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F1's Hamilton 'overcome with rage' over racial injustice

AFP - 3m ago

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he is "completely overcome with rage" about racial injustice in the wake …

TV racing frontman gears up for return to action

AFP - 29m ago

Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin will switch his microphone on in his spare room on Friday to launch three days of racing …

What next for Premier League's 'Project Restart'

Jun 03 2020

The Premier League's return is just two weeks away but there are plenty of details for the 20 clubs in the English …

Infantino says player calls for Floyd justice should be 'applauded'

Jun 03 2020

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that footballers in Germany calling for justice for George Floyd during …

Formula One unveils eight-race schedule in Europe from July 5

AFP - 5h ago

The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and July 12 followed …

US tennis chiefs mull US Open-Cincinnati double-header

AFP - 7h ago

The United States Tennis Association has proposed moving August's ATP/WTA Cincinnati Masters to New York for a …

Newcastle doctor warns of injury increase ahead of Premier League restart

AFP - 7h ago

Newcastle United's doctor warned on Tuesday that Premier League clubs are preparing for "a lot more injuries" as players …

Stokes can be England's 'captain fantastic', says Root

AFP - 9h ago

England skipper Joe Root believes Ben Stokes would make a "fantastic captain" if he has to hand over the reins when he …

Blatter says Swiss have dropped one of his corruption cases

AFP - 9h ago

Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that one Swiss investigation into his handling of a television contract has been dropped, …

England confirm West Indies Test series in July

AFP - 9h ago

England will play three Tests at home against the West Indies in July, subject to government clearance, the England and …

Humphreys leaving Gloucester after Ackermann exit

AFP - 4h ago

David Humphreys will leave his post as Gloucester director of rugby at the end of this month, the English Premiership …

Stricken French clubs call for fans to be allowed back to games next season

AFP - 10h ago

Struggling French football clubs have called for fans to be allowed into matches in time for the start of next season …

FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests

AFP - 11h ago

Premier League players are unlikely to face disciplinary action if they take a knee or make any other peaceful …

Squabbling clubs overshadow Portuguese football's restart

AFP - 11h ago

Portuguese football will restart Wednesday after a long coronavirus shutdown but its resumption has been plagued by …

England confirm West Indies series for July

AFP - 1h ago

England will play three Tests at home to the West Indies in July, subject to British government clearance to return …

Napoli coach Gattuso's sister dies aged 37

AFP - 8h ago

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso's sister Francesca has died at the age of 37 after four months in hospital, the Serie A …

Dettori 'like a kid on Christmas morning' ahead of racing return

AFP - 1h ago

Jockey Frankie Dettori said he felt "like a kid on Christmas morning" ahead of his return to racing on Tuesday following …

French league blows full time on rugby season

AFP - 40m ago

French rugby on Tuesday confirmed that it had abandoned hope of completing its coronavirus-interrupted club season and …

Rejuvenated Giroud 'very nearly' left Chelsea in January

AFP - 3h ago

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he "very nearly" left Stamford Bridge in January but says he now has his …

FIFA calls for 'common sense' as German FA investigates Floyd protests

AFP - 3h ago

FIFA has called on leagues to use "common sense" when deciding whether to discipline footballers for displaying …

English Premiership backs rugby salary cap reforms

AFP - 7h ago

The governing board of rugby union's English Premiership said Tuesday it "unanimously supported" all 52 recommendations …

Sky Brown, 11, targets Olympic gold despite horror

AFP - 6h ago

Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is still targeting Olympic gold for Britain in Tokyo despite a horrific fall …

English Premiership rugby clubs given green light to return to training

AFP - 6h ago

Rugby chiefs in England on Tuesday gave provisional authorisation for Premiership and Championship clubs to return to …

England bowler Plunkett would consider playing for United States

AFP - 6h ago

England pace bowler Liam Plunkett has revealed he would consider playing for the United States in the future.

Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, breaks skull in fall

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Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is still targeting Olympic gold for Britain in Tokyo despite a horrific fall …

Formula One unveils 8-race schedule in Europe from July 5

AFP - 36m ago

The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and July 12 followed …

Hasenhuttl signs new four-year deal with Southampton

AFP - 6h ago

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has signed a new four-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Klopp's 'passion' restored as English football nears return

AFP - 5h ago

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cannot wait for English football's return after a three-month layoff due to the …

Coach Rohr vows to make Nigeria champions of Africa again

AFP - 3h ago

Coach Gernot Rohr said he made sacrifices in his new contract with Nigeria in order to guide the country to a fourth …

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death

AFP - 6h ago

Golf superstar Tiger Woods called George Floyd's death a "shocking tragedy" but said violent protests were not the …

MMA's Angela Lee slams online bullying after TV star's death

AFP - 6h ago

MMA fighter Angela Lee urged social media users to "think twice before you speak" after the death of a young wrestler …

What future for sport and sponsors after the coronavirus lockdown?

AFP - 10h ago

Global sport is facing the "mother of all wake-up calls" as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, with uncertainty …

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral: report

AFP - 2h ago

Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, Mayweather Promotions chief …

Racing passes its exam on coronavirus return

AFP - 8h ago

English horseracing's resumption after being at a standstill for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic was …

Werner's Leipzig 'back on course' for Champions League with Cologne win

AFP - 11h ago

RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday.

Spurs coach Popovich calls for change, dismisses Trump as 'fool'

Jun 01 2020

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called out President Donald Trump for a lack of leadership in the face of …

DFB explains decision to probe Bundesliga's US protests

Jun 01 2020

The German FA (DFB) said on Monday they were forced to investigate three Bundesliga players for protesting against …

Werner strikes as potent Leipzig win in Cologne to return to third

Jun 01 2020

RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday.

Torino v Parma kicks off Serie A return on June 20

Jun 01 2020

Serie A will return after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on June 20 with Torino hosting Parma in the first …

Torino v Parma kick off Serie A return on June 20

Jun 01 2020

Serie A will return after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on June 20 with Torino hosting Parma in the first …

Racing leads the way as elite sport returns to Britain

Jun 01 2020

Horse racing resumed in England on Monday as professional sport got under way again following the easing of coronavirus …

Ligue 1 presidents slam 'brutal' move to end season

Jun 01 2020

Some of the French Ligue 1's club presidents joined forces on Monday to criticise the decision in April to declare the …

Rodgers reveals family snub over Celtic exit

Jun 01 2020

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers claims he has been shunned by some of his family since quitting Celtic to return to …

Govt will decide on spectators at French Open: federation head

Jun 01 2020

The head of French tennis said on Monday he would like a full house at the French Open but conceded only the government …

Fred to cycle 600km to training to raise money for poor

Jun 01 2020

Former Brazil international Fred took off on a five-day, 600-kilometer cycle ride on Monday to come to the help of poor …

Liverpool stars take a knee to show support for Black Lives Matter

Jun 01 2020

Liverpool players showed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in …

Hamilton's attack on 'white-dominated' F1 draws support from rivals

Jun 01 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton drew a rapid positive response from many of his rivals after accusing the "biggest of …

MLS return risked by labour dispute: reports

Jun 01 2020

Major League Soccer's return from its coronavirus shutdown could be in jeopardy after negotiations with the players …

Liverpool players show solidarity with Black Lives Matter after Floyd death

Jun 01 2020

Liverpool players showed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in …

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games

Jun 01 2020

Italian football federation president (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina said Monday he hoped that a small number of fans will be …

Horses beaten by pigeons to the sporting start line in England

Jun 01 2020

Horse racing returned after more than two months in England on Monday, but was beaten to the chase by pigeon racing as …

Man Utd extend Ighalo's loan deal until January 2021

Jun 01 2020

Manchester United extended Odion Ighalo's loan spell until January 2021 on Monday to ensure the Nigerian striker will be …

QPR 'appalled' by quick restart for English Championship

Jun 01 2020

Queens Park Rangers CEO Lee Hoos says he is "stunned" and "appalled" by plans for the Championship to return on June 20 …

Man Utd's Rashford fears 'society more divided than ever'

Jun 01 2020

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford fears society is "more divided than ever" in the violent aftermath of George …

Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

Jun 01 2020

Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for …

England v Australia rugby league series cancelled

Jun 01 2020

The Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission on Monday announced the cancellation of this year's …

Pigeon racing beats snooker to the sporting start line in England

Jun 01 2020

Pigeon racing will beat snooker and horse racing to be the first sport to return following the easing of coronavirus …

'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world's call for change after Floyd death

Jun 01 2020

NBA legend Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in the United States as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Japan race cancelled over coronavirus as MotoGP looks to Europe

Jun 01 2020

The Japanese MotoGP was cancelled over the coronavirus on Monday as organisers said they would concentrate on holding as …

Rugby Australia slashes a third of staff to stay afloat

Jun 01 2020

Rugby Australia announced the sacking of a third of its staff Monday as the embattled organisation works to recover from …

Hitler, Dr. Death among NRL 'fans'

Jun 01 2020

A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been …

India's Bumrah seeks 'alternative' to saliva on cricket ball

Jun 01 2020

Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah said cricket should seek an "alternative" for shining the ball if the game's governing …

Smith 'in best shape' despite not picking up bat in months

Jun 01 2020

Australia star Steve Smith admitted Monday he has barely picked up a bat since cricket shut down, but said he was in his …

Hamilton slams 'white-dominated' F1 for silence over Floyd death

Jun 01 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the "biggest of stars" in "white-dominated" Formula One for failing to speak …

Serial killer and Dominic Cummings among NRL 'fans'

Jun 01 2020

A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at rugby league games in Australia has been …

Japan's Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as Australia bid fails

Jun 01 2020

Japan's Sunwolves bowed out of Super Rugby on Monday as they failed to join an Australian offshoot of the …

What now for tennis in 2020?

Jun 01 2020

Professional tennis has been in cold storage since March due to the coronavirus pandemic with tournaments unlikely to …

'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after Floyd death

Jun 01 2020

NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Bundesliga footballers join LeBron and Jordan in US protest

Jun 01 2020

NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Postcards from the edge: Snapshots of European football's return

Jun 01 2020

In the shadows of Germany's Bundesliga, football is gradually restarting in countries across Europe, in almost all cases …

Protests and fireworks: Three things from German football

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram, Jadon Sancho and Weston McKennie joined the protests against racism and police brutality in the US while …

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise

May 31 2020

England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" protest message in Borussia …

Fiji's Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism

May 31 2020

Former world number one Vijay Singh won't tee it up on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour in June after all, Golf Channel …

'I thought I'd die': Atalanta coach Gasperini reveals he had coronavirus at Valencia

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini revealed Sunday he thought he would die as he suffered coronavirus symptoms when the …

Sancho hits hat-trick, joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" T-shirt …

Bundesliga footballers Thuram and Sancho join US killing protests

May 31 2020

French star Marcus Thuram and England international Jadon Sancho joined the protests over racism and police brutality in …

England's Sancho in 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

England winger Jadon Sancho revealed a T-shirt on Sunday demanding "Justice for George Floyd", another protest in the …

Footballer Thuram takes a knee, joins Osaka, Gauff in US killing protest

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram joined an array of sporting personalities in protesting racism in the United States when he took a knee …

Liverpool's training return a 'massive lift' for Klopp

May 31 2020

Jurgen Klopp admitted on Sunday that it has been a "massive lift" to see his Liverpool squad back training together as …

Thuram takes a knee in US killing protest as Gladbach go third

May 31 2020

Borussia Moenchengladbach routed Union Berlin 4-1 on Sunday to go third in the Bundesliga with French striker Marcus …

Thuram makes protest by taking a knee in Bundesliga

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram made not only a footballing statement as he scored twice in the Bundesliga on Sunday, he also made a …

Man City's Mahrez has watches worth £300,000 stolen: reports

May 31 2020

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez had three luxury watches worth more than £300,000 ($370,000) stolen when thieves …

World long-jump champion Mihambo to work with Carl Lewis

May 31 2020

Reigning world long-jump champion Malaika Mihambo revealed Sunday that she plans to move to the USA to be trained by …

Five-subs 'awful' idea, says Gasperini

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Sunday slammed as 'awful' the new rule which now allows teams to make five …

Atalanta coach Gasperini reveals he had coronavirus at Valencia game

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini revealed Sunday he thought he would die as he suffered coronavirus symptoms when the …

Icardi signs four-year PSG deal

May 31 2020

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina international Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan on a four-year deal after taking …

ECB welcome British government advice over restart

May 31 2020

The England and Wales Cricket Board will step up plans to restart the sport behind closed doors after the British …

The return of La Liga: What's at stake?

May 31 2020

La Liga resumes on June 11 after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Villa's Mings says Premier League return driven by finance

May 31 2020

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says players were the "last to be consulted" over the Premier League's "financially …

Former Wales assistant Howley reveals grief that sparked World Cup exile

May 31 2020

Former Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has revealed grief over his sister's death sparked the gambling spree that saw …

Sri Lanka's cricket team resume outdoor training after virus halt

May 31 2020

Sri Lanka's cricket team will resume training Monday under strict health measures after a two-and-a-half-month hiatus …

UFC mixed martial arts card brings sport back to Las Vegas

May 31 2020

Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil's Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron …

NFL commissioner Goodell says 'need for action' after Floyd death

May 31 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday there "remains an urgent need for action" as violent protests rocked the …

Racing under starters orders on road to redemption

May 31 2020

English racing will on Monday offer a beacon of hope after months of nationwide gloom when it becomes the first sport in …

'Road Runner' Davies dazzles as Flick betters Guardiola's Bayern record

May 31 2020

'Road Runner' Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint Saturday while Hansi Flick bettered …

UK government hails 'sporting recovery' as live events get go-ahead

May 30 2020

"The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive …

Nike says "Don't Do It" on racism

May 30 2020

Nike has taken a stand against racism with a "Don't do it" campaign, a twist on its famous catch phrase, as protests …

Tennis star Osaka adds powerful voice to protests over police brutality in US

May 30 2020

Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black …

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer Test windows

May 30 2020

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed moves to reduce the number of international windows in rugby union's …

Lewandowski hits brace as Bayern Munich go 10 points clear

May 30 2020

Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of …

Simunovic, Hayes leave Celtic

May 30 2020

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic announced on Saturday they have decided against extending the contracts of both …

British government hails 'sporting recovery' live events get go-ahead

May 30 2020

"The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive …