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Beterbiev stops Gvozdyk to unify two titles

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Artur Beterbiev unified boxing's light heavyweight division on Friday with a 10th round stoppage of Oleksandr Gvozdyk in …

Yankees strike early against Astros, stay alive in MLB playoffs

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DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks homered as New York rocked star Houston pitcher Justin Verlander for four runs in the first …

'It's finally here' - Rugby World Cup comes to crunch with quarter-finals

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England take on Australia and defending champions New Zealand play Ireland as the Rugby World Cup in Japan suddenly gets …

High-tempo Japan hoping for Springbok deja vu

AFP - 1h ago

Japan's "unique" brand of high-tempo attacking rugby will face the acid test when it runs up against the blitz defence …

Brooks Koepka pulls out of CJ Cup with knee injury

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Defending champion Brooks Koepka withdrew from the CJ Cup in South Korea before the third round on Saturday citing a …

Ghosts of 2011: Wales have World Cup score to settle against France

AFP - 3h ago

Wales will try to banish the ghosts of 2011 and France will attempt to right a more recent reverse when the two sides …

Murray into first semi-final since 2017 Roland Garros

Oct 18 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first semi-final since the 2017 French Open with a battling three-set …

US PGA Tour issues 12-week ban to Every for drugs of abuse

Oct 18 2019

American golfer Matt Every was issued a three-month suspension Friday by the US PGA Tour for violating its conduct …

US trainer Hollendorfer banned from Breeders' Cup

Oct 18 2019

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, banned from Santa Anita this year amid a spate of horse deaths will be barred …

'Put players in fridge': Guardiola concerned by Man City's December schedule

Oct 18 2019

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City will need to spend "two days in the fridge" to cope with their gruelling Christmas …

Di Maria, Mbappe guide PSG past nine-man Nice

Oct 18 2019

Angel Di Maria grabbed two goals while Kylian Mbappe struck on his return from injury as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-1 at …

Leverkusen blow chance to go top with Frankfurt loss

Oct 18 2019

Goncalo Paciencia scored twice in the first half as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Friday to deny the …

Colsaerts jumps into tie for French Open lead

Oct 18 2019

Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts took a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the French Open on Friday with South African …

Greenwood signs new contract with Man Utd

Oct 18 2019

Manchester United's promising teenage striker Mason Greenwood signed a new contract with the struggling Premier League …

Matip signs new Liverpool contract

Oct 18 2019

Liverpool defender Joel Matip signed a long-term contract extension with the Premier League leaders on Friday.

Bulgaria coach quits after racism row at England match

Oct 18 2019

Bulgaria's coach quit Friday over the 6-0 loss to England in a Euro 2020 qualifier which was overshadowed by racist …

Russian winger Zykov hit with 20-game NHL doping ban

Oct 18 2019

Vegas Golden Knights winger Valentin Zykov has been suspended 20 games without pay by the National Hockey League for a …

Chiefs star Mahomes sidelined at least three weeks: reports

Oct 18 2019

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a dislocated right kneecap and will miss at least three weeks of the …

Barcelona and Real Madrid agree new date after Clasico postponed due to protests

Oct 18 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid have agreed a new date of December 18 for the Clasico after Spain's biggest football match was …

Guardiola calls for European help to ease Catalan crisis

Oct 18 2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called for European intervention to ease tensions in his native Catalonia …

Modric and Bale to miss Madrid trip to Mallorca

Oct 18 2019

Real Madrid will be without both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric for this weekend's Liga match against Real Mallorca, …

Barcelona, Real Madrid eye Dec 18 date for postponed Clasico

Oct 18 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid appear set to agree December 18 as the date for a rearranged Clasico after Spain's biggest …

Klopp keen to make Man Utd wait for turnaround

Oct 18 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester United will turn their floundering fortunes around, but wants to make …

Premier League launches BAME advisory group

Oct 18 2019

The Premier League has launched an advisory panel to give a platform for black, Asian and minority ethnic players and …

Liverpool match can spark Man Utd revival, says Solskjaer

Oct 18 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the visit of rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday could …

Barcelona, Madrid Clasico postponed over Catalonia protests

Oct 18 2019

The Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, Spain's biggest football match, has been postponed due to protests in …

Five more held over racist abuse at England match in Bulgaria

Oct 18 2019

Five more Bulgarian football fans were detained for taking part in racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England …

The Queen and I: Champions Day a roaring success for Sheikh Fahad

Oct 18 2019

Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, the driving force behind British Champions Day at Ascot, says he will never forget Queen …

Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race, says Van Dijk

Oct 18 2019

Liverpool have nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight …

Champion Marquez begins 2020 build-up in Japan

Oct 18 2019

With his sixth MotoGP world title already secured, Marc Marquez will head into this weekend's Japanese race already …

Henderson blitzes Shanghai to take half-way lead

Oct 18 2019

Brooke Henderson aced the par-three second hole on Friday to ignite an eight-under round of 64 and take a two-stroke …

China demanded firing of Rockets exec: NBA chief

Oct 18 2019

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA …

Mickelson impossible: Lefty almost aces 353-yard par four

Oct 18 2019

Phil Mickelson came within a whisker Friday of an amazing new chapter in his storied career when he was a fraction from …

Thomas leads CJ Cup with 'very easy 63' on Koepka's day to forget

Oct 18 2019

Justin Thomas shot a stunning nine-under 63 Friday on Jeju Island to take control of the CJ Cup from home favourite An …

Rugby World Cup: Wales v France quarter-final match-ups

Oct 18 2019

Three head-to-heads for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Wales and France in Oita on Sunday:

French concussion rules would have sidelined Biggar, says Brunel

Oct 18 2019

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar would have been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final with France under French …

'Industrial scale' slaughter of Australian racehorses revealed

Oct 18 2019

Thousands of retired Australian racehorses are being secretly killed on an "industrial scale", with their meat shipped …

'Front-foot' England ready to go the distance, warns Youngs

Oct 18 2019

England's rocky recent World Cup record will count for nothing when they lock horns with fierce rivals Australia in …

Wales' Biggar recovers from second head knock to play France

Oct 18 2019

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was passed fit and picked to play the quarter-final against France on Friday after recovering …

South Africa's Du Plessis looks to 'bat big' in final Test

Oct 18 2019

Skipper Faf du Plessis hopes to "bat big" as South Africa look to salvage some honour in their final game against India …

Astros down Yankees 8-3 to reach brink of World Series berth

Oct 18 2019

George Springer and Carlos Correa hit three-run homers as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 8-3 on Thursday …

'Mass slaughter' of Australian racehorses rocks industry

Oct 18 2019

Australia's thoroughbred industry was reeling Friday after an investigation revealed the mass, and sometimes inhumane, …

'Toothy' England ready to go the distance, warns Youngs

Oct 18 2019

England's rocky recent World Cup record will count for nothing when they lock horns with fierce rivals Australia in …

From Bodyline to Ballymore: England, Australia's long sporting rivalry

Oct 18 2019

When England face Australia in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita it will be the latest chapter in a …

Samurai time as England, Australia set for 'do or die' clash

Oct 18 2019

Rival coaches Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika have both sprung selection surprises heading into a "do or die" World Cup …

China asked NBA to fire Rockets exec over Hong Kong tweet: Silver

Oct 18 2019

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA …

'More nerves' - All Blacks say tiny margins could make difference against Ireland

Oct 18 2019

Defending world champions New Zealand are ready to conquer their quarter-final nerves and seize the slightest …

Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

Oct 18 2019

Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in …

Liverpool eye more misery for Man Utd as Man City, Spurs seek fresh start

Oct 18 2019

Liverpool can rub more salt into Manchester United wounds with a first victory at Old Trafford in five years on Sunday, …

Rams, Cowboys look to stop the rot

Oct 18 2019

The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams will attempt to get their faltering seasons back on track on Sunday after a run …

Balding hopes to deliver Power surge on Champions Day

Oct 18 2019

Leicester City's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha achieved a fairytale Premier League title success but he also had …

British forward Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 17 2019

Luol Deng, who made a journey from South Sudan to NBA stardom, is calling it quits after a 15-year career after signing …

World champ Chen seeks third straight Skate America crown

Oct 17 2019

Two-time reigning world champion Nathan Chen goes for a third consecutive Skate America title when the opening event of …

NBA boss Silver says losses in China row 'substantial'

Oct 17 2019

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has suffered "substantial" losses following its dispute with …

Lampard joins calls to abandon Champions League reforms

Oct 17 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes the Champions League format should not be changed if the quality of the …

Murray sweeps into quarter-finals at Antwerp

Oct 17 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray cruised into the quarter-finals at Antwerp on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of …

Man City bemoan unfair advantage over festive fixtures

Oct 17 2019

Manchester City believe the sporting integrity of the Premier League has been compromised by the scheduling of a hectic …

'Moments when he won't score': Bayern play down Lewandowski catching Mueller 40-goal mark

Oct 17 2019

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac cooled the hype over star striker Robert Lewandowski hunting down Gerd Mueller's …

Coetzee, Fox tied for French Open lead

Oct 17 2019

South African George Coetzee and New Zealand's Ryan Fox claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the French …

UEFA to hear racism charges against Bulgaria fans October 28

Oct 17 2019

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin's promise to wage war on stadium racists will be put to the test when charges of monkey …

Arsenal's Ozil opens up on car-jacking ordeal, racist abuse with Germany

Oct 17 2019

Mesut Ozil has opened up about being at the centre of an attempted car-jacking and his explosive resignation from the …

Barca's Valverde confident Catalan protests won't affect Clasico

Oct 17 2019

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Thursday he believes next weekend's 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid will go ahead …

Arsenal's Emery hails 'improved' Ozil but makes no promises

Oct 17 2019

Arsenal manager Unai Emery praised an "improved" Mesut Ozil but refused to give any guarantees Thursday of a recall …

Racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums: FIFA boss

Oct 17 2019

Racists must be "kicked out" of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday as he pressed for a worldwide …

Garcia searching for smiles as fans revolt against Lyon appointment

Oct 17 2019

Rudi Garcia begins his reign as Lyon manager on Saturday with what should be a simple task against lowly Dijon, as he …

Man Utd lose Pogba, De Gea for Liverpool clash

Oct 17 2019

Manchester United's hopes of upsetting the odds against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday suffered a fresh blow …

Pochettino rules out big changes at Tottenham in January

Oct 17 2019

Mauricio Pochettino does not want to make major changes at Tottenham in the January transfer window despite a poor start …

Bulgaria teen indicted over England match racist abuse

Oct 17 2019

A Bulgarian teenager was indicted for "grave hooliganism" while four others were fined and received stadium bans over …

Minnows chasing 'dream' in World T20 qualifiers marred by corruption charges

Oct 17 2019

Cricket's lesser lights, including Jersey and Nigeria, are chasing a "dream" as qualifying for next year's T20 World Cup …

Thunberg sets an example to teenage tennis star Gauff

Oct 17 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is leading a changing of the established order in how the young are now …

Aussie To'omua takes pot shots at England ahead of showdown

Oct 17 2019

Australian playmaker Matt To'omua has sledged England's players for their poor snooker skills and a reluctance to buy a …

Watford saved me, says rock legend Elton John

Oct 17 2019

British rock legend Elton John says Watford football club were his unlikely saviour as he experienced the "worst period …

Solskjaer '100 percent sure' Man Utd have right structure

Oct 17 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "100 percent sure" that the club has the right structure in place and …

Federer to play French Open next year

Oct 17 2019

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said Thursday he will play the French Open in Paris next year.

Viktor Hovland sets PGA Tour scoring record at CJ Cup

Oct 17 2019

Rising star Viktor Hovland set a PGA Tour record in the opening round of the CJ Cup in South Korea Thursday when he shot …

Japanese officials surprised by plans to relocate 2020 marathon

Oct 17 2019

Japanese officials have been caught by surprise at an International Olympic Committee plan to move the Tokyo 2020 …

'Fearless' Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Oct 17 2019

Australia coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named teen sensation Jordan Petaia in his starting side to face England in …

No doubting: Thomas would pick fit Tiger Woods '100 times out of 100'

Oct 17 2019

Justin Thomas said Thursday a fit Tiger Woods should be on the US Presidents Cup team "100 times out of 100" as the …

Henshaw in as Ireland face 'host of challenges' against All Blacks

Oct 17 2019

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw will replace banned centre Bundee Aki for their World Cup quarter-final against defending …

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v Ireland quarter-final match-ups

Oct 17 2019

Three head-to-heads for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between defending champions New Zealand and Ireland on …

IOC defends plan to move 2020 marathon to Sapporo

Oct 17 2019

The IOC has defended a plan to move the 2020 marathon and race walking sports to northern Japan over heat fears, as …

Air New Zealand offers 'safety tips' to Irish rugby fans

Oct 17 2019

Air New Zealand has offered Irish rugby fans some tongue-in-cheek "safety tips" before the countries face off in the …

Koepka saves best till last, local hero An leads at CJ Cup

Oct 17 2019

Defending champion Brooks Koepka needed a late eagle to card a three-under par first round at the CJ Cup on Thursday but …

Kohli hot on Smith's heels as India eye clean sweep

Oct 17 2019

On-song Virat Kohli is looking to topple Aussie run machine Steve Smith in the international batting rankings as India …

England bench 'disappointed' Ford for World Cup quarter-final against Australia

Oct 17 2019

England coach Eddie Jones insisted fly-half George Ford has a "significant role to play" on Thursday after he dropped …

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Oct 17 2019

Japanese police were investigating on Thursday after Uruguay players at the Rugby World Cup allegedly damaged property …

Surreal North v South Korea football match 'like war'

Oct 17 2019

South Korea's footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium …

World Rugby apologises over Uruguay 'bar incident'

Oct 17 2019

World Rugby said Thursday they had apologised to a bar in the Japanese city of Kumamoto after a "disappointing" incident …

Nigeria need record victory to avoid CHAN humiliation

Oct 17 2019

Nigeria coach Imama Amapakabo has urged his squad to forget a 4-1 first leg drubbing in Togo and create African Nations …

Historic marathon adds to Ineos' growing sporting portfolio

Oct 17 2019

When Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna this month, his …

'Idiot' Marsh set to miss Pakistan Test after punching wall

Oct 17 2019

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the opening Test against Pakistan after fracturing his right hand punching a …

'It was like war': S.Korea slams N.Korean players' aggression in black-out clash

Oct 17 2019

South Korea's Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a "very …

US boxer Day dies from brain injuries: promoter

Oct 17 2019

American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles …

AC Milan suffer record 146 million euro losses - reports

Oct 16 2019

Troubled former Italian footballing giants AC Milan have suffered record losses, according to reports in Italy on …

UAE captain Naveed charged with corruption on eve of world T20 qualifiers

Oct 16 2019

United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was on Wednesday charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 …

Soul-searching goes on for US after Canada shock

Oct 16 2019

Two years after the seismic shock of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States men's soccer team is …

For Lewis Hamilton, social media backlash is familiar feeling

Oct 16 2019

Even though he deleted the pro-vegan post that started the trouble, Lewis Hamilton continued to be the centre of social …

Maddon named Angels manager

Oct 16 2019

Former Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon was named as the new manager of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, returning to …

Germany's Demme named in RB Leipzig's eSports team

Oct 16 2019

RB Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme will be swapping his boots for a control pad when he joins the club's four-man eSports …

Yankees-Astros playoff clash postponed over weather fears

Oct 16 2019

Major League Baseball on Wednesday postponed game four of the American League Championship Series between the Houston …

South African Van Dyk gets French passport after Macron request

Oct 16 2019

South Africa-born prop Maks Van Dyk, who cheekily asked President Emmanuel Macron for French citizenship at the …

Gauff dumped out at Luxembourg after maiden WTA title win

Oct 16 2019

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff failed to follow up on her maiden WTA tournament win after crashing out in the first round …