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Mata extends Man Utd stay to 2021

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Manchester United tied down midfielder Juan Mata to a new two-year contract on Wednesday with an option to extend the …

Freak Guptill dismissal sparks New Zealand World Cup collapse

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Martin Guptill trod on his stumps to spark a mini New Zealand collapse as South Africa battled to keep their World Cup …

Herbert battles into last eight in Halle

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France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert fought back to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of …

Bangladesh's Mashrafe eyes fresh Australia scalp at World Cup

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza says his side's astonishing win against Australia in 2005 will mean nothing as he …

Barty makes winning start, Konta beaten in Birmingham

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French Open champion Ashleigh Barty got her grass court season off to a winning start, but Johanna Konta's Wimbledon …

Viviani cuts past Sagan for Swiss win

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Italian road-race champion Elia Viviani outfoxed overall leader and triple world title winner Peter Sagan to clinch …

Enrique steps down as Spain coach, replaced by assistant Moreno

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Luis Enrique has stepped down as Spain coach for personal reasons and will be replaced by his assistant Roberto Moreno, …

Van der Dussen gives struggling South Africa hope against New Zealand

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Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa something to bowl at as the Proteas struggled to 241 for six against tight …

Hummels returns for Dortmund reboot after Bayern and Germany rejection

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Veteran defender Mats Hummels will hope to reboot his career at former club Borussia Dortmund next season after finding …

Van der Dussen give struggling South Africa hope against New Zealand

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Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa something to bowl at as the Proteas struggled to 241 for six against tight …

Adidas loses EU court battle over 'three stripe' design

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German sportswear giant Adidas on Wednesday lost a legal battle to trademark its "three stripe" motif in the EU, as a …

Just a minute: SIPG peg back Jeonbuk's flying start to AFC knockouts

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Jeonbuk Motors got off to a flying start in the AFC Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, scoring in the first minute …

South Africa struggle against New Zealand attack at World Cup

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South Africa found runs hard to come by against disciplined New Zealand bowling on Wednesday as they desperately sought …

Australia planning to nullify Shakib threat, says Carey

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Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey says the defending champions will target Bangladesh dangerman Shakib Al Hasan when the …

Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

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Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for …

Simmons reveals tensions in Afghanistan World Cup camp

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Afghanistan's World Cup campaign was plunged further into crisis on Wednesday as coach Phil Simmons promised to lift the …

Barty makes winning start on grass

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French Open champion Ashleigh Barty got her grass court season off to a winning start with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win …

India's Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the World Cup

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India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured finger, the Board of …

French centre Bastareaud quits international rugby

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Mathieu Bastareaud announced his retirement from international rugby Wednesday, a day after he was left out of France's …

Urawa Reds stunned by Hwang's late Ulsan winner in AFC knockouts

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Ulsan came from a goal down to stun Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 in Saitama on Wednesday in the first leg of their AFC …

New Zealand strike as South Africa fight for World Cup life

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Pacemen Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson put New Zealand on top against South Africa as the Proteas' struggled once again …

Harbhajan tells India to stick with Yadav-Chahal spin twins at World Cup

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Harbhajan Singh has hailed wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for their key role in India's recent …

England's Wood has no regrets over Afghanistan short stuff

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England fast bowler Mark Wood said he had no regrets about persisting with short-pitched deliveries after hitting …

New Zealand win toss and bowl in South Africa World Cup match

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl in a World Cup match against South Africa in …

Atletico closing in on Portuguese star Felix - reports

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Atletico Madrid are set to sign teenage sensation Joao Felix from Benfica for 120 million euros ($134m), according to …

Wallaby Latu hit with further suspension over drink-drive charge

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Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu was given a four-match ban by Rugby Australia Wednesday after being fined and having his …

Cuban player defects at Gold Cup

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A member of Cuba's beleaguered CONCACAF Gold Cup squad has defected in the United States, coach Raul Mederos said on …

VAR denies Brazil as Venezuela battle to draw

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Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday after a dramatic finale which saw a late …

Marta dedicates World Cup record to 'anyone fighting for equality'

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Marta secured her place among the legends of football on Tuesday after the Brazilian become the World Cup's all-time …

Platini released in 2022 World Cup probe, denies wrongdoing

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The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection …

Record-breaker Marta representing women after firing Brazil into World Cup knockouts

Jun 18 2019

Marta said she was representing women in football after becoming the leading scorer in the history of the men's and …

Record-breaking Marta fires Brazil into World Cip knockouts

Jun 18 2019

Marta became the leading scorer in the history of the men's and women's World Cups on Tuesday after firing home the …

Baseball umpires slam 'disgraceful' Machado ban

Jun 18 2019

The Major League Baseball Umpires Association slammed the one-game suspension handed down to Manny Machado on Tuesday …

Ineos rocked as Thomas crashes out of Tour de Suisse

Jun 18 2019

Geraint Thomas crashed heavily on Tuesday in a second major scare for his Team Ineos after Chris Froome suffered serious …

Mounie hat-trick spurs Benin to Africa Cup warm-up win

Jun 18 2019

Huddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie scored a hat-trick as Benin defeated fellow qualifiers Mauritania 3-1 Tuesday in …

Afghanistan's World Cup players in restaurant row

Jun 18 2019

Police were called after members of the Afghanistan squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant on …

Mother's pride sees Shahidi carry on after bouncer blow

Jun 18 2019

Afghanistan's Hashmatullah Shahidi said his desire not to worry his mother was the main reason he got back up after …

Morgan surprises himself with sixes record

Jun 18 2019

Eoin Morgan said he had exceeded his own expectations after hitting a record-breaking 17 sixes in a one-day …

Ex-UEFA boss Platini questioned in 2022 World Cup probe, denies wrongdoing

Jun 18 2019

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was held for questioning Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation …

Murray's comeback delayed until Thursday after Queen's washout

Jun 18 2019

Andy Murray's comeback from hip surgery has been delayed until Thursday after rain washed out the day's play at Queen's …

Sharapova makes winning return in Mallorca

Jun 18 2019

Maria Sharapova made a winning return from injury on Tuesday by beating Viktoria Kuzmova 7-6 (10/8), 6-0 to reach the …

Win or bust for Scots and Argentines while English seek revenge

Jun 18 2019

While England and Japan settle old scores and battle for first place in Group D of the Women's World Cup on Wednesday, …

Morgan sets new sixes record as England thrash Afghanistan

Jun 18 2019

England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual one-day international innings as the …

Liverpool's Ojo joins Rangers on loan

Jun 18 2019

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo will link up with former Reds captain Steven Gerrard after agreeing a season-long loan move …

Froome to leave intensive care Saturday - hospital

Jun 18 2019

Stricken four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will leave intensive care in France at the weekend but will …

Federer opens grass season with victory over Millman in Halle

Jun 18 2019

Roger Federer began his run-up to Wimbledon with a win as he beat Australian John Millman in straight sets to reach the …

Circus Maximus is mother's pride at Royal Ascot

Jun 18 2019

Circus Maximus emulated his dam Duntle in winning at Royal Ascot as he took the feature race the St James's Palace …

Own goal relief for Cannavaro's Guangzhou in AFC last 16

Jun 18 2019

A bizarre own goal 10 minutes from time gave two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande a 2-1 win over Shandong Luneng, …

Tsonga eyes 'special' Federer clash after beating Paire

Jun 18 2019

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga said it would be "something special" to face Roger Federer in the second round of the ATP tournament …

Osaka grinds out opening win on grass

Jun 18 2019

World number one Naomi Osaka progressed to round two of the Birmingham Classic on Tuesday, but was made to work for a …

Turkish basketballer's father denies Gulen links in court: report

Jun 18 2019

The father of Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday denied accusations he had links to the group blamed for a 2016 …

De Kock urges South Africa to keep calm as World Cup pressure mounts

Jun 18 2019

Quinton de Kock has told his South Africa teammates to keep their heads when they face New Zealand in a must-win World …

Tsonga beats Paire to set up potential Federer clash

Jun 18 2019

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is likely to face Roger Federer in the second round of the ATP tournament in Halle after beating …

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as 'human guinea pig'

Jun 18 2019

South Africa's double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF …

Real Madrid signing Rodrygo identifies with Neymar, Robinho

Jun 18 2019

Real Madrid's new signing Rodrygo has said he models his game on Neymar and Robinho as the 18-year-old on Tuesday became …

New Zealand expect South Africa to go for broke in World Cup clash: Boult

Jun 18 2019

New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult has warned his side not to underestimate "hungry" South Africa as their troubled …

France ditch Bastareaud in bid for World Cup 'catch up'

Jun 18 2019

Misfiring France have ditched veteran centre Mathieu Bastareaud in their bid to accelerate their game and "catch up" …

Morgan sets new sixes record as England run riot against Afghanistan

Jun 18 2019

England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record for most sixes in a one-day international innings as the World Cup …

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a 'human guinea pig'

Jun 18 2019

South Africa's double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF …

Serginho edges holders Kashima to slim AFC first leg lead

Jun 18 2019

Defending Asian champions Kashima Antlers will take a slender advantage into next week's second leg of their AFC …

Holders Cameroon warn Group F rivals: 'No easy time against us'

Jun 18 2019

Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf has a message for Group F opponents at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this month: …

West Indies must find World Cup solutions, not excuses, says coach

Jun 18 2019

West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick has warned his side the time for excuses is over after defeat to Bangladesh …

Bairstow denied World Cup hundred by Afghanistan

Jun 18 2019

Jonny Bairstow missed out on a World Cup hundred against Afghanistan after putting England on course for a huge total at …

Dortmund coach Favre extends contract until 2021

Jun 18 2019

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has extended his contract until the end of 2020/21, the Bundesliga club confirmed …

Ex-UEFA chief Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun 18 2019

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award …

England's Vince blows World Cup chance against Afghanistan

Jun 18 2019

James Vince missed out on a chance to cement a World Cup place as Afghanistan struck early in their World Cup match …

England's Roy targets Australia match for World Cup return

Jun 18 2019

Jason Roy is targeting England's match against arch-rivals Australia for a World Cup return after being sidelined with a …

Bastareaud, Parra miss out on France World Cup squad

Jun 18 2019

Experienced pair Mathieu Bastareaud and Morgan Parra missed out on France's 31-man World Cup squad, head coach Jacques …

Egypt ready for Africa Cup despite security, price concerns

Jun 18 2019

The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off in Egypt on Friday against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after …

Dominican authorities ID man who paid Ortiz shooter

Jun 18 2019

Dominican authorities Monday identified the man they say paid for the attempted hit on former Boston Red Sox star David …

Italy gun for Brazil scalp in clash to stir World Cup memories

Jun 18 2019

Surprise package Italy are aiming to emulate Germany and France by topping their group when they face Brazil on Tuesday …

The Lyon connection: World Cup reunion for Bronze and Kumagai

Jun 18 2019

They are colleagues at club level in the team that dominates European women's football, but Saki Kumagai and Lucy Bronze …

'It's looking tough': Holder glum after West Indies' World Cup woe

Jun 18 2019

Jason Holder says the West Indies face a tough task to reach the World Cup semi-finals after their dismal seven-wicket …

Norway join China, Spain in World Cup last 16 as France and Germany top groups

Jun 18 2019

Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup alongside China and Spain on Monday after beating South …

Teen NBA prospect LaMelo Ball signs with Australia's Hawks

Jun 17 2019

LaMelo Ball, rated among the top US high school prospects and the brother of NBA guard Lonzo Ball, has signed with the …

Shooting at rally mars Raptors celebration of NBA crown

Jun 17 2019

A giant parade to celebrate the Toronto Raptors winning their first NBA title was marred Monday by a shooting behind the …

Norway advance to World Cup knockouts as France top group

Jun 17 2019

Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties, …

Shakib stars as Bangladesh stun West Indies with second highest World Cup chase

Jun 17 2019

Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant century clinched …

Zverev negotiates 'tricky' first-round tie in Halle

Jun 17 2019

German star Alexander Zverev said he needed more practice on grass after beating Dutchman Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 to reach …

Karlsson inks eight-year deal to stay with NHL Sharks

Jun 17 2019

Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson signed an eight-year National Hockey League contract on Monday to remain with the San …

Ducks name former Oilers coach Eakins as new man in charge

Jun 17 2019

Dallas Eakins, a former Edmonton Oilers coach who has guided a minor-league squad for the past four years, was named on …

Woodland follows Nicklaus, Watson with Pebble Beach heroics

Jun 17 2019

Gary Woodland stared down the top player in the world to win the 119th US Open as a kinder, gentler Pebble Beach …

China, Spain through to World Cup last 16 as Germany win big

Jun 17 2019

China and Spain played out a goalless draw that saw both sides advance to the last 16 at the Women's World Cup on …

Konta cruises into round two in Birmingham

Jun 17 2019

Johanna Konta made a seamless transition from clay to grass by easing into the second round of the Birmingham Classic …

Leverkusen sign Ajax ace Sinkgraven

Jun 17 2019

Bayer Leverkusen have continued their summer transfer offensive with the signing of 23-year-old Ajax full-back Daley …

Dodgers' Bellinger tops Baseball All-Star voting update

Jun 17 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger, the top hitter in Major League Baseball, leads vote-getters in the latest …

Zverev survives mini-scare to beat Haase in Halle

Jun 17 2019

German star Alexander Zverev survived a brief second-set scare to beat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 and reach the …

Huge crowd gathers to celebrate Raptors' NBA crown

Jun 17 2019

A crowd estimated at more than one million people gathered across downtown Toronto on Monday for a parade to celebrate …

Anderson survives Norrie scare at Queen's

Jun 17 2019

Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson had to battle back from a set down to begin his 2019 grass court season with a 4-6 7-6 …

Osaka not at home on grass

Jun 17 2019

World number one Naomi Osaka admits she has a long way to go to turn her mastery of hard courts onto success on grass as …

Shakib ton anchors Bangladesh's World Cup run chase against West Indies

Jun 17 2019

Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant century inspired Bangladesh's bid for the second highest successful run chase in World Cup …

Sagan takes overall Tour de Suisse lead with stage three win

Jun 17 2019

Former three-time world champion Peter Sagan took the overall lead of the Tour de Suisse by powering to victory at the …

Best yet to come says India's Rahul after key World Cup innings

Jun 17 2019

KL Rahul insists his tone-setting innings in India's World Cup win over Pakistan was just a glimpse of what he can …

Pakistan intimidated by India's excellence: Waqar

Jun 17 2019

Pakistan legend Waqar Younis on Monday claimed India are superior to his former team because Virat Kohli's men …

Shakib keys Bangladesh's World Cup run chase against West Indies

Jun 17 2019

Shakib Al Hasan's 51 not out launched Bangladesh's bid for the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history …

Afghanistan fairytale runs into harsh reality of World Cup

Jun 17 2019

Upsets have long been a part of the World Cup whether it was Sri Lanka, then a non-Test nation, beating India back in …

Kyrgios backs Barty to 'pile up' Grand Slam wins

Jun 17 2019

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty has the talent to dominate women's tennis for years to come, according to fellow …

Arthur wants Pakistan to summon 'cornered tigers' spirit

Jun 17 2019

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has vowed to remind his players of the "cornered tigers" spirit which Imran Khan instilled …

Hope, Hetmyer shine as West Indies take charge against Bangladesh

Jun 17 2019

West Indies took control of their World Cup clash with Bangladesh as Shai Hope's 96 and the joint-fastest fifty of the …

Injured Roy to miss England's next two World Cup games

Jun 17 2019

England opener Jason Roy will miss the hosts' next two World Cup matches with a torn left hamstring, the England and …

India can demoralise World Cup opponents, says Srikkanth

Jun 17 2019

Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Virat Kohli side's are having a demoralising effect on their World …

Bangladesh keep West Indies in check as Gayle goes cheaply

Jun 17 2019

Bangladesh were keeping the West Indies on a tight leash in their World Cup clash at Taunton on Monday after dismissing …