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Qatar defies virus, presses on with major sport events

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Qatar has defied soaring coronavirus numbers to stage high-profile sporting events, serving as a test bed ahead of the …

FIFA chief to break silence as Super League plunges Europe into crisis

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected to deliver his verdict on the European Super League on Tuesday after the …

Ko comeback, Cinks in synch, world traveller: golf talking points

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Familiar names returning to the top of leaderboards, and a travelling American winning a return ticket home dominate AFP …

Marleau sets NHL record with 1,768th game

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San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau broke ice hockey legend Gordie Howe's record for the most appearances in NHL …

Curry hot streak continues as Warriors down Sixers

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Steph Curry extended his scoring streak with an electrifying 49-point display as the Golden State Warriors upset the …

Lions tour 'massive motivation' for Springbok Jantjies' Pau move

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South Africa's Rugby World Cup winner Elton Jantjies said his desire to feature against the British and Irish Lions this …

'Self-serving' Super League opens unprecedented conflict in European football

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Plans for a Super League announced by 12 of European football's most powerful clubs plunged the game into an …

'Madrid will not be kicked out of Champions League': ESL chief Perez

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday that no club will be thrown out of the Champions League for …

'Hopefully it doesn't happen' - Liverpool captain Milner against Super League

Apr 19 2021

Liverpool midfielder James Milner said on Monday he hopes a European Super League (ESL) does not happen despite his club …

China's Ding ahead as he aims to join Yan in World Championships second round

Apr 19 2021

China's Ding Junhui established a narrow 5-4 lead over former title-holder Stuart Bingham on Monday as he looked to join …

Liverpool and Leeds share spoils amid Super League protests

Apr 19 2021

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw away to Leeds United on Monday in a match overshadowed by the furious response to the …

Barty sees Roland Garros return as a 'fresh start'

Apr 19 2021

As former champion Ashleigh Barty prepares for Roland Garros on May 30, the Australian brushed off any regrets about …

Fans unite to slam European Super League as 'ultimate betrayal'

Apr 19 2021

Supporters of the six Premier League clubs leading the breakaway European Super League have slammed the controversial …

Quarterback Alex Smith retires from NFL

Apr 19 2021

Veteran quarterback Alex Smith announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, bringing the curtain down on a 16-year …

Fans to return at US Opens: USGA

Apr 19 2021

The United States Golf Association said Monday that a limited number of spectators will be allowed at the men's and …

Closed Super League proposals 'not right', says blindsided Klopp

Apr 19 2021

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was not consulted by the club's owners on signing up to a European Super League …

South Africa cricket captains criticise administrators

Apr 19 2021

South Africa's men's and women's cricket captains on Monday criticised the decision by the sport's council to reject a …

UK threatens to invoke legal powers against European Super League

Apr 19 2021

Britain's government vowed Monday to do "whatever it takes" to protect football, raising the possibility of invoking …

European Super League: Who's saying what

Apr 19 2021

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, …

Super League 'spit in the face' opens unprecedented conflict in European football

Apr 19 2021

Plans for a breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs plunged European …

Ex-Wales scrum-half Peel back to Scarlets as coach

Apr 19 2021

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Dwayne Peel is to return to the Scarlets as head coach, it was …

Man Utd's Fernandes joins debate on European Super League

Apr 19 2021

Bruno Fernandes joined the heated debate on the European Super League as the Manchester United midfielder appeared to …

Thiem 'fell into a hole' but plans for Madrid

Apr 19 2021

Dominic Thiem is struggling with pandemic-related "emptiness", but plans to return to the clay-court in Madrid in early …

Leinster's Sexton out of Rainbow Cup opener

Apr 19 2021

Leinster have ruled Johnny Sexton out of their opening Rainbow Cup match against arch-rivals Munster on Saturday, …

UEFA chief hits out at 'greediness, narcissism' of clubs over Super League plans

Apr 19 2021

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Monday slammed clubs involved in plans for a breakaway Super League and launched …

Dortmund, Bayern 'reject' Super League plans: club chairmen

Apr 19 2021

Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both said on Monday they were against proposals to form a European …

Arsenal and Spurs fans in rare agreement in condemning Super League

Apr 19 2021

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fans enjoy a fierce rivalry but the announcement of the European Super League achieved the …

Mourinho sacked by Tottenham after 17 months in charge

Apr 19 2021

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday just six days before they play Manchester City in the League Cup final …

Barty sees Roland Garros defence as a 'fresh start'

Apr 19 2021

As Ashleigh Barty prepares for the start of Roland Garros on May 24, she insisted Monday that she does not regard …

Froome struggles as Moscon wins Tour of the Alps 1st stage

Apr 19 2021

Italian Gianni Moscon won the first stage of the Tour of the Alps on Monday as his former Ineos teammate Chris Froome …

China's Ding ahead as he aims to join Yan in World Championship advance

Apr 19 2021

China's Ding Junhui established a narrow 5-4 lead over former title-holder Stuart Bingham on Monday as he looked to join …

In the Champions League the elite have always battled the rest

Apr 19 2021

From the creation of the first continental club cups in the 1950s to the announcement of a private Super League, …

Jose Mourinho: from 'Special One' to trophy-less Tottenham tenure

Apr 19 2021

Jose Mourinho is one of Europe's most successful club managers, but his trajectory at Tottenham Hotspur tracked a …

UEFA delays final decision over Euro 2020 host cities until Friday

Apr 19 2021

UEFA will announce the final decision over the host cities for this year's delayed Euro 2020 on Friday, with Munich, …

Tuchel backs Chelsea to make 'right decisions' amid Super League fury

Apr 19 2021

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists his club will make the "right decisions" over their role in the controversial …

African players in Europe: Iheanacho's goal-a-game streak

Apr 19 2021

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his 12th goal in 12 matches in all competitions to book Leicester City a May 15 FA Cup final …

Super League announcement opens unprecedented conflict in European football

Apr 19 2021

A planned breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs and backed by US …

Tottenham cut cord with miserable Mourinho spell

Apr 19 2021

Tottenham brought Jose Mourinho's unhappy spell as manager to an abrupt end on Monday just days before they attempt to …

Sri Lanka's Lokuhettige banned eight years for corruption

Apr 19 2021

World cricket's governing body on Monday banned former Sri Lanka fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige for eight years for …

Man City wait nervously on De Bruyne injury diagnosis

Apr 19 2021

Manchester City said Monday they do not know the "full extent" of the injury suffered by Kevin De Bruyne, but the …

English football counts cost of foreign investment as 'big six' plan breakaway

Apr 19 2021

English football is reeling after plans by six of its biggest clubs to join forces with top Spanish and Italian sides to …

British media blast clubs leading European Super League breakaway

Apr 19 2021

Plans for a breakaway European Super League provoked a furious reaction from the British media on Monday as the six …

Super League 'won't happen': former FA chairman Dyke

Apr 19 2021

Former English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes the widespread opposition to the proposed European Super …

European heavyweights face criticism over 'cynical' Super League

Apr 19 2021

Twelve of football's most powerful clubs faced accusations of greed and cynicism on Monday as they announced a breakaway …

Champions' demise haunts diminished Chinese Super League

Apr 19 2021

China will attempt to move on from the collapse of champions Jiangsu FC when the new Super League season kicks off with …

Explainer: key facts about the European Super League

Apr 19 2021

Twelve major football clubs announced a new European Super League on Monday, breaking away from the UEFA Champions …

Super Bowl MVP Brady recovering from minor knee surgery

Apr 19 2021

Seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, who led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFL title last season, is …

Adebayo's step-back jumper at buzzer propels Heat to win over Nets

Apr 19 2021

Bam Adebayo hit a thrilling game winner at the buzzer on Sunday to lift the Miami Heat to a 109-107 victory over the …

Twelve European clubs announce launch of disputed Super League

Apr 19 2021

Twelve of Europe's most powerful clubs announced the launch of a breakaway European Super League on Monday in a …

Spain's Palou celebrates move to new team with first IndyCar victory

Apr 18 2021

Spain's Alex Palou claimed his first IndyCar Series win in his Chip Ganassi debut, fending off a late challenge from …

ECA 'strongly opposes' European Super League

Apr 18 2021

The European Club Association (ECA) said on Sunday it "strongly opposes" plans for a breakaway Super League competition …

British PM leads backlash against 'big six' clubs planning to join Super League

Apr 18 2021

The announcement by six leading English clubs that they plan to join a breakaway European Super League sparked a furious …

Chicharito brace as Galaxy edge Neville's Inter Miami in MLS opener

Apr 18 2021

Phil Neville tasted defeat in his first competitive match as Inter Miami manager as a double from former Manchester …

Twelve major European clubs launch plans for Super League

Apr 18 2021

Twelve of Europe's biggest clubs on Monday said they planned to launch a breakaway Super League, despite the threat of …

Juve's Champions League at risk, Inter edge towards title despite Napoli draw

Apr 18 2021

Andrea Pirlo conceded Juventas missed Cristiano Ronaldo's "killer instinct" as the Italian champions fell to their first …

Galaxy edge Neville's Inter Miami in MLS season opener

Apr 18 2021

Phil Neville tasted defeat in his first competitive match as Inter Miami manager as a double from former Manchester …

Major League Soccer

Apr 18 2021

Phil Neville tasted defeat in his first competitive match as Inter Miami manager as a double from former Manchester …

Who said what in sport this weekend

Apr 18 2021

Who said what in sport this weekend:

Twelve European clubs condemned for threatening 'greedy, cynical' breakaway Super League

Apr 18 2021

Twelve of Europe's most powerful clubs were accused of greed and cynicism and threatened with international exile on …

Advantage Atletico after patched-up Real Madrid held by Getafe

Apr 18 2021

A depleted Real Madrid delivered a major boost to Atletico Madrid's title hopes on Sunday by drawing 0-0 with Getafe in …

All Blacks hooker Coles signs on for another Rugby World Cup

Apr 18 2021

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles signed a contract extension on Monday to keep playing for the three-time world champions …

Inter's Eriksen snatches a point at Napoli

Apr 18 2021

Christian Eriksen claimed a point for Serie A leaders Inter Milan whose 11-match winning streak ended with a 1-1 draw at …

Late hero Icardi fires PSG a point behind leaders Lille

Apr 18 2021

Mauro Icardi dragged Paris Saint-Germain to within one point of Ligue 1 leaders Lille on Sunday with the last-gasp …

Aussie Sharma topples Jabeur for first WTA title

Apr 18 2021

Australian Astra Sharma, ranked 165th in the world, rallied to beat 27th-ranked Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday to …

UEFA to ban clubs who take part in a 'cynical' European Super League

Apr 18 2021

UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a …

Iheanacho fires Leicester into FA Cup final on fans' return

Apr 18 2021

Leicester reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years as Kelechi Iheanacho's solitary goal earned a 1-0 win …

'Like being back at school': Emotional Marquez says MotoGP return 'incredible'

Apr 18 2021

Tearful six-time world champion Marc Marquez said on Sunday his return to MotoGP felt like being back at school with …

English breakaway six hit by backlash to 'damaging' Super League plans

Apr 18 2021

Plans for six leading English clubs to join a breakaway European Super League were met by a furious reaction on Sunday, …

Zimbabwean Arubi stars as TTM stun Sundowns to reach final

Apr 18 2021

Former Zimbabwe goalkeeper Washington Arubi starred as TTM stunned Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday by winning a penalty …

Juve miss Ronaldo's 'killer instinct' in first league loss to Atalanta since 2001

Apr 18 2021

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus missed Cristiano Ronaldo's "killer instinct" as the Italian champions fell to their first league …

English breakaway six hit by backlash to Super League plans

Apr 18 2021

Plans for six leading English clubs to join a breakaway European Super League were met by a furious reaction by the …

De Villiers awaits Boucher talks on South Africa return

Apr 18 2021

AB de Villiers Sunday said it would be "fantastic" to return to playing for South Africa ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup …

Tsitsipas 'learns to breathe' and captures maiden Masters title

Apr 18 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first …

Greenwood bags brace as Man Utd sink Burnley, Fulham frustrated by Arsenal

Apr 18 2021

Manchester United moved within eight points of Premier League leaders Manchester City as Mason Greenwood's double …

Van Aert edges Pidcock to Amstel Gold win in photo-finish

Apr 18 2021

Belgian Wout van Aert pipped Britain's Tom Pidcock to victory at the Amstel Gold Race classic on Sunday after a …

Quartararo wins Portuguese MotoGP with 'exhausted' Marquez seventh on comeback

Apr 18 2021

Fabio Quartararo won his second consecutive race when he took the Portuguese MotoGP on Sunday, with six-time champion …

UEFA says will ban clubs who take part in a European Super League

Apr 18 2021

UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a …

Federer says he will play at Roland Garros

Apr 18 2021

Roger Federer confirmed on Sunday he will play the French Open at Roland Garros this year having skipped the 2020 …

Atletico thump Eibar to move four points clear

Apr 18 2021

Atletico Madrid put their La Liga title challenge back on track by thrashing Eibar 5-0 on Sunday to go four points clear …

Haaland ends mini goal drought as Dortmund see off Bremen

Apr 18 2021

Erling Braut Haaland ended his mini goal drought with a double on Sunday as Borussia Dortmund fought back to floor …

Van Aert edges Pidcock to Amstel Gold after photo-finish

Apr 18 2021

Belgian Wout Van Aert pipped Britain's Tom Pidcock to the Amstel Gold Race classic on Sunday after a thrilling …

Verstappen wins chaotic Imola classic as Hamilton rues rare mistake

Apr 18 2021

Max Verstappen kept his cool to claim a chaotic rain-hit Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday as seven-time Formula One …

Nagelsmann tipped to join Bayern Munich after Flick bombshell

Apr 18 2021

Julian Nagelsmann is top of the German media's list of contenders to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich while …

The secret 'humiliation' of Romania's star gymnast Comaneci

Apr 18 2021

Behind the glamour and success, beatings and humiliation: a new book about Romania's legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci …

Quartararo wins Portuguese MotoGP with Marquez seventh on comeback

Apr 18 2021

Fabio Quartararo won his second consecutive race when he took the Portuguese MotoGP at Portimao on Sunday, with six-time …

Atalanta claim first league win over Juve in two decades

Apr 18 2021

Ruslan Malinovskyi struck late as Atalanta won 1-0 to claim their first league victory over Juventus in two decades and …

Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Hamilton second

Apr 18 2021

Max Verstappen kept his cool to claim a chaotic rain-hit Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday as seven-time Formula One …

Nketiah's late leveller saves Arsenal as Fulham suffer survival blow

Apr 18 2021

Eddie Nketiah delivered a hammer blow to Fulham's bid for Premier League survival as the Arsenal striker's last-gasp …

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix suspended after Russell, Bottas 300kmh crash

Apr 18 2021

A high-speed crash involving Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and George Russell in a Williams forced Sunday's Emilia Romagna …

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix suspended after high-speed crash

Apr 18 2021

A high-speed crash involving Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and George Russell in a Williams forced Sunday's Emilia Romagna …

Tsitsipas beats Rublev in Monte Carlo final for first Masters 1000 title

Apr 18 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first …

PSG end Lyon's five-year Champions League run with quarters win

Apr 18 2021

Paris Saint-Germain ended Lyon's five-year unbeaten run in the Women's Champions League with Sunday's 2-1 win to reach …

Milan squeeze past Genoa to end home hoodoo

Apr 18 2021

Genoa's Gianluca Scamacca turned into his own net to hand AC Milan a 2-1 win on Sunday, their first in over two months …

Milan squeuze past Genoa to end home hoodoo

Apr 18 2021

Genoa's Gianluca Scamacca turned into his own net to hand AC Milan a 2-1 win on Sunday, their first in over two months …

Bayern Munich 'disapprove' of Flick's announcement on quitting post

Apr 18 2021

Bayern Munich's management on Sunday voiced disapproval at coach Hansi Flick for disclosing that he is seeking to quit …

Miami joins F1 calendar in 2022 in push for US fan share

Apr 18 2021

The Miami Grand Prix will join the Formula One calendar from the 2022 season, organisers said on Sunday, in a 10-year …

Nagelsmann tipped to replace Flick as Bayern Munich coach

Apr 18 2021

Julian Nagelsmann is top of the German media's list of contenders to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich in the …

Vos finally collects Amstel Gold victory

Apr 18 2021

Marianne Vos collected one of the few titles she had not won when she claimed the women's Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.

Kipchoge shows Olympic form with Enschede marathon win

Apr 18 2021

Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder, won the Enschede Marathon on Sunday in …

Miami Grand Prix added to 2022 Formula One calendar

Apr 18 2021

The Miami Grand Prix will join the Formula One calendar from the 2022 season, organisers said on Sunday, in a 10-year …

Kipchoge shows he's ready for Olympics in Enschede marathon

Apr 18 2021

Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder, won the Enschede marathon on Sunday in …

Aussie discus star Stevens overcomes odds to make fourth Olympics

Apr 18 2021

Former Australian discus world champion Dani Stevens qualified for her fourth Olympics Sunday as she battles back from a …