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Poston off to hot start at Barbasol Championship

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American J.T. Poston equalled the course record with a 10-under-par 62 to grab a slim lead after the first round of the …

Fraser-Pryce takes on home hero Asher-Smith in London 100m shootout

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Double Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head with British sprint star Dina …

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

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Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of …

France's Boutier and Icher share lead at LPGA team event

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France's Celine Boutier and Karine Icher shot a best ball eight-under 62 for a share of the lead at the halfway stage of …

Hammer time: Five to watch at the swimming world championships

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From the graceful elegance of Canadian teen Taylor Ruck to the brute force of China's Sun Yang, five swimmers to look …

Swim bad boy Sun under fire, US stars set to shine at worlds

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As the cream of world swimming limbers up for the world championships, explosive doping allegations against Chinese …

Three groupings to watch in British Open second round

Jul 18 2019

Unheralded American J.B. Holmes will take a one-shot lead into the second round of the 148th British Open with a host of …

Two horses die in California collision

Jul 18 2019

Two horses died after a head-on collision during an early morning training run at Del Mar track in California, officials …

Father time takes hold on tame Tiger

Jul 18 2019

Tiger Woods admitted age and a troublesome back will make competing for more major titles all the more difficult after …

Who's saying what at the British Open

Jul 18 2019

Rory McIlroy endured a disastrous day in front of his home fans as the British Open returned to Northern Ireland after a …

McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes Open lead

Jul 18 2019

Home favourite Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both endured dreadful starts to the British Open on Thursday, while American …

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket over 'political interference'

Jul 18 2019

International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government …

Four key moments from the first round of the British Open

Jul 18 2019

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods toiled as wind and rain lashed down on the opening round at Royal Portrush in the first …

Woods labours to seven-over start at British Open

Jul 18 2019

Tiger Woods made a horrible start to his bid for a 16th major title at the British Open on Thursday, shooting a …

Dennis climbs off bike and leaves Tour in confusion

Jul 18 2019

Rohan Dennis climbed off his bike early in Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France and neither the Australian nor …

'Back to the day job' for Simon Yates after first Tour de France stage win

Jul 18 2019

Britain's Simon Yates won stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday, beating two other survivors of a mass breakaway in …

Algeria face long qualifying route to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Jul 18 2019

Algeria, who meet Senegal on Friday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cairo, must travel virtually the length of the …

Zimbabwe suspended by International Cricket Council

Jul 18 2019

International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government …

Nigeria captain Obi Mikel flies the Super Eagles nest

Jul 18 2019

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel on Thursday called time on his international football career after helping the Super …

Woods endures terrible start to British Open

Jul 18 2019

Tiger Woods made a horrible start to his bid for a 16th major title at the British Open on Thursday, slipping to …

Belmadi urges fans in France to be ambassadors for Algeria

Jul 18 2019

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has called on the team's fans to "respect the countries where we are living" after …

Former champion Duval hits worst British Open round for 22 years

Jul 18 2019

David Duval hit the worst round at the British Open for 22 years on Thursday after carding a 14 on the par-five seventh …

Disastrous start leaves McIlroy fighting to make Open cut

Jul 18 2019

Rory McIlroy conceded his dreams of winning the British Open on home soil in Northern Ireland are all but over after a …

Unlucky 13, former champion Duval humbled at British Open

Jul 18 2019

David Duval put Rory McIlroy's troubles on the first day of the British Open into perspective after hitting a 13 on the …

Simon Yates wins prestige Pyrenees Tour stage

Jul 18 2019

Britain's Simon Yates won stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday, beating two other survivors of a mass breakaway in …

Newcastle boss Bruce vows to give 'everything' for new club

Jul 18 2019

New Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has vowed to win over the doubters after admitting he has always regretted turning …

McIlroy makes nightmare start, Ireland's Lowry takes Open lead

Jul 18 2019

Home favourite Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare start, including an opening-hole quadruple bogey, while Ireland's Shane …

Koreans 'feel like heroes' after 22-2 world water polo thumping

Jul 18 2019

Rarely does a 22-2 defeat seem like a watershed moment -- but for South Korea's female water polo team their latest …

Ketones, the stamina booster sparking Tour de France debate

Jul 18 2019

The Tour de France is again embroiled in a debate over what cyclists put in their bodies after Dutch team Jumbo …

Algerian fans switch their Friday focus from politics to football

Jul 18 2019

Algeria's African Cup of Nations final against Senegal will mark the climax not only of the Desert Foxes' campaign on …

Algeria ready for 'match of a lifetime' - Guedioura

Jul 18 2019

Algeria midfielder Adlene Guedioura says Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal represents the "match of a …

Lowry overcomes early nerves to seize British Open lead

Jul 18 2019

Ireland's Shane Lowry said he felt "uneasy" on the first tee before going on to take the early lead on Thursday as the …

Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge banned for breaching betting rules

Jul 18 2019

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been fined and suspended for six weeks for breaching betting rules, the …

Algeria loss made us stronger, Cisse says ahead of final rematch

Jul 18 2019

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse believes the Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat by Algeria helped fuel their run to the …

World Cup hero Bayliss to coach Hyderabad in IPL

Jul 18 2019

England's World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League …

McIlroy makes nightmare start at Portrush with first-hole quadruple-bogey

Jul 18 2019

Home favourite Rory McIlroy made a nightmare start with an opening-hole quadruple-bogey on Thursday as the British Open …

Juventus make De Ligt world's most expensive defender

Jul 18 2019

Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for …

Froome wins 2011 Vuelta after eight-year wait

Jul 18 2019

Chris Froome was upgraded from second place and officially declared winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana after champion …

Cheika rings changes as Wallabies enter post-Folau era

Jul 18 2019

Australia coach Michael Cheika has boldly gone back to the future for the Rugby Championship opener against South …

Angels Ramirez suspended in 'escalating' row with Astros

Jul 18 2019

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez was slapped with a three-game suspension on Wednesday for drilling Houston Astros …

All Blacks to blood Reece against Pumas, SBW out

Jul 18 2019

The All Blacks will hand Fijian-born winger Sevu Reece his Test debut against Argentina in the Rugby Championship this …

Japan look to give ailing Ikee a lift at world swim

Jul 18 2019

Japan's swimmers have promised to lift their game at next week's world championships to lift the spirits of ailing team …

Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore

Jul 18 2019

Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year's Games so …

US swim stars aim to lay down marker for Tokyo 2020 at worlds

Jul 18 2019

Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky will spearhead a powerful US assault when the swimming world championships begin …

Henderson, Sharp lead at inaugural LPGA team event

Jul 17 2019

Canadian duo Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp took the first round lead at the LPGA Tour's inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay …

Ighalo boosts Golden Boot hopes as Nigeria finish third

Jul 17 2019

Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted …

Tour win 'almost worth leaving Australia for' says new dad Ewan

Jul 17 2019

Australian Caleb Ewan picked up his first Tour de France stage win in a mass sprint at Toulouse on Wednesday as …

Canelo Alvarez to skip September fight date

Jul 17 2019

Canelo Alvarez has scrapped plans to fight in September after failing to line up a suitable opponent, the world …

Guardiola warns Sane amid Bayern link

Jul 17 2019

Coach Pep Guardiola warned Leroy Sane on Wednesday that he only wants to keep players at Manchester City who are happy …

Astros say Angels 'escalating' row after Marisnick hit by pitch

Jul 17 2019

Houston Astros president Jeff Luhnow on Wednesday demanded Major League Baseball take action after Jake Marisnick was …

African club finals to change to one-match contests - Ahmad

Jul 17 2019

CAF club finals will be reduced from two legs to one match at a neutral venue from next season, African football boss …

Cardinals cut Harrison over assault charges

Jul 17 2019

The Arizona Cardinals cut offensive tackle Desmond Harrison on Wednesday after he was charged with assault following an …

Atletico Madrid sign England defender Trippier from Tottenham

Jul 17 2019

England right-back Kieran Trippier has joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the Spanish club said on …

City players to decide new captain, says Guardiola

Jul 17 2019

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said on Wednesday that he will let his players decide who will captain the Premier …

Aussie rookie Ewan wins bunch sprint in Toulouse

Jul 17 2019

Australian Caleb Ewan picked up his first Tour de France stage win in a mass sprint at Toulouse on Wednesday as …

Former Belgium manager Waseige dies at 79

Jul 17 2019

Former Belgium national team manager Robert Waseige died on Wednesday at the age of 79.

Hosting Open 'speaks volumes' for Northern Ireland, says McIlroy

Jul 17 2019

Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that Northern Ireland hosting the British Open for the first time since 1951 this week …

Sterling hits brace as City hammer West Ham in China

Jul 17 2019

Record Manchester City signing Rodri made his debut and Raheem Sterling scored twice as the Premier League champions …

Rahm would 'love' to be second Spanish champion at Open, 40 years after Ballesteros triumph

Jul 17 2019

Jon Rahm said on Wednesday he would "love" to become the second Spaniard to win the British Open this week, 40 years on …

Springboks choose eight black players in team for first time

Jul 17 2019

South Africa will field eight black players in a starting XV for the first time when they face Australia Saturday in the …

Pogba shines as United thrash Leeds

Jul 17 2019

Paul Pogba shined as an under-pressure Manchester United stepped up their pre-season campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of …

World Cup hero Roy given first England Test call, Wood sidelined

Jul 17 2019

England have give Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his …

Newcastle thrashed by Wolves as fans bemoan Bruce appointment

Jul 17 2019

The scale of the task facing new head coach Steve Bruce was brutally laid bare as Newcastle United were thrashed 4-0 by …

West Ham break club transfer record to sign Eintracht striker Haller

Jul 17 2019

West Ham smashed their transfer record on Wednesday signing French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

'If home crowds can't help you, nothing can', says McIlroy

Jul 17 2019

Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he is not feeling extra pressure this week as the British Open returns to Northern …

North, South Korea to face off in World Cup qualifiers

Jul 17 2019

North and South Korea will face off in politically-charged World Cup qualifiers after being drawn in the same group …

Portrush set for second-highest British Open attendance

Jul 17 2019

The 148th British Open at Royal Portrush is set to become the second-highest attended tournament in the championship's …

Five key holes at the British Open

Jul 17 2019

The British Open returns to Northern Ireland after a 68-year absence this week at Royal Portrush for the 148th staging …

Newcastle gamble on Bruce as head coach

Jul 17 2019

Newcastle risked stoking the anger of their frustrated fans by hiring former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce as their head …

Steve Bruce named Newcastle United head coach: club

Jul 17 2019

Newcastle United announced Wednesday that Steve Bruce has been appointed head coach following the departure of Rafael …

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

Jul 17 2019

A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim …

Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Jul 17 2019

Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar's only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, …

Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

Jul 17 2019

Ben Simmons, newly signed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed …

Record-breaker Peaty leads British charge in Korea

Jul 17 2019

Virtually untouchable when on song, breaststroke king Adam Peaty spearheads a potent British team when the world …

Sister acts spice up inagurual LPGA team event

Jul 17 2019

The LPGA's first official team event tees off with a pair of sister acts and a veteran Solheim Cup duo spicing up the …

British Open's return offers sporting relief to Northern Ireland

Jul 17 2019

The British Open's return to Northern Irish soil for the first time in 68 years this week brings some blessed sporting …

Five outsiders for the British Open

Jul 17 2019

The 148th British Open gets underway on Thursday for the first time in 68 years in Northern Ireland at Royal Portrush.

Hammer throw world champ Wlodarczyk to skip Doha games

Jul 16 2019

Polish Olympic hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk will not defend her world title later this year after undergoing knee …

Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach

Jul 16 2019

The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair …

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits fans' criticism hurts

Jul 16 2019

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism from furious fans has been "hard to take", but he insists the club's …

Lennon warns Arsenal not to expect Tierney bargain

Jul 16 2019

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned Arsenal that the Scottish champions won't let Kieran Tierney leave on the cheap …

PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund

Jul 16 2019

Paris Saint-Germain have signed France under-21 international defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund on a …

Mickelson 'resets' with six-day fast ahead of British Open

Jul 16 2019

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson said on Tuesday that a recent six-day fast to "reset" after a poor run of form …

Outcast Rami to miss Marseille US trip

Jul 16 2019

France World Cup winner Adil Rami has been left out of the Marseille squad for the pre-season tour of the US, the club …

Khan claims Pacquiao has agreed Saudi Arabia bout

Jul 16 2019

British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November.

Arsenal close to capturing Real's Ceballos on loan: reports

Jul 16 2019

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on a season-long loan, Spanish media reported on …

Qatar's Al-Attiyah dominates Silk Way rally

Jul 16 2019

After traversing Russia's forests, the Mongolian steppe and the deserts of northern China, Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah …

Thomas hoping to give favourite McIlroy 'a run' at Portrush

Jul 16 2019

World number nine Justin Thomas said on Tuesday that home darling Rory McIlroy is the favourite for this week's British …

Strauss urges England star Stokes to stay grounded after World Cup

Jul 16 2019

Andrew Strauss has urged Ben Stokes to keep his feet on the ground after the England all-rounder earned hero status with …

'My Tour is already a success' says yellow jersey Alaphilippe

Jul 16 2019

Yellow jersey holder Julian Alaphilippe says his Tour de France is already a success, no matter what happens when the …

Bangladesh rest Shakib, retain Mashrafe for Sri Lanka ODIs

Jul 16 2019

Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match …

England hero Archer grieved cousin's death during World Cup

Jul 16 2019

England star Jofra Archer was grieving over the death of his cousin in Barbados during his team's incredible success at …

Woods draws inspiration from Watson, Norman's Open near-misses

Jul 16 2019

Tiger Woods said on Tuesday he is confident his body can hold up under the rigours of links golf this week as he bids …

Koepka benefitting from caddie's local knowledge, not passing tips to Tiger

Jul 16 2019

World number one Brooks Koepka said on Tuesday having Portrush local Ricky Elliott on the bag for this week's British …

Team boss says Ineos on course for Tour de France title

Jul 16 2019

Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford said Tuesday his riders were perfectly poised for another Tour de France win at the …

Korean tears at consolation goal in 30-1 world water polo rout

Jul 16 2019

South Korea's female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering …

Lampard 'won't look backwards' as he takes over Chelsea

Jul 16 2019

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said Tuesday he won't be looking backwards as he takes on possibly the biggest challenge of …

Crosswind blows Alaphilippe and Ineos clear on Tour

Jul 16 2019

Belgian rookie Wout Van Aert won stage 10 of the Tour de France on Monday as Julian Alaphilippe extended his overall …

South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home

Jul 16 2019

Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he …

Korean tears at breaking goal duck at world water polo

Jul 16 2019

South Korea's female water polo team have lost their first two games at the world championships by an eye-watering …

O'Connor signs with Queensland Reds in late World Cup move

Jul 16 2019

Australian rugby bad boy James O'Connor is edging closer to a stunning return to the Wallabies after the Queensland Reds …

First woman to referee in Australia's scandal-plagued NRL

Jul 16 2019

Australia's National Rugby League will make history with its first female referee on Thursday night, as the NRL …