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Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards is under threat from Real …

Di Francesco under fire as Roma owner 'disgusted' by Bologna defeat

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Roma's American owner James Pallotta said he was "disgusted" after the Serie A giants plunged further into crisis with a …

Pique rescues point for 10-man Barca against Girona

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American fans will be licking their lips if this is what awaits Miami's Hard Rock Stadium in January after Barcelona and …

Mahomes dazzles again as Chiefs down 49ers

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Rising quarterback star Patrick Mahomes extended his phenomenal start to the season as the Kansas City Chiefs maintained …

Isner, Sock fightback stuns Europe at Laver Cup

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John Isner and Jack Sock saved two match points before snatching a thrilling doubles victory over Roger Federer and …

On-fire Fickou leads Stade Francais past Pau

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France international centre Gael Fickou continued his blistering new life with Stade Francais by scoring two more tries …

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

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Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in …

Neymar gets PSG back on track

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From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil's Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to …

French veteran Simon wins 14th singles title

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French veteran Gilles Simon overcame a shaky opening set on his way to winning a 14th career singles title with a 7-6 …

Arsenal ride their luck as Lacazette gem sinks Everton

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Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to a fourth successive Premier League win as the French forward's superb strike …

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stifle Chelsea

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Maurizio Sarri laughed off suggestions that next week's summit meeting with Liverpool is a "must-win" game after seeing …

Struggling Schalke boosted as McKennie escapes serious injury

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Struggling Schalke 04 were boosted on Sunday by news their US midfielder Weston McKennie escaped serious injury in their …

Marquez extends MotoGP lead in Aragon, Lorenzo crashes

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Spain's Marc Marquez, riding a Honda, won Sunday's Aragon MotoGP to extend his lead atop the championship standings but …

Thiem wins St Petersburg indoor title

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Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan in straight sets to secure his third ATP title of the …

Quick Step daredevil descent wins world team time-trial gold

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Belgian cycling outfit Quick Step capped a fabulous season by racing to gold in the world championships team time-trial …

Gerrard's Rangers move ahead of beaten Celtic

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Rangers' rise under Steven Gerrard continued with a 5-1 thrashing of St Johnstone to move into second in the Scottish …

Joshua still fighting for his place in boxing history

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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 22 professional fights and on Saturday he stopped a man who had …

Mick Schumacher claims five straight F3 victories

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Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, is living up to the famous family name in …

Insigne double inspires Napoli, Roma crash in Bologna

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Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace to inspire Napoli to a 3-1 win over Torino and join Juventus at the top of Serie A on …

Havertz winner breaks Leverkusen's losing streak

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Rising Germany star Kai Havertz ended Bayer Leverkusen's miserable losing start to the season with a second-half winner …

Chelsea stumble as West Ham battle to 0-0 draw

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Chelsea dropped their first points of the season on Sunday as West Ham held Maurizio Sarri's team to a 0-0 draw to leave …

Pogba not as selfish as people think - Deschamps

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France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in …

Celtic beaten again at Kilmarnock to fall further off the pace

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Celtic's awful start to the season continued as Stuart Findlay's header deep into stoppage time handed Kilmarnock a 2-1 …

Insigne double as Napoli join Juventus on top of Serie A

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Lorenzo Insigne scored a double either side of a Simone Verdi goal as Napoli dominated Torino 3-1 to join Juventus on …

Marquez extends MotoGP lead in Aragon

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Spain's Marc Marquez, riding a Honda, won Sunday's Aragon MotoGP to extend his lead atop the championship standings.

Italy's Donadoni in talks to coach Japan - report

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Former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni is in talks to take over the Japan national football team, according to reports in …

Badminton: Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

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Japan's Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting …

Joshua ready for Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay

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Britain's Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take …

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win

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Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour …

Red cards to stay despite outcry: World Rugby chief

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Red cards meted out as part of a crackdown on concussion-related injuries are here to stay, World Rugby chief Brett …

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

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Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the …

Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

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Australia Sunday joined an international mission to rescue an injured Indian sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean while …

World team storms back to cut Europe's lead at Laver Cup

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Kevin Anderson avenged a Wimbledon finals loss to Novak Djokovic as Team World dominated the night session Saturday to …

Pliskova floors Osaka to win Tokyo title

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Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the …

Yankees clinch second straight AL wild card berth

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The New York Yankees punched their ticket to the playoffs, clinching a American League wild card berth for the second …

Ikone rocket boosts Lille up to second

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Jonathan Ikone's thunderous strike earned Lille a 2-1 victory over Nantes on Saturday that sent them second in Ligue 1 …

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day …

Joshua overpowers Povetkin to retain world heavyweight titles

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Britain's Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander …

Late Brozovic winner rescues Inter in Genoa thriller

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Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic grabbed a late winner as Inter Milan followed their Champions League heroics against …

Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup

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Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev powered Europe into a commanding 7-1 lead over the World team at the Laver Cup here …

Asensio scores the winner as Real battle past Espanyol

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Real Madrid moved top of La Liga on Saturday after Marco Asensio's goal proved the difference in a scrappy 1-0 win over …

Brozovic rescues Inter in Genoa thriller

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Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic grabbed a late winner as Inter Milan followed their Champions League heroics against …

Frustrated Ibrahimovic coy on Galaxy future

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic plans to discuss his future with Los Angeles Galaxy chiefs after a frustrating first season in Major …

Serin-led Bordeaux stop Clermont train, Castres beaten at Racing

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Baptiste Serin helped Bordeaux-Begles bring Clermont's four-match winning streak to an end with a nail-biting 23-19 …

Zverev fightback puts Europe on top at Laver Cup

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Alexander Zverev saved a match point to defeat John Isner as Europe took control of the Laver Cup team tennis tournament …

Province, Sharks triumph to set up Currie Cup showdown

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Western Province and the Sharks cruised to bonus-point victories Saturday and set up a top-of-the-table South African …

Pochettino hails Spurs' mental strength to halt losing streak

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the mentality of his side to grind out a much-needed 2-1 win in …

Rodriguez stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

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James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal and winning a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins …

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

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Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over …

James stars as Bayern maintain perfect Bundesliga start

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James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich with a goal, then won a penalty, as the German champions made it four wins from …

Lemar shines as Atletico claim much-needed win over Getafe

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Atletico Madrid have lift-off in La Liga and so does Thomas Lemar after the Frenchman scored one goal and instigated …

Kicking: the loneliest job in the NFL

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You have one job. And then, suddenly, you don't.

Kane strikes in Spurs win to ease pressure on Pochettino

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Harry Kane ended a five-game goal drought as Tottenham secured a much-needed 2-1 win for manager Mauricio Pochettino at …

Fiorentina spoil SPAL run to move second in Serie A

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Fiorentina moved second in Serie A on Saturday with a 3-0 win in Tuscany spoiling SPAL's promising start to this …

'It's a surprise': Klopp wowed by Liverpool's hot start

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Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool's flying start has surprised him as they won their sixth successive Premier League game …

Serin-led Bordeaux stop Clermont train

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Baptiste Serin helped Bordeaux-Begles bring Clermont's four-match winning streak to an end with a nail-biting 23-19 …

Hearts miss chance to bolster title bid

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Hearts dropped their first points in the Scottish Premiership this season as the leaders were held to a goalless draw by …

'It's an exceptional group', Guardiola salutes City

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Pep Guardiola insisted it was his players who deserved the spotlight after the Manchester City manager returned to the …

German Bachinger downs Nishikori to reach Metz final

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German journeyman Matthias Bachinger stunned Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori by fighting back from a set down on …

Young joy as Wasps end barren run at Sale

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Wasps director of rugby Dai Young saluted his side's high-energy display as won at Sale in a Premiership clash for the …

Mobile madness - Rangnick blasts Leipzig pair caught on phones

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RB Leipzig pair Jean-Kevin Augustin and Nordi Mukiele are set to be dropped for Sunday's Bundesliga game at Eintracht …

'I did not like my team': Mourinho fumes at United draw

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Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by …

Adams double ends Leeds' unbeaten run

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Leeds saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season come to a shock end as Che Adams' brace gave Birmingham a 2-1 …

Australian Herbert claims two-shot lead in Portugal

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Australian Lucas Herbert will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters after firing a …

Pakistan to review position on global cricket leagues

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New Pakistan cricket chief Ehsan Mani said on Saturday his board would review their stance on global leagues and seek …

Salah back in the goals as Liverpool ease past Southampton

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Liverpool stormed back to the top of the Premier League with 3-0 victory over Southampton with Mohamed Salah back among …

Ferguson's United return spoiled as Wolves earn draw

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Alex Ferguson's emotional return to Manchester United for the first time since his life-saving surgery was spoiled as …

Five-star Man City demolish Cardiff

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Manchester City gave a ruthless response to their European flop as Riyad Mahrez's double capped a 5-0 demolition of …

Valverde yet to decide on Barca future

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he is not sure if he will still be manager of the club next season.

Over the boundary! The cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

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While India and Pakistan's fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some …

Aubameyang hits out after Gabon make his father national coach

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Gabon and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has slammed the country's decision to name his father as national …

Klizan battles past Wawrinka into St Petersburg's final

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Slovakia's Martin Klizan battled back from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka on Saturday and reach the Saint Petersburg …

Italy's Ballerini wins Memorial Marco Pantani

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Italy's Davide Ballerini of the Androni-Sidermec team won the Memorial Marco Pantani race on Saturday ahead of next …

Ibisevic double fires Hertha top of Bundesliga

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Hertha Berlin leapfrogged Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as captain Vedad Ibisevic scored twice …

Gervinho stunner lifts Parma to back-to-back Serie A wins

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Former Arsenal winger Gervinho scored a stunning goal as Parma beat Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday to secure …

Lorenzo takes pole for Aragon MotoGP, Rossi struggles

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Spain's Jorge Lorenzo secured his fourth pole position of the 2018 MotoGP season on Saturday by sneaking ahead of Andrea …

Stuttgart fans protest German FA bid to host Euro 2024

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VfB Stuttgart's hard-core fans have protested against the German bid to host Euro 2024, days before UEFA announce the …

Costa has paid his fine and Ronaldo is raring to play - Allegri

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Juventus forward Douglas Costa has already paid his fine to the Italian champions for spitting, coach Massimiliano …

Experience tells as Simon brushes past Albot in Metz semi

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Frenchman Gilles Simon reached his 21st career final when he beat the Moldovan Radu Albot in two sets (6-3, 6-1) in the …

Pakistan and Afghanistan players fined in Asia Cup: ICC

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Pakistan's paceman Hasan Ali and Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have all been fined on Saturday for …

'Welcome back': Ferguson at United for first time since brain op

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Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Manchester United on Saturday for the first time since the club's legendary …

Mitrovic strikes late to rescue Fulham

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Aleksandar Mitrovic rescued Fulham as the Serbia striker's late goal secured a 1-1 draw and denied Watford a fifth …

China's Wang demolishes Putintseva at Guangzhou Open

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Wang Qiang blitzed fifth seed Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday at the Guangzhou Open final Saturday, the second …

'Thanks, bro' - Ozil grateful for Boateng's backing

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Mesut Ozil has thanked Jerome Boateng for public support in the wake of Ozil's controversial retirement from …

Keegan had to dress in disguise to return to Newcastle

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Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims he had to use a disguise to watch his former club at St James' Park after …

Modric reaches Spanish tax settlement: report

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has reached a deal with Spanish prosecutors, admitting he evaded taxes and agreeing …

Murray set for China dates before ending troubled year

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Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will play two tournaments in China before bringing an end to his troubled …

Kyle Walker hurt by Pochettino jibes

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Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he was stung by criticism from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after he …

Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

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The organisers of the round-the-world Golden Globe Race said Saturday they were scrambling to rescue missing Indian …

Tuchel puzzled by poor Liverpool display of his PSG stars

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel admitted Saturday he was left puzzled by the lack of cohesion between his trio …

By Giorgi! Japan's Osaka romps into Tokyo final

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Japan's Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final …

Smith, Warner make smashing return to Australian cricket

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Disgraced cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner made stunning returns to Australian cricket Saturday, with the pair …

Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

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Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said …

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

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Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led …

McIlroy in the hunt at Tour Championship

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Former world number one Rory McIlroy is making a bid to close out his season in style by winning the 2018 Tour …

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

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Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead …

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the …

Woods seizes share of the lead at Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a more than five-year winless drought as he is the co-leader with Justin Rose after …

Europe races to 2-0 early lead in Laver Cup

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Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmund won their opening matches Friday to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead over Team World going …

Tiger excited for Ryder Cup return, 'fun work' in France

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Tiger Woods hasn't competed in France since 1994 as a teen amateur, but the 14-time major champion is excited to tee off …

Tighten up, Emery warns leaky Arsenal

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Unai Emery has warned his Arsenal stars to fix their leaky defence in time for Sunday's Premier League clash against …

Yates flies flag for Britain at cycling world championships

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Rising star Simon Yates, fresh from his victory in the Tour of Spain, will carry the baton for Britain at the cycling …