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French F1 driver Jabouille dies aged 80

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Formula One driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille, who won the Renault team's first ever grand prix in the 1970s, has died aged …

US backs Russians competing as neutrals in Olympics

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The United States backs allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete as neutrals in the Olympic Games, while …

Lions' St.Brown hoping for an NFL Olympic 'dream team'

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St.Brown is hoping Sunday's Pro Bowl Flag Football game could be the start of a …

PSG lose injured Mbappe for first leg of Bayern Champions League tie

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Kylian Mbappe faces three weeks out with a thigh injury and will miss the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions …

Rugby World Cup organisers foresee record profits

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"All the signals are green" for the Rugby World Cup in France, organising committee president Jacques Rivoal told AFP in …

Davis Cup takes first step into uncertain future

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The Davis Cup holds its qualifiers this week for the first edition of the competition since the International Tennis …

Man Utd star Mason Greenwood 'relieved' after attempted rape charge dropped

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Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood have been dropped by …

Latin American duo lead Saudi International

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Abraham Ancer of Mexico and Colombia's Sebastian Munoz led the Saudi International to give a distinct Latin American …

Attempted rape charge against Man Utd star Greenwood dropped

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Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood have been dropped by …

Dyche braced for Everton battle after failing to make new signings

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New Everton manager Sean Dyche says he is comfortable heading into a Premier League relegation battle with no fresh …

England drop Tuilagi for Six Nations opener against Scotland

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England centre Manu Tuilagi was omitted from Steve Borthwick's first matchday squad for Saturday's Six Nations opener …

Potter's free-spending Chelsea can 'attack' end of the season

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Chelsea manager Graham Potter says he is excited by the challenge of getting the best out of a bloated squad after the …

Ireland coach Farrell backs McCloskey with rare Six Nations start

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Ulster's Stuart McCloskey will fill the vacuum left by injured centre Robbie Henshaw as world ranked number one side …

Halfpenny out of Six Nations opener due to injury

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Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland on Saturday due to a back spasm.

France defender Varane announces international retirement at 29

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France centre-back Raphael Varane, a World Cup winner in 2018 and runner-up last year, announced Thursday his retirement …

Ahmed, 18, gets England white-ball call-up for Bangladesh tour

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England picked teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed in their white-ball squads for the first time on Thursday ahead of next …

White starts at scrum-half for Scotland in Six Nations clash against England

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Ben White was a notable inclusion in Scotland's starting side to face England in the Six Nations at Twickenham on …

Rugby scandals pave way for 2023 Six Nations

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This year's Six Nations Championship starts on Saturday -- and for officials confronting multiple crises among Europe's …

White starts at scrum-half for Scotland in Calcutta Cup

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Ben White was a notable inclusion in Scotland's starting side to face England in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham on …

'Smoothman' Gill: India's new run machine

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Shubman Gill's prowess as an opener was never in doubt, but his first Twenty20 ton has got people talking about him as …

Hosts want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup

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Co-hosts New Zealand and Australia said Thursday they "urgently" want answers from FIFA over reports Saudi Arabia's …

Tatum leads Celtic rout of Nets, Sixers bounce back

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Jayson Tatum scored 31 points as the Boston Celtics put the depleted Brooklyn Nets firmly in their place with a brutal …

Fiji head coach Cotter quits seven months before Rugby World Cup

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Fiji are looking for a new head coach seven months before the Rugby World Cup after New Zealander Vern Cotter resigned …

Gatland's second coming will spark Wales revival, says former charge Popham

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Warren Gatland is unlikely to produce an instant Six Nations Grand Slam in his second stint as Wales head coach as he …

Players to watch in the Six Nations

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The Six Nations gets under way on Saturday, with players hoping to impress ahead of the World Cup which starts in …

Capuozzo eyeing more shocks for improved Italy at Six Nations

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Ange Capuozzo is ready to give rugby's big boys a bloody nose as Italy prepare to take on holders France in their Six …

IPL will become 'world's biggest domestic sporting event', says Strauss

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss forecast Wednesday the Indian Premier League would eclipse American football's NFL …

NFL superstar Brady announces 'retiring for good'

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Record-breaking NFL quarterback Tom Brady announced on Wednesday that he was "retiring for good" at the age of 45, one …

Mbappe misses penalty, comes off injured in PSG win

Feb 01 2023

Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday but their …

Man Utd finish off Forest to cruise into League Cup final

Feb 01 2023

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said winning trophies is the standard that should be demanded at Old Trafford …

Barca earn tense win at Betis to extend La Liga lead

Feb 01 2023

Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski's strikes helped Barcelona move eight points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win …

Cancelo helps Bayern find form with Mainz thrashing in German Cup

Feb 01 2023

New Bayern Munich signing Joao Cancelo set up a goal to help his side secure a first win of 2023 with a 4-0 triumph at …

Malan, Buttler and Archer earn consolation win for England

Feb 01 2023

Dawid Malan and captain Jos Buttler hit centuries to set up a 59-run win for England in the third and final one-day …

Mewis ruled out of US World Cup squad

Feb 01 2023

United States midfielder Sam Mewis has been ruled out of July's Women's World Cup after underdoing a second knee …

Saudi says no objection to Russia joining Asian football body

Feb 01 2023

Saudi Arabia would not object to Russia joining the Asian Football Confederation, its sports minister told AFP on …

Werner strike fires Leipzig into German Cup quarters

Feb 01 2023

Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored late to help German Cup holders RB Leipzig beat Hoffenheim 3-1 on Wednesday to …

Welsh rugby ban choirs from singing 'Delilah' after sexism row

Feb 01 2023

Choirs have been told they can no longer sing the Tom Jones hit 'Delilah' while performing during Wales rugby …

Saudi Arabia to host 2027 Asian Cup, World Cup next?

Feb 01 2023

Saudi Arabia was confirmed as host of football's 2027 Asian Cup on Wednesday, an expected prelude for a World Cup bid as …

Hoge enters Pebble Beach defense with wealth of new experience

Feb 01 2023

Tom Hoge's maiden PGA Tour title at Pebble Beach last year opened up a wealth of opportunities, but he opted for the …

Golf rankings becoming 'obsolete', says LIV rebel Smith

Feb 01 2023

British Open champion and LIV Golf rebel Cameron Smith claimed Wednesday that the world golf rankings are becoming …

Gill ton helps India crush New Zealand to clinch T20 series

Feb 01 2023

Opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday announced himself as an all-format player with his maiden Twenty20 international …

Ireland great Gibson says topping world rankings 'beyond dreams'

Feb 01 2023

Ireland great Mike Gibson believes the current side head into the Six Nations with justified confidence of success …

Russia's Paris participation gives IOC moral, political and legal headache

Feb 01 2023

The issue of Russian and Belarusian participation at the 2024 Paris Olympics has provoked polarised debate in the last …

Duplantis unsure on European indoor pole vault title defence

Feb 01 2023

Sweden's record-breaking Olympic champion pole vaulter Armand Duplantis on Wednesday cast doubt on whether he will …

Australia's Hussey takes charge of Hundred strugglers Welsh Fire

Feb 01 2023

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey has been appointed men's head coach of the Welsh Fire, the ailing Hundred team …

Ireland coach Farrell's 'winning culture' impresses Gatland

Feb 01 2023

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has hailed Ireland counterpart Andy Farrell's ability to create a "winning culture" …

Tom Brady: Incomparable NFL record breaker

Feb 01 2023

Tom Brady forged a reputation as the greatest quarterback in NFL history in a career spanning 23 seasons that produced a …

Malan, Buttler slam centuries in final ODI against South Africa

Feb 01 2023

Dawid Malan and captain Jos Buttler both hit centuries as England overcame a poor start in the third and final one-day …

Tom Brady: Five memorable moments in superstar quarterback's NFL career

Feb 01 2023

Five memorable moments in the career of seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who confirmed his retirement from the …

Leicester owner clears £194 million debt

Feb 01 2023

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has relieved the club of an outstanding £194 million ($239 million) debt …

Kapp out of S.Africa final after wife's World Cup snub

Feb 01 2023

Marizanne Kapp has been given "compassionate leave" and will miss South Africa's match against India in the final of a …

Europe looks on helplessly at 'wild' spending by Premier League clubs

Feb 01 2023

Another transfer window of record-breaking spending in the Premier League has led to more soul-searching around Europe, …

Chelsea's scattergun spending is no guarantee of success

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea's record-breaking last-minute swoop to sign Enzo Fernandez took the Blues' spending in the first year of the …

Arsenal strengthen and strugglers buy big in Premier League transfer window

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea were the biggest spenders of a record-breaking January transfer window for Premier League clubs while …

Arsenal strenghthen and strugglers buy big in Premier League transfer windows

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea were the biggest spenders of a record-breaking January transfer window for Premier League clubs while …

Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2027 Asian Cup

Feb 01 2023

Saudi Arabia has won a bid to host the 2027 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday.

Ancelotti says football calendar going 'over the limit'

Feb 01 2023

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti on Wednesday said the football calendar is too demanding for players.

Japan's 'King Kazu' joins Portuguese side at 55

Feb 01 2023

Japanese football star Kazuyoshi Miura extended his decades-long playing career on Wednesday less than a month before …

Chelsea confirm signing of Fernandez from Benfica

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Argentina's World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a record …

PSG deadline day move for Chelsea's Ziyech falls through

Feb 01 2023

Paris Saint-Germain's attempt to sign Morocco star Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea has failed after the French league …

PSG appeal to French league to approve Ziyech loan deal

Feb 01 2023

Paris Saint-Germain have asked the French league to approve the loan signing of Morocco star Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea …

Premier League January spending spree sends records tumbling

Feb 01 2023

Premier League clubs spent a record £815 million ($1 billion) in a frantic January transfer window -- nearly double the …

Newcastle's rise fuelled by 'obsessive' Howe and Saudi cash

Feb 01 2023

After decades in the doldrums, Newcastle's progress to their first League Cup final in 47 years underlined the …

All Blacks star Savea praises Johnstone's 'courageous' coming out

Feb 01 2023

New Zealand forward Ardie Savea said Wednesday that he believes Campbell Johnstone's "courageous" coming out as the …

'Matter of time' before scoring record falls says LeBron

Feb 01 2023

LeBron James said Tuesday it's only a "matter of time" before he passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the greatest scorer in …

Playing regrets the spur for new England coach Borthwick

Feb 01 2023

Steve Borthwick heads into his first match as England head coach, a Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland at Twickenham on …

Sexton key to unlocking Irish Six Nations and World Cup success: MacNeill

Feb 01 2023

Ireland winning the Six Nations title will not have a direct impact on their hopes of finally reaching at least the …

Chelsea pay record fee for Fernandez as Cancelo joins Bayern

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea paid a Premier League record fee of 121 million euros to sign Enzo Fernandez as Joao Cancelo made a surprise …

Chelsea sign Fernandez for Premier League-record 121 mn euros

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea have signed World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British-record 121 million euros ($131 million), …

Ten Hag slams Carroll tackle that sidelined Man Utd's Eriksen

Jan 31 2023

Erik ten Hag has urged football authorities to stamp out the type of reckless tackle that left Manchester United …

Chelsea chase Fernandez as Cancelo joins Bayern

Jan 31 2023

Big-spending Chelsea were scrambling to sign Enzo Fernandez in the final minutes of the January transfer window on …

Newcastle sink Saints to end 47-year wait to reach League Cup final

Jan 31 2023

Eddie Howe hailed Newcastle as "a club on the up" after they reached the League Cup final for the first time in 47 years …

Morocco star Boufal joins Qatari club

Jan 31 2023

Sofiane Boufal, one of the stars of Morocco's run to the World Cup last four, was returning to Qatar on Tuesday when he …

Algeria crush Niger to set up CHAN final against wasteful Senegal

Jan 31 2023

African Nations Championship leading scorer Aymen Mahious bagged a brace as Algeria hammered Niger 5-0 in Oran on …

New competitions open international doors to MLS clubs

Jan 31 2023

The days when football clubs from the United States and Canada were largely restricted to domestic competition, barely …

Haris Seferovic joins Celta Vigo on loan from Benfica

Jan 31 2023

Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic has switched loan clubs, joining Celta Vigo of La Liga for the rest of the season, …

Thorgan Hazard joins PSV Eindhoven on loan from Dortmund

Jan 31 2023

Belgium international Thorgan Hazard has signed with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on loan from Borussia Dortmund, the German …

Ayoze Perez joins Real Betis on loan from Leicester

Jan 31 2023

Spanish striker Ayoze Perez on Tuesday joined Real Betis in La Liga on loan from Premier League strugglers Leicester.

Jorginho joins Arsenal from Chelsea on deadline day

Jan 31 2023

Jorginho joined Premier League leaders Arsenal from Chelsea on transfer deadline day on Tuesday for a reported fee of …

Ukrainian Kryvtsov joins Inter Miami

Jan 31 2023

Inter Miami have signed Ukrainian international defender Sergii Kryvtsov from Shakhtar Donetsk, the Major League Soccer …

Ex-England batter Ballance in Zimbabwe squad for Windies Tests

Jan 31 2023

Former England batsman Gary Ballance was included on Tuesday in a 16-man Zimbabwe squad for a two-Test series against …

IOC rejects Russian demand that its athletes compete without restrictions

Jan 31 2023

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday rebuffed a Russian demand that its athletes be treated the same as those …

Sam Curran fined for 'excessive celebration' of Bavuma dismissal

Jan 31 2023

England all-rounder Sam Curran has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and handed a demerit point for "excessively …

England optimistic George could face Scotland in Six Nations

Jan 31 2023

England are confident that experienced hooker Jamie George could be available for their Six Nations opener at home to …

Russian Olympic chief says athletes must compete without restrictions

Jan 31 2023

The head of Russia's Olympic Committee said Tuesday that athletes representing Russia must not be subjected to different …

Zverev hails 'justice' as ATP finds 'insufficient evidence' of abuse

Jan 31 2023

Alexander Zverev said "justice has prevailed" after tennis chiefs announced Tuesday there was "insufficient evidence" to …

Edwards' famed Barbarians rugby shirt could smash auction record

Jan 31 2023

The Barbarians jersey worn by Wales great Gareth Edwards when he scored what is widely acclaimed as rugby's greatest try …

Leicester sign ex-England full-back Brown on short-term deal

Jan 31 2023

Leicester have signed ex-England full-back Mike Brown on a short-term contract, the Premiership champions announced …

In Norway's icy seas, freediver dances with killer whales

Jan 31 2023

Gliding stealthily through Norway's frigid Arctic waters, world champion freediver Arthur Guerin-Boeri defies the …

Wales will thrive on 'underdog' tag against Ireland, says Gatland

Jan 31 2023

Warren Gatland says Wales will relish being the underdogs in their Six Nations opener at home to Ireland on Saturday -- …

Gatland recalls Halfpenny for Wales start against Ireland in Six Nations

Jan 31 2023

Warren Gatland marked the first team selection of his second spell as Wales coach by recalling Leigh Halfpenny to face …

No ATP action against Zverev after 'insufficient evidence' of abuse

Jan 31 2023

Former world number two Alexander Zverev will face no disciplinary action from the ATP after an independent …

'Only we can lose it now': Serie A title fever in Naples

Jan 31 2023

Serie A title fever is sweeping Naples as the football-mad city hopes that rampant Napoli will end more than three …

Mbappe, Messi and Neymar in same team not hindering PSG, says Galtier

Jan 31 2023

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has denied that playing Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all together …

UK police unveil reforms decades after Hillsborough disaster

Jan 31 2023

UK police chiefs on Tuesday apologised to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster as they unveiled plans …

Nigeria striker Moffi joins Nice from French rivals Lorient

Jan 31 2023

Nigerian international striker Terem Moffi has joined Nice from their French Ligue 1 rivals Lorient, the club announced …

Leicestershire sign India's Rahane as Narine returns to Surrey

Jan 31 2023

Leicestershire have signed India's Ajinkya Rahane for part of the 2023 English domestic season, the Midlands county …

Man Utd lose playmaker Eriksen until May

Jan 31 2023

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is likely to be ruled out until early May by an ankle injury he suffered …

Mane returns to training with ball in Munich

Jan 31 2023

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane trained with the ball for the first time in three months on Wednesday, two weeks ahead …

Bayern Munich sign Cancelo on loan from Man City

Jan 31 2023

Bayern Munich have signed Portugal wing-back Joao Cancelo on loan until the end of the season from Manchester City, the …

Farah says 2023 London Marathon will be his last

Jan 31 2023

British athletics great Mo Farah has said this year's London Marathon will likely be his last as he contemplates the end …

French rugby in 'sad' place off the field before Six Nations - Les Bleus great Magne

Jan 31 2023

Former France back-row Olivier Magne said off-the-field problems bedevilling the country's rugby are "sad" to see as Les …