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England lose reserve goalkeeper Henderson to injury

AFP - 27m ago

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been forced to withdraw from England's Euro 2020 squad due to a hip …

'Punk rock' hoops: Serbia aims for 3x3 basketball Olympic glory

AFP - 48m ago

Four friends shoot hoops on a shady court tucked between housing blocks in northern Serbia, but this is not a casual …

Pro14 teams up with SA Rugby to form United Rugby Championship

AFP - 23m ago

A new 16-team United Rugby Championship will start in September, bringing together clubs from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, …

Mataele in as Radradra misses Fiji's All Blacks Tests

AFP - 2h ago

Fiji will be without try-scoring machine Semi Radradra when they face the All Blacks next month, with coach Vern Cotter …

Indonesian badminton champion Markis Kido dies at 36

AFP - 3h ago

Indonesian doubles badminton champion Markis Kido has died at the age of 36 after he collapsed during a casual match, …

Golden Knights cruise past Canadiens in game one of NHL semi-finals

AFP - 4h ago

Alec Martinez scored the eventual winner and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the …

IOC vice-president in Japan as Olympic preparations ramp up

AFP - 4h ago

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates arrived in Japan on Tuesday, as organisers ramp up final …

Higgo, Wilco and a flying Finn: golf talking points

AFP - 4h ago

South Africans are under the spotlight ahead of the US Open at Torrey Pines, while there's been another breakthrough win …

France face Germany as Portugal begin title defence on Super Tuesday at Euro 2020

AFP - 6h ago

Reigning champions Portugal begin their defence of the trophy against Hungary at Euro 2020 in Budapest on Tuesday as …

Taiwan's Chou eyes Olympic badminton gold, even without a coach

AFP - 6h ago

It's an unorthodox approach, but Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen is hoping his decision to go without a coach will help him win …

Fans return to Royal Ascot but organisers count virus costs

AFP - 7h ago

Royal Ascot is preparing to open its doors to 12,000 racing fans a day but the coronavirus will still take a significant …

Ledecky punches Tokyo ticket, newcomers make waves at US Olympic swim trials

AFP - 7h ago

World record-holder Katie Ledecky is on her way to a Tokyo Olympic showdown with Australian Ariarne Titmus, locking up …

Messi frustrated after Argentina draw with Chile at Copa America

AFP - 2h ago

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick but Chile hit back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Copa America …

Olympic icon Phelps fired up by return to US swimming trials

AFP - 9h ago

The US Olympic swimming trials still get Michael Phelps's synapses firing, even though the Games great has nothing on …

Spain held by Sweden in Euro 2020 opener as Schick stunner downs Scots

AFP - 3h ago

Spain opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a goalless draw against Sweden in Seville on Monday after their preparations …

Premier League clubs suffer losses of nearly £1bn during pandemic

AFP - 4h ago

Premier League clubs reported a cumulative pre-tax loss of almost £1 billion ($1.4 billion) for the coronavirus-hit …

Maradona's nurse tells prosecutors he was following orders

AFP - 3h ago

A nurse accused of neglect in Diego Maradona's death told Argentine prosecutors on Monday that he was following orders …

Chile frustrate Messi's Argentina at Copa America

Jun 14 2021

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick but Chile hit back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Copa America on …

Five Golfers to Watch at the 2021 US Open

Jun 14 2021

Five Golfers to Watch at the 2021 US Open, which begins Thursday at Torrey Pines:

Irving out of game five clash with Bucks: Nets

Jun 14 2021

Kyrie Irving has been ruled out of the Brooklyn Nets' crucial game five of their NBA playoff series against the …

Morata jeered as wasteful Spain frustrated by Sweden

Jun 14 2021

Spain's new team struggled with the familiar problems on Monday as a string of missed chances allowed Sweden to hang on …

Mickelson re-learns Torrey Pines ahead of US Open test

Jun 14 2021

Phil Mickelson has spent the weeks since his historic PGA Championship victory re-learning the nuances of a …

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

Jun 14 2021

Spain's new team struggled with the familiar problems on Monday as a string of missed chances allowed Sweden to hang on …

Poland 'in difficult situation' after Slovakia defeat, says Lewandowski

Jun 14 2021

Poland star Robert Lewandowski said the team was facing an uphill task to qualify for the last 16 at Euro 2020 after …

Cavani tempted by South American return after United

Jun 14 2021

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani said on Monday he expects to return to South America from the English Premier …

Sierra Leone-Benin qualifier postponed over Covid-19 tests row

Jun 14 2021

A match between Sierra Leone and Benin in Guinea on Monday to decide the final qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of …

Maradona's nurse first to be questioned over his death

Jun 14 2021

A nurse who was among the last people to see Diego Maradona alive was questioned on Monday by Argentine prosecutors over …

Skriniar lifts Slovakia to win over Poland

Jun 14 2021

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar fired Slovakia to a 2-1 victory over neighbours Poland on Monday in their opening …

'Yorkshire Pirlo' Phillips mastered nerves to shine for England

Jun 14 2021

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips had to conquer a bout of pre-match nerves before emerging as an unexpected Euro 2020 …

Brilliant Schick sends returning Scotland to defeat ahead of Spain opener

Jun 14 2021

Scotland's return to a major international tournament for the first time in over two decades ended in a 2-0 defeat at …

Ronaldo ready for 'perfect' Euro 2020 bow in front of full house

Jun 14 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday he was looking forward to beginning Euro 2020 in front of a packed Puskas Arena against …

Thorpe demands England flops prove their worth

Jun 14 2021

England assistant coach Graham Thorpe has told his side's struggling batsmen to prove they are desperate to keep their …

'Hungry' Germany relishing facing France in blockbuster Euro opener

Jun 14 2021

Joachim Loew said Monday that his under-fire Germany team are keen to prove themselves in their opening Euro 2020 …

Roger Federer eases into second round at Halle

Jun 14 2021

Roger Federer eased into the second round of the ATP grass court tournament in Halle on Monday with a straight sets win …

'Genius' Schick ruins Scotland's return to Euro stage

Jun 14 2021

Scotland's long-awaited return to a major international tournament was ruined by Patrik Schick's "genius" said Czech …

Armstrong urges Scotland to learn from Czech lesson

Jun 14 2021

Scotland midfielder Stuart Armstrong admitted his side must learn from the mistakes that condemned them to a 2-0 defeat …

Scotland stunned by Czechs' Schick on Euro return

Jun 14 2021

Scotland's long-awaited return to a major international tournament was ruined by Patrik Schick's slick finishing as the …

Ronaldo ready for 'perfect' Euro 2020 debut in front of full house

Jun 14 2021

Ronaldo said on Monday he was looking forward to beginning Euro 2020 in front of a packed Puskas Arena against Hungary …

Buffon not the retiring type just yet

Jun 14 2021

Gianluigi Buffon may have ended his near two-decade career at Juventus but retirement is the last thing on the mind of …

Murray downbeat on chances of return to top

Jun 14 2021

Injury-plagued Andy Murray admitted on Monday it might not be realistic to expect him to recapture the golden days when …

Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics

Jun 14 2021

Two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Mo Farah will make a last-gasp attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Games at the British …

Scotland lose Tierney for Euro 2020 opener

Jun 14 2021

Scotland were dealt a massive blow ahead of their first major tournament match for 23 years with Arsenal defender Kieran …

Titmus narrowly misses 200m free world record as McKeown flies

Jun 14 2021

A sizzling Ariarne Titmus clocked the second fastest 200m freestyle in history on Monday, narrowly missing the …

Scotland to open Euro campaign after long international exile

Jun 14 2021

Scotland return to the international stage for the first time in over two decades at Euro 2020 on Monday as Covid-hit …

Kane impressed as England's new generation cope with Euro pressure

Jun 14 2021

Harry Kane says England's new generation passed their first test with flying colours after Gareth Southgate's side …

Danish players criticise decision to resume game after Eriksen collapse

Jun 14 2021

Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and striker Martin Braithwaite on Monday lamented that they had to choose whether …

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

Jun 14 2021

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: …

France defender Hernandez out to curb Bayern team-mate Mueller

Jun 14 2021

France defender Lucas Hernandez says his Bayern Munich team-mate Thomas Mueller is the German player the world champions …

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal: Who's the greatest of them all?

Jun 14 2021

Novak Djokovic's French Open triumph, which made him only the third man to win all four majors twice and took him …

Hackett says abusive swim coaches must be banned

Jun 14 2021

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett demanded on Monday that abusive coaches be banned after complaints about …

Eriksen in 'good spirits', remains under observation - agent

Jun 14 2021

The agent of Christian Eriksen says the Danish player is in "good spirits" but anxious to find out the cause of his …

Advantage New Zealand but India 'not worried', says Pujara

Jun 14 2021

India's players are positive ahead of the World Test Championship final against a New Zealand side primed for the …

Australia rugby league captain Cordner retires early over concussions

Jun 14 2021

Former Australia captain and Sydney Roosters great Boyd Cordner called time on his rugby league career Monday after a …

Scotland, Spain set to start Euro 2020 campaigns after England's opening win

Jun 14 2021

England launched their bid for Euro 2020 glory with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday, as Scotland were set to end their …

Suns complete sweep of Nuggets, Bucks roll over Nets

Jun 14 2021

Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 71 points as the Phoenix Suns completed a four-game sweep of the Denver Nuggets …

Castren becomes first from Finland to win on LPGA Tour

Jun 14 2021

Matilda Castren fired a 65 on Sunday, capturing the Mediheal Championship by two strokes to become the first Finnish …

Tsitsipas learned of grandmother's death minutes before French Open final

Jun 14 2021

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he learned of his grandmother's death just minutes before his …

Kalisz grabs first spot on US swimming team for Tokyo

Jun 14 2021

Chase Kalisz punched his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics Sunday, winning the men's 400m individual medley at the US …

Neymar helps Brazil cruise to Copa win over Covid-depleted Venezuela

Jun 14 2021

Star forward Neymar netted a penalty and created a second as hosts Brazil eased to a 3-0 victory over a …

Stradivarius and Dettori are the Golden Boys: Gosden

Jun 14 2021

Stradivarius receives "quite a lot of fan mail" his trainer John Gosden told AFP which is sure to become a flood if he …

Maradona's doctor, six others, to be questioned in his death

Jun 14 2021

Diego Maradona's personal physician and six other caregivers accused of neglecting the football icon in his final days, …

South Africa's Higgo earns first PGA win at Palmetto

Jun 14 2021

South Africa's Garrick Higgo earned his first victory on the PGA Tour in just his second start on Sunday, edging late …

UK hosts world's first LGBTQ+ cricket match

Jun 13 2021

History was made on Sunday in a quiet corner of Birmingham, central England, as the world's first match was played …

Rocked by Covid outbreaks, Copa America opens in Brazil

Jun 13 2021

The Copa America that almost never was opened Sunday in Brazil, overshadowed by the desperate search for a last-minute …

Dumfries gives Dutch dramatic win over Ukraine on return to big time

Jun 13 2021

Denzel Dumfries scored a dramatic late winner as the Netherlands marked their long-awaited return to a major tournament …

Dutch team admit 'roller-coaster night' after watching Eriksen collapse

Jun 13 2021

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer admitted the eve of his side's Euro 2020 opener against Ukraine in Amsterdam had been "a …

England win Euro 2020 opener as Denmark confirm Eriksen cardiac arrest

Jun 13 2021

England launched their bid for Euro 2020 glory with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday as Denmark's team doctor confirmed …

Mbappe 'affected' by Giroud criticism but keen to move on

Jun 13 2021

Kylian Mbappe admitted he was "affected" by public comments perceived as criticism from fellow forward Olivier Giroud …

'No regrets, no tears' for beaten Tsitsipas

Jun 13 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas said he had "no regrets and no tears" after seeing Novak Djokovic overturn a two-set deficit to win …

Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he …

Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam after French Open victory

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors as well as the Olympic title on Sunday with …

'No excuses', says Luis Enrique as Spain get set for Sweden

Jun 13 2021

Luis Enrique has said there will be "no excuses" for Spain at Euro 2020, despite positive Covid-19 tests derailing their …

Austria see off debutants North Macedonia to secure first ever Euro win

Jun 13 2021

Substitutes Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic scored late goals as Austria sealed a 3-1 victory over major …

'I knew I could do it,' says Djokovic as 52-year Grand Slam landmark falls

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic said he never doubted he could launch a dramatic fightback from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas …

US breaststroker King fears pandemic enabled dopers

Jun 13 2021

US breaststroke star Lilly King, an outspoken critic of swimming's efforts to control doping, says she fears the …

Robertson rallies Scotland to inspire a nation

Jun 13 2021

Scotland captain Andy Robertson wants his side to inspire a nation in their first major international tournament for 23 …

Novak Djokovic: Grand Slam warrior in battle to be people's champion

Jun 13 2021

From growing up with NATO bombs raining down on Serbia to securing his place amongst the Grand Slam greats, Novak …

Sangakkara and Flower inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Jun 13 2021

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Zimbabwe's Andy Flower were among 10 new inductees into the International Cricket …

Ineos' Carapaz wins Tour de Suisse

Jun 13 2021

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz of the Ineos Grenadiers team won the Tour de Suisse after Sunday's eighth and final stage …

Put a tab on! Caldwell wins Scandinavian Mixed

Jun 13 2021

Northern Irishman Jonathan Caldwell produced a stunning birdie on the last hole to claim his maiden European Tour title …

Sweden look to young Isak to help make up for injured Ibrahimovic

Jun 13 2021

Alexander Isak will be looking to carry his blistering La Liga form into Euro 2020 on Monday as Sweden hope the talented …

Denmark team doctor confirms Eriksen suffered 'cardiac arrest'

Jun 13 2021

Denmark's team doctor said Sunday there was still "no explanation" for why midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during …

England make winning start at Euro 2020 as Sterling sinks Croatia

Jun 13 2021

Raheem Sterling ignited England's Euro 2020 campaign as the Manchester City forward's clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win …

Evenepoel bounces back with Belgian tour win

Jun 13 2021

Rising Belgian star Remco Evenepoel bounced back from his disappointing major tour debut to win the Tour of Belgium on …

Sterling breaks major tournament hex in Wembley 'back garden'

Jun 13 2021

Raheem Sterling said he knew he would break his duck for England in major tournaments when given the chance at Wembley …

Latham hails New Zealand's 'amazing' strength in depth after England triumph

Jun 13 2021

New Zealand's stand-in captain Tom Latham praised his side's "amazing" depth as they looked to follow a series win over …

Pogacar warms up for Tour de France with home victory

Jun 13 2021

Tadej Pogacar warmed up for the defence of his Tour de France title by winning the Tour of Slovenia on Sunday as German …

Britain's Konta wins Nottingham Open

Jun 13 2021

Britain's Johanna Konta beat Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-1 in the Nottingham Open final on Sunday, becoming the first …

Three things we learned from England v Croatia at Euro 2020

Jun 13 2021

England got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a perfect start on Sunday, beating Croatia 1-0 to exact revenge for their …

Czech coach expects close Scotland game in Euro opener

Jun 13 2021

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two …

Jorginho sees same hunger in Italy as Champions League winners Chelsea

Jun 13 2021

Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side's Euro 2020 squad as his …

Cook fears England batsmen 'can't handle Test cricket' after New Zealand loss

Jun 13 2021

England great Alastair Cook delivered a stinging rebuke to the current team's batsmen by saying they "can't handle" the …

Injured Verratti close to return for Italy at Euro 2020

Jun 13 2021

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country's opening Euro 2020 match with a …

England launch bid for Euro 2020 glory, 'no explanation' for Eriksen collapse

Jun 13 2021

England open their Euro 2020 campaign on a revenge mission against Croatia on Sunday, while Denmark's team doctor said …

'No explanation' yet for Eriksen's Euro 2020 collapse: team doctor

Jun 13 2021

Denmark's team doctor said Sunday there was still "no explanation" for why midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during …

Auger-Aliassime loses eighth straight ATP final in Stuttgart

Jun 13 2021

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime suffered more heartbreak on the ATP Tour as he lost his eighth straight final on Sunday, …

'Extraordinary' Krejcikova doubles up at French Open

Jun 13 2021

Barbora Krejcikova became the first player since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win the singles and doubles titles at the French …

Eriksen showed 'no hint of health problem' - Inter Milan doctor

Jun 13 2021

Denmark international Christian Eriksen showed no hint of any underlying health condition, Inter Milan's team doctor …

French Open chiefs insist they treated Osaka with 'care and respect'

Jun 13 2021

French Open chiefs insisted Sunday that they treated Naomi Osaka with "care and respect" after being accused of …

Ruediger ready to get dirty for Germany against world champions France

Jun 13 2021

Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on …

Djokovic eyes 52-year landmark in French Open final against Tsitsipas

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic can become the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam titles twice in the French Open final on …

Aussie McKeown smashes world record, Titmus goes close at trials

Jun 13 2021

Australia's Kaylee McKeown threw down the Olympic gauntlet to American rival Regan Smith by smashing her 100m backstroke …