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LeBron James opts out of wearing social justice message on jersey

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NBA superstar LeBron James said Saturday he would opt out of wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey …

'Crying on the couch' - Aussie skipper Paine's mental demons

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Australian captain Tim Paine revealed Sunday he used to hate playing cricket and was left "crying on the couch" after …

Kiwi Dixon captures third straight IndyCar race to start season

AFP - 3h ago

Scott Dixon became the first IndyCar driver since 2006 to open the season with three straight wins on Saturday by …

Ex-Australia and Crystal Palace captain Jedinak calls it a day

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Former Australia captain and Crystal Palace stalwart Mile Jedinak announced his retirement Sunday, saying it was "time …

Manchester City to learn fate of Champions League ban appeal

AFP - 4h ago

Manchester City's Abu-Dhabi project and the future of UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) rules face a pivotal day on …

Messi tees up victory as Barcelona cling on to fading title hopes

AFP - 5h ago

Lionel Messi made it 20 assists for the season in Barcelona's stodgy 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday, even as …

Two-time Irish champion jump jockey Geraghty retires

AFP - 5h ago

Former Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Barry Geraghty announced his retirement from jump racing on …

Ronaldo's penalty double edges Juve closer to title in Atalanta draw

Jul 11 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Juventus snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Saturday to take a …

Sheff Utd cruise past Chelsea, Liverpool's record bid hit by Burnley

Jul 11 2020

Sheffield United dealt a major blow to Chelsea's chances of a Premier League top-four finish by thrashing the Blues 3-0 …

Man City 'deserve' Champions League return, says Guardiola

Jul 11 2020

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City deserve their place in the Champions League next season as the club wait to find …

Sterling hat-trick as Man City secure top four ahead of Champions League verdict

Jul 11 2020

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City ensured they will finish in the Premier League's top four with a …

Astros halt training again as Yanks and Royals report positive coronavirus tests

Jul 11 2020

Coronavirus concerns continue to cast a shadow over Major League Baseball's build-up to a pandemic shortened season, …

'No player parties here,' says Berlin tennis chief

Jul 11 2020

Organisers of a Berlin exhibition tennis tournament aimed a thinly-disguised jibe at Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev …

Lazio's Serie A title bid hit again by Sassuolo loss

Jul 11 2020

Lazio's title dream suffered yet another setback on Saturday as Francesco Caputo's injury-time header grabbed Sassuolo a …

Dismal Chelsea humbled in Blades battering

Jul 11 2020

Frank Lampard warned his Chelsea flops that he "won't forget" the lessons learned from their damaging 3-0 defeat at …

India's Ganguly confirms Australia tour but seeks shortened quarantine

Jul 11 2020

India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly Saturday said the national team will tour Australia in December but called for a …

Windies skipper Holder gets Stokes again to spark England collapse

Jul 11 2020

West Indies captain Jason Holder removed opposing skipper Ben Stokes to trigger an England collapse that saw a late …

Rehired Dreyer to raise competition among Golden Lions forwards

Jul 11 2020

Super Rugby club the Golden Lions have intensified competition for the tighthead prop position by resigning former …

Astros halt training again over virus worries

Jul 11 2020

Coronavirus concerns continue to cast a shadow over Major League Baseball's build-up to a pandemic shortened season, …

Windies' quicks strike as England collapse in first Test

Jul 11 2020

Alzarri Joseph struck twice and West Indies captain Jason Holder removed England stand-in skipper Ben Stokes as the …

Vettel admits Ferrari off pace after qualifying 'struggle'

Jul 11 2020

Sebastian Vettel admitted Ferrari are struggling to keep pace with their rivals after he qualified 10th for Sunday's …

'Heart in my mouth': Rain king Hamilton storms to Styrian Grand Prix pole

Jul 11 2020

Defending six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton delivered one of his greatest qualifying performances in treacherous …

Lazio title bid hit again by Sassuolo loss

Jul 11 2020

Lazio's title dream suffered yet another setback on Saturday as Francesco Caputo's injury-time header grabbed Sassuolo a …

'We left the door open': Klopp frustrated as Burnley end Liverpool's home run

Jul 11 2020

Jurgen Klopp was frustrated by Liverpool's lack of killer instinct as Burnley became the first visiting side to avoid …

Liverpool's record bid hit by Burnley draw, Norwich relegated

Jul 11 2020

Liverpool's bid to set a new Premier League points record was rocked by a 1-1 draw against Burnley, while Norwich were …

'I couldn't see where I was going,' says Hamilton after rain masterclass

Jul 11 2020

Lewis Hamilton said he survived some "heart in the mouth" moments on Saturday as he claimed a spectacular pole position …

Burnley end Liverpool's perfect run at Anfield

Jul 11 2020

Liverpool failed to win a Premier League game at Anfield for the first time since January 2019 as Burnley ended a run of …

Flames' Hamonic first to opt out of NHL restart

Jul 11 2020

Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic is the first player to opt out of the NHL's return to play, saying he based his …

Like father like son: Fallon junior lands maiden Group One

Jul 11 2020

Cieren Fallon showed he has inherited the riding genes from his legendary father Kieren landing his first Group One race …

Chase double keeps Windies on top against England in first Test

Jul 11 2020

Roston Chase proved a thorn in England's side once again as West Indies strengthened their grip on the first Test at …

Rain king Hamilton storms to Styrian Grand Prix pole

Jul 11 2020

Defending six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton delivered one of his greatest qualifying performances in treacherous …

South African hire-and-fire club sign fifth coach this season

Jul 11 2020

Chippa United, a South African club renowned for the swift hiring and firing of coaches, have appointed Lehlohonolo …

US funding threat could spark anti-doping reform: Tygart

Jul 11 2020

United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart hopes the threatened withdrawal of US government funding from the …

Norwich relegated from Premier League as four-goal Antonio lifts West Ham

Jul 11 2020

Norwich were condemned to a record fifth relegation from the Premier League as Michail Antonio's four-goal blitz fired …

England 1966 great and Irish 'icon' Jack Charlton dies

Jul 11 2020

Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side who went on to become a cult hero as Republic of …

F1 teams in prison threat over Hungarian lockdown

Jul 11 2020

Formula One drivers and teams have been warned they risk prison sentences and fines if they ignore strict coronavirus …

Chase strikes as England lose Burns in Windies Test

Jul 11 2020

Roston Chase succeeded where West Indies' fast bowlers had failed by removing England opener Rory Burns on the fourth …

'Gay' Premier League player reveals pain of sexuality secret

Jul 11 2020

A gay player in the Premier League has revealed the "absolute nightmare" of keeping his sexuality secret from his …

'Lousy' weather wipes out Styrian Grand Prix practice, threatens qualifying

Jul 11 2020

Formula One is relieved to be back in action, whatever the weather, the sport's technical boss Ross Brawn said Saturday …

Waratahs outgun Western Force on Super Rugby return

Jul 11 2020

Western Force were handed a rude awakening to the top-flight Saturday with NSW Waratahs scoring 23 unanswered points to …

Renault chose Alonso over Vettel says Prost

Jul 11 2020

Renault signed Fernando Alonso rather than Sebastian Vettel to succeed McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo next year because …

Styrian Grand Prix final practice washed out, threat to qualifying

Jul 11 2020

The third and final free practice for this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix was 'delayed indefinitely' on Saturday morning …

England 1966 great and Irish football 'icon' Jack Charlton dies

Jul 11 2020

Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side who went on to become a cult hero in Ireland, has …

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Jul 11 2020

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the …

Jack Charlton -- World Cup hero and adopted Irish saint

Jul 11 2020

Jack Charlton who has died aged 85, enjoyed World Cup success in 1966 with England and went on to record further …

England 1966 great, Irish football icon Jack Charlton dies

Jul 11 2020

Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side and who went on to become a cult hero in Ireland, has …

Morikawa maintains clubhouse lead at PGA Workday Charity Open

Jul 11 2020

Collin Morikawa shot a 66 to grab a three-stroke clubhouse lead Friday at the PGA's Workday Charity Open where they were …

Empty Wembley waits for Euro 2020 party postponed by coronavirus

Jul 11 2020

Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead the home of English football is preparing for a …

Wimbledon cancellation gives food for thought

Jul 11 2020

Strawberries and cream are just as much part of the Wimbledon experience as tennis in pristine whites on the lush green …

Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves

Jul 11 2020

Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance …

Dutch short track world champion Lara van Ruijven dead at 27 - ISU

Jul 10 2020

World champion short track speed skater Lara van Ruijven died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 27, the …

Bolt says open to comeback -- if coach asks

Jul 10 2020

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirment if former coach Glen Mills asked him.

Wimbledon hailed as 'class act' for £10 million prize money gesture

Jul 10 2020

Wimbledon was hailed as "a class act" on Friday after the tournament agreed to award £10 million in prize money to the …

Dowrich keeps Windies on top despite Stokes' four wickets

Jul 10 2020

Shane Dowrich steered the West Indies into a commanding lead over England on the third day of the first Test at …

Broad reveals 'anger' at England Test axe

Jul 10 2020

England paceman Stuart Broad said he felt frustrated and angry at having "my shirt" taken away after he was dropped for …

Hamilton ponders 'dry dance' as Mercedes left in dark over struggles

Jul 10 2020

A puzzled Lewis Hamilton said Friday he may try a "dry dance" to avoid starting Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix from sixth, …

Evergreen Jimenez, 56, leads in record bid

Jul 10 2020

Veteran Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez rolled back the years on Friday to claim a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of …

Five days on from the joy, life is a pain for Norris

Jul 10 2020

Five days after the joy of a thrilling podium finish, Lando Norris struggled with severe back pain Friday as he …

Shaken Ricciardo admits crash was 'mistake'

Jul 10 2020

Fernando Alonso had every reason to raise an eyebrow Friday when Daniel Ricciardo said he could not explain the cause of …

Man City to learn European fate on Monday

Jul 10 2020

Manchester City will discover the result of their appeal against a two-year ban from UEFA competitions on Monday, the …

Verstappen on top as Hamilton's Austria struggles continue

Jul 10 2020

Max Verstappen grinned with satisfaction under his protective mask Friday after he topped the times for Red Bull ahead …

British gymnastics boss 'ashamed' by abuse allegations

Jul 10 2020

British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen has admitted to feeling "appalled and ashamed" by escalating allegations …

Ricciardo crashes, Verstappen on top in second practice

Jul 10 2020

Max Verstappen topped the times for Red Bull ahead of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in Friday's crash-hit second free …

Europa League draw leaves open potential Man Utd-Wolves semi-final

Jul 10 2020

Manchester United could find themselves facing English rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in the semi-finals of the Europa …

Harlequins v Sale to relaunch Premiership rugby on August 14

Jul 10 2020

The English Premiership will restart on August 14 when Harlequins host Sale and conclude with the play-off final on …

France becomes first of 'Big 5' leagues to welcome back fans

Jul 10 2020

The fans will return to French football stadiums before Ligue 1 does.

Dowrich helps West Indies build lead over England in first Test

Jul 10 2020

Shane Dowrich hit five boundaries in an unbeaten 30 as the West Indies built a first-innings lead over England in the …

Liverpool's Henderson to lift Premier League trophy despite season-ending injury

Jul 10 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that captain Jordan Henderson's season was over due to a knee injury …

Chelsea midfielder Gilmour suffers major injury blow

Jul 10 2020

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour could be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing knee surgery, Chelsea boss …

Premier League admits VAR blunders

Jul 10 2020

The Premier League has admitted that VAR got penalty decisions wrong in all three matches on Thursday, as frustration …

Ricciardo limps away after big crash in practice

Jul 10 2020

Daniel Ricciardo limped away in pain on Friday after crashing his Renault heavily during second free practice for this …

German league confirm 2020-21 Bundesliga season to start September 18

Jul 10 2020

The German league confirmed Friday that the 2020-21 Bundesliga season will start on September 18 with the traditional …

Champions League draw throws up possible Barcelona-Bayern clash in Lisbon

Jul 10 2020

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in a blockbuster Champions League quarter-final should both sides make it through, …

Organisers revamp Wimbledon men's seedings

Jul 10 2020

The men's singles seedings will revert to the world rankings at next year's Wimbledon, after almost two decades of being …

Werder Bremen decide to keep coach Kohfeldt after narrow escape

Jul 10 2020

Werder Bremen confirmed Friday that Florian Kohfeldt will remain head coach next season after narrowly avoiding an …

Stokes strikes as West Indies close on England total

Jul 10 2020

England stand-in captain Ben Stokes took the key wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite to leave the first Test against the West …

Champions League draw offers possibility Barcelona-Bayern clash in Lisbon

Jul 10 2020

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in a blockbuster Champions League quarter-final should both sides make it through, …

Liverpool captain Henderson out for rest of season

Jul 10 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that captain Jordan Henderson's season is over due to a knee injury.

De Gea 'proud' to beat Schmeichel record at Man Utd

Jul 10 2020

David de Gea has spoken of his pride after surpassing Peter Schmeichel's appearance record for an overseas player at …

Perez tops opening practice in 'pink Mercedes'

Jul 10 2020

Sergio Perez topped the times in Racing Point's 'pink Mercedes' in Friday’s Styrian Grand Prix opening free practice, …

Champions League final eight draw throws up possible Barcelona-Bayern clash

Jul 10 2020

Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League should both sides make it …

Arteta hails 'world-class' Mourinho ahead of London derby

Jul 10 2020

Jose Mourinho is still a world-class manager and could be the right man to end Tottenham's long wait for a trophy, …

Germany confirm home match against Spain in September

Jul 10 2020

Germany host Spain in Stuttgart this September in their first match since the coronavirus pandemic with Cologne and …

Mugello, Sochi added to F1's 2020 calendar, more to follow

Jul 10 2020

Formula One on Friday added two more confirmed races to its coronavirus-hit season at Mugello in Italy and Sochi in …

Women's tennis says no 'final decision' by China on cancelling events

Jul 10 2020

Women's tennis officials are still hopeful of holding tournaments in China this year, despite authorities calling off …

British gymnast sisters speak out on 'culture of fear'

Jul 10 2020

World gymnastics medallists Becky and Ellie Downie have spoken out about the "environment of fear and mental abuse" that …

Badminton legend Lin Dan eyes National Games after quitting Chinese team

Jul 10 2020

Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan has opened the door to playing again next year, just days after announcing his …

Premier League's Golden Boot race hots up

Jul 10 2020

While the Premier League title has already been won by Liverpool in record time, the battle to finish as the …

Van Bronckhorst 'can't imagine' Barcelona without Messi

Jul 10 2020

Former Barcelona defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst told AFP that he hopes Lionel Messi will finish his career at the …

Testing times make ex-Barca star van Bronckhorst 'a stronger person'

Jul 10 2020

Giovanni van Bronckhorst won the Champions League and captained his country to a World Cup final, but the Dutchman told …

Nashville withdrawn from MLS restart over virus cases: league

Jul 10 2020

Nashville have become the second team to withdraw from Major League Soccer's restart competition after confirmation that …

Bahrain eyes golden racing future in wake of 'Royal' winner

Jul 10 2020

English racegoers have become used to the silks of Dubai's Godolphin, Qatar Racing and Saudi Arabia's Prince Khalid …

VAR in the dock as Man Utd down Villa, Spurs frustrated

Jul 10 2020

Manchester United were given a controversial helping hand by VAR in their 3-0 win at Aston Villa, while Tottenham …

Free-scoring Man Utd 'a different team', says Solskjaer

Jul 09 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United are a "different team" from the sluggish side that started the season …

Ukraine's Yastremska sorry for 'black face' tweet

Jul 09 2020

Ukrainian world number 25 Dayana Yastremska apologised Thursday for posting pictures of herself with one half of her …

Greenwood strikes as free-scoring Man Utd pile misery on Villa

Jul 09 2020

Mason Greenwood's rise to stardom continued with another thunderous finish as Manchester United extended their winning …

Mourinho fumes over VAR as Spurs held, Ings keeps Golden Boot bid alive

Jul 09 2020

Tottenham suffered fresh VAR frustration as Harry Kane was denied a clear penalty in their damaging 0-0 draw at …

Felix stars in Inspiration Games, but track glitch foils Lyles

Jul 09 2020

American Allyson Felix impressed in the innovative Inspiration Games on Thursday, but a track glitch saw Noah Lyles fall …

NFL to ban jersey swaps over virus fears

Jul 09 2020

Post-game jersey swaps will be prohibited under a range of coronavirus safety protocols set to be introduced by the NFL …

Windies skipper Holder says he has more to do after six-wicket England haul

Jul 09 2020

West Indies captain Jason Holder said "my Test is far from over" after he rocked England with a career-best six-wicket …

Spurs fume over VAR in Bournemouth draw, Ings keeps golden boot bid alive

Jul 09 2020

Tottenham suffered fresh VAR frustration as Harry Kane was denied a clear penalty in their damaging 0-0 draw at …

Proteas' Ngidi in Black Lives Matter controversy

Jul 09 2020

A remark about Black Lives Matter in a Zoom press conference has made South Africa's one-day and Twenty20 international …