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Japan skateboard sensation, 13, cools Olympic talk after world title

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Japanese schoolgirl Misugu Okamoto is refusing to entertain thoughts of Tokyo Olympic gold despite becoming …

Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their …

Riders on the storm: World Cup ready for Japan typhoons

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Rugby World Cup organisers have learned from a massive typhoon that smashed into Tokyo and disrupted some teams' …

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland: Ward

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Joe Schmidt's dream of bowing out as Ireland coach after guiding them to their first Rugby World Cup semi-final is set …

Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

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World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in …

Chile's rising star Niemann wins first PGA Tour event by six shots

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Joaquin Niemann fired a closing round of 64 on Sunday to capture The Greenbrier by six strokes and become the first …

Old man and the sea: Slater warms to Olympic surf challenge

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At the ripe old age of 47, surfing icon Kelly Slater is old enough to be the father of some of his chiselled, …

Klopp expects daunting ride as Liverpool eye Istanbul return

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Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that retaining the Champions League will be even harder than their incredible march to …

Alcacer in electric form ahead of clash with former club Barcelona

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A former bench-warmer at Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund sharpshooter Paco Alcacer is hoping to hurt his former club when …

Paine proud of Australia despite defeat in fifth Test

Sep 15 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine said it was mission accomplished even though his team lost the fifth and final Ashes Test …

Chile's rising star Niemann wins first PGA Tour event

Sep 15 2019

Joaquin Niemann fired a closing round of 64 on Sunday to capture The Greenbrier by six strokes and become the first …

Esperance begin CAF Champions League record bid with draw

Sep 15 2019

Esperance of Tunisia launched a bid to become the first club to win the CAF Champions League three consecutive times by …

Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins

Sep 15 2019

With controversial receiver Antonio Brown on board, even a trip to Miami proved no stumbling block to the NFL champion …

Ashes: What we learned from England v Australia series

Sep 15 2019

England won the final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the five-match series against Australia at 2-2, with the tourists …

Palestinian Wadi stars for Egyptian club Masry in CAF Cup

Sep 15 2019

Palestinian Mahmoud Wadi scored a hat-trick as Al Masry of Egypt triumphed 4-1 away to Malindi of Zanzibar Sunday in a …

Marseille stun struggling Monaco with dramatic fightback

Sep 15 2019

Marseille came back from two goals down to beat winless Monaco 4-3 in a Ligue 1 thriller in the principality on Sunday …

Atalanta, Roma back winning as Lazio fall in Serie A

Sep 15 2019

Duvan Zapata struck late as Atalanta warmed up for their Champions League debut with a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Genoa …

Bloemfontein Celtic win despite goalkeeper gaffe

Sep 15 2019

Bloemfontein Celtic spared the blushes of veteran goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane by scoring twice in two minutes and …

Root plots Ashes success Down Under after series draw

Sep 15 2019

Captain Joe Root put the focus firmly on winning the Ashes in Australia after England levelled their home series on …

Roglic rules the Vuelta in a first for Slovenia

Sep 15 2019

Taciturn Primoz Roglic was overlooked by his team for the Tour de France but he had the last word when avoiding any …

Three things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Sep 15 2019

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as defending champions Manchester City crumbled …

European Solheim Cup hero Pettersen announces retirement

Sep 15 2019

Suzann Pettersen announced her retirement from professional golf after sinking the winning putt in Europe's thrilling …

'Scared' Arsenal grateful for a point at lowly Watford

Sep 15 2019

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka admitted the Gunners were lucky to escape with a point after blowing a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 …

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

Sep 15 2019

England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending …

Jordan free-kick fires Sevilla to top of La Liga

Sep 15 2019

Sevilla moved to the top of the early La Liga table on Sunday as Joan Jordan's brilliant free-kick helped them seal a …

Garcia claims first win of year at Dutch Open

Sep 15 2019

Sergio Garcia sealed his first victory of the season on Sunday by beating Danish teenager Nicolai Hojgaard by one shot …

Vuelta champion Roglic makes cycling history for Slovenia

Sep 15 2019

Primoz Roglic avoided any final day mishap on the Vuelta a Espana's ceremonial ride into Madrid on Sunday to become the …

Schalke thrash Paderborn as Freiburg leapfrog Bayern

Sep 15 2019

David Wagner urged his Schalke side to put the past behind them after they beat Paderborn 5-1 on Sunday, while Freiburg …

Wildcard Pettersen seals Solheim Cup for Europe

Sep 15 2019

Europe regained the Solheim Cup with a thrilling 14.5-13.5 victory over the United States on Sunday at Gleneagles with …

Toulon hold on for victory despite late Racing comeback

Sep 15 2019

Fly-half Anthony Belleau scored 22 points as Toulon claimed their second victory of the Top 14 season on Sunday by …

Arsenal blow two-goal lead at lowly Watford

Sep 15 2019

Quique Sanchez Flores enjoyed a happy return to Watford as Arsenal blew a 2-0 lead at Vicarage Road to draw 2-2 on …

Bologna go second in Serie A as coach ignites comeback from hospital bed

Sep 15 2019

Bologna moved second in Serie A on Sunday after a thrilling 4-3 comeback win over promoted Brescia inspired by coach …

Nabi, Mujeeb shine in record Afghanistan win

Sep 15 2019

Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred respectively with bat and ball as Afghanistan thrashed Bangladesh by 25 runs …

Europe beat USA to regain Solheim Cup

Sep 15 2019

Europe regained the Solheim Cup with a thrilling 14.5-13.5 victory over the United States on Sunday at Gleneagles.

MVP Rubio says World Cup winners Spain 'had biggest heart'

Sep 15 2019

Basketball World Cup MVP Ricky Rubio paid emotional tribute to his late mother and his "family" of team-mates after a …

Ireland's Schmidt wary of threat from Japan, Scotland

Sep 15 2019

Ireland may be the number-one ranked team, but head coach Joe Schmidt is taking nothing for granted as he prepares to …

Freiburg crush Hoffenheim to leapfrog Bayern

Sep 15 2019

Freiburg midfielder Janik Haberer hailed a "great day" for the Bundesliga minnows as they beat neighbours Hoffenheim 3-0 …

Marquez steals Rossi thunder in San Marino MotoGP

Sep 15 2019

Spaniard Marc Marquez screamed with joy as he snatched victory on the final lap at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday …

Gasol claims rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain beat Argentina

Sep 15 2019

Three-time All-Star Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and the World Cup in the same year after …

Wilson hands Everton more away day blues at Bournemouth

Sep 15 2019

Callum Wilson scored twice as Bournemouth curbed early season optimism over Everton's prospects with a 3-1 win on …

Smith out as England close on Ashes-levelling win

Sep 15 2019

Steve Smith was dismissed for just 23 as England closed in on a series-levelling victory against Australia in the fifth …

Alaba to miss Champions League clash with thigh injury

Sep 15 2019

Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba is set to miss out on Wednesday's Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade …

Last-gasp Zapata winner rescues Atalanta

Sep 15 2019

Duvan Zapata struck deep into injury time to rescue a 2-1 win for Atalanta over Genoa on Sunday ahead of his side's …

Lagarde fires improving Agen past Montpellier

Sep 15 2019

Lowly Agen reached above themselves to thump Montpellier 29-10 in France's Top 14 on Sunday and climb to mid-table …

Marquez wins San Marino MotoGP to close in on sixth world title

Sep 15 2019

Spaniard Marc Marquez snatched victory on the final lap at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday to close in on a sixth …

Ex-Wales rugby captain Thomas was blackmailed before HIV revelation

Sep 15 2019

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas revealed on Sunday he was blackmailed prior to …

England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double

Sep 15 2019

England closed in on a series-levelling victory in the fifth Test at the Oval on Sunday as Australia slipped to 68-3 at …

Spain's Fernandez wins Moto2 thriller in San Marino

Sep 15 2019

Spaniard Augusto Fernandez snatched victory on the final lap to make it back-to-back wins this season in Moto2 at the …

Ogier triumphs in Rally of Turkey to re-ignite title race

Sep 15 2019

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier emerged from the dust, rocks and searing heat to win the Rally of Turkey on Sunday to gain …

Teenager Fati lights up Barca, Benzema brilliance inspires Real

Sep 15 2019

Ansu Fati, the 16-year-old starlet from Guinea Bissau, scored his second goal of the season as Barcelona breezed to a …

France battle back to deny Australia World Cup bronze

Sep 15 2019

France roared back after half-time to defeat Australia 67-59 and claim a successive World Cup bronze on Sunday -- and …

England set Australia target of 399 to win Ashes

Sep 15 2019

England were bowled out for 329 on the fourth day of the fifth Test on Sunday, setting Australia 399 to win an Ashes …

All Blacks scotch Sonny Bill injury rumours

Sep 15 2019

New Zealand's assistant coach on Sunday quashed rumours that star centre Sonny Bill Williams had suffered a World …

Former Wales captain Thomas explains HIV stance

Sep 15 2019

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has released an emotional video explaining his …

Bloodied Fury survives severe cut to outpoint Sweden's Wallin

Sep 15 2019

Undefeated British heavyweight Tyson Fury shook off a left hook to the temple that left him bloodied and bruised before …

Ponting eyes batting shake-up for Australia summer Tests

Sep 15 2019

Only three Australian batsmen are certain to start the summer Test series against Pakistan, according to former skipper …

England in the 'right place' to win Rugby World Cup, says George

Sep 15 2019

Leaner, meaner and better prepared than for their disastrous 2015 World Cup, England have the tools to capture rugby's …

Russia 'trip' into World Cup ahead of tournament opener

Sep 15 2019

Russia have 'tripped' into the Rugby World Cup according to head coach Lyn Jones, leaving them at a disadvantage against …

Chile's Niemann takes two-shot lead at The Greenbrier

Sep 15 2019

Joaquin Niemann carded a two-under par 68 on Saturday and to take a two-shot lead at The Greenbrier, where the …

Amid talk of revamp, Europe's giants begin Champions League assault

Sep 15 2019

While the battle for the Champions League of the future is fought behind the scenes, this week the continent's biggest …

Australia having a 'mare' with Ashes DRS calls

Sep 14 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having "a mare" after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the …

Benzema brilliance inspires Real, Fati lights up Barca

Sep 14 2019

Karim Benzema scored twice for Real Madrid in a 3-2 win against Levante with Eden Hazard making his La Liga debut while …

Former Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

Sep 14 2019

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive.

Inter Milan top Serie A as Juventus held in Fiorentina

Sep 14 2019

Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese on Saturday as Juventus lost three players …

Lyon and Bordeaux make it four wins in a row while Toulouse lose again

Sep 14 2019

Front-runners Lyon and Bordeaux-Begles made it four wins from four in the Top 14 on Saturday while champions Toulouse …

Man City stunned by Norwich as Liverpool stretch Premier League lead

Sep 14 2019

Manchester City succumbed to a first Premier League defeat since January in stunning fashion to newly-promoted Norwich …

NHL suspends Caps' Kuznetsov three games after positive cocaine test

Sep 14 2019

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended for the first three games of the upcoming NHL season for …

England in control as Australia wilt in fifth Ashes Test

Sep 14 2019

England seized control on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test on Saturday, building a likely match-winning lead of 382 …

Guardiola still 'in love' with City players despite shock Norwich defeat

Sep 14 2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he still "loves" his players after a shock 3-2 defeat at newly-promoted …

Juventus held in Fiorentina, Mertens brace lifts Napoli

Sep 14 2019

Coach Maurizio Sarri said Juventus "didn't deserve to win" after his first game on the bench ended in a painful goalless …

Toulouse lose again while Lyon make it four wins in a row

Sep 14 2019

Front-runners Lyon made it four wins from four in the the Top 14 on Saturday while champions Toulouse slipped to their …

Norwich inflict stunning first defeat in eight months on Man City

Sep 14 2019

Newly-promoted Norwich stunned Manchester City 3-2 at Carrow Road on Saturday to inflict a first Premier League defeat …

'Time to turn the page' - Neymar scores stunning winner on PSG return

Sep 14 2019

Neymar shrugged off a hostile reception as he marked his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning …

Leipzig frustrate Bayern to stay top as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen

Sep 14 2019

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said his team were lucky not to lose after RB Leipzig held them to a 1-1 draw to …

Boutier and Hall fightback sets up Solheim Cup cliffhanger

Sep 14 2019

Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall were the European heroines on Saturday as Europe desperately clung on to the hope of …

Swansea run ended by Lamouchi's Forest

Sep 14 2019

Alfa Semedo's late goal denied Championship leaders Swansea their best ever start to a league season as Nottingham …

Beckham swept off his feet by Spurs stadium

Sep 14 2019

David Beckham has told Mauricio Pochettino he wishes he could play for Tottenham Hotspur at the club's new stadium after …

Neymar jeered but scores stunning late winner on PSG return

Sep 14 2019

Neymar shrugged off a hostile reception from unhappy fans as he marked his return to action with Paris Saint-Germain for …

Rashford penalty edges United past Leicester

Sep 14 2019

Marcus Rashford put the disappointment of a previous penalty miss behind him by scoring from the spot to give Manchester …

Roglic assures Vuelta title after another 'good day'

Sep 14 2019

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic assured victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday and needs only to complete the short …

Liverpool stretch Premier League lead, Chelsea, Tottenham hit form

Sep 14 2019

Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

Zadran fifty sets up record win for Afghanistan

Sep 14 2019

Najibullah Zadran hit a blistering half-century as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in their first match of the …

Chester Williams a 'pioneer', says World Cup winner Pienaar

Sep 14 2019

Chester Williams, the Springbok icon who died last weekend, was hailed as a "pioneer" Saturday at his funeral service by …

Fofana still in doubt as France coach Brunel considers options

Sep 14 2019

France centre Wesley Fofana remains a doubt for France's World Cup opener next weekend but coach Jacques Brunel said on …

Abraham leads the way for five-star Chelsea

Sep 14 2019

Tammy Abraham once again demonstrated why Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has placed his faith in the 21-year-old with a …

Rashford penalty gives United edge over Leicester

Sep 14 2019

Marcus Rashford put the disappointment of a previous penalty miss behind him by scoring from the spot to give Manchester …

Son at the double as Spurs thump Crystal Palace

Sep 14 2019

Tottenham emphatically allayed concerns about their ability to break down teams at home with a 4-0 victory over Crystal …

Roglic assures Vuelta a Espana overall title

Sep 14 2019

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic assured victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday and needs only to complete the short …

Neymar jeered, insulted by angry fans on return to PSG team

Sep 14 2019

Neymar was loudly jeered and met with a barrage of insults by Paris Saint-Germain fans on Saturday as he made his first …

Sarri returns as injury-hit Juventus held in Fiorentina

Sep 14 2019

Maurizio Sarri's first game on the Juventus bench ended with a goalless draw at Fiorentina as the Italian champions held …

Alcacer on target again as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen

Sep 14 2019

Spanish striker Paco Alcacer continued his perfect scoring record this season as Borussia Dortmund returned to winning …

Oldest classic falls to all-conquering Dettori and Gosden

Sep 14 2019

Riding legend Frankie Dettori's remarkable season carried on apace on Saturday as he won his sixth English St Leger and …

Neymar in PSG team for first time in four months

Sep 14 2019

Neymar was named in the Paris Saint-Germain starting lineup for the first time for four months as the French champions …

Vinales on pole for San Marino MotoGP

Sep 14 2019

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales snatched pole position for the San Marino MotoGP ahead of fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro after …

Australia's Ashes hopes fade as England dominate fifth Test

Sep 14 2019

Ben Stokes and Joe Denly batted England into a potentially match-winning position in the fifth and final Ashes Test at …

Ogier battles Lappi for Rally of Turkey

Sep 14 2019

French seven-time world champion Sebastien Ogier has a wafer thin 0.2sec lead over Finn Esapekka Lappi with just four …

Mane, Salah combine to maintain Liverpool's perfect start

Sep 14 2019

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming …

Real Madrid hang on for win after Benzema brilliance

Sep 14 2019

Karim Benzema scored twice on Saturday in an outstanding performance for Real Madrid against Levante, although his side …

Singapore air 'unhealthy' ahead of F1 race

Sep 14 2019

Pollution from forest fires in Indonesia pushed Singapore's air quality to unhealthy levels for the first time in three …

Forrest keeps Celtic's fast start intact

Sep 14 2019

James Forrest scored the only goal just four minutes in as Celtic made it five wins from as many games in the Scottish …

Marquez fastest despite crash in San Marino practice

Sep 14 2019

World champion Marc Marquez took a tumble but still topped the fourth and final free practice session ahead of …

England extend lead over Australia in fifth Ashes Test

Sep 14 2019

England extended their lead over Australia to 157 runs by lunch on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test on Saturday as …