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Frazier, Judge power Yankees over Astros

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Home runs from Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge powered the New York Yankees to an 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros on …

Echoes of George Best as Manchester United and Benfica collide

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Manchester United's Champions League encounter with Benfica on Wednesday represents a resumption of hostilities with …

Italy among play-off hopefuls waiting to learn World Cup fate

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Italy will learn their World Cup play-off fate on Tuesday as the four-time winners join seven other European countries …

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in …

United, Chelsea aim to stamp Champions League authority

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will be looking to maintain their robust start to their Champions League campaign when …

Packers quarterback Rodgers will undergo shoulder surgery

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Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will need surgery to repair his broken right collarbone, coach Mike …

Woods swinging driver as rehab continues

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Tiger Woods, who tantalized fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors …

RugbyU: All Blacks coach backs Sonny Bill

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has leapt to Sonny Bill Williams' defence after critics suggested the cross-code star was …

No more Lions tours for Gatland

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Warren Gatland may have come within a whisker of becoming only the second British and Irish Lions coach to beat New …

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez's first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was …

Olympic swimming champion Ervin kneels during US anthem

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Olympic 50-meter freestyle champion Anthony Ervin has joined the ranks of athletes protesting during the US national …

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Mahrez snatches Premier League draw for struggling Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez's first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was …

Frenchman Takam replaces Pulev for Joshua world title bout

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Frenchman Carlos Takam will fight titleholder Anthony Joshua for the IBF world heavyweight crown on October 28th after …

Lion bite victim rugby player Baldwin feared he could lose his hand

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Wales hooker Scott Baldwin feared he would have to have his left hand amputated after a bizarre incident in South Africa …

Kane can be Tottenham's Totti - Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes the emotional images of Francisco Totti's farewell after a 24-year …

Ravine fall victim cyclist Bakelants out of intensive care

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Jan Bakelants, who broke two vertebrae and suffered seven rib fractures in a shocking fall during the Giro di Lombardia, …

Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to end his controversial reign after putting the Premier League club up for …

American flanker Durutalo becomes a Warrior

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Highly-regarded American flanker Andrew Durutalo gave English Premiership bottom side Worcester Warriors a boost on …

Webb's place in danger as Wales change selection policy

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Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is in danger of becoming the first high-profile casualty of his country's new selection …

Kane's Champions League rise faces Real acid test

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Harry Kane is an admitted follower of Cristiano Ronaldo's stratospheric stats as he pursues the Portuguese's status as …

Israel says judo team barred from wearing national emblems in Abu Dhabi

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Israel on Monday denounced a decision by the organisers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi preventing its team from …

Indonesia on track for 2018 Asian Games: OCA

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Indonesia is on track to host next year's Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Monday, easing fears the …

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

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Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch …

Turner's walk-off homer lifts Dodgers over Cubs

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Justin Turner belted a three-run walkoff homer to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on …

Kaepernick files grievance claiming NFL owners collusion: report

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, an NFL free agent who last year began the kneeling protest …

'Eternal flame' from Tokyo 64 Olympics went out 4 years ago: officials

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A flame from the 1964 Tokyo Olympic torch that was supposed to be kept alight eternally actually went out four years …

'Olympic flame' from Tokyo 1964 went out 4 years ago: officials

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A flame from the 1964 Tokyo Olympic torch that was supposed to be kept alight eternally actually went out four years …

'It's war' - Warner to work up 'hatred' for tourists at Ashes

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Australian batsman David Warner says playing England is "war" and he plans to work up "hatred" for the tourists for …

Broken collarbone could end season for Packers star Rodgers

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In a major setback for a Super Bowl championship contender, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a …

Icardi hat-trick as Inter reign in Milan

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Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick as Inter Milan kept pace with leaders Napoli with a 3-2 defeat of city rivals AC Milan …

Valencia storm to second in nine-goal thriller

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Valencia withstood a late onslaught from Real Betis to move up to second with an enthralling 6-3 win at the Benito …

Saracens crush Northampton in Champions Cup opener

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Holders Saracens kicked off their European Champions Cup campaign in style with eight tries in a 57-13 thrashing of …

Leverkusen stumble to draw against Wolfsburg

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Bayer Leverkusen's poor start to the Bundesliga season continued on Sunday, as they twice threw away a lead to draw 2-2 …

49ers kneel again as talks loom on NFL protest controversy

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Seven players for the San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the US national anthem Sunday at Washington in their first …

Pavlyuchenkova beats Gavrilova after WTA Hong Kong marathon

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova came from behind to win a typhoon-delayed marathon Hong Kong Open final 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) …

Rooney rides to Everton's rescue, Gabbiadini saves Saints

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Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman's rescue as the Everton striker's last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton, …

Toulon hold off Halfpenny-inspired Scarlets

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Toulon survived a Leigh Halfpenny-led fightback from Scarlets to edge to a 21-20 opening European Champions Cup victory …

Rooney rides to Everton's rescue

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Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman's rescue as the Everton striker's last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton …

Federer 'saves best for last' to beat Nadal for Shanghai title

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Roger Federer said he "saved the best for last" after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession …

Mushfiqur century spurs Bangladesh in South Africa ODI

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Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a century against South Africa to spur his team to a …

Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

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Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown …

Bangladesh choose to bat in one-day international

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Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat in the first one-day international against South Africa at the Diamond Oval …

Perez eclipses Thomas to win CIMB Classic

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Pat Perez fired a three-under-par 69 Sunday to win the CIMB Classic in Malaysia by four strokes, firmly eclipsing …

Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban

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Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin …

Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

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Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka before winning …

Dovizioso wins Japan thriller to cut Marquez lead

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez on the final lap to win a rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix …

Ko Jin-Young secures first LPGA Tour victory

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South Korea's Ko Jin-Young secured her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating world number two and compatriot Park …

Dovizioso wins last-lap thriller to cut Marquez MotoGP lead

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez to win a pulsating Japanese Grand Prix and blow the MotoGP …

Typhoon puts WTA Hong Kong Open final in doubt

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A typhoon cast a major cloud over Sunday's WTA Hong Kong Open final between Russia's sixth-seeded Anastasia …

Horn lines up Corcoran, aims for UFC's McGregor: report

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Australia's Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England's Gary Corcoran in December before a …

Charlo KOs Lubin to retain WBC crown

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Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division on Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of …

Dodgers draw first blood in Cubs MLB rematch

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Yasiel Puig homered and drove in another as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the World Series champion Chicago …

Horn lines up Corcoran then aiming for UFC's McGregor: report

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Australia's Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England's Gary Corcoran in December before a …

Verlander, Correa lift Astros over Yankees

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Carlos Correa homered and delivered a walk-off double for the Houston Astros in a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees in …

Atletico-Barca 'spectacle' overshadows political backdrop

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Players and coaches of both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona hailed the atmosphere at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano on …

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Arsene Wenger believes a "scandalous" penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on …

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

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Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League …

Mourinho, Klopp at odds over Anfield stalemate

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp pointed the finger of blame at each other …

Guardiola hails City's magnificent seven

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of …

Napoli pull clear as Lazio topple Juventus

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Ciro Immobile's second-half brace for Lazio condemned Serie A champions Juventus to a first home defeat in over two …

Racing, Leinster make winning rugby starts in Europe

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Racing 92 scratched out a 22-18 victory over Leicester in the opening round of European Champions Cup fixtures on …

Suarez earns Barca point at Atletico, Ronaldo rescues Real

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Luis Suarez saved Barcelona's unbeaten La Liga record this season by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday …

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA - BeIN

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The TV broadcasting rights deal agreed for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, which is under investigation by Swiss …

PSG fight to go six clear in France

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A Thomas Meunier brace gave Paris Saint-Germain a hard-fought 2-1 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday after the hosts …

Cleverley strikes late as Watford rock Arsenal

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Arsenal's four-game winning run came to a stunning end at Watford as Tom Cleverley's stoppage-time strike sealed a …

Bayern thrash Freiburg on Heynckes return

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Jupp Heynckes made a perfect start to his fourth spell as Bayern Munich coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg at the …

City crush Stoke with magnificent seven, Palace stun Chelsea

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Manchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, …

Football: Bayern thrash Freiburg on Heynckes return

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Jupp Heynckes made a perfect start to his fourth spell as Bayern Munich coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg at the …

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie …

Barca met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

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Atletico Madrid ultras waved hundreds of Spanish flags and shouted "Viva Espana" (long live Spain) ahead of their clash …

Late Ronaldo winner rescues Real at Getafe

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck his first La Liga goal of the season five minutes from time to save Real Madrid from losing …

Seven up City put Stoke to the sword

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Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City produced an outstanding display to thrash Stoke 7-2 and move two points …

Zaha inspires Palace to Chelsea win

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Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire bottom club Crystal Palace to their first win and first goals of the Premier League …

Eriksen strike ends Spurs' Wembley hoodoo

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Christian Eriksen ensured Tottenham Hotspur ended their Wembley hoodoo with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, …

O'Brien dominates Dewhurst, one shy of Group One record

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Aidan O'Brien dominated Saturday's Dewhurst Stakes, the master Irish trainer saddling the first four home to move one …

Nadal and Federer to face off for Shanghai title

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in Sunday's final of the Shanghai Masters, just the latest chapter in their …

Mourinho stifles, Liverpool misfire in snore draw

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Manchester United ceded the initiative in the Premier League title race after drawing 0-0 with arch foes Liverpool in a …

Man Utd held at Liverpool as Mourinho parks bus

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Manchester United ceded the initiative in the Premier League title race after drawing 0-0 with arch foes Liverpool in a …

Nadal outlasts Cilic to reach Shanghai final

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Rafael Nadal survived a rollercoaster encounter with fourth seed Marin Cilic to power into Sunday's final of the …

Gavrilova, Pavlyuchenkova sweep into Hong Kong final

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Daria Gavrilova produced her best performance of the week to cruise into the Hong Kong Open final with a 6-0, 7-5 defeat …

Zarco snatches shock Japan MotoGP pole, Marquez third

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Yamaha's Johann Zarco produced a sizzling lap Saturday to claim a surprise pole for the Japanese Grand Prix with MotoGP …

'No impact' on PSG from president's probe

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Paris Saint-Germain are unaffected by the World Cup corruption investigation launched against chairman Nasser …

Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

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Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her …

Gavrilova sweeps into Hong Kong final

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Daria Gavrilova produced her best performance of the week to cruise into the Hong Kong Open final with a 6-0, 7-5 defeat …

Zarco snatches Japan MotoGP pole, Marquez third

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Yamaha's Johann Zarco produced a sizzling lap Saturday to claim a surprise pole for the Japanese Grand Prix with MotoGP …

Redzel wins world's richest turf race The Everest

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Redzel beat Vega Magic in a thrilling inaugural Everest race in Sydney on Saturday, the world's richest on turf that …

Milan football derby fever rages from Chinatown to Beijing

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Italy's traditional derby match between footballing giants Inter and AC Milan now has a distinct Asian flavour and …

Mourinho surprised by Martinez handling of Fellaini

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Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Marouane Fellaini was used by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in a World …

Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

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Nabil Fekir's last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their captain sealed a 3-2 …

Guardiola tries to heal Pochettino rift

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Pep Guardiola has moved to placate Mauricio Pochettino after the Manchester City manager was accused of disrespect by …

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

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Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three …

Ton-up Babar helps Pakistan ease past Sri Lanka

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Babar Azam scored an impressive hundred while Shoaib Malik smashed a quickfire half century to help Pakistan thump Sri …

Tennis star Nadal sues ex-French minister for 100,000 euros

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Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after …

Kiwi Hartley gets 'dream' Toro Rosso start

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Le Mans champion Brendon Hartley of New Zealand will make his Formula One debut at the US Grand Prix in Austin next …

Italian police seize villa in World Cup corruption probe

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PSG chairman and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi faced new accusations Friday as Italian police seized a villa in …

Racing suspend Tameifuna for Leicester clash

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French Top 14 club Racing 92 suspended Tongan international prop Ben Tameifuna for two matches on Friday, after his …

PSG chairman and BeIN media chief Khelaifi faces fresh accusations

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PSG chairman and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi faced fresh accusations Friday as Italian police said he had put a …

Barcelona travel to Atletico Madrid amid Catalan crisis

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The biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on …

Spain to play Russia in friendly: Spanish football federation

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Spain will play 2018 World Cup hosts Russia on November 14 as part of their build-up for next summer's finals, the …

Qatar World Cup official hits back at criticism

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A senior Qatar World Cup official took to social media Friday to re-assert the Gulf state will host the 2022 tournament, …

India-Australia final T20 abandoned

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The third and deciding Twenty20 international between India and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled …