schalke in mid-September, but the …

Racing Point docked F1 points after Renault complaint

Aug 07 2020

The Racing Point Formula One team were docked 15 points on Friday after a complaint by rivals Renault, who claimed parts …

Nakagami fastest in tight opening Czech MotoGP practice

Aug 07 2020

Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami was fastest on Friday in a competitive opening practice session at the Czech MotoGP.

Return of Scottish football 'put at risk' by virus breaches

Aug 07 2020

Scottish ministers have accused Aberdeen players of putting the return of football at risk following a "clear breach" of …

NSW offers to host coronavirus-threatened Australian Open

Aug 07 2020

New South Wales offered to host the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam and other major sports events in Sydney Friday as …

Higgins out of snooker world champs despite 147 break

Aug 07 2020

John Higgins made only the 11th maximum break in World Snooker Championship history but saw his hopes of a fifth title …

Spanish star Cazorla hails Xavi as signs on at Qatar's Al-Sadd: club

Aug 07 2020

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla said "Xavi was very important in my decision to come to Qatar" as he signed for …

Perez to miss second Grand Prix after COVID-19 positive

Aug 07 2020

Sergio Perez has been ruled out of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus, meaning he …

Gatland mulls Chiefs freebie if Lions tour cancelled

Aug 07 2020

Warren Gatland said Friday he would be prepared to coach the Waikato Chiefs for free next year if COVID-19 forced the …

Former train welder back on track for UFC as China base reopens

Aug 07 2020

Before becoming one of China's most feared MMA fighters, Song Kenan worked as a welder for the country's rapidly …

Bucks beat Miami to clinch East top seed for NBA playoffs

Aug 07 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo says the biggest challenge in the championship quest for the Milwaukee Bucks, who clinched a top …

Nani at the double as Orlando reach MLS restart final

Aug 07 2020

Nani bagged a double to fire Orlando into the final of the "MLS is Back" restart tournament on Thursday with a 3-1 …

'Evil behaviour' but China's free-scoring Wei tipped for Europe

Aug 07 2020

Wei Shihao was accused of "evil behaviour" and suspended last year for breaking an opponent's leg, but a lightning start …

Day, Todd share lead at PGA Championship

Aug 07 2020

Australia's Jason Day shot a bogey-free five-under-par 65 to take a share of the lead Thursday in the opening round of …

Brutal heat, 'pure' cricket: stars owe debt to IPL's no-frills forerunner

Aug 07 2020

Long before anyone had dreamed of the IPL's glitz and glamour, a provincial cricket tournament played in India's searing …

Day back on top of his game after some inner soul-searching

Aug 07 2020

Jason Day says a new perspective on life after a period of soul-searching has helped him rediscover his best form.

Bayern hope Champions League success can convince Alcantara, Alaba to stay

Aug 07 2020

Bayern Munich are hoping Champions League success can convince Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba, who are stalling over …

Dallas goalkeeper fired over domestic abuse allegation

Aug 07 2020

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez was axed from the club on Thursday following allegations of domestic abuse, Major …

Barca's final shot in the dark to save troubled season and Setien

Aug 07 2020

If Barcelona have been weighed down by the burden of expectation in recent years in the Champions League, they should …

Germany's Kaymer looks to the past for major PGA motivation

Aug 06 2020

Martin Kaymer had low expectations heading into this week's PGA Championship so he turned to the paramount moment of his …

Woods off to solid start at PGA thanks to putting change

Aug 06 2020

Tiger Woods took a page out of the Champions Tour playbook on Thursday to shoot a solid two-under 68 in the first round …

Packers say no fans for opening home games of NFL

Aug 06 2020

The Green Bay Packers said Thursday that no fans will be allowed at their first two home games of the upcoming NFL …

Wolves into Europa League quarter-finals, Sevilla, Basel and Leverkusen cruise

Aug 06 2020

Wolves battled into the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday while Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel …

Masood 'has proved himself in England' as marathon century puts Pakistan on top

Aug 06 2020

Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said Shan Masood had "proved himself in England" after the opener's superb hundred helped …

Day clings to early one shot lead at PGA Championship

Aug 06 2020

Australia's Jason Day shot a five-under-par 65 to take the early clubhouse lead in the opening round of the PGA …

Groenewegen 'sorry' after Tour of Poland crash puts Jakobsen in coma

Aug 06 2020

Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen apologised on Thursday for causing a crash in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland which …

Rossi 'proud' but not stressed by prospect of 200th podium

Aug 06 2020

Valentino Rossi said Thursday he was proud to be looking at the prospect of reaching his 200th MotoGP top-class podium …

Sevilla and Leverkusen sweep into Europa League quarter-finals

Aug 06 2020

Sevilla cruised past Roma 2-0 in a one-off Europa League round of 16 tie on Thursday while Bayer Leverkusen beat …

Bale did not want to play against Man City, says Zidane

Aug 06 2020

Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale told him he did not want to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the …

New virus cases are reminder to French clubs of perils of returning to action

Aug 06 2020

It was the one major European league to opt in the spring not to restart when its season was suspended because of the …

World champion Marquez damaged plate on broken arm 'opening window', says team boss

Aug 06 2020

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez had to undergo a second operation on his broken arm earlier this week …

England collapse after Masood century puts Pakistan on top

Aug 06 2020

England suffered a dramatic top-order collapse that saw Ben Stokes out for a duck after Shan Masood's brilliant century …

Leclerc says criticism unfair after social media charges of racism  

Aug 06 2020

Formule One star Charles Leclerc on Thursday complained that his words have been "manipulated" on social media to …

Xavi fined $2,700 by Qatar FA for virus rules breaches

Aug 06 2020

Qatar's Football Association fined former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez and several other top-flight players and staff …

Pedersen dedicates Tour of Poland win to stricken Jakobsen

Aug 06 2020

World champion Mads Pedersen won a sprint finish on stage two of the Tour of Poland on Thursday and dedicated his win to …

Sarri insists Juve future not riding on Lyon result

Aug 06 2020

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri dismissed talk that his future would depend on the result of Friday's Champions League …

'People starving, without jobs': Hamilton wants contract talks in perspective

Aug 06 2020

Lewis Hamilton says he is no hurry to extend his contract with Mercedes because he feels sensitive to the effects of the …

England collapse to 12-3 against Pakistan in 1st Test

Aug 06 2020

England collapsed to 12-3 in the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Thursday, with star batsman Ben Stokes …

Former champions Murray, Clijsters get US Open wild cards

Aug 06 2020

Former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters were on Thursday both handed wild cards for the US Open which will take …

South African football to restart amid virus, warning and ban

Aug 06 2020

South African club football resumes Saturday in a coronavirus pandemic epicentre amid a warning from the sports minister …

Masood's superb century takes Pakistan to 326 all out against England

Aug 06 2020

Shan Masood joined a select group of Pakistan batsmen to have scored hundreds in three successive Test innings as his …

Magnussen says he opposes racism but thinks kneeling is political

Aug 06 2020

Kevin Magnussen said on Thursday that he supported Formula One's anti-racism stance, but chose not to take a knee at …

Masood's superb century puts Pakistan on top in first England Test

Aug 06 2020

Shan Masood joined a select group of Pakistan batsmen to have scored hundreds in three successive Test innings as his …

South African rugby can restart amid pandemic, says minister

Aug 06 2020

South Africa sports minister Nathi Mthethwa announced Thursday that rugby can restart behind closed doors during the …

Ireland can still win Six Nations, says Farrell

Aug 06 2020

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has urged his players to be fearless in pursuit of Six Nations glory, saying the title …

Premier League clubs vote against retaining five subs rule

Aug 06 2020

Premier League clubs voted against continuing to allow five substitutes for the 2020/21 season on Thursday.

Eric Garcia rejects Man City contract extension

Aug 06 2020

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has turned down the offer of a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium, manager …

Guardiola says City are 'ready' for Real Madrid test

Aug 06 2020

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City want to impose their game when they meet Real Madrid in their postponed Champions …

Lewandowski spearheads Bayern Munich Champions League quest

Aug 06 2020

After scoring a career-best 34 times in the Bundesliga this season, treble-chasing Bayern Munich hope Robert Lewandowski …

Former Spurs captain King joins coaching staff

Aug 06 2020

Tottenham have appointed former captain Ledley King to the position of first-team assistant in manager Jose Mourinho's …