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Halep avoids shocks to ease into Melbourne last 16

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Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep avoided becoming the latest big casualty at the Australian Open when she beat …

Serena Williams not going quietly as Coco makes case as heir

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Serena Williams suffered her earliest exit from the Australian Open since 2006 but the 23-time Grand Slam champion is …

Second seed Pliskova out in latest Australian Open shock

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World number two Karolina Pliskova bombed out to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Saturday as the shocks kept rolling in the …

Former champ Kerber survives scare to reach Australian Open last 16

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Three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber survived a scare from 102-ranked Italian Camila Giorgi to reach the …

Federer says 'epics' keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

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Roger Federer lives to win titles, but five-set thrillers like his epic against John Millman at the Australian Open are …

Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead

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Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, chasing a record 83rd US PGA title, and Rory McIlroy, trying to become world …

Giannis-led Bucks beat Hornets in historic Paris NBA game

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Giannis Antetokounmpo delighted a sold-out Paris crowd with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over …

Rebic fires resurgent AC Milan into Europa League places

Jan 24 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Ante Rebic to score the only goal as AC Milan beat Brescia 1-0 to claim a third consecutive …

Bucks dominate Hornets in first Paris NBA game

Jan 24 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks pulled away to beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 in the first ever regular NBA game in Paris Friday …

'Simply wonderful' Haaland hits two more goals as Dortmund rout Cologne

Jan 24 2020

Teenager Erling Braut Haaland scored twice more off the bench on Friday as Borussia Dortmund moved up to third in the …

Russia sweeps figure skating pairs at Europeans

Jan 24 2020

Russia's Aleksandra Boikava and Dmitrii Kozlovskii romped to the European Championships figure skating pairs gold on …

Haaland hits two more off bench as Dortmund rout Cologne

Jan 24 2020

Teenager Erling Braut Haaland scored twice more off the bench on Friday as Borussia Dortmund moved up to third in the …

Tottenham's Eriksen set for Inter Milan move - reports

Jan 24 2020

Danish international Christian Eriksen is poised to complete a move from Premier League club Tottenham to Serie A side …

Tottenham's Eriksen set for Inter Milan move

Jan 24 2020

Danish international Christian Eriksen is poised to complete a move from Premier League club Tottenham to Serie A side …

Stokes sorry despite 'repeated abuse' - and 'Ed Sheeran reference'

Jan 24 2020

England star Ben Stokes apologised Friday for his angry exchange with a fan during the fourth and final Test against …

Champion Tanak vows to fight back after spectacular Monte Carlo crash

Jan 24 2020

World champion Ott Tanak and his co-driver escaped unscathed on Friday after their Hyundai somersaulted off an Alpine …

Stokes apologises despite 'repeated abuse' from fans

Jan 24 2020

England star Ben Stokes apologised Friday for his angry exchange with a fan during the fourth and final Test against …

Nienaber succeeds Rugby World Cup winner Erasmus as South Africa coach

Jan 24 2020

World Champions South Africa on Friday named Jacques Nienaber as the new Springboks head coach, replacing Rassie Erasmus …

Springbok Etzebeth to face trial over abuse case: rights body

Jan 24 2020

South Africa's human rights watchdog Friday said World Cup-winning Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will face charges of …

Bayern boss Flick wary of resurgent Schalke

Jan 24 2020

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has told his star-studded squad to focus only on their own performances in this season's …

Crawley hits maiden Test fifty as Stokes faces rap for angry outburst

Jan 24 2020

Zak Crawley's maiden Test half-century gave England a solid foundation before South Africa struck back on the first day …

ATP Tour to trial review system on clay for first time

Jan 24 2020

The ATP Tour announced on Friday that it will use the review system for the first time on clay this season, starting …

Struggling Besiktas sack coach Avci

Jan 24 2020

Istanbul giants Besiktas have parted company with their coach Abdullah Avci after a series of poor results, the club …

Stokes faces action over angry clash with fan at Wanderers

Jan 24 2020

World cricketer of the year Ben Stokes had an angry altercation with a spectator after being dismissed on the first day …

Man Utd can't use pitch as an excuse in FA Cup tie, says Tranmere boss

Jan 24 2020

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon has told struggling Manchester United they cannot use the poor pitch as an excuse if they …

Scotland call up Weir for Six Nations to replace suspended Russell

Jan 24 2020

Scotland have called up Duncan Weir to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell ahead of their Six Nations opener with …

Crawley hits maiden fifty before South Africa fight back

Jan 24 2020

Zak Crawley's maiden Test half-century gave England a solid foundation before South Africa struck back on the first day …

Newcastle sign Lazaro on loan from Inter Milan

Jan 24 2020

Newcastle signed Austria winger Valentino Lazaro on loan for the rest of the season from Inter Milan on Friday.

Sonny Bill Williams allowed to cover up Super League sponsor logo

Jan 24 2020

New Zealand cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams will be allowed to cover up the Super League sponsors' logo due to his …

Guardiola calls for FA Cup replays to be scrapped

Jan 24 2020

Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays to be scrapped as the Manchester City manager prepares for Sunday's fourth round tie …

'Big relief' as Federer survives five-set epic at Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

Six-time champion Roger Federer said it was a "big relief" to survive an epic five-set marathon and seal his 100th …

England keen to learn World Cup lessons for Six Nations, says Thorley

Jan 24 2020

England's Ollie Thorley says coach Eddie Jones has talked about his determination to avoid a dip in form after the …

Champion Tanak 'fine' after spectacular Monte Carlo crash

Jan 24 2020

World champion Ott Tanak and his co-driver escaped unscathed on Friday after their Hyundai somersaulted off an Alpine …

Klopp shrugs off 'Inevitables' tag ahead of Shrewsbury FA Cup tie

Jan 24 2020

Jurgen Klopp has shrugged off the "Inevitables" tag as Liverpool take a break from their relentless pursuit of the …

Vardy's injury not as bad as first feared: Rodgers

Jan 24 2020

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Vardy's glute injury is not as bad as first feared and he expects the …

Lampard concerned by Abraham ankle injury

Jan 24 2020

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be …

Puzzle solved as Shiffrin sweeps to Bansko downhill win

Jan 24 2020

American Mikaela Shiffrin consolidated her spot atop the overall World Cup standings by demonstrating her all-round …

Williams, Osaka out, Federer survives as surprises rock Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

Serena Williams crashed out, 15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer survived a five-set thriller …

Federer survives five-set epic at Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

Six-time champion Roger Federer survived an epic five-set marathon to seal his 100th Australian Open win Friday, fending …

Arsenal boss Arteta urges Ceballos to prove his worth

Jan 24 2020

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has urged Dani Ceballos to prove he is worth keeping after the on-loan Real Madrid …

Nienaber succeeds World Cup winner Erasmus as South Africa coach

Jan 24 2020

World Champions South Africa on Friday named Jacques Nienaber as the new Springboks head coach, replacing Rassie Erasmus …

Crawley hits maiden fifty as England openers make strong start

Jan 24 2020

Zak Crawley hit his maiden Test half-century as England made a strong start on the first day of the fourth and final …

Jansrud delivers master class to claim Kitzbuehel super-G

Jan 24 2020

Norwegian veteran Kjetil Jansrud showed all his experience to claim victory in the men's World Cup super-G at the …

Real Madrid to go to Zaragoza in Copa del Rey last 16

Jan 24 2020

Real Madrid were on Friday drawn away to six-time winners Zaragoza while Barcelona take on La Liga rivals Leganes in the …

Nadal's new friend, Coco's plea: Australian Open briefs

Jan 24 2020

Brief stories from the Australian Open on Friday:

Harlequins sign Springbok centre Esterhuizen

Jan 24 2020

South Africa centre Andre Esterhuizen will join Harlequins from Super Rugby's Sharks for the 2020-21 season, the English …

Solskjaer convinced Man Utd will give him time

Jan 24 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced Manchester United will give him the time and backing to turn the stumbling giants …

Lukaku says split from Man Utd was 'right decision'

Jan 24 2020

Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United for a new challenge at Inter Milan, saying …

Beaumont eyes second term as World Rugby chairman

Jan 24 2020

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed he will run for a second term in charge of the global game's governing …

Raonic sends sixth seed Tsitsipas crashing in Aussie Open shock

Jan 24 2020

Milos Raonic sent sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas tumbling out of the Australian Open in the third round Friday, with the …

England win toss, bat against South Africa

Jan 24 2020

England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the fourth and final Test against South Africa at the …

Dutch Dakar biker dies after Saudi crash

Jan 24 2020

Dutch motorcyclist Edwin Straver, who crashed during the penultimate stage of the Dakar rally, has died of his injuries, …

'What is my life?' Coco Gauff, 15, stuns Melbourne champion Osaka

Jan 24 2020

Unseeded 15-year-old Coco Gauff said she was in disbelief after beating reigning champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets …

RB Leipzig to sign rising Spain star Olmo - report

Jan 24 2020

Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig are set to sign Spain Under-21 forward Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb for 20 million euros …

Sixth seed Tsitsipas crashes out of Open to Raonic

Jan 24 2020

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was sent crashing out of the Australian Open by Milos Raonic in the third round on Friday, …

Solskjaer says 'no quick fix' for Man Utd malaise

Jan 24 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains confident that Manchester United see him as the right man to take them forward, reiterating …

Deposed Osaka says she does not have 'champion mentality'

Jan 24 2020

Naomi Osaka said she had been overwhelmed by the pressure of defending her Australian Open title and admitted she does …

Dier denies negative vibes at Spurs under Mourinho

Jan 24 2020

Eric Dier has dismissed rumours that Tottenham's players are already growing tired of life under Jose Mourinho just two …

Serena out, Coco in as tennis sees past, future at Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

American veteran Serena Williams sensationally crashed out but 15-year-old Coco Gauff went through as tennis got a …

Coco Gauff, 15, stuns title-holder Osaka at Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

Unseeded 15-year-old Coco Gauff beat reigning champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets in a major upset at the Australian …

Cilic rolls back years to beat Bautista Agut at Aussie Open

Jan 24 2020

Former Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic rolled back the years Friday to outlast ninth seed Roberto Bautista Agut …

NFL player Brown surrenders himself to Florida police

Jan 24 2020

NFL player Antonio Brown turned himself into a Florida police station on Thursday night in response to an incident …

Plant-based diet works wonders for no-nonsense Djokovic

Jan 24 2020

Novak Djokovic trumpeted the benefits of his plant-based diet Friday in helping him thrash Yoshihito Nishioka and move …

'I'm cried out' - Wozniacki ends glittering career with Australia defeat

Jan 24 2020

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki made a tearful exit from tennis on Friday after defeat at the Australian Open …

Japan's Hagino eyes Tokyo gold after Olympic hangover

Jan 24 2020

Japan's Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino admits he was swimming "slower than the women" during a rut after Rio, but has …

Wang pays touching tribute to late coach after Serena shock

Jan 24 2020

China's Wang Qiang said her late coach remains in her dreams after she beat seven-time Australian Open champion Serena …

Williams heartbreak as China's Wang shatters Grand Slam record bid

Jan 24 2020

America's Serena Williams suffered a stunning third-round defeat to China's Wang Qiang at the Australian Open on Friday, …

Wozniacki, Williams both in tears as Dane calls time on career

Jan 24 2020

Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams were both left in tears after the Dane's glittering tennis career ended in a …

No-nonsense Djokovic cruises towards record eighth Melbourne title

Jan 24 2020

Novak Djokovic barely got out of first gear in a sizzling performance to thrash Yoshihito Nishioka and move into the …

Ewan wins again, Porte's tour lead cut by Impey

Jan 24 2020

Australia's Caleb Ewan won a second stage of the Tour Down Under on Friday as Richie Porte's overall race lead was …

'Not cool' but Serena vows to continue 24th Slam quest

Jan 24 2020

Serena Williams will not give up on her chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and believes she can still do …

James and Antetokounmpo highlight NBA all-star starters

Jan 24 2020

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo headline a star-studded group of starters for the 2020 NBA All-Star game that …

Smitten Australia falls for 'childish brat' Kyrgios

Jan 24 2020

So often reviled for his antics on court, Australia's Nick Kyrgios is now something of a national hero after his …

Gulbis wears out shoes, sends SOS

Jan 24 2020

Colourful Latvian Ernests Gulbis only brought one pair of shoes to the Australian Open, and he has quickly realised it …

Serena Williams stunned at Australian Open, ending record bid

Jan 24 2020

Serena Williams was sensationally knocked out of the Australian Open third round by China's Wang Qiang on Friday, …

Wozniacki career ends in tears with defeat at Australian Open

Jan 24 2020

Caroline Wozniacki's glittering tennis career ended in tears at the Australian Open on Friday when she was dumped out by …

As Top 14 makes brief return, pace-setting pair can cement lead

Jan 24 2020

France's Top 14 makes a brief reappearance this weekend between the European Champions Cup and the Six Nations with a …

Kitzbuehel downhill's giddying start to a white circus

Jan 24 2020

The giddying view from the start hut says it all about the fabled men's downhill at Kitzbuehel, widely regarded as the …

Mimic Kyrgios serves up fresh dig at rival Nadal

Jan 24 2020

Rafael Nadal insisted "I really don't care" after Nick Kyrgios turned up the heat on their simmering rivalry by …

While Cavani heads for exit, PSG hope to tie down breakthrough star

Jan 24 2020

He has scored more goals than anyone else in the relatively short history of Paris Saint-Germain and is revered by …

Brutal Barty demolishes Rybakina to reach Melbourne last 16

Jan 24 2020

World number one and home favourite Ashleigh Barty said she played her best match this year in blowing away 29th seed …

Extensive review of 'under pressure' rugby in New Zealand

Jan 24 2020

Rugby in New Zealand is to undergo an extensive review, with the sport's bosses admitting Friday the game was "under …

Rublev's star rapidly rising after hot run

Jan 24 2020

Andrey Rublev is fast muscling his way into the small group of young guns seen as the next tennis generation, with the …

Tiger opens with solid 69 as Cappelen, Bradley share Torrey Pines lead

Jan 24 2020

Tiger Woods, seeking an unprecedented 83rd career US PGA Tour victory, fired a three-under par 69 that left him three …

Neuville puts Ogier, world champ Tanak in shade in Monte Carlo opener

Jan 23 2020

Belgium's Thierry Neuville grabbed the lead to edge out six-time world champion Sebastien Ogier and 2019 series winner …

Atletico suffer extra-time Cup misery at third-division Leonesa

Jan 23 2020

Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, defeated 2-1 in extra-time by third division Cultural …

Three things we learned from the Premier League

Jan 23 2020

Liverpool took another giant leap towards a first league title for three decades with a late winner at Wolves as …

Tiger opens with solid 69 at Torrey Pines

Jan 23 2020

Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, seeking an unprecedented 83rd career US PGA Tour victory, fired a three-under par …

Firmino 'worldie' secures another late Liverpool win at Wolves

Jan 23 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian's late winner opened …

Aliev captures men's European figure skating title

Jan 23 2020

Russia's Dmitri Aliev clinched the men's crown at the European figure skating championships on Thursday, taking the …

Liverpool strike late again to win at Wolves

Jan 23 2020

Roberto Firmino struck another late winner for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's men opened up a 16-point lead at the top of …

Federer seeks century of wins at Australian Open

Jan 23 2020

Roger Federer will need to avoid a second Grand Slam upset at the hands of home favourite John Millman if he wants to …

NFL concussions rose by 10 in 2019 despite safety moves

Jan 23 2020

NFL players suffered 224 diagnosed concussions in the 2019 regular season and pre-season combined, 10 more than in 2018 …

Scotland's Russell to miss Six Nations opener after 'protocol breach'

Jan 23 2020

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell will miss the Six Nations opener against Ireland after a "breach of team protocol", …

Paris to host NBA game 'for years to come': Silver

Jan 23 2020

The NBA will hold a game in Paris for "many more years" to come, commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday, and the league …

Saracens branded 'reckless' over salary cap breaches

Jan 23 2020

Saracens were "reckless" in their approach to salary cap rules and are paying the price, said a damning independent …

Victor Moses signs for Inter Milan on loan

Jan 23 2020

Victor Moses has signed for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Thursday, reuniting the …

Papadakis, Cizeron take lead in bid for sixth straight European title

Jan 23 2020

French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron made a strong start to their bid for a sixth consecutive European …

Pelicans' Williamson thrills in NBA debut

Jan 23 2020

New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson flashed some brilliance in his long-awaited NBA debut Wednesday, but the San Antonio …

Lakmal sets up Sri Lanka win in first Test against Zimbabwe

Jan 23 2020

Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka for a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare on …

Belgian Pieters takes early lead in Dubai

Jan 23 2020

Belgium's Thomas Pieters fired a five-under-par 67 in difficult conditions to grab a one-shot lead after the opening …

Sonny Bill Williams 'to refuse to wear' Super League betting logo

Jan 23 2020

Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams is set to refuse to wear the logo of Super League sponsor Betfred due to his …