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Ewan grabs Tour Down Under lead in fire-ravaged Adelaide Hills

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Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan surged past defending Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey to win the second stage and …

New power serve sends Djokovic into Aussie Open round three

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic credited a newly refined serve for his eight-game unbeaten streak this season after he …

Learner driver Gauff, 15, says nerves won't slow her against Osaka

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Coco Gauff is still learning to drive and was scared when she went on a highway -- but the 15-year-old warned Naomi …

Racquet-kicking Osaka admits she was 'a bit childish'

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Naomi Osaka conceded she had been "a bit childish" after her frustrations boiled over on Wednesday in setting up a …

Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcard

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Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on …

Emotional Wozniacki stays alive in Australian Open swansong

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Caroline Wozniacki had tears in her eyes as she kept alive her dreams of a triumphant farewell to tennis at the …

Maduro welcomes Maradona to Caracas ahead of forum

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Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona met Tuesday in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who thanked …

Djokovic romps past Ito into Aussie Open round three

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Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic weathered a testing second set and breezy conditions to crush Japanese wildcard …

Coco Gauff, 15, sets up Australian Open blockbuster with Osaka

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Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff recovered from a set down to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday, …

Leonard outduels Doncic as Clippers beat Mavs

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Kawhi Leonard won his duel with Luka Doncic as the Los Angeles Clippers downed the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on the road …

Emotional Wozniacki keeps final tournament alive at Australian Open

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An emotional Caroline Wozniacki had tears in her eyes as she kept alive her dreams of a triumphant farewell to tennis at …

Barty breezes into next round at windswept Aussie Open

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World number one Ashleigh Barty made light of windy conditions to reach the Australian Open third round in front of an …

Hooper quits as Waratahs captain, still wants to lead Australia

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Michael Hooper has stepped down as skipper of the NSW Waratahs just over a week from the start of the new Super Rugby …

Arenas of gold: Tokyo venues that will forge Olympic dreams

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With six months until the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, workers are putting the finishing touches on the 43 Olympic sites …

Financier banking on flexible football transfer strategy

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Even for the heavyweights of world football, raising vast sums of cash to fund transfers can be tricky. That's where …

Sharapova career in balance after Melbourne humiliation

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Maria Sharapova burst onto the scene as a supremely gifted teenager and won five Grand Slams before serving a drugs ban, …

Budgets, boxing and Bolt: the rocky road to Tokyo 2020

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From the high of winning the right to host the Games to the depths of a plagiarism scandal and a stadium debacle, the …

Fast response: How Tokyo Olympics will cope if earthquake strikes

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It's 9:15 am on Sunday July 26 and excitement is building at the Tokyo Aquatics centre as the first swimming medals are …

Racquet-kicking Osaka tees up potential Coco clash in Melbourne

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Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka overcame a mid-match fit of pique to set up a potential third-round clash …

Tennis: Australian Open results

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Results on day three of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park on Wednesday:

Driver musical chairs makes 2020 rally season hard to call

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Ott Tanak begins the defence of his world rally title in Monte Carlo this week promising a clean fight with arch rival …

Jeter, Walker into baseball Hall of Fame

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New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, coming within one vote of being a …

Arteta hopes 10-man Arsenal's grit points to brighter future

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes the resilience his side showed in twice coming from behind while a man down to hold …

Ten-man Arsenal hold Chelsea in torrent of late Premier League goals

Jan 21 2020

Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea's charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant …

Ten-man Arsenal hold Chelsea in torrent of Premier League late goals

Jan 21 2020

Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea's charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant …

Solskjaer hits back after criticism over Rashford injury

Jan 21 2020

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has strongly defended himself against claims he put himself first with his …

Lyon down Lille on penalties to reach French League Cup final

Jan 21 2020

Lyon beat Lille on penalties after a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Groupama Stadium on Tuesday to reach their sixth French …

Ten-man Arsenal battle back to hold Chelsea

Jan 21 2020

Ten-man Arsenal twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at Chelsea despite a nightmare return to Stamford Bridge …

Aguero strikes as Man City blunt Blades

Jan 21 2020

Pep Guardiola admitted Aymeric Laporte's return from injury will be key to Manchester City's hopes of a successful end …

Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb table

Jan 21 2020

Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Tuesday as Southampton climbed into the …

Mexico striker Hernandez joins Galaxy

Jan 21 2020

Javier Hernandez completed his long-awaited transfer to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday, saying the lure of playing …

Woods not thinking about titles record ahead of 2020 bow

Jan 21 2020

Tiger Woods says he is not thinking about breaking the record for PGA Tour victories as he prepares to tee off his 2020 …

Russia's sports minister loses government post amid doping saga

Jan 21 2020

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has replaced sports minister Pavel Kolobkov and his predecessor from his cabinet …

FIFA chief spots new top athlete... Trump

Jan 21 2020

As head of world football, Gianni Infantino knows a thing or two about athletes and on Tuesday he talent-spotted one he …

Saracens players who move abroad could still represent England, says RFU

Jan 21 2020

Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney has refused to rule out the possibility of allowing England to select …

Season over for Italian speedster Paris after Kitzbuhel accident

Jan 21 2020

Italy's world champion skier Dominik Paris will miss the rest of the season after rupturing knee ligaments in training …

Farah happy to have doping samples retested

Jan 21 2020

Former Olympic champion Mo Farah said on Tuesday he is happy for his old doping samples to be retested at any time.

African champions Algeria to face Burkina Faso in World Cup qualifying

Jan 21 2020

African football champions Algeria, led by Riyad Mahrez, will take on Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Niger in the second …

Hernandez joins LA Galaxy from Sevilla

Jan 21 2020

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has joined Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy from Sevilla, the La Liga club announced …

Tennis chiefs suspend doubles star Farah over doping

Jan 21 2020

Robert Farah, the world's top-ranked men's doubles player, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis …

Injured Dhawan out of India's ODI, T20 squad for New Zealand tour

Jan 21 2020

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India's limited-overs teams for their tour of New Zealand after injuring his …

Barca considering signing a striker, says Setien

Jan 21 2020

Quique Setien said on Tuesday that Barcelona are considering signing another striker before the end of the January …

Leicester boss Rodgers confident Chilwell and Choudhury have learned lesson

Jan 21 2020

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Ben Chilwell and Hamza Choudhury have learned their lesson after missing a …

Newcastle sign Bentaleb on loan from Schalke

Jan 21 2020

Newcastle have signed Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb on loan from Schalke for the rest of the season, the club …

West Ham's Anderson ruled out for a month

Jan 21 2020

West Ham manager David Moyes will be without injured Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson for a month.

Ex-Germany star Podolski to work for Cologne after retirement

Jan 21 2020

Bundesliga side Cologne confirmed Tuesday they plan to work with cult club figure and 2014 World Cup winner Lukas …

Mathews in control as Sri Lanka close in on lead in Harare

Jan 21 2020

Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis both struck measured half-centuries as Sri Lanka reached 295 for four at close of play …

Aussie star Skelton suspended for four weeks

Jan 21 2020

Saracens Will Skelton has been suspended for four weeks following his red card in the 27-24 win over Racing 92 in their …

Former physio Jacques Nienaber set to be Springboks head coach

Jan 21 2020

Jacques Nienaber is poised to take charge of world champions South Africa this month despite never playing first-team …

Family to mark Sala's anniversary in 'quiet contemplation'

Jan 21 2020

The death of Cardiff forward Emiliano Sala in a plane crash a year ago will be marked by his family on Tuesday in …

Tennis: Australian Open results - collated

Jan 21 2020

Collated results on day two of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park on Tuesday:

Former France coach Saint-Andre takes over at Montpellier

Jan 21 2020

Former France coach Philippe Saint-Andre will take over from Vern Cotter as director of rugby at Montpellier, the French …

Mourinho says there are no issues with Rose

Jan 21 2020

Jose Mourinho denied on Tuesday he had had a row with Danny Rose at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground for omitting …

Zidane says Bale fit for Copa del Rey test

Jan 21 2020

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play against Unionistas de Salamanca on …

De Kock named South Africa one-day captain

Jan 21 2020

Quinton de Kock was on Tuesday named as South Africa’s one-day international captain as part of a long term transition …

Mendis, Mathews lead Sri Lanka progress in Harare

Jan 21 2020

Kusal Mendis struck a measured 80 as Sri Lanka reached 205 for three at tea on the third day of the first Test against …

Halep braves falls, sore wrist to make winning Melbourne start

Jan 21 2020

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep survived a couple of tumbles and a sore wrist before surging into the …

Tennis: Australian Open results - 5th update

Jan 21 2020

Results on day two of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park on Tuesday:

Nadal in the pink as Sharapova hits all-time low at Australian Open

Jan 21 2020

Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the …

Solskjaer rejects Neville criticism as Rashford begins recovery

Jan 21 2020

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has contradicted former team-mate Gary Neville by saying on Tuesday …

Bushfire crisis cools notorious Kyrgios temper

Jan 21 2020

Nick Kyrgios Tuesday said Australia's bushfire disaster had given him perspective and focus, making him realise there …

Ex-convict Kokorin joins Sochi on loan

Jan 21 2020

Russian international forward Alexander Kokorin, who was released from jail in September, has joined …

Kyrgios shines for Australia after bushfire disaster

Jan 21 2020

Australia's Nick Kyrgios put his country's bushfire disaster behind him and gave home fans something to cheer about with …

Medvedev subdues Tiafoe challenge at Australian Open

Jan 21 2020

Towering fourth seed Daniil Medvedev navigated a challenging first-round clash against last year's quarter-finalist …

Borthwick named Leicester head coach

Jan 21 2020

Former England captain Steve Borthwick is to be head coach of Premiership strugglers Leicester Tigers next season, the …

Sri Lanka reach 124 for two at lunch v Zimbabwe

Jan 21 2020

Sri Lanka withstood a disciplined Zimbabwe bowling attack to reach 124 for two at lunch on the third day of the first …

United charged by FA over players' misconduct in Liverpool defeat

Jan 21 2020

Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over misconduct of their players in the 2-0 defeat …

United charged by FA over players misconduct

Jan 21 2020

Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over misconduct of their players in the 2-0 defeat …

'Visual pollution' and the Grand Slim: Australian Open briefs

Jan 21 2020

Brief stories from the Australian Open on Tuesday:

Qatar, FIFA publish World Cup rights pledges

Jan 21 2020

Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with …

Foul-mouthed tirades mar Fognini's epic comeback at Australian Open

Jan 21 2020

Italian firebrand Fabio Fognini came through an intense five-set epic at the Australian Open Tuesday in a match …

Sinner, 18, revels in Federer, Nadal praise after first Slam win

Jan 21 2020

Fast-rising teenager Jannik Sinner won his first Grand Slam match Tuesday and basked in praise from Roger Federer, who …

Nadal insists beating Federer's 20 Slams not important

Jan 21 2020

World number one Rafael Nadal insisted Tuesday that matching or beating Roger Federer's record 20 Grand Slam titles is …

Ireland's Bennett takes early lead at Tour Down Under

Jan 21 2020

Sam Bennett won a tight sprint finish to take the Tour Down Under's first stage Tuesday in a quick early return for his …

Nadal opens Slam campaign with demolition

Jan 21 2020

World number one Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record …

Lakers' James 'blessed' to have chance to watch son Bronny play

Jan 21 2020

Basketball's "James Gang" was 0-for-2 on Monday, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was pleased to have a …

Sharapova uncertain over Australian Open return after first-round loss

Jan 21 2020

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova admitted she does not know if she will be back at the Australian Open next …

Celtics rout Lakers, Sixers and Bucks win

Jan 21 2020

The Boston Celtics handed LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, …

Foul-mouthed tirades as Fognini survives five-set, two-day epic

Jan 21 2020

Italian firebrand Fabio Fognini came through an intense five-set epic at the Australian Open Tuesday in a match …

Tendulkar, Walsh to coach Aussie bushfire relief match

Jan 21 2020

Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Courtney Walsh will coach star-studded teams in a charity match to raise funds for …

Wildcard Sharapova dumped out in Australian Open first round

Jan 21 2020

Maria Sharapova's faltering career hit a fresh low Tuesday when the five-time Grand Slam champion was turfed out in the …

Djokovic thanks Ivanisevic tips after flurry of aces

Jan 21 2020

Defending champion Novak Djokovic said he had been taking tips from serving maestro Goran Ivanisevic after he hammered …

Whizkids and cowgirls: Japan's Olympic athletes going for gold

Jan 21 2020

Japan's athletes will be roared on by their home fans as they go for gold at Tokyo 2020. From swimming, where Olympic …

Sinner, 18, revels in Federer praise after first Slam win

Jan 21 2020

Fast-rising teenager Jannik Sinner won his first Grand Slam match Tuesday and basked in praise from Roger Federer, who …

Premier League wobbles leave top four chase wide open

Jan 21 2020

Chelsea remain in pole position to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and a return to the riches and prestige of …

Olympic makeover: all aboard for new sports lighting up Tokyo 2020

Jan 21 2020

Modern upstarts skateboarding and surfing as well as the ancient martial art of karate are among new sports for 2020 …

Tennis: Australian Open results - 1st update

Jan 21 2020

Results on day two of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park on Tuesday:

Second seed Pliskova starts Melbourne title tilt with win

Jan 21 2020

World number two Karolina Pliskova barrelled into the Australian Open second round on Tuesday as she chases her first …

Russia, heat cloud Tokyo 2020 Olympics with six months to go

Jan 21 2020

Uncertainty over Russia's participation for the third consecutive Olympics and concerns over the heat hang heavy over …

Dominant Simmons propels Sixers, Bucks streak toward Paris

Jan 21 2020

Philadelphia's star guard Ben Simmons matched his career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists in a …

Guardiola hits out at 'unsustainable' schedule as injuries mount

Jan 21 2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes some competitions in English football must be scrapped to protect the …

Mbappe dreams of 'Champions League, Euro 2020 and Olympic treble'

Jan 21 2020

Kylian Mbappe says he is dreaming of helping Paris Saint-Germain win a first Champions League trophy this year, as well …

Petagna ignites SPAL comeback to shock Atalanta

Jan 20 2020

Andrea Petagna ignited a come-from-behind victory for struggling SPAL to hand his former club Atalanta a shock 2-1 …

La Liga chief concerned reforms will hasten growing financial gulf

Jan 20 2020

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Europe's top clubs of the destabilising effect seeking further riches through …

Jones wants England to clear the air over World Cup, Saracens scandal

Jan 20 2020

Eddie Jones hopes a "long debrief" will allow England to focus firmly on the Six Nations without their upcoming …

Villa snap up Samatta in bid for survival

Jan 20 2020

Aston Villa completed the signing of Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk for a reported £8.5 million ($11 …

Three more horse deaths at Santa Anita track

Jan 20 2020

California's famed Santa Anita Park faced fresh scrutiny on Monday after three horses died over the weekend at the …

Cross-code star Van der Poel gets 'Hell of the North' wildcard

Jan 20 2020

The excitement building over cross-code cyclist Mathieu van der Poel ratcheted up a notch Monday as his team Alpecin …

Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian prospect Reinier

Jan 20 2020

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year …

England coach Jones positive on Vunipola future despite fresh setback

Jan 20 2020

Eddie Jones insisted "the tide will turn" for Billy Vunipola after the Saracens star was ruled out of England's initial …

Tiripano strikes early to give Zimbabwe edge over Sri Lanka

Jan 20 2020

Donald Tiripano struck early to remove Oshada Fernando and complete an excellent second day of the first Test for …

Talking points in golf this week

Jan 20 2020

Tiger Woods will start his first effort to claim a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory at Torrey Pines on Thursday, …