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Rose vows not to dwell on narrow Race to Dubai loss

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Justin Rose has vowed not to dwell on narrowly missing a "fairytale ending" to the golf season after his implosion in …

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after …

Untested but defiant, Aussies seek to strike 'fear' in Ashes

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New-look Australia will bank on their pace attack terrifying England once again when two unfamiliar line-ups open …

Walsh woe as Falcons squeeze home over Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a last-gasp field goal as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 34-31 …

'Pretty cool' - foiling monohulls for America's Cup 2021

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The yachts competing for the next America's Cup will be bigger, faster, single-hulled giants that fly over the water on …

Irving seals sweet 16 for Celtics, Cavs rout Pistons

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Kyrie Irving laid on a 47-point masterclass to give the Boston Celtics a 16th straight victory on Monday as the …

Labour of Love helps Cavs sink Pistons

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Kevin Love led the scoring with 19 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers notched a fifth straight victory with a 116-88 …

Deadline extended as 'Japan's Babe Ruth' eyes majors

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's hopes of playing in Major League Baseball were given a boost Monday after the US players …

Australia out to 'end careers' in Ashes, says Lyon

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Australia are out to "end careers" for England players in the upcoming Ashes Tests, spinner Nathan Lyon said Monday, …

Baseball: Deadline extended as 'Japan's Babe Ruth' eyes majors

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's hopes of playing in Major League Baseball were given a boost Monday after the US players …

Calgary Winter Olympics bid needs more work: committee

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Calgary's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games needs further evaluation by the local authority to the tune of CAN$2 …

Izquierdo earns Brighton point in Stoke duel

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Jose Izquierdo earned Brighton and Hove Albion a point as Chris Hughton's side twice came from behind to record a 2-2 …

Former NFL Patriots receiver Glenn dies in car crash

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Former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn died Monday following a car crash in Texas, police confirmed.

Feng holds on to women's golf rankings top spot

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Feng Shanshan has retained her world number one ranking following the LPGA Tour's season finale, the latest women's golf …

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

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Marcelo Bielsa's Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 …

RFU to make £75,000 goodwill payment to Samoa

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The Rugby Football Union will still pay Samoa £75,000 (84,600 euros) as a goodwill gesture even though the Samoa Rugby …

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still "optimistic" as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of …

Guardiola plays down Manchester City favourites tag

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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still not among the favourites to win the Champions League despite their …

Aubameyang to face Spurs as Dortmund lift suspension

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Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to allow their star striker to face Tottenham …

West Brom sack manager Tony Pulis

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West Bromwich Albion sacked manager Tony Pulis on Monday after a miserable run of form that has seen the Chinese-owned …

'Spurs have big-game mentality' insists Eriksen

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Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory …

Arsenal name Mislintat head of recruitment

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Arsenal have appointed Borussia Dortmund's chief scout Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment, the Premier …

Liverpool's Klopp not concerned of Barcelona audition for Coutinho

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Jurgen Klopp insisted Philippe Coutinho's mind is only on Liverpool ahead of the Brazilian's first appearance on Spanish …

No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief

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Qatar's most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the …

Italy football federation chief Tavecchio resigns amid World Cup chaos

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Italian football federation chief Carlo Tavecchio became the latest victim of the Azzurri's World Cup qualifying …

Federer, Nadal set for repeat show in 2018?

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have utterly dominated during 2017 but as the season ends there is a palpable sense that …

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

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Australia coach Michael Cheika's conduct during his side's defeat by England at Twickenham is under investigation after …

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

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Emotional tributes from across the world of tennis poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna on Monday after …

Italian FA chief resigns after World Cup fiasco

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Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has resigned after Italy's World Cup qualifying fiasco saw the four-time champions …

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49: WTA

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Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on Monday.

Dressel, Ledecky scoop top USA Swimming awards

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Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden …

Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors over Nets

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Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out seven assists before fouling out Sunday …

Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Eagles stretch win streaks

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Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New …

'Gabbatoir' theatre of Ashes nightmares awaits Root's England

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Joe Root's tourists will have to conquer England's historical psychological demons at the 'Gabbatoir' if they are to …

Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers 'explosive' runners

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Australia's cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during …

Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Vikings stretch win streaks

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Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New …

NFL: Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Vikings also stretch streaks

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Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New …

Golden State's Lee retires after 12 seasons

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David Lee, who helped the Golden State Warriors to the 2015 NBA title during a 12-season career, announced his …

Focused Coutinho heals Liverpool rifts

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Philippe Coutinho's long-term future might lie away from Liverpool, but the Brazil star's ability to focus on the …

Cook captures maiden PGA Tour title

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American Austin Cook captured his first US PGA Tour title Sunday in only his 14th career start, making birdies on three …

Juventus crash as Buffon, Barzagli rested

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Captain Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli were rested by Juventus in the wake of Italy's World Cup exit as …

Shields ends All Black dream with Wasps move

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Wellington skipper Brad Shields on Monday confirmed a move to Wasps in 2018, ending his All Black aspirations but …

Back-to-back birdies give Ariya Tour Championship win

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Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn closed with back-to-back birdies to win the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship on Sunday, …

Last-gasp Marseille snatch draw at Bordeaux

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Midfielder Morgan Sanson grabbed Marseille a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux with the last kick of the game on Sunday, while Lyon …

Back-to-back birdies give Ariya LPGA Tour Championship win

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Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn closed with back-to-back birdies to win the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship on Sunday, …

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase

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Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals …

Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals

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Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a gripping title decider at the ATP Finals on Sunday to become the …

Racing rally to sink Toulon, Stade edge Oyonnax

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Racing 92 staged a stirring second-half comeback to down Toulon 40-29 in a clash of Top 14 big-spenders, while Stade …

Schalke soar to second in Germany

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Goals by strikers Franco di Santo and Guido Burgstaller sealed Schalke 04's 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday as the Royal …

Lyon held to draw by Montpellier

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Lyon's four-match winning streak in Ligue 1 came to an end in the absence of captain Nabil Fekir as they were held to a …

Japan's Kobayashi takes shock season-opening ski jumping win

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Japan's Junshiro Kobayashi claimed a surprise victory in the opening event of the ski jumping World Cup season in Wisla …

Moyes makes losing start as Watford sink Hammers

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David Moyes suffered a miserable start to his West Ham United reign as Watford eased to a 2-0 win over the Premier …

Speed skater Pechstein, 45, set for seventh Winter Olympics

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Germany's Claudia Pechstein, 45, is set to compete at her seventh Winter Olympics next February after claiming a World …

Moyes makes losing start as Watford sink West Ham

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David Moyes suffered a miserable start to his West Ham United reign as Watford eased to a 2-0 win over the Premier …

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barcelona chase

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Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals …

Japan's Kobayashi takes shock season-opening win

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Japan's Junshiro Kobayashi claimed a surprise victory in the opening event of the ski jumping World Cup season in Wisla …

Kontinen, Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown

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Henri Kontinen and John Peers brushed aside top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 to retain their ATP Finals …

Sampdoria stun Juventus

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Sampdoria ran riot as Serie A champions Juventus lost their both their cool and ground on leaders Napoli in the Italian …

We shut some mouths, roars Bellerin after derby win

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Hector Bellerin says Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby has silenced the doubters.

Coleman confirmed as Sunderland boss

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Former Wales coach Chris Coleman was confirmed as manager of Championship strugglers Snderland on Sunday.

Turkish Olympic weightlifter Suleymanoglu mourned

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Hundreds of mourners including his greatest sporting rival attended the funeral of Turkey's triple Olympic champion Naim …

Real Madrid confirm Ramos nose break

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had his nose broken in a bad-tempered Madrid derby at Atletico Madrid, tests confirmed …

Chen Long beats no.1 Axelsen to win badminton China Open

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Olympic champion Chen Long delighted the home crowd as he defeated world number one Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to win the …

Andy Murray doesn't need new coach says Henman

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Andy Murray doesn't need to hire a new coach following his latest split with Ivan Lendl, according to former British …

England scrum-half Care is like Arsenal's Sanchez - Jones

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Eddie Jones has hailed Danny Care as a creative maestro on a par with Arsenal footballer Alexis Sanchez after the …

French rugby star Picamoles 'fed up' with losing

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Louis Picamoles admitted France are fed up with losing after suffering a seventh reverse in 10 matches this year against …

English golfer Tommy Fleetwood wins European Order of Merit

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Tommy Fleetwood won the European Tour Order of Merit after a tense battle with Justin Rose that was decided only on the …

Cricket: Rahul, Dhawan help India bounce back in 1st Test

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Openers Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan hit fluent half-centuries to lead India's fightback after conceding a …

'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

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Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from …

Neuville wins Rally Australia, secures world championship second

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Belgium's Thierry Neuville won the season-ending Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour on Sunday to clinch second place in …

India start strong after Herath heroics put Sri Lanka on top

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India started strongly in their second innings after Rangana Herath's defiant half-century gave Sri Lanka a handy …

Herath fifty puts Sri Lanka on top in first India Test

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Rangana Herath struck a defiant half-century to help Sri Lanka gain a 122-run first innings lead on the fourth day of …

Delhi half-marathon goes ahead despite smog, health warnings

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Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half-marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings …

England 'very confident' of Ashes success - Bayliss

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Coach Trevor Bayliss says England are "very confident" of their chances in this week's opening Ashes Test in Brisbane …

Curry leads Warriors fightback after Sixers blitz

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Stephen Curry scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to …

Kaufman surges as Park fades at LPGA finale

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Kim Kaufman thrust herself into contention for a first ever victory after firing a superb eight-under-par 64 to grab a …

Socceroos coach Postecoglou to meet with FFA on World Cup future

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Coach Ange Postecoglou said Sunday he will meet with Football Federation Australia officials this week to decide whether …

Coetzee delighted with Springboks 'character'

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South Africa coach Allister Coetzee paid tribute to the character of his "unbelievable" players after they hit back from …

Besieged Kiwi coach mulls future, raps fans after World Cup shock

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Under-fire New Zealand rugby league coach David Kidwell was reassessing his future Sunday following the Kiwis' …

No blame for Stones blow, says Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola refused to blame England manager Gareth Southgate for John Stones' injury absence from Manchester City's …

Scotland rue missed opportunity against All Blacks

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Scotland captain John Barclay was left rueing 'the one that got away' after his inspired side came close to an historic …

England boss Jones wary of Samoa after record Wallaby win

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Eddie Jones insisted he could yet field England's strongest side against cash-strapped Samoa after they beat his native …

France will be another level says Japan coach

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Japan coach Jamie Joseph hailed a performance of strength and application as his side overwhelmed Tonga 39-6 in …

Insigne blows away World Cup blues in Milan win

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Lorenzo Insigne washed away his World Cup woes by starring in Napoli's 2-1 victory over struggling but spirited AC Milan …

Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barcelona

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid slipped 10 points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga as a Madrid derby short on …

Gatland denies Wales bent laws

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Wales coach Warren Gatland denied there was any attempt to manipulate the rules after his team's lacklustre 13-6 victory …

Goffin shocks Federer, faces Dimitrov in ATP Finals decider

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David Goffin shocked overwhelming favourite Roger Federer on Saturday in the last four of the ATP Finals and will face …

Sutton faces tough road ahead to get Chinese on track

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Shane Sutton, the newly-appointed head of China's track cycling programme, admits he faces a difficult task to change …

Cook pulls clear at Sea Island

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Austin Cook will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the RSM Classic after firing a four-under-par 66 at Sea …

Springboks bounce back to beat France

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Tries from Dillyn Leyds and Jesse Kriel helped South Africa bounce back from last week's record 38-3 drubbing by Ireland …

Papadakis and Cizeron set new ice dancing record

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French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron laid down a marker for the 2018 Winter Olympics by setting a new …

Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barca

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid slipped 10 points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga as a Madrid derby short on …

Cavani kills Ranieri's Canaries

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Edinson Cavani fired two goals past Claudio Ranieri's Nantes as Paris Saint-Germain went six points clear in Ligue 1 on …

Fiji push Ireland to the limit

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Fiji came close to beating an inexperienced Ireland team in a pulsating clash in Dublin on Saturday but the home side …

Montpellier take Top 14 lead with Toulouse win

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Montpellier returned to the Top 14 summit with an impressive 32-22 victory over Toulouse on Saturday, after previous …

All Blacks resist inspired Scotland

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It took an injury-time tackle from New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett on Scotland's flying full-back Stuart Hogg to …

Pogba drives Man Utd fightback, Arsenal win derby

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Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 …

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United …

Roma close gap on Napoli after derby win

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Roma moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli after squeezing past local rivals Lazio 2-1 on Sunday as Italy …

Lewandowski double puts Bayern six points clear

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Robert Lewandowski reached 17 goals for Bayern Munich this season as his brace lifted the Bundesliga leaders six points …

Coleman faces daunting task as Sunderland break record

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Sunderland earned the unwanted record of becoming the first English club to go 20 home games without a win on Saturday, …

Daly leads try-rush as England beat Australia

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Elliot Daly scored the decisive try of the match as England claimed a record 30-6 win over Australia at a rainswept …