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Three share Quail Hollow lead with McIlroy, Mickelson in pursuit

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Former US Open champion Gary Woodland headlined a leading trio at Quail Hollow on Friday, where two-time winner Rory …

Murray to hit with Djokovic in Rome with Roland Garros on his mind

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Andy Murray will head to the Rome Masters next week and practice with world number one and long-time rival Novak …

Lille win derby at Lens to tighten grip on Ligue 1 lead

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Ligue 1 leaders Lille held their nerve to win 3-0 at local rivals Lens on Friday and put the pressure back on their …

Alvarez, Saunders comfortably make weight for Texas showdown

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Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Britain's Billy Joe Saunders comfortably made the weight for Saturday's super …

Nadal admits Zverev defeat 'step back' but positive as Roland Garros nears

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Rafael Nadal admitted his 6-4, 6-4 loss to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday was a …

Newcastle dent Leicester's Champions League bid with shock win

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Newcastle United derailed Leicester City's bid to qualify for next season's Champions League with a 4-2 win on Friday …

Nine clubs sanctioned by UEFA over Super League project as three hold out

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UEFA on Friday announced sanctions, including financial punishments, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted …

Atkinson 'kicked' after being Tasered, murder trial told

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Dalian Atkinson was kicked by a police officer moments after being Tasered and falling to the ground "like a ton of …

Quail Hollow confidence carries McIlroy to weekend

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Rory McIlroy fired a five-under par 66 on Friday to play himself into the weekend at Quail Hollow, a welcome boost for …

Stomach ailment hits Walker Cup golfers

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Players from both teams in the Walker Cup amateur golf match have been hit by a stomach ailment and are under …

Nadal stunned by Zverev in Madrid to cast cloud over Roland Garros bid

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Rafael Nadal lost 6-4, 6-4 to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, casting doubts …

UK 'open' to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban

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Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the UK government …

'No musical chairs' over Bottas future, says Mercedes team chief Wolff

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Mercedes chief Toto Wolff insisted Friday that Valtteri Bottas' seat with the team was safe and that there would be no …

Angry Solskjaer plans player rotation following fixture pile-up

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning sweeping changes during Manchester United's run of four matches in eight days, saying …

Abid and Azhar centuries put Pakistan in strong position

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Centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali put Pakistan in a strong position on the first day of the second Test against …

Courageous Correa returns, 20 months after Spa tragedy

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Racing driver Juan Manuel Correa considers he is more "crazy than brave" as he returns to the grand prix circuit 20 …

Glazer promises Man Utd fans he accepts 'need for change'

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Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has written to fans acknowledging the "need for change" and better …

Hamilton dominates Barcelona practice as Verstappen falters

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Lewis Hamilton dominated second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona on Friday ahead of the Mercedes world …

Liverpool's top-four chance may have gone, says Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League may be over with the club …

Lewandowski 'focused' on breaking Gerd Mueller's goal record

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Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said on Friday Robert Lewandowski is focused on breaking Gerd Mueller's all-time …

Guardiola says Champions League final not on his mind as Man City host Chelsea

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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday will not have any bearing on the …

Tuchel hails 'key factor' Azpilicueta as Chelsea push for top four

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Thomas Tuchel has hailed rejuvenated Cesar Azpilicueta as a "key factor" in Chelsea's fine run, saying the pair struck …

Goalkeeper Gulacsi extends Leipzig deal until 2025

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Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has signed a contract extension with Bundesliga high-fliers RB Leipzig until 2025, it …

Kristoffersen sidelined after motocross accident

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Norway's world and Olympic medal-winning slalom specialist Henrik Kristoffersen has been sidelined for six weeks after …

Thiem battles past Isner to reach semi-finals in Madrid

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Dominic Thiem came from a set down to beat John Isner and reach the semi-finals of the Madrid Open on Friday.

Jadeja set to return to India action in World Test final

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Indian selectors on Friday brought back star allrounder Ravindra Jadeja into the squad for the World Test Championship …

Angry Solskjaer plans to rotate heavily to cope with fixture pile-up

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning sweeping changes during Manchester United's run of four matches in eight days, saying …

Japan extends virus emergency as Olympics approach

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A virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan was extended on Friday, less than three months before the …

France face 14-day quarantine before Wallabies Tests

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France will have to observe a two-week isolation period before July's three-match Test series in Australia, the French …

Protecting mental health will be key for Gatland's Lions in South Africa

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Warren Gatland says looking after the mental health of his British and Irish Lions players could be his toughest …

Bottas keeps Verstappen at bay in Barcelona practice

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Valtteri Bottas topped opening practice for the Spanish Grand Prix with Mercedes' Finnish driver ending Friday's morning …

Bayern Munich president rules out any big signings this summer

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Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has ruled out any big-money signings this summer as the Bundesliga giants tighten …

France prop Haouas's burglary trial again postponed

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The burglary trial of France prop Mohamed Haouas, scheduled for May 28 in Montpellier, has been postponed to September …

Arteta says he is right man for Arsenal despite Europa League 'pain'

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Mikel Arteta admits he feels "deep pain" at missing out on reaching the Europa League final but insists he is the right …

Gladbach's Bensebaini out to spoil Bayern title party

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Algeria left-back Ramy Bensebaini says Borussia Moenchengladbach are out to spoil the title party at Bayern Munich on …

Inter entering 'new cycle': Lukaku

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Inter Milan, who ended the record reign of nine consecutive titles of Italian champions Juventus, can start "a new …

Crunch time for La Liga's title race as contenders go head to head

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Gerard Pique said in any normal season this weekend would decide La Liga's champion but even he admitted this time there …

US Rugby League club sacks player for backing Hayne over sex assault

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Former Australian Test player Tony 'T-Rex' Williams was sacked by his American club Friday after coming to the defence …

Mayweather looking to entertain - for 'crazy' payday

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Floyd Mayweather has untold riches, private jets, yachts and mansions yet the desire to entertain remains.

Clippers at full strength in dominating win over struggling Lakers

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Paul George scored a team high 24 points as the Los Angeles Clippers clobbered the Los Angeles Lakers 118-94 on Thursday …

Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic face off in battle for Champions League spot

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Dethroned Juventus host AC Milan on Sunday in a clash of former Serie A title hopefuls now fighting to qualify for the …

La Liga fever pitch, Bayern on brink and French derby - what to watch in Europe

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Barcelona host Atletico Madrid while Real Madrid face Sevilla as La Liga's title race enters the final straight, Bayern …

Aussie basketball star threatens Olympic boycott over 'whitewashed' photo shoots

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Australian basketball star Liz Cambage Friday hit out at what she claimed was a lack of racial diversity in Australian …

Reds on revenge mission, Crusaders on a roll for Super Rugby finals

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The Queensland Reds are seeking revenge while across the Tasman, the Canterbury Crusaders will look to extend their …

'Dark horse' Evenepoel challenges Yates, Bernal in Giro d'Italia

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Young Belgian rider Remco Evenepoel returns from injury with hopes high that he can challenge the likes Simon Yates and …

Five key stages on the 2021 Giro d'Italia

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AFP Sport takes a look at the five key stages of the 2021 Giro d'Italia, which runs from May 8-30, before Saturday's …

Man City eye Premier League title in Champions League final curtain raiser

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Manchester City and Chelsea will play off for the biggest prize in European club football later this month, but there is …

Nadal reaches Madrid last eight as rivals falter, Barty in final

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Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while …

Brawl as Mayweather faces off with Youtube star Paul

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Floyd Mayweather was involved in a chaotic brawl on Thursday during the build-up to next month's fight with Internet …

Focused Phil Mickelson leads by two at Quail Hollow

May 06 2021

Phil Mickelson, seeking to add to his haul of 44 US PGA Tour titles for the first time since 2019, fired a …

Roma's former child refugee Darboe plays his heroes in Europa League

May 06 2021

Former African child refugee Ebrima Darboe, who arrived in Italy alone four years ago and now plays top-flight football …

Emery gets revenge on 'devastated' Arsenal as Villarreal reach Europa League final

May 06 2021

Villarreal boss Unai Emery came back to haunt Arsenal as the Spanish side held out for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates on …

Solskjaer blasts United's tight schedule after reaching Europa League final

May 06 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United's punishing schedule after his side advanced …

Aussie star Hewitt delays Tennis Hall of Fame entry to 2022

May 06 2021

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia said Thursday his induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame …

Man United into Europa League final despite defeat in Rome

May 06 2021

Manchester United advanced to the Europa League final 8-5 on aggregate on Thursday despite losing 3-2 to Roma at the …

Emery gets Arsenal revenge as Villarreal set up Man Utd Europa League final

May 06 2021

Villarreal will face Manchester United in the Europa League final after the Spanish side held out for a 0-0 draw at …

Lions boss Gatland says 'durability' fears key to Sexton's omission

May 06 2021

Warren Gatland said concerns over Johnny Sexton's "durability" lay behind one of his "toughest decisions" in omitting …

Madrid's Hazard 'sorry' for 'offensive' post-Champions League exit behaviour

May 06 2021

Eden Hazard apologised on Thursday after images appeared of him smiling in the aftermath of Real Madrid's Champions …

Nadal, Osaka win top Laureus sports awards

May 06 2021

Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka picked up the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on …

Hertha down Freiburg to climb out of relegation places

May 06 2021

Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their …

MCC denies talk of 'revolt' over Heyhoe Flint statue plan

May 06 2021

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said on Thursday plans to install a permanent memorial to women's cricket great Rachael …

Canelo fights Saunders to unify titles before 70,000 in Texas

May 06 2021

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez faces Britain's undefeated Billy Joe Saunders in a world super middleweight unification showdown …

Alonso admits F1 return 'challenge' but 'capable of driving better'

May 06 2021

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso admits his return to Formula One has been a "challenge" but is "not worried" by …

France, Australia to play three Tests in 11 days

May 06 2021

France will travel to Australia for three Tests in 11 days this July, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on …

Nadal makes Madrid last eight as Barty eases into women's final

May 06 2021

Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while …

Atkinson 'not in right mind' when tasered, father told police

May 06 2021

The jury in the Dalian Atkinson murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard a statement Thursday from the former …

Rangers fined $250,000 by NHL over Wilson fine rant

May 06 2021

The National Hockey League slapped the New York Rangers with a $250,000 fine on Thursday following the team's furious …

Pakistan ready to hand Test debut to 36-year-old seamer Tabish

May 06 2021

Pakistan could hand a surprise Test debut to 36-year-old seamer Tabish Khan in the second Test against Zimbabwe starting …

Ed Sheeran to sponsor Ipswich shirt next season

May 06 2021

Four-time Grammy winner Ed Sheeran will be the shirt sponsor for his boyhood team Ipswich Town next season, the club …

English grounds consider role as IPL stand-in - reports

May 06 2021

Several Test grounds in England are ready to act as stand-in hosts for the concluding matches of this year's …

Foreign money and coaching sees English clubs dominate in Europe again

May 06 2021

For the second time in three years the UEFA Champions League final will be an all-English affair, with the financial …

Barty gets Badosa revenge to reach Madrid final

May 06 2021

Ashleigh Barty cruised into the Madrid Open final on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Paula Badosa, as the world number …

Pfizer/BioNTech to supply vaccines for Olympic athletes

May 06 2021

US drugs giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday announced a deal with the International Olympic …

Wales skipper Jones to lead Lions in South Africa

May 06 2021

Veteran Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead the 2021 British and Irish Lions in South Africa but there was no place …

Lions king Jones 'completes rugby CV'

May 06 2021

In one of the worst-kept secrets in the history of the British and Irish Lions, Alun Wyn Jones was confirmed as captain …

Pacquiao in 'final stages' of talks for Mikey Garcia fight: aide

May 06 2021

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is in the "final stages" of talks for a bout against American star Mikey Garcia, …

Thiem downs De Minaur to make Madrid quarter-finals

May 06 2021

Dominic Thiem qualified for the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Thursday after beating Australia's Alex de Minaur …

FIFA postpone June World Cup qualifiers in Africa

May 06 2021

FIFA confirmed on Thursday that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Africa during June have been postponed until …

Leeds' Costa to miss end of season

May 06 2021

Leeds United winger Helder Costa will miss the final four games of the Premier League season with a back problem, club …

Chelsea's Werner relieved by Champions League redemption

May 06 2021

Timo Werner admitted he was relieved to redeem himself with a goal against Real Madrid which helped put Chelsea into the …

Aussie IPL cricketers flee India for Maldives but top Kiwis remain

May 06 2021

Australian cricketers fled Covid-ravaged India for the Maldives Thursday, but New Zealand's top stars are stuck in Delhi …

Jazz regain top spot in the West, Reserves help Hawks down Suns

May 06 2021

Jordan Clarkson scored a team high of 30 points as the NBA-leading Utah Jazz won their third straight with a 126-94 NBA …

New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender Olympian

May 06 2021

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic …

Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists India cricket chief

May 06 2021

India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's …

Ex-49er, Australian rugby star Hayne jailed for sex assault

May 06 2021

Former Australia rugby league star and San Francisco 49er Jarryd Hayne was Thursday jailed for five years and nine …

Oshie nets hat trick as Capitals-Rangers brawl from the opening bell

May 06 2021

An emotional TJ Oshie scored a hat trick Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 in a …

NBA's Hachimura gets racist messages 'almost every day'

May 06 2021

Japanese NBA rising star Rui Hachimura said he receives racist messages "almost every day", as uproar grows over the …

Oshie scores hat trick as Capitals beat Rangers in fight-filled contest

May 06 2021

An emotional TJ Oshie, scored a hat trick Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 in a …

Hamilton pursues 100th pole as 'nip and tuck' title battle arrives in Spain

May 06 2021

The Formula One circus pitches up in Barcelona this weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix with Red Bull's tantalising tilt …

Gangs, gunshots 'the norm' in Springbok Kolbe's 'rough' childhood

May 06 2021

More than most people, South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe, now the toast of Toulouse, is used to avoiding trouble.

Nets Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews

May 06 2021

The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets …

Nadal cruises into Madrid last 16, Barty faces surprising Badosa in semis

May 06 2021

Rafael Nadal began his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title in simple fashion on Wednesday, easing past youngster Carlos …

Real Madrid outclassed by Chelsea as defeat raises fresh doubts around old guard

May 05 2021

Real Madrid were not just beaten but outplayed, their defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday clear enough to spell the end of a …

Tuchel transformation takes Chelsea to brink of Champions League glory

May 05 2021

Sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on Christmas Eve, Thomas Tuchel is going back to the Champions League final for a second …

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

May 05 2021

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount …

Tuchel salutes Chelsea's desire as Blues reach Champions League final

May 05 2021

Thomas Tuchel hailed the hunger of his "fantastic" Chelsea stars as they reached the Champions League final with a 2-0 …

Three things we learned from Chelsea v Real Madrid

May 05 2021

Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 to clinch a 3-1 aggregate success in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg.

McIlroy among stars rejecting golf Super League 'money grab'

May 05 2021

Rory McIlroy dismissed revived talk of a golf Super League as a "money grab" on Wednesday as the PGA Tour reportedly …

Hazard starts on return to Chelsea with Real Madrid

May 05 2021

Zinedine Zidane handed Eden Hazard a start on his return to Stamford Bridge as Real Madrid aim to prevent Chelsea …

Man Utd's Liverpool clash rearranged after fan fury

May 05 2021

Manchester United will have to play three Premier League matches in five days after their postponed clash with Liverpool …

Fonseca backs Mourinho to thrive at Roma

May 05 2021

Paulo Fonseca has backed Jose Mourinho to thrive at Roma when the former Tottenham boss replaces him as manager at the …

Man City's Sterling abused online after social media boycott

May 05 2021

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after the Premier …