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Kitzbuehel downhill, super-G pushed back a day

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The second World Cup downhill at Kitzbuehel will now be raced on Sunday after bad weather and the state of the course …

Strict virus measures for Club World Cup in Qatar

AFP - 47m ago

The Club World Cup will be staged with strict measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, the Qatari organisers said …

Kitzbuehel downhill called off

AFP - 1h ago

Organisers on Saturday called off the second downhill at Kitzbuehel because of bad weather and the state of the course a …

Britons secure berth in America's Cup challenger final

AFP - 2h ago

Ben Ainslie's INEOS Team UK overcame a pre-race gear failure to beat Luna Rossa on the final cross in a thriller on …

Sexton's Cavs beat Brooklyn again, Celtics lose second straight to Sixers

AFP - 3h ago

Collin Sexton carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to their second straight win over Brooklyn on Friday, scoring 25 points …

Baseball mourns death of long-time homer king Aaron

AFP - 4h ago

Long-time Major League Baseball home run king Hank Aaron was remembered for his character and dignity as well as his …

Cavs' Sexton follows up career high with another Brooklyn beat down

AFP - 42m ago

Collin Sexton carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to their second straight win over Brooklyn on Friday, scoring 25 points …

No tears for Klopp if Liverpool's transfer goals aren't met

AFP - 8h ago

Jurgen Klopp vowed not to "cry like a five-year-old" if Liverpool fail to deliver the players he wants in the January …

Im shoots 65 to seize PGA lead in California desert

AFP - 6h ago

South Korea's Im Sung-jae, a Masters runner-up last year, fired a bogey-free seven-under par 65 to grab a one-stroke …

Neymar on target on 100th PSG appearance

Jan 22 2021

Neymar made his 100th appearance for Paris Saint-Germain on Friday and marked the occasion with a goal in a 4-0 rout of …

'I'm a fighter' insists under pressure Lampard

Jan 22 2021

Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of leading Chelsea out of a poor run of Premier League form.

Mbappe admits mind not made up on PSG future

Jan 22 2021

Kylian Mbappe says he is still "thinking about" whether to agree to a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, with the …

Odogwu a world-class prospect says Jones

Jan 22 2021

England coach Eddie Jones believes Paolo Odogwu has the potential to be "world-class" after selecting the uncapped …

Alldritt claims double after surprise France Six Nations omission

Jan 22 2021

Back-rower Gregory Alldritt said on Friday exams on a knee problem next week led to his strange exclusion from France's …

Bourgarit double sends La Rochelle back top

Jan 22 2021

France hooker Pierre Bourgarit scored twice to send La Rochelle back to the Top 14 summit with Friday's 40-3 home win …

Japan dismisses Olympics cancellation report as teams back Games

Jan 22 2021

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as heavyweights …

Neville 'right man' for Miami job: Beckham

Jan 22 2021

David Beckham stressed on Friday that his close friendship with Phil Neville wasn't behind the former England women's …

NFL Chiefs boost as Mahomes fit for Bills clash

Jan 22 2021

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes confirmed Friday he is fit to start Sunday's AFC Championship clash with …

Guardiola unhappy with threat to domestic leagues

Jan 22 2021

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday he is unhappy a proposed European Super League could put the future …

Buccaneers suffer blow as Brown ruled out of Packers clash

Jan 22 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out of this weekend's NFC Championship game with the Green Bay …

Uncapped Odogwu and Randall in England squad for Six Nations

Jan 22 2021

Uncapped backs Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall were both included in reigning champions England's 28-man squad for the …

AC Milan sign Chelsea's Tomori on loan

Jan 22 2021

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori joined AC Milan on loan for the rest of the season on Friday.

Feuz wins Kitzbuehel downhill marked by two heavy crashes

Jan 22 2021

Urs Kryenbuehl suffered a concussion, a fractured collar bone and knee ligament damage while Ryan Cochran-Siegle …

Evans thrives at wintry Monte Carlo

Jan 22 2021

Welshman Elfyn Evans played a cool hand to push his Toyota into a narrow lead at the Monte Carlo Rally on Friday …

Burton pressures Dalin in six-way sprint for Vendee finish

Jan 22 2021

Five days before the expected finish of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe, Louis Burton was gaining fast on leader …

Roma lose Spezia cup clash 3-0 after substitute mix-up

Jan 22 2021

Roma were handed a 3-0 Italian Cup defeat to Spezia on Friday after they made six substitutions during a chaotic last 16 …

Bayern's Flick dismisses memories of 8-0 romp before Schalke rematch

Jan 22 2021

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said on Friday their record thrashing of Schalke last September will play no role when …

IndyCar delays start of 2021 season by one week

Jan 22 2021

IndyCar has delayed its season opener one week to April 18, the US-based open-wheel series announced Friday, setting up …

Hatton leads interrupted Abu Dhabi second round

Jan 22 2021

England's Tyrrell Hatton led the Abu Dhabi Championship by five shots on Friday before fading light forced play to come …

'Gutted' Murray opts out of Australian Open

Jan 22 2021

Former world number one Andy Murray said on Friday he had decided against competing in the Australian Open after failing …

Hank Aaron: baseball and civil rights icon dead at 86

Jan 22 2021

Hank Aaron, the baseball great who defied racist hatred to break Babe Ruth's cherished major league home run record, …

Mourinho says injury behind Alli's absence

Jan 22 2021

Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho said on Friday Dele Alli missed last weekend's win at Sheffield United through …

'Angry' Clarey rails at Kitzbuehel organisers after gruesome crash

Jan 22 2021

French veteran Johan Clarey has admitted to feeling "angry" at organisers over a savage final jump of the Kitzbuehel …

Under-pressure Lampard ignoring talk over his Chelsea future

Jan 22 2021

Frank Lampard said on Friday he takes no notice of the talk about his future as Chelsea coach after a poor run that has …

Transfers are out of my hands, says Klopp

Jan 22 2021

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said whether any new players come in the January transfer window will not be up to him as …

Italy's Goggia wins Crans-Montana downhill

Jan 22 2021

Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia on Friday won the first of two World Cup downhills scheduled for the Swiss resort …

Barcelona appeal against Messi two-game ban rejected: source

Jan 22 2021

Barcelona's appeal against Lionel Messi's two-match ban following his sending-off in the Spanish Super Cup final was …

Title-chasing Leicester suffer Vardy blow

Jan 22 2021

Leicester's Premier League title hopes suffered a blow on Friday as manager Brendan Rodgers said talismanic striker …

Manchester City to be without injured De Bruyne for six weeks

Jan 22 2021

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be out of action for up to six weeks, manager Pep Guardiola said …

Solskjaer wants United to follow his FA Cup example against Liverpool

Jan 22 2021

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope his side can emulate his own performance when they face …

Resistance to change leaves Madrid and Zidane pondering futures again

Jan 22 2021

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's week took a further turn for the worse on Friday as he tested positive for Covid-19, …

Button returns to Williams as senior advisor

Jan 22 2021

Former world champion Jenson Button has joined Williams in the role of senior adviser as the flagging Formula One team …

Former top-ranked Ratchanok thrashes Indian superstar PV Sindhu

Jan 22 2021

Former world champion Ratchanok Intanon thrashed Indian superstar PV Sindhu on Friday in a swift 21-13, 21-9 game, …

NFL inviting 7,500 health care 'heroes' to Super Bowl

Jan 22 2021

The NFL is inviting roughly 7,500 health care workers vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend next month's Super Bowl in …

Real Madrid coach Zidane positive for Covid-19: club

Jan 22 2021

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish club announced Friday.

Mathews' ton lifts Sri Lanka to 229-4 at start of England Test

Jan 22 2021

Angelo Mathews' stubborn century took Sri Lanka to 229-4 on the first day of the second Test against England on Friday …

Clinical Bangladesh seal series win over West Indies  

Jan 22 2021

Tamim Iqbal hit a half-century and spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career best four for 25 on Friday as Bangladesh beat a …

'Reluctant' Villa boss Smith to serve touchline ban

Jan 22 2021

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith will serve a touchline ban against Newcastle after "reluctantly" accepting a Football …

Mathews ton lifts Sri Lanka to 229-4 on day one of second England Test

Jan 22 2021

Angelo Mathews scored a stubborn century to take Sri Lanka to 229-4 on the first day of the second Test against England …

Aussie goalkeeper Ryan moves on loan to 'first love' Arsenal

Jan 22 2021

Australian international goalkeeper Mat Ryan has moved on loan to Arsenal for the rest of the season from Premier League …

India's Siraj says Australia abuse made him 'mentally strong'

Jan 22 2021

India bowler Mohammed Siraj has given his first public account of the crowd abuse he suffered during the Australia Test …

Mathews lifts Sri Lanka to 155-3 against England

Jan 22 2021

Angelo Mathews scored a gritty half-century to steady Sri Lanka after early strikes by England paceman James Anderson on …

Bangladesh dismiss West Indies for 148 in second ODI

Jan 22 2021

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career best four wickets for 25 as Bangladesh bowled out the West Indies for 148 in …

Spain's Marin breezes into semi-finals of Thailand Open

Jan 22 2021

Spanish fifth seed and former world number one Carolina Marin sailed through to the semi-finals of badminton's Thailand …

Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe

Jan 22 2021

A Spanish tennis player has apologised after slamming quarantine rules at the Australian Open, days before testing …

South Korean Olympic champion seeks heavier sentence for sex-assault coach

Jan 22 2021

South Korean double Olympic champion skater Shim Suk-hee is seeking a heavier sentence for her former coach, her lawyer …

James scores 34 as Lakers improve to 8-0 on the road

Jan 22 2021

LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their eighth straight road game with a 113-106 …

Jennifer King to be first full-time Black female NFL coach: reports

Jan 22 2021

Jennifer King will become the first full-time Black female coach in the NFL's history when the Washington Football Team …

Japan says 'no truth' in Tokyo Olympics cancellation report

Jan 22 2021

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as Prime Minister …

James scores 34 as Lakers win eighth straight on the road

Jan 22 2021

LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their eighth straight road game with a 113-106 …

Don't shout, don't cheer: Olympic fans face coronavirus curbs

Jan 22 2021

Don't cheer, talk loudly, eat, drink, or wave flags. This is the likely experience awaiting fans at the Tokyo Olympics …

Zidane, Villas-Boas under the cosh, Zlatan boosts Milan - what to watch in Europe this weekend

Jan 22 2021

Real Madrid hope to put an embarrassing midweek cup exit behind them, while Andre Villas-Boas's future is under scrutiny …

Japan PM 'determined' to hold Olympics despite cancellation report

Jan 22 2021

Japan's prime minister said he was "determined" to hold the Tokyo Olympics as organisers on Friday brushed off a report …

Djokovic's Serbia drawn in tough ATP pool

Jan 22 2021

Defending champions Serbia were handed a "brutal" draw in the ATP Cup Friday, with Novak Djokovic's team facing Germany …

Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch

Jan 22 2021

AC Milan and Inter Milan resume their duel for the Serie A summit on Saturday days before they face off in their Italian …

Hagy edges An, Kim to grab PGA lead in California desert

Jan 22 2021

American Brandon Hagy sank a career-best 10 birdies in shooting an eight-under-par 64 to grab the lead after Thursday's …

Rodgers, Brady duel as Bucs target Super Bowl curse

Jan 21 2021

Aaron Rodgers takes on Tom Brady in a first-ever NFL playoff game between the two quarterback titans on Sunday when the …

What has gone wrong in Liverpool's title defence?

Jan 21 2021

After romping to a first league crown for 30 years last season, Liverpool are suffering a hangover in their title …

Milik joins Marseille on loan from Napoli

Jan 21 2021

Marseille have signed Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik on an 18-month loan from Napoli with an option to buy, the Ligue 1 …

Suarez double fires Atletico seven points clear

Jan 21 2021

Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic scored a penalty against Atletico Madrid on Thursday but a brace from Luis Suarez saw …

Parma own goal sends Lazio through to Italian Cup quarter-finals

Jan 21 2021

Parma goalkeeper Simone Colombi's late own goal sent Lazio through to the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday after a …

'Punch in the face': Klopp rocked as Burnley end Liverpool's Anfield run

Jan 21 2021

Jurgen Klopp admitted the end of Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield was a "massive punch in the face" as the …

Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run ended by Burnley

Jan 21 2021

Jurgen Klopp took responsibility for the sudden collapse of Liverpool's Premier League title defence after their 68-game …

Liverpool home run ended by shock Burnley defeat

Jan 21 2021

Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield came to a stunning end as Ashley Barnes's late penalty …

No. 5 Kang grabs lead at LPGA Tournament of Champions

Jan 21 2021

Fifth-ranked Danielle Kang fired a bogey-free seven-under-par 64 to seize a one-stroke lead after Thursday's first round …

Probe into claim that Blatter paid for Warner's jet is dropped

Jan 21 2021

Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they had dropped an investigation into ailing former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, …

Union's Huebner banned but 'no evidence' found of racial abuse towards Amiri

Jan 21 2021

The German FA (DFB) on Thursday said there was "no evidence" that Union Berlin's Florian Huebner racially abused Bayer …

Tanak leads Monte Carlo Rally after Suninen crash

Jan 21 2021

Estonia's 2019 world champion Ott Tanak led the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally after Thursday's opening two specials, …

McGregor vows 'masterpiece' in MMA return

Jan 21 2021

Conor McGregor promised a "masterpiece" when the biggest draw card in mixed martial arts returns to the fray Saturday …

Breakaway Super League 'would not be recognised' by FIFA as players threatened with World Cup ban

Jan 21 2021

FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting any breakaway by …

Chorley boss relishing FA Cup dance with Wolves

Jan 21 2021

English minnows Chorley host mighty Wolves in the FA Cup on Friday, with manager Jamie Vermiglio hoping to rekindle the …

Veteran Mandzukic has 'big ambitions' with AC Milan

Jan 21 2021

Mario Mandzukic insisted Thursday he had four more years of top-level football in him as he returned to Serie A on a …

Archer, Stokes to give England 'huge boost' against India, says Root

Jan 21 2021

England on Thursday named Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in the squad for India's tour next month as skipper Joe Root said …

Solskjaer urges Man Utd strikers to follow Cavani's example

Jan 21 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged Manchester United's strikers to learn from Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan's …

Woki replaces Alldritt in France squad to face Italy

Jan 21 2021

Bordeaux flanker Cameron Woki was drafted into the France squad for the opening Six Nations game against Italy following …

Portugal's Paulo Sousa named new Poland coach

Jan 21 2021

Poland will be coached by former Portuguese international and Bordeaux coach Paulo Sousa at the delayed Euro 2020 finals …

Gurbaz century leads Afghanistan to victory over Ireland

Jan 21 2021

A breathless century on his debut from teenage opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz helped Afghanistan to a 16-run win over Ireland …

Fresh Covid blow for Australian Open as Badosa tests positive

Jan 21 2021

Spain's Paula Badosa has tested positive for the coronavirus while quarantined in a Melbourne hotel ahead of the …

Aguero self-isolating after contracting coronavirus

Jan 21 2021

Manchester City's record goalscorer Sergio Aguero said on Thursday he has contracted coronavirus and is self isolating.

Milan's Hernandez 'false positive' as Rebic, Krunic recover from Covid-19

Jan 21 2021

AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez had a "false positive" for coronavirus last weekend while teammates Ante Rebic and Rade …

Rejuvenated McIlroy sets early pace in Abu Dhabi

Jan 21 2021

Rory McIlroy began his 2021 season in sparkling fashion, assembling a spotless 64 to take a one-shot first round lead …

Froome and Pogacar on top class UAE Tour bill

Jan 21 2021

Two Tour de France winners top the bill at the first major World Tour race of the season with Chris Froome and Tadej …

Breakaway European Super League 'would not be recognised' by FIFA

Jan 21 2021

FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting that any breakaway by …

Ronaldo scores 760th career goal, but is it a world record?

Jan 21 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juventus' 2-0 Italian Super Cup win over Napoli on Wednesday, …

Hong Kong's Lee stuns Indonesian Ginting in Thailand Open

Jan 21 2021

Indonesian fifth seed Anthony Ginting suffered an unexpected defeat at badminton's Thailand Open Thursday to Hong Kong's …

IOC chief says 'no plan B' for Tokyo Olympics: Kyodo News

Jan 21 2021

The virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer, and there is "no plan B", International Olympic Committee …

Arteta focuses on new signings as Arsenal shed fringe players

Jan 21 2021

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is focusing on potential signings in the January transfer window after trimming his squad …

South Africa 'confident' over Australia tour, Covid-19 permitting

Jan 21 2021

Cricket South Africa interim board chairman Zak Yacoob said on Thursday he was confident that Australia’s Test tour of …

Kitzbuehel's 'white circus' welcomes daredevils, but no fans

Jan 21 2021

Male skiers will bid to safely negotiate the famed Kitzbuehel downhill this week, but the race widely regarded as the …

World number one Barty to end year-long absence in Adelaide

Jan 21 2021

World number one Ashleigh Barty will make her first top-level tennis appearance in nearly a year when she joins a …

Chinese racer on brink of F1 dream says 'last step the hardest'

Jan 21 2021

Zhou Guanyu played with toy cars as a little boy and dreamed of being China's first Formula One driver. Now 21, he is …

Sexton's Cavaliers spoil debut of Brooklyn's Big Three

Jan 21 2021

Collin Sexton scored a game-high 42 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a James Harden triple double and spoiled …