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Roma withstand Tottenham fightback in 3-2 friendly win

Roma withstood a dramatic, late Tottenham comeback to send the Premier League team to their first defeat of this pre-season in a bad tempered affair ...

Adam Peaty targets 50m breaststroke record yet again

Britain's Adam Peaty warned the men's 50m breaststroke world record could fall again in a fierce battle over the sprint distance in Wednesday's final. The ...

'Intuition' tells Pique Neymar will stay with Barcelona

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said on Tuesday his opinion was based on "intuition" rather than ...

Premier League big guns reload as transfer arms race heats up

Premier League spending looks certain to shatter all previous records before the current transfer window closes as England's superpowers reload in an increasingly frenzied arms ...

South Africa's Rabada returns for third England Test

The return of Kagiso Rabada means England's faltering batsmen head into Thursday's third Test against South Africa at The Oval knowing they will face an ...

Lloris fears Sissoko uncertainty could impact World Cup

France captain Hugo Lloris fears the uncertainty surrounding Moussa Sissoko's future at Tottenham Hotspur could impact Les Bleus' preparations for next summer's World Cup in ...

Germany, Sweden into women's Euro quarter-finals

Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women's Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing ...

Spanish FA chief Villar banned amid graft probe

Spanish football federation president Angel Maria Villar, in custody following his arrest on corruption charges, was suspended for a year on Tuesday by the country's ...

Curry completes rich deal with Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors announced on Tuesday they had finalized a raft of free agent deals, including Stephen Curry's contract reportedly worth a whopping $201 ...

Police clear NFL Cowboys receiver Whitehead

A shoplifting charge that prompted the Dallas Cowboys to cut receiver Lucky Whitehead was a case of mistaken identity, police in Virginia said Tuesday. "Upon ...

Virginia police clear Cowboys receiver Whitehead

A shoplifting charge that prompted the NFL's Dallas Cowboys to cut receiver Lucky Whitehead was a case of mistaken identity, police in Virginia said Tuesday. ...

Brain damage found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players: study

As a new American football season is set to begin, researchers examining the brains of deceased NFL players have found that 99 percent of them ...

Penalty specialist Petersen gains revenge on Norway

Four years ago Denmark goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen left the pitch devastated after the Euro 2013 semi-final loss to Norway in a penalty shoot-out, but ...

Hand of God goal 'wouldn't have stood': Maradona on VAR

Argentinian great Diego Maradona accepted on Tuesday that his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would have been ruled out with video technology, as he backed ...

King breaks women's 100m breaststroke record

Lilly King of the United States broke the world record for the women's 100m breaststroke on Tuesday in winning the gold at the world aquatics ...

China's Xu claims men's 100m backstroke gold

China's Xu Jiayu won men's 100m backstroke gold at the world aquatics championships on Tuesday but confessed he was "disappointed" not to set a new ...

Masse 'in shock' after 100m backstroke gold

Kylie Masse of Canada stormed to women's 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the world aquatics championships on Tuesday -- and struggled ...

Peaty again breaks men's 50m breaststroke world record

Britain's Adam Peaty broke the men's 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in just a few hours on Tuesday by clocking 25.95 seconds ...

Nouri out of coma, but brain damage unchanged

Stricken Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered serious, lasting brain damage after collapsing during a friendly, has been transferred out of intensive care, and can ...

Ledecky wins historic 12th world champs gold

Katie Ledecky of the United States made history on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win 12 world swimming championship gold medals with victory ...

Hashim Amla puts record knock to back of mind as Oval Test looms

South Africa's has insisted memories of an inspired innings will play no part when he returns to one of his favourite venues for the third ...

Sun powers to 200m freestyle world gold

Chinese superstar Sun Yang won the men's 200m freestyle gold at the world aquatics championships on Tuesday to add to his Olympic title in the ...

Ben Stokes wants England to right second Test 'wrongs'

Ben Stokes has urged England to bounce back from their Trent Bridge thumping by South Africa and show how good they really are when the ...

Morata's Chelsea debut upstaged by Bayern's Mueller

Big-money signing Alvaro Morata grabbed an assist on his debut for Premier League champions Chelsea on Tuesday but was upstaged by two-goal Thomas Mueller as ...

Cricket: Bangladesh's 'Fizz' on target for Australia, says Walsh 

Bangladesh pace bowling hope Mustafizur Rahman is on track to return to form when Australia visit next month, fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh said Tuesday. ...

Real Madrid clinch world record deal for Mbappe: report

Real Madrid have reportedly reached a world record deal in principle to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), closing one ...

Chelsea's Kenedy sent home over China slurs - Conte

Kenedy has been sent home from Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia as punishment for his offensive social media posts about China, team boss Antonio Conte ...

Injured Greg Rutherford to miss London world championships

Britain's Greg Rutherford has been ruled out of the world athletics championships in London after the defending long jump champion suffered an ankle injury. Rutherford, ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I'm staying at Real Madrid'

Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware, ending weeks of speculation about his future. ...

Peaty blasts way into swimming semis with world record

Adam Peaty blasted his way into the men's 50m breaststroke semi-finals on Tuesday by lowering his own world-record to shake up the morning heats at ...

Pearson, Tallent spearhead Australian athletics world team

Champion hurdler Sally Pearson and walker Jared Tallent headlined a 48-strong Australian team announced Tuesday for next month's world athletics championships in London. The country's ...

Petrolheads: Motorsports boom in China

Trailing enormous plumes of dust, the Silk Way rally cars tore through the Gobi Desert bound for China's Imperial city of Xi'an -- fresh evidence ...

Bolt headlines Jamaica's World Championship team

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is one of three Rio Olympic gold medalists leading a 59-strong Jamaican team named on Monday for next month's athletics World ...

Ledecky in historic tilt at 12th world swimming title

Katie Ledecky will shake off any fatigue in her bid to make history on Tuesday in the 1500m freestyle final by becoming the first woman ...

Colts quarterback Luck still coming back from injury

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but the Colts expect him to be ready for the ...

Financial concerns leave Calgary wary of 2026 bid

The city of Calgary wants more information from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before deciding whether to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Games. ...

Netherlands, Denmark reach women's Euro quarters

Hosts Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women's Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on ...

Ex-Broncos standout Bruton retires from NFL after multiple concussions

Safety David Bruton said Monday he's retiring from the NFL after multiple concussions during his eight-year career. "After 8 years in the NFL, I am ...

Fijian pair face trial after alleged drunken sex assault

Fiji rugby stars Josaia Raisuqe and Vuidravuwalu Waisea are to be tried for a combination of drunken violence and sexual assault after an incident at ...

Kenyan hurdler Bett ruled out of Worlds

Nicholas Bett, Kenya's first world 400m hurdles champion, will miss next month's London world athletics championships after suffering a stress fracture to the shin. Bett ...

Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss 4-6 weeks

The Los Angeles Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for four to six weeks, US media reported Monday, although the team had yet to confirm ...

Proud, Peaty cap Britain's golden night at worlds

Adam Peaty and Ben Proud both struck gold for Britain at the world aquatics championships on Monday as Hungary's "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu came close ...

Derrick Rose reportedly agrees one-year deal with Cavaliers

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose is set to sign a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, US media reported on Monday. Rose, ...

Finger-wagging Efimova antagonises rival King

Controversial Yuliya Efimova came within a whisker of the world record for the women's 100m breaststroke on Monday -- and rival Lily King said the ...

Home favourites snag first-round tennis wins in Jiangxi

Chinese players dominated first round matches on Monday at the hard court WTA Jiangxi Open in the city of Nanchang, southeastern China. Second seed singles ...

Michael Phelps loses race against great white shark... sort of

Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of modern times, has finally met his match in a swim-off against the greatest predator in the oceans, the great ...

Emotional Hosszu retains 200m IM world title

Katinka Hosszu said defending her women's 200m individual medley title in front of her home crowd at the world aquatics championships on Monday was an ...

Manchester United's Bailly banned for Super Cup against Real

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss next month's European Super Cup against Real Madrid after UEFA handed the Ivorian a three-match European ban on ...

Proud stunned to win 50m butterfly world title

Ben Proud won the men's 50m butterfly gold at the world aquatic championships on Monday -- but only realised he had won when no-one else ...

Shocked Sjostrom wins fourth 100m butterfly worlds gold

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom was surprised to narrowly miss her own world-record in becoming the first woman to win four golds in the women's 100m butterfly ...

Record-hunter Peaty defends world 100m title

Britain's Adam Peaty failed to beat his own world record, but was happy to defend the men's 100m breaststroke title at the world aquatic championships ...

Monaco's Benjamin Mendy completes record Man City move

Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy on Monday signed a mega five-year contract with Manchester City making him the world's most expensive defender. The 23-year-old, who joined ...

Olympics: Japan marks three years to Tokyo 2020 as issues linger

Japan Monday marked three years before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with celebrations and fanfare -- even as organisers struggle to contain soaring costs and restore ...

Shastri on mission to keep India at number one

New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world's best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in ...

Indian women win hearts after gutsy World Cup bid

India's women's team was hailed at home for their gritty showing at Lord's after just missing out on making history in narrowly losing to England ...

Japan launches 'telework' campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and ...

Original Lakers coach John Kundla dead at 101

John Kundla, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA titles before the team moved to Los Angeles, died on ...

Injured Hunt to miss Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup opener

Inside back Karmichael Hunt has been ruled out for eight weeks following ankle surgery and will miss the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup opener with New Zealand ...

Jamaicans stun Mexico, book CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup ...

Peaty aims 'under 57' secs in 100m breaststroke final

Adam Peaty plans to complete his 'project 56' on Monday by becoming the first to swim under 57 seconds in the men's 100m breaststroke final ...

Australian tennis star Tomic says he has no love for the game

Australian star Bernard Tomic admits he has no love for a game that has earned him millions, saying it is just a job and he ...

Froome rises to 'biggest challenge' for fourth Tour de France win

"The challenge is even bigger this year -- I feel as if the level of rivals is even higher," said Chris Froome before the Tour ...

Spieth has career Grand Slam in sights after Open triumph

Jordan Spieth will go into the US PGA Championship next month looking to join an elite club and complete the career Grand Slam after his ...

Manchester United edge Real Madrid on penalty kicks

Jose Mourinho has challenged Anthony Martial to produce the goods on a more consistent basis after the Manchester United frontman caught the eye against Real ...

Kim's sizzling 63 delivers LPGA Marathon victory

South Korea's Kim In-Kyung birdied six of the first nine holes on her way to a four-stroke victory Sunday at the Marathon Classic to capture ...

Neymar staying at Barcelona, says teammate Pique

Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the striker's status on Sunday. Spanish ...

Rookie Murray takes first US PGA title by a shot

Grayson Murray, a 23-year-old American rookie, fired a three-under par 68 Sunday to win the Barbasol Championship, edging compatriot Chad Collins by a stroke for ...

England sink Spain to close in on women's Euro quarters

Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor handed England a 2-0 win over Spain in a game marred by heavy rain in Breda on Sunday, to make ...

Isner beats Aussie Ebden for ATP Newport title

US top seed John Isner blasted 17 aces Sunday in defeating Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to win the ATP Hall of Fame ...

Lucky guy Rublev wins first career crown

Russian lucky loser Andrey Rublev claimed his first career title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over 35-year-old Italian veteran and fourth seed Paolo ...

Ledecky strikes swimming double gold, Sun downs Horton at Worlds

Katie Ledecky swept two golds on Sunday's opening day of the world championships, Sarah Sjostrom broke the 100m freestyle world record while Sun Yang gained ...

Goal blitz helps Belgium hammer Germany in Hockey World League final

Belgium scored three goals in eight second-quarter minutes to demolish Germany 6-1 Sunday in a Men's Hockey World League tournament final in Johannesburg. The unexpected ...

No budget cap thanks, says Froome

Chris Froome wrapped up a fourth Tour de France success on Sunday as his Sky team dominated the three-week race once again. Sky riders have ...

Sun Yang gracious despite thrashing Horton

Sun Yang was gracious following his 400m freestyle victory at the world championships on Sunday as he took revenge over Olympic champion Mack Horton. Sun ...

Vindicated Froome heading for Tour yellow record

When Chris Froome rolled over the line on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday to win his fourth Tour de France he took another ...

Portugal beat Scotland to boost women's Euro last-eight hopes

Carolina Mendes and substitute Ana Leite gave Portugal a 2-1 win over Scotland in a clash of newcomers at the women's European championships in Rotterdam ...

Sjostrom breaks 52-sec barrier for 100m freestyle world record

Sarah Sjostrom clocked a world record of 51.71secs for her leg of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay final at the world championships on Sunday although ...

USA women win 4x100m world gold, Sjostrom claims world record

Katie Ledecky earned a second gold medal on Sunday at the world aquatics championships in Budapest by helping the United States win the women's 4x100m ...

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday ...

Outplayed USA grab women's field hockey title in shootout

A never-say-die United States team defeated Germany 3-2 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw Sunday to win a Women's Hockey World League tournament in ...

Ledecky wins historic third straight world 400m freestyle gold

Katie Ledecky of the United States made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win a third straight 400m freestyle gold at the ...

Shrubsole stars as England edge India in Women's World Cup final

Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. India, set 229 to ...

Li makes history for China in British Open

Chinese prodigy Li Haotong registered his country's best ever performance in a major after shooting a 63 in his final round at Royal Birkdale on ...

Ferrer ends near two-year wait for tennis title

Spaniard David Ferrer claimed his first ATP Tour title in almost two years by seeing off Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the clay-court tournament in Bastad ...

Spieth comes back from brink to win British Open

Jordan Spieth recovered from the brink of a disastrous collapse to regain his nerve and win the British Open with a breathtaking late flourish at ...

Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian ...

Sun avenges Rio rival Horton with 400m free world title

China's Sun Yang won the men's 400m freestyle final in emphatic style at the world aquatic championships Sunday, as his bitter Rio Games rival Mack ...

Froome riding towards history and greats

Chris Froome will take another step towards emulating the Tour de France's greatest champions when he rides into Paris on Sunday to clinch his fourth ...

Danilo completes Man City move

Real Madrid right-back Danilo completed his move to Manchester City on Sunday, the Brazilian joining Pep Guardiola's Premier League giants on a five-year contract. The ...

Astros' Moran leaves baseball game with scary facial injury

Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran fouled a ball off his own face on Saturday and had to be carted off the field in the sixth ...

US golfer Spieth in prime position to win British Open

Jordan Spieth is in prime position to claim his third major title as he takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the British ...

Cyclist Froome rides closer to history

Chris Froome will close on the Tour de France's greatest champions when he rides into Paris on Sunday to clinch his fourth victory in cycling's ...

Golfer Stallings sizzles to seize lead in sultry Alabama

Scott Stallings defied tough playing conditions to fire 10 birdies and an eagle in an 11-under 60 Saturday at the US PGA Barbasol Championship. Stallings' ...

US teen rookie Korda grabs two-shot LPGA lead

US teen rookie Nelly Korda, the daughter of retired Czech tennis star Petr Korda, fired a five-under par 66 to seize a two-stroke lead after ...

Spieth hoping to benefit from Augusta collapse in Open golf finale

Jordan Spieth is hoping he can use the bitter experience of his collapse in the Masters at Augusta last year to his advantage when he ...

Open hopes fade for inconsistent McIlroy

Rory McIlroy was left to rue a lack of consistency as he all but kissed goodbye to his chances of winning a second British Open ...

'Like watching Picasso' -- Hall of Famer Roddick hails Federer, Nadal

Former world number one Andy Roddick compared facing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to witnessing Spanish artist Picasso compose a masterpiece as he was inducted ...

France held by Austria, Swiss edge Iceland at Euro

Amandine Henry's second-half header rescued a 1-1 draw for title contenders France against women's European Championship newcomers Austria in the Netherlands on Saturday. Captain Lara ...

Loser Rublev gets winning feeling

Russian lucky loser Andrey Rublev reached his first ATP World Tour final on Saturday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 win over Croatian wild card Ivan ...

Stevenson try seals 'ugly' rugby win for Chiefs

Shaun Stevenson scored a simple try four minutes from time to seal a 17-11 win for Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand over Western Stormers of ...

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