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Harris shines as shorthanded Sixers defeat Knicks

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Tobias Harris finished with 34 points to lift the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers over the visiting New York Knicks …

IOC 'fully committed' to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief

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The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the 2020 Games in Tokyo as planned despite the …

Injured Kyrgios, de Minaur out of Australia Davis Cup tie

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Injured Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur were on Friday ruled out of Australia's Davis Cup qualifier against Brazil, …

The drama of English football's trailblazers' fight against racism

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West Brom's Laurie Cunningham blazed a trail for black footballers in England in the late 1970s, facing vicious abuse …

Wallaby Higginbotham has 'no complaints' over leaders Bordeaux-Begles' season

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Bordeaux-Begles' Australia back-rower Scott Higginbotham says he has no complaints about the start of the season, with …

IOC 'committed' to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief

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The International Olympic Committee is "committed" to holding the 2020 Games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening …

Liverpool eye record-breaking win as top-four battle heats up

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Liverpool can make Premier League history at Watford on Saturday as the runaway leaders aim to move within three wins of …

MLS bullish on future as 25th season kicks off

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The 25th season of Major League Soccer kicks off on Saturday with two new teams joining the rapidly expanding league as …

Arsenal knocked out of Europa League in dying seconds by Olympiakos

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Youssef El-Arabi scored in the last minute of extra-time as Olympiakos knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League on …

IOC committed to Tokyo Games, wary of virus 'elephant': Pound

Feb 27 2020

Olympic chiefs will not consider cancelling or postponing this summer's Tokyo Games over the coronavirus unless the …

Barty sets up Qatar semi-final clash with Kvitova

Feb 27 2020

World number one and Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty set up a ninth career meeting with two-time Wimbledon …

NBA fines Timberwolves $25K for resting guard Russell

Feb 27 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league's policy on resting …

Inter advance in Europe behind 'surreal' closed doors due to coronavirus

Feb 27 2020

Inter Milan booked their ticket to the Europa League last 16 on Thursday with a 2-1 win on the night and 4-1 on …

UAE Tour abandoned after two Italian riders test for coronavirus

Feb 27 2020

The UAE Tour was abandoned Thursday after two Italian cyclists tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, with …

Juve v Inter among five games behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Feb 27 2020

The clash between Juventus and title rivals Inter Milan is among five Serie A games which will be played behind closed …

Denmark smash team pursuit world record for third time in two days

Feb 27 2020

Denmark smashed the men's team pursuit world record for the third time in two days on Thursday as they raced to the gold …

Inter Milan advance in Europe behind 'surreal' closed doors due to coronavirus

Feb 27 2020

Inter Milan booked their ticket to the Europa League last 16 on Thursday with a 2-1 win on the night and 4-1 on …

Sloppy Wolves advance while Havertz steers Leverkusen through

Feb 27 2020

Wolves cruised through to the last 16 in the Europa League on Thursday despite a stuttering display in Spain while Roma …

Clijsters to continue comeback at Indian Wells

Feb 27 2020

Former world number one Kim Clijsters will continue her WTA comeback at Indian Wells in March after receiving a wild …

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang to learn CAS fate over doping on Friday

Feb 27 2020

Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will learn on Friday whether he faces a possible eight-year ban for missing a …

Sweet 16 as Djokovic reaches Dubai semis

Feb 27 2020

Novak Djokovic won his 16th match of an undefeated season, hammering Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday for a …

Hamilton to learn from Mercedes' early finish, Vettel shrugs off top time

Feb 27 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton shrugged off an uncharacteristic engine failure in his all-conquering Mercedes on …

Hamilton shrugs off Mercedes' early finish as Vettel sets top time

Feb 27 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton shrugged off an uncharacteristic engine failure in his all-conquering Mercedes on …

Sole candidate in running for Russian athletics' top job

Feb 27 2020

Yevgeny Yurchenko, believed to be backed by the Kremlin, has emerged as a sole candidate to run for president of …

Bryant NBA memorabilia items to go on the auction block

Feb 27 2020

Kobe Bryant's uniform worn in the 2000 NBA Finals and his handprints from Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre are among …

Italian duo go from quarantine to touching distance of Oman lead

Feb 27 2020

Italian golfers Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Gagli went from quarantine over coronavirus fears to within touching …

Marathon man Tsitsipas sets up Dubai semi clash with Evans

Feb 27 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to set up a Dubai Championships …

Fury's promoter urges Wilder to ditch rematch rights

Feb 27 2020

Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren has urged Deontay Wilder to take a payment to waive his rights for another rematch …

Yates retains lead as Pogacar wins UAE Tour fifth stage

Feb 27 2020

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar produced a stunning final sprint on the top of Jebel Hafeet to win the 162km fifth stage of the …

Impatient Evans beats Rublev to reach Dubai last four

Feb 27 2020

Britain's Dan Evans upset sixth seed Andrey Rublev 6-2, 7-6 (11/9) on Thursday to reach the fourth ATP semi-final of his …

Ex-world champion Magnini wins appeal against doping ban

Feb 27 2020

Former two-time world 100m freestyle champion Filippo Magnini of Italy had his four-year doping ban overturned by the …

Juventus fail to convince as pressure for European success grows

Feb 27 2020

Jurgen Klopp recently labelled Juventus as the favourites to succeed his Liverpool side as winners of the Champions …

Sri Lanka brings back Perera, Pradeep into T20 squad

Feb 27 2020

Sri Lanka have recalled all-rounder Thisara Perera to the 15-member Twenty20 to play two matches against the visiting …

Real on the rocks again as Zidane pins hopes on Clasico recovery

Feb 27 2020

Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid are down but not out in the Champions League yet the stark reality is their season …

India pip New Zealand to reach T20 semis as Australia edge closer

Feb 27 2020

Teenage prodigy Shafali Verma helped India earn a nail-biting win over New Zealand Thursday and reach the women's …

Landmark Man City win in Madrid vindicates Guardiola

Feb 27 2020

Manchester City's European ban means they are under enormous pressure to win the Champions League this season and they …

Italian golfers reinstated in Oman Open after coronavirus scare

Feb 27 2020

Italian golfers Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Gagli have been given the all clear to compete in Thursday's Oman Open …

Liverpool post healthy profit despite transfer spending

Feb 27 2020

Premier League leaders Liverpool made a pre-tax profit of £42 million ($54 million) last year despite a record £223 …

Leicester boss Rodgers backs Vardy to end goalless run

Feb 27 2020

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Jamie Vardy will end his current drought and reach a century of Premier …

Pressure on skipper De Kock ahead of Australia ODI series

Feb 27 2020

South Africa's Quinton de Kock claimed he had not felt under pressure as captain after a tense one-run win in a Twenty20 …

Bayern players big game drinking prep wows US rock star Jovi

Feb 27 2020

Bayern Munich's 3-0 Champions League last 16 first leg victory over Chelsea on Tuesday made an impression on US rock …

Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Acapulco tennis

Feb 27 2020

World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving …

Chinese football transfer market collapses in face of coronavirus

Feb 27 2020

A double blow of the coronavirus and a new salary cap has seen the bottom fall out of Chinese football's transfer …

Major winner Lindberg makes history as teenager Kim leads NZ Open

Feb 27 2020

Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg struggled in difficult conditions Thursday when she became the first woman golfer to compete …

Cavaliers sink 76ers as Embiid hurts shoulder

Feb 27 2020

The Cleveland Cavaliers posted their fourth win in five games with a 108-94 victory on Wednesday over the Philadelphia …

Japan at 'crossroads' on virus outbreak, expert warns

Feb 27 2020

Japan is at a "crossroads" in its bid to prevent a major coronavirus outbreak and may need to reconsider the Olympics if …

Flapping hair, Gatland poser: Super rugby talking points

Feb 27 2020

Coiffeurs, conundrums and code switches are among the Super Rugby talking points ahead of this weekend's fifth round of …

Virus hits Super Rugby as Japan match in doubt

Feb 27 2020

Super Rugby officials scrambled to deal with the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, saying they were working to relocate …

De Bruyne inspires late turnaround as City stun Real Madrid

Feb 27 2020

Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a dramatic Manchester City comeback on Wednesday as they stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the …

Tousart gives Lyon edge against below-par Ronaldo and Juventus

Feb 26 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal handed Lyon a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of …

'It's not over,' Guardiola warns City after Madrid win

Feb 26 2020

Pep Guardiola warned his Manchester City players that Real Madrid are more than capable of a Champions League fightback …

Records tumble on first day of track cycling worlds

Feb 26 2020

World records fell on Wednesday as Denmark and the Netherlands set new best times on the first day of the track cycling …

Three things we learned from Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 2

Feb 26 2020

Manchester City secured the landmark Champions League win they have long waited for as Pep Guardiola's men came from …

Alonso hopes Indy flop holds key to victory this year

Feb 26 2020

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso says he hopes lessons learned from failing to qualify for last …

Pliskova knocked out by Tunisia's Jabeur, Barty gets walkover

Feb 26 2020

Tunisian Ons Jabeur dumped world number three Karolina Pliskova out of the WTA event in Doha on Wednesday to reach the …

Saudi Arabia announces sporting mega-event

Feb 26 2020

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to …

City's Laporte taken off injured against Real Madrid

Feb 26 2020

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte hobbled off injured during their Champions League last-16 first leg against …

Sharapova 'legend with mind of champion,' says Djokovic

Feb 26 2020

Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a "legend" with "the mind of a champion" after the Russian superstar announced …

Warner, Finch help Australia thrash South Africa in series decider

Feb 26 2020

David Warner and Aaron Finch launched a brutal assault on the South African bowlers to set up a comprehensive 97-run …

Rangers beat Braga to reach Europa League last 16

Feb 26 2020

Steven Gerrard hailed a "faultless" Rangers performance as an impressive 1-0 victory at Braga on Wednesday booked their …

Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Feb 26 2020

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable and highest-paid sportswomen, on …

World Cup Finals to be held without fans due to coronavirus: ski official

Feb 26 2020

The alpine skiing World Cup Finals scheduled for next month in Italy will take place without any fans on the slopes due …

Formula One faces testing times over coronavirus

Feb 26 2020

Formula One teams were trying to focus on the second session of winter testing in Barcelona on Wednesday while casting …

Beckham relief as Inter Miami prepare for MLS bow

Feb 26 2020

David Beckham's quest to launch a Major League Soccer franchise will finally come to fruition on Sunday when Inter Miami …

Tottenham's Alli faces ban for coronavirus post

Feb 26 2020

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a social media post …

Ireland's Six Nations match with Italy postponed over coronavirus

Feb 26 2020

Ireland's Six Nations match with Italy in Dublin on March 7 has been postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, the …

Djokovic, Tsitsipas power into Dubai quarter-finals

Feb 26 2020

Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas powered into the Dubai Championships quarter-finals with runaway victories on …

Inter's Conte unhappy playing behind closed doors because of coronavirus

Feb 26 2020

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte said Wednesday it "wasn't nice" being forced to play upcoming Europa League and Serie A …

Warner, Finch lead Australia to 193-5 in third T20 against South Africa

Feb 26 2020

David Warner and Aaron Finch launched a brutal assault on the South African bowlers as Australia piled up 193 for five …

Fernando, Mendis tons help Sri Lanka clinch ODI series with Windies rout

Feb 26 2020

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis hit centuries as Sri Lank thrashed the West Indies by 161 runs in the second one-day …

Man Utd need to be in Champions League, says Solskjaer

Feb 26 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the longer Manchester United are out of the Champions League, the more they will suffer after …

Lewandowski out for four weeks with knee injury: club

Feb 26 2020

Robert Lewandowski will be out for "around four weeks" after the Bayern Munich forward picked up a knee injury during …

Inter's Conte unhappy playing behind closed doors because of coronavirus

Feb 26 2020

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte said Wednesday it "wasn't nice" being forced to play upcoming Europa League and Serie A …

Arsenal must keep Aubameyang, says teammate Lacazette

Feb 26 2020

Alexandre Lacazette says it is crucial that Arsenal keep hold of fellow forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been …

Groenewegen takes UAE Tour fourth stage in sprint

Feb 26 2020

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen won the fourth stage of the UAE Tour on Wednesday in Dubai in a sprint.

Concern over Italian fans' visit to France after virus outbreak

Feb 26 2020

French politicians voiced concerns Wednesday about fans of Italian side Juventus travelling to Lyon for a Champions …

Sharapova ends a career that was stuff of Hollywood

Feb 26 2020

From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United …

CAS confirm Man City appeal against Euro ban

Feb 26 2020

Manchester City's appeal against their two-year European ban for breaches of financial regulations has been officially …

Fernando and Mendis power Sri Lanka to 345-8 against West Indies

Feb 26 2020

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis both hit centuries to take Sri Lanka to an imposing 345 for eight in the second …

Ex-skipper Du Plessis out of South Africa ODI squad

Feb 26 2020

Former captain Faf du Plessis will not play for South Africa in a three-match one-day international series against …

Chelsea's problems laid bare by Bayern humbling

Feb 26 2020

Frank Lampard faces the first major test of his nascent managerial career after Chelsea were given a chastening …

Murray admits he may need further operation

Feb 26 2020

Britain's former world number one Andy Murray faces a crucial few weeks to find out if he requires another operation in …

Knight hits first ton of T20 World Cup as England cruise to victory

Feb 26 2020

Skipper Heather Knight smashed the first century of the women's Twenty20 World Cup Wednesday as England emphatically got …

Man City register appeal against European ban

Feb 26 2020

Manchester City's appeal against their two-year European ban has been officially registered by the Court of Arbitration …

Tokyo Olympics on, organisers say, as virus hits Japan events

Feb 26 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are going ahead, organisers said Wednesday, even as the government called for major events in …

Virus forces Japan Davis Cup tie behind closed doors

Feb 26 2020

Japan's home Davis Cup tie against Ecuador next week will be played behind closed doors, organisers said Wednesday, the …

Knight hits first ton of T20 World Cup as England cruise to win

Feb 26 2020

Skipper Heather Knight smashed the first century of the women's Twenty20 World Cup Wednesday as England emphatically got …

LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans

Feb 26 2020

LeBron James outgunned Zion Williamson as the Los Angeles Lakers returned to action just 24 hours after the searing …

Nadal off the mark in Acapulco

Feb 26 2020

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

Feb 26 2020

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

Feb 26 2020

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

Feb 26 2020

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

Feb 26 2020

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 …