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Matic says Man Utd 'can fight for Premier League title' with right signings

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Nemanja Matic says Manchester United "can fight for the title and the Champions League" if they make the right signings …

Great Dane Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in badminton's Thomas Cup

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World badminton number one Viktor Axelsen led Denmark's Thomas Cup 5-0 demolition of Algeria on Monday, as Japan's women …

Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

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Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in …

Cannavaro in the dark as Guangzhou owner vows shake-up

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Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande are set for swingeing changes and are likely to raid Europe for new signings as a …

From Allegri to Benevento: Tops and flops in the 2017/18 Serie A season

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The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and …

Five talking points from Super Rugby

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A flying kick, a swinging arm and big cats baring their claws are among the talking points from week 14 of the Super …

Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

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Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets …

Wise seizes first US PGA Tour title at Byron Nelson

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Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson by …

Vegas 'Golden Misfits' into Stanley Cup final

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The Vegas Golden Knights moved within sight of making National Hockey League history on Sunday, completing a 4-1 series …

Relaxed Tuchel embraces PSG challenge

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Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the …

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

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Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and …

Serena's highs and lows at Roland Garros

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Serena Williams's highs and lows at the French Open as the 23-time major winner prepares to make her Grand Slam return …

Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

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Spain's Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two …

Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

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Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the …

Religious divide at heart of bitter Celtic-Rangers rivalry

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Celtic and Rangers have exerted a vice-like grip on Scottish football for a century but their bitter rivalry is …

Man City chairman expects more under 'relentless' Guardiola

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The chairman of English Premier League champions Manchester City is confident the club will reach even greater heights …

Inter Milan snatch Champions League spot from Lazio

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Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European …

England's Gustard in frame for Harlequins job - reports

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Harlequins are set to make an official announcement about their backroom staff on Monday amid reports Paul Gustard is in …

Sweden beat Swiss to win world title in shoot-out drama

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Sweden retained their world championship title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over plucky Switzerland in …

Iniesta bows out with Barca win thanks to brilliant Coutinho strike

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Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona on Sunday and his supposed successor scored the winner as Philippe Coutinho's …

Sarri hints at Napoli exit amid Chelsea links

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Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hinted Sunday that he was set to exit the Serie A club after finishing runner-ups for the …

Amir proves his fitness as Pakistan draw final warm-up match

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Mohammad Amir appeared to prove his fitness as Pakistan drew their final warm-up match ahead of the start of their …

Farah wins Manchester 10km race

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Britain's Olympic and world 10,000m champion Mo Farah won the 10 kilometre Great Manchester Run on Sunday.

New PSG coach Tuchel relishes working with 'artist' Neymar

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New Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel insisted that Neymar is "an artist" and admitted that the world's most …

Britain's Hughes wins 100m crown at Boston Games

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Britain's Zharnel Hughes, disqualified from a Commonwealth Games 200m title last month, won the 100m crown at Sunday's …

Nadal eyes 11th French Open but insists 'Rome triumph means nothing'

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Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an …

Aven stun shaken Sporting to lift maiden Portuguese Cup

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Unfancied Aves shocked a rattled Sporting 2-1 to clinch their first Portuguese Cup title on Sunday, five days after a …

Napoli condemn Crotone, AC Milan crush Fiorentina in Serie A finale

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Napoli ended their record-breaking season with a 2-1 win that condemned Crotone to second-tier football next season as …

'Kid to a legend': Torres bids Atletico farewell with two goals

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Fernando Torres scored twice on an emotional final outing for Atletico Madrid on Sunday but was denied a victorious …

Ban rules Wallaby Arnold out of first Ireland Test

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Australia lock Rory Arnold was banned Sunday for three weeks, ruling him out of contention for the first Test against …

Rain helps Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title

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Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev …

Football boss Jordaan faces second sexual assault complaint

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South African Football Association president and Confederation of African Football executive Danny Jordaan is facing a …

Marquez cruises at Le Mans as Zarco crashes out

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Marc Marquez reeled off his third win on the bounce in the French MotoGP on Sunday as home favourite and pole sitter …

From Harry and Meghan to Roland - Serena trains at French Open

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Just a day after attending the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Serena Williams went back to business on …

Yates extends overall lead with third Giro stage win

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Britain's Simon Yates soloed to a third victory within a week on the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to extend …

Japan start strong in badminton's Thomas and Uber Cups

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Japan's women and men's teams swept opponents on the opening day of the Thomas and Uber badminton cups on Sunday, …

Ashton to play against England for the Barbarians

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Test exile Chris Ashton will play against England when he lines up for the Barbarians in a non-cap international at …

Rain comes to Rafa's rescue in Rome

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Heavy rain came to Rafael Nadal's rescue in the Rome Masters final on Sunday just when defending champion Alexander …

Neuville top of the rally world after Portugal win

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Belgium's Thierry Neuville clinched his second victory of the season Sunday winning the 'dirt road' Rally of Portugal in …

Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

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Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to …

Injured Raonic out of French Open

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Canada's Milos Raonic, who has been battling a knee injury, pulled out of the French Open on Sunday.

Courtois urges Chelsea to spend big amid Conte uncertainty

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the FA Cup winners need to spend heavily if they are to challenge for the …

Costacurta hails Balotelli return, Mancini vows Italy 'rebirth'

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Top Italian FA official Alessandro Costacurta on Sunday welcomed Roberto Mancini's decision to recall Nice striker Mario …

England to prep players for eventual racism in Russia

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England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World …

Sanchez has to 'improve' insists United great Scholes

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Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in …

Payet's World Cup snub on TV irks player's mother

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France coach Didier Deschamps has faced criticism for not personally informing Marseille forward Dimitri Payet he would …

Two-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

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All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against …

Yankees' Hicks hits second inside-the-park homer of season

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Aaron Hicks became the first New York Yankees player with multiple inside-the-park home runs in a single season since …

Japan women start strongly in badminton's Thomas and Uber Cup

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Japan's women dominated Australia 5-0 to get the nation's quest for a Thomas and Uber Cup badminton double off to a …

Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

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Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after …

Cavs school Celtics, trim deficit in Eastern Conference finals

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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday, powering their way back into …

Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of …

Lightning edge Capitals 3-2, move one win from NHL Final

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Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette scored goals in the opening seconds of the first two periods Saturday and the Tampa …

Wilson, Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

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Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening …

Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

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Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the …

Justify wins Preakness to set stage for Triple Crown bid

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of …

Waratahs end 40-game trans-Tasman horror run

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The New South Wales Waratahs ended Australia's 40-match losing streak against New Zealand rivals by thrashing Otago …

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

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Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted …

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes debut for father Zinedine's Real

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Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but …

Three new faces in All Blacks squad to face France

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Three new players were named Sunday in the New Zealand squad to face France in a three-Test series next month as the All …

Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

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Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' …

Kentucky Derby winner Justify wins 143rd Preakness Stakes

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify captured the Preakness Stakes at fog-shrouded Pimlico on Saturday, staying on course to …

Aussie Leishman, US rookie Wise share PGA Byron Nelson lead

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Australian Marc Leishman grinded through and clung to a share of the lead with US rookie Aaron Wise after Saturday's …

Rising son: Luca Zidane makes bow for Zinedine's Real

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Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid coach Zinedine, made his debut on Saturday in goal for the Spanish giants but …

'I'll never change' -- FA Cup winner Conte warns Chelsea

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Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea he will never change his demanding ways as the FA Cup winning boss waits to discover if …

Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea's Conte

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Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoaned old foe Antonio Conte's tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea's …

Coach Favre to quit Nice amid Dortmund rumours

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French coach Lucien Favre said he is leaving Ligue 1 club Nice after his side lost their final match of the season at …

Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice and pip Marseille to Champions League spot

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Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to …

Rebic ruins Heynckes farewell as Frankurt shock Bayern in cup final

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Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as …

Colombia's Bernal wins Tour of California cycling crown

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Team Sky's Egan Bernal won the Tour of California on Saturday, holding the lead he seized in the mountains through a …

Ronaldo and Bale score but Real slip to draw at Villarreal

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Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted …

Nadal beats Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

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Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on …

Gundogan, Ozil meet German president after Erdogan controversy

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Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan met Germany president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday in a series of clear the air …

Sweden trounce USA 6-0, face Swiss in world final

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Title-holders Sweden booked their place in the final of the world ice hockey championships Saturday with a 6-0 whitewash …

"Serial winner" Conte hits back by beating Mourinho to FA Cup

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted he is a "serial winner" after ending a difficult season on a high by beating …

Halep downs Sharapova to set up Rome final rematch with Svitolina

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Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, …

Leicester sign defender Ricardo from Porto

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Premier League side Leicester City have signed Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira from Porto for a fee that could rise to …

'Chelsea didn't deserve it' fumes Mourinho after United's Cup final flop

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Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea didn't deserve to win the FA Cup after adopting a cautious approach in the second half of …

Hazard the hero as Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup

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Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage …

'This saves our season' -- Cahill relief as Chelsea win FA Cup

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill said the Blues' FA Cup final triumph against Manchester United was a huge relief because it …

Leinster keep double bid alive after edging Munster in Pro 14 semi-final

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Leinster remained on course for a domestic and European double after edging past Irish rivals Munster 16-15 in a …

'Not over yet': Froome reborn after Monte Zoncolan duel with Yates

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Race favourite Chris Froome warned "it's not over yet" as he powered back following his early struggles in the Giro …

Three things we learned from the FA Cup final

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Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Eden Hazard scored the winner with a first-half …

Castres set up Racing semi after Toulouse win

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Castres set up a Top 14 semi-final against beaten European Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 after an Armand Batlle …

West Ham-linked Pellegrini released by China club

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Manuel Pellegrini, favourite to succeed David Moyes at West Ham, appeared closer to a return to the Premier League …

Neuville on brink of Portugal triumph as rivals falter

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Belgium's Thierry Neuville was on course for his second victory of this year's world rally championship on Saturday as a …

After 17 years, Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juventus

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Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a 17-year …

LPGA event trimmed to 54 holes after Saturday washout

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Rain washed out play Saturday at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship, forcing tournament officials to reduce the event to 54 …

Farrell boots Saracens into English Premiership final against Exeter

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Owen Farrell's goalkicking proved the difference as Saracens eventually overwhelmed Wasps 57-33 to book a place in the …

Messi played South Africa friendly due to 'contractual issue' - Valverde

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in a friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday …

Nadal beats angry Djokovic to reach 10th Rome Masters final

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Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on …

Balotelli gets Italy recall from new coach Mancini

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New Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday recalled Nice striker Mario Balotelli for three friendlies against Saudi …

Sweden trounce USA 6-0 in world champs semi-final

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Title-holders Sweden booked their place in the final of the world ice hockey championships Saturday with a 6-0 whitewash …

Froome reborn on Monte Zoncolan

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Race favourite Chris Froome powered back following his early struggles in the Giro d'Italia by winning the prestigious …

United's Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

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Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United's substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with …

Nadal beats Djokovic to reach 10th Rome Masters final

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Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on …

Farrell boots Saracens into English Premiership final

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Owen Farrell's goalkicking proved the difference as Saracens eventually overwhelmed Wasps 57-33 to book a place in the …

Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juventus

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Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a …

Chelsea, Man Utd battle to be Cup kings in England's other showpiece

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The eyes of the world may be on a Royal wedding at Windsor, but 18 miles to the east English football's own showpiece …

Loew regrets telling Goetze 'show you're better than Messi'

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Germany coach Joachim Loew has said he regrets telling Mario Goetze to 'show the world you're better than (Lionel) …

Record-setting Zarco on pole and targeting maiden MotoGP win

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Frenchman Johann Zarco is hoping record-setting speed on Le Mans' Bugatti circuit is enough to seal a maiden MotoGP win …

Svitolina sinks Kontaveit to return to Rome final

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Holder Elina Svitolina dominated Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-3 in 74 minutes on Saturday to reach a second straight final at …