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Nadal off the mark in Acapulco

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Rafael Nadal marked his return to action with a straight-sets victory over Pablo Andujar on Tuesday as he launched his …

Five ties to watch in the Europa League

AFP - 56m ago

Three English clubs and both Celtic and Rangers are hoping to secure places in the last 16 of the Europa League this …

Giannis on target as Bucks down Raptors for 50th win

AFP - 5m ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points as the Milwaukee Bucks bagged their 50th win of the season with a 108-97 defeat …

Saudi Arabia to host world's richest horse race

AFP - 4h ago

Saudi Arabia this week hosts the world's richest horse race, with $20 million in cash prizes on offer in the latest …

Rampant Bayern gave Chelsea a 'reality check' says Lampard

AFP - 5h ago

Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea were given a "reality check" by Bayern Munich as the Germans pushed his team to the brink …

Griezmann rescues Barcelona first-leg draw at Napoli

Feb 25 2020

Antoine Griezmann rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on …

Lampard concerned by 'sobering' night for Chelsea

Feb 25 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admitted a 3-0 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions …

Gnabry stars as Bayern rock Chelsea

Feb 25 2020

Serge Gnabry fired Bayern Munich to the brink of the Champions League quarter-finals as the German's double inspired a …

Three things we learned from Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

Feb 25 2020

Bayern Munich swept Chelsea aside with ease as two quickfire goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski's …

Kenin loses again, Barty eases through in Doha

Feb 25 2020

Sofia Kenin suffered on Tuesday her third defeat since winning the Australian Open earlier this month, losing to …

Irish govt urges cancellation of Italy rugby clash over virus

Feb 25 2020

Ireland's Six Nations rugby match with Italy in Dublin next month should be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, …

Sarri calls for calm as coronavirus fears surround Juventus Champions League tie

Feb 25 2020

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri rejected suggestions that supporters of his side should not be allowed to attend …

Yankees blow as Severino out for season

Feb 25 2020

The New York Yankees were dealt a blow on Tuesday after star pitcher Luis Severino was diagnosed with a season-ending …

Zidane's achievements will never be repeated, says Guardiola

Feb 25 2020

Pep Guardiola said Zinedine Zidane's feat of winning three consecutive Champions Leagues will never be repeated as his …

Vidal spearheads Barca attack alongside Messi, Griezmann

Feb 25 2020

Arturo Vidal will spearhead the Barcelona attack alongside Lionel Messi and Antoine Greizmann in Tuesday's Champions …

Lampard keeps faith with Giroud for Bayern clash

Feb 25 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard kept faith with Olivier Giroud as his lone striker for Tuesday's Champions League last …

Tired Tsitsipas starts Dubai ATP week with a win   

Feb 25 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas began the Dubai Championships with a 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta on Tuesday just …

Paire hangs on to beat Cilic, Fognini shocked by Evans

Feb 25 2020

Benoit Paire fought off four match points at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday, overhauling former US Open winner Marin …

Ireland's Healy to miss rest of Six Nations

Feb 25 2020

Ireland prop Cian Healy will miss the final two rounds of this season's Six Nations with a hip injury he suffered during …

'Fearless' Barca fans unfazed by coronavirus or Napoli

Feb 25 2020

Barcelona fans insisted they were not worried by rivals Napoli or the spread of coronavirus in Italy as they arrived for …

Tiger will follow winning blueprint in Masters repeat bid

Feb 25 2020

Tiger Woods said Tuesday he will follow the same preparation blueprint that led to an iconic Masters triumph as he …

Juve fans free to travel to France despite Coronavirus fears

Feb 25 2020

Juventus fans have been given the all clear to travel to France for a midweek Champions League clash against Lyon …

Olympics 'continuing as planned' but virus halts Japanese football

Feb 25 2020

Tokyo Olympics organisers said preparations were "continuing as planned" on Tuesday as Japan's football league became …

Greece, UEFA vow to clean up Greek football

Feb 25 2020

The Greek government on Tuesday signed an accord with UEFA to clean up Greek football, seeking ways to tackle the threat …

Man Utd confident in long-term project despite rising debt

Feb 25 2020

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is adamant the club are heading in the right direction as the …

Wales wing Adams ruled out of rest of Six Nations

Feb 25 2020

Wales's faltering defence of their Six Nations title suffered another blow on Tuesday with wing Josh Adams being ruled …

Bielsa says confidence returning at Leeds

Feb 25 2020

Marcelo Bielsa says recent wins have restored confidence at Leeds after a run of poor results threatened to derail their …

Troon to host 2023 British Open

Feb 25 2020

Royal Troon will host the 2023 British Open, 100 years after the Scottish course hosted for the first time, the R&A …

Adam Yates gains crushing UAE Tour win

Feb 25 2020

British climber Adam Yates pulverised the opposition on the tough, final ascent of stage three of the UAE Tour, winning …

Van Dijk praises Liverpool's mental strength

Feb 25 2020

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool's ability to stay calm under pressure is the key to their astonishing Premier League …

Paire hangs on to beat Cilic in Dubai

Feb 25 2020

Benoit Paire fought off four match points at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday, overhauling former US Open winner Marin …

Zidane casts doubt on Hazard return this season

Feb 25 2020

Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday he cannot be sure that Eden Hazard will play again this season after the Belgian …

Wales stars Webb, Williams on the move early

Feb 25 2020

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb will finish this season at Premiership side Bath the club announced on Tuesday.

Japan suspends football over virus as Olympics loom

Feb 25 2020

Japan suspended its football league on Tuesday, making it the latest sporting victim of the deadly coronavirus with just …

Fury cut the look of a world champion from the start: gym owner

Feb 25 2020

The first time Tyson Fury walked into the Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy in Manchester aged 14 he struck trainer Steve Egan …

Fury longs for caravan despite receiving White House, Vatican invites

Feb 25 2020

Britain's newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been invited to the White House and to the Vatican his …

Smith, Warner return to scene of sandpaper scandal

Feb 25 2020

Australia's Steve Smith and David Warner will return to Newlands on Wednesday, less than two years after they were …

Table tennis world team championships postponed over virus

Feb 25 2020

Table tennis's world team championships, due to take place next month in the South Korean city of Busan, were postponed …

Middleton shines as Bucks withstand 55-point burst from Wizards' Beal

Feb 25 2020

Khris Middleton scored 40 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand a 55-point outburst from Washington's Bradley …

Hong Kong's Lee tunes out critics for cycling worlds

Feb 25 2020

Sarah Lee will defend her titles at this week's track cycling world championships in Berlin after overcoming a row …

Man City take fight to UEFA on and off the field

Feb 25 2020

Manchester City may be set to go to war with UEFA, but time is of the essence for the English champions to satisfy their …

Klopp salutes 'special' Liverpool after record-equalling 18th successive win

Feb 25 2020

Jurgen Klopp admitted he never expected Liverpool to make such a "special" charge towards the Premier League title after …

Wilder will reportedly seek rematch with Fury

Feb 25 2020

Deontay Wilder plans to activate his rematch clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury after his seventh-round TKO loss …

Liverpool sink West Ham for record-equalling 18th successive win

Feb 24 2020

Liverpool earned a record-equalling 18th consecutive Premier League win as the runaway leaders came from behind to beat …

Coronavirus forces fan ban at Italian football games

Feb 24 2020

Upcoming matches in Italian Serie A and the Europa League will be played behind closed doors to combat the spread of …

NBA reviewing Mavs protest, Cuban outburst over officiating

Feb 24 2020

Any NBA discipline of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his criticism of the league after a loss to Atlanta is reportedly …

England's Mako Vunipola doubt for Wales clash: Jones

Feb 24 2020

England are likely to be without Mako Vunipola for the next stage of their Six Nations title push, according to boss …

Buttler vows to prove worth on Test stage

Feb 24 2020

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is adamant he can prove his worth in the Test arena after struggling to emulate his …

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Feb 24 2020

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his "little brother" Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles …

Pacers' Lamb out for season with torn knee ligament, broken leg

Feb 24 2020

Indiana Pacers forward Jeremy Lamb needs surgery on multiple knee injuries and will miss the remainder of the NBA …

Trump stumbles over names of Indian cricket greats

Feb 24 2020

US President Donald Trump gave a special mention to cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during a visit to …

Lampard hopeful Chelsea underdogs can bite Bayern again

Feb 24 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has faith the Blues can again shock Bayern Munich in the Champions League despite their …

Bryant's widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash

Feb 24 2020

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit on Monday against the operators of the helicopter that crashed on January …

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Feb 24 2020

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his …

Djokovic sizzles into Dubai second round

Feb 24 2020

Novak Djokovic continued his hot early season form on Monday, cruising past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 …

Greece seeks plan B for Olympic flame if coronavirus hits

Feb 24 2020

The Greek Olympic Committee said on Monday that it has discussed with the government alternative plans for the Olympic …

Coronavirus could force Italian clubs to ban fans

Feb 24 2020

Italian sport is likely to suffer even greater disruption as the authorities prepared on Monday to announce further …

Djokovic continues hot streak to cruise into second round in Dubai

Feb 24 2020

Novak Djokovic continued his hot early season form on Monday after cruising past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, …

Former All Black Ben Franks to retire at end of season

Feb 24 2020

Former All Black Ben Franks will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2019/20 season, English Premiership …

Haynes and Lanning revive Australia's T20 World Cup title defence

Feb 24 2020

Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning revived Australia's stuttering women's Twenty20 World Cup title defence with a …

Australian Ewan sprints to second-stage victory on UAE Tour

Feb 24 2020

Australian Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in the second stage of the UAE Tour on Monday, taking the overall lead in the …

Messi 'greatest' ahead of Maradona, says Napoli boss Gattuso

Feb 24 2020

Lionel Messi is the "greatest" footballer of all time, ahead of even Diego Maradona, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said …

Coronavirus hits Italian sport hard

Feb 24 2020

Sport in Italy is being heavily disrupted by a surge in the number of new coronavirus cases but Napoli's Champions …

'Gypsy King' Tyson Fury prepares for hero's return

Feb 24 2020

Tyson Fury will return to Britain hailed as a hero after his demolition of Deontay Wilder completed a remarkable …

Banned Kenyan runner Asbel Kiprop to turn to motorsport

Feb 24 2020

Suspended Kenyan Olympic 1,500 metres and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop has announced he is turning his back on …

UK football chiefs ban heading in training for young children

Feb 24 2020

Football chiefs in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday announced a ban on heading in training for children …

Five talking points in European football this weekend

Feb 24 2020

Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain won despite having Neymar sent off, and the …

Adebayor makes Olimpia debut after Paraguay move

Feb 24 2020

Emmanuel Adebayor made his eagerly anticipated debut for Paraguayan side Olimpia on Sunday, coming on as a substitute …

African players in Europe: Aubameyang strikes twice in thriller

Feb 24 2020

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took the honours among the African stars in Europe at the weekend, scoring twice as Arsenal …

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur hits double ton to corner Zimbabwe

Feb 24 2020

Mushfiqur Rahim hit his third Test double century as Bangladesh declared their first innings with a lead of 295 Monday …

Football chiefs ban heading in training for young children

Feb 24 2020

Football chiefs in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday announced a ban on heading in training for children …

Three talking points in golf this week

Feb 24 2020

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed claimed his second World Golf Championship title on Sunday with a one-stroke …

Djokovic, Nadal return and mum's the word: Tennis talking points

Feb 24 2020

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal return to action for the first time since the Australian Open while Qatar saw the latest …

Fernandes has lifted the mood at Man Utd, says Solskjaer

Feb 24 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has lifted the mood at Old Trafford, comparing the January signing to a mix …

Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection

Feb 24 2020

Mo Farah repeatedly denied to the United States Anti-Doping Agency taking a legal supplement prior to the 2014 London …

China's 'Steel Roses' footballers defy virus to lift spirits

Feb 24 2020

China's women's football team has emerged as a symbol of defiance against the coronavirus after coming out of quarantine …

James' 'dream shake' helps lift Lakers over Celtics

Feb 24 2020

LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory …

All Black Ardie Savea mulls shock league switch

Feb 24 2020

All Black loose forward Ardie Savea has floated the prospect of a shock move to rugby league, saying cross-code …

'Not good enough': Kohli has no excuses for heavy India Test loss

Feb 24 2020

Virat Kohli refused to make excuses for India's comprehensive loss to New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington on …

McLean named stand-in Rugby Australia chair to replace Clyne

Feb 24 2020

Rugby Australia named former Wallaby Paul McLean as temporary chairman Monday, edging out his predecessor Cameron Clyde …

'Not good enough': No excuses from Kohli for India's heavy defeat

Feb 24 2020

Virat Kohli refused to make excuses for India's comprehensive loss to New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington on …

Six Nations round 3 - what we learned

Feb 24 2020

France outplayed Wales in a thriller to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive, while England beat Ireland after a dominant …

Three decisions for Lampard as Chelsea face Bayern clash

Feb 24 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces some big decisions ahead of Bayern Munich's visit to Stamford Bridge in the …

James' jump shot helps power Lakers past Celtics

Feb 24 2020

LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory …

Defiant Messi gives troubled Barca hope of Champions League glory

Feb 24 2020

Lionel Messi has said Barcelona are not playing well enough to win this season's Champions League but his four goals …

Reed comes through for WGC Mexico Championship win

Feb 24 2020

Patrick Reed came through in the clutch, firing three late birdies in a four-under par 67 for a one-shot victory over …

Jones declares England will improve against Wales after downing Ireland

Feb 24 2020

England coach Eddie Jones forecast his side would be "10 percent better" against Wales after ending Ireland's bid for a …

Southee bags five as New Zealand beat India in first Test

Feb 24 2020

A sharp spell of bowling by Tim Southee set up a 10-wicket victory for New Zealand before lunch on the fourth day of the …

Neymar sent off as PSG beat Bordeaux in seven-goal thriller

Feb 23 2020

Edinson Cavani scored his 200th Paris Saint-Germain goal and Marquinhos netted twice as the Ligue 1 leaders bounced back …

Opelka does double duty to win ATP Delray Beach title

Feb 23 2020

US fourth seed Reilly Opelka won twice on Sunday to capture the ATP Delray Beach Open title, outlasting Japan's …

Chile's Garin beats Italy's Mager in ATP Rio final

Feb 23 2020

Chilean third seed Cristian Garin stretched his win streak to 10 matches with two victories Sunday, including a 7-6 …

Italian sport in quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

Feb 23 2020

The surge in the number of new coronavirus cases in Italy hit sporting events on Sunday, notably top flight football …

Felix back with a bang as Atletico brush aside Villarreal

Feb 23 2020

Atletico Madrid followed up their surprise win over Liverpool by beating Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday as Joao Felix …

Norway's Hovland birdies 18 to win PGA Puerto Rico Open

Feb 23 2020

Viktor Hovland sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole Sunday to win the Puerto Rico Open, becoming the first …

USA Gymnastics sex assault deal pays some only $82,550: reports

Feb 23 2020

A proposed USA Gymnastics tiered settlement system would pay some sexual assault victims of former US team doctor Larry …

Kaizer Chiefs join Orlando Pirates on South African Cup scrapheap

Feb 23 2020

Another giant fell by the wayside in the South African FA Cup as Kaizer Chiefs lost to Highlands Park after a last-16 …

Lazio on Juve's heels, Roma back winning in Serie A amid coronavirus lockdown

Feb 23 2020

Lazio kept their bid for a first Serie A title in 20 years on track as they stayed one point behind leaders Juventus …

Three things we learned from the Premier League

Feb 23 2020

VAR was firmly back in the spotlight in the Premier League this weekend as Manchester United and Arsenal showed signs …

Sevilla boost top four hopes with thumping win over Getafe

Feb 23 2020

Sevilla delivered a huge boost to their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League by winning 3-0 away at …

Arteta hails Aubameyang as Arsenal captain downs Everton

Feb 23 2020

Mikel Arteta admitted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has erased any doubts about his commitment after Arsenal's captain led …

Fernandes lifts Man Utd as Wolves, Arsenal boost Euro hopes

Feb 23 2020

Manchester United moved onto the shoulder of fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday after brushing aside lowly Watford as …

Farrell points the finger at himself after Irish defeat

Feb 23 2020

Andy Farrell said he should take a look at himself and whether Ireland's dream of the Grand Slam disappeared in a 24-12 …