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Ex-Spanish king at 79 becomes world sailing champion

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos at 79 has been named world sailing champion along with his crew during the classic six competition in Vancouver that ...

Injured Neymar to miss first PSG game

Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game at Montpellier on Saturday after the world's most expensive player injured his right foot, the French champions ...

North Korea triggers 2018 Winter Olympics security scare

Austria and Germany joined France on Friday in raising the spectre of staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid security fears ...

Turkish ex-Olympic champion Cakir banned for life - report

Turkey's athletics federation has banned the disgraced former 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin for life over a third doping offence, the state-run Anadolu ...

Costa delighted to finally seal Atletico return

Spanish striker Diego Costa said he was relieved the saga surrounding his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea was over, after arriving in Spain on ...

Frenchman Cosnefroy wins U-23 world cycling title

Benoit Cosnefroy of France won the men's under-23 world road race title in Bergen on Friday. German Lennard Kamna was edged into second at the ...

Returning Rossi completes Aragon free practice

Motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi completed two practice sessions on Friday for the Aragon Grand Prix, a mere 21 days after surgery on a double leg ...

'Now I'm jinxed?' jokes Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane joked Friday that he was "jinxed" as his injury-depleted team comes under attack for their misfiring start to this season's ...

Badminton: Son crushes Lin in Japan Open

World number one Son Wan-Ho overpowered two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the men's singles at the Japan Badminton Open Friday, while newly ...

Tennis: Merciless Muguruza powers into Tokyo semis

Newly crowned world number one Garbine Muguruza trounced France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Earlier, ...

Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to ...

Penaltygate' threatens to halt PSG's lightning start

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, after Neymar and Edinson Cavani's apparent falling out against Lyon last ...

Education key to stamping out tennis match-fixing - intelligence expert

Educating tennis players about the dangers of betting-related corruption is a key priority for the sport’s global anti-corruption body, the Tennis Integrity Unit. Phil Suddick, ...

Women need organiser and TV support, says new UCI chief

Newly-elected UCI president David Lappartient called on race organisers and television companies to give more attention to women's cycling after he was voted in on ...

Zidane pleads for calm amid Real slump

In the space of just five games Real Madrid have gone from red hot La Liga title favourites to trailing rivals Barcelona by seven points ...

United front sparked fast start says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's dynamic start to their Premier League title challenge has been fuelled by the feel-good factor among his forwards. Mourinho's side ...

NFL: Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in prison,suffered from an advanced stage of degenerative brain disease, researchers said on Thursday. The former ...

Stanley leads Tour Championship, Spieth in the wings

Kyle Stanley got off to a hot start and outshone the big guns to lead after the opening round of the Tour Championship Thursday but ...

Solheim Cup captaincy 'dream come true' for Matthew

Scottish veteran Catriona Matthew said it was a "dream come true" being named captain of the Europe team for the 2019 Solheim Cup which will ...

Rossi ready for pain game, 21 days after double leg break

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi said Thursday he fully expected to feel the pain as he returns to action at the Aragon Grand Prix, just ...

France 'to stay home' if no Korea security guarantee

France will not attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang if the current international stand-off over North Korea's atomic weapons programme worsens and security cannot ...

Tensions between Neymar, Cavani 'normal' says PSG coach

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted that tensions mounted in the dressing room at the Parc des Princes last weekend following the penalty dispute ...

Gold Cup hero Sizing John targets million pound bonus

Irish champion steeplechaser Sizing John will target the mouthwatering £1 million (1.1 million-euro, $1.4 million) bonus on offer for winning the English Triple Crown in ...

Kurzawa video footage 'taken out of context' - agent

Footage of Paris Saint-Germain and France defender Layvin Kurzawa criticising national coach Didier Deschamps -- and which led to a blackmail plot against him -- ...

New UCI president vows to avoid another 'Armstrong affair'

Frenchman David Lappartient said his main job after being elected the new president of the UCI on Thursday was to maintain cycling's credibility. The 44-year-old ...

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the Spanish club. "Atletico de ...

Manchester United post record profits

Manchester United announced record revenues and operating profits on Thursday despite missing out on the riches of the Champions League last season. The Old Trafford ...

Cash-starved Indian athlete mulls Italy move

Davinder Singh Kang, who this year became the first Indian to reach the world championships javelin final, has threatened to compete for Italy unless he ...

Yadav hat-trick gives India big win in 2nd ODI

Kuldeep Yadav's maiden hat-trick and a fluent 92 by Virat Kohli helped India cruise to a 50-run win over Australia in the second one-day international ...

New Asian eSports leader seeks Olympic promised land

Newly elected Asian eSports Federation president Kenneth Fok is determined to prove to the world that eSports -- chiefly consisting of multiplayer computer games -- ...

Cricket: Bomb-affected Hollioake would return to Kabul 'in a heartbeat'

Former England captain Adam Hollioake says he would return to Kabul "in a heartbeat" despite feeling the blast when a suicide bomber blew himself up ...

Neuer injury thrusts Ulreich into Bayern limelight

Sven Ulreich considered quitting Bayern Munich over the close season due to a lack of chances, but Manuel Neuer's latest injury has propelled his understudy ...

Child hospitalized after foul ball at Yankees game

A toddler was hospitalized on Wednesday after being struck by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium, the latest in a series of incidents that have ...

Juventus, Napoli pull clear in Serie A

Champions Juventus and Napoli pulled clear at the summit of Serie A as they continued their faultless campaigns on Wednesday as Inter Milan fell behind. ...

Federer, Nadal relish teaming up at Laver Cup

Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will achieve a career first in Prague this weekend when they play side-by-side in the Laver Cup, a ...

England unsure of best Ashes line-up, admits Strauss

England supremo Andrew Strauss has admitted his side will head to Australia for the defence of the Ashes in just over a month's time still ...

Manchester United, Manchester City into League Cup fourth round

Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the League Cup fourth round as the holders crushed Burton 4-1, while Manchester City eased through with a 2-1 ...

Kagawa leads Dortmund 'fire engine' back to Bundesliga top spot

Borussia Dortmund returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Wednesday after easing to a 3-0 victory over Hamburg with Japanese star Shinji Kagawa getting ...

Real Madrid beaten by Betis on Ronaldo return

Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions ...

Home run record falls, questions remain

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon carved out a piece of baseball history after belting the 5,694th home run of the Major League Baseball season. ...

FIFA investigate Chelsea over youth recruitment

Premier League champions Chelsea are the subject of a FIFA investigation, reportedly for possible breaches over the signing of foreign youth players, world football's governing ...

England's Root says ODI change is as good as a rest

Joe Root says he will be refreshed rather than fatigued by playing a full part in England's one-day international campaign against the West Indies -- ...

Atletico Madrid stadium to host 2019 Champions League final

Atletico Madrid's new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final, European football's governing body UEFA announced on Wednesday. As the ...

Britain face Spain in 2018 Davis Cup opener

Spain will host Great Britain in the first round of the 2018 Davis Cup, while this year's finalists France and Belgium were drawn against the ...

Russia's new anti-doping chief vows to 'restore trust'

The new chief of Russia's anti-doping agency Yury Ganus said Wednesday it lost all credibility following the explosive 2015 report by Richard McLaren, but vowed ...

Dumoulin stuns Froome, Martin to win time-trial world title

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took a stunning victory in the men's time-trial at the the world championships in Bergen on Wednesday. Slovenia's Primoz Roglic finished second ...

'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dead at 95

Jake LaMotta, the legendary former world middleweight boxing champion whose wild life and times inspired the Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull," has died at age 95, ...

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

England Women's manager Mark Sampson was sacked on Wednesday after evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" during his time at a previous club. Sampson had ...

Rossi poised for Aragon MotoGP - 24 days after breaking leg

Italian motorcycling ace Valentino Rossi said Wednesday he will try to return to action at this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix in Spain just 24 days ...

UEFA call on European leaders to help regulate transfer market

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has called for greater support from Europe's political leaders to help introduce measures to regulate the transfer market on the continent. ...

England winger Solomona seeks to regain Jones's favour on the pitch

Denny Solomona is determined to prove to head coach Eddie Jones he deserves another chance with England after he blotted his copybook by being sent ...

Australia captain Steve Smith shrugs off criticism ahead of 100th ODI

Skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that his captaincy was under threat after a string of disappointing performances by the once all-conquering Australian side. ...

Tennis: Muguruza stuffs Puig to reach Tokyo quarters

Newly crowned world number one Garbine Muguruza pulverised Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. ...

Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence

Afghan soldier Ehsanullah waves a national flag as he dances half-naked in the stands of Kabul's main cricket ground -- one of thousands of fans ...

Cricket: Engineer warns India 'true test' will come in England

India great Farokh Engineer has said the "true test" of Virat Kohli's current side will come when they tour England next year. Under the captaincy ...

Morgan at the double as USA women thrash New Zealand

Alex Morgan scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a women's international football friendly on Tuesday. US star Morgan came on ...

Durant sorry for 'idiotic' tweets

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant apologised on Tuesday for exchanges with fans on Twitter about his departure from Oklahoma City Thunder, branding his comments ...

Aluko slams 'selfish' England over Sampson celebrations

Eni Aluko has slammed her "selfish" former England team-mates following their touchline celebration with manager Mark Sampson during a women's World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. ...

Timmons suspended 'indefinitely' by NFL Dolphins

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been suspended indefinitely following his mysterious disappearance from the team last weekend, a statement said Tuesday. "We have suspended ...

Spieth eyes FedEx jackpot at Tour Championship

World number two Jordan Spieth says he will be targeting victory at the season-ending Tour Championship this week as he bids to pocket another multi-million-dollar ...

Messi hits four as Barca maintain perfect start

Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to La Liga by ...

Sakari Orava, the 'Miracle Doctor' to sports stars

Injured athletes from David Beckham to Ousmane Dembele have over the years put their careers, and bodies, under the trusted knife of Finnish surgeon Sakari ...

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 ...

FIFA bans Caribbean FA chief for six years

FIFA suspended Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick from the sport for six years on Tuesday after he was found guilty of several ethics violations. ...

New Asian eSports chief aims for Olympic future

Newly elected Asian eSports Federation president Kenneth Fok said Tuesday his organisation was committed to pursuing Olympic status for computer gaming while also adopting the ...

Rio redemption as Van Vleuten wins world title

Veteran Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten put a Rio horror fall behind her on Tuesday when she won the world individual time-trial gold medal by ...

Louw set for Springbok recall as Kriel ruled out

England-based flanker Francois Louw could be recalled by embattled South Africa after Jaco Kriel was ruled out for up to six months having undergone shoulder ...

Bogut joins NBA Lakers on one-year deal

Australian star Andrew Bogut has inked a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, the player's agent said on Tuesday. Bogut, 32, has been a ...

Slovenia coach, key player retire after Euro triumph

Days after clinching the European title the coach and star player of Slovenia's basketball team announced their retirement from national duty on Tuesday to return ...

Bernabeu boos can make Bale better - Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the ...

Froome looks to cap glorious year with world time-trial title

Chris Froome has a chance to end his best ever season on yet another high when he tackles the hilly world time-trial championships course in ...

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former ...

S. Africa bowler injuries a problem for new coach Gibson

New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson was faced with what he described as a "crucial" problem at the start of his tenure -- injuries to ...

Lille to host Davis Cup final, France-Japan rugby match moved

The northern French city of Lille will host the November 24-26 Davis Cup final between France and Belgium, a decision that has necessitated moving a ...

Barca shorten Dembele recovery time after operation

Barcelona hope record signing Ousmane Dembele could be back in action in three and a half months after successful surgery on a torn hamstring in ...

Cologne change mind over controversial Dortmund goal protest

Cologne have made a U-turn on plans to lodge an official protest to the German Football Association (DFB) about a controversial goal in their 5-0 ...

Man Utd fans urged to drop 'racist' Lukaku chant

British anti-discrimination group Kick It Out on Tuesday called on Manchester United fans to stop a "racist" chant about striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old arrived ...

Ton-up Bairstow leaves Windies facing World Cup qualifiers

Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the ...

Ox was right to pick Liverpool, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he has not made a mistake in swapping the Emirates for Anfield despite a lack of ...

Bayern's Neuer out until January after foot operation

Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing ...

Man Utd's Herrera says pressure on big-spending City

Manchester United's Ander Herrera says "favourites" Manchester City face intense pressure to win the Premier League after their summer spending spree and trophyless campaign last ...

Cricket: Sri Lanka name new selectors ahead of Pak series

Sri Lanka on Tuesday appointed former Test player Graeme Labrooy as the chief selector, days before a two-Test series kicks off in the UAE against ...

Rossi back on bike 18 days after double leg fracture

Italian motorcycling ace Valentino Rossi has returned to training just 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture, his Movistar Yahama team confirmed. Rossi underwent ...

Golbang -- the Twitter generation's 'beautiful game'

Golbang, a new three-a-side format of the beautiful game, hopes to fill the same role as Twenty20 and sevens in cricket and rugby, its creator ...

Tennis: Cibulkova tears through Tokyo opener

Fifth seed Dominika Cibulkova pummelled Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday to storm into the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. The ...

Bangladesh bowler Rubel denied entry to South Africa

Pace bowler Rubel Hossain was prevented from boarding a flight to South Africa with the Bangladesh tour squad after the airline claimed he did not ...

US Open starlet Wu aims to inspire China tennis generation

China's great new tennis hope Wu Yibing, who made history by winning the US Open boys title this month, says he hopes to inspire a ...

Booming 'super' league culture makes India's sports market sizzle

Boxing, badminton, poker, pool -- every sport imaginable is rebranding in India as a "super" or "pro" franchise-based competition chasing a slice of an emerging ...

Ronaldo back for Real Madrid, Deulofeu in for Dembele

Barcelona begin a four-month stretch without injured club record signing Ousmane Dembele, but will be expected to sweep aside Eibar to continue their 100 percent ...

Rio Ferdinand launches boxing career

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand said Tuesday he is launching a new career as a professional boxer two years after retiring from football as a ...

Judge rejects NFL appeal over Elliott case

A US judge on Monday rejected an appeal by the National Football League seeking to overturn an injunction obtained by Ezekiel Elliott which has allowed ...

Bach lifts lid on 2024-2028 joint Olympics award

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach lifted the lid on how the joint award of the 2024-2028 Olympics came about here Monday, revealing that the ...

Vito named Top 14 player of the year

New Zealand's Victor Vito of La Rochelle was voted French Top 14 player of the year for 2016-2017 on Monday for his part in the ...

Boxer Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution

Britain's troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury challenged the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) body to either hurry up and ban him for taking an illegal ...

Hooker Best set to miss Ulster's Champions Cup openers

Ireland captain Rory Best will miss his province Ulster's first two European Champions Cup matches because of a hamstring injury the club announced on Monday. ...

Morgan urges Stokes to 'be himself' as Samuels clash looms

England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has urged Ben Stokes to retain his competitive approach despite the prospect of facing longstanding antagonist Marlon Samuels in the ...

PSG win again but tensions simmer between Neymar, Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain kept their perfect start to the season going on Sunday, but the 2-0 win over Lyon also laid bare certain tensions in their ...

Gayle return 'huge boost' for West Indies - Holder

West Indies captain Jason Holder has backed the returning Chris Gayle to make a big impact in the one-day international series against England starting this ...

Barcelona's Dembele to undergo surgery on Tuesday

Barcelona's record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up ...

Resurgent Schalke pose threat to Ancelotti's Bayern

Following their best start to a Bundesliga season in six years, resurgent Schalke are relishing Tuesday's home clash with Bayern Munich, whose coach Carlo Ancelotti ...

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