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Spain's Badosa beats Azarenka to capture Indian Wells title

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Paula Badosa demonstrated her mental toughness to become the WTA Indian Wells champion in her desert debut on Sunday …

Gritty Chiefs rally in Washington, Cardinals stay unbeaten

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The Kansas City Chiefs "dug down deep" for a 31-13 come-from-behind NFL victory over the Washington Football Team that …

McIlroy captures 20th US PGA title with victory at Vegas

Oct 18 2021

Rory McIlroy captured his 20th career US PGA Tour title on Sunday, firing a six-under par 66 to win the CJ Cup by one …

Special delivery as Amazon driver leads Scotland to shock win at T20 World Cup

Oct 18 2021

Scotland pulled off a shock six-run victory over Bangladesh at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday thanks to a …

Who said what in sport this weekend

Oct 18 2021

Who said what in sport this weekend:

Perfect Napoli reclaim top spot after Osimhen's 'most important' goal

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Napoli returned to the top of Serie A on Sunday after Nigerian international Victor Osimhen scored the only goal in a …

Lyon end Toulouse's perfect Top 14 start

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Lyon condemned Toulouse to their first defeat of the French Top 14 season on Sunday with a 25-19 victory.

Perfect Napoli re-take top spot in Italy

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Napoli returned to the top of Serie A on Sunday after Nigerian international Victor Osimhen scored the only goal in a …

Chiefs rally for gritty win over Washington, Jags end skid

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The Kansas City Chiefs "dug down deep" for a 31-13 come-from-behind NFL victory over the Washington Football Team that …

Five great Twenty 20 World Cup upsets

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Five great Twenty20 World Cup upsets after Scotland defeated Bangladesh by six runs on Sunday:

Mosimane wants VAR after African giants Ahly denied 'clear penalty'

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Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane says African football chiefs must prioritise introducing VAR after the CAF Champions League …

Three talking points from the Premier League

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Manchester United long unbeaten record on the road in the Premier League is gone as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were well …

'We disappointed ourselves and fans', admits Bangladesh's Mahmudullah

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Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad said they had let themselves and their millions of fans down after a heartbreaking …

From Amazon driver to World Cup star: Scots hail T20 giant slayer Greaves

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Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer on Sunday hailed Chris Greaves for his sacrifices that included delivering parcels for …

Spurs spoil Newcastle's Saudi party

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Newcastle's new dawn under the ownership of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund got off to a disappointing start as …

Great Scots stun Bangladesh as T20 World Cup starts

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Scotland pulled off a shock six-run victory over Bangladesh at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday as Oman handed debutants …

Napoli re-take top spot in Italy

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Napoli returned to the top of Serie A on Sunday after Nigerian international Victor Osimhen scored the only goal in a …

Greaves stars as Scotland stun Bangladesh in T20 World Cup

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Chris Greaves starred with bat and ball as Scotland shocked Bangladesh with a six-run win on Sunday's opening day of the …

Sri Lanka coach Arthur admits T20 qualifier will be 'cutthroat'

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Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur believes the battle to reach the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup will be "cutthroat".

Itoje back in style as Saracens crush Bath

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Saracens powered to an incredible 71-17 rout of Bath as Maro Itoje made a try-scoring return to the English Premiership …

Bayern crush Leverkusen to return to top of Bundesliga

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Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both scored twice as Bayern Munich rampaged to a 5-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen to …

Fitzpatrick claims seventh European Tour title

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Matthew Fitzpatrick, playing for the first time since Europe's Ryder Cup defeat, claimed his seventh European Tour title …

Newcastle fans celebrate new Saudi era in spite of rights concerns

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Jubilant Newcastle fans descended on St James' Park on Sunday to celebrate a new era for the club under the ownership of …

West Ham's Ogbonna sinks Everton on Moyes' return

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West Ham manager David Moyes enjoyed a winning return to Everton as Angelo Ogbonna's header sealed a 1-0 victory at …

Oman crush PNG as T20 World Cup gets underway

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Oman handed Papua New Guinea a 10-wicket rout as the Twenty20 World Cup, which was shifted from India due to Covid-19, …

Maqsood helps Oman thrash Papua New Guinea in T20 World Cup opener

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Zeeshan Maqsood returned bowling figures of 4-20 to set up a 10-wicket win for hosts Oman in the Twenty20 World Cup …

Swansea beat rivals Cardiff to pile pressure on McCarthy

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Swansea increased the pressure on Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy with a 3-0 win over their bitter rivals in the south …

Ulsan win thriller to reach all-Korean Asian Champions League semi

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Title-holders Ulsan Hyundai will play fellow South Korean side Pohang Steelers in Wednesday's semi-finals as they close …

Beijing flame to be lit in a vacuum in Olympia

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The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium on Monday as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for …

Tuchel backs 'unselfish' Lukaku to end goal drought

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Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will end his worrying goal drought because he is so unselfish.

Four for Maqsood as Oman limit Papua New Guinea to 129-9

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Oman skipper Zeeshan Maqsood picked up 4-20 to help restrict debutants Papua New Guinea to 129 for nine in the Twenty20 …

Ogier made to wait as Neuville wins Rally of Spain

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Sebastien Ogier's bid for an eighth world rally championship title was put on hold as Hyundai's Thierry Neuville held on …

Man Utd must fix 'mentality and tactics', says Pogba

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Paul Pogba delivered a withering assessment of the state of Manchester United's form after a 4-2 defeat to Leicester …

Tibet activists arrested in Greece for Bejing Olympics protest

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Tibet activists on Sunday staged a brief protest at the Acropolis in Athens against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, …

Paris Marathon victories for Elisha Rotich and Tigist Memuye

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Kenya's Elisha Rotich set a new course record en route to victory in the Paris Marathon on Sunday, while Tigist Memuye …

Star Wallabies winger Koroibete out of Japan, UK tour

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Star Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete pulled out of their tour of Japan and Britain Sunday to spend time with his young …

Grand slam double powers Red Sox past Astros, Braves edge Dodgers

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J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers delivered a historic brace of grand slams Saturday to propel the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 …

Surprise finalists Norrie, Basilashvilli set to clash in Indian Wells showdown

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Britain's Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to book a title clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili …

Fowler takes lead in Las Vegas, eyes end to drought

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Rickie Fowler, aiming to put a season of struggle behind him, fired a nine-under par 63 on Saturday to grab a two-stroke …

Red Sox power past Astros to even their MLB playoff series

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J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers delivered a historic brace of grand slams to propel the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 victory …

Afghanistan will stick to daring T20 approach, says skipper Nabi

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Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi said his team will shrug off political and travel turmoil to thrive at the T20 World …

Britain's Norrie charges into ATP Indian Wells final

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Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 Saturday at the ATP Indian Wells Masters to book his spot in Sunday's …

Basilashvili books spot in ATP Indian Wells final

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Nikoloz Basilashvili booked his spot in the ATP Indian Wells Masters final, defeating American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (7/5), …

Beaten champions Lille accused of 'individual, collective poverty'

Oct 16 2021

Reigning French champions Lille suffered a 1-0 loss away to promoted Clermont on Saturday, with the club president …

'Mission accomplished' as moneybags Stade Francais stop rot

Oct 16 2021

Stade Francais, the under-performing financial heavyweights of the French Top 14, won a second successive match for the …

Inter 'lose heads' in Lazio defeat as battling AC Milan go top

Oct 16 2021

Reigning champions Inter Milan suffered their first Serie A defeat of the season as they lost a bad-tempered game 3-1 to …

Man Utd lose at Leicester, five-goal Liverpool thrash Watford

Oct 16 2021

Manchester United succumbed to a first away league defeat for 30 games by losing 4-2 at Leicester as Liverpool thrashed …

Mendy shines as Chelsea go top

Oct 16 2021

Thomas Tuchel saluted Edouard Mendy as the Chelsea goalkeeper's superb display sealed a hard-fought 1-0 win at Brentford …

Haaland celebrates with fan after sending Dortmund top

Oct 16 2021

Erling Haaland celebrated his successful return from injury with a pitch-invading fan after scoring two goals in a 3-1 …

Inter lose cool in first defeat of title defence at Lazio

Oct 16 2021

Reigning champions Inter Milan suffered their first Serie A defeat of the season and caused a long delay after being …

Leicester pile pressure on Solskjaer as 'not good enough' Man Utd crash

Oct 16 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted the pressure is building as the beleaguered boss questioned Manchester United's desire …

Neuville leads Rally of Spain as Ogier title bid holds firm

Oct 16 2021

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville tightened his grip on the Rally of Spain on Saturday while Elfyn Evans saw his hopes of …

Lille resurgence slowed by defeat at Clermont

Oct 16 2021

Reigning French champions Lille suffered a 1-0 loss away to promoted Clermont on Saturday, slamming the brakes on their …

'We back Gayle to deliver at T20 World Cup', says Windies skipper Pollard

Oct 16 2021

Chris Gayle has joined the West Indies for their title defence in the Twenty20 World Cup and skipper Kieron Pollard …

Man City prove too strong for Burnley

Oct 16 2021

Manchester City remained on Liverpool's tails at the top of the Premier League by seeing off Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad …

Haaland scores twice on comeback as Dortmund go top

Oct 16 2021

Erling Haaland marked his return from injury with two goals on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 3-1 to go top of …

Man Utd lose at Leicester, five-star Liverpool go top

Oct 16 2021

Manchester United succumbed to a first away league defeat for 30 games by losing 4-2 at Leicester as Liverpool stormed …

Ten-match win streak in UAE gives Pakistan edge over India, says Babar

Oct 16 2021

Pakistan have won their last 10 Twenty20 internationals in the United Arab Emirates and captain Babar Azam claims that …

Dolphins activate Tagovailoa for London NFL contest

Oct 16 2021

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was activated off injured reserve on Saturday, setting the stage for him to …

Kohli hails impact of 'inspirational' mentor Dhoni

Oct 16 2021

Virat Kohli on Saturday hailed M.S. Dhoni as an "inspiration" who had a "huge impact" on his cricketing journey as the …

Oman, PNG take centre stage as T20 World Cup gets underway

Oct 16 2021

Oman and Papua New Guinea get the Twenty 20 World Cup underway on Sunday in the humble surroundings of Al Amerat with …

Salah scores stunner, Firmino hits treble in Liverpool rout

Oct 16 2021

Mohamed Salah scored another brilliant individual goal and Roberto Firmino hit a hat-trick as Liverpool ruined Claudio …

Fully fit Barca can still win La Liga, says Koeman

Oct 16 2021

Ronald Koeman said on Saturday Barcelona will have a team to win La Liga once their injured players have recovered.

Nature Strip wins turf's biggest prize, The Everest

Oct 16 2021

Star sprinter Nature Strip, ridden by James McDonald, lived up to his billing as favourite to win the world's richest …

Dravid set to be next India coach: report

Oct 16 2021

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the senior team's head coach after the T20 World Cup, …

Nature Strip wins turf's biggest price, The Everest

Oct 16 2021

Star sprinter Nature Strip, ridden by James McDonald, lived up to his billing as favourite to win the world's richest …

Veteran Azarenka books spot in Indian Wells final against Badosa

Oct 16 2021

Victoria Azarenka, who is hoping to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to …

Badosa holds off Jabeur to reach Indian Wells final

Oct 16 2021

Paula Badosa defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to book her spot in the final of the WTA Indian …

Altuve, Correa propel Astros to opening win over Red Sox

Oct 16 2021

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa homered in back-to-back innings and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox …

Azarenka books spot in WTA Indian Wells final

Oct 16 2021

Victoria Azarenka, who is trying to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to …

T20 Cricket World Cup - six to watch

Oct 16 2021

The seventh T20 World Cup gets underway in Oman and the UAE at the weekend with the world's best players queueing up to …

Bangladesh vow not to be haunted by miserable T20 World Cup record

Oct 16 2021

Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan believes that series wins against Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe will …

Saudi-owned Newcastle begin bold bid for 'superpower' status

Oct 16 2021

A new era beckons for Newcastle on Sunday when a packed St James' Park will witness the Magpies' first match since a …

Favourites Zverev, Tsitsipas crash out of ATP Indian Wells Masters

Oct 16 2021

Olympic gold medallist Alexander Zverev and French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas slumped to shock quarter-final …

Mitchell shines again at Summit to grab CJ Cup lead

Oct 16 2021

Keith Mitchell fired an eagle and seven birdies Friday in an eight-under par 64 to take an early five-shot lead in the …

Panama punished for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifiers

Oct 16 2021

Panama will play its next home World Cup qualifying match without spectators as punishment for homophobic chanting by …

PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty

Oct 16 2021

Kylian Mbappe converted a soft late VAR penalty award to give a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Lionel Messi and Neymar …

Zverev, Tsitsipas sent crashing out of ATP Indian Wells Masters

Oct 16 2021

American Taylor Fritz survived two match points to come from behind and eliminate third seeded Alexander Zverev 4-6, …

Basilashvili upsets second seed Tsitsipas at Indian Wells

Oct 15 2021

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas was ousted in the quarter-finals at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday, falling 6-4, …

Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to 'dream'

Oct 15 2021

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his plan to hold the World Cup every two years during a visit to …

Shiffrin looks ahead to Beijing Olympics with trepidation

Oct 15 2021

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin said on Friday that she was planning for the Beijing Olympics in February with …

US Open champions Medvedev, Raducanu pull out of Moscow

Oct 15 2021

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev joined fellow New York Grand Slam title winner Emma Raducanu in withdrawing from the …

Du Plessis stars as Chennai down Kolkata to win fourth IPL title

Oct 15 2021

Faf du Plessis smashed an attacking half-century to help Chennai Super Kings thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs and …

China misses out on record 23-race F1 calendar in 2022

Oct 15 2021

China was dropped from the Formula One calendar for a third successive year on Friday as a record 23-race schedule for …

Kolbe marvels at golden path that led to Toulon

Oct 15 2021

"I honestly never thought that I would come this far," said World Cup winning winger Cheslin Kolbe as he was unveiled by …

Tuchel urges Chelsea to ignore favourites tag against underdogs

Oct 15 2021

Thomas Tuchel has warned Chelsea not to expect an easy ride during a run of fixtures that could boost their Premier …

Neuville takes Spain lead as Evans slips in world title pursuit

Oct 15 2021

Thierry Neuville gave perennial rival Sebastian Ogier a boost on Friday by grabbing the Spanish Rally lead off Elfyn …

Man Utd boss Solskjaer won't be pressured over Ronaldo selection

Oct 15 2021

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will not be pressured into playing Cristiano Ronaldo if he …

Kolbe said he left Toulouse to get out of 'comfort zone'

Oct 15 2021

World Cup winning winger Cheslin Kolbe said Friday that he joined Toulon from European champions, and French Top 14 …

Kenyan police interrogate slain running star's husband

Oct 15 2021

Police were interrogating the husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop on Friday after she was stabbed to …

Palace boss Vieira ready for 'emotional' Arsenal return

Oct 15 2021

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is looking forward to an emotional return to Arsenal as he prepares to face his old …

Under-fire Bruce vows to fight for Newcastle job

Oct 15 2021

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says he will fight to keep his job as speculation swirls that he faces the sack despite …

Husband of slain Kenyan running star Tirop detained

Oct 15 2021

The husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop, who was stabbed to death in a killing that has shocked her home …

Guardiola wants Sterling to stay and fight for Man City future

Oct 15 2021

Pep Guardiola says he wants Raheem Sterling to fight for his place at Manchester City after the frustrated forward …

Cycling's Miguel Angel Lopez returns to Astana

Oct 15 2021

Colombian climb specialist Miguel Angel Lopez has signed a two-year deal to rejoin cycling's Astana Qazaqstan Team.

Newcastle confirm Bruce will take charge against Spurs

Oct 15 2021

Newcastle have confirmed Steve Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th match as a manager when Tottenham visit St James' …

Klopp warns Newcastle that money doesn't buy success

Oct 15 2021

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Newcastle that money does not buy success as the Magpies dream of joining the …

Hernandez to face Spanish court: Bayern president

Oct 15 2021

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will travel to Madrid to appear in court for violating a restraining order in …

Husband of slain Kenyan running star Tirop due in court

Oct 15 2021

The husband of Kenyan double world championships medallist Agnes Tirop, who was stabbed to death in a killing that has …

Barcelona begin testing week as Dynamo Kiev and Real Madrid await

Oct 15 2021

Ronald Koeman said his players will benefit from knowing he is staying on as Barcelona coach and his theory will be …

Husband of killed Kenyan running star Tirop due in court

Oct 15 2021

The husband of Kenyan record-breaking runner Agnes Tirop, who was stabbed to death in a killing that has shocked her …

No-nonsense masks, strict bubble: What to expect from China's Winter Olympics

Oct 15 2021

Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, is staging a series of test events -- giving a strong taste of what …