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Minnows Equatorial Guinea win shoot-out to set up clash with Senegal

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Santiago Eneme scored the decisive penalty as minnows Equatorial Guinea edged Mali 6-5 in a shoot-out after a drab 0-0 …

Barty targets first final as Australian Open down to last four

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World number one Ashleigh Barty will look to reach her first Australian Open final Thursday but is wary of "exceptional …

Salah takes Egypt through on penalties as two Cup of Nations matches moved

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Mohamed Salah scored the decisive penalty as Egypt beat the Ivory Coast in a shoot-out on Wednesday to advance to the …

Salah scores decisive penalty as Egypt beat Ivory Coast in shoot-out

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Mohamed Salah scored the decisive spot-kick as record seven-time champions Egypt beat the Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties …

Salah scores decisive penalty as Egypt beat Ivory Coast on penalties

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Mohamed Salah scored the decisive spot-kick as record seven-time champions Egypt beat the Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties …

Infantino says biennial World Cup can 'give hope' to potential migrants

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino seemed to establish a link on Wednesday between his plan for a World Cup every two years …

Super Bowl guests to be given KN95 masks

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All attendees at next month's Super Bowl will be provided with KN95 masks and reminded to wear face coverings at all …

CAF moves two Cup of Nations games from Douala to Yaounde

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Two Africa Cup of Nations matches will be relocated from Japoma Stadium in Douala to Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, …

Everton target Pereira defends record amid fan unrest

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Everton managerial candidate Vitor Pereira has defended his record amid fan protests at the prospect of the Portuguese …

McIlroy urges golf to avoid being 'moralistic' on Saudi event

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Rory McIlroy, who is back at the Dubai Desert Classic for the first time since 2018, said Wednesday that the European …

Hodgson confident of pulling off another great escape at Watford

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Former England boss Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday he believes he is capable of pulling off the "massive challenge" of …

Wolves sign South Korea's Hwang Hee-chan on permanent deal

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Wolves have exercised their option to buy South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan on a permanent deal when his loan from RB …

Mancini 'curious to see' what recalled Balotelli can offer

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Mario Balotelli has been recalled for an Italy training camp this week so that coach Roberto Mancini, speaking on …

Covid-hit France captain Dupont 'doing well', could return for Six Nations

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France head coach Fabien Galthie said on Wednesday captain Antoine Dupont is "doing well" after contracting coronavirus …

Welsh regional issues 'not ideal' for Pivac before Six Nations

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said on Wednesday his squad's fitness problems, lack of playing time and poor recent …

Italy coach Crowley keeping tabs on Lynagh and Lozowski

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Italy coach Kieran Crowley has spoken with English Premiership backs Louis Lynagh and Alex Lozowski about their …

Medvedev mounts astonishing comeback after Tsitsipas romps into semis

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Men's title favourite Daniil Medvedev fought back from the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday to reach the Australian …

Medvedev fights back from the brink to reach Open semi

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Russia's second seed Daniil Medvedev staged a stirring comeback from two sets down Wednesday to reel in Canadian …

Bayern Munich confirm departure of Suele at end of season

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Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn confirmed Wednesday that Germany centre-back Niklas Suele will leave at the end of the …

English cricket comes under fresh fire over racism

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English cricket is back in the firing line over racism in the game after "stereotypical" and "outdated" views were …

Carbery boosts Ireland, Henderson only doubt for Wales Six Nations opener

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Experienced lock Iain Henderson is the only injury doubt for Ireland's opening Six Nations match at home to champions …

Captain Biggar says Ireland opener key to Wales' Six Nations hopes

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Wales captain Dan Biggar said on Wednesday he believes a testing tournament opener at Ireland will be central to his …

Djokovic to play in Dubai after vaccine controversy: reports

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Unvaccinated world number one Novak Djokovic has signed up to play at next month's ATP Dubai tennis tournament, reports …

'Massive blow' for England as captain Farrell out of Six Nations

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England captain Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the entire Six Nations with an ankle injury, coach Eddie Jones said …

Winter Olympics threatened by climate change, says report

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Climate change is threatening the future of the Winter Olympics, reducing the number of suitable venues for the event …

Marquez sights set on Sepang after double vision cured

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Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will take part in next week's pre-season testing in Sepang after recovering …

England captain Farrell out of entire Six Nations

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England captain Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the entire Six Nations with an ankle injury, coach Eddie Jones said …

Dazzling Tsitsipas 'in the zone' as he steamrollers Sinner

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Stefanos Tsitsipas said he was "in the zone" after producing his best match of the tournament to demolish Jannik Sinner …

Injured Polish luger defies 'dark thoughts' at Beijing Olympics

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A Polish luger who feared his Beijing 2022 dreams were over when he was seriously injured testing the Olympic track will …

Barty wary of 'exceptional' Keys, Collins ready for 'strong' Swiatek

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Ashleigh Barty is wary of "exceptional athlete" Madison Keys but the resurgent American knows she will need more than …

Swiatek proud of Slam fightback as she sets up Collins semi

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Iga Swiatek said she was proud of how she battled from a set down to make her maiden Australian Open semi-final …

Chinese trauma doctors perfect ski skills for Olympics

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Undeterred by the heavy medical bags on their backs, a group of Chinese doctors zipped down a steep ski slope, part of a …

Swiatek, Collins beat heat to reach semis, Medvedev needs cool head

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Danielle Collins and Iga Swiatek will meet in the Australian Open semi-finals after vastly contrasting wins in the last …

Terrific Tsitsipas demolishes Sinner to reach semi-finals

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Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into his third Australian Open semi-final with a blistering straight-sets victory over Jannik …

Japan can overcome injuries in World Cup qualifiers: Minamino

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Japan can overcome losing half their defence to injury and take a big step towards World Cup qualification this week, …

Poland's pigeon fanciers eye moving up the pecking order

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Opening one of his many cages, Michal Trojczak watches proudly as more than 70 dusty-blue pigeons take flight, soaring …

Fitter, stronger and pain-free, Collins makes Australian Open semis

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A resurgent Danielle Collins said feeling herself again after difficult surgery, coupled with improved strength and …

China restricts activists' social media ahead of Olympics

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Human rights activists and some academics in China have had their WeChat messaging app accounts restricted in recent …

Swiatek downs veteran Kanepi to make Australian Open semi-finals

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Iga Swiatek came from a set down to make her maiden Australian Open semi-final Wednesday by battling past gutsy veteran …

Shanghai grannies knit love and pride into Olympic bouquets

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When Olympic champions at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games are handed their customary bouquets on the medal stand, no one …

'Need to be so strong': Cornet has new respect for Slam champions

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Alize Cornet said she has "eternal respect" for Grand Slam champions after her Australian Open exit Wednesday -- and now …

Staal headlines Team Canada for Beijing Olympics

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Eric Staal headlined the list of players named by Hockey Canada on Tuesday to represent the country in the men's hockey …

Collins beats Cornet to make Australian Open semi-final

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Danielle Collins swept into the last four of the Australian Open Wednesday to match her feat from 2019 and shatter …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal 'conscious' after surgery for bus crash injuries

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Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was "conscious" a day after the Colombian cycling star underwent emergency …

African football boss blames closed gate for Cup of Nations tragedy

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African football supremo Patrice Motsepe says an "inexplicable" decision to keep an entry gate closed was responsible …

Salah and Haller go head to head as African heavyweights clash

Jan 25 2022

Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie between Egypt and the Ivory Coast brings together two of the continent's …

Martial completes loan switch from Man Utd to Sevilla

Jan 25 2022

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has completed a six-month loan move to Sevilla, the clubs announced on …

'Reset' Johnson aims to bounce back after winless 2021

Jan 25 2022

A recharged Dustin Johnson will make his 2022 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in California on Wednesday hoping to …

Strasser takes third World Cup win as Pinturault drops out again

Jan 25 2022

German skier Linus Strasser won the last slalom on the World Cup programme before the Olympic Games, in Schladming on …

Hakimi fires Morocco into quarter-finals after Malawi scare

Jan 25 2022

Achraf Hakimi scored a brilliant free-kick to send Morocco through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations …

Saints coach Payton steps down after 15 seasons: reports

Jan 25 2022

Long-serving New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is stepping down after 15 seasons with the franchise, multiple …

Juventus in 70m euro move for rising star Vlahovic: reports

Jan 25 2022

Italian giants Juventus are close to signing Fiorentina's rampaging 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic, Italian media …

Marler out of training squad in latest England blow

Jan 25 2022

England suffered another setback in their Six Nations preparations when Joe Marler withdrew from their training squad on …

Former England boss Hodgson takes charge at Watford

Jan 25 2022

Watford appointed former England boss Roy Hodgson as their third manager of the season on Tuesday following the …

Mane ends goal drought as Senegal overcome nine-man Cape Verde

Jan 25 2022

Liverpool star Sadio Mane ended a 243-minute Senegal goal drought by scoring in a 2-0 win over nine-man Cape Verde in a …

First blood to Jakobsen in Schladming as Pinturault drops out again

Jan 25 2022

Swedish skier Kristoffer Jakobsen dominated the first round of the World Cup slalom in Schladming on Tuesday, the last …

Denmark's Eriksen starts comeback training with Ajax

Jan 25 2022

Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who went into cardiac arrest at last year's European Championships, is training …

Brady says family will decide future amid retirement talk

Jan 25 2022

Tom Brady says family consideration will play a big part in determining his future as speculation builds that the NFL …

Success of US transgender woman swimmer sparks controversy

Jan 25 2022

Lia Thomas has made a splash in US collegiate women's swimming with her dominant performances for the University of …

Football reacts to Olembe Stadium Cup of Nations tragedy

Jan 25 2022

Eight people died and 38 injured as fans attempted to enter the Olembe Stadium where hosts Cameroon were playing the …

Game's up: Egyptian arrested for taking footballer's place at exam

Jan 25 2022

A young Egyptian man scored an own goal by pretending to take a university exam for professional footballer Mostafa …

Hector stays on track with giant slalom victory

Jan 25 2022

Sara Hector survived a scare midway through her second run to edge Petra Vlhova to win the giant slalom in Kronplatz, …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal undergoes 'successful' surgery after bus crash

Jan 25 2022

Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was recovering from emergency surgery for multiple injuries in a Colombian …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, no stopping Barty

Jan 25 2022

Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

Berrettini makes history by reaching Australian Open semi-finals

Jan 25 2022

Matteo Berrettini created tennis history by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a rollercoaster …

AFCON quarter-final moved to another stadium after deadly crush

Jan 25 2022

The Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final due to be played at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde will be switched to another …

Nadal 'destroyed physically' by epic Shapovalov win to reach semis

Jan 25 2022

An ailing Rafael Nadal said he was "destroyed physically" by his gritty five-set quarter-final win over Denis Shapovalov …

Germany defender Suele poised to leave Bayern Munich - reports

Jan 25 2022

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are set to lose Niklas Suele at the end of the season, with the Germany defender …

Injured US skier Breezy Johnson pulls out of Olympics

Jan 25 2022

US skier Breezy Johnson announced her withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after a recent knee injury dashed …

China's Xi meets IOC chief Bach ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 25 2022

China's President Xi Jinping had a rare pandemic-era encounter with a foreign visitor Tuesday when he met with Olympic …

Major football stadium tragedies

Jan 25 2022

The crush that killed eight people and left dozens injured prior to Monday's Africa Cup of Nations last 16 match between …

Neymar Netflix series preview attracts streaming legions

Jan 25 2022

A live preview for a Netflix documentary on Brazilian soccer star Neymar attracted more than 500,000 streaming views on …

Brazilian surfer Medina announces mental health break

Jan 25 2022

Brazilian surfing world champion Gabriel Medina announced on Monday he will take a break from competing for …

Problem-solving Barty on road to another Slam title

Jan 25 2022

Ashleigh Barty said Tuesday she was having fun "problem-solving" on court after accelerating her march towards a maiden …

Ruthless Barty made Pegula feel 'helpless'

Jan 25 2022

Jessica Pegula admitted Tuesday she felt "helpless" against ruthless world number one Ashleigh Barty, saying she "plays …

Eight dead in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

Jan 25 2022

Eight people were killed and dozens more injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium ahead of an Africa …

Shapovalov slams Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe

Jan 25 2022

A fuming Denis Shapovalov slammed Rafael Nadal for receiving preferential time treatment after losing to the Spanish …

Top seed Barty crushes Pegula to make Australian Open semis

Jan 25 2022

Ashleigh Barty accelerated her march towards a maiden Australian Open title Tuesday with a straight-sets masterclass …

Ban to be lifted on Malaysian badminton ace

Jan 25 2022

Malaysian badminton ace Lee Zii Jia and officials struck a deal Tuesday to lift a ban imposed on the world number seven …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, Keys ousts Krejcikova

Jan 25 2022

Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

Ailing Nadal survives Shapovalov thriller to reach semis

Jan 25 2022

Rafael Nadal moved to within two matches of a record 21st Grand Slam title with a dogfight five-set quarter-final win …

Snowboarder Hirano ready to express himself at Beijing Games

Jan 25 2022

Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano said Tuesday he wants to "express" himself and "have no regrets" at next month's …

Australian Open to allow 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

Jan 25 2022

Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig …

Keys banks on experience after surging into Australian Open semis

Jan 25 2022

A resurgent Madison Keys said Tuesday she was a different person to the one that lost an Australian Open semi-final in …

Keys unlocks Krejcikova as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

Jan 25 2022

Madison Keys continued her impeccable start to the 2022 season with a straight-sets destruction of fourth seed Barbora …

Eight dead, 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

Jan 25 2022

Eight people were killed and about 50 injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium Monday ahead of an …

Keys upsets Krejcikova for first Australian Open semi since 2015

Jan 25 2022

A resurgent Madison Keys reached her first Australian Open semi-final since 2015 with another big upset to down French …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal 'stable' after bus accident

Jan 25 2022

Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was "conscious" and "stable" in hospital following a training accident with a …

Art and tears: Skate star Hanyu inspires diehard fans

Jan 25 2022

Few athletes inspire devotion quite like figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, whose fans follow his every move, spend fortunes …

'Half a dozen dead' in Cup of Nations stadium crush: Cameroon state media

Jan 25 2022

At least half a dozen people were killed and many more injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium Monday, …

Barty, Krejcikova target semi showdown as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

Jan 25 2022

Ashleigh Barty and Barbora Krejcikova can stay on course for a high-class semi-final collision, while Rafael Nadal looks …

Cameroon into AFCON quarters despite Comoros heroics, Gambia win

Jan 24 2022

Hosts Cameroon set up an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Gambia but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over a …

Joshua denies £15m pay-off to step aside for Fury-Osyk

Jan 24 2022

Anthony Joshua said Monday "I'm in control of my own destiny" as he insisted reports he had agreed a £15 million ($20 …

AFCON hosts Cameroon labour to beat Comoros side deprived of goalkeeper

Jan 24 2022

Hosts Cameroon are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over …

Tonga star Hurrell keen to help volcano victims

Jan 24 2022

Tonga rugby league international Konrad Hurrell said Monday his family had escaped the worst of a volcanic eruption as …

Team GB skater Kersten hopes he has right Olympic blend

Jan 24 2022

British long track speed skater Cornelius Kersten's "beautiful journey" to his first Olympic Games is inextricably …

Olympic gold medallist Csollany dies from Covid aged 51

Jan 24 2022

Hungary's 2000 Olympics gold medal winning gymnast Szilveszter Csollany has died of Covid-19 aged 51, local authorities …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal to undergo surgery after bus crash

Jan 24 2022

Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal is to undergo an operation after suffering multiple injuries in a training …

England recall Ford to Six Nations squad for injured captain Farrell

Jan 24 2022

George Ford has a chance to revive his international career after being called up on Monday into England's training …

Musa Barrow takes lowly Gambia to AFCON quarter-finals

Jan 24 2022

Star forward Musa Barrow scored on 71 minutes to take debutants Gambia, the lowest ranked team at the Africa Cup of …

NFL overtime rules under fire after Chiefs-Bills thriller

Jan 24 2022

The National Football League's overtime rules faced renewed scrutiny on Monday in the wake of the Kansas City Chiefs' …

Ranieri sacked as Watford manager after just 14 games

Jan 24 2022

Watford manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked on Monday after only 14 games in charge of the Premier League strugglers.