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Van der Merwe equals try record as Scotland down US 42-7

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Duhan van der Merwe scored a record-equalling 27th international try as Scotland romped past the United States 42-7 in …

Benjamin wins clash of titans, Sedjati and Hall shine

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Rai Benjamin claimed the spoils in a clash of the hurdling titans at Friday's Monaco Diamond League as Djamel Sedjati …

France qualify for Women's Euros as England set up decider

Jul 12 2024

Sakina Karchaoui's long-distance screamer helped ensure France's place at Women's Euro 2025 on Friday as they emerged …

France unsettled by 'trauma' ahead of 2nd Argentina Test

Jul 12 2024

France coach Fabien Galthie admitted on Friday that the events of the last week have traumatised his team as they …

Bielsa fury over brawl sanctions threat, blames Copa organisers

Jul 12 2024

Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa lashed out at Copa America organisers on Friday, saying they were to blame for the brawl …

Newcastle confirm exits of minority shareholders Staveley and Ghodoussi

Jul 12 2024

Newcastle confirmed the departures of minority shareholders Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi on Friday.

Djokovic backs Alcaraz to win more Slams but 'hopefully not on Sunday'

Jul 12 2024

Novak Djokovic has backed Carlos Alcaraz to rack up more Grand Slam titles, but the Serb hopes that run doesn't start …

Two French rugby players charged with aggravated rape in Argentina

Jul 12 2024

Two French international rugby players were formally charged Friday with the aggravated rape of an Argentine woman after …

Djokovic, Alcaraz to meet again in Wimbledon final blockbuster

Jul 12 2024

Novak Djokovic swept past Lorenzo Musetti on Friday to book a second successive Wimbledon final against defending …

Benjamin trumps Warholm in Monaco in Olympic broadside

Jul 12 2024

American Rai Benjamin fired out an Olympic broadside by trumping Norwegian rival Karsten Warholm at the line to claim …

Japan's Furue leads as bad weather hits Evian Championship

Jul 12 2024

Ayaka Furue of Japan built a three-stroke lead at the Evian Championship on Friday before the second round was suspended …

Argentina seek 'triple crown' but Colombia aim for upset in Copa final

Jul 12 2024

Argentina can become the first South American team to win the 'triple crown' of three straight major tournament titles …

Djokovic, Alcaraz to clash in Wimbledon final

Jul 12 2024

Novak Djokovic swept past Lorenzo Musetti on Friday to book a second successive Wimbledon final against defending …

Sweden's Aberg powers to second round lead at Scottish Open

Jul 12 2024

Swedish rising star Ludvig Aberg powered to the top of the Scottish Open leaderboard after the second round on Friday.

Olympic opening rehearsal on fast-flowing Seine set for July 16

Jul 12 2024

The postponed rehearsal for the innovative Olympics opening ceremony on the River Seine has been rescheduled for July …

West Indies captain Brathwaite buoyed by Australia recovery after England rout

Jul 12 2024

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite said his side's experience in Australia earlier this year meant they could yet …

Medvedev called umpire 'small cat' during Wimbledon rant

Jul 12 2024

Daniil Medvedev bizarrely called umpire Eva Asderaki a "small cat" during the Wimbledon rant that earned the Russian a …

Inzaghi extends contract with Serie A champions Inter Milan

Jul 12 2024

Simone Inzaghi has penned a one-year contract extension with Serie A champions Inter Milan, the Italian club confirmed …

Anderson's adoring faithful pay homage to England great one last time

Jul 12 2024

They came in their thousands to witness outstanding fast bowler James Anderson's last day of Test cricket and thousands …

Philipsen at the double on Tour de France sprint

Jul 12 2024

Belgian Jasper Philipsen took his second win of this year's Tour de France on Friday as a group of riders came down hard …

Defending champion Alcaraz into Wimbledon final

Jul 12 2024

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz reached his fourth Grand Slam final at Wimbledon on Friday when he recovered from a …

Alcaraz laughs off Wimbledon boos after Euros final joke

Jul 12 2024

Carlos Alcaraz took the Centre Court boos in his stride after joking that Sunday would be a "good day for Spanish …

El Ghazi wins case against Mainz over Israel-Hamas posts

Jul 12 2024

A German labour court said Friday that Bundesliga football club Mainz had unfairly terminated the contract of winger …

USA's Macario ruled out of Olympic Games

Jul 12 2024

United States women's team midfielder Catarina Macario has been ruled out of the Olympics due to a knee injury, head …

Watkins 'not shocked' at becoming England's Euros hero

Jul 12 2024

Ollie Watkins said he never lost faith he could be decisive in England's bid for Euro 2024 glory as the Three Lions …

WADA's independence under threat from US: ASOIF

Jul 12 2024

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations issued a strongly worded statement on Friday lashing out at …

French rugby players accused of rape questioned in court

Jul 12 2024

Two French international rugby players accused of raping an Argentine woman underwent questioning Friday by prosecutors …

Cheers! England's pubs toast sales boost due to Euro final

Jul 12 2024

UK pubs packed with England football fans hoping their team beats Spain in Sunday's Euro 2024 final will toast a near …

England great Anderson proud as 'best job in the world' ends at last

Jul 12 2024

England great James Anderson said he felt "really proud" after bringing down the curtain on a remarkable Test career …

Key battles as England face Spain in Euro 2024 final

Jul 12 2024

England, aiming to end a 58-year wait to win a major trophy, face a Spain side hoping for a record fourth triumph in the …

Spain and England go head to head in Euro 2024 final

Jul 12 2024

A brilliant Spain team featuring teenage sensation Lamine Yamal stands between England and a first major men's …

Roglic Tour de France redemption in ruins after latest withdrawal

Jul 12 2024

After two falls in the previous two days, Primoz Roglic withdrew from the Tour de France before Friday's 13th stage with …

Saudi Arabia to host first Esports Olympics in 2025

Jul 12 2024

Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Esports Olympics in 2025 the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Anderson bows out of Test cricket a winner as England thrash West Indies

Jul 12 2024

James Anderson bowed out of international cricket on the winning side as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings …

Alcaraz, Djokovic close in on Wimbledon final blockbuster

Jul 12 2024

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and seven-time winner Novak Djokovic can set-up a Wimbledon final blockbuster on …

World champion Arop wants piece of 800m pie in Monaco

Jul 12 2024

World champion Marco Arop cheered on from his sofa watching last week's thrilling 800m race at the Paris Diamond League …

Roglic withdraws from Tour de France after crash

Jul 12 2024

Leading contender Primoz Roglic has withdrawn from the Tour de France before the start of stage 13, the day after being …

Spain star Yamal's hometown buzzing over teen's Euro success

Jul 12 2024

Every time Lamine Yamal scores, he holds up his fingers to sign the numbers 304 -- the postcode of Rocafonda, the modest …

Slipper says Australia must build on Wales win

Jul 12 2024

Wallabies captain James Slipper stressed Friday the importance of following up their Sydney victory over Wales with …

French rugby players to be charged as rape accuser hospitalized

Jul 12 2024

Two French international rugby players accused of raping and beating an Argentine woman -- who has since been …

Paolini eyes Wimbledon title against Krejcikova after 'crazy' run

Jul 12 2024

Italy's Jasmine Paolini has set her sights on capping a "crazy" run to Saturday's Wimbledon final against Barbora …

Experienced Springboks face reshuffled Ireland in clash of giants

Jul 12 2024

South Africa will bank on experience and Ireland on a reshuffled team when they clash on Saturday in Durban in the …

Prince Harry honored with Tillman award at Espy Awards

Jul 12 2024

Prince Harry received the Pat Tillman Award for Service at ESPN's Espy Awards on Thursday, saying he accepted it "as a …

Bodybuilders vie for Mr Afghanistan crown, modestly

Jul 12 2024

On a stage inside Kabul Stadium, dozens of bodybuilders take turns flexing and posing in a bid to clinch the title of Mr …

Swimming prodigy Summer McIntosh, a 'force of nature' heading for Olympics

Jul 12 2024

Canadian prodigy Summer McIntosh, expected to be one of the stars of the Paris Olympics, has already made her mark in …

Great entertainers Spain bring much-needed thrills to Euro 2024

Jul 12 2024

England and Spain face off in Sunday's Euro 2024 final after taking very different routes to Berlin in a tournament that …

French rugby players to be questioned as rape accuser hospitalized

Jul 12 2024

Two French international rugby players accused of raping and beating an Argentine woman -- who has since been …

England fullback Furbank ruled out of second All Blacks Test

Jul 12 2024

England Rugby said Friday that fullback George Furbank has withdrawn from the side with a back injury on the eve of the …

Birdie bonanza carries Coody to PGA Tour lead in Kentucky

Jul 12 2024

US PGA Tour rookie Pierceson Coody fired a career-low 11-under par 61 on Thursday to grab a three-shot lead in the fist …

CONMEBOL open probe into violent clashes at end of Copa semi-final

Jul 11 2024

Copa America organisers CONMEBOL have opened a disciplinary investigation into the "acts of violence" at the end of …

Run-out revelry scuppers West Indies' Anderson guard of honour plans

Jul 11 2024

West Indies' plan to acknowledge England great James Anderson with a guard of honour fell by the wayside after a rare …

Krejcikova stuns Rybakina to earn Wimbledon final clash with Paolini

Jul 11 2024

Czech 31st seed Barbora Krejcikova will face Italy's Jasmine Paolini in the Wimbledon final after battling back for a …

Thomas frustrated despite leading Scottish Open with round of 62

Jul 11 2024

Two-time major champion Justin Thomas was annoyed with himself after he missed the chance to make golf history on …

Woman accusing French rugby players of rape hospitalized: lawyer

Jul 11 2024

The Argentine woman accusing two French international rugby players of raping and beating her was hospitalized on …

Krejcikova hails late Novotna for Wimbledon final spot

Jul 11 2024

Barbora Krejcikova reached her first Wimbledon final on Thursday, hailing her late coach and former champion Jana …

Anderson strikes as England eye huge win over the West Indies

Jul 11 2024

James Anderson led the way in his farewell international match as England closed in on a crushing innings win over the …

No magic wand as Warholm targets hurdling consistency in Olympic defence

Jul 11 2024

Karsten Warholm insisted on Thursday he would not be using a magic wand in his bid to defend his Olympic 400m hurdles …

Shirt row club from Algeria back in CAF Confederation Cup

Jul 11 2024

Algerian club USMA, who were kicked out of the 2024 CAF Confederation Cup in a storm over a map of Morocco,, return to …

'I thought I was going to die,' says Vekic after tearful Wimbledon exit

Jul 11 2024

Donna Vekic broke down in floods of tears on Centre Court as her Wimbledon dream was crushed in the semi-finals on …

Paolini into first Wimbledon final with victory over tearful Vekic

Jul 11 2024

Italy's Jasmine Paolini reached her first Wimbledon final with a stirring fightback to beat tearful Croatian Donna Vekic …

Sprint king Girmay wants 'more black riders' in Tour de France

Jul 11 2024

Biniam Girmay said he hoped to encourage more diversity in elite cycling after the Eritrean won a third stage in this …

Paris dream of swimming in the Seine part of its Olympics vision

Jul 11 2024

Going for a dip in the Seine on a hot summer's day has been the pipedream of many a Parisian since swimming in the river …

Record 8.6 million tickets sold for Paris Olympics

Jul 11 2024

The Paris Olympics already has one gold medal in the bag before it begins with 8.6 million tickets sold -- a record for …

Mixed luck for Nigerian clubs in CAF Champions League draw

Jul 11 2024

Nigerian clubs Enugu Rangers and Remo Stars had mixed luck when the draws for the 2025 CAF Champions League qualifying …

Girmay wins again as Roglic suffers costly Tour de France fall

Jul 11 2024

Biniam Girmay won stage 12 of the Tour de France in a mass dash for the line on Thursday to extend his lead in the …

Smith stars as England pile on the runs against West Indies

Jul 11 2024

Jamie Smith marked his Test debut with an impressive 70 as England established a huge first-innings lead over the West …

McIlroy buries US Open misery with impressive Scotland start

Jul 11 2024

Rory McIlroy put his US Open heartbreak behind him when he made an impressive start to the defence of his Scottish Open …

Ireland drop captain O'Mahony to bench for Springboks rematch

Jul 11 2024

Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony has been relegated to the bench for the second and final Test against world champions …

How Spain have risen after dire decade to reach Euro 2024 final

Jul 11 2024

After spending over a decade bogged down in disappointment, Spain waltzed their way back to football's peak by reaching …

French rugby players taken to Argentine city where accused of rape

Jul 11 2024

Two French international rugby players on tour in Argentina were being transferred Thursday from Interpol's Buenos Aires …

IOC has 'full confidence in WADA' after China swimmers case: statement

Jul 11 2024

The International Olympic Committee expressed its "full confidence" in the World Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday after a …

Paris Olympics uncharted waters for seven-time gold medallist Dressel

Jul 11 2024

Caeleb Dressel knows the age-group days of "simply swimming" can never return for a seven-time Olympic gold medallist.

Vingegaard and Pogacar 'allies' says former Tour de France champion

Jul 11 2024

Jonas Vingegaard has chosen Tadej Pogacar as an unlikely ally in a bid to drop any new challengers for the title the duo …

Motie snares Stokes and Root but England still on top against West Indies

Jul 11 2024

Gudakesh Motie had a morning to remember as he dismissed England captain Ben Stokes and Joe Root but the hosts still …

England's decade of development has its reward in Euro 2024 final

Jul 11 2024

England's progression to a first ever major tournament final on foreign soil at Euro 2024 is the fruit of a decade of …

One of a kind: Musetti revives dying art at Wimbledon

Jul 11 2024

When Stefanos Tsitsipas dropped out of the world's top 10 in February this year, tennis purists mourned the final nail …

Power and glory as Rybakina eyes Wimbledon final

Jul 11 2024

Elena Rybakina can move closer to a second Wimbledon title on Thursday when she faces Barbora Krejcikova armed with one …

King Charles III urges England team to spare fans Euro 2024 'drama'

Jul 11 2024

King Charles III has congratulated the England football team on reaching the final of Euro 2024 and jokingly urged them …

Warholm and Ingebrigtsen headline Monaco Diamond League meeting

Jul 11 2024

Norwegian world record holders Karsten Warholm and Jakob Ingebrigtsen will headline Friday's Diamond League meet in …

Grease, sweat and tears for Turkey's Ottoman oil wrestlers

Jul 11 2024

Their torsos slick with oil and sweat, the fighters grapple and tussle for gold and glory, competing in a venerable …

Gatland demands more disciplined Wales in second Australia Test

Jul 11 2024

Wales coach Warren Gatland Thursday demanded more discipline in the second Test against Australia with a resurgent …

Nunez, Uruguay players brawl in stands with fans after Copa loss

Jul 11 2024

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez and other Uruguay players were involved in a brawl with Colombian fans which erupted after …

Colombia defeat Uruguay to reach Copa America final

Jul 11 2024

Ten-man Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time in 23 years after an …

England's Baxter, 22, to start in front row against All Blacks

Jul 11 2024

Prop Fin Baxter was the only change in the England team named Thursday to face New Zealand in the second Test, replacing …

Lorenzo hails Colombia's bravery in Copa semi triumph

Jul 11 2024

Colombia coach Nestor Lorenzo said his team had been rewarded for their bravery in their 1-0 win over Uruguay in …

Fiji count on 'commanding' Tuwai to bring home third Olympic gold

Jul 11 2024

Fiji are hoping the return of "commanding" Jerry Tuwai can inspire them to a third-straight Olympic rugby gold after a …

Slipper to captain Australia against Wales after Wright ruled out

Jul 11 2024

Veteran prop James Slipper will captain Australia in the second Test against Wales after newly-appointed skipper Liam …

Colombia defeat Uruguay 1-0 to reach Copa America final

Jul 11 2024

Ten-man Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time in 23 years after an …

Scots-born Christie starts against England in only All Blacks change

Jul 11 2024

Finlay Christie was named Thursday as All Blacks scrum-half for the second Test against England in Auckland on Saturday, …

Christie is only All Blacks change for second England Test

Jul 11 2024

Finlay Christie was named Thursday as All Blacks scrum-half for the second Test against England in Auckland on Saturday, …

Argentine woman raped, beaten by French rugby players: lawyer

Jul 11 2024

An Argentine woman accusing two French international rugby players of rape was savagely beaten by her assailants, her …

French rugby players' alleged rape victim suffered 'fierce' violence: lawyer

Jul 11 2024

The Argentine woman accusing two French national rugby players of rape suffered "fierce" violence at the hands of her …

Wales' Wainwright, Hathaway ruled out of second Australia Test

Jul 10 2024

Experienced Wales No. 8 Aaron Wainwright was on Thursday ruled out of the second Test against Australia in a setback to …

Biden congratulates Starmer on historic win - at Euro 2024

Jul 10 2024

Joe Biden congratulated Keir Starmer in the Oval Office Wednesday on a historic victory -- England's passage to the Euro …

US coach Berhalter fired after Copa flop: official

Jul 10 2024

United States coach Gregg Berhalter has been fired following his team's disastrous first-round exit at the Copa America, …

Southgate vindicated as super subs send England into Euros final

Jul 10 2024

England took a long time to get going in Germany but march on to Berlin to face Spain in Sunday's Euro 2024 final buoyed …

Southgate takes pride at 'modern England' reaching Euros final

Jul 10 2024

England manager Gareth Southgate said he was "immensely proud" to lead the Three Lions into a first ever major …

Understated Mainoo vital as England reach Euro 2024 final

Jul 10 2024

Spain youngster Lamine Yamal showered himself in glory by firing his team into the Euro 2024 final but England had their …

US coach Berhalter fired after Copa flop - report

Jul 10 2024

United States coach Gregg Berhalter has been fired following his team's disastrous first-round exit at the Copa America, …

Super-sub Watkins sends England past Netherlands and into Euro 2024 final

Jul 10 2024

Ollie Watkins struck a stunning injury-time winner as England beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Wednesday to set up a Euro …

Euro 2024 exit hard to take for Dutch coach Koeman

Jul 10 2024

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman admitted his team's 2-1 Euro 2024 semi-final defeat against England on Wednesday was …

Watkins 'manifested' England Euros winner against Netherlands

Jul 10 2024

England striker Ollie Watkins said he "manifested" his last-gasp winner against the Netherlands which powered his team …