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Klopp wants 'solution' as World Cup quarantine row returns

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday demanded "some kind of solution" to prevent another club-v-country row over …

Kepa won't moan about Mendy's Chelsea return, says Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says there is no bad blood with Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spanish goalkeeper was dropped …

Man City lack 'weapon' like Ronaldo, says Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola says he will not complain about the star-studded squad at his disposal despite admitting Manchester City …

Ghirmay sets African milestone at cycling world championships

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On the same day that Rwanda was confirmed as Africa's first host of a cycling world championships, Eritrea's Biniam …

Ten-man Bayern win at Fuerth to open three-point Bundesliga lead

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Bayern Munich opened a three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Friday with a 3-1 win at bottom side Greuther …

Pele playing cards, smiling after surgery: daughter

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Football legend Pele, 80, has taken "several steps" towards recovery after a colon operation three weeks ago, his …

Hurkacz ends Murray's bid for first semi-final in two years

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Former world number one Andy Murray's hopes of making a first ATP semi-final in two years were ended by top-seeded …

Raducanu drops coach who led her to US Open triumph

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US Open winner Emma Raducanu has decided to replace coach Andrew Richardson with someone who has the experience to keep …

Spieth barely avoids splashdown after Ryder Cup slope shot

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Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth of the United States went careening down a hillside and nearly stumbled into Lake …

USA dominate opening foursomes in bid to reclaim Ryder Cup

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The United States launched their bid to regain the Ryder Cup with a dominant display in the opening foursomes to take a …

Van Aert can thrive on Flanders hills in quest for cycling world title

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Belgium's Wout van Aert embarks from Antwerp on Sunday as favourite to win cycling's 2021 world road race championships …

Bottas bests Hamilton in Russian GP practice as Verstappen heads to back of grid

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Valtteri Bottas deprived Lewis Hamilton of the honours in a Mercedes 1-2 at Friday's Russian Grand Prix practice at …

Lens bans fans for up to 18 months for pitch invasion

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Lens on Friday banned a number of identified fans for up to 18 months following the pitch invasion during their home …

US off to fast start in bid to reclaim Ryder Cup

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The United States were in command early at Whistling Straits on Friday, Olympic champion Xander Schauffele and Patrick …

Scotland striker Griffiths charged for kicking smoke bomb at fans

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Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged by police after kicking a smoke bomb into a stand housing St Johnstone …

Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than Usyk for heavyweight title defence

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Anthony Joshua weighed in 19 pounds heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of the defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight …

Guardiola embraces 'challenge' of toughest Premier League

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Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City face a much tougher task to win the Premier League title this season, but believes …

Tuchel says Chelsea without Mount for Man City 'six-pointer'

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Thomas Tuchel has revealed Chelsea will be without England star Mason Mount for the Premier League leaders' …

Solskjaer blames Klopp for lack of Man Utd penalties

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Manchester United are being given less penalties since Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp …

Injured Messi to miss out for PSG again

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Lionel Messi will again be sidelined for Paris Saint-Germain for Saturday's game against Montpellier as he continues to …

Liverpool boss Klopp 'excited' by return of standing at Anfield

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday he was "excited" by the prospect of fans being allowed to stand during …

UK court jails blind Paralympian for gluing self to plane

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A British court on Friday sentenced a former Paralympian gold medallist to a year in jail for gluing himself onto the …

Fans create electric atmosphere to launch Ryder Cup

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Thousands of singing and chanting spectators created an electric atmosphere at the first tee to start the 43rd Ryder Cup …

Bekele to attempt marathon world record after Covid scare

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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has vowed to attack the men's world marathon record in Berlin on Sunday, just nine months …

Bottas leads Hamilton in Russian GP opening practice

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Valtteri Bottas emerged from Friday's Russian Grand Prix opening practice 0.211 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton for …

European clubs call for talks with FIFA amid plans for biennial World Cup

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The European Club Association has said it is willing to "engage" with FIFA over potential changes to the international …

Covid safety before world records as 25,000 run the Berlin Marathon

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The race director of the Berlin Marathon says the priority is on safety -- rather than world records -- for this …

Simeone seeks right attacking blend to reignite Atletico Madrid

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"The gunman is back," read the headline in Marca and Atletico Madrid fans will hope the team is too.

Soul-searching for Boks ahead of 'special' 100th All Blacks clash

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Under-fire South Africa head into their 100th Test against arch-rivals New Zealand this weekend desperate to recapture …

Hooper admits Cooper key to Wallabies' success

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Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper admitted Friday Quade Cooper had been key to their success since his surprise return to …

Chelsea face Man City test as Liverpool, Man Utd bid to keep pace

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Chelsea host Premier League champions Manchester City in a stiff test of the leaders' title credentials on Saturday as …

Darnold double as Panthers beat Texans to stay perfect

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Sam Darnold rushed for two touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers maintained their perfect start to the season with a 24-9 …

USA, Europe aim to tame nerves in pursuit of Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup won't be won or lost on the first tee at Whistling Straits on Friday, but that doesn't change the …

Under-fire Dortmund boss Rose aims not to wilt on Gladbach return

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Marco Rose is playing down the controversy building for his return to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga on …

French football wrestles with violence in stadiums as fans return

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After a year of football in empty stadiums the return of supporters this season should have been a cause for …

Mandela to 'House of Pain': Five epic Springboks v All Blacks matches

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The Springboks and All Blacks face off for the 100th time in Townsville, Australia on Saturday, extending an intense …

Soul-searching for Boks ahead of 'special' 100th All Blacks showdown

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Under-fire South Africa head into their 100th Test against arch-rivals New Zealand this weekend desperate to recapture …

Rams ready for 'ultimate competitor' as Brady makes LA bow

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The Super Bowl credentials of the Los Angeles Rams face the acid test of a showdown with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay …

Rugby league great Slater appointed Queensland Origin coach

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Australian rugby league great Billy Slater was Friday appointed the new Queensland State of Origin coach in a bid to win …

Schauffele and Cantlay to face McIlroy and Poulter as Ryder Cup opens

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Americans Xander Schauffele, the Tokyo Olympic champion, and US PGA playoff winner Patrick Cantlay face Europe's Ian …

Arrests after French football rocked by violence

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French police made arrests on Thursday and football authorities held an emergency meeting after a series of violent …

'Harry Potter' actor Felton requires medical attention at Ryder Cup

Sep 23 2021

"Harry Potter" actor Tom Felton had to be taken from the Whistling Straits course on a cart with an apparent medical …

Nike cuts sales forecast, citing worsening supply chain woes

Sep 23 2021

Nike cut its sales forecast Thursday, pointing to myriad supply chain problems that are delaying deliveries of athletic …

Barca held by Cadiz as pressure mounts on Koeman

Sep 23 2021

Barcelona made it three games without a victory on Thursday as a goalless draw with Cadiz further weakened Ronald …

McIlroy-Poulter duo to face Schauffele-Cantley at Ryder Cup

Sep 23 2021

Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele and US compatriot Patrick Cantlay will face Europe's Ian Poulter and Rory …

Perfect Napoli surge back to top of Serie A

Sep 23 2021

Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli crushed Sampdoria, 4-0, on Thursday to remain perfect in Serie A and return to the …

Werner hopes Villa goal ends his struggles at Chelsea

Sep 23 2021

Timo Werner hopes the end of his Chelsea goal drought will signal a fresh start after the German striker's troubled …

Pressure? What pressure?: Verstappen shrugs off Hamilton comments

Sep 23 2021

A defiant Max Verstappen on Thursday rejected suggestions from Lewis Hamilton that he may be feeling the pressure of …

Former Olympic medal-winner Devetzi claims she was sexual assaulted

Sep 23 2021

Retired Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetzi said on Thursday that she was a victim of sexual assault at the start of …

Abbas 'hurt' at 'strange' England decision to cancel Pakistan tours

Sep 23 2021

Mohammad Abbas said Thursday that Pakistan felt "hurt" by the "strange" decision of English cricket chiefs to cancel …

Fan who shouted racist abuse at AC Milan's Maignan faces charges

Sep 23 2021

A man suspected of shouting racist abuse at AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan before Sunday's match against Juventus in …

Body Art of Victory: Ryder Cup captains contemplate tattoos

Sep 23 2021

Ryder Cup victory could leave an indelible mark on either European captain Padraig Harrington or his US counterpart …

'Courage' called for as Kissinger's team Fuerth host Bayern Munich

Sep 23 2021

Bayern Munich may have accumulated 31 German titles and six European crowns in their glorious history but Friday's …

Koepka Ryder Cup ready despite injuries

Sep 23 2021

Brooks Koepka says he enjoys the Ryder Cup despite its differences from a typical golf week and the American vows he's …

Top-ranked Rahm alive to Spain's Ryder Cup legacy

Sep 23 2021

Jon Rahm is hoping the game that propelled him to the US Open title and the top of the world rankings will help him join …

Joshua says he would even fight King Kong ahead of Usyk bout

Sep 23 2021

Anthony Joshua said he would be happy to take on any opponent -- even King Kong -- stressing he had no intention of …

Rooney pledges to stay with troubled Derby

Sep 23 2021

Wayne Rooney has vowed to stay with troubled Derby County after the Championship club were hit with a 12-point penalty …

Cycling veteran Nibali returns to Astana 'family'

Sep 23 2021

Veteran Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali is to leave Trek-Segafredo and return to the Astana team where his vast …

Miami Grand Prix to make F1 debut in 2022

Sep 23 2021

The first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami will take place on May 8, 2022, organisers said in a statement Thursday.

Rugby World Cup winner Thompson pledges brain for head trauma research

Sep 23 2021

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson, who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, has pledged to donate his brain …

Hamilton denies exaggerating injury, says he wants fair fight

Sep 23 2021

Lewis Hamilton on Thursday dismissed rivals' suggestions that he exaggerated his injuries after the Italian Grand Prix …

Football must do more than just take knee to combat racism: Lukaku

Sep 23 2021

Romelu Lukaku says football must take "stronger" action in the fight against racism, questioning the impact of players …

Coman returns to Bayern Munich training after heart surgery

Sep 23 2021

France winger Kingsley Coman returned to training with Bayern Munich on Thursday just days after undergoing heart …

'No special deals' for England cricketers heading to Australia: PM

Sep 23 2021

England cricketers heading to Australia for the Ashes this year will get "no special deals" allowing their families to …

Rwanda poised to host cycling's 2025 world road race championships

Sep 23 2021

Cycling's road race world championships look set to take place in Africa for the first time in 2025, with the sport's …

Italian football club Genoa sold to US investment firm

Sep 23 2021

Genoa announced on Thursday they have been bought by American private equity fund 777 Partners for a reported 150 …

Springboks to avoid British quarantine with France stop-over

Sep 23 2021

South Africa will spend 11 days in France in October to avoid quarantine before three Tests in Britain, the organisers …

Australia pursue three in a row against wounded Pumas

Sep 23 2021

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has urged his team to stay focused as they eye three wins in a row for the first time since …

Mick Schumacher to race for Haas in 2022

Sep 23 2021

Mick Schumacher will continue to race for the Haas team in the 2022 Formula One season, it was confirmed Thursday.

Afghan women taekwondo fighters feel defeated by Taliban

Sep 23 2021

Zarghunna Noori has always been a fighter, but the 22-year-old taekwondo champion -- who dreamt of representing …

Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance

Sep 23 2021

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on Thursday questioned new World Rugby guidance capping how much full-contact training teams …

Rising star Leota earns Wallabies run-on debut as Argentina loom

Sep 23 2021

Flanker Rob Leota will make his run-on debut as Australia look to inflict more pain on Argentina in Townsville on …

Hamilton hoping to end frustrating pursuit of 100th win in Russia

Sep 23 2021

Lewis Hamilton will be seeking to exploit every advantage he can find this weekend as he bids for an unprecedented and …

New Zealand recall big guns for Springboks clash

Sep 23 2021

New Zealand will return to full strength for the historic 100th Test match between the All Blacks and South Africa on …

Flamengo edge towards Libertadores final as Barcelona downed

Sep 23 2021

Brazilian giants Flamengo took a huge stride towards the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday, dominating Ecuadoran club …

Rookies bring impressive resumes to Ryder Cup

Sep 23 2021

The United States are counting on six Ryder Cup rookies with impressive golf resumes as they try to wrest the coveted …

Lewandowski drops hint on future as Bayern head to bottom side Fuerth

Sep 23 2021

Robert Lewandowski has hinted he could finish his career at Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga leaders prepare for Friday's …

Man Utd crash out of League Cup, Spurs, Chelsea advance

Sep 23 2021

Manchester United crashed out of the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side …

Asensio bags hat-trick as Real Madrid hit Mallorca for six

Sep 22 2021

Marco Asensio scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid on Wednesday against Mallorca, his boyhood club, as Madrid …

Hakimi heroics maintain Messi-less PSG's 100% start

Sep 22 2021

Achraf Hakimi's dramatic injury-time winner rescued Paris Saint-Germain a 2-1 victory at bottom club Metz on Wednesday …

Hernandez helps Milan join leaders Inter, Juve get first win of season

Sep 22 2021

AC Milan moved level with Serie A leaders Inter Milan on Wednesday thanks to a Theo Hernandez-inspired 2-0 win over …

Murray into first ATP quarter-final in two years

Sep 22 2021

Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first ATP quarter-final in two years on Wednesday with a straight sets …

Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells

Sep 22 2021

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from next month's rescheduled ATP/WTA Indian Wells tournament in …

Sixers coach Rivers wants Simmons to stay

Sep 22 2021

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers confirmed Wednesday that unsettled guard Ben Simmons had requested a move from the …

Murray into first ATP quarter-final of 2021 in Metz

Sep 22 2021

Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first ATP quarter-final of the season on Wednesday with a straight sets …

Juve squeeze past Spezia to earn first Serie A win of season

Sep 22 2021

Juventus pulled themselves out of the Serie A relegation zone on Wednesday after earning their first league victory of …

Women's skateboarding soars in Brazil after Tokyo Olympics

Sep 22 2021

When she saw 13-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal win silver in the first-ever street skateboarding competition at the …

French champions Lille claim second win of season

Sep 22 2021

Struggling Ligue 1 champions Lille held on to beat Reims 2-1 on Wednesday to claim just their second win of the season, …

US tries to win back Ryder Cup as Europe seeks upset

Sep 22 2021

An American squad featuring nine of the world's 11 top-ranked golfers tries to reclaim the Ryder Cup from Europe this …

'Postman' Poulter aims to deliver again for Europe

Sep 22 2021

England's Ian Poulter, dubbed "The Postman" for his consistent ability to deliver for Europe, says there's no secret to …

Monaco GP stripped back to three days as 23 races planned for 2022

Sep 22 2021

The 2022 Monaco Grand Prix will fall into line with the other races on the calendar and take place over three days …

CONCACAF launch probe over Suriname vice-president game

Sep 22 2021

CONCACAF said Wednesday it had opened a disciplinary investigation in the wake of Suriname vice-president Ronnie …

UEFA raises 'serious concerns' about FIFA plans for biennial World Cup

Sep 22 2021

UEFA on Wednesday said it still has "serious concerns" about FIFA's controversial proposal to hold the World Cup every …

Say 'cheese': European Ryder Cuppers court Wisconsin fans

Sep 22 2021

Europe launch their Ryder Cup title defense in hostile territory on Friday, but on Wednesday they found a way to get on …

Martin ends career in style as Germany win mixed relay time-trial

Sep 22 2021

Tony Martin ended his career in style on Wednesday after helping Germany to win the mixed relay time-trial title at …

Germany wins mixed gender world time-trial title

Sep 22 2021

Tony Martin ended his career with a bang on Wednesday after helping Germany to win the men's and women's relay …

Rooney's Derby deducted 12 points after entering administration

Sep 22 2021

Wayne Rooney's Derby County have been deducted 12 points by the English Football League after entering administration on …

England boss Jones confirms he will step down after Rugby World Cup

Sep 22 2021

Eddie Jones has confirmed the 2023 World Cup will be his final campaign as England coach, saying he has "never been so …

Former West Indies cricketer Samuels charged under corruption code

Sep 22 2021

Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels was Wednesday charged under the International Cricket Council's …

Kenyan marathon star Mary Keitany retires at 39

Sep 22 2021

Kenya's three-time London marathon and four-time New York marathon winner Mary Keitany announced her retirement on …

Premier League clubs set to trial safe-standing areas

Sep 22 2021

Premier League and Championship clubs will be able to offer licensed standing areas from January 1 as part of a pilot …

Under-fire Koeman refuses to answer questions in Barca press conference

Sep 22 2021

Barcelona's under-pressure coach Ronald Koeman delivered a bizarre press conference on Wednesday as he read a …