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Success of US transgender woman swimmer sparks controversy

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Lia Thomas has made a splash in US collegiate women's swimming with her dominant performances for the University of …

Football reacts to Olembe Stadium Cup of Nations tragedy

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Eight people died and 38 injured as fans attempted to enter the Olembe Stadium where hosts Cameroon were playing the …

Game's up: Egyptian arrested for taking footballer's place at exam

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A young Egyptian man scored an own goal by pretending to take a university exam for professional footballer Mostafa …

Hector stays on track with giant slalom victory

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Sara Hector survived a scare midway through her second run to edge Petra Vlhova to win the giant slalom in Kronplatz, …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal undergoes 'successful' surgery after bus crash

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Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was recovering from emergency surgery for multiple injuries in a Colombian …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, no stopping Barty

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Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

Berrettini makes history by reaching Australian Open semi-finals

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Matteo Berrettini created tennis history by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a rollercoaster …

AFCON quarter-final moved to another stadium after deadly crush

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The Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final due to be played at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde will be switched to another …

Nadal 'destroyed physically' by epic Shapovalov win to reach semis

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An ailing Rafael Nadal said he was "destroyed physically" by his gritty five-set quarter-final win over Denis Shapovalov …

Germany defender Suele poised to leave Bayern Munich - reports

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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are set to lose Niklas Suele at the end of the season, with the Germany defender …

Injured US skier Breezy Johnson pulls out of Olympics

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US skier Breezy Johnson announced her withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after a recent knee injury dashed …

China's Xi meets IOC chief Bach ahead of Winter Olympics

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China's President Xi Jinping had a rare pandemic-era encounter with a foreign visitor Tuesday when he met with Olympic …

Major football stadium tragedies

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The crush that killed eight people and left dozens injured prior to Monday's Africa Cup of Nations last 16 match between …

Neymar Netflix series preview attracts streaming legions

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A live preview for a Netflix documentary on Brazilian soccer star Neymar attracted more than 500,000 streaming views on …

Brazilian surfer Medina announces mental health break

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Brazilian surfing world champion Gabriel Medina announced on Monday he will take a break from competing for …

Problem-solving Barty on road to another Slam title

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Ashleigh Barty said Tuesday she was having fun "problem-solving" on court after accelerating her march towards a maiden …

Ruthless Barty made Pegula feel 'helpless'

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Jessica Pegula admitted Tuesday she felt "helpless" against ruthless world number one Ashleigh Barty, saying she "plays …

Eight dead in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

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Eight people were killed and dozens more injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium ahead of an Africa …

Shapovalov slams Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe

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A fuming Denis Shapovalov slammed Rafael Nadal for receiving preferential time treatment after losing to the Spanish …

Top seed Barty crushes Pegula to make Australian Open semis

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Ashleigh Barty accelerated her march towards a maiden Australian Open title Tuesday with a straight-sets masterclass …

Ban to be lifted on Malaysian badminton ace

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Malaysian badminton ace Lee Zii Jia and officials struck a deal Tuesday to lift a ban imposed on the world number seven …

Nadal battles stomach pain to reach semis, Keys ousts Krejcikova

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Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st …

Ailing Nadal survives Shapovalov thriller to reach semis

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Rafael Nadal moved to within two matches of a record 21st Grand Slam title with a dogfight five-set quarter-final win …

Snowboarder Hirano ready to express himself at Beijing Games

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Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano said Tuesday he wants to "express" himself and "have no regrets" at next month's …

Australian Open to allow 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

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Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig …

Keys banks on experience after surging into Australian Open semis

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A resurgent Madison Keys said Tuesday she was a different person to the one that lost an Australian Open semi-final in …

Keys unlocks Krejcikova as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

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Madison Keys continued her impeccable start to the 2022 season with a straight-sets destruction of fourth seed Barbora …

Eight dead, 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

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Eight people were killed and about 50 injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium Monday ahead of an …

Keys upsets Krejcikova for first Australian Open semi since 2015

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A resurgent Madison Keys reached her first Australian Open semi-final since 2015 with another big upset to down French …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal 'stable' after bus accident

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Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was "conscious" and "stable" in hospital following a training accident with a …

Art and tears: Skate star Hanyu inspires diehard fans

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Few athletes inspire devotion quite like figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, whose fans follow his every move, spend fortunes …

'Half a dozen dead' in Cup of Nations stadium crush: Cameroon state media

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At least half a dozen people were killed and many more injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium Monday, …

Barty, Krejcikova target semi showdown as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

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Ashleigh Barty and Barbora Krejcikova can stay on course for a high-class semi-final collision, while Rafael Nadal looks …

Cameroon into AFCON quarters despite Comoros heroics, Gambia win

Jan 24 2022

Hosts Cameroon set up an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Gambia but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over a …

Joshua denies £15m pay-off to step aside for Fury-Osyk

Jan 24 2022

Anthony Joshua said Monday "I'm in control of my own destiny" as he insisted reports he had agreed a £15 million ($20 …

AFCON hosts Cameroon labour to beat Comoros side deprived of goalkeeper

Jan 24 2022

Hosts Cameroon are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over …

Tonga star Hurrell keen to help volcano victims

Jan 24 2022

Tonga rugby league international Konrad Hurrell said Monday his family had escaped the worst of a volcanic eruption as …

Team GB skater Kersten hopes he has right Olympic blend

Jan 24 2022

British long track speed skater Cornelius Kersten's "beautiful journey" to his first Olympic Games is inextricably …

Olympic gold medallist Csollany dies from Covid aged 51

Jan 24 2022

Hungary's 2000 Olympics gold medal winning gymnast Szilveszter Csollany has died of Covid-19 aged 51, local authorities …

Ex-Tour champion Bernal to undergo surgery after bus crash

Jan 24 2022

Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal is to undergo an operation after suffering multiple injuries in a training …

England recall Ford to Six Nations squad for injured captain Farrell

Jan 24 2022

George Ford has a chance to revive his international career after being called up on Monday into England's training …

Musa Barrow takes lowly Gambia to AFCON quarter-finals

Jan 24 2022

Star forward Musa Barrow scored on 71 minutes to take debutants Gambia, the lowest ranked team at the Africa Cup of …

NFL overtime rules under fire after Chiefs-Bills thriller

Jan 24 2022

The National Football League's overtime rules faced renewed scrutiny on Monday in the wake of the Kansas City Chiefs' …

Ranieri sacked as Watford manager after just 14 games

Jan 24 2022

Watford manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked on Monday after only 14 games in charge of the Premier League strugglers.

Amiri set to leave Leverkusen for Genoa - reports

Jan 24 2022

Germany midfielder Nadiem Amiri is on the verge of leaving Bayer Leverkusen for Italian side Genoa where he is expected …

Musa Barrow takes lowly-ranked Gambia to quarter-finals

Jan 24 2022

Star forward Musa Barrow scored on 71 minutes to take debutants Gambia, the lowest ranked team at the Africa Cup of …

Dortmund concerned by Haaland's latest 'muscular' injury

Jan 24 2022

Borussia Dortmund revealed Monday they are concerned about the extent of the injury to star striker Erling Haaland as …

Kimmich revels on return to Bayern's midfield after Covid scare

Jan 24 2022

Germany star Joshua Kimmich revelled on his return to Bayern Munich's midfield after being sidelined by Covid, then …

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Sabalenka crashes out

Jan 24 2022

Tetchy title favourite Daniil Medvedev was pushed to the limit before reaching the last eight of the Australian Open on …

Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarter-final

Jan 24 2022

Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas won a titanic five-set duel with American Taylor Fritz to advance to the …

Second seed Sabalenka knocked out of Australian Open by Kanepi

Jan 24 2022

World number two Aryna Sabalenka was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in an epic fourth-round clash Monday by …

Malaysian badminton ace appeals two-year ban, says body

Jan 24 2022

Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia has appealed a two-year ban imposed on him for quitting the national team, …

Malawi plotting Morocco shock at Cup of Nations after coaching reshuffle

Jan 24 2022

An unusual managerial set-up has helped Malawi reach the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations for the very first …

Swiatek grinds past Cirstea into Australian Open last eight

Jan 24 2022

An emotional Iga Swiatek battled into her third Grand Slam quarter-final and first at the Australian Open as she ground …

Tempers and temperatures rise as Medvedev grumbles into last eight

Jan 24 2022

An annoyed Daniil Medvedev lost his cool in the heat of a tetchy four-set battle with big-serving American Maxime Cressy …

Tetchy Medvedev fells stubborn Cressy as Cornet ends Slam hoodoo

Jan 24 2022

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev was pushed to the limit by Maxime Cressy before reaching the last eight of the …

Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says he faces ban for bribe, drugs

Jan 24 2022

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor revealed Monday in a tweet he took cocaine, a $15,000 bribe from an …

Collins super-satisfied to make quarters after painful surgery

Jan 24 2022

Fired-up American Danielle Collins says it was "super satisfying" to be able to bounce back and make the Australian Open …

England's Root wins Test cricketer of the year award

Jan 24 2022

England captain Joe Root was Monday named men's Test player of the year by the International Cricket Council after …

Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says faces ban for bribe, drugs e took drugs, bribe

Jan 24 2022

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor revealed Monday in a tweet he took cocaine, a $15,000 bribe from an …

Auger-Aliassime faces Medvedev test after overcoming Cilic

Jan 24 2022

Felix Auger-Aliassime overcame former finalist Marin Cilic in a four-set battle in searing heat to set up a …

Sinner downs De Minaur to reach Australian Open last eight

Jan 24 2022

Italy's 11th seed Jannick Sinner proved too strong for Alex De Minaur to end Australia's last remaining hope in the …

'Not gonna stop now': Cornet makes Slam quarter on 63rd attempt

Jan 24 2022

French veteran Alize Cornet declared "I'm not gonna stop now" after upsetting Simona Halep in brutal heat at the …

Halep 'sick and dizzy' in Melbourne heat during defeat to Cornet

Jan 24 2022

Simona Halep said she felt "sick and dizzy" during her gruelling Australian Open clash with Alize Cornet in sweltering …

'Pathetic': Navratilova slams ban on 'Where is Peng Shuai' shirts

Jan 24 2022

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova called a decision by Australian Open organisers to prevent fans wearing "Where is Peng …

Tempers rise as tetchy Medvedev reaches Melbourne quarter-finals

Jan 24 2022

World number two Daniil Medvedev lost his cool in the heat of a testy four-set battle to reach the quarter-finals at the …

Cornet upsets Halep in brutal heat to make Slam quarter on 63rd attempt

Jan 24 2022

Unseeded French veteran Alize Cornet upset Simona Halep at the Australian Open in brutal heat Monday to make her first …

'Post-mortem' for India after South Africa ODI whitewash

Jan 24 2022

India's cricket pundits on Monday called for changes in the team after South Africa's one-day series whitewash following …

Auger-Aliassime ousts former finalist Cilic to reach last eight

Jan 24 2022

Ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime won a four-set battle with veteran Marin Cilic in searing heat to reach the …

Beijing warns of heavy air pollution during Winter Olympics

Jan 24 2022

Beijing warned Monday that heavy air pollution is likely during the Winter Olympics, but said emergency plans were in …

Tatum snaps slump with 51-point night, Heat hold on to beat Lakers

Jan 24 2022

Jayson Tatum busted out of a shooting slump by nailing nine three pointers en route to a season-high 51 points to lead …

Brady, Bucs out as Rams advance, Chiefs down Bills

Jan 24 2022

Matt Gay kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Los Angeles Rams sent Tom Brady and the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa …

Collins wins epic to make Australian Open quarters

Jan 24 2022

Fired-up American Danielle Collins stayed on track for match her 2019 Melbourne Park heroics as she battled through an …

'Pathetic' - Navratilova slams ban on 'Where is Peng Shuai' shirts

Jan 24 2022

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova Monday called a decision by Australian Open organisers to prevent fans wearing "Where …

Focus on 'Big Three' has cost tennis: Kyrgios

Jan 24 2022

Nick Kyrgios has claimed tennis has embraced Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the expense of other …

Chinese skating duo hope deep bond propels them to Olympic gold

Jan 24 2022

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have an intense bond that has overcome injury setbacks and sparked persistent rumours of …

See-saw back nine carries Swafford to second La Quinta win

Jan 24 2022

Hudson Swafford roared to his third PGA Tour victory on Sunday, shooting a final round 64 to win The American Express by …

Medvedev loving it as Melbourne quarter-final beckons

Jan 24 2022

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev gets the chance to deepen his new-found love affair with the Australian Open crowd on …

Brady, Bucs out of NFL playoffs after Rams late show

Jan 24 2022

Matt Gay kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Los Angeles Rams sent Tom Brady and the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa …

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Jan 24 2022

Lionel Messi returned, another marquee signing Sergio Ramos scored as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 4-0 victory over …

Beaten Brady 'day-by-day' over future amid retirement rumours

Jan 24 2022

Tom Brady was non-committal about his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL playoffs on …

England survive Shepherd and Hosein scare to beat West Indies by one run

Jan 24 2022

England overcame a late-order rally by Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein to beat the West Indies by just one run in the …

England survive Shepherd and Hosein assault to beat West Indies by one run

Jan 24 2022

England overcame a late-order rally by Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein to beat the West Indies by just one run in the …

De Jong strikes late for Barca after Real Madrid pinned back by Elche

Jan 23 2022

Barcelona needed a late winner from Frenkie de Jong to edge past Alaves in La Liga on Sunday while Real Madrid gave hope …

Milan lose ground in title race after Juve stalemate

Jan 23 2022

AC Milan were held to a goalless draw by Juventus on Sunday, losing ground in the Serie A title race and allowing Napoli …

Tunisia shock Nigeria, Comoros to use outfield player as goalkeeper

Jan 23 2022

Tunisia shocked Nigeria and Burkina Faso edged Gabon on Sunday to set up an Africa Cup of Nations last-eight showdown, …

England 171-8 against West Indies in second T20

Jan 23 2022

Jason Roy top-scored with 45 as an improved England batting display took the tourists to 171 for eight in the second T20 …

Msakni strikes as Tunisia shock Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations

Jan 23 2022

Veteran Youssef Msakni scored to give previously unimpressive Tunisia a shock 1-0 triumph over 10-man Nigeria in Garoua …

Stade Francais, Montpellier and Toulouse squeeze through in Champions Cup

Jan 23 2022

Stade Francais and Montpellier squeezed into the European Champions Cup last 16 with victories on Sunday while Wasps …

Loeb makes history at 47 as oldest WRC rally winner in Monte Carlo

Jan 23 2022

Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb, 47, made history as the oldest winner of a WRC rally in the season opener in …

Kang wins Tournament of Champions as Korda stumbles

Jan 23 2022

Danielle Kang fired a four-under-par 68 to win the season-opening LPGA Tournament of Champions in Florida on Sunday as …

Tuchel urges fans to 'show respect' after Rudiger hit by missile

Jan 23 2022

Thomas Tuchel called on fans to "show respect" after Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was hit by missiles thrown by …

Gabon coach laments Aubameyang loss after AFCON exit

Jan 23 2022

Gabon coach Patrice Neveu admitted his team struggled to make up for losing star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after …

Chiesa out for seven months after 'perfect' knee operation

Jan 23 2022

Federico Chiesa will be out of action for around seven months Juventus said on Sunday after the Italy forward underwent …

Burkina Faso beat Gabon on penalties to reach AFCON quarter-finals

Jan 23 2022

Ismahila Ouedraogo scored the decisive penalty kick as Burkina Faso beat Gabon 7-6 in a dramatic shoot-out to progress …

One-day series an 'eye-opener' for India, says Dravid

Jan 23 2022

India coach Rahul Dravid said on Sunday that the one-day series against South Africa was an "eye-opener," but he expects …

Three talking points from the Premier League

Jan 23 2022

Manchester City's stumble at Southampton has given Liverpool hope of rekindling a Premier League title race after a …

Under-pressure Boucher hails progress made by South African team

Jan 23 2022

South African head coach Mark Boucher, facing charges which could lead to his dismissal, on Sunday hailed the progress …

Ziyech gem fires Chelsea to victory over Spurs

Jan 23 2022

Thomas Tuchel saluted Hakim Ziyech after the Chelsea winger's "brilliant" strike kept alive their faint Premier League …

Bayern thrash Hertha in Berlin to restore six-point lead in Germany

Jan 23 2022

Bayern Munich romped to a 4-1 victory at Hertha Berlin on Sunday to restore the Bavarian giants' six-point lead at the …

Insigne matches Maradona as Napoli stay on Inter's trail

Jan 23 2022

Lorenzo Insigne joined Diego Maradona on 115 Napoli goals on Sunday with the fourth in a 4-1 thumping of rock-bottom …

Lapegue double keeps Stade Francais hopes alive in Champions Cup

Jan 23 2022

Stade Francais squeezed into the European Champions Cup last 16 as they earned a gutsy bonus point 37-31 victory over …