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Rashford sends Man Utd into Premier League top four

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Marcus Rashford struck with virtually the last kick of the game to take Manchester United into the Premier League top …

Comoros lose both goalkeepers as Covid sweeps through squad

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The Comoros, the surprise package of the Africa Cup of Nations, are struggling to put a team together for their last-16 …

Haaland on the mark as Dortmund bounce back against Hoffenheim

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Erling Haaland put Borussia Dortmund on their way to a rollercoaster 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday to keep his …

Nigeria to meet Ghana in African World Cup play-offs

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Nigeria, the top performers so far in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, were paired with arch rivals Ghana …

Jamieson keeps nose ahead in Abu Dhabi

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Scott Jamieson managed to hold on to a slender one-shot lead going into the final day of the Abu Dhabi Championship with …

Japan's Mihara puts Olympics bitterness aside with second figure skating gold

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Japan's Mai Mihara put her bitterness at missing out on a spot in the Winter Olympics behind her by winning gold for the …

Stokes, Archer, Gayle missing from IPL auction: reports

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England's Ben Stokes, Australia's Mitchell Starc and veteran West Indies big-hitter Chris Gayle are among the stars …

French lone Atlantic rower drops off map

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A 75-year-old Frenchman attempting to row across the Atlantic, has not given any sign of life since early Friday when he …

Dry slope 'Rocket' Ryding makes British history with Kitzbuehel win

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Dave Ryding, who honed his early skiing on a dry slope, pulled off a massive shock Saturday when he won Britain's first …

Gerrard's Villa rub salt into Everton wounds

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Everton's change of management did not result in a change of fortunes as Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard enjoyed a …

Xavi maintains tough Barcelona stance on Dembele

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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said on Saturday the club would not soften their stance on Ousmane Dembele's contract …

Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning

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World number two and title favourite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the Russian …

Cilic stuns fifth seed Rublev to reach Open fourth round

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Former finalist Marin Cilic ended fifth seed Andrey Rublev's Australian Open hopes with an upset four-set victory to …

Toulouse cancellation 'discredits' Euro Cup - French rugby body

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The cancellation of Toulouse's match against Cardiff has "discredited" the European Champions Cup, the LNR, which runs …

Olympic champion Goggia claims Cortina downhill with Winter Games looming

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Sofia Goggia won the Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Saturday to showcase her dominance in the …

Italy's Vinatzer in pole for Kitzbuehel slalom

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Italy's Alex Vinatzer set himself up nicely for a shot at a podium finish in the men's World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel by …

'Like home': Medvedev enjoys Melbourne love-in to reach last 16

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Peace broke out between title favourite Daniil Medvedev and the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the forthright …

Swiatek battles into Open fourth round with gutsy win

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A pumped-up Iga Swiatek burnished her Australian Open credentials with a hard-fought straight-sets win over in-form …

'Rocket Man' fails to give Evans lift-off at Australian Open

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Beaten 24th seed Dan Evans said he had been playing pretty well in his Australian Open third-round clash on Saturday -- …

Sadom and Sihwan tie at the top at Singapore Open

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Thailand's Sadom Kaewkanjana fired a bogey-free 65 to haul himself into contention and share the third-round lead at …

Assured Tsitsipas serves up a storm to reach fourth round

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World number four Stefanos Tsitsipas did not drop a service game, despite losing a set, as he overpowered Benoit Paire …

Sabalenka conquers serving yips by 'not thinking'

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Aryna Sabalenka says she tried to "stop thinking" about her serve on Saturday and it worked well with the world number …

Medvedev gets crowd onside to reach last 16 for fourth year

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Russian title favourite Daniil Medvedev cruised into the fourth round at the Australian Open with an unruffled …

Title wins teach Collins to 'ride out highs and lows'

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Breaking through to win two titles last year taught Danielle Collins how to "ride out the highs and lows" -- and it …

Dethroned Osaka to tumble below 80th after early Melbourne exit

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Former world number one Naomi Osaka is set to plummet below 80th in the rankings after her Australian Open title defence …

Curry buzzer-beater lifts Warriors as Lakers, Nets win

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Stephen Curry hit the first buzzer-beating game-winner of his illustrious NBA career on Friday, draining a step back …

Halep in 'a good spot' as she sets up last-16 Cornet clash

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Fit-again Simona Halep said she was in "a good spot" and feeling no pressure as she stepped up a level to crush the …

Medvedev aims to march on as resurgent Halep sweeps into last 16

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World number two Daniil Medvedev was stepping up his march towards the Australian Open men's title as former finalist …

Sabalenka conquers serving yips to make Australian Open last 16

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World number two Aryna Sabalenka cleaned up her serving woes to stay in contention at the Australian Open Saturday, but …

Lakers get needed win over Magic, Nets back on top in NBA's East

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The beleaguered Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from an embarrassing loss to the Indiana Pacers with a 116-105 NBA …

Collins downs Danish teen Tauson to set-up Mertens last-16 clash

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American Danielle Collins staged a remarkable comeback to halt giant-killing Danish teenager Clara Tauson Saturday and …

Halep crushes Raducanu conqueror to set up last-16 Cornet clash

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Ominous former world number one Simona Halep crushed the Australian Open dreams of Emma Raducanu's conqueror Danka …

'Thought it was UFC': Kyrgios accuses doubles coach of fight threat

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Nick Kyrgios claimed Saturday a coach and trainer associated with Croatian doubles opponents Mate Pavic and Nikola …

Osaka inspires Anisimova to talk about mental health 'hard years'

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Amanda Anisimova is a big fan of Naomi Osaka for bringing athletes' mental health struggles into the spotlight over the …

Cantlay holds slim PGA Tour lead at La Quinta

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World number four Patrick Cantlay fired a four-under par 68 in the California desert on Friday and will take a one-shot …

Top-ranked Korda takes LPGA Tournament of Champions lead

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World number one Nelly Korda fired seven birdies in a six-under par 66 on Friday to take a one-shot lead in the US LPGA …

US ice dancers deny Japanese 'legend' Takahashi to win Four Continents gold

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US ice dancers Caroline Green and Michael Parsons won gold in the Four Continents Figure Skatings Championships on …

Surgical Brady readies for Rams operation

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Tom Brady says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' regular season drubbing by the Los Angeles Rams will count for little when the …

Medvedev on march into Melbourne second week, Halep on comeback trail

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World number two Daniil Medvedev will step up his march towards the Australian Open men's title on Saturday while a …

Sargent leads Norwich out of relegation zone

Jan 21 2022

Norwich moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season as Josh Sargent's double helped …

Dembele penalty gives Lyon derby win

Jan 21 2022

Lyon eked out an ugly 1-0 victory over struggling neighbours Saint-Etienne on Friday with a 15th-minute penalty by …

Dombrandt saves Harlequins and does Toulouse a favour

Jan 21 2022

Alex Dombrandt scored his third try of the game deep in added time to give Harlequins a 36-33 victory over Castres on …

NBA fines Knicks $25,000 over Randle media snub

Jan 21 2022

The NBA fined the New York Knicks $25,000 on Friday for failing to make Julius Randle available to the media after the …

James overtakes Curry in All-Star voting

Jan 21 2022

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has overtaken Golden State's three-point king Stephen Curry in the third round …

Loeb leads Monte Carlo chasing record for oldest rally winner

Jan 21 2022

Two retired drivers dominated on the second day of the Monte Carlo Rally on Friday as Sebastien Loeb led French …

Gerrard 'shocked' Benitez took Everton job

Jan 21 2022

Steven Gerrard has revealed his surprise that former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez took on the challenge of managing …

France captain Dupont among Toulouse Covid-19 positives

Jan 21 2022

France captain Antoine Dupont is among Toulouse players who have tested positive for Covid-19, club president Didier …

Former Wales hooker Hibbard retires at 38

Jan 21 2022

Former Wales hooker Richard Hibbard announced his retirement from all professional rugby union with immediate effect on …

De Kock outshines Pant as South Africa clinch series

Jan 21 2022

Quinton de Kock won a stroke-filled battle with rival wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as South Africa clinched their one-day …

Underperforming Egypt and Senegal look to Salah and Mane for goals

Jan 21 2022

Underperforming Egypt and Senegal hope Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane can recapture their Premier League …

Lindelof given time off by Man Utd after break-in at home

Jan 21 2022

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof will miss Saturday's match against West Ham after his wife and children were forced …

Conte hails battling Spurs but calls for reinforcements

Jan 21 2022

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has praised his side's never-say-die attitude but said the club still need to strengthen …

South Korea's Cha leads at Four Continents Championships

Jan 21 2022

South Korean champion Cha Jun-hwan hit a new personal best score in the men's short programme to take the lead at the …

Toulouse to 'take legal action' after 'disrespectful' Champions Cup decision

Jan 21 2022

Toulouse president Didier Lacroix said on Friday the club will "take legal action" after European Champions Cup …

Jamieson retains Abu Dhabi lead as McIlroy sweats over cut

Jan 21 2022

Scott Jamieson clung on to his one-shot lead in gusty conditions at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday as Rory McIlroy …

Vandersay stars as Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe to clinch ODIs 2-1

Jan 21 2022

Sri Lankan spinner Jeffrey Vandersay returned figures of 4-10 to lead Zimbabwe's 184-run rout in the third one-day …

Chelsea must improve attitude, admits Tuchel

Jan 21 2022

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admitted his side need to improve their attitude for Sunday's Premier League clash with …

Nadal feared he would never play again after foot injury

Jan 21 2022

Rafael Nadal said on Friday that his foot injury last year was so bad he thought he might never play tennis again.

World cycling eases Covid-19 protocols for 2022 season

Jan 21 2022

World cycling's governing body UCI announced on Friday an easing of Covid-19 health protocols for the 2022 season …

'Show some respect': Olympic champ lashes Melbourne crowd

Jan 21 2022

Rowdy behaviour at the Australian Open came under scrutiny for a second day running Friday and again it involved Nick …

Everton owner Moshiri increases stake in club

Jan 21 2022

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has ploughed another £100 million ($136 million) into the struggling Premier League club, …

Lindelof given time off by Man Utd after home burgled

Jan 21 2022

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof will miss Saturday's Premier League clash with West Ham after his wife and …

Cardiff handed Toulouse Champions Cup win after Covid-19 cases

Jan 21 2022

Champions Cup holders Toulouse's home game with Cardiff this weekend has been cancelled due to coronavirus cases among …

Electric Kilde fires Olympic broadside with Kitzbuehel victory

Jan 21 2022

In-form Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde fired an Olympic broadside when he streaked to a "completely wild" victory in …

Anisimova stuns Osaka as Nadal sends title warning

Jan 21 2022

Defending champion Naomi Osaka was dumped out of the Australian Open in the third round on Friday by unseeded American …

England captain Farrell suffers new injury blow ahead of Six Nations

Jan 21 2022

England captain Owen Farrell's prospects of featuring in the Six Nations suffered a fresh setback when club side …

Nadal revels in 'special' return to surge into fourth round

Jan 21 2022

Rafael Nadal dropped a set for the first time at this year's Australian Open but played his best match since injury to …

Pant puts best foot forward to give India hope

Jan 21 2022

Rishabh Pant made a hard-hit 85 to spearhead India's bid to square the series in the second one-day international …

Anisimova soaking up the moment after Osaka upset

Jan 21 2022

Unseeded American Amanda Anisimova said she was just "soaking in the moment" after stunning defending Australian Open …

Osaka says 'I'm not God' after stunning early Melbourne exit

Jan 21 2022

A philosophical Naomi Osaka said Friday she "is not God" and cannot always win after the defending champion was knocked …

Zverev wants more after blasting into Australian Open last 16

Jan 21 2022

World number three Alexander Zverev said Friday that he needs to play even better if he wants to go far at the …

Dubouloz joins mountain greats with solo climb of Grandes Jorasses

Jan 21 2022

After six days and five nights fighting against the freezing wind, being "glued to the ice", barely sleeping, hardly …

Barty powers into clash with giant-killer Anisimova

Jan 21 2022

Clinical top seed Ashleigh Barty kept her unblemished record this year intact with a straight-sets demolition Friday of …

UN religion envoy to join China's Winter Olympic torch relay

Jan 21 2022

China on Friday said the UN's religious freedom envoy will take part in the Winter Olympics torch relay, which …

China's bubble bullet trains start Winter Olympics venue dash

Jan 21 2022

China on Friday launched a special bullet train service to speed athletes to Winter Olympics venues in a bubble …

Anisimova stuns Osaka in third round to set up Barty showdown

Jan 21 2022

Defending champion Naomi Osaka was dumped out of the Australian Open third round on Friday by unseeded American Amanda …

Defending champion Osaka knocked out of Australian Open

Jan 21 2022

Defending champion Naomi Osaka was stunned Friday by unseeded Amanda Anisimova in the Australian Open, the American …

Berrettini holds off prodigy Alcaraz in five-set thriller

Jan 21 2022

Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini fought off exciting Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz and the effects of a heavy …

Malaysia's top badminton star banned after quitting national team

Jan 21 2022

Malaysian badminton ace Lee Zii Jia, ranked seventh in the world, was Friday banned from tournaments for two years as a …

Pegula finds Australian Open relief in nights at the casino

Jan 21 2022

Jessica Pegula revealed Friday the secret behind her run to the fourth round of the Australian Open -- spending every …

Barty demolishes Giorgi to make Australian Open fourth round

Jan 21 2022

Top seed Ashleigh Barty kept her unblemished record this year intact with a straight-sets demolition Friday of Camila …

Two-time champion Azarenka on the up, Barty sets sights on Osaka

Jan 21 2022

Victoria Azarenka crushed 15th seed Elina Svitolina in the Australian Open third round Friday as she tries to climb back …

Olympic champion Zverev blasts into Australian Open last 16

Jan 21 2022

World number three Alexander Zverev powered his way into the last 16 of the Australian Open with a superb serving …

Barca and Atletico Madrid turn attention to La Liga race for top four

Jan 21 2022

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to put recent struggles behind them this weekend as they continue their scrap to …

Berrettini fights off prodigy Alcaraz to reach fourth round

Jan 21 2022

Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini fought off exciting Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz to win a fifth-set …

Beijing Olympic torch relay closed to public over Covid

Jan 21 2022

The already scaled back Beijing Winter Olympics torch relay will be cordoned off from the general public because of …

Kecmanovic grabs 'second chance' after Djokovic deportation

Jan 21 2022

Serbia's 77th-ranked Miomir Kecmanovic emerged as a big winner from the Novak Djokovic saga -- and capitalised on his …

Short-handed Pacers topple Warriors, Suns rally to beat Mavs

Jan 21 2022

Dominican rookie Chris Duarte led the injury-hit Indiana Pacers to a 121-117 NBA overtime triumph over Stephen Curry and …

Swimming Australia vows change, apologises over abuse

Jan 21 2022

Swimming Australia looks set to ban skin-fold tests and the term "physique" while unreservedly apologising Friday for …

'Hope they're scared': Krejcikova survives to set up Azarenka clash

Jan 21 2022

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova said her rivals should be "scared" after pulling off a gritty comeback win …

India, Pakistan to clash at MCG in 2022 T20 World Cup

Jan 21 2022

India and Pakistan will lock horns in a blockbuster T20 World Cup group clash for the second year running after the …

Abuse, bullying: the dark side of South Korean Olympic skating glory

Jan 21 2022

South Korea's short track speed skaters head to the Beijing Olympics next month hoping to leave behind high-profile …

Azarenka 'climbs ladder' towards third Australian Open title

Jan 21 2022

Victoria Azarenka compared her bid for a third Australian Open title to climbing a ladder on Friday -- now she needs to …

Fourth seed Krejcikova survives scare to set up Azarenka clash

Jan 21 2022

French Open champion and world number four Barbora Krejcikova survived a scare in a gritty comeback win against Jelena …

Suns rally to down Mavs, Pelicans beat Knicks

Jan 21 2022

Devin Booker scored 28 points and Chris Paul added 20 points and 11 assists as Phoenix beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-101 …

Medvedev targets top ranking with Djokovic future uncertain

Jan 21 2022

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev said he was eyeing the world number one ranking with uncertainty over Novak Djokovic's …

'Lewandowski is best Bundesliga striker of modern era' - Klinsmann

Jan 21 2022

Jurgen Klinsmann rates Robert Lewandowski as the best Bundesliga striker of the modern era with the Bayern Munich star …

Premier League top-four race hots up as Chelsea stumble

Jan 21 2022

Manchester City could move 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday but erstwhile challengers …

Raducanu learns she has 'fight in me' despite Melbourne exit

Jan 21 2022

Emma Raducanu says a key lesson from her first Australian Open is that "I've got that fight in me" after the teenager …

Former champion Azarenka rolls back years to crush Svitolina

Jan 21 2022

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka turned back the clock to crush former world number four Elina …

Barty, Osaka on collision course as Nadal faces Khachanov

Jan 21 2022

Top seed Ashleigh Barty and defending women's champion Naomi Osaka can set up a mouth-watering last-16 clash as the …

Reigning champions Algeria crash out of Cup of Nations as group stage ends

Jan 21 2022

Reigning champions Algeria were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations after an abject 3-1 defeat against the Ivory …