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A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

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On fire in a burning cockpit: Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who died late on Monday at the age of 70, will forever be …

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

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Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian …

Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

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Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June …

Little ripper: Japan hot-shot Matsuda eyes Olympic surf gold

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Just 16 and riding the crest of a wave, Japan's teenage surfing sensation Shino Matsuda has a secret weapon as she …

Three weeks before final, qualifiers begin long road to French Open glory

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Almost three weeks before the world's best fight it out for the French Open titles, hundreds of players, including …

Bologna earn 'miracle' Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

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Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hailed his team for pulling off a "miracle" to secure their top flight survival with a …

New Lakers coach Vogel calls for 'togetherness'

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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said forging a sense of "togetherness" would be crucial as he attempts to halt …

Cowboys star Elliott detained after festival spat

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was briefly detained after an altercation at a Las Vegas music festival but …

Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

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Xavi Hernandez’s dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants …

Bologna earn Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

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Bologna secured their top flight survival on Monday with a 3-3 draw at Lazio enough to keep the northerners in Serie A …

Treble winners Man City enjoy parade

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Manchester City celebrated their domestic treble with an open-top bus parade on Monday, drawing an estimated 100,000 …

Valencia called up by Ecuador for Copa America

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A week after his 10-year stay at Manchester United ended, Antonio Valencia was on Monday called up by coach Hernan Dario …

Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

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Former Los Angeles Lakers executive Magic Johnson said Monday a breakdown in relations with the team's general manager …

Ligue 1 teams to play US exhibition tournament

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Four teams from the French top-flight will play in an exhibition in the United States in July as part of Ligue 1's …

PSG say Mbappe to stay at club next season

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French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Monday insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next …

Bayliss says Morgan could hold key to England World Cup places

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The final places in England's World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin …

French prosecutors want ex-athletics boss Diack to stand trial: sources

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French prosecutors have recommended that the former head of athletics' governing body IAAF, Lamine Diack, and his son …

Graham Potter named Brighton manager after Hughton sacking

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Graham Potter was named as Brighton manager on Monday and said he would aim to consolidate the club's place in the …

Pakistan include Asif, Amir and Wahab in World Cup squad

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Grieving father Asif Ali, fit-again Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were all included Monday in Pakistan's final 15-man …

Japan survive Sudirman scare after Momota gamble backfires

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Japan gambled by resting top-ranked Kento Momota and nearly paid the price, suffering a huge scare before battling back …

Mbappe 'bombshell' places pressure on PSG as Madrid lurk

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France star Kylian Mbappe has cast doubt on his Paris Saint-Germain future, cranking up the pressure on the club's …

'Exciting, but weak' - Is the Bundesliga in decline?

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Bayern Munich may have wrapped up a seventh successive Bundesliga title on Saturday, but their domestic dominance was …

Clarke named as Scotland manager

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Steve Clarke was named as the new Scotland manager on Monday, with a brief to turn around their Euro 2020 qualifying …

Clarke appointed as Scotland head coach

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Steve Clarke has been appointed as the new Scotland head coach, the Scottish Football Association announced on Monday.

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

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Bayern Munich clinched a seventh successive Bundesliga title, Benfica completed a remarkable run to reclaim the …

Koepka returns to world No. 1 after fourth major title

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Brooks Koepka returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after his nerve-jangling second straight US PGA …

Pliskova climbs to second in rankings, Williams back in top 10

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Karolina Pliskova climbed five places in the WTA rankings on Monday to second after her Italian Open triumph at the …

Tsitsipas reaches career-high ranking ahead of French Open

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Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas reached a career-high ranking of sixth on Monday after his run to the Italian Open …

Man City need to win Champions League, says Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City will ultimately be judged on whether they win the Champions League despite wrapping …

Kroos pens new Real Madrid deal until 2023

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Germany international Toni Kroos has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2023 ahead of an expected summer …

'Next year will be my last' - Pizarro to retire in 2020

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Veteran Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro says that he will end his playing career in 2020 at the age of 41.

Pakistan recall Asif, Amir and Wahab in World Cup squad

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Grieving father Asif Ali, whose 18-month-old daughter died at the weekend, fit-again Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were …

Paulinho endears himself to Chinese football with anthem sing-along

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Paulinho has become the toast of Chinese football after the Brazilian fondly known as "Violent Bird" attempted to sing …

Simmons to quit as Afghanistan coach after World Cup

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Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the cricket World Cup, saying his …

Folau to fight on after missing sacking appeal deadline

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Israel Folau lashed out at Rugby Australia Monday for damaging his reputation and signalled an intention to fight on …

China demand apology for 'very dirty' taekwondo disqualification

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China have demanded an apology and called for a life-time ban on a referee who controversially awarded gold to a British …

Folau misses sacking appeal deadline: Rugby Australia

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Wallabies star Israel Folau has failed to appeal against his sacking over homophobic comments within a 72-hour deadline, …

Upset as Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500

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Fernando Alonso's latest bid for Indianapolis 500 glory ended in failure on Sunday after the two-time Formula One world …

'Hell of a ride' - Aussie league great Cronk to retire

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Australian Test back Cooper Cronk announced Monday his intention to retire from rugby league at the end of the season, …

Choking Koepka reboots to win PGA when crowd chants 'DJ'

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Brooks Koepka took inspiration from the crowd turning on him as he nearly "choked away" the PGA Championship and battled …

Nadal can't wait to return to new-look Roland Garros

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Defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal said Sunday he can't wait to hit the clay courts of Roland Garros after …

Koepka avoids collapse to win PGA for fourth major title

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Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to capture his second consecutive PGA Championship on Sunday, …

Major near miss gives confident Johnson runner-up Slam

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Back-to-back major runner-up efforts have given Dustin Johnson confidence in his game even as he settled for a career …

Koepka holds off late Johnson charge to win PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to capture his second consecutive PGA Championship on Sunday, …

Atalanta grab crucial point at Allegri's Juventus farewell party

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Departing Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri bid farewell to the Turin fans in the team's final home game this season …

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

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Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe fuelled speculation surrounding his future on Sunday, saying that he wants …

British driver Monger wins first race since double amputation

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British driver Billy Monger on Sunday won his first race since having both legs amputated two years ago when he …

Montpellier beat Stade Francais to edge closer to Top 14 playoffs

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Montpellier can continue to dream of making the Top 14 playoffs as they moved into sixth spot after making 14-man Stade …

Denmark's Bjerregaard aces Bethpage Black's 17th at PGA

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Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard aced the 206-yard par-3 17th hole at Bethpage Black on Sunday in the final round of the …

Koepka's lead shrinks as No. 1 Johnson charges at PGA

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka carried a four-stroke lead onto the back nine at Bethpage Black in Sunday's windy final …

England star Woakes glad World Cup picks not his problem

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Chris Woakes said England's players faced a nervous wait as the countdown to the announcement of the World Cup squad …

Former NBA star Odom used 'fake penis' to cheat drug testers in 2004

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Former NBA star Lamar Odom has revealed he used a prosthetic penis to dupe drug-testers before competing at the 2004 …

Coach confident Pakistan will be better for England rout at World Cup

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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted his side would benefit from a 4-0 one-day series defeat by World Cup hosts England …

Long game over as Eagles ace retires

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Two-time Super Bowl-winning defensive end Chris Long has announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the National …

'Number one Roland Garros favourite' Nadal downs Djokovic to win ninth Rome title

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Rafael Nadal defeated his greatest rival Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record …

Piatek, Suso keep Milan's Champions League hopes alive

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Krzysztof Piatek and Suso struck in the second half as AC Milan kept their Champions League hopes alive with a …

Five-wicket Woakes wraps up England rout of Pakistan

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Chris Woakes took five wickets as England beat Pakistan by 54 runs to win the fifth one-day international at Headingley …

Wilder ready to 'fight anyone' after Breazeale KO

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Deontay Wilder is ready to "fight anyone" after his brutal World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence but a showdown …

Roglic rampage leaves Yates reeling at Giro

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Slovenian ace Primoz Roglic set a serious marker on the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, not only winning the stage nine …

Nadal beats Djokovic to win ninth Rome title

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Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on …

Bale bows out on bench as Madrid blow season finale

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Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance …

Marquez takes French MotoGP for Honda 300-win landmark and family double

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Spain's defending world champion Marc Marquez won the French MotoGP at Le Mans on Sunday, racking up Honda's 300th …

Runaway leader Koepka seeks fourth major title at PGA

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka appeared on the verge of completing a wire-to-wire PGA Championship victory Sunday to …

'Injured' Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

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Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being …

Imad and Afridi strike but England still post 351-9 against Pakistan

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Imad Wasim and Shaheen Shah Afridi led a Pakistan fightback but England still scored 351 for nine at Headingley as Tom …

Pliskova sweeps past Konta to win Italian Open

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Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain's Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday.

Marquez wins French Moto GP for Honda landmark

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Spain's defending world champion Marc Marquez of Honda won the French Moto GP at Le Mans on Sunday ahead of Italian pair …

City stars salute departing 'legend' Kompany

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Vincent Kompany was hailed as a "legend" by Manchester City's stars on Sunday after the Belgium defender revealed he …

Young Marquez in brother's slipstream with Moto2 win

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Spain's Alex Marquez, younger brother of world champion Marc Marquez, won the Moto2 Grand Prix at the Bugatti circuit in …

India gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay

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Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed Sunday that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially …

'It's a sky blue world': City hailed as England's best ever

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Manchester City's treble winners have been hailed as English football's greatest ever team after their FA Cup final …

Man City's 'beating heart' Kompany to leave club

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Vincent Kompany announced Sunday that he will leave Manchester City after 11 trophy-laden years to become player-manager …

Green triple-double fuels Warriors' comeback win

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Draymond Green exploded for a seventh career playoff triple-double Saturday as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a …

Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal first round KO

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Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night …

Guardiola relentless as Man City's financial muscle pounds rivals

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Pep Guardiola looked on almost embarrassed as Manchester City put Watford to the sword with the biggest winning margin …

War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes

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War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give …

Pigot leads Indy 500 qualifying, Alonso struggles

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Spencer Pigot posted the fastest Indianapolis 500 qualifying time on Saturday while two-time Formula One world champion …

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

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Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his "greatest rival" Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th …

Man City treble better than Champions League for Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's feat of claiming the first ever domestic treble in English football as a bigger …

Koepka seizes record seven-shot PGA lead after 54 holes

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka overcame struggles to grab a seven-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA …

Monaco victory virtually ensures Ligue 1 safety, Mbappe hits 32nd goal

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Monaco virtually made sure of their French Ligue 1 survival with a 2-0 win over Amiens on Saturday while champions PSG …

'The ultimate challenge': Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

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Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his "greatest rival" Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th …

Monaco victory virtually ensures Ligue 1 safety

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Monaco virtually made sure of their French Ligue 1 survival with a 2-0 win over Amiens on Saturday while champions PSG …

Pogacar wins Tour of California as Bol claims final stage

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Tadej Pogacar won the Tour of California on Saturday, finishing safely in the pack as Cees Bol crossed the line first in …

Galaxy stun Chiefs, become first second-flight team to win South African FA Cup

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TS Galaxy stunned Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in Durban Saturday to become the first second-tier club to win the South African FA …

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be 'imposed'

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The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that "there will be no decision imposed" on the country to …

Valencia hold on to fourth, Griezmann jeered on last Atleti appearance

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Valencia held their nerve to secure La Liga's last Champions League place on Saturday as a 2-0 victory over Real …

Castres and Racing 92 close in on Top 14 playoff spots

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Lyon sealed a Top 14 playoff berth when they beat La Rochelle 29-19 on Saturday.

Koepka maintains seven-shot lead despite ugly bogey at PGA

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Defending champion and runaway leader Brooks Koepka made a frustrating bogey to close the front nine but still owned a …

Debatable decisions cost Crusaders win in Super Rugby thriller

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A couple of debatable decisions went against runaway Super Rugby leaders the Canterbury Crusaders in Cape Town Saturday …

Three things we learned from the FA Cup final

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Manchester City completed an historic domestic treble with a 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Benfica win 4-1 to seal 37th Portuguese title

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Benfica sealed their 37th Portuguese league title on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Santa Clara in the euphoric …

Lyon cruise to sixth Women's Champions League title

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Lethal Lyon strolled to their fourth straight Women's Champions League crown with a 4-1 win against Barcelona in …

'An incredible year': Guardiola hails City's history boys

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Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City's history makers after they clinched the domestic treble with a swaggering 6-0 …

Koepka tees off at PGA seeking more major golf history

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka began Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship with plans to stretch a …

Crying game: Robben, Ribery bring tears as Bayern seal seventh successive title

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Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery brought teammates to tears after Bayern Munich completed an astonishing title race …

Nadal downs Tsitsipas to reach 50th Masters final, Konta faces Pliskova for Rome title

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his 50th Masters final and …

'Incredible' Man City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete domestic treble

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Manchester City completed the first ever domestic treble in English football in emphatic fashion by dispatching Watford …

Bayern coach Kovac insists his job is safe after 'exhausting year'

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac insisted he would still be in charge next season after wrapping up the Bundesliga title …

'No more record transfers' - Bayern president Hoeness

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Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness said Saturday that the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions will not break their …

Man City thrash Watford 6-0 in FA Cup final to complete domestic treble

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Manchester City completed the first ever domestic treble in English football in emphatic fashion by dispatching Watford …

World Cup can't come soon enough for Stokes

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Ben Stokes is desperate to get England's World Cup campaign under way after guiding the team to a series-clinching win …