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Bombs away as Harden torches Wolves for 49 points

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James Harden scored 49 points on a career-high 41 shot attempts as the Houston Rockets won their seventh straight game …

'Hunger' drives India to feast at top of Test table

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Virat Kohli's India were hailed as a team driven by "hunger" after stretching their lead in the new world Test …

Australia ban Pattinson from Pakistan Test for 'personal abuse'

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Australia fast bowler James Pattinson was suspended on Sunday for player abuse, ruling him out of the first Test against …

Kaepernick ditches private NFL workout for public session

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protest during the national anthem became a major controversy, …

Euro 2020 takes shape as Netherlands, Germany and Croatia qualify

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The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on …

Kroos calls for improvements as Germany book Euro 2020 berth

Nov 16 2019

Toni Kroos struck twice as Germany qualified for the Euro 2020 finals on Saturday by thumping Belarus 4-0 but the Real …

O'Shea resigns as Italy rugby coach

Nov 16 2019

Conor O'Shea has resigned from his role as Italy head coach with immediate effect, the Italian rugby federation …

Thiem dethrones Zverev to set up London final against Tsitsipas

Nov 16 2019

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas …

Netherlands book Euro 2020 berth after Davis penalty miss

Nov 16 2019

The Netherlands booked their place at Euro 2020 as they survived a missed penalty from Steven Davis in Saturday's 0-0 …

Germany brush aside Belarus to book Euro 2020 berth

Nov 16 2019

Toni Kroos struck twice as Germany qualified for the Euro 2020 finals on Saturday by thumping Belarus 4-0 to replace the …

Ulster edge Bath in Champions Cup opener as Clermont cruise

Nov 16 2019

Former champions Ulster got off to a winning start in the Champions Cup with a 17-16 win at Bath on Saturday, while …

Warriors lose Russell for two weeks to thumb injury

Nov 16 2019

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell will miss at least the next two weeks of the NBA season with a sprained …

Leclerc blames himself for error, apologises to Ferrari

Nov 16 2019

Charles Leclerc blamed himself and apologised to Ferrari on Saturday after qualifying fourth on the grid for Sunday's …

Home stars Samarin, Trusova win Russian figure skating Grand Prix

Nov 16 2019

Russian Alexander Samarin led a clean sweep of the podium for the home nation at the figure skating Grand Prix event in …

'Brilliant' Verstappen snags second pole at Brazilian Grand Prix

Nov 16 2019

Max Verstappen secured the second pole position of his career to mark his Red Bull boss Christian Horner's 46th birthday …

Tomas Berdych announces retirement from tennis

Nov 16 2019

Tomas Berdych confirmed on Saturday at the ATP Finals in London that he was retiring 17 years after turning …

Van der Poel dedicates win to cycling legend granddad Poulidor

Nov 16 2019

Dutch cycling ace Mathieu van der Poel fought back tears on Saturday after he won a World Cup cyclo-cross event in the …

Federer beaten but unbowed as he plots 2020 glory

Nov 16 2019

Roger Federer can reflect with satisfaction on a season in which he reached his century of titles but his campaign will …

Janat stars as Afghanistan upset West Indies to level T20 series

Nov 16 2019

Karim Janat came in from the cold to take a starring role Saturday as Afghanistan beat West Indies by 41 runs to level …

Ronaldo targets 100th goal, Euro 2020 berth and revenge

Nov 16 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo travels to Luxembourg on Sunday with the objective of helping reigning champions Portugal qualify for …

Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach London final

Nov 16 2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his …

Van der Poel bags cyclo-cross event after cycling legend granddad Poulidor's death

Nov 16 2019

Dutch cycling ace Mathieu van der Poel won a World Cup cyclo-cross event in the Czech Republic on Saturday just three …

Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Nov 16 2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his …

Relaxed Hamilton on top in final Brazil practice

Nov 16 2019

A relaxed newly-crowned six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday morning's third …

India's Kapur extends good form to lead Panasonic Open

Nov 16 2019

India's Shiv Kapur kept up his recent form at the shortened Panasonic Open when he carded a five-under 67 in Saturday's …

Rookie Quartararo on pole for Valencia MotoGP

Nov 16 2019

French whizz kid Fabio Quartararo romped to his sixth pole position of the championship at the season-closing Valencia …

Mancini's Italy visit 'wounded' Venice

Nov 16 2019

Roberto Mancini's Italian national football team travelled to flood-hit Venice on Saturday, the morning after extending …

Home favourite Samarin wins Russian figure skating Grand Prix

Nov 16 2019

Russian Alexander Samarin led a clean sweep of the podium for the home nation at the figure skating Grand Prix event in …

Lombard recovers to keep nose in front at Nedbank Challenge

Nov 16 2019

South Africa's Zander Lombard recovered from a poor start to shoot a level-par 72 and retain the lead after the third …

Jones admits error but wants to turn England into rugby 'powerhouse'

Nov 16 2019

England coach Eddie Jones wants his team to become the "powerhouse of world rugby" but has admitted he made a mistake in …

Kohli lauds 'clinical' India after crushing Test win over Bangladesh

Nov 16 2019

Skipper Virat Kohli Saturday praised "clinical" India after their pacemen helped crush Bangladesh by an innings and 130 …

Inter coach Conte under police protection after bullet sent in post - reports

Nov 16 2019

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is receiving police protection after a threatening letter containing a bullet was sent …

Hamilton keen to gain early advantage ahead of 2020

Nov 16 2019

Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes team have an advantage over their rivals ahead of the 2020 world championship after …

Liverpool star Gomez's difficult week ends on low note

Nov 16 2019

Liverpool full-back Joe Gomez's rollercoaster week, from the high of beating Manchester City last Sunday to being booed …

Shami stars in India's crushing Test win over Bangladesh

Nov 16 2019

Mohammed Shami took four wickets as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days of the opening …

Quartararo quickest again in Valencia MotoGP practice

Nov 16 2019

French rookie Fabio Quartararo was fastest for the third straight practice session at the season-ending Valencia Grand …

Harden powers shorthanded Rockets past Pacers

Nov 16 2019

James Harden scored 44 points and had eight rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Friday …

Burfict remains bitter over season-ending ban, Goodell

Nov 16 2019

Vontaze Burfict says ruthless hits are part of football but denied comparisons to Myles Garrett who was slapped with an …

Kosovars delighted to face English 'allies'

Nov 16 2019

Kosovo still hopes to reach a first European finals at Euro 2020 but has laid on the warmest of welcomes for England, …

Vettel tops times as Ferrari bounce back with one-two

Nov 16 2019

Sebastian Vettel topped the times despite a "scruffy" lap on Friday as Ferrari delivered a resounding one-two to prove …

Hoeness steps down at Bayern, Flick to stay on for rest of 2019

Nov 16 2019

After 40 years in charge, Uli Hoeness fought back tears as he officially stepped down as Bayern Munich president on …

Finland into first major finals as Sweden seal Euro 2020 place

Nov 15 2019

Finland qualified for the first major tournament in their history on Friday with a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein while …

Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

Nov 15 2019

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce …

Halilhodzic woes deepen as misfiring Morocco held by minnows

Nov 15 2019

A poor start by Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic as coach of Morocco continued Friday when lower ranked Mauritania forced a 0-0 …

Finland into first major finals as Sweden seal Euro 2020 berth

Nov 15 2019

Finland qualified for their first major tournament on Friday with a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein while Sweden sealed their …

Nadal bows out on top of the world

Nov 15 2019

Rafael Nadal was unable to crown his season with a first ATP Finals title but he ends it as world number one and with a …

Zverev win at ATP Finals confirms Nadal exit

Nov 15 2019

Rafael Nadal headed home from the ATP Finals on Friday after defending champion Alexander Zverev's win against Daniil …

Bale says he gets more enjoyment from Wales than Real Madrid

Nov 15 2019

Gareth Bale has risked fuelling the criticism of his commitment to Real Madrid by admitting on Friday he is more excited …

Record ban for Garrett's helmet attack in NFL brawl

Nov 15 2019

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was hit with a record suspension by NFL chiefs on Friday after a …

Flick to remain in charge of Bayern 'until at least Christmas'

Nov 15 2019

Interim coach Hansi Flick will remain in charge of Bayern Munich until at least Christmas, and possibly longer, club …

Sam Warburton joins Wales coaching staff

Nov 15 2019

Ex-captain Sam Warburton and former international Byron Hayward are joining the Wales backroom team under new head coach …

Finland reach first major finals as they secure Euro 2020 spot

Nov 15 2019

Finland qualified for their first major tournament finals as they beat Liechtenstein 3-0 on Friday to guarantee a place …

Chinese swim idol Sun Yang fights prospect of lengthy ban

Nov 15 2019

Chinese multiple Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang, facing a ban of up to eight years for missing an …

Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas

Nov 15 2019

Rafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday but faces an anxious wait to find out …

NFL suspends three, fines Browns, Steelers after brawl

Nov 15 2019

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was suspended for at least the remainder of the NFL season on Friday after …

Rookie Quartararo edges Spanish rivals at Valencia practice sessions

Nov 15 2019

Breakout French rookie Fabio Quartararo posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the season-ending Valencia …

Women strike for minimum wage in Spanish football

Nov 15 2019

Footballers in Spain's women's league launched an indefinite strike on Friday seeking to double the minimum wage to …

Albon on top in Brazil practice before crashing in the rain

Nov 15 2019

Red Bull new boy Alexander Albon topped the times and crashed in the rain in Friday's opening free practice at this …

Asian Tour event in India shortened amid severe smog

Nov 15 2019

The Asian Tour event in smog-hit northern India was shortened to 54 holes Friday amid the severe weather conditions, as …

Chinese swimmer Sun, facing lengthy ban, rejects dope test charge

Nov 15 2019

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang, facing a ban of up to eight years for missing an out-of-competition test, told an appeal …

New-look Germany aren't among Euro 2020 favourites - Loew

Nov 15 2019

Germany head coach Joachim Loew insisted Friday his fledgling team can not be considered among the favourites for Euro …

Home hope Lombard surges into Nedbank Challenge lead

Nov 15 2019

South Africa's Zander Lombard stormed into the lead with a seven-under-par 65 in the second round of the Nedbank Golf …

Froome crash underlines 'scary' dangers of cycling - Bernal

Nov 15 2019

Tour de France winner Egan Bernal said Friday that competitive cyclists are only ever one corner from catastrophe, …

Red-hot Agarwal delighted to cash in on strong form

Nov 15 2019

India's Mayank Agarwal said getting big scores when in form is key after his double century guided the hosts to a giant …

Stokes doesn't want to captain England

Nov 15 2019

Ben Stokes admitted on Friday he is not interested in captaining England in the future.

Agarwal hits double ton as India seize control of Bangladesh Test

Nov 15 2019

Mayank Agarwal struck his second double century in four Tests as India built a giant 343 first innings lead over …

England's Anderson making progress in injury comeback

Nov 15 2019

England pace bowler James Anderson has revealed he is "progressing nicely" as he steps up his return from a calf injury.

Quartararo quickest in Valencia first practice

Nov 15 2019

French rider Fabio Quartararo posted the quickest time in first practice for the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix on …

England squad back jeered Gomez, says Chilwell

Nov 15 2019

Ben Chilwell has told Joe Gomez he has the backing of England's squad after the Liverpool defender was booed against …

Abraham targets Euro glory after first England goal

Nov 15 2019

Tammy Abraham has set his sights on firing England to Euro 2020 glory after the Chelsea striker scored his first senior …

Kohli out for duck but India lead in Bangladesh Test

Nov 15 2019

Opener Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 91 but skipper Virat Kohli was out for a rare duck as India took a first innings …

Chinese football at crossroads again after Lippi abruptly quits

Nov 15 2019

China are searching for a third coach this year after the football association accepted Marcello Lippi's resignation …

West Indies break record T20 losing streak

Nov 15 2019

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard was a relieved man after his side hammered Afghanistan to end their longest losing …

Cricketers' mental health thrown into the spotlight

Nov 15 2019

Mental wellbeing as much as physical health is emerging as a key challenge for modern-day cricketers -- with relentless …

China at crossroads again as Lippi quits

Nov 15 2019

China are searching for a third coach this year after the country's football association accepted Marcello Lippi's …

Marquez and Lorenzo top the bill in Valencia

Nov 15 2019

A MotoGP season dominated once again by Marc Marquez rolls to a close in Valencia this weekend with a fond farewell for …

Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

Nov 15 2019

In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers …

Eleven teams confirmed for Kaepernick workout: NFL

Nov 15 2019

At least 11 NFL teams will send representatives to a private workout arranged for Colin Kaepernick this weekend, the …

Giroud penalty lifts France past brave Moldova

Nov 14 2019

Olivier Giroud converted a late penalty as France staggered to a 2-1 win against a Moldova side ranked 175th in the …

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semis

Nov 14 2019

Roger Federer produced a near-flawless performance as he avenged his Wimbledon defeat by Novak Djokovic and qualified …

France and goal-getters England join Euro 2020 big guns

Nov 14 2019

The Euro 2020 line-up began to take shape on Thursday after big-hitters France and England qualified for next year's …

'Clinical' England smash seven past Montenegro to reach Euro 2020 in style

Nov 14 2019

England manager Gareth Southgate revelled in his side's ruthlessness as a 7-0 thrashing of Montenegro sealed …

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to brink of Euro 2020 qualification

Nov 14 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick as Portugal moved to the brink of qualifying for Euro 2020 …

England smash seven past Montenegro to reach Euro 2020 in style

Nov 14 2019

Harry Kane's first half hat-trick secured England's qualification for Euro 2020 in style with a 7-0 thrashing of …

Turkey hold Iceland to reach Euro 2020 alongside France

Nov 14 2019

Turkey booked their place at Euro 2020 on Thursday after a goalless qualifying draw with Iceland which also sent world …

'Not ideal moment' for Spanish national side return to Barcelona, admits Ramos

Nov 14 2019

Spain captain Sergio Ramos said on Thursday he thinks the national side could play in Barcelona for the first time since …

Iraqis celebrate football win against Iran as symbolic victory

Nov 14 2019

Jubilant Iraqis celebrated a football win against Iran Thursday as a desperately needed morale boost for protesters who …

Becker defends Zverev over Davis Cup snub

Nov 14 2019

Boris Becker has defended Alexander Zverev's decision to skip the Davis Cup to play a series of exhibition matches …

Bottas hatches plan to beat champ Hamilton next year

Nov 14 2019

Valtteri Bottas has a set out a secret plan for beating Formula One king Lewis Hamilton next season, the world …

Lippi says he is 'quitting' as China boss after Syria defeat

Nov 14 2019

Marcello Lippi announced he was quitting as China coach after his team fell to a 2-1 defeat by Syria in 2022 World Cup …

Williamson fit, New Zealand call up Ferguson for England Tests

Nov 14 2019

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been declared fit for the first Test against England while white-ball speedster …

Vettel hits back at 'immature' Verstappen's 'cheating' claims

Nov 14 2019

Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc defended their team Thursday, dismissing suggestions that the …

Zverev denies illegal phone use at ATP Finals

Nov 14 2019

Alexander Zverev denied he was using his phone illegally during his ATP Finals round-robin defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas …

'Super-agent' Raiola threatens FIFA with legal action over commission caps

Nov 14 2019

A group of football agents led by "super-agent" Mino Raiola has threatened FIFA with legal action over a proposed cap on …

Smith turns down Cricket South Africa director role

Nov 14 2019

Former South African captain Graeme Smith has withdrawn his interest in becoming Cricket South Africa's (CSA) director …

Triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo retires

Nov 14 2019

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who suffered a fractured spine this year, said Thursday he would retire …

ATP Cup will be a 'great start' to year, says Becker

Nov 14 2019

Boris Becker hailed the ATP Cup team competition as a perfect way for players to launch the new season, saying it gave …

Hamilton forecasts driver moves, warns against new Rio circuit damage to environment

Nov 14 2019

Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton revealed Thursday that Formula One’s leading drivers are engaged in contract …

Djokovic, Federer set for ATP Finals showdown after Berrettini win

Nov 14 2019

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer prepared to face off for a place in the last four of the ATP Finals on Thursday after …

Oosthuizen defies kidney stone to take three-shot Nedbank lead

Nov 14 2019

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen defied pain from a kidney stone and shot a record-equalling nine-under-par 63 in the …

Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact

Nov 14 2019

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was Thursday appointed coach at MLS franchise Montreal Impact on a two-year contract …

Mominul takes blame for Bangladesh's 150 in first India Test

Nov 14 2019

Skipper Mominul Haque took the blame for Bangladesh's batting collapse after India's pacemen combined to bowl them out …