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Hurkacz topples Ruud to set Montreal final against Carreno Busta

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Hubert Hurkacz shrugged off a slow start to upset fourth seed Casper Ruud on Saturday and book a title clash with Pablo …

Brazil's Haddad Maia to face Halep for Canadian WTA title

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Simona Halep will bid for a third Canadian title at the WTA Toronto Masters on Sunday against determined Brazilian …

Ten Hag given baptism of fire to Man Utd's new reality

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Erik ten Hag expressed his surprise at seeing Manchester United capitulate to a 4-0 defeat at Brentford that leaves the …

Spaun clings to PGA Memphis lead as Smith, Zalatoris charge

Aug 13 2022

J.J. Spaun birdied two of the last three holes to shoot a two-under par 68 for a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third …

Hurkacz battles back to topple Ruud in Montreal

Aug 13 2022

Hubert Hurkacz shrugged off a slow start to upset fourth seed Casper Ruud 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday and reach the final …

Neymar scores brace, Mbappe on target in PSG victory

Aug 13 2022

Neymar continued his outstanding start to the season with a brace while Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the team with …

Champions Milan off to winning start, Dumfries steals show for Inter

Aug 13 2022

AC Milan got off to a winning start in their Serie A title defence with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Udinese on Saturday …

New-look Barca frustrated by Rayo in season opener

Aug 13 2022

Barcelona were held 0-0 by Rayo Vallecano in their opening game of the La Liga season and had captain Sergio Busquets …

Experience pays off for Halep in Canadian win over Pegula

Aug 13 2022

Simona Halep put years of big match experience to good use on Saturday as she overhauled Jessica Pegula 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to …

Seven-try Argentina thrash Australia to top Rugby Championship

Aug 13 2022

Argentina gained revenge on Australia for last week's defeat with a seven-try bonus point 48-17 victory in the Rugby …

David Popovici, skinny magician of the water conjures up world record

Aug 13 2022

As David Popovici has accelerated past his older rivals in the pool this summer, it seemed inevitable that the skinny …

Foster hails All Blacks, slams 'vicious' media after sinking Springboks

Aug 13 2022

Under-fire All Blacks coach Ian Foster praised his team and criticised the New Zealand media after a 35-23 triumph over …

Blame me says Ten Hag after Brentford battering leaves Man Utd bottom

Aug 13 2022

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he had the "main responsibility" for a humiliating 4-0 loss away to …

Man United bottom of table for first time in 30 years after 4-0 rout

Aug 13 2022

Erik ten Hag's bad start as Manchester United manager descended into an embarrassment as a 4-0 thrashing by Brentford on …

Man Utd battered by Brentford as Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect start

Aug 13 2022

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford to sink to the bottom of the Premier League on …

'Emotional' Werner scores for Leipzig on Bundesliga return

Aug 13 2022

Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner found the back of the net on an emotional return to Leipzig but it was not enough to …

Lukaku nets seconds into Inter return at Lecce

Aug 13 2022

Romelu Lukaku made a dream start to his return to Inter Milan on Saturday after scoring less than two minutes into the …

Jesus can take Arteta's Arsenal to next level after Leicester double

Aug 13 2022

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta urged his side to keep following the example of Gabriel Jesus after the Brazil striker opened …

Popovici 'euphoria' after new 100m freestyle world record

Aug 13 2022

David Popovici reacted with "euphoria" after swimming the "best race I ever did" to break the men's 100m freestyle world …

AC Milan begin Serie A title defence with Udinese win

Aug 13 2022

AC Milan began their Italian title defence with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Saturday as the new Serie A season got …

Man United bottom of Premier League after 4-0 thrashing by Brentford

Aug 13 2022

Erik ten Hag's bad start as Manchester United manager descended into an embarrassment as a 4-0 thrashing by Brentford on …

Werner scores on Bundesliga return as ten-man Leipzig draw 2-2 with Cologne

Aug 13 2022

A goal from former Chelsea striker Timo Werner was not enough as Leipzig drew 2-2 at home with Cologne on Saturday.

Late All Blacks tries beat Springboks to give coach Foster lifeline

Aug 13 2022

New Zealand ended a three-match losing streak with a 35-23 Rugby Championship win over South Africa at Ellis Park in …

Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect Premier League start

Aug 13 2022

Manchester City stormed ominously to the top of the Premier League, cruising to a 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while …

Goalkeeping howler gifts 10-man Monaco draw against Rennes

Aug 13 2022

A horrible mistake by teenage substitute goalkeeper Dogan Alemdar gifted an equaliser to Breel Embolo as Monaco bounced …

Popovici breaks world 100m freestyle record at European Championships

Aug 13 2022

David Popovici broke the men's 100m freestyle world record to win gold at the European Championships in Rome on …

Ancelotti confirms he will quit football after Real Madrid

Aug 13 2022

Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Saturday that he will quit football management when he eventually leaves Real Madrid, …

Artistic swimming men finally get the pool to themselves

Aug 13 2022

Giorgio Minisini made sporting history at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome when he became the first winner of …

Gerrard wins duel with Lampard to get Villa off the mark

Aug 13 2022

Steven Gerrard won his first managerial clash with former England teammate Frank Lampard as Aston Villa beat Everton 2-1 …

Ancelotti 'surprised' by Kroos absence from Ballon d'Or nominees

Aug 13 2022

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti on Saturday said he was surprised that German midfielder Toni Kroos did not feature on …

Under-pressure Green hangs on as Phachara makes move in Singapore

Aug 13 2022

Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai moved to take a share of the third-round lead with Malaysia's Gavin Green after signing …

Hard work for Halep in Toronto win over Gauff, Haddad Maia advances

Aug 13 2022

Simona Halep served twice for her match against Coco Gauff without success on Friday before finally securing a 6-4, 7-6 …

Hurkacz ends Kyrgios streak in Montreal, sets semi-final clash with Ruud

Aug 13 2022

Hubert Hurkacz overcame 53 winners from Nick Kyrgios to halt the Australian's nine-match win streak with a three-set …

Browns' Watson 'truly sorry' after accusations of sexual misconduct

Aug 13 2022

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, facing an NFL suspension over sexual misconduct allegations, offered his …

American Spaun seizes one-stroke PGA Memphis lead

Aug 12 2022

J.J. Spaun sank two late clutch putts to fire a three-under par 67 and take a one-stroke lead after Friday's second …

Serena to face Raducanu in Cincinnati opener

Aug 12 2022

Serena Williams will face a challenging first-round clash with reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu when the US …

New Zealand cruise past demoralised West Indies in 2nd T20

Aug 12 2022

New Zealand pulverised a demoralised West Indies by 90 runs in the second T20 International at Sabina Park on Friday to …

'Game-changer' Bynoe-Gittens propels Dortmund to comeback win over Freiburg

Aug 12 2022

Eighteen-year-old Englishman Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored one and created another as Borussia Dortmund came back to defeat …

Barcelona finally register Lewandowski on eve of new season

Aug 12 2022

Barcelona managed to register new signings Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha on Friday …

Hard work for Halep in Toronto WTA win over Gauff

Aug 12 2022

Simona Halep served twice for her match against Coco Gauff without success on Friday before finally securing a 6-4, 7-6 …

English teen Bynoe-Gittens propels Dortmund to 3-1 comeback win over Freiburg

Aug 12 2022

Eighteen-year-old Englishman Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored one and created another as Borussia Dortmund came back to defeat …

Hurkacz ends Kyrgios streak in Montreal quarter-finals

Aug 12 2022

Hubert Hurkacz overcame 53 winners from Nick Kyrgios to halt the Australian's nine-match win streak with a three-set …

Battered Kyrgios hits his limit in Montreal loss 

Aug 12 2022

Nick Kyrgios confessed that he had little more to give physically as his nine-match win streak came to an end in the …

Surprise date-change overshadows World Cup 100-day countdown

Aug 12 2022

FIFA and Qatar organisers on Friday counted the cost of bringing forward the start of the World Cup by a day as they …

Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination

Aug 12 2022

Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain …

Record-breaker Popovici into Euro freestyle final, Martinenghi wins 100m breaststroke

Aug 12 2022

David Popovici continued his dream summer of swimming on Friday by easing into the 100 metres freestyle final at the …

Martinenghi wins 100m breaststroke European gold, Popovici into freestyle semis

Aug 12 2022

World champion Nicolo Martinenghi won the 100 metres breaststroke at the European Swimming Championships on Friday, …

Rush from potential tenants for Cruyff's boyhood home

Aug 12 2022

Football-mad Dutch tenants are vying for the chance to live in a humble, and affordable, two-bedroom home in Amsterdam …

Tottenham boss Conte relishing heated Chelsea challenge

Aug 12 2022

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has said Sunday's match away to London rivals Chelsea will be an acid test of …

English county veteran Stevens to retire aged 46

Aug 12 2022

Veteran English county cricket all-rounder Darren Stevens has announced his retirement at the age of 46.

Benzema, Courtois and De Bruyne nominated for UEFA award

Aug 12 2022

Real Madrid pair Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne were on Friday shortlisted for …

Tuchel reveals 'bond' with Aubameyang amid Chelsea rumours

Aug 12 2022

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he will always have a "close bond" with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as speculation links …

Tyson Fury announces intention to retire from boxing

Aug 12 2022

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he is retiring from boxing on his 34th birthday on Friday, having previously …

Liverpool will not panic buy despite Thiago injury blow, says Klopp

Aug 12 2022

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not envisage the Reds dipping into the transfer market to reinforce their midfield …

Qatar's ground control on alert for World Cup disasters

Aug 12 2022

Facing a bank of screens that look like NASA mission command, technicians counting down to the World Cup in Qatar …

'War minus shooting': partition created fierce cricket rivalry

Aug 12 2022

When India and Pakistan were forged out of violent partition 75 years ago, the split also created one of sport's …

Swiatek ambushed by Brazil's Haddad Maia in Toronto

Aug 12 2022

Brazilian outsider Beatriz Haddad Maia toppled world number one Iga Swiatek 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the …

Cubs feel the magic in 'Field of Dreams' win over Reds

Aug 12 2022

Chicago pitcher Drew Smyly tossed five scoreless innings and the Cubs posted three first-inning runs on the way to a 4-2 …

Foster on ropes in South Africa as All Blacks seek end to dismal run

Aug 12 2022

The New Zealand Herald has called embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster "a decent man who is out of his depth in a …

Tottenham's Premier League title credentials face Chelsea test

Aug 12 2022

Tottenham lived up to pre-season hype they could challenge for the Premier League title by going top of the table on the …

Kyrgios schools de Minaur to reach Montreal quarter-finals, Ruud advances

Aug 12 2022

Nick Kyrgios crushed fellow Australian Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP …

Cheika expects Pumas to front up against Australia

Aug 12 2022

Argentina need to improve up front if they are to avoid another defeat against Australia in the Rugby Championship in …

Removing 'camouflage,' Brazil football referee comes out

Aug 12 2022

Growing up, he never liked football, but Igor Benevenuto played it anyway to avoid being teased with homophobic jokes -- …

Wolfsburg’s Kovac returns to Bayern Munich with a point to prove

Aug 12 2022

When new Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac makes his return to the Allianz Arena to take on Bayern this Sunday, he is unlikely …

Late eagle lifts Kim to share of Memphis lead

Aug 12 2022

South Korean Kim Si-woo holed out for eagle from the fairway at the 18th hole on Thursday to grab a share of the …

FIFA officially advances World Cup by a day for Qatar

Aug 11 2022

FIFA on Thursday officially brought forward the opening match of this year's World Cup by one day to November 20 in a …

Rain break sparks Ruud's rally past Bautista Agut

Aug 11 2022

Casper Ruud kept his ATP Montreal Masters title hopes alive on Thursday as he duelled for more than three hours to …

Australia recall O'Connor to face Argentina

Aug 11 2022

Versatile veteran back James O'Connor will make his first start this year for Australia against Argentina after coach …

NBA to retire 11-time champ Bill Russell's jersey

Aug 11 2022

The NBA will honor Celtics great and civil rights activist Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 jersey throughout the …

Brook, Duckett make South Africa toil in heat of Test warm-up

Aug 11 2022

Harry Brook and Ben Duckett hit centuries as England Lions piled up 672 all out against South Africa at Canterbury in a …

Late eagle lifts Kim to share of early Memphis lead

Aug 11 2022

South Korean Kim Si-woo holed out for eagle from the fairway at the 18th hole on Thursday to grab a share of the early …

Razzetti claims European 400m medley gold, Hosszu wins 97th medal

Aug 11 2022

Alberto Razzetti won the men's 400m medley as the hosts claimed two medals on Thursday in the opening final of the …

Gauff overcomes serving gaffes to reach Toronto quarter-finals

Aug 11 2022

Coco Gauff survived 15 double-faults on Thursday to squeeze out a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) win over Aryna Sabalenka to reach …

Buccaneer Brady excused from pre-season practice

Aug 11 2022

Superstar quarterback Tom Brady missed Tampa Bay Buccaneers' second joint practice with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday …

Buccaneer Brady excused pre-season practice

Aug 11 2022

Superstar quarterback Tom Brady missed Tampa Bay Buccaneers' second joint practice with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday …

Razzetti claims European 400m medley gold

Aug 11 2022

Alberto Razzetti won the men's 400m medley as the hosts claimed two medals on Thursday in the opening final of the …

Sterling could not waste peak years at Man City on the bench

Aug 11 2022

Raheem Sterling revealed on Thursday that his move to Chelsea came about after growing frustrated at his limited playing …

Africa Super League: What we know and don't know

Aug 11 2022

The Africa Super League was launched in Tanzania this week amid much fanfare, with huge prize money for the 24 clubs who …

Reed struggles as Vincent sets early pace in Singapore

Aug 11 2022

Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent continued his red-hot streak at the International Series events by carding a bogey-free …

Zverev in fight to be fit for US Open

Aug 11 2022

Germany's world number two Alexander Zverev says he is facing a battle to be fit for the US Open following surgery on …

Elliott signs new long-term Liverpool deal

Aug 11 2022

Liverpool tied down Harvey Elliott to a new "long-term" deal on Thursday with the 19-year-old expected to feature more …

Mo'unga replaces Beauden Barrett as All Blacks change four

Aug 11 2022

New Zealand relegated fly-half Beauden Barrett to the bench for a Rugby Championship clash with South Africa on Saturday …

Vela, Ruidiaz lift MLS All-Stars to 2-1 win over Liga MX

Aug 11 2022

Goals from Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela and Seattle's Raul Ruidiaz lifted the Major League Soccer All-Stars to a 2-1 …

New Zealand cricket great Ross Taylor says he faced racism

Aug 11 2022

New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday that they are looking into allegations by former skipper Ross Taylor that he …

Kyrgios beats No. 1 Medvedev at Montreal, Alcaraz and Tsitsipas ousted

Aug 11 2022

Nick Kyrgios rallied to topple world number one Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Montreal Masters on Wednesday as the top …

All Blacks star Barrett feared worst after 'scary' Springboks hit

Aug 11 2022

Beauden Barrett says that he "thought the worst" when landing on his neck after a horror high-speed challenge in New …

Even in victory Bencic feels Serena's aura

Aug 11 2022

Serena Williams may be in the home stretch of her career, but the 23-time Grand Slam champion's aura remains, …

Serena says goodbye to Canada after defeat by Bencic

Aug 11 2022

Serena Williams, who said this week she will soon call time on her storied tennis career, departed the WTA Toronto …

Rivals jostle for Milan's Serie A crown

Aug 11 2022

AC Milan have their Serie A rivals snapping at their heels ahead of their title defence, with the big boys bolstering …

Serena Williams beaten by Bencic at WTA Toronto Masters

Aug 11 2022

Serena Williams, who indicated this week she is in the home stretch of her storied tennis career, fell 6-2, 6-4 to …

Swiatek sails through as Gauff survives

Aug 11 2022

Coco Gauff overcame 13 double-faults on Wednesday as she battled past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and into the …

Santner stars as New Zealand beat West Indies in T20 series opener

Aug 11 2022

West Indies' season of white ball woe continued on Wednesday when New Zealand completed a 13-run win in the first T20 …

Real Madrid defeat Eintracht Frankfurt to win fifth UEFA Super Cup

Aug 11 2022

Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt and a fifth UEFA Super …

Michael Jordan 'Last Dance' jersey to be auctioned in September

Aug 10 2022

A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, his last title victory, is set …

Kyrgios defeats top-ranked Medvedev at Montreal Masters, Alcaraz ousted

Aug 10 2022

Nick Kyrgios broke twice in the final set as he rallied to topple world number one Daniil Medvedev in the second round …

Brazil against replaying abandoned Argentina World Cup qualifier

Aug 10 2022

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday it did not want to replay an unfinished World Cup …

Fraser-Pryce, Lyles shine in Monaco, Kipyegon just misses world record

Aug 10 2022

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Noah Lyles underlined their dominant sprint seasons with victories at the Monaco Diamond …

Lyles trumps Norman over 200m in Monaco

Aug 10 2022

World champion Noah Lyles confirmed his impressive season form by blasting to victory in 19.46 seconds in the 200m at …

Fraser-Pryce scorches to Monaco 100m victory

Aug 10 2022

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scorched to a dominant victory in the women's 100m at the Diamond League meet in …

Nadal says he will play at Cincinnati in US Open boost

Aug 10 2022

Rafael Nadal boosted his hopes of competing at the US Open on Wednesday by announcing he will play in next week's …

Alcaraz ousted in Montreal Masters opener

Aug 10 2022

Tommy Paul spoiled the Canadian debut of Carlos Alcaraz on Wednesday, toppling the second-seeded Spaniard 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 …

'Tough night' for McIlroy after Open disappointment

Aug 10 2022

Rory McIlroy endured a "tough night" after an agonizing Open Championship defeat extended his major drought, but the …