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Federer digs deep to reach Basel second round

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Roger Federer had to fight hard to hold off Serbia's Filip Krajinovic on Tuesday, edging to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win to reach …

Ronaldo helps Juve sink Man Utd as Real Madrid win but fail to convince

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Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a victory as Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in the …

NFL players union loses Reid grievance case

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A grievance case filed by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Eric Reid against the Cincinnati Bengals has been …

Madrid hand Lopetegui respite with nervy win over Plzen

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It might not be enough to save Julen Lopetegui but Real Madrid's 2-1 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday …

Lopetegui confident he will be in charge against Barca

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Julen Lopetegui has said he is "absolutely convinced" he will still be Real Madrid's coach for the Clasico against …

Juventus too good for Man Utd on Ronaldo's return

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Jose Mourinho bemoaned the chasm between his Manchester United side and Juventus as the Italian champions won 1-0 on …

Silvas star as 'outstanding' City cruise past Shakhtar

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Manchester City found their Champions League mojo as David Silva and Bernardo Silva both scored in a comfortable 3-0 …

Three things we learned from Manchester United 0 Juventus 1

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Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on his return to Old Trafford but will leave Manchester with extra belief he can win …

Joelinton snatches Hoffenheim thrilling draw with Lyon

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Joelinton's stoppage-time equaliser crowned a dramatic Champions League tie on Tuesday night as Hoffenheim twice came …

Silvas star as City cruise past Shakhtar

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Manchester City found their Champions League mojo as David Silva and Bernardo Silva both scored in a comfortable 3-0 …

England's Lozowski to miss South Africa match after ban altered

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Alex Lozowski has been ruled out of England's opening Test in November against South Africa after the terms of his ban …

Champions League 'dream' awaits Monaco coach Henry

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Newly-appointed Monaco coach Thierry Henry has no intention of sulking over the Ligue 1 side's poor domestic form as he …

Bayern edge out AEK to move top of group

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Quick-fire goals by Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski on Tuesday moved Bayern Munich top of their Champions League …

Never-say-die Esperance reach CAF Champions League final

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Anice Badri scored his seventh CAF Champions League goal this season to give Esperance of Tunisia a 4-2 victory over …

Mourinho arrives on foot as Man Utd late again for Juventus game

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Manchester United's arrival at Old Trafford was held up by severe traffic for the second consecutive Champions League …

Martino to leave Atlanta United at end of season: club

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Atlanta United coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino is to leave the club at the end of the season, officials confirmed Tuesday …

Ancelotti has dig at Bayern on return to Paris with Napoli

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Carlo Ancelotti had a dig at his old club Bayern Munich as he prepared to lead Napoli into their vital Champions League …

Sri Lanka thrash England to claim consolation win

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Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella and skipper Dinesh Chandimal set up a crushing 219-run win via DLS method over a …

Fofana, Le Roux out injured for France as Huget recalled

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Centre Wesley Fofana and forward Bernard Le Roux will miss France's upcoming November internationals through injury, …

Facing Atletico is like 'toothache' for Dortmund goal-ace Alcacer

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Goal machine Paco Alcacer says playing against Atletico Madrid feels like "toothache" -- and he hopes to extract maximum …

Wozniacki back on track in Singapore with win over Kvitova

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A tenacious Caroline Wozniacki revived her WTA Finals title defence with a third set masterclass against Petra Kvitova …

Wozniacki backs on-court coaching

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World number three Caroline Wozniacki has backed on-court coaching in tennis, believing her interactions with her coach …

PSG captain Silva to miss Champions League clash with Napoli

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has confirmed that he will miss his team's Champions League home clash with …

Resistance to USA game is 'cultural', says La Liga president

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La Liga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday claimed that resistance to the controversial plans to hold a Spanish …

Let's miss Messi while we're winning - Valverde

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Ernesto Valverde has challenged Barcelona to miss the injured Lionel Messi while they are winning without him.

Houllier lauds Klopp but picks out PSG for Champions League glory

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Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has praised Jurgen Klopp for his work at the Anfield club but told AFP he feels …

Bath plea for Toulouse replay rejected

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Bath's controversial plea to have their European Champions Cup tie against Toulouse replayed has been rejected, …

Red-carded Cipriani to face Paris hearing on Wednesday

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Danny Cipriani is to face a disciplinary hearing in Paris on Wednesday after being sent off in Gloucester's European …

Golfers troubled by Delhi air ahead of Asian Tour event

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New Delhi's polluted air is a concern for golfers at a key Asian Tour event in the Indian capital this week, according …

You're not singing any more: North's anthem played for South Korea

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South Korean footballers were left dumbfounded at an international tournament in Indonesia when organisers played the …

Barrett warns All Blacks to be wary of 'confident' Wallabies

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New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett on Tuesday warned of an Australian backlash when the fierce rivals clash in the …

Enyimba face huge challenge against watertight Raja

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Enyimba of Nigeria must succeed where five other clubs have failed if they hope to shock hosts Raja Casablanca of …

Ex-Wallaby Cooper joins Melbourne, takes swipe at ex-coach

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Former Australia fly-half Quade Cooper has joined the Melbourne Rebels on a one-year contract, the club said Tuesday, …

Mayweather rematch closer as Pacquiao signs to face 'top PBC fighters'

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A potential blockbuster rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather moved a step closer as the Filipino icon …

South Korean Ryu to start World Series game two for LA

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin, trying to become only the second South Korean player on a Major League …

Roberts, Cora first minority managers to meet in World Series

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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his Boston Red Sox counterpart, Alex Cora, hope their historic World Series …

Faced with match-fixing scandal, Red Star adopt code of silence

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Red Star Belgrade, embroiled in a Champions League match-fixing scandal, have erected a wall of silence around the Rajko …

Henry hoping for a break in Champions League bow with Monaco

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One newspaper headline described Thierry Henry as "cursed" in the wake of his managerial bow with Monaco, and the France …

Messi injury gives Barca and Dembele chance to prove their worth

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Barcelona's lowest ebbs are invariably followed by questions about Lionel Messi but the issue of over-reliance may …

Returning Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

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Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to pile more pressure on his old club Manchester United and put allegations of rape to one side …

Banned Rockets-Lakers players got off lightly - Green

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Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green believes players suspended for brawling during Houston's win over the Los …

'Sexy football': Aubameyang, Ozil star as Arsenal make it perfect 10

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil stole the show as Arsenal swept to their 10th successive win with a dominant …

Mariners say Bolt not A-League grade as deal talks stall

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Australia's Central Coast Mariners said negotiations with Usain Bolt were stalled over money Tuesday, also warning the …

Lefty star pitchers Kershaw and Sale open World Series

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Boston's Chris Sale was hospitalized last week with a stomach ailment while Clayton Kershaw threw an inning last …

Aubameyang, Ozil star as Arsenal make it perfect 10

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil stole the show as Arsenal swept to their 10th successive win with a dominant …

Injured Wawrinka withdraws from Basel

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A back injury suffered during a Sunday practice session with compatriot Roger Federer forced Stan Wawrinka to pull out …

Raiders trade Cooper to Cowboys for draft pick: reports

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Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper is to join the Dallas Cowboys in a trade deal which will see the struggling …

Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegations

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A smiling Cristiano Ronaldo insisted Monday he is an "example" in his behaviour on and off the field amid allegations of …

Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat

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Rising Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka has vowed to push through fatigue and atone for her error-strewn loss to Sloane …

Sri Lanka arrests cricket official over $5.5m fraud

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Sri Lankan police arrested a top cricket board official Monday over a $5.5 million fraud involving the sale of …

Confident Sloane Stephens downs Osaka in Singapore

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A confident Sloane Stephens stormed to victory Monday with a commanding third set performance against Japanese sensation …

Chelsea coach Ianni charged over Mourinho fracas

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Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct in a touchline flare-up with Jose Mourinho …

Derby-winner Cumani to call time on training career

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Derby-winning trainer Luca Cumani has announced he will bring the curtain down on a succesful career spanning more than …

Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

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On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, …

Garcia delights in 'dream' Valderrama treble

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Sergio Garcia said it was a "dream come true" to win a third Valderrama Masters title on Monday, as the Spaniard …

Mourinho bats off Real return to focus on stopping Ronaldo

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave short shrift when quizzed on the possibility of a sensational return to …

Lopetegui promises to fight but cannot guarantee future

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Julen Lopetegui has said he will fight to turn Real Madrid's stuttering season around but could not guarantee he will be …

Raikkonen happy to prove ’some people’ wrong

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Kimi Raikkonen insists he has no plans for a special celebration after he "proved some people wrong" by winning Sunday's …

Pakistan cricket officials uphold ban against opener Jamshed

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A Pakistani cricket tribunal Monday upheld a 10-year ban on former opener Nasir Jamshed over his role in various fixing …

Spartak sack coach Carrera after Arsenal Tula defeat

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Ten-time Russian champions Spartak Moscow announced Monday they had sacked Italian manager Massimo Carrera who led them …

All Blacks look to whitewash wounded Wallabies in Japan

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New Zealand will be aiming to inflict a Bledisloe Cup whitewash on struggling Australia and lay down a marker for next …

Home of Malaysian cricket under closure threat

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Malaysia's top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the game's greats, may have to be abandoned after a property …

Nuggets hold off Warriors, Kings spoil Westbrook debut

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Juancho Hernangomez came up with the game-saving block Sunday as the Denver Nuggets held off the two-time defending NBA …

Saints, Patriots hold on for wins in a drama-filled NFL Sunday

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Drew Brees achieved a couple more milestones and Tom Brady breathed a sigh of relief in a bruising day of monumental NFL …

Golf 'phenom' Ko keen to move on from teenage wonder years

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Lydia Ko made global sporting headlines in 2012 when as a bespectacled 15-year-old amateur she triumphed at the Canadian …

Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia - media

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Australia's Central Coast Mariners have offered sprint superstar Usain Bolt a contract, reports said Monday, but the …

Australia, England reject cricket fixing as probe launched

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Australia and England Monday rejected fresh allegations about corruption in cricket by television news channel Al …

Lopetegui on the brink as Madrid seek morale-boosting win over Plzen

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Real Madrid's players may have offered a show of public support to Julen Lopetegui but fail to win at home against …

Return of a hungry Ronaldo worrying for Manchester United

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Cristiano Ronaldo will always be fondly remembered at Old Trafford, but as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner rolls back …

Bayern head to AEK buoyed by 'liberating' victory

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Bayern Munich travel to Greece to face AEK Athens in the Champions League on Tuesday boosted by a Bundesliga win that …

Hamilton waits for F1 title as Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the US Grand Prix on Sunday as …

Federer reveals long-standing hand injury

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Roger Federer has revealed that he has been suffering with a hand injury since the summer, but said the problem is no …

Miyahara leads Japanese women's one-two at Skate America

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Satoko Miyahara won her second straight Skate America title on Sunday, repelling the challenge of compatriot Kaori …

We made it hard for ourselves, says Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton said Mercedes made life difficult for themselves with a cautious race strategy in Sunday’s United States …

Vieira's Nice continue to struggle with Marseille loss

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Patrick Vieira's Nice slumped to a fourth defeat in five home league games this season as Morgan Sanson's first-half …

'Did you win title or not?': Raikkonen stays cool despite ending drought

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Kimi Raikkonen lived up to expectations Sunday when he refused to change his customary laconic style after claiming his …

Last-gasp Icardi header grabs Inter derby spoils

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Captain Mauro Icardi struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Inter Milan stunned AC Milan 1-0 in the derby at the San …

'My feelings? Mixed': Vettel clings on in desperate Hamilton pursuit

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Sebastian Vettel said he felt mixed emotions after keeping his slender title challenge alive by finishing fourth in …

New baseball managers set: Ausmus to Angels, Bell to Reds

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Two Major League Baseball clubs that struggled to losing seasons named new managers Sunday, with Brad Asmus taking …

Nightmare start for Vettel in US Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel's outside hopes of delaying Lewis Hamilton's coronation as a five-time world champion suffered a …

Everton make Palace pay for penalty miss

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Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty before substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored in the …

Kayes century sets up easy Bangladesh cricket win

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Opener Imrul Kayes struck his career best 144 off 140 balls to set up an easy 28-run win for Bangladesh in the first …

Medard scores two tries as Toulouse end champions Leinster's win streak

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Maxime Medard was again the hero as Toulouse beat visiting European champions Leinster 28-27 on Sunday to take over top …

Tsitsipas becomes first Greek ATP champion with Stockholm triumph

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Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek man to win an ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ernests Gulbis …

Westwood cuts Garcia lead before storms return

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Former world number one Lee Westwood cut Sergio Garcia's lead to three strokes at the Valderrama Masters on Sunday, …

Britain's Edmund wins first ATP title in Antwerp

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British number one Kyle Edmund fought back to down Gael Monfils in a final-set tie-break and claim his maiden ATP Tour …

Hertha miss chance to go third after VAR denies late penalty

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Hertha Berlin missed the chance to go third in the Bundesliga on Sunday when the video assistant referee (VAR) stepped …

Immobile lifts Lazio into contention as plucky Parma foiled

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Lazio got their Serie A campaign back on track Sunday when two late goals from Ciro Immobile and an injury-time clincher …

Springboks recall Vermeulen for Europe tour

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Japan-based No. 8 Duane Vermeulen has been recalled by South Africa for Tests in England, France, Scotland and Wales …

Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

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After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa …

Home hope Khachanov wins Kremlin Cup to realise childhood dream

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Third seeded wildcard Karen Khachanov of Russia beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets on Sunday to secure his …

Wozniacki struggles in WTA title defence

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Karolina Pliskova issued a warning to her opponents at the WTA Finals with a convincing straight-sets victory against …

Late try gives Newcastle victory over Montpellier

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Callum Chick squirmed over the Montpellier line in the ninth minute of stoppage time to give Newcastle a 23-20 European …

Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

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John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game …

Determined Svitolina ends Kvitova curse in Singapore

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A determined Elina Svitolina ended her long-time jinx against former Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova on Sunday, cruising …

Lopetegui the fall-guy for wider malaise at Madrid

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Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online …

Hetmyer century powers West Indies to 322-8 in first ODI

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Batsman Shimron Hetmyer hit an attacking century to help West Indies post 322 for eight in the first of five one-day …

Tributes for former top Asian football official Velappan

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Tributes have poured in after the death of Peter Velappan, a former top Asian football official who was credited with …

Kang overcomes anxiety and tantrum to win LPGA Shanghai

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Danielle Kang said she had a "temper tantrum" and was given a stiff talking to from her caddie on her way to victory in …

Tour de France bad boy Moscon wins Guangxi race

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Italy's Gianni Moscon of Team Sky won the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday after Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen triumphed in the sixth …

Five-star Marquez romps to MotoGP title as Dovizioso crashes

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Honda's Marc Marquez stormed to a nail-biting victory in Japan Sunday to capture his third straight MotoGP world …

Japan's Honda on target as A-League season kicks off

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Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda scored on his A-League debut in front of 40,000 fans, but it wasn't enough to secure …