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World Cup is my obsession says Mbappe after firing France into quarter-finals

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Kylian Mbappe said Sunday he dreamed of winning the World Cup for a second time after his brace helped France to a 3-1 …

Contract talks freeze having 'detrimental effect' on Welsh rugby players

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Players at Wales' four regions are being "detrimentally impacted" by the financial uncertainty surrounding their …

Giroud and Mbappe take ruthless France into World Cup quarter-finals

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Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into …

Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England face Senegal

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A brilliant double from Kylian Mbappe fired holders France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday as England …

Giroud and Mbappe guide France past Poland and into World Cup quarter-finals

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Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into …

Japan primed to show 'samurai spirit' against Croatia at World Cup

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Japan will "fight like samurai" in Monday's World Cup last-16 clash with Croatia as they battle to reach the …

Last-gasp Castres bounce back to edge Pau in Top 14

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A last minute try from Fiji centre Vilimoni Botitu gave Castres a nail-biting 26-22 victory over fellow strugglers Pau …

World Cup without booze makes for 'different' atmosphere

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World Cup fans in Qatar say the atmosphere is different without alcohol -- but they are divided over whether that is …

Portugal's Carvalho aiming not to be next World Cup shock victims

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Portugal midfielder William Carvalho is determined to help his team avoid becoming the victims of another World Cup …

World Cup not Modric's swansong, says Croatia coach Dalic

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Luka Modric will continue playing for Croatia beyond the World Cup, coach Zlatko Dalic said, as the 2018 finalists …

Lawrence recovers to win South African Open a day after birthday

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Local Thriston Lawrence surrendered a five-shot lead with five holes remaining before winning the South African Open by …

Ronaldo draws focus, but Fernandes is Portugal's World Cup heartbeat

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Cristiano Ronaldo's shadow looms large over Portugal at the World Cup, but away from the flash of camera phones and …

French ex F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies at 73

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French ex Formula One driver Patrick Tambay, who won two Grand Prix for Ferrari in the 1980s, has died after a long …

Wenger takes swipe at World Cup teams 'focused on demonstrations'

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Arsene Wenger said on Sunday that teams who focused on football rather than "political demonstrations" fared better in …

France, England in World Cup spotlight after Messi helps Argentina into quarters

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France's bid to retain the World Cup continues against Poland on Sunday, while England's pursuit of a first major trophy …

Spain warned over 'collapse' ahead of Morocco clash, says Rodri

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Spain's Rodri says his country have been warned about suffering another "collapse" when they face Morocco in the World …

Don't write off Ronaldo, warns Shaqiri

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Cristiano Ronaldo may be 37 and without a club but Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, whose team face Portugal in the World …

Socceroos say World Cup run 'puts Australian football on map'

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Australia's World Cup heroes hope their surprise run to the last 16 will transform football at home after they went down …

Afro-Greeks struggle to emulate 'idol' Antetokounmpo

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Young Athenians sharpen their shooting skills under the dazzling white lights of an outdoor basketball court, forever …

Estrada edges Gonzalez in super flyweight world title triology fight

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Juan Francisco Estrada won a majority decision over Roman Gonzalez Saturday to claim the vacant WBC super flyweight …

Warriors shoot down Rockets, Mavs beat Knicks in New York

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Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 36 points on Saturday as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors got off to a hot …

Fury forecasts 'biggest year of career' after defeating Chisora

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Tyson Fury said 2023 would be "the "biggest year of my career" as the Briton looks to unify boxing's fractured …

Brazil sweat on Neymar return ahead of South Korea World Cup clash

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Brazil head into Monday's World Cup last-16 tie against South Korea preoccupied by the health of the great Pele and with …

Pragmatic style pays off for Van Gaal's Netherlands

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Louis van Gaal's Netherlands have been repeatedly criticised for being "too boring" but a clinical counter-attacking …

Tireless Modric leading by example at World Cup as Croatia face Japan

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Croatia's squad features only a few of the players which led them to the World Cup final in 2018, runners-up to France, …

France, England in World Cup spotlight after Messi helps Argentina into last eight

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France's bid to retain the World Cup continues against Poland on Sunday, while England's pursuit of a first major trophy …

Fury dominates Chisora to retain WBC heavyweight title and eyes Usyk

Dec 03 2022

Tyson Fury retained his World Boxing Council heavyweight title with a decisive stoppage win over British rival Derek …

Now show us the money, says Arnold as gutsy Australia exit World Cup

Dec 03 2022

Coach Graham Arnold made an impassioned plea to the Australian government for money and "a home" after his Socceroos …

Fury dominates Chisora to retain WBC heavyweight title

Dec 03 2022

Tyson Fury retained his World Boxing Council heavyweight title with a decisive stoppage win over British rival Derek …

Goggia grabs second Lake Louise downhill victory

Dec 03 2022

Italian speed queen Sofia Goggia made it two wins in as many days Saturday with victory over Nina Ortlieb in the second …

Fury stops Chisora to retain WBC heavyweight title

Dec 03 2022

Tyson Fury retained his World Boxing Council heavyweight title with a decisive stoppage win over British rival Derek …

Messi stars as Argentina set up World Cup quarter-final date with Netherlands

Dec 03 2022

Lionel Messi finally scored a goal in the knockout rounds of the World Cup on Saturday as he inspired Argentina to a 2-1 …

Hospitalized football icon Pele says he's 'strong, with a lot of hope'

Dec 03 2022

Brazilian football legend Pele said on Saturday that he feels "strong, with a lot of hope" despite medical problems that …

Ex-All Black Bridge scores but loses on Montpellier bow

Dec 03 2022

Former New Zealand winger George Bridge scored on his Montpellier debut as his new side lost 19-14 at Clermont in the …

Messi magic helps send Argentina into World Cup last eight

Dec 03 2022

Lionel Messi produced a moment of trademark quality to score the opener in a 2-1 win over Australia and help send …

Rams place quarterback Stafford on injured reserve

Dec 03 2022

The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve with a lingering neck strain on …

South Africa extend dominance with Dubai Sevens win at '70% of potential'

Dec 03 2022

South Africa head coach Sandile Ngcobo said on Saturday his side are at "70% of their potential" after they beat Ireland …

Pele 'stable', 'no worsening' in last 24 hours

Dec 03 2022

Doctors treating Brazilian football legend Pele said on Saturday the 82-year-old remained "stable" after developing a …

'Grave worry' for missing Boks winger Nkosi

Dec 03 2022

Springboks winger Sbu Nkosi has been missing for three weeks, his South African club side Bulls said on Saturday, with …

Berhalter envies Dutch finishing school as USA bow out

Dec 03 2022

United States coach Gregg Berhalter bemoaned his team's failure to convert goalscoring chances after the Americans …

Dutch sweep into World Cup quarters as Messi takes centre-stage

Dec 03 2022

The Netherlands put on a World Cup finishing masterclass to beat the USA 3-1 and advance to the quarter-finals on …

Dutch masters end American dream to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Dec 03 2022

A clinical Netherlands ended the United States' World Cup dream on Saturday, sweeping into the quarter-finals with a …

World Cup lights up to show support for hospitalised Pele

Dec 03 2022

World Cup host nation Qatar showed its support for Pele on Saturday, lighting up buildings with a "Get well soon" …

Japan's World Cup super-sub Doan aims to sink Croatia

Dec 03 2022

World Cup super-sub Ritsu Doan believes the strength of Japan's bench could prove decisive as they prepare to face 2018 …

Dutch masters into World Cup quarter-finals as USA downed

Dec 03 2022

A clinical Netherlands ended the United States' World Cup dream on Saturday, sweeping into the quarter-finals with a …

Suarez, Cavani make undignified exits from World Cup stage

Dec 03 2022

The sight of a tearful Luis Suarez hiding his face in his shirt and an enraged Edinson Cavani knocking over a VAR …

Lloris 'honoured' to equal Thuram as France's most-capped player

Dec 03 2022

Hugo Lloris said Saturday he was "honoured and very proud" at the prospect of equalling Lilian Thuram as France's …

Skipper Son eyes 'another miracle' against Brazil at World Cup

Dec 03 2022

Son Heung-min wants his South Korea side to pull off "another miracle" and beat Brazil on Monday in the World Cup last …

Argentina, Netherlands eye quarters as World Cup last 16 kicks off

Dec 03 2022

Australia take on Lionel Messi's Argentina in a David v Goliath World Cup showdown while the United States look to …

Scott eagles last hole to lead Australian Open as Smith woes continue

Dec 03 2022

Former Masters champion Adam Scott once again eagled the final hole to leapfrog Poland's Adrian Meronk into the lead …

Mbappe and Lewandowski face off as France take on Poland at World Cup

Dec 03 2022

There is arguably no more thrilling player at this World Cup than Kylian Mbappe, who leads France into their last-16 …

James, Davis propel Lakers past Bucks, Heat cool off Celtics

Dec 03 2022

LeBron James hit another NBA milestone Friday as he and Anthony Davis fueled the Los Angeles Lakers' hard-fought 133-129 …

Best still to come from World Cup favourites after shocks galore

Dec 03 2022

The World Cup in Qatar has already delivered plenty of major shocks but as it moves into the knockout phase the top …

Five breakout stars of the World Cup group stage

Dec 03 2022

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe grabbed plenty of the headlines as their countries sailed through the …

Cameroon stun Brazil but go out of World Cup

Dec 02 2022

Vincent Aboubakar headed in a stoppage-time winner and was then sent off as Cameroon claimed a memorable 1-0 victory …

Switzerland edge Serbia in feisty clash to reach World Cup last 16

Dec 02 2022

Switzerland booked a last-16 showdown with Portugal at the World Cup on Friday after a 3-2 win over Serbia in a …

South Korea snatch last-16 place, Swiss edge fiery World Cup clash

Dec 02 2022

Last-gasp South Korea reached the World Cup knockout phase in dramatic fashion on Friday to set up a last-16 match …

Goggia wins first downhill of season at Lake Louise

Dec 02 2022

Reigning World Cup downhill champion Sofia Goggia won the opening speed event of the 2022-23 season on Friday, edging …

Defending champ Hovland leads wind-whipped Hero World Challenge

Dec 02 2022

Defending champion Viktor Hovland fired an eagle and four birdies in a two-under par 70 on Friday to take a one-shot …

Switzerland edge Serbia in feisty clash to make World Cup last 16

Dec 02 2022

Switzerland booked a last-16 showdown with Portugal at the World Cup on Friday after a 3-2 win over Serbia in a …

South Korea reach World Cup last 16 after late drama

Dec 02 2022

South Korea reached the World Cup knockout phase in dramatic style on Friday, scoring in stoppage time to beat already …

Fury salutes trainer Steward for 'maximum damage' advance

Dec 02 2022

Tyson Fury has insisted he is now capable of inflicting "maximum damage" as never before after training with SugarHill …

Suarez heroics not enough as Uruguay and Ghana both exit World Cup

Dec 02 2022

Uruguay crashed out of the World Cup on Friday despite beating Ghana 2-0 after South Korea scored a late winner in the …

Celtic boss Postecoglou hopes for World Cup boost

Dec 02 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou believes the Scottish champions stand to gain from the fact all four of their players at …

Boks to play Samoa in Cup quarters in Dubai Sevens

Dec 02 2022

South Africa set up a Cup quarter-final with Samoa at the Dubai leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series although Olympic …

Pele has respiratory infection, but doing 'better': doctors

Dec 02 2022

Brazilian football legend Pele, who was hospitalized this week amid ongoing cancer treatments, has developed a …

South Korea score injury-time winner to reach World Cup last 16

Dec 02 2022

Hwang Hee-chan scored in injury time to rescue South Korea from the brink of World Cup elimination and propel them into …

England's Stones warns against complacency in Senegal World Cup clash

Dec 02 2022

John Stones has warned England to treat Senegal with respect in Sunday's World Cup last-16 clash as Gareth Southgate's …

Germany's once fearsome World Cup reputation in tatters

Dec 02 2022

Perhaps the most damning indictment in the inquest into Germany's second consecutive exit from a World Cup at the group …

Argentina wary of Australia's speed ahead of World Cup clash

Dec 02 2022

Argentina's Rodrigo De Paul said the South American team are wary of Australia's height and speed ahead of their World …

O'Gara out of England rugby coach running amid Jones review

Dec 02 2022

Ireland rugby great Ronan O'Gara ruled himself out Friday of the running to replace under-pressure England coach Eddie …

Van Gaal hits out at Dutch critics before USA World Cup clash

Dec 02 2022

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal hit back on Friday at the "negative" media coverage of his team at the World Cup as …

Shafique and Haq give Pakistan solid start after England's 657

Dec 02 2022

Pakistan's openers got among the runs on a placid pitch Friday as they took the home team to 181 without loss in reply …

Mature tactics help Japan grow up at World Cup

Dec 02 2022

Japan were labelled naive when they exited the World Cup four years ago against Belgium. Now their canny tactics have …

China Grand Prix cancelled for fourth successive year due to Covid

Dec 02 2022

Formula One chiefs cancelled the China Grand Prix for a fourth straight year on Friday, citing continuing problems …

Ghana eye Uruguay revenge, Germany digests shock exit

Dec 02 2022

Ghana bid to avenge an infamous loss by eliminating Uruguay from the World Cup on Friday as shellshocked Germany …

Pakistan crawl to 108 without loss, chasing massive England score

Dec 02 2022

Pakistan batted cautiously to reach 108 without loss at tea Friday on the second day of the opening Test against …

Australia's Cummins bags 200th Test wicket as West Indies crumble

Dec 02 2022

Australia took a grip on the first Test in Perth Friday with Pat Cummins bagging his 200th wicket as they bowled out a …

Inspirational Adams: USA's leader on & off pitch

Dec 02 2022

Christian Pulisic may have the "Captain America" nickname, but there is no doubt about who is the USA's leader at the …

Outspoken Van Gaal eyes emotional World Cup run with Netherlands

Dec 02 2022

Louis van Gaal has his sights set on an emotional World Cup run as the outspoken Netherlands coach prepares for …

Scott joint leader as Smith dodges cut in Australian Open

Dec 02 2022

Former Masters champion Adam Scott zoomed into a two-way share of the lead in the Australian Open while Cameron Smith …

Under-pressure Pakistan 17-0 at lunch after England's mammoth 657

Dec 02 2022

Pakistan safely negotiated the early overs to reach 17 without loss at lunch Friday on the second day of the opening …

Argentina back on track in World Cup roller coaster

Dec 02 2022

It has been a roller coaster ride for Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar, but after veering off the rails early on, …

England pile up mammoth 657 against Pakistan in first Test

Dec 02 2022

England piled up a mammoth 657 runs before being all out Friday on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in …

Australia's Cummins nets 200th Test wicket as West Indies battle on

Dec 02 2022

Pat Cummins bagged his 200th wicket to remove the dangerous Kraigg Brathwaite, with two more West Indies players out as …

Samurai spirit: Japan explodes with World Cup joy

Dec 02 2022

As the final whistle blew on Japan's shock victory over Spain, thrilled fans flooded onto Tokyo's Shibuya Scramble …

World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

Dec 02 2022

Uruguay stalwarts Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are fighting for their World Cup survival while Ghana will have revenge …

Hayes' late show helps Detroit down Doncic-led Mavs

Dec 02 2022

A late burst of scoring from Killian Hayes spurred the Detroit Pistons to a thrilling 131-125 overtime victory against …

Five great all-British heavyweight bouts

Dec 02 2022

Britain's Tyson Fury puts his WBC heavyweight title on the line against compatriot Derek Chisora at the Tottenham …

Fury sees Chisora trilogy as catalyst for Muhammad Ali-style world tour

Dec 02 2022

Tyson Fury wants to emulate Muhammad Ali by embarking on a world tour following his all-British world heavyweight title …

Germany crash out of World Cup despite 4-2 defeat of Costa Rica

Dec 02 2022

Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage for the second time in succession despite a 4-2 win against …

Mueller bemoans 'absolute catastrophe' as Germany exit World Cup

Dec 01 2022

Germany forward Thomas Mueller said his country's second successive first-round exit from the World Cup was an "absolute …

'Total loss of control' a warning for Spain: Luis Enrique

Dec 01 2022

Spain coach Luis Enrique blamed five minutes of "total loss of control" for his team's shock 2-1 defeat by Japan on …

Germany's World Cup elimination 'like a horror movie': Havertz

Dec 01 2022

Germany forward Kai Havertz compared his side's World Cup elimination to "watching a horror movie", with the team …

Soccer-loving top US diplomat thanks Macron over Mbappe

Dec 01 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron received praise during a state visit to Washington for his diplomacy on issues from …

Bogey-free Tom Kim shares Hero World Challenge lead

Dec 01 2022

Kim Joo-hyung put together the only bogey-free round of the day Thursday, carding a three-under par 69 to join a …

Japan aiming for best World Cup finish: Moriyasu

Dec 01 2022

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said he was setting his sights on a best-ever finish for the country at the World Cup after …

Germany dumped out of World Cup as Japan stun Spain

Dec 01 2022

Germany suffered a second straight group-stage exit at the World Cup on Thursday as Japan stunned Spain 2-1, a result …

Japan stun Spain but both reach World Cup last 16

Dec 01 2022

Spain staggered through to the World Cup last 16 on Thursday despite a 2-1 defeat by Japan, who remarkably won Group E …

Doha Souq abandons tradition to become World Cup party base

Dec 01 2022

Thousands of Moroccan fans poured into Doha's oldest market on Thursday to celebrate their country's success in becoming …

Browns' Watson 'focusing on football' in return from NFL ban

Dec 01 2022

Deshaun Watson says he's "locked in on being the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns" as he prepares to helm …

Belgium coach Martinez to leave job after World Cup exit

Dec 01 2022

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said he was leaving his job after his side were eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar …