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England back under-fire Root, Bairstow to keep India series alive

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England are blocking out all "external noise" to help Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow hit form and keep the series alive …

Japan women's captain condemns Asian football chiefs over venue switch

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Japan women's captain Saki Kumagai has criticised Asian football officials after the away leg of their tie against North …

Breakdancing out for Crusaders' Penney in pursuit of Super Rugby glory

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The Canterbury Crusaders launch their bid for an eighth straight Super Rugby title on Friday with new head coach Rob …

Son apologises for bust-up with South Korea team-mate Lee

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Son Heung-min apologised on Wednesday for his role in a bust-up with South Korea team-mate Lee Kang-in at the Asian Cup …

Ankle injury forces Alcaraz out in first round of ATP Rio Open

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World number two Carlos Alcaraz retired from his first-round match Tuesday at the ATP Rio Open after rolling his right …

Paris 2024: a 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?

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Ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and August, French prosecutors are working on four enquiries into possible …

Haaland 'shuts mouths' as Man City close on Liverpool

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Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland had "shut the mouths" of his critics after scoring the only goal of a nervy 1-0 win …

British billionaire Ratcliffe completes purchase of minority stake in Man Utd

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British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe said becoming a co-owner of Manchester United is a "great honour" and "responsibility" …

PSV rue chances as old boy Malen earns Champions League draw for Dortmund

Feb 20 2024

PSV Eindhoven coach Peter Bosz was left ruing missed chances after his side squandered several opportunities in a 1-1 …

Arteta says Arsenal 'dreaming' of Champions League win at Wembley

Feb 20 2024

Mikel Arteta said the dream of Arsenal winning the club's first ever Champions League at Wembley is in his players' …

Inzaghi ready to rely on redeemed match-winner Arnautovic

Feb 20 2024

Simone Inzaghi is ready to give Marko Arnautovic more game time after the wasteful Austria forward redeemed himself with …

Arnautovic gives Inter slender Champions League advantage over Atletico

Feb 20 2024

Marko Arnautovic gave Inter Milan a single-goal advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid …

PSV old boy Malen earns Champions League away draw for Dortmund

Feb 20 2024

Dutch striker Donyell Malen snatched a vital goal to earn Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund a 1-1 draw away at his old …

Haaland breaks Brentford's resistance as Man City close on Liverpool

Feb 20 2024

Erling Haaland took Manchester City to within one point of Premier League leaders Liverpool but the champions were made …

Two charged with murder over Super Bowl parade shooting

Feb 20 2024

Two men have been charged with murder over the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade which left one …

Barca boss Xavi wary of Napoli under new coach

Feb 20 2024

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says preparing for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 tie against Napoli has proved …

Kenya marathon star Kiptum's funeral brought forward to Friday

Feb 20 2024

The funeral for world marathon record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was killed in a car crash, has been brought forward to …

Swiatek slips past Stephens as Sabalenka crashes out in Dubai

Feb 20 2024

Iga Swiatek survived a gruelling affair against Sloane Stephens while Aryna Sabalenka blamed unfavourable conditions for …

Murray snaps six-match losing run in Doha opener

Feb 20 2024

Former world number one Andy Murray ended a six-match losing run to topple qualifier Alexandre Muller 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) at …

Sandwich rant costs Wilder plenty of dough

Feb 20 2024

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was fined £11,500 ($14,500) by the Football Association on Tuesday after a scathing …

Sinfield backs Tuilagi, Lawrence to 'kick the door down' against Scotland

Feb 20 2024

England assistant coach Kevin Sinfield has backed the returning Ollie Lawrence and Manu Tuilagi to bring more power to …

Wales must create 'chaos' against Ireland in Six Nations, says Howley

Feb 20 2024

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley says the team will aim to create rugby chaos when they face red-hot Six Nations …

Klopp says Jota faces 'months' out as Liverpool injury crisis deepens

Feb 20 2024

Diogo Jota faces "months" on the sidelines after damaging his knee in Liverpool's win at Brentford, adding to manager …

McNulty wins UAE Tour time trial

Feb 20 2024

American Brandon McNulty powered to victory in the second-stage time trial at the UAE Tour on Tuesday to take the …

Germany's Andreas Brehme, 1990 World Cup winning goal scorer, dies

Feb 20 2024

Andreas Brehme, whose 85th-minute penalty sealed victory for West Germany over Argentina in the 1990 World Cup final, …

Gattuso exits Marseille as Gasset takes charge

Feb 20 2024

Marseille announced on Tuesday the departure of Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso after only five months in charge, with …

Costelow returns for Wales Six Nations clash against Ireland

Feb 20 2024

Fly-half Sam Costelow has been recalled to the Wales starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations clash against …

Sabalenka crashes out to Vekic in Dubai opener

Feb 20 2024

Reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka suffered an opening round upset at the hands of familiar foe Donna …

Gattuso out as Marseille coach after five months

Feb 20 2024

Marseille announced on Tuesday the departure of Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso after a six-match winless run in Ligue 1, …

Alcaraz says he needs to improve 'many things' after Buenos Aires loss

Feb 20 2024

Carlos Alcaraz says he needs to improve "many things" after suffering a surprise semi-final loss in Buenos Aires last …

'Underdogs' New Zealand vow to 'fight' in T20 series with Australia

Feb 20 2024

Captain Mitchell Santner vowed Tuesday that his "underdogs" New Zealand will put up a "fight" in their three-match …

Messi denies political snub was behind Hong Kong no-show

Feb 20 2024

Lionel Messi denied his absence from a match in Hong Kong two weeks ago that angered China was a political snub, but was …

Capuozzo defends Italy's place in Six Nations ahead of France test

Feb 20 2024

Ange Capuozzo is best known for his attacking forays down the touchline but the Italian full-back showed the other side …

Lee Chong Wei 'feels like giving up' on Malaysian badminton

Feb 20 2024

Lee Chong Wei says he "feels like giving up" on Malaysian badminton and warned ahead of the Olympics that "drastic" …

Free-scoring Arsenal want to win it all says Odegaard

Feb 20 2024

Martin Odegaard has urged Arsenal to use the momentum from their recent goal spree to fuel the club's historic bid for …

All change again at crisis club Napoli as Barca come to town

Feb 20 2024

Napoli are once again trying to start afresh as they face Barcelona in the Champions League after sacking their second …

Crusaders blow as All Blacks try machine Jordan out for six months

Feb 20 2024

All Blacks try machine Will Jordan will be out for six months because of shoulder surgery, the Canterbury Crusaders …

Messi insists Hong Kong no-show was due to injury, not politics

Feb 20 2024

Argentine football star Lionel Messi insisted Monday that his absence from a match in Hong Kong two weeks ago that drew …

Onana rescues Everton as new Palace boss Glasner watches

Feb 19 2024

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana rescued a 1-1 draw against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace with a late equaliser just …

Guardiola sorry for Phillips 'overweight' jibe

Feb 19 2024

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has apologised to Kalvin Phillips for saying the England midfielder was "overweight" …

Girona title bid further dented in Athletic defeat

Feb 19 2024

Girona's unlikely La Liga title bid suffered another dent in a 3-2 defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Monday, with Alex …

Owners say MLB Nationals no longer for sale

Feb 19 2024

Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals are no longer for sale after nearly two years available without a deal, …

Crisis-club Napoli replace coach Mazzarri ahead of Barca clash

Feb 19 2024

Struggling Napoli sacked Walter Mazzarri on Monday and brought in Slovakia coach Francesco Calzona just two days before …

Injured New Zealand All Blacks star Jordan out for six months

Feb 19 2024

The Canterbury Crusaders said Tuesday that New Zealand All Blacks star Will Jordan is set to be sidelined for the next …

Inzaghi eyeing repeat of Inter's Champions League final run

Feb 19 2024

Simone Inzaghi is eyeing a repeat of last season's run to the Champions League final as Inter Milan prepare for a …

Fritz downs Paul to capture ATP Delray Beach Open title

Feb 19 2024

Top-seeded defending champion Taylor Fritz stretched his win streak in ATP finals to six matches on Monday, defeating …

Napoli visit begins Xavi's final chance of Barca pride

Feb 19 2024

Xavi Hernandez left Barcelona in 2015 after lifting a glorious treble, but his hopes of a second triumphant farewell as …

Glasner replaces Hodgson as Crystal Palace boss

Feb 19 2024

Crystal Palace named Oliver Glasner as their new manager on Monday, shortly after Roy Hodgson stepped down following a …

'Not here for fun,' says Dortmund's Terzic ahead of Eindhoven clash

Feb 19 2024

Borussia Dortmund mean business in the Champions League, coach Edin Terzic said Monday ahead of their last 16 encounter …

Mathews gives Sri Lanka unassailable Afghanistan T20 series lead

Feb 19 2024

All-rounder Angelo Mathews starred with a quickfire 42 and two wickets as Sri Lanka secured the three match T20 series …

Vaughn axed as head coach of NBA Nets after 21-33 start

Feb 19 2024

Jacque Vaughn was fired as head coach of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Monday after a 21-33 start to the current campaign, …

Newcastle confirm Ashworth exit amid Man Utd interest

Feb 19 2024

Newcastle confirmed on Monday that sporting director Dan Ashworth has been placed on leave as Manchester United prepare …

Hodgson steps down as boss of struggling Crystal Palace

Feb 19 2024

Roy Hodgson stepped down as manager of Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on Monday, just hours before their …

Guardiola says Man City's success creates sky-high demands

Feb 19 2024

Pep Guardiola said Monday that higher expectations faced by Manchester City are the price of years of success as he …

Merlier wins crash-marred opening stage of UAE Tour

Feb 19 2024

Soudal-Quick Step rider Tim Merlier burst from the middle of the bunch to storm past his rivals and win stage 1 on the …

England double down on 'Bazball' despite India Test humiliation

Feb 19 2024

England's hyper-attacking "Bazball" approach is coming under intense scrutiny after a crushing Test defeat in India but …

Miami expects trophies from Messi's first full season in MLS

Feb 19 2024

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami get the new Major League Soccer season under way on Wednesday with pressure on the …

'No solutions' for Marseille as Gattuso poised for exit

Feb 19 2024

Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso is to leave Ligue 1 side Marseille following their 1-0 defeat at Brest at the weekend, a …

Gauff keen for tennis to follow basketball in male v female duels

Feb 19 2024

US Open champion Coco Gauff said on Monday tennis can follow basketball's example and have men facing women in …

Newcastle put Ashworth on gardening leave amid Man Utd interest

Feb 19 2024

Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth has been put on gardening leave after reportedly telling the club he wants to …

Australian Olympic equestrian avoids sanction after 'mankini' ride

Feb 19 2024

Australian equestrian Shane Rose escaped punishment on Monday for wearing a "mankini" during a showjumping competition, …

No Kohli, no problem: Jaiswal leads charge of bright new India

Feb 19 2024

Talented young batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan were hailed Monday as the future of Indian cricket after they …

Footballers' union FIFPRO says AFC Champions League 'unsustainable'

Feb 19 2024

The current Asian Champions League is "unsustainable", the global footballers' union FIFPRO said in a report Monday, …

Sad Pacquiao accepts his Olympic dream is over

Feb 19 2024

A "saddened and disappointed" Manny Pacquiao conceded Monday his Olympic boxing dream was over after the ring great was …

Hungary's top fencer Siklosi puts team first on road to Olympics

Feb 19 2024

Training starts with playful exercises for 2019 world epee champion and Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Gergely Siklosi …

Atletico's Simeone returns to cherished Milan for tough Inter battle

Feb 19 2024

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone returns to a happy hunting ground on Tuesday at the San Siro, but must put feelings …

Inzaghi pushing red-hot Inter to new heights as Atletico come to town

Feb 19 2024

Simone Inzaghi is on the verge of a major breakthrough at Inter Milan as the Serie A leaders push towards the first …

LeBron wants to finish as a Laker but has no NBA exit timetable

Feb 19 2024

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James said Sunday he has not formulated a farewell timetable but he looks forward to the …

Three Premier League talking points

Feb 19 2024

Liverpool's bid to win the Premier League could be hampered by their mounting injury list.

Matsuyama surges to Riviera victory with sizzling 62

Feb 18 2024

Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama fired nine birdies in a scintillating nine-under-par 62 on Sunday to rally from …

Brest go second in Ligue 1 as Marseille hit 'rock bottom'

Feb 18 2024

Brest continued their remarkable season with a 1-0 win at home to "rock bottom" Marseille on Sunday sending them up to …

'Really hurts' as Monza stun Milan in Serie A rollercoaster

Feb 18 2024

AC Milan squandered the opportunity to dislodge Juventus from second place in Serie A on Sunday when they lost 4-2 in a …

Brest go second in Ligue 1 after Monaco misfire

Feb 18 2024

Brest continued their remarkable season with a 1-0 win at home to Marseille on Sunday sending them up to second in Ligue …

F1 urges speedy resolution to Red Bull's Horner inquiry

Feb 18 2024

Formula One on Sunday called for Red Bull to resolve their investigation into team principal Christian Horner "at the …

Voeller backs Alonso to stay at Leverkusen

Feb 18 2024

Former Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller said Sunday he backed coach Xabi Alonso to stay beyond the summer …

Title 'not so realistic' says Tuchel after Bayern's 'horror' week

Feb 18 2024

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel said winning this season's Bundesliga title was "not so realistic right now" after a …

Rain postpones Fritz-Paul ATP Delray Beach final to Monday

Feb 18 2024

Rain has postponed the all-American final of the ATP Delray Beach Open to Monday, when ninth-ranked Taylor Fritz will …

'I literally died': Luton's Lockyer details life-threatening collapse

Feb 18 2024

Luton captain Tom Lockyer has revealed his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during an on-pitch cardiac …

Rayo hold subdued Liga leaders Madrid

Feb 18 2024

La Liga leaders Real Madrid stumbled to a frustrating 1-1 draw at neighbours Rayo Vallecano on Sunday but stretched …

Sjostrom and Wiffen end swim worlds with a splash

Feb 18 2024

Swedish sprint queen Sarah Sjostrom secured her 14th world title and Ireland's Daniel Wiffen lit up the 1500m freestyle …

Bayern suffer nine-year low in shock loss, slip eight points off title pace

Feb 18 2024

Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 3-2 loss at lowly Bochum on Sunday, suffering a third successive defeat for the first …

Hojlund makes Premier League history as Man Utd hold off Luton

Feb 18 2024

Rasmus Hojlund made Premier League history as the Manchester United striker's double ensured his side survived a scare …

Israeli swimmer booed at world swim championships

Feb 18 2024

Israeli Anastasia Gorbenko shrugged off boos from the crowd at the world swimming championships in Doha on Sunday.

Misfiring Monaco slip up in Ligue 1 race with loss to Toulouse

Feb 18 2024

Monaco coach Adi Hutter said his side was "simply not competitive enough" after they missed the chance to climb back up …

England's Mitchell ruled out of Six Nations clash with Scotland

Feb 18 2024

England scrum-half Alex Mitchell has been ruled out of the Six Nations clash with Scotland next weekend after suffering …

Sinner a winner again as he powers to Rotterdam Open crown

Feb 18 2024

Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner powered to his first Rotterdam Open title on Sunday, breaking down a determined …

Five biggest Test cricket wins for India

Feb 18 2024

India defeated England by 434 runs on Sunday to register their biggest-ever Test win.

Monaco slip up in Ligue 1 race with defeat against Toulouse

Feb 18 2024

Monaco missed the chance to climb back up to second place in Ligue 1 when they lost 2-1 at home to Toulouse on Sunday …

Dutch runner Femke Bol breaks own 400m indoor world record

Feb 18 2024

Femke Bol broke her own indoor 400m world record on Sunday as she recorded a time of 49.24sec in the Dutch championships …

Rohit relishes India's big Test win with 'young team'

Feb 18 2024

India skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday said winning a Test with a huge margin over England was "quite satisfying" after …

Lappi wins in Sweden to end long wait for rally victory

Feb 18 2024

Esapekka Lappi nursed his overnight lead to win the Swedish Rally on Sunday and take his first victory in six-and-a-half …

Stokes says England will play with 'freedom' despite big loss

Feb 18 2024

England captain Ben Stokes said Sunday his batsmen will look to better execute their performance and "not temper" their …

Sabalenka has appetite for more success in Dubai

Feb 18 2024

World number two Aryna Sabalenka said on Sunday she was "addicted to winning" and hungry for more major glory following …

Kriechmayr wins shortened super-G as Odermatt closes on title

Feb 18 2024

Vincent Kriechmayr won Sunday's super-G at Kvitfjell in Norway as Swiss star Marco Odermatt continued his march towards …

India crush England with record win to lead Test series 2-1

Feb 18 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal hit an unbeaten double century to help India to its biggest-ever win Sunday, crushing England by 434 …

India crushes England with record win to lead Test series 2-1

Feb 18 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal hit an unbeaten double century to help India to its biggest-ever win Sunday, crushing England by 434 …

Jaiswal, Jadeja help India crush England to lead Test series 2-1

Feb 18 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal's unbeaten double century and five wickets by Ravindra Jadeja helped India crush England by a record …

Alcaraz admits far from best in Buenos Aires exit

Feb 18 2024

Carlos Alcaraz admitted to being "far from my true level" in a defeat to Nicolas Jarry at the semi-finals of the ATP …

England lose openers in daunting chase after Jaiswal's 214

Feb 18 2024

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed an unbeaten double century as India set England a daunting victory target of 557 on day …

Jaiswal hits 214 as India set England 557 to win Test

Feb 18 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed an unbeaten 214 as India declared their second innings on 430-4 to set England a daunting …

Gill misses ton but India lead by 440 in England Test

Feb 18 2024

Shubman Gill fell for 91 but India extended their lead to 440 and the team confirmed the return of Ravichandran Ashwin …

NBA season's scoring surge doesn't worry Silver

Feb 18 2024

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday he is not worried about a league scoring surge this season, crediting a …