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South Korean Olympians in sexual harassment incident

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A South Korean Olympic short-track medallist sexually harassed another male Games podium-finisher, officials said …

USA and Sweden reach quarter-finals as women's World Cup heats up

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Megan Rapinoe scored two penalties as defending champions the United States beat Spain on Monday to set up a …

Haiti rally to beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Gold Cup

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Haiti rallied with two second-half goals to beat Costa Rica 2-1 Monday and reach the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold …

Tearful Antetokounmpo named NBA Most Valuable Player

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Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 regular …

Bucks' Antetokounmpo named NBA Most Valuable Player

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Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 regular …

Cavani praises Uruguay's 'attitude' and 'mentality' in Chile win

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Uruguay demonstrated a winning attitude and mentality in their 1-0 Copa America success over Chile on Monday that gave …

Japan coach Moriyasu says Copa exit a learning process

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Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said his team would learn from their Copa America heartbreak after missing out on a place in …

Christian group launches new Folau crowdfund in anti-gay row

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A Christian group launched a crowdfunding campaign Tuesday for sacked Australian rugby star Israel Folau, after his …

Heartache for Japan, Ecuador as draw sends Paraguay into Copa quarters

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Japan and Ecuador were left heartbroken as their 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte on Monday saw them miss out on the Copa …

Paraguay through to Copa quarters as Japan, Ecuador draw

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Paraguay became the final qualifiers for the Copa America quarter-finals without even playing on Monday as the two teams …

Superstar Salah seeks first goal at Cup of Nations in Egypt

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Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt …

Qatar future bright after tough Copa America debut

AFP - 7h ago

Qatar may have fallen at the first hurdle in their South American adventure but the 2022 World Cup hosts showed enough …

Mali hand out Cup of Nations lesson to newcomers Mauritania

AFP - 7h ago

Mali inflicted a harsh dose of reality on Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania by routing the newcomers 4-1 on …

Canada's injured Andreescu out of Wimbledon

Jun 24 2019

Rising Canadian talent Bianca Andreescu will miss Wimbledon as she continues to recover from the shoulder injury that …

Brazil's Coutinho owns up to poor Barcelona season

Jun 24 2019

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho admitted on Monday he had a poor season with Barcelona over the last 10 months but …

Blackstenius gives Sweden last-16 women's World Cup victory over Canada

Jun 24 2019

Stina Blackstenius scored the only goal of a cagey match as Sweden beat Canada 1-0 in Paris on Monday to reach the …

Martinez, Wondolowski join Rooney in MLS All-Star squad

Jun 24 2019

Major League Soccer announced the 26-man squad for July's All-Star exhibition game against Atletico Madrid with …

France, Romania into semis at Euro U21 championships, hosts Italy out

Jun 24 2019

A goalless draw was enough to send both France and Romania through to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 …

Rapinoe hoping for 'wild' World Cup France clash after firing USA past Spain

Jun 24 2019

Megan Rapinoe is already looking forward to the United States's mouth-watering quarter-final date with Women's World Cup …

Naib fumes at sloppy Afghanistan after latest World Cup defeat

Jun 24 2019

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib slammed his side's sloppy fielding in their 62-run World Cup defeat against Bangladesh …

Tunisia first Cup of Nations top seeds not to win

Jun 24 2019

Tunisia became the first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top seeds not to win their opening match when Djalma Campos …

Shakib eyes India upset after Bangladesh boost bid for World Cup semis

Jun 24 2019

Shakib Al Hasan has set his sights on inspiring Bangladesh to a famous World Cup upset of India after his superb display …

Wozniacki, Pliskova ease through at Eastbourne

Jun 24 2019

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki started her grass-court season brightly, while top remaining seed Karolina …

South Africa must learn from World Cup flop, admits Rabada

Jun 24 2019

Kagiso Rabada admits his South Africa team-mates must learn the painful lessons from their dismal World Cup campaign.

The Italian job: 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo

Jun 24 2019

Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo was named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics on Monday, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are …

'We belong here': South Africa's Baxter defiant in defeat

Jun 24 2019

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter said his team's display in a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast on Monday showed they could …

Rapinoe fires USA into World Cup quarters clash with France

Jun 24 2019

The United States will take on France in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after two Megan Rapinoe penalties …

Snookered: Ex-world champion Murphy flops in Open golf bid

Jun 24 2019

Former snooker world champion Shaun Murphy and ex-international cricketer Sean Ervine failed to make the cut as they …

Bangladesh boost World Cup semi-final hopes with 62-run win over Afghanistan

Jun 24 2019

Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan's superb all-round display inspired a …

Kodjia edges Ivory Coast past South Africa

Jun 24 2019

Jonathan Kodjia struck the only goal as Ivory Coast defeated South Africa 1-0 in the steamy Cairo heat on Monday in a …

'A victory for Italians,' says Prime Minister as Milan/Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun 24 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday hailed a victory for all of Italy after Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo beat off …

Bangladesh sink Afghanistan to keep alive World Cup semi-final hopes

Jun 24 2019

Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan's superb all-round display inspired a …

The Italian job: 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo

Jun 24 2019

Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo was named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics on Monday, beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are …

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo

Jun 24 2019

The 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo after beating off a bid from …

Shadab glad to see leg-spinners starring at World Cup

Jun 24 2019

Pakistan's Shadab Khan is glad he and his fellow leg-spinners from other teams are all making their presence felt at the …

Arthur claims Pakistan's defeat against India left him wanting to 'commit suicide'

Jun 24 2019

Head coach Mickey Arthur has claimed Pakistan's World Cup defeat against bitter rivals India was so painful that it left …

Jordan Ayew, the stagnation of a one-time Ghana prodigy

Jun 24 2019

After a turbulent spell in England resulting in relegation with two different clubs, former Ghana prodigy Jordan Ayew …

Finch backs Australia to come good under England pressure

Jun 24 2019

Australia captain Aaron Finch believes his side's proven ability to handle World Cup pressure will stand them in good …

West Indies replace injured Russell with Ambris

Jun 24 2019

The West Indies' faltering World Cup campaign suffered a fresh blow on Monday as all-rounder Andre Russell was ruled out …

England ready for Norway test after coming through Cameroon battle

Jun 24 2019

England captain Steph Houghton brushed off concerns about the manner of her team's win over Cameroon at the women's …

England captain Morgan won't tell fans how to react to Smith, Warner

Jun 24 2019

England captain Eoin Morgan insists it is not his job to tell supporters how to react to shamed Australia stars David …

Barty withdraws from Eastbourne with arm injury

Jun 24 2019

Newly-crowned world number one Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of the Eastbourne International this week due to a …

Benitez to leave Newcastle after talks over new deal collapse

Jun 24 2019

Rafael Benitez's three-year reign as Newcastle manager will come to an end next week after failing to agree terms on a …

Juventus, the beating heart of Italy's Women's World Cup team

Jun 24 2019

The goalkeeper, the captain, the playmaker, the centre-forward -- Juventus are the beating heart of Italy's Women's …

Hamilton admits F1 show 'needs dramatic overhaul'

Jun 24 2019

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes moved within reach of an overhaul of some of Formula One's most notable records with his …

Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse

Jun 24 2019

Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United after three years as manager when his contract expires next week, the Premier …

Sweden v Italy as IOC votes to choose 2026 Winter Olympics hosts

Jun 24 2019

International Olympic Committee members will decide Monday between bids by Stockholm/Are and Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo in …

England v Australia: Three key World Cup battles

Jun 24 2019

England face Australia on Tuesday in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches at the World Cup so far.

Coca-Cola, China dairy giant sign Olympic sponsorship deal

Jun 24 2019

Coca-Cola and Chinese dairy firm Mengniu have signed a deal to become joint sponsors of the Olympic Games from 2021 to …

Ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack to stand trial in France - sources

Jun 24 2019

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of world athletics' ruling body the IAAF, and his son Papa Massata Diack are to …

Coca-Cola, China dairy giant sign Olympic sponorship deal

Jun 24 2019

Coca-Cola and Chinese dairy firm Mengniu have signed a deal to become joint sponsors of the Olympic Games from 2021 to …

Folau defiant after 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down

Jun 24 2019

Rugby star Israel Folau said his resolve to fight his sacking for homophobic comments had "only been hardened" by …

All hail the 'new queen' - Australia piles praise on top-ranked Barty

Jun 24 2019

Australia hailed "humble and inspirational" Ashleigh Barty as the new queen of tennis Monday after she joined Evonne …

Thompson wins 200 to complete sprint double at Jamaican championships

Jun 24 2019

Elaine Thompson won the 200m in a world leading 22.00sec Sunday to complete a sprint double at the Jamaican Athletics …

Mexico beat Martinique to reach Gold Cup quarter-finals

Jun 24 2019

Mexico beat Martinique 3-2 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as winners of Group A ahead of …

True heroes: How motorcycle team came to aid of military veterans

Jun 24 2019

John Footitt, a veteran of the 1982 Falklands War diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, admits "sudden noises …

Folau 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut down

Jun 24 2019

A crowdfunding campaign by controversial Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was sacked last month for homophobic …

Boris Becker auctions trophies to pay off debts

Jun 24 2019

Trophies and personal souvenirs belonging to German tennis star Boris Becker will be auctioned online from Monday by …

England's World Cup nerve faces Australia test

Jun 24 2019

Are England just a bunch of "flat-track bullies"? That's the uncomfortable question facing Eoin Morgan's side as they …

Aussie Green wins first major at Women's PGA Championship

Jun 24 2019

Hannah Green became the first Australian to win a major championship in 13 years on Sunday, holding off a pack of …

'Cry at beginning, smile at end': Marta makes emotional Brazil plea

Jun 24 2019

Brazil star Marta issued an emotional appeal to her heirs on Sunday, telling them they are responsible for the survival …

Japan coach mulls Kubo recall for Copa decider

Jun 24 2019

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said on Sunday he is considering recalling teenage star Takefusa Kubo for Monday's must-win …

Murray mulls over US Open singles return after Queen's doubles triumph

Jun 23 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray says he could resurrect his singles career at this year's US Open following a …

Chile face Sanchez dilemma ahead of Uruguay Group C decider

Jun 23 2019

Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda faces a Copa America dilemma on Monday: either rest star forward Alexis Sanchez, or go …

Copa America starts anew in quarters, says Argentina's Messi

Jun 23 2019

Argentina will start from afresh in the Copa America after averting disaster with Sunday's 2-0 victory over Qatar that …

Mahrez strikes as Algeria make light work of Kenya

Jun 23 2019

Riyad Mahrez scored as an untroubled Algeria cruised to a 2-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations underdogs Kenya in …

France skipper Henry savours 'lucky' extra-time winner

Jun 23 2019

France captain Amandine Henry said she needed a "little luck" to score the 107th-minute winner which fired the hosts …

Hosts through at women's World Cup as England advance amid controversy

Jun 23 2019

Hosts France won through to the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup on Sunday as Amandine Henry's extra-time strike …

Captain Henry fires France past Brazil, into World Cup quarters

Jun 23 2019

Women's World Cup hosts France survived a scare to beat Brazil 2-1 in extra time and reach the quarter-finals on Sunday …

Perfect Colombia brimming with confidence for Copa quarters

Jun 23 2019

Colombia will take "a lot of confidence" into the Copa America quarter-finals after winning Group B with a perfect …

Martinez, Aguero goals send Argentina into Copa America quarters

Jun 23 2019

An early goal by Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero's late second gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday that …

Holders Germany into semis at Euro U21 championships

Jun 23 2019

Germany joined Spain in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 championships on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Austria …

Faltering England still the team to beat at World Cup, says Langer

Jun 23 2019

Australia coach Justin Langer says England are still the team to beat at the World Cup despite their surprise loss to …

Mike Catt to take over as Ireland assistant coach after Rugby World Cup

Jun 23 2019

Italy backs coach Mike Catt will join Ireland as an assistant coach after this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, the …

Neville slams Cameroon as controversy mars England progress to World Cup quarters

Jun 23 2019

England coach Phil Neville said he was left "utterly ashamed" by the behaviour of the Cameroon players which …

'Ashamed' - England coach Neville slams Cameroon after heated World Cup clash

Jun 23 2019

England coach Phil Neville launched a scathing tirade at Cameroon after his team's 3-0 win at the women's World Cup on …

Pakistan condemn woeful South Africa to World Cup exit

Jun 23 2019

Pakistan condemned South Africa to World Cup elimination and kept alive their own slender chances of advancing to the …

No pain, all gain as Murray crowns return with Queen's doubles title

Jun 23 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray crowned a remarkable return to tennis with victory in the men's doubles at the …

'Don't blame me for boring races,' says Hamilton after another F1 procession

Jun 23 2019

A triumphant Lewis Hamilton told his and F1's critics Sunday not to blame the drivers for "boring" processional races, …

Andy Murray crowns return with Queen's doubles title

Jun 23 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray crowned a remarkable return to tennis with victory in the men's doubles at the …

Morocco gifted win as Namibia concede late own goal

Jun 23 2019

Namibian Itamunua Keimuine headed an 89th-minute Hakim Ziyech free-kick into his own net to gift Morocco a 1-0 victory …

England ease into World Cup quarters as Cameroon fume over VAR calls

Jun 23 2019

Captain Steph Houghton set England on their way to the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup on Sunday with a 3-0 win …

'We failed, but we won't give up,' says Vettel

Jun 23 2019

Sebastian Vettel conceded Sunday that he and Ferrari had failed to deliver at the French Grand Prix where they had aimed …

Lopez becomes oldest Queen's title winner at 37

Jun 23 2019

Feliciano Lopez became the oldest Queen's singles champion on Sunday when the 37-year-old Spaniard defeated Frenchman …

Archer puts Smith friendship on hold for England-Australia World Cup clash

Jun 23 2019

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has told his Australian Indian Premier League teammate Steve Smith there will be …

Australian Barty on top of tennis world

Jun 23 2019

Ashleigh Barty said it was an achievement in "another realm" to become only the second Australian woman to top the world …

NBA superstar Curry targets Tokyo Olympic challenge

Jun 23 2019

Three-time NBA champion Steph Curry looks to have his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics -- and a gold medal that would …

USA coach hails rise of European nations before facing Spain

Jun 23 2019

United States coach Jill Ellis believes the emergence of nations such as Spain and Italy as forces in women's football …

Vettori lauds New Zealand bowlers for braving Brathwaite storm

Jun 23 2019

Former captain Daniel Vettori has praised New Zealand for holding their nerve as West Indies batsman Carlos Brathwaite …

Relentless Hamilton wins French GP to extend Mercedes' unbeaten run to 10

Jun 23 2019

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead and continued his relentless run of success when he scorched to an …

Shami World Cup hat-trick is reward after Indian bowler's struggles

Jun 23 2019

Mohammed Shami's World Cup hat-trick that sealed India's victory against Afghanistan was the ultimate reward for his …

South Africa make cautious start in World Cup survival bid

Jun 23 2019

South Africa's bid to avoid World Cup elimination got off to a nervy start as they reached 92 for two after 20 overs in …

Hamilton wins French GP to extend Mercedes' unbeaten run to 10

Jun 23 2019

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead and continued his relentless run of success on Sunday when he scorched to …

'Not easy to dominate' - Federer feels for younger generation

Jun 23 2019

Roger Federer expressed sympathy for the younger generation of tennis players on Sunday, saying that their successes …

'It sets me up nicely' - Federer looks to Wimbledon after winning 10th Halle title

Jun 23 2019

Roger Federer said he was ready for Wimbledon after waltzing past Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to win a …

Ashleigh Barty: From quitting tennis to world number one

Jun 23 2019

Newly-crowned world number one Ashleigh Barty could never have imagined winning a Grand Slam title and rising to the …

Australian Barty on top of the tennis world

Jun 23 2019

Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title …

Federer crushes Goffin for 'unbelievable' 10th Halle title

Jun 23 2019

Roger Federer will head to Wimbledon in high spirits after waltzing past Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to win …

Federer crushes Goffin for 10th Halle title

Jun 23 2019

Roger Federer will head to Wimbledon in high spirits after waltzing past Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to win …

'Confident' Mothiba in battle mode for South Africa

Jun 23 2019

Lebo Mothiba daringly likened South Africa's training sessions to those of Barcelona, but the striker believes his …

India captain Kohli fined for 'excessive appealing' against Afghanistan

Jun 23 2019

India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for "excessive appealing" in a tense World Cup …

Ivory Coast 'babes' bank on sharpshooter Pepe

Jun 23 2019

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous …