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'All-powerful' African football club hit by DR Congo political feud

The training pitches and classrooms are fit for one of Africa’s most illustrious football clubs, but the political battles rife in Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Ghost of football past stalks abandoned Ukraine arena

In its halcyon days, the Donbass Arena in eastern Ukraine was a gleaming temple to football, welcoming some of the sport's biggest names through its ...

NBA: Packers all-time rushing leader charged with child abuse

Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, the NFL team's all-time rushing leader, was charged with felony child abuse Monday after his 15-year-old daughter ...

Vikings receiver Floyd gets day in jail for alcohol

Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to one day in jail by an Arizona judge for violating terms of his house arrest by testing ...

Heart issue prompts NFL Saints to shut down defender Fairley

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley was placed on NFL season-ending injured reserve Monday because of a heart issue, after a specialist suggested he ...

Bloodied at Chinese fight club for $75

Every Friday night, fighters trade blows in a ring in the dimly lit Monster Club in southwest China, competing for a $75 payday as a ...

Nicklaus says Tiger faces tough road back: report

Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods will have a very difficult time making a comeback to competitive golf as he deals with physical injury issues and ...

Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup in Perth

Swiss great Roger Federer will use the Hopman Cup in Perth as preparation for the defence of his Australian Open title in 2018, mirroring his ...

Serena asks McEnroe for respect after comparison to men

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, fired back Monday at John McEnroe's remark that she would only rank about 700th on the men's ...

Ostrava - the Czech steel city Usain Bolt calls home from home

Ostrava is a place Usain Bolt calls a second home, an unlikely compliment for a polluted steel city in the northeastern Czech Republic and as ...

$2m sent to child of FIFA member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

A sum of $2 million was sent to the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA official prior to Qatar being awarded the hosting of the 2022 ...

NHL: Selanne, Kariya among seven voted into Hall of Fame

Retired NHL stars Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi were among seven people voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday ...

Top seeds Djokovic, Kerber hoping for pre-Wimbledon form at Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, top seeds at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne event, are targeting successful comebacks this week that they hope will serve them well ...

Dalton says America's Cup won with damaged boat

Kiwis on Tuesday greeted Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory with jubilation and a huge sigh of relief as it was revealed the triumph was ...

Bertrand Traore leaves Chelsea for Lyon

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday. Chelsea will ...

Ledecky seeks more than chance to defend four world titles

Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will try to qualify for five individual events at next month's World Championships when the US Swimming Championships begin Tuesday ...

Green, Gobert, Leonard pace NBA All-Defensive squad

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of Utah were among five players named Monday ...

FIFA referees chief wants shorter video delays

FIFA's referees chief said Monday he wants less delays caused by the video assistant referee and to reduce disruptions from the system being tested for ...

Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he ...

Fiorentina's owners put club up for sale

Fiorentina's owners said fan dissatisfaction had driven them to putting the Italian Serie A side up for sale on Monday. Fiorentina, who finished eighth last ...

Montpellier admit striker Steve Mounie set for Huddersfield

Giant Montpellier striker Steve Mounie is on the verge of completing a transfer to English Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town, the French side announced on ...

Dario Saric among record four global All-Rookie picks

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric was a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie team announced Monday, which featured a record four players from outside the ...

Newton throws for Panthers for first time since surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the NFL's 2015 Most Valuable Player, is throwing for the first time since surgery last March to repair a partially ...

England match-winner Malan says 'late bloomer' Voges inspired him

England match-winner Dawid Malan said Australia's Adam Voges gave him the hope of making an international debut he thought would never come. Malan marked his ...

Tiger won't host PGA event as treatment continues

Tiger Woods will miss this week's PGA National, skipping his usual host role while continuing treatments to manage pain medications after an impaired driving arrest ...

New Zealand humble USA to win 35th America's Cup

New Zealand won the America's Cup on Monday, laying to rest the ghost of a stunning 2013 collapse with a crushing victory over Oracle Team ...

Novak Djokovic says timing key for Eastbourne wildcard

Novak Djokovic on Monday credited perfect timing for his decision to seek a wild card at Eastbourne for the struggling Serb's first Wimbledon warm-up event ...

Mark Cavendish targets Merckx's Tour de France record

British road cycling star Mark Cavendish will target Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record of stage wins as he spearheads the Dimension Data team's challenge ...

Usain Bolt confirms he is in final season of 'wonderful career'

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this "emotional" season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track ...

Heino Kuhn heads uncapped S. Africa trio for England Test series

Heino Kuhn's two centuries on the South Africa A tour of England earned him a call-up on Monday to the senior squad for their upcoming ...

Motorcycling star Max Biaggi out of intensive care

Italian motorcycling star Max Biaggi has left intensive care in a Rome hospital two weeks after being admitted following a training accident, he revealed on ...

Recovered Angelique Kerber looking ahead to Wimbledon

After dealing with injuries and a chronic lack of solid results, Angelique Kerber confirmed on Monday she finally feels fit again and keen to challenge ...

Buttler defends Morgan absence after Vaughan blast

Jos Buttler has defended England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan's decision to leave himself out of the series-deciding third Twenty20 international against South Africa. England beat ...

Crystal Palace appoint Frank de Boer as new boss

English Premier League side Crystal Palace on Monday appointed former Dutch international Frank de Boer as their new manager The 47-year-old -- who guided Ajax ...

Petra Kvitova withdraws from Wimbledon warm-up

Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne this week with an abdominal injury. News of the 27-year-old Czech's absence on Monday ...

Petra Kvitova withdraws from Wimbledon warm-up

Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne this week with an abdominal injury. News of the 27-year-old Czech's absence on Monday ...

Chile wait on Aranguiz's fitness for Confed Cup semi-final

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered ...

Germany's Timo Werner eyes Confederations Cup glory

Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday's semi-final ...

Vettel 'freaked out' in Azerbaijan, faces Hamilton wrath: Lauda

Sebastian Vettel "freaked out" under pressure in his on-track clash with Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and risks retribution from his rival, according ...

Jeff Horn has '10-point plan' to upset Pacquiao

Australian challenger Jeff Horn has a 10-point plan to upset legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in their World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, his trainer ...

Blake takes sprint double at Jamaica nationals

Olympic Games silver medalist Yohan Blake copped his third sprint double at the Jamaican national track and field championships on Sunday, winning the 200 meters ...

All Blacks coach Hansen blasts Gatland as 'a bit desperate'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen lit the fuse on simmering tension with rival Warren Gatland on Monday, labelling the British and Irish Lions mentor "a ...

N. Korea voices doubts over South's Olympic invite: report

A top North Korean sports official voiced doubts over a proposal by South Korean President Moon Jae-In to form a unified Olympic team, citing political ...

South Korea's Ryu moves to No. 1 with LPGA Arkansas win

Ryu So-Yeon seized the world number one ranking on Sunday as she closed with a two-under 69 at the Northwest Arkansas Championship for her 15th ...

McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men's tour

Tennis legend John McEnroe says while he has great respect for Serena Williams as the best of her gender, the 23-time Grand Slam winner would ...

New Zealand one win away from America's Cup glory

Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand defeated two-time defenders Oracle Team USA twice on Sunday to move within one victory of seizing the ...

South African batsman AB de Villiers to decide future in August

AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August. One of the outstanding batsmen of his ...

All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

A stranded British and Irish Lions supporter has told how a stranger's act of kindness resulted in him bunking down at the home of All ...

Bunker chip-in brings Spieth his 10th PGA title

Jordan Spieth sank a bunker shot on the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat US compatriot Daniel Berger and win the Travelers Championship for ...

Rahane, Kohli shine as India rout West Indies in second ODI

Ajinkya Rahane's third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the ...

Federer buries 'doubts' with perfect Wimbledon boost

Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth Halle title on Sunday and admitted he's feeling fresh ahead of his assault on ...

Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title

Petra Kvitova said on Sunday that coming back from a set down to win her first title since suffering a career-threatening injury has given her ...

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

Germany's Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to ...

After Ostapenko, Sevastova strikes another blow for Latvia

Anastasija Sevastova won her first trophy since 2010 on Sunday when she captured the Mallorca Open, becoming the second Latvian in two weeks to clinch ...

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the ...

Coleman downed again as upsets hit US athletics trials

Sprinter Christian Coleman suffered a shock 200m defeat as upsets dominated the final day of the US World Championship Trials here Sunday. Coleman, the 21-year-old ...

Dixon stretches IndyCar lead with Road America win

New Zealand's Scott Dixon stretched his IndyCar season points lead Sunday by taking his first victory of the campaign, holding off Josef Newgarden to win ...

Rahane century, Kohli assault as India make 310-5

Ajinkya Rahane’s third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli lifted India to a formidable 310 for five against the West Indies in ...

US sets Gold Cup lineup with eye on World Cup

US national team coach Bruce Arena named a 23-player roster Sunday for next month's Gold Cup, using the North American championship to evaluate talent for ...

New Zealand on brink of America's Cup triumph

Emirates Team New Zealand dominated Oracle Team USA on Bermuda's Great Sound on Sunday, winning twice to move within one victory of seizing the America's ...

Stroll climbs podium, ignores critics' 'noise'

Lance Stroll became only the second teenager in Formula One history to record a podium finish when he marked his rookie season with his maiden ...

Chile book Portugal semi at Confederations Cup

Martin Rodriguez rescued a 1-1 draw for Chile against Australia on Sunday to send the South American champions through to a Confederations Cup semi-final against ...

Werner brace fires Germany into semis against Mexico

Timo Werner netted twice as Germany set up a Confederations Cup semi-final against Mexico with a 3-1 win on Sunday against 10-man Cameroon, who initially ...

Johnson questions rewriting records

Michael Johnson has questioned a proposal to wipe out all athletics world records set before 2005, voicing scepticism that the move will help clean up ...

World 837 Romero edges Garcia to Munich title

Andres Romero, the world number 837, fired a stunning seven-under-par final round of 65 to win his second European Tour title at the BMW International ...

Lopez crowned king of Queen's

Feliciano Lopez won the Queen's Club title in dramatic fashion as the Spaniard saved a match point before defeating Marin Cilic 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 ...

Morgan defends dropping himself for South Africa finale

England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan insisted he did the right thing for the team's "development" by dropping himself for the third Twenty20 international against ...

Comeback queen Kvitova wins Birmingham title

Petra Kvitova clinched her first title in just her second tournament since returning from a career-threatening hand injury, defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 ...

Springbok captain Whiteley's groin injury to be assessed Monday

South Africa captain Warren Whiteley will learn Monday the severity of a groin injury which kept him out of a 35-12 triumph over France this ...

Kendricks eyes world pole vault gold after joining six-metre club

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has set his sights on a World Championship gold medal after joining the discipline's six-metre club at the US trials ...

Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving after deliberately crashing into title rival Lewis Hamilton in a wild and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix won by ...

Mallett hails 'incredible' Springboks turnaround against France

Former South Africa forward and coach Nick Mallett hailed the Springboks for completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash over France on Saturday. "Incredible," said the ...

New boy Malan sets up England T20 series win over South Africa

Dawid Malan became England's top-scoring Twenty20 international debutant as they beat South Africa by 19 runs at Cardiff on Sunday to seal a 2-1 series ...

Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle grass-court title

Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle on Sunday. The top seed lost ...

Russia slams 2014 World Cup squad doping probe report

Russian deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko on Sunday shrugged off a report that the country's entire 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for ...

Rossi king at Dutch MotoGP, Vinales crashes out

Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi won a gripping Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday to reignite the evergreen 38-year-old's dream of a 10th world title, as ...

Russia tries to put brave face on early Confed Cup exit

Russia struggled for positives Sunday after they crashed out of the Confederations Cup on home soil in an ominous sign of how the hosts might ...

India's Srikanth stuns Chen to win Australian Open badminton

India's Kidambi Srikanth claimed a first victory over Olympic and two-time world champion Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries final in Sydney on ...

Gatland turns Hurricanes clash into Lions Test tryout

Disappointed British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has gone back to the drawing board, turning Tuesday's clash with the Wellington Hurricanes into a trial ...

Cheika believes Wallabies can tame All Blacks

Coach Michael Cheika has raised eyebrows by claiming the Wallabies can upset the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup series following their shaky win over ...

China's national table tennis team may face sanction after top player no-show

The International Table Tennis Federation threatened on Sunday to slap sanctions on China's national team after three top players quit a tournament in apparent protest ...

Athletics: McLeod sets Jamaican 110m hurdle record

Olympic gold medalist Omar McLeod set a Jamaican national record of in the 110 meter hurdles Saturday with a blistering time of 12.90 seconds during ...

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become ...

Boxer Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: "I will be going home as world ...

Golfer Ryu sizzles to 61 to seize comfortable Arkansas lead

South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon fired a tournament record 10-under 61 Saturday to vault into a five-shot lead heading into the final round of the North ...

Messi's gritty hometown braces for a glam wedding

Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days. On Friday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi will be married there to Antonella ...

Homophobia permeates football world in Spain

Death threats and insults: Homophobia remains omnipresent in Spain's sacred football world, where players don't dare "come out" in an otherwise gay friendly country whose ...

RugbyU: Savea among three All Blacks released to face Lions

The Wellington Hurricanes will have try-scoring potency when they play the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday with three members of the All Blacks squad ...

Sonny Bill gifts All Blacks kit to young Lions fan

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has made another heart-warming gesture, this time presenting his All Blacks shorts and socks to a young Lions fan ...

'Down and dirty' All Blacks have tip for Lions

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up the verbal war with the British and Irish Lions again, suggesting they play New Zealand style to ...

Vikings back receiver Floyd's alcohol in tea claim

Minnesota Vikings officials are backing receiver Michael Floyd's fight against a house arrest violation that could land him in jail, one he says was caused ...

Spieth keeps PGA Travelers lead with late birdie binge

Jordan Spieth birdied three of the last four holes, including the last with a dramatic 20-foot putt, to grab a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third ...

Moyano the villain and hero as Pumas triumph

Ramiro Moyano was the villain and the hero as Argentina won for only the second time in 11 Tests by defeating Georgia 45-29 Saturday in ...

Antetokounmpo brothers - from migrants to basketball ambassadors

Rags to riches NBA All-Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke openly on Saturday of his Nigerian origins and of eking out a living trading on the ...

Harrison romps, Kendricks soars at US trials

Hurdles star Keni Harrison romped to victory at the US World Championships trials on Saturday as pole vaulter Sam Kendricks soared through the six-meter barrier ...

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at firing Portugal into the Confederations Cup semi-finals after netting his 75th international goal in Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of New ...

French President shows game side to support Paris Olympics 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron tried his hand at sports including boxing and wheelchair tennis to support Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Saturday. ...

Garcia, Bland share Munich lead ahead of final day of golf

Masters champion Sergio Garcia edged closer to his third title of the season when he fired a 67 to share the lead with England's Richard ...

America's Cup defenders USA claw back a win over New Zealand

America's Cup defenders Oracle Team USA edged Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday to seize a vital first victory in tense racing on Bermuda's Great ...

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup semis

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals. Hosts Russia ...

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