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Schumacher's son gets 'dream' first F1 spot with Haas

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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, says his childhood dream has come true …

England motivated to win Autumn Nations, says Watson

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Anthony Watson says England have multiple motivations to win the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup when they face France at …

'I saw death': Grosjean leaves hospital after escaping fiery F1 crash

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Romain Grosjean told AFP he 'saw death' after he left hospital on Wednesday following his dramatic escape from a fiery …

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to switch to NFL role

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World Rugby chief Brett Gosper is to step down in January to take up a new role as head of the NFL in Europe and the UK, …

English cricket teas back on the menu after re-vote

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Cricket teas are back on the menu for village clubs after a vote to scrap the mid-innings feast was overturned by …

Tipuric back for Wales as Pivac rings changes for Italy Autumn Nations match

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Wales coach Wayne Pivac has made nine changes to the starting line-up for their final Autumn Nations Cup game against …

Dalin maintains lead amid Vendee fleet relief over rescue

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Charlie Dalin maintained his sizeable lead Wednesday as the Vendee Globe flotilla breathed a collective sigh of relief …

Pivac makes nine changes for Wales v Italy clash

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made nine changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup game …

Milan coach Pioli Covid-19 clear, Fiorentina's Prandelli positive

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AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been given the all-clear from Covid-19 and will be on the bench for Thursday's Europa …

Less contact, short trips: virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

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Athletes at the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics will face regular testing, restrictions on mingling and potential …

Challenges as South Africa seek to hit back against England

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World Cup champions England start as strong favourites when they take on a South Africa side struggling on and off the …

Arsenal boss Arteta backs temporary subs for head injuries

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Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening …

India win tense final ODI after seeing off Maxwell threat

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India survived a blistering Glenn Maxwell half-century to hold their nerve for a 13-run victory and deny Australia a …

Racing end Flamengo's Copa Libertadores defence in shootout win

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Flamengo's defence of their Copa Libertadores title has ended at the last 16 stage after the Brazilian giants crashed …

England's Malan reaches highest rating in T20 history

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England batsman Dawid Malan has set a ranking-points record for batsmen in international Twenty20 cricket after smashing …

Colombia part company with Queiroz

AFP - 6h ago

Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as coach of Colombia, with the former Real Madrid boss paying the price for two …

Grosjean leaves hospital after escaping fiery F1 crash

AFP - 6h ago

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean left hospital on Wednesday, three days after escaping a fiery high-speed crash in the …

Schumacher's son 'exploding emotionally' at F1 breakthrough with Haas

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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive in Formula One for the first time …

Kane says Premier League players should keep taking the knee in racism fight

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England captain Harry Kane says Premier League players should carry on taking the knee in support of the fight against …

Australian Open tennis Grand Slam delayed to February 8: report

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The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam will start three weeks late on February 8, reports said on Wednesday, with players …

Schumacher's son joins Haas for first F1 drive next season

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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive in Formula One for the first time …

Nike anti-racism ad sparks big response in Japan

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A Nike advert highlighting racism and bullying in Japan has caused a stir on social media, with some users even calling …

Russell to replace Covid-stricken Hamilton for Sakhir Grand Prix

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George Russell will step up from Williams to replace world champion Lewis Hamilton, who tested positive for Covid-19, at …

Kohli falls to nemesis, Pandya hits India to 302-5 in ODI

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Josh Hazlewood once again proved Virat Kohli's nemesis as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja blazed half-centuries for …

Australian Open in February, players to train in quarantine: report

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The start of the Australian Open will be delayed until February 8 because of coronavirus prevention measures, a …

Thai golfer Kiradech returns in Mexico from Covid-19 layoff

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Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat returns to the PGA Tour on Thursday at the Mayakoba Classic after testing positive for …

'Chilled' West Indies ready to put Test heat on New Zealand

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The West Indies relished the freedom to be out-and-about in Covid-free New Zealand on the eve of the first Test in …

Boxing champ Shields wants mixed martial arts crown too

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Three-division world boxing champion Claressa Shields is jumping into mixed martial arts and wants to own global crowns …

Irish icon Sexton draws strength from criticism to 'crack on'

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Ireland captain Johnny Sexton says nothing motivates him more to carry on playing than being written off by the media …

Lukaku double keeps Inter alive in Champions League

Dec 01 2020

Romelu Lukaku kept Inter Milan's Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday, scoring two second-half goals to seal a …

Liverpool advance in Champions League, Real Madrid defeat heaps pressure on Zidane

Dec 01 2020

Curtis Jones sent a depleted Liverpool through to the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Zinedine Zidane …

Atletico frustrated as Mueller penalty rescues weakened Bayern

Dec 01 2020

Atletico Madrid must wait to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after substitute Thomas Mueller …

Romero secures crucial point for Atalanta against Midtjylland

Dec 01 2020

Cristian Romero grabbed the equaliser as Atalanta secured a 1-1 draw against Midtjylland on Tuesday, meaning the …

Klopp delighted by one of his 'biggest nights' as youngsters see Liverpool through

Dec 01 2020

Jurgen Klopp hailed a depleted Liverpool's 1-0 win over Ajax to reach the last 16 as one of his greatest Champions …

Porto reach last 16, Man City top group after stalemate

Dec 01 2020

Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City's "incredible personality" after they sealed first place in Champions League Group …

Celtics will be without guard Walker until January

Dec 01 2020

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker will miss the start of the 2020-21 NBA season after receiving a stem cell injection in …

Vanney steps down as Toronto FC coach after seven seasons

Dec 01 2020

Former US national team defender Greg Vanney has stepped down as coach of Toronto FC after being in the post since 2014, …

PSG coach Tuchel 'can't explain' Mbappe Champions League goal drought

Dec 01 2020

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he was "very surprised" at superstar forward Kylian Mbappe's Champions …

Zidane determined to turn around Real Madrid slump after latest Shakhtar defeat

Dec 01 2020

Zinedine Zidane rubbished suggestions he could walk away from Real Madrid and said the Spanish giants did not deserve to …

Youngsters see depleted Liverpool into last 16

Dec 01 2020

Liverpool's youngsters shone as the depleted English champions booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League …

Amaya replaced in US training camp after Covid-19 positive

Dec 01 2020

FC Cincinnati midfielder Frankie Amaya has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be replaced in the US national team …

Real Madrid beaten by Shakhtar again, leaving Champions League hopes in balance

Dec 01 2020

Real Madrid suffered a second defeat at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk in this season's Champions League, going down 2-0 …

Malan smacks unbeaten 99 as England romp to series sweep

Dec 01 2020

Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler launched a savage assault on South Africa's bowlers as England completed a series clean …

Alisson adds to Liverpool injury woes

Dec 01 2020

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool's long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League …

UEFA to discuss new 10-game model for Champions League group stage - report

Dec 01 2020

UEFA is to hold talks over proposals that would see the Champions League group stage transformed to guarantee 10 matches …

Rescued Vendee Globe skipper tells of wave folding boat 'in four seconds'

Dec 01 2020

The French Vendee Globe skipper recovering after a dramatic rescue by a rival competitor 600 nautical miles off the Cape …

Van der Dussen, Du Plessis power South Africa with record stand

Dec 01 2020

Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis shared a record fourth-wicket partnership for South Africa in the third and …

Covid-19 case Hamilton 'devastated' to miss Sakhir Grand Prix

Dec 01 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was devastated to miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain having tested …

'Ashamed' Matera loses Argentina rugby captaincy over racist posts

Dec 01 2020

Argentina rugby skipper Pablo Matera said he was "deeply ashamed" Tuesday as he was stripped of the captaincy and …

Newcastle game with Villa postponed due to Covid outbreak

Dec 01 2020

Newcastle's visit to Aston Villa, scheduled for Friday, became the first Premier League match to be postponed due to a …

Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt not for sale, says England's Hodge

Dec 01 2020

Former England midfielder Steve Hodge has insisted the shirt worn by Diego Maradona in scoring two iconic goals against …

Yokohama dump out big guns Jeonbuk to advance in Asian Champions League

Dec 01 2020

Yokohama F Marinos cruised into the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time in their history on …

Jones hopes France bear brunt of England learning World Cup lesson

Dec 01 2020

Eddie Jones says he hopes his side will put into practice the lessons they learned from last year's crushing World Cup …

Yokohama blow big guns Jeonbuk out of Asian Champions League

Dec 01 2020

Yokohama Marinos cruised into the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time in their history on …

Sexton insists stuttering Ireland have not gone backwards

Dec 01 2020

Ireland rugby captain Johnny Sexton hit back at the critics on Tuesday, insisting the side had not gone backwards since …

Messi rested for Barca trip to Hungary

Dec 01 2020

Lionel Messi will be given a timely rest by coach Ronald Koeman as Barcelona travel to Hungary for a Champions League …

Cavani will be energised by facing PSG, says Solskjaer

Dec 01 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Edinson Cavani will be ready to face his old club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League …

Russia's Mazepin to make F1 debut with Haas next year

Dec 01 2020

Russian driver Nikita Mazepin will make his Formula One debut with the Haas team next year and could be joined by the …

Newcastle game with Villa under threat due to coronavirus outbreak: reports

Dec 01 2020

Newcastle's Premier League game with Aston Villa on Friday is under threat due to an outbreak of coronavirus cases, …

Thomas Bach unopposed in bid for second term as IOC president: official

Dec 01 2020

Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on …

Wolves' Jimenez hopes to return after fractured skull

Dec 01 2020

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a …

Bollywood star's IPL team buys into US Major League Cricket

Dec 01 2020

The Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders, co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have become a key …

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton positive for Covid-19

Dec 01 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in …

Australian Open finalised 'very soon', says tournament chief

Dec 01 2020

The arrangements for next year's Australian Open are close to being finalised, the tournament director said on Tuesday, …

Desert storms, Dustin's millions: golf talking points

Dec 01 2020

Sportswashing, a player awash with cash and a country's unlikely hero feature in AFP Sport's golf talking points this …

French Vendee skipper Escoffier 'safe and sound' after rescue

Dec 01 2020

French Vendee Globe yachtsman Kevin Escoffier was reported "safe and sound" after being rescued from the Atlantic off …

Seahawks down Eagles to keep their NFL division lead

Dec 01 2020

Seattle's Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown to spark the Seahawks over the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 on …

Australia not panicking over Starc's form dip: Finch

Dec 01 2020

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch played down pace spearhead Mitchell Starc's poor form Tuesday, attributing …

Giant Olympic rings return as Tokyo bids to build excitement

Dec 01 2020

A giant set of Olympic rings returned to Tokyo's waterfront on Tuesday after maintenance, with officials hoping the …

NFL Texans lose receiver Fuller, defender Roby to doping bans

Dec 01 2020

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller and cornerback Bradley Roby said Monday they will each miss the remainder of …

Argentina dump rugby captain Matera over 'xenophobic' posts

Dec 01 2020

Argentina rugby skipper Pablo Matera was stripped of the captaincy and suspended along with two other players Tuesday …

Meet the wingsuit jumper bringing the 'cool' to Chinese sport

Dec 01 2020

Zhang Shupeng appears untroubled as he surveys the jagged mountains of a national park in central China -- before diving …

NFL postpones Ravens-Steelers contest to Wednesday

Dec 01 2020

The NFL has postponed the Baltimore Ravens game at Pittsburgh from Tuesday to Wednesday, delaying the contest a third …

Cavani proves his worth to Man Utd in time for PSG reunion

Dec 01 2020

Edinson Cavani showed why Manchester United handed the veteran Uruguayan the bumper two-year contract others balked at …

More than just prestige on the line for PSG in Champions League

Dec 01 2020

Paris Saint-Germain will be playing for their Champions League lives against Manchester United on Wednesday, with last …

Lazio ace Immobile tackles past demons on Dortmund return

Dec 01 2020

Ciro Immobile returns to the scene of one of his unhappiest spells as a player when Lazio take on the goal ace's former …

Fulham shock Leicester to escape relegation zone, West Ham go fifth

Dec 01 2020

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone on Monday after finally solving their penalty woes in a shock …

Rescue underway in Vendee Globe as skipper abandons sinking boat

Dec 01 2020

French skipper Kevin Escoffier abandoned his PRB yacht during the Vendee Globe on Monday and was in a life raft awaiting …

Australia's former NBA championship winner Andrew Bogut retires

Dec 01 2020

NBA championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut announced his immediate retirement from basketball Tuesday after a 15-year …

NFL postpones Ravens-Steelers game to Wednesday: report

Nov 30 2020

The NFL has reportedly postponed the Baltimore Ravens game at Pittsburgh from Tuesday to Wednesday, delaying the contest …

NFL Texans to lose receiver Fuller on doping suspension

Nov 30 2020

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller said Monday he will miss the remainder of the NFL season on a six-game …

Simeone sweats on Suarez ahead of Bayern test

Nov 30 2020

Diego Simeone said Monday he is awaiting news on Luis Suarez's recovery from Covid-19 as Atletico Madrid prepare for the …

No spectators at Torrey Pines PGA event due to pandemic

Nov 30 2020

Organizers of the US PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open said Monday the event will be staged in January at Torrey Pines …

Youthful Couilloud to lead France in England Autumn Nations decider

Nov 30 2020

Lyon's 23-year-old scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud will lead a weakened France side out against England at Twickenham for …

MLS shifts Kansas City-Minnesota playoff clash to Thursday

Nov 30 2020

Major League Soccer on Monday moved a quarter-final playoff match between Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United from …

49ers move home games to Arizona due to virus rules

Nov 30 2020

The NFL's San Francisco 49ers will play their next two "home" games in Arizona after a Covid-19 crackdown in their home …

Fulham shock Leicester to escape relegation zone

Nov 30 2020

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after finally solving their penalty woes in a shock 2-1 win at …

France's Frappart first woman to referee men's Champions League game

Nov 30 2020

France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when …

Hazard's Real frustrations continue with thigh injury

Nov 30 2020

Eden Hazard's injury misery continued on Monday after Real Madrid confirmed the attacker had hurt his right thigh in …

Yoon double puts Ulsan in last 16, Beijing stay perfect

Nov 30 2020

Yoon Bit-garam struck once in each half to send Ulsan Hyundai through to the round of 16 in the Asian Champions League …

Embattled Loew to stay on as Germany coach for Euros

Nov 30 2020

Joachim Loew will remain in charge of Germany for next year's delayed European Championship despite a series of poor …

Rally champ Carlos Sainz to race in Extreme E

Nov 30 2020

Two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz will drive for a team he will also help manage in next year's Extreme E …

Man City's Ederson joins call for concussion subs

Nov 30 2020

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson called for the introduction of concussion substitutes to football following the clash …

Irish all for South African powerhouses joining Pro14

Nov 30 2020

The Irish Rugby Football Union would be "very supportive" of the four South African Super Rugby franchises competing in …

Thiago still 'weeks' away from return as Klopp rues costly Everton clash

Nov 30 2020

Thiago Alcantara is still weeks away from a return for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Monday as he pinpointed a …

Loew meets with German football DFB bosses to discuss future

Nov 30 2020

The five top executives of the German football association (DFB) were meeting in Frankfurt on Monday with Joachim Loew …

Real Madrid confirm thigh muscle injury for Hazard

Nov 30 2020

Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard faces another spell on the sidelines after the club confirmed Monday he sustained an …

Bayern rest Lewandowski and Neuer for trip to Atletico

Nov 30 2020

Bayern Munich, assured of a place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League, left several regulars, including …

Grosjean out of next F1 GP after escaping fiery crash

Nov 30 2020

French driver Romain Grosjean will sit out next weekend's Formula One race after escaping a fiery high-speed crash in …

African players in Europe: Mahrez ends five-year wait for hat-trick

Nov 30 2020

Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez bagged his first hat-trick in five years as Manchester City trounced Burnley 5-0 at the …

Grosjean out of next F1 GP after escaping fiery crash: team

Nov 30 2020

French driver Romain Grosjean will sit out next weekend's Formula One race after escaping a fiery crash in the Bahrain …

Jimenez suffered a fractured skull in horror collision: Wolves

Nov 30 2020

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull in a clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz in Sunday's match his club …