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'Quadgod' Malinin among newcomers hunting Japan's Uno in ISU Grand Prix final

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US teenager Ilia Malinin, who made history after landing the first quad axel jump in competition, will be among a group …

Djokovic to begin Australian Open campaign at Adelaide International

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Novak Djokovic will begin his bid for a 10th Australian Open title at the Adelaide International, organisers said …

Hall of Fame boxing ref Mills Lane dies

Dec 07 2022

Mills Lane, the iconic boxing referee who officiated the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield "Bite Fight" and myriad other …

Portugal hero Ramos 'never dreamt' of World Cup hat-trick

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Portugal's hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos said he had not even dreamt of starting a World Cup knockout match, let alone …

Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

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Goncalo Ramos justified the shock decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a hat-trick on his full debut as …

Dropping Ronaldo purely 'strategic' says Santos

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Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of his team for Tuesday's 6-1 triumph …

Portugal blow away Switzerland to reach World Cup last eight

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Portugal dismantled Switzerland 6-1 to charge into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Goncalo Ramos started in …

Morocco dump Spain out on penalties to reach World Cup quarters for first time

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Achraf Hakimi struck the decisive penalty in a shootout to send Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first …

Moroccans celebrate 'historic' World Cup win over Spain

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With shouts, songs, cries and tears, Moroccans exploded with joy Tuesday as their football team beat Spain to reach the …

Morocco shock Spain to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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Morocco stunned Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their …

England's past World Cup woes weigh heavily ahead of France clash

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England will have to end 56 years of failure against elite opposition in the World Cup knockout stages if they are to …

Ten Hag eager to boost Man Utd forwards' fitness levels

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag hopes a winter training camp in Spain can boost the fitness of the Premier League …

Morocco players celebrate with Palestinian flag after Spain upset

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Morocco's players unfurled a Palestinian flag during their on-pitch celebrations after the team's stunning World Cup …

I'd stay Spain coach all my life, but I must think: Luis Enrique

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Luis Enrique wants to stay on as Spain coach but said his future was not yet decided after Morocco knocked La Roja out …

O'Gara commits to La Rochelle until 2027

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Irish rugby great Ronan O'Gara has extended his contract as head coach with European champions La Rochelle until 2027, …

Morocco dump Spain out on penalties to reach historic World Cup quarters

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Achraf Hakimi struck the decisive penalty to send Spain crashing out and Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals for …

Pele health 'improving progressively': hospital

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Pele's health is "improving progressively," his doctors said Tuesday, a week after the 82-year-old Brazilian football …

'Resilience' allowed veteran Giroud to become France record-breaker

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Olivier Giroud looked back Tuesday at the route he took to become a World Cup winner and record-breaking goalscorer for …

Eto'o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'

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Former Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o apologised Tuesday for kneeing an Algeria supporter in the face but insisted he was …

Argentina's quiet man Alvarez can hurt Dutch, says Ake

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The Netherlands must beware of Argentina's "quiet" assassin Julian Alvarez when they meet in their World Cup …

Ruthless England sack Jones nine months from Rugby World Cup

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England were left looking for a new head coach nine months out from next year's World Cup after the Rugby Football Union …

Giteau says England sacking Jones a 'big mistake'

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Wallabies great Matt Giteau insisted England had made a "big mistake" in sacking head coach Eddie Jones nine months out …

Russell back on 'same page' as Scotland coach Townsend

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Scotland fly-half Finn Russell said Tuesday he is on the "same page" as head coach Gregor Townsend after originally …

Asian teams 'getting closer' despite World Cup knockout blows

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Asian teams came crashing back down to earth in the World Cup last 16 but the region still enjoyed its best-ever …

Dutch flier Dumfries dazzles ahead of Argentina World Cup showdown

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Denzel Dumfries had a slow start at the World Cup but the Netherlands wing-back hit his stride in spectacular style in …

Ronaldo eyes World Cup quarters as Morocco dare to dream

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Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco …

Highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England reign

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Eddie Jones was sacked as England rugby coach on Tuesday, some seven years after the Australian was appointed to the …

England sack coach Jones nine months from World Cup

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England were left looking for a new head coach nine months out from next year's World Cup after the Rugby Football Union …

Lautaro struggles as Argentina thrive at World Cup

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Argentina have gradually found their feet at the World Cup, improving with every game, but striker Lautaro Martinez has …

Shall we dance? Brazil cop flak, praise for World Cup shenanigans

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Brazil's players have divided opinion after they celebrated their goals in the 4-1 World Cup mauling of South Korea with …

Japan confident of bright future despite World Cup heartbreak

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Japan failed to reach the World Cup quarter-finals once again but stunning wins over Germany and Spain and more players …

Captain Son apologises after South Korea's meek World Cup exit

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Son Heung-min apologised after his South Korean side exited the World Cup following a sobering 4-1 defeat to favourites …

2026 World Cup hosts may look to South America for competition

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North America's trio of 2026 World Cup hosts are being urged to head south to play in the next Copa America in a bid to …

Croatia coach Dalic says Brazil World Cup squad 'scary'

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic called Brazil's squad "scary" but says his team are not big underdogs in Friday's …

Unsung Henderson earns respect with influential England role

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After starting the World Cup in the shadows, Jordan Henderson has emerged as England's unsung hero ahead of their …

Qatar's Dr Cool says air-conditioned Olympic marathon possible

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The engineer who developed the air conditioning for Qatar's World Cup stadiums says that a cooling system for an Olympic …

Tatum leads Celtics over Raptors, Pacers beat Warriors

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Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his 31 points in the third quarter on Monday as the Boston Celtics earned an impressive …

Stoked: England skipper hails 'special' win in Pakistan

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Skipper Ben Stokes hailed England's nail-biting victory in the first Test against Pakistan Monday as "one of the best" …

Brady's Bucs stun Saints with last-gasp TD

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Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady worked his magic again on Monday, firing a touchdown pass to Rachaad White in the …

Tatum leads Celtics to impressive road win over Raptors

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Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his 31 points in the third quarter on Monday as the Boston Celtics kept rolling with a 116-110 …

New Zealander Gatland returns to help fix Wales' rugby woes

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Warren Gatland returns for his second stint as Wales head coach just three years after walking away from the job having …

Thousands of Bangladeshi fans cheer Brazil win

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Thousands of Bangladeshi fans of Brazil's football team cheered and blared vuvuzelas in Dhaka Tuesday to celebrate the …

Mets land Cy Young-winner Verlander: reports

Dec 05 2022

The New York Mets have agreed on a two-year deal with right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander, who captured a third Cy …

Brazil thrill to earn World Cup quarter-final against Croatia

Dec 05 2022

Brazil hit top gear with Neymar back in the line-up to brush aside South Korea 4-1 on Monday and ease into the …

Germany's Bierhoff steps aside after World Cup exit

Dec 05 2022

Germany's team director Oliver Bierhoff has stepped aside two years early after his country crashed out in the group …

Neymar returns as Brazil brush aside South Korea to reach World Cup quarters

Dec 05 2022

Neymar returned from injury to help inspire Brazil to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Monday as the favourites cruised …

Bento steps down as South Korea coach after World Cup exit

Dec 05 2022

Paulo Bento announced he would not be staying on as coach of South Korea after they were eliminated from the World Cup …

Pele watches Brazil World Cup match from hospital

Dec 05 2022

With fans worldwide on edge over his health, ailing 82-year-old football legend Pele said Monday he was cheering for the …

McLaughlin-Levrone, Duplantis win World Athlete of the year awards

Dec 05 2022

World champion American hurdler Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis won the World Athlete …

Croatia edge Japan in World Cup penalty shootout

Dec 05 2022

Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was the hero for Croatia, saving three penalties in the shootout as his side beat Japan to …

Rugby World Cup a spur for returning Gatland to risk Wales legacy

Dec 05 2022

Warren Gatland said on Monday the prospect of being involved in a Rugby World Cup again was a key factor in the decision …

Japan wins count for nothing after World Cup exit, says Doan

Dec 05 2022

Forward Ritsu Doan said Japan's historic World Cup wins over Germany and Spain counted for nothing after the Blue …

Pele says watching Brazil World Cup match from hospital

Dec 05 2022

With fans worldwide on edge over his health, ailing 82-year-old football legend Pele wished the Brazilian national team …

Croatia reach World Cup quarters with shoot-out victory over Japan

Dec 05 2022

Croatia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Monday with a dramatic 3-1 penalty shoot-out win over Japan after …

Sterling World Cup break-in 'prompts players to rethink security at homes'

Dec 05 2022

The break-in that has led England star Raheem Sterling to return home from the World Cup has reportedly prompted other …

Coach Jones set to discover England fate

Dec 05 2022

England head coach Eddie Jones could find out within the next 48 hours if he still has a job following a Rugby Football …

England hooker Cowan-Dickie to leave Exeter for Montpellier

Dec 05 2022

England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has signed a three-year contract with Montpellier starting next season, the French Top …

Ronaldo in talks with Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr: club sources

Dec 05 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo is in talks to sign a blockbuster deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr following his high-profile …

Pele says will watch Brazil World Cup match from hospital

Dec 05 2022

Football legend Pele wished the Brazilian national team luck Monday for their World Cup last-16 match against South …

Labbadia back at struggling Stuttgart

Dec 05 2022

Bruno Labbadia has rejoined VfB Stuttgart hoping to keep the Bundesliga strugglers in the German top flight.

England won't fear France in World Cup showdown, says Saka

Dec 05 2022

Bukayo Saka said on Monday England have no reason to feel inferior to France as they prepare to face the World Cup …

Jury in trial of France's Mendy retires to consider verdicts

Dec 05 2022

The jury in the UK trial of France footballer Benjamin Mendy retired on Monday to consider its verdicts against the …

Yakin puts World Cup history aside ahead of Swiss clash with Portugal

Dec 05 2022

Switzerland have a chance to reach the last eight of the World Cup for the first time since 1954, when they face …

Missing Springbok Nkosi found at home of father

Dec 05 2022

South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Sibusiso Nkosi, who had been missing for three weeks, was found on Monday at the …

Portugal coach Santos 'not happy' with Ronaldo World Cup gesture

Dec 05 2022

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he was unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo's behaviour after the forward reacted …

Neymar set for World Cup return as Brazil eye quarter-finals

Dec 05 2022

Neymar looks set to return to action against South Korea in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday as Brazil step up …

Bollettieri, coach of Agassi and other tennis superstars, dies

Dec 05 2022

Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who helped develop superstars such as Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova, has …

Bollettieri -- the hard as nails coach who shaped tennis stars

Dec 05 2022

Nick Bollettieri, the celebrity tennis coach who helped develop such icons as Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, died on …

Wales gamble on return of Gatland to revive World Cup hopes

Dec 05 2022

Warren Gatland was dramatically drafted in for a second spell as Wales coach on Monday as he replaced the sacked Wayne …

Luis Enrique set Spain players 'homework' of 1,000 penalties ahead of World Cup

Dec 05 2022

Spain coach Luis Enrique set each of his players the "homework" of practising 1,000 penalties ahead of the World Cup, …

Enrique set Spain players 'homework' of 1,000 penalties ahead of World Cup

Dec 05 2022

Spain coach Luis Enrique set each of his players the "homework" of practising 1,000 penalties ahead of the World Cup, …

England shine in fading light to win first Pakistan Test

Dec 05 2022

Fast bowlers Ollie Robinson and James Anderson took four wickets apiece as England pulled off an exciting 74-run win …

'God save our King': France in thrall to Mbappe as England loom

Dec 05 2022

France head into Saturday's heavyweight World Cup quarter-final clash with England well aware that their hopes of …

Gatland returns as Wales coach in place of Pivac

Dec 05 2022

Warren Gatland was dramatically drafted in for a second spell as Wales coach on Monday as he replaced the sacked Wayne …

Morocco to 'come out swinging' against Spain at World Cup

Dec 05 2022

Morocco coach Walid Regragui has urged his team to believe they can defeat powerhouse Spain as they attempt to reach a …

Pakistan-England Test delicately poised at tea on last day

Dec 05 2022

Hosts Pakistan need 86 runs and England five wickets in the final session Monday as the first Test heads for an exciting …

England's Bellingham 'has everything' but now comes biggest test yet

Dec 05 2022

Jude Bellingham's outstanding display in England's 3-0 World Cup win over Senegal announced the 19-year-old's arrival …

England's Livingstone out of Pakistan tour with knee injury

Dec 05 2022

All-rounder Liam Livingstone has been ruled out of the rest of England's tour of Pakistan with a knee injury, the team's …

Davis scores 55 to propel Lakers past Wizards, Celtics beat Nets

Dec 05 2022

Anthony Davis dazzled in the Los Angeles Lakers' 130-119 NBA victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday, scoring 55 …

'He'll come home': Pele's daughters reassure fans of ill football icon

Dec 05 2022

Brazilian football superstar Pele's daughters told his fans Sunday that their father's health was not at serious risk, …

Neymar close to World Cup return, England and France set up last-eight showdown

Dec 05 2022

Neymar could make his return to the World Cup stage on Monday as Brazil continue their bid to be crowned kings for a …

Watson unimpressive as Browns down Texans, Eagles and Bengals win

Dec 05 2022

Deshaun Watson was less than impressive in his return from an NFL suspension Sunday, but Cleveland's defensive dominance …

Watson unimpressive as Browns down Texans, Packers and Eagles win

Dec 04 2022

Deshaun Watson was less than impressive in his return from an NFL suspension Sunday, but Cleveland's defensive dominance …

Fiji's Volavola helps Racing spoil Biggar's Toulon presentation

Dec 04 2022

Fiji's Benjamin Volavola helped Racing 92 beat Toulon 31-14 in the French Top 14 to spoil Wales fly-half Dan Biggar's …

England braced for 'biggest test' against France: Southgate

Dec 04 2022

Gareth Southgate admits England will face the "biggest test" of their World Cup ambitions when they face holders France …

England subdue Senegal to book France clash in World Cup quarters

Dec 04 2022

England set up a titanic World Cup quarter-final against holders France as Jude Bellingham's masterclass inspired a 3-0 …

Suter wins Lake Louise super-G as Goggia misses podium

Dec 04 2022

Olympic downhill gold medallist Corinne Suter won the World Cup super-G at Lake Louise on Sunday as Italian speed star …

Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England romp past Senegal

Dec 04 2022

A brilliant double from Kylian Mbappe fired France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday as England romped past …

Kilde at the double in super-G win over Odermatt

Dec 04 2022

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the World Cup super-G at Beaver Creek on Sunday, beating Swiss rival Marco Odermatt by …

Record-breaking Giroud brings goals to France's repeat World Cup bid

Dec 04 2022

Olivier Giroud was an integral part of France's 2018 World Cup-winning side, but in Qatar the striker has brought the …

World Cup is my obsession says Mbappe after firing France into quarter-finals

Dec 04 2022

Kylian Mbappe said Sunday he dreamed of winning the World Cup for a second time after his brace helped France to a 3-1 …

Contract talks freeze having 'detrimental effect' on Welsh rugby players

Dec 04 2022

Players at Wales' four regions are being "detrimentally impacted" by the financial uncertainty surrounding their …

Giroud and Mbappe take ruthless France into World Cup quarter-finals

Dec 04 2022

Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into …

Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England face Senegal

Dec 04 2022

A brilliant double from Kylian Mbappe fired holders France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday as England …

Giroud and Mbappe guide France past Poland and into World Cup quarter-finals

Dec 04 2022

Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into …

Japan primed to show 'samurai spirit' against Croatia at World Cup

Dec 04 2022

Japan will "fight like samurai" in Monday's World Cup last-16 clash with Croatia as they battle to reach the …

Last-gasp Castres bounce back to edge Pau in Top 14

Dec 04 2022

A last minute try from Fiji centre Vilimoni Botitu gave Castres a nail-biting 26-22 victory over fellow strugglers Pau …

World Cup without booze makes for 'different' atmosphere

Dec 04 2022

World Cup fans in Qatar say the atmosphere is different without alcohol -- but they are divided over whether that is …

Portugal's Carvalho aiming not to be next World Cup shock victims

Dec 04 2022

Portugal midfielder William Carvalho is determined to help his team avoid becoming the victims of another World Cup …

World Cup not Modric's swansong, says Croatia coach Dalic

Dec 04 2022

Luka Modric will continue playing for Croatia beyond the World Cup, coach Zlatko Dalic said, as the 2018 finalists …

Lawrence recovers to win South African Open a day after birthday

Dec 04 2022

Local Thriston Lawrence surrendered a five-shot lead with five holes remaining before winning the South African Open by …

Ronaldo draws focus, but Fernandes is Portugal's World Cup heartbeat

Dec 04 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo's shadow looms large over Portugal at the World Cup, but away from the flash of camera phones and …