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Hamilton dominates Saudi practice ahead of key title weekend

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Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest time in both practice sessions on Friday for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the …

Kilde edges Odermatt in super-G for comeback win

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Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the men's World Cup super-G at Beaver Creek on Friday, cementing his return from injury as …

Djokovic sends Davis Cup semi-final into doubles decider

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Novak Djokovic defeated Marin Cilic for the 18th time on Friday to keep Serbia alive in their Davis Cup semi-final clash …

Hamilton dominates practice on new circuit in Saudi Arabia

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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton made the early running on the new track in Jeddah as he clocked the fastest …

French coach says 'defended' himself against judo champion

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French judo coach Alain Schmitt, accused by Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot of domestic violence, claimed on Friday …

Pressure on Djokovic as Croatia draw first blood in Davis Cup

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The pressure is on world number one Novak Djokovic after Croatia's Borna Gojo pulled off a surprise win over Serbia's …

Mercedes chief sorry for 'hurt' caused by sponsor link

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Mercedes Formula One chief Toto Wolff on Friday apologised for "additional hurt" to families of the victims of a deadly …

Berhalter eyes newcomers as USA prepares for qualifiers

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United States national team coach Gregg Berhalter selected 12 uncapped players among a 26-man training camp roster named …

Entire Yorkshire coaching staff leave club after racism scandal

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Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale have left the troubled county side along with …

Gerrard prepares to lock horns with former boss Rodgers

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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has spoken of his respect for Leicester's Brendan Rodgers as he prepares to lock horns …

Former head of global athletics Lamine Diack dies at 88: family

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The former head of global athletics Lamine Diack, who presided over the sport from 1999 to 2015 but was later convicted …

Misfiring Kane will score 'many goals' says Spurs boss Conte

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is certain misfiring striker Harry Kane is primed to end his barren run in the Premier …

Kohli's lbw dismissal sparks umpiring debate

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India skipper Virat Kohli's controversial leg before dismissal on day one of the second Test against New Zealand left …

German football mourns last of 1954 World Cup winners

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Horst Eckel, the last remaining member of the West Germany team which won the World Cup in 1954, died Friday at the age …

Hamilton fastest in opening practice in Saudi Arabia

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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton made the early running on the new track in Jeddah as he clocked the fastest …

New Zealand's Patel relishes 'special' Mumbai return in second Test

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New Zealand's Mumbai-born spinner Ajaz Patel on Friday called his four wickets on day one of the second Test against …

Ton-up Agarwal helps India to 221-4 after Patel's four wickets

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Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 120 to lead India's fightback on the opening day of the second Test after Mumbai-born New …

Howe urges Newcastle to make 'history' in relegation fight

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Eddie Howe has urged Newcastle to make history by recovering from their winless start to avoid relegation from the …

Dortmund 'praying' Haaland stays next season, says Riedle

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Borussia Dortmund legend Karl-Heinz Riedle says the Bundesliga club is 'praying' star striker Erling Haaland stays next …

Tragedy narrowly averted at Euro 2020 final: study

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Crowd trouble at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley could have led to tragedy if England had won the game, the stark …

Hamilton sports rainbow helmet as Mercedes face criticism over sponsor

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Lewis Hamilton, who will race in support of human rights and the LGBTQ+ community this weekend by wearing a …

Bayern Munich waiting on Goretzka for Dortmund clash

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Bayern Munich hope Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka can shake off a hip injury to feature in their Bundesliga showdown …

Sri Lanka win 2nd Test as West Indies collapse

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Spinners Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramesh Mendis took all 10 wickets as Sri Lanka demolished the West Indies to win the …

Man Utd job too good for Rangnick to turn down

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Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick said he could not turn down the opportunity to manage one of the "world's …

Premier League top three set for titanic title battle

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Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have set a fearsome pace in the Premier League that no other team can live with …

Portuguese Covid-hit club have match postponed

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The upcoming match between Covid-hit Belenenses and Vizela has been postponed as the former club lacks the minimum …

Bormio to stage cancelled Lake Louise super-G

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The Italian resort of Bormio will stage the men's World Cup super-G race cancelled because of bad weather in Lake Louise …

Rangnick aims to improve Manchester United's defensive 'balance'

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Ralf Rangnick said Friday he wanted to "balance" Manchester United by strengthening the club's leaky defence.

India's Kohli, Pujara fall to ducks on Patel's Mumbai return

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Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel struck twice in the same over to dismiss India's captain Virat Kohli and …

Former Everton star Li Tie quits as China coach

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Li Tie was replaced as China's coach on Friday after weeks of intense media pressure and speculation, with their hopes …

Chinese people dodge censors to discuss Peng Shuai case online

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With coded references to "eating melons" and "that person", Chinese social media users are getting creative to discuss …

Beijing Olympic venue could bar spectators over Covid: state media

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Spectators attending a major venue for the Beijing Olympics must be vaccinated but fans could be barred from the arena …

Golovkin world title bout in Japan postponed over border ban

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Gennady Golovkin's world title fight against Ryota Murata in Japan was Friday postponed "to next spring", over a ban on …

West Indies 65-2 against Sri Lanka, chasing 297 target

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West Indies were 65 for two at lunch on the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday in Galle, chasing a …

Kohli returns as India bat against Williamson-deprived New Zealand

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India's skipper Virat Kohli won a rain-delayed toss in Mumbai and elected to bat against New Zealand on Friday with both …

Grizzlies destroy Thunder by record-setting 73 points

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The Memphis Grizzlies clobbered the hapless Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79 on Thursday, as nine players reached double …

Sri Lanka set West Indies tough target after de Silva's 155

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Sri Lanka set West Indies a near-impossible target of 297 runs in three sessions on Friday to secure a first-ever Test …

Afghan national boxing team on the ropes after fleeing Taliban rule

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Boxing is risky at the best of times, but Hasib Malikzada now faces one of his most unpredictable opponents yet -- the …

New Zealand captain Williamson out of rain-delayed India Test

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and three key Indian players were ruled out of the second Test in Mumbai on Friday …

PSG wait for Messi to find Ballon d'Or form with Neymar out

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Paris Saint-Germain have been milking the fact that they have this year's Ballon d'Or winner in their ranks, but Lionel …

Wallaby Douglas urges Bordeaux-Begles to 'rock up in defence' against Toulouse

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Australia lock Kane Douglas said second-placed Bordeaux-Begles will have to be defensively sound when they host …

Juventus probe shines a light on Italy's alleged transfer trickery

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Transfer dealings in Italy have been put under the microscope after prosecutors began investigating Juventus' accounts …

Ben Stokes - England's all-action hero capable of Ashes magic

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Ben Stokes is poised to make his eagerly awaited return to international cricket in the Ashes -- and for England it is …

'I like to think I'm one of the best': Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino

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"He's the best player in the league," said Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil in September after his team had just …

Lyon says Australia capable of Ashes whitewash

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Spinner Nathan Lyon believes his team can sweep the Ashes series, saying England will have doubts about their own …

Ronaldo's 800th career goal begins Man Utd revival as Carrick walks away

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Michael Carrick exited Manchester United with a win as Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 800 goals for club and country with a …

MLB lockout sets up March showdown in union talks

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Major League Baseball's first dispute with players since a strike wiped out the 1994 World Series could drag on long …

NBA star Mills wins Australian sport's top honour

Dec 02 2021

Veteran NBA star Patty Mills has won Australian sport's highest honour, the Don Award, with the humble guard saying he …

Injury setback hits Pelicans' Williamson

Dec 02 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson's return to NBA action will likely be delayed after what the team hopes is …

Lakers' James clears NBA Covid protocols with negative tests

Dec 02 2021

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has cleared the NBA's Covid-19 safety protocols with two negative tests, the …

Bucs' Brown among NFL trio banned for Covid deception

Dec 02 2021

The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown, safety Mike Edwards and former Buc John Franklin …

Arslan snatches point for Udinese in eight-goal Lazio thriller

Dec 02 2021

Tolgay Arslan scored eight minutes into stoppage time to snatch a 4-4 draw for Udinese at the end of an incredible match …

Carrick to leave Man Utd after spell as caretaker manager

Dec 02 2021

Michael Carrick announced on Thursday he will leave Manchester United after three games as caretaker manager.

Spurs bounce back as Son sinks Brentford

Dec 02 2021

Antonio Conte said Tottenham are starting to understand his philosophy after Son Heung-min's first Premier League goal …

Ronaldo begins Man Utd revival with 800th career goal

Dec 02 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 800 goals for club and country with a double as Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 to close …

McIlroy, Ancer and Berger share World Challenge lead

Dec 02 2021

Rory McIlroy fired a six-under par 66 to share the lead with American Daniel Berger and Mexico's Abraham Ancer after …

NBA Bucks center Lopez has back surgery

Dec 02 2021

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez underwent "successful" back surgery on Thursday, but the NBA champions said there …

Ronaldo reaches 800 career goals with Arsenal double

Dec 02 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of career goals to 801 as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner struck twice for Manchester …

Russia sweep past Swedish brothers to reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Dec 02 2021

World number two and US Open champion Daniil Medvedev led Russia past Sweden and into a second successive Davis Cup …

Odermatt wins World Cup super-G at Beaver Creek

Dec 02 2021

Marco Odermatt's success at Beaver Creek continued Thursday as the Swiss won the first super-G of the World Cup season …

Hamilton 'not comfortable' racing in Saudi Arabia

Dec 02 2021

World champion Lewis Hamilton admitted on Thursday he is "not comfortable" racing in Saudi Arabia this weekend as the …

Tennis stars back 'bold' WTA move to suspend China events over Peng

Dec 02 2021

Tennis stars threw their support behind the WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai, …

Verstappen unfazed by Hamilton experience advantage

Dec 02 2021

Max Verstappen has rejected the notion that Lewis Hamilton's previous title showdown experience would give him any …

Hamilton admits eighth title would be 'most significant'

Dec 02 2021

Lewis Hamilton admitted Thursday that snatching a record eighth Formula One world title from the grasp of bitter rival …

Sprint king Cavendish earns extra year at Quick Step

Dec 02 2021

British road cyclist Mark Cavendish will extend his contact with current team Deceunink-Quick Step by a further year, …

Champions Cup change player rules to help Covid-19 stranded teams

Dec 02 2021

European Champions Cup organisers said on Thursday teams will be allowed to add as many new players as they wish to …

WTA chief Steve Simon sticks to his guns in Peng Shuai case

Dec 02 2021

Steve Simon's standoff with China in the Peng Shuai affair has earned the head of the Women's Tennis Association praise …

Denmark's Eriksen back in training after Euro heart-attack

Dec 02 2021

Christian Eriksen took part in his first training session since an on-pitch heart-attack while playing for Denmark at …

Everton owner backs under-fire Benitez despite struggles

Dec 02 2021

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri says Rafael Benitez will be given time to turn things around after a heavy defeat against …

Rangnick granted work permit to start Man Utd job

Dec 02 2021

Ralph Rangnick has been granted a work permit to start his stint as Manchester United interim manager, the Premier …

Mumbai's surprise rain no excuse for New Zealand - Southee

Dec 02 2021

Tim Southee warned Thursday that the New Zealand bowlers will have to adapt quickly to Mumbai's pitch after two days of …

Irish rugby club gives special needs players a chance to shine

Dec 02 2021

With laughter, a rap dance celebration but still a competitive edge, tag rugby training sessions for players with …

Shakib, Taskin return to give Bangladesh badly needed boost

Dec 02 2021

Key Bangladesh bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed return from injury as the hosts fight to prevent a clean-sweep …

Skating showpiece axed over Japan border ban, weeks before Olympics

Dec 02 2021

Figure skating's Grand Prix Final will no longer take place in Japan next week over a ban on new foreign arrivals to the …

England's Woakes says leave pre-Ashes scandals off the field

Dec 02 2021

England paceman Chris Woakes called Thursday for the racism and sexting scandals that have overshadowed preparations for …

MLB locks out players in first work stoppage since 1994

Dec 02 2021

Major League Baseball locked out its players shortly after midnight on Thursday as failure to agree on a new collective …

Antetokounmpo fuels NBA champion Bucks, Doncic dazzles for Dallas

Dec 02 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo drove for the game-winning layup with two seconds left on Wednesday, lifting the NBA champion …

Peng Shuai claims, whereabouts, repercussions - what we know

Dec 02 2021

Peng Shuai is at the centre of international concern after the tennis star alleged last month that a powerful Chinese …

'Super-excited' Carey wins race to be Australian keeper for Ashes

Dec 02 2021

Alex Carey called it "a boyhood dream" as he won the race Thursday to be Australia's wicketkeeper for the first two …

Hamilton looks to extend F1 race as Verstappen eyes title

Dec 02 2021

Lewis Hamilton will bid to keep alive his hopes of a historic eighth Formula One world title at the inaugural Saudi …

'Like poking the bear' - Australia's Warner thrives on criticism

Dec 02 2021

David Warner might be a polarising figure but the aggressive opening batsman is rarely boring and his heroics for …

Peng Shuai - the Chinese tennis star in eye of storm after #MeToo claims

Dec 02 2021

Concerns over the safety of Peng Shuai have prompted the Women's Tennis Association to suspend all tournaments in China, …

WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng concerns

Dec 02 2021

The women's professional tennis tour announced Wednesday it was suspending all tournaments in China amid what its …

'Incredible' Djokovic doubles up as Serbia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Dec 02 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic performed double duty to lead Serbia into the Davis Cup semi-finals for the fifth time …

Carey replaces Paine as Australian keeper for Ashes

Dec 02 2021

Alex Carey was Thursday confirmed as Australia's wicketkeeper for the first two Ashes Tests against England after …

Djokovic says 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng

Dec 02 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic said he supports "fully" the Women's Tennis Association's decision to suspend its …

Leaders Napoli collapse at Sassuolo to allow Milan rivals to close gap

Dec 01 2021

Napoli have the Milan giants breathing down their necks in the Serie A title race after throwing away a two-goal lead …

Salah stars as Liverpool thrash Everton

Dec 01 2021

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool showed no mercy on former manager Rafael Benitez to leave the Spaniard clinging …

Silva's gem fires Man City to victory at Villa

Dec 01 2021

Pep Guardiola said Bernardo Silva was "on another level" after the Portugal forward's sublime strike inspired a 2-1 win …

Liverpool thrash Everton as Chelsea, Man City grind out wins

Dec 01 2021

Liverpool thrashed local rivals Everton 4-1 to pile the pressure on former Reds boss Rafael Benitez on Wednesday, while …

Real Madrid go seven points clear as fans salute 'Ballon d'Or Benzema'

Dec 01 2021

Karim Benzema applauded Real Madrid's fans after they chanted "Karim, Ballon d'Or" as his goal against Athletic Bilbao …

Djokovic at the double as Serbia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Dec 01 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic did double duty to lead Serbia into the Davis Cup semi-finals for the fifth time on …

Djokovic pulls Serbia level with Kazakhstan in Davis Cup

Dec 01 2021

World number one Novak Djokovic comfortably preserved his 10-year undefeated Davis Cup singles record on Wednesday to …

Inter pile pressure on leaders Napoli with Spezia win

Dec 01 2021

Inter Milan moved to within one point of Serie A pacesetters Napoli on Wednesday after comfortably seeing off Spezia …

Pressure on Djokovic as Kazakhs lead Serbia in Davis Cup

Dec 01 2021

Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin saved four match points to defeat Miomir Kecmanovic in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on …

Warholm and Thompson-Herah named World Athletes of the Year

Dec 01 2021

Norwegian 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah were named the World Athletes of the …

Karsten Warholm named men's World Athlete of the Year

Dec 01 2021

Norwegian 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm was named men's World Athlete of the Year on Wednesday for smashing the world …

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar

Dec 01 2021

BT Sport has said it will not use former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan in its upcoming coverage of the Ashes …

Arsenal defender Gabriel fends off robbers armed with baseball bat

Dec 01 2021

Arsenal defender Gabriel fought off a baseball bat-wielding thief who attempted to steal his car in video footage …

Sri Lanka claw back in 2nd Test as Mendis sparks West Indies collapse

Dec 01 2021

Ramesh Mendis led the Sri Lanka fightback at Galle with a six-wicket haul to bowl out the West Indies, but the hosts …

Carrick not in contact with Rangnick for Arsenal clash

Dec 01 2021

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick says he has not spoken to incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick as he …

BBC expects to work with Vaughan again despite Ashes axe

Dec 01 2021

The BBC has said it expects to work with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan again, despite dropping him from …