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IndyCar champ Pagenaud notches first oval win

France's reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud notched another milestone in his IndyCar career with his first win on a racing oval at the Phoenix Grand ...

Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't ...

Canterbury Crusaders charge on without injured skipper Read

The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran ...

Cavaliers, Warriors well rested as NBA playoffs round two opens

Defending champion Cleveland and season win leader Golden State, each seeking a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance, are well rested as the second round of ...

All Blacks sweating on Read injury

The All Blacks were Sunday sweating on the availability of captain Kieran Read for the looming British and Irish Lions series after the backrower suffered ...

Blixt and Smith pull away at PGA Zurich Classic

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith produced a bogey-free four-under par 68 on Saturday, stretching their lead to four strokes entering the final round of the ...

McLeod wins impressively at rain-hit Drake Relays

Reigning Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica ignored cold, wind and rain to run the fastest time in the world this year Saturday ...

Teenager Bosch kicks 18 points in vital Sharks win

Teenage fly-half Curwin Bosch kicked 18 points as Coastal Sharks of South Africa won 33-25 at Jaguares of Argentina Saturday in a key Super Rugby ...

Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round of heavyweight epic

Young gun Anthony Joshua got up off the canvas to stop former champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in the 11th round of a heavyweight world ...

Senden takes break to be with cancer-stricken son

Australian golfer John Senden said Saturday he'll take an indefinite break from the game to be with his teenage son Jacob, who has been diagnosed ...

Flying Welshman Evans in Argentina dogfight

Welsh driver Elfyn Evans was braced for a dogfight at the Rally of Argentina on Sunday's final stages against fast-charging Thierry Neuville as he targeted ...

Poulter to keep PGA Tour card after points structure adjusted

England's Ian Poulter hasn't lost his PGA Tour playing status after all, officials of the US tour announced on Saturday. The tour said Poulter and ...

Nomura stretches lead at windy LPGA Texas Shootout

Japan's Haru Nomura stretched her lead to two strokes at the wind-whipped LPGA Texas Shootout on Saturday, firing a one-over par 72 at Las Colinas ...

Misbah warns against Pakistan's old failings

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek an historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the ...

Jamaicans win big over USA at Penn Relays

Reigning Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion Elaine Thompson and 4x400 relay runners Fitzroy Dunkley and Janieve Russell anchored impressive Jamaican victories on Saturday at the ...

World champion Selby into snooker final after downing Ding

Mark Selby was just one match away from winning his third World Championship title in four years after seeing off China's Ding Junhui 17-15 in ...

Cheetahs fume over disallowed try in Crusaders romp

A controversially disallowed try helped Canterbury Crusaders beat Central Cheetahs 48-21 Saturday and extend a winning run to nine matches since the Super Rugby season ...

Mbappe fires Monaco clear at top

Kylian Mbappe delivered another crucial goal for Monaco as the Ligue 1 leaders fought back to defeat Toulouse 3-1 on Saturday and move three points ...

'Happy' Sharapova falls in semi-finals on doping comeback

Maria Sharapova lost in the semi-finals in Stuttgart on Saturday, her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban ending in defeat to one of her ...

Nadal one win from 10th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal moved to within one win of a 10th Barcelona title on Saturday when he swept past Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4 in the ...

Yates takes stage and leads Tour of Romandie

British climbing specialist Simon Yates grabbed the overall lead in the Tour of Romandie on Saturday by capturing the fourth stage ahead of Sunday's concluding ...

Suarez double keeps Barca level with Madrid

Barcelona and Real Madrid remain locked together on 81 points at the top of La Liga after seeing off Espanyol and Valencia respectively on Saturday. ...

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West ...

Clermont stay on double course, La Rochelle into semis

Clermont stayed on course for a French and European double when they edged Lyon 23-20 to move into second place in the Top 14 as ...

US rider Young dies of injuries from race crash

American pro cyclist Chad Young died Friday night of injuries suffered in a crash during last weekend's final stage of the Tour de Gila in ...

Sunderland's 10-year Premier League stay ends

Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League is over after Josh King's late strike gave Bournemouth a 1-0 victory that condemned the Black Cats to ...

Sunderland relegated, Vardy makes Leicester safe

David Moyes's sorry Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League after a 1-0 home defeat by Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Allied ...

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg. ...

Thiem beats Murray to make Barcelona final

Dominic Thiem claimed his first win over world number one Andy Murray to book his place in the final of the Barcelona Open on Saturday ...

Vettel on pole for Russian GP in Ferrari one-two

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel admitted it felt "fantastic" to lead Ferrari to their first front row lock out in nine years after he took pole ...

Japan's Nomura takes slim lead in LPGA Texas Shootout

Haru Nomura grabbed the lead in the LPGA Texas Shootout near Dallas on Friday, her eight birdies more than offsetting two bogeys in a 65 ...

Blixt-Smith lead Zurich Classic as top teams miss cut

The team of Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith fired two eagles and six birdies en route to a 62 in the better ball second round ...

Celtics, Wizards advance to second round

Avery Bradley led a balanced offensive attack as the Boston Celtics advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 105-83 rout of ...

Chelsea and Spurs face stern title tests

Antonio Conte will hope Diego Costa justifies his faith in having him rather than Everton's Romelu Lukaku as his main striker and deliver another three ...

Joshua to play it cool in Klitschko super-fight

Britain's Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at London's Wembley ...

Sepang chief urges F1 bosses to 'put ego aside'

Sepang boss Razlan Razali has urged Formula One's new owners to "put their ego aside" and learn from the "two wheels" of Moto GP if ...

Profit-seeking South Africa could take home Tests abroad

Staging home Test matches abroad is among the options South African rugby bosses are considering in a bid to make the national body profitable again. ...

WADA reinstates accreditation of Madrid lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the reinstatement of the Doping Control Laboratory of Madrid on Friday almost a year after it was barred from conducting ...

Mourinho thanks Van Gaal for United spirit

Jose Mourinho's depleted Manchester United side face Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday with the manager praising the spirit shown by his exhausted squad. Louis ...

Britain's Evans leads Argentina Rally

Britain's Elfyn Evans took the lead in the Argentina Rally in his Ford Fiesta on Friday with a 56-second lead after a series of specials ...

Kyrgios out of Estoril after grandfather's death

Australia's Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Estoril claycourt tournament on Friday following the death of his grandfather, the world number 16 announced on Twitter. Kyrgios, ...

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in ...

Rio Olympic rematches spice Drake Relays

Reigning Olympic champions Omar McLeod, Derek Drouin and Christian Taylor will risk their bragging rights Saturday in "Rio Rematches" to highlight the 108th Drake Relays ...

Sharapova is bookies' French Open favourite

Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers' joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a ...

US Versus World showdowns highlight Penn Relays

A stellar lineup featuring three champions from last weekend's World Relays and two more Rio Olympic winners will lead the United States against global rivals ...

Ding fights back in snooker semi-final thriller with Selby

Chinese superstar Ding Jinhui produced stunning snooker on Friday to roar back into contention for a second successive world championship final appearance as he was ...

Sponsors shun NBA draft prospect

The father of top NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball revealed Friday that sporting goods giants Nike, Under Armour and Adidas have all spurned deals with ...

Four countries interested in hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games

Four countries, including Malaysia and Australia, have expressed interest in replacing Durban as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the chief executive of the Commonwealth ...

Dream Team legend Bird steps down as Pacers boss: report

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team" player having spent the past two decades ...

O'Connor back for Toulon rugby after cocaine bust

Australian international James O'Connor, who was suspended by Toulon after he was arrested and fined in a cocaine bust in Paris, will return to the ...

Sharapova welcomes new anti-doping drive, happy for more tests

Maria Sharapova, who is rebuilding her career after a 15-month doping ban, on Friday welcomed plans to nearly double the number of annual drug tests ...

Goodell says no NFL approval likely soon for marijuana

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that he thinks the banned drug marijuana has an "addictive nature" and doubts the league will clear it anytime ...

Boston's Thomas to attend sister's funeral after game - report

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to travel to the American West Coast to attend his sister's funeral after playing in Friday's NBA playoff ...

Hamilton remembers crash victim Monger

Lewis Hamilton has demonstrated his support for a young British racing driver, who has had both legs amputated following a crash last Sunday, with a ...

Froome helps Viviani to Romandie cycling win

Italian sprinter Elia Viviani missed the cut for Sky's Giro d'Italia line-up on Friday but bounced back by winning stage three of the Tour of ...

Joshua at his heaviest for Klitschko clash

Anthony Joshua weighed in at a career-heaviest for his eagerly anticipated showdown against Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday. The Briton tipped the scales at 17 stones ...

Honda 'in talks' with more Formula One teams despite McLaren woes

Engine suppliers Honda said on Friday they are hoping to power as many as three different Formula One teams next year despite ongoing reliability problems ...

Formula One: Mercedes still the team to beat in Russia - Vettel

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel believes his Mercedes rivals remain the team to beat at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix despite Ferrari convincingly topping Friday’s practice ...

I might have to pick myself, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has joked that the club's injury blight may force him to pick himself for Sunday's home game with Swansea City. ...

Ecclestone made us 'look like idiots' - Sepang boss

Bernie Ecclestone was accused Friday of having "made us look like idiots" by the chief executive of Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit after the former Grand ...

Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent

Kristina Mladenovic ramped up the pressure on Maria Sharapova ahead of their Suttgart semi-final when she claimed the Russian superstar was getting "extra help" in ...

Zidane calls on French to 'avoid' voting for Le Pen

Frenchfootball star and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane called Friday on his countrymen to do their "utmost to avoid" voting far-right presidential candidate Marine Le ...

Murray, Nadal reach Barcelona semi-finals

Andy Murray gained revenge on Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Friday. Ramos-Vinolas beat ...

Raikkonen quickest in Sochi practice

Kimi Raikkonen topped the times for Ferrari ahead of fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes in Friday's opening free practice for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix. ...

Nastase sorry for Serena 'chocolate with milk' remarks

Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase apologised Friday for derogatory comments about Serena Williams and for a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade that saw him suspended by ...

Lovren signs new Liverpool deal

Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren confirmed on Friday he has signed a new long-term contract until 2021. The 27-year-old moved from Southampton in 2014 on ...

Man Utd boss Mourinho sets sights on Liverpool and Arsenal

Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United's chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side's 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester ...

Bayern boss backs under-fire Ancelotti

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the German giants are backing head coach Carlo Ancelotti despite their Champions League and German Cup exits in a ...

Former Olympians Xia, Zhang to coach China badminton

China have turned to former Olympians Xia Xuanze and Zhang Jun as national badminton coaches to replace long-standing boss Li Yongbo as they battle to ...

Australian cricketers reject 'disrespectful' pay offer

Australia's players' union Friday rejected a Cricket Australia pay and conditions proposal, saying it was unfair and disrespectful. The sport's governing body put forward an ...

Raptors, Spurs advance to second round of playoffs

Kawhi Leonard tallied 29 points as the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-96 victory over the ...

Hur grabs early lead at Texas Shootout

Hur Mi-Jung fired a 65 to take the early lead at the Texas Shootout, where Lexi Thompson opened with a solid 69 as she tries ...

La Rochelle boss wary of Montpellier with top spot in sight

La Rochelle head coach Patrice Collazo said his team will need to be on top form against Montpellier if they are to sew up first ...

Concussion ends All Black Broadhurst's career

One-Test All Black James Broadhurst announced his retirement from rugby on Friday, saying he had been unable to shake off the impacts of concussion. The ...

Five British heavyweight world title bouts

British boxer Anthony Joshua bids to add the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt and retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title when he fights Ukrainian ...

Browns choose Garrett first in NFL entry draft

The Cleveland Browns made Myles Garrett the first player chosen in the NFL draft on Thursday, the annual selection of college athletes that helps teams ...

Joshua, Klitschko in heavyweight battle of ages

Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former ...

Premier League basement battle hots up

While the race for the Premier League title has become a contest solely between leaders Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, the battle to beat the drop ...

Spieth duo, Aussie Ruffels pair share PGA lead

World number-five Jordan Spieth and fellow American Ryan Palmer combined for a six-under-par 66 in alternate-shot play Thursday to grab a share of the lead ...

MVP, other prizes to be unveiled on new NBA awards show

NBA individual award trophies for the 2016-17 season, including those in six new fan-voted categories, will be unveiled together in the inaugural NBA Awards show ...

Fellaini sent off as Manchester United, Manchester City draw blank

Marouane Fellaini was sent off for brainlessly headbutting Sergio Aguero in an otherwise forgettable 0-0 draw between Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United and Manchester ...

Guam chief pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

The US prosecution of the massive corruption scandal rocking world soccer scalped a new head on Thursday: the football chief on the tiny Pacific island ...

Sevilla close in on Champions League return

Wissam Ben Yedder struck a 79th-minute winner as Sevilla defeated 10-man Celta Vigo 2-1 on Thursday to move eight points clear in La Liga's fourth ...

Murray stays perfect, Nadal hits 50 in Barcelona

Andy Murray made it 11 wins in 11 meetings with Feliciano Lopez while Rafael Nadal racked up a 50th win in Barcelona as the two ...

Hamilton inspired by 'beautiful' Serena in Nastase row

Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he felt inspired by Serena Williams’s "beautiful" reaction to being a victim of racial abuse by former tennis champion Ilie ...

US Open of golf's 9,485 entrants fewest since 2012

Entries for June's US Open were the fewest since 2012, but the fifth-most in history with 9,485 golfers trying to play in this year's second ...

No rest for Allegri's best at treble-chasing Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he won't rest key players for Friday's Serie A clash at Atalanta, days before a Champions League semi-final trip to ...

Massa hits out at 'shield' cockpit plan

Veteran Formula One star Felipe Massa on Thursday hit out at plans to build a protective shield into cockpits saying it's the worst choice for ...

Ding gains upper hand over champion Selby

China's 2016 world finalist Ding Jinhui took the first steps to avenging last year's defeat as he will go into Friday's second session of his ...

Broken leg ends playoff run for NHL Predators wing Fiala

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala will miss the remainder of the National Hockey League playoffs after suffering a broken left leg in Nashville's 4-3 ...

Joshua says Klitschko win will take him towards greatness

Anthony Joshua claims victory over Wladimir Klitschko will take him a step closer to being remembered as an all-time boxing great. The Briton faces the ...

Kung wins snow-hit second Romandie stage

Switzerland's Stefan Kung battled wintery conditions to claim Thursday's shortened second stage of the Tour de Romandie as Italian Fabio Felline remained in the lead. ...

'Solid' Sharapova wins second match on comeback

Maria Sharapova picked up a second win in as many days on her comeback from a 15-month doping ban on Thursday, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina ...

Triple wrestling champion Taymazov appeals doping punishment

Uzbekistan's triple gold-medal-winning wrestler Artur Taymazov has launched an appeal against his doping disqualification by the International Olympic Committee, the world's top sports court said ...

Vettel relishing breaking Mercedes F1 stronghold in Russia

Ferrari championship leader Sebastian Vettel said Thursday he was hoping to spring "a surprise" and end rival Mercedes' three-year domination at the Russian Grand Prix ...

Newcastle get back to 'football business' after tax raid

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday tried to turn the attention back to his club's promotion to the Premier League, a day after being ...

Quintana 'on right track' for Tour-Giro double

Colombian climber Nairo Quintana insisted on Thursday that he is in good shape to tackle a Tour de France-Giro d'Italia double this year. The last ...

ICC passes changes to curb 'Big Three' dominance

Cricket's global governing body has received a thumping mandate from its members to proceed with a broad restructure aimed at curbing the dominance of the ...

All Blacks count injury toll ahead of Lions Test

Auckland Blues hardman Jerome Kaino has joined a growing list of All Blacks sidelined by injury as the Super Rugby competition takes its toll ahead ...

Pachuca lifts CONCACAF Champions League trophy

Franco Jara scored the lone goal as CF Pachuca were crowned CONCACAF Champions League winners with a 1-0 shutout of Tigres in an all-Mexico battle ...

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