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Cummins out of 2nd West Indies Test, Smith to captain Australia

AFP - 35m ago

Steve Smith will captain Australia in the second Test against the West Indies after skipper Pat Cummins was ruled out …

'Quadgod' Malinin among newcomers hunting Japan's Uno in ISU Grand Prix final

AFP - 1h ago

US teenager Ilia Malinin, who made history after landing the first quad axel jump in competition, will be among a group …

Djokovic to begin Australian Open campaign at Adelaide International

Dec 07 2022

Novak Djokovic will begin his bid for a 10th Australian Open title at the Adelaide International, organisers said …

Hall of Fame boxing ref Mills Lane dies

Dec 07 2022

Mills Lane, the iconic boxing referee who officiated the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield "Bite Fight" and myriad other …

Portugal hero Ramos 'never dreamt' of World Cup hat-trick

AFP - 4h ago

Portugal's hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos said he had not even dreamt of starting a World Cup knockout match, let alone …

Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

AFP - 5h ago

Goncalo Ramos justified the shock decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a hat-trick on his full debut as …

Dropping Ronaldo purely 'strategic' says Santos

AFP - 5h ago

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of his team for Tuesday's 6-1 triumph …

Portugal blow away Switzerland to reach World Cup last eight

AFP - 5h ago

Portugal dismantled Switzerland 6-1 to charge into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Goncalo Ramos started in …

Morocco dump Spain out on penalties to reach World Cup quarters for first time

AFP - 6h ago

Achraf Hakimi struck the decisive penalty in a shootout to send Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first …

Moroccans celebrate 'historic' World Cup win over Spain

AFP - 6h ago

With shouts, songs, cries and tears, Moroccans exploded with joy Tuesday as their football team beat Spain to reach the …

Morocco shock Spain to reach World Cup quarter-finals

AFP - 1h ago

Morocco stunned Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their …

England's past World Cup woes weigh heavily ahead of France clash

AFP - 7h ago

England will have to end 56 years of failure against elite opposition in the World Cup knockout stages if they are to …

Ten Hag eager to boost Man Utd forwards' fitness levels

AFP - 2h ago

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag hopes a winter training camp in Spain can boost the fitness of the Premier League …

Morocco players celebrate with Palestinian flag after Spain upset

AFP - 1h ago

Morocco's players unfurled a Palestinian flag during their on-pitch celebrations after the team's stunning World Cup …

I'd stay Spain coach all my life, but I must think: Luis Enrique

AFP - 5h ago

Luis Enrique wants to stay on as Spain coach but said his future was not yet decided after Morocco knocked La Roja out …

O'Gara commits to La Rochelle until 2027

AFP - 9h ago

Irish rugby great Ronan O'Gara has extended his contract as head coach with European champions La Rochelle until 2027, …

Morocco dump Spain out on penalties to reach historic World Cup quarters

AFP - 56m ago

Achraf Hakimi struck the decisive penalty to send Spain crashing out and Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals for …

Pele health 'improving progressively': hospital

AFP - 2h ago

Pele's health is "improving progressively," his doctors said Tuesday, a week after the 82-year-old Brazilian football …

'Resilience' allowed veteran Giroud to become France record-breaker

AFP - 9h ago

Olivier Giroud looked back Tuesday at the route he took to become a World Cup winner and record-breaking goalscorer for …

Eto'o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'

AFP - 3h ago

Former Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o apologised Tuesday for kneeing an Algeria supporter in the face but insisted he was …

Argentina's quiet man Alvarez can hurt Dutch, says Ake

AFP - 7h ago

The Netherlands must beware of Argentina's "quiet" assassin Julian Alvarez when they meet in their World Cup …

Ruthless England sack Jones nine months from Rugby World Cup

AFP - 8h ago

England were left looking for a new head coach nine months out from next year's World Cup after the Rugby Football Union …

Giteau says England sacking Jones a 'big mistake'

AFP - 3h ago

Wallabies great Matt Giteau insisted England had made a "big mistake" in sacking head coach Eddie Jones nine months out …

Russell back on 'same page' as Scotland coach Townsend

AFP - 3h ago

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell said Tuesday he is on the "same page" as head coach Gregor Townsend after originally …

Asian teams 'getting closer' despite World Cup knockout blows

AFP - 1h ago

Asian teams came crashing back down to earth in the World Cup last 16 but the region still enjoyed its best-ever …

Dutch flier Dumfries dazzles ahead of Argentina World Cup showdown

AFP - 5h ago

Denzel Dumfries had a slow start at the World Cup but the Netherlands wing-back hit his stride in spectacular style in …

Ronaldo eyes World Cup quarters as Morocco dare to dream

AFP - 4h ago

Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco …

Highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England reign

AFP - 4h ago

Eddie Jones was sacked as England rugby coach on Tuesday, some seven years after the Australian was appointed to the …

Watson unimpressive as Browns down Texans, Eagles and Bengals win

AFP - 1h ago

Deshaun Watson was less than impressive in his return from an NFL suspension Sunday, but Cleveland's defensive dominance …

Davis scores 55 to propel Lakers past Wizards, Celtics beat Nets

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Anthony Davis dazzled in the Los Angeles Lakers' 130-119 NBA victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday, scoring 55 …

Watson unimpressive as Browns down Texans, Packers and Eagles win

Dec 04 2022

Deshaun Watson was less than impressive in his return from an NFL suspension Sunday, but Cleveland's defensive dominance …

Fiji's Volavola helps Racing spoil Biggar's Toulon presentation

Dec 04 2022

Fiji's Benjamin Volavola helped Racing 92 beat Toulon 31-14 in the French Top 14 to spoil Wales fly-half Dan Biggar's …

England braced for 'biggest test' against France: Southgate

Dec 04 2022

Gareth Southgate admits England will face the "biggest test" of their World Cup ambitions when they face holders France …

England subdue Senegal to book France clash in World Cup quarters

Dec 04 2022

England set up a titanic World Cup quarter-final against holders France as Jude Bellingham's masterclass inspired a 3-0 …

Suter wins Lake Louise super-G as Goggia misses podium

Dec 04 2022

Olympic downhill gold medallist Corinne Suter won the World Cup super-G at Lake Louise on Sunday as Italian speed star …

Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England romp past Senegal

Dec 04 2022

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

Kilde at the double in super-G win over Odermatt

Dec 04 2022

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the World Cup super-G at Beaver Creek on Sunday, beating Swiss rival Marco Odermatt by …

Record-breaking Giroud brings goals to France's repeat World Cup bid

Dec 04 2022

Olivier Giroud was an integral part of France's 2018 World Cup-winning side, but in Qatar the striker has brought the …

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

Dec 04 2022

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

Dec 04 2022

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

Dec 04 2022

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

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

AFP - 1h ago

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

Dec 04 2022

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

Dec 04 2022

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

Dec 04 2022

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

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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

AFP - 2h ago

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

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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

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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

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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

AFP - 5h ago

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'

AFP - 4h ago

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

AFP - 5h ago

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

AFP - 5h ago

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

AFP - 1h ago

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'

AFP - 4h ago

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

AFP - 1h ago

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

AFP - 1h ago

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

AFP - 8h ago

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

AFP - 3h ago

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

AFP - 7h ago

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

AFP - 4h ago

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

AFP - 2h ago

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

AFP - 1h ago

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

AFP - 8h ago

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

AFP - 11h ago

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

AFP - 10h ago

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

AFP - 8h ago

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

AFP - 13h ago

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

AFP - 9h ago

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

AFP - 13m ago

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

AFP - 3h ago

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

AFP - 3h ago

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

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

AFP - 3h ago

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

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 …

Belgium crash out of World Cup after Croatia draw

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Romelu Lukaku missed a string of late chances as Belgium crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage after a 0-0 …

Morocco roar past Canada into World Cup last 16

AFP - 1h ago

Morocco powered into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years on Thursday with a 2-1 victory over …

Pulisic doing 'everything' to return from injury for Netherlands clash

AFP - 1h ago

Christian Pulisic said Thursday he will do "everything in my power" to play in the United States' World Cup clash with …

Fury forecasts 'Christmas cracker' in Chisora trilogy bout

AFP - 2h ago

Tyson Fury said Thursday this weekend's world title bout gainst fellow British heavyweight Derek Chisora would be a …

Public votes Penaud best player of autumn internationals

AFP - 2h ago

France wing Damian Penaud was voted best player of the autumn internationals, ahead of Italian full-back Ange Capuozzo …

No social media, no milkshakes: How Australia upset World Cup odds

AFP - 2h ago

Old-school values, a ban on social media and some moments of quality have propelled Australia into the last 16 of the …

Brazil set to rest key players against Cameroon ahead of World Cup knockouts

AFP - 2h ago

Brazil coach Tite is set to follow the lead of France and rest key players for their final World Cup group game against …

Olympics mean no Paris finish for 2024 Tour de France

AFP - 2h ago

For the first time since 1905, the Tour de France will not make its usual finish in Paris in 2024, closing instead with …

Brazil coach Tite wishes 'good health' to Pele

AFP - 3h ago

Brazil coach Tite said Thursday his thoughts were with Pele after the football icon was hospitalised in Sao Paulo for a …

Gakpo set for bigger things after breakthrough World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Cody Gakpo was heavily linked with a big-money move to the Premier League before the World Cup and the 23-year-old …

Sri Lanka boost chances for automatic ODI World Cup entry

AFP - 1h ago

Sri Lanka's nailbiting win over Afghanistan has revived their hopes for a direct qualification to next year's 50-over …

'Be Afraid': Dakar 2023 promises more dunes in Empty Quarter

AFP - 2h ago

"Be Afraid" is the cry for the 2023 Dakar Rally, the fourth to be held in Saudi Arabia, as organisers promised Thursday …

Germany and Belgium fight for World Cup survival

AFP - 4h ago

Germany will battle to avoid the humiliation of another first-round exit at the World Cup on Thursday while Belgium's …

Unrepentant Suarez refuses to apologise for Ghana World Cup handball

AFP - 2h ago

Uruguay great Luis Suarez refused to apologise on Thursday to Ghanaians over his infamous handball at the World Cup 12 …

England should be 'feared' at World Cup, says Rice

AFP - 3h ago

Declan Rice believes England should be feared by their World Cup rivals as they gear up for a last-16 showdown with …

Pope scores third England ton on first day of Pakistan Test

AFP - 5h ago

Stylish Ollie Pope followed openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett in scoring a century Thursday as England enjoyed a …

First Pakistan-England Test to go ahead despite virus scare

AFP - 22m ago

The first Test between Pakistan and England will start as scheduled in Rawalpindi on Thursday morning after the visitors …

Rugby authorities 'not learning' from head injuries: Popham

AFP - 27m ago

Unless the rugby authorities seize the problem of traumatic head injuries "by the scruff of the neck" parents will not …

Thousands in Bangladesh capital cheer Argentina World Cup win

Dec 01 2022

As Argentina claimed its decisive 2-0 World Cup victory over Poland, thousands of fans were erupting in celebration on a …

Mexico exit World Cup on goal difference despite beating Saudi Arabia

Dec 01 2022

Mexico suffered an agonising exit from the World Cup on goal difference on Wednesday despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in …

Maradona would be 'super happy', says Messi

AFP - 3h ago

Lionel Messi believes Diego Maradona would be "super happy" after he led Argentina into the World Cup last 16 on …

Mexico coach Martino rues 'huge failure' at World Cup

AFP - 4h ago

Mexico coach Gerardo Martino said his team's group-stage exit at the World Cup was a "huge failure" as they missed out …

Messi misses penalty but still trumps Lewandowski

AFP - 4h ago

It was billed as a clash between two of the greatest strikers in the world: Lionel Messi v Robert Lewandowski.

LIV Golf announces Spain, Singapore, Mexico events

AFP - 5h ago

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has announced three new venues for their 14 event tour for 2023 with tournaments in …

Argentina, Australia advance to World Cup last 16 as France upset

AFP - 5h ago

Lionel Messi's Argentina booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Poland …

Messi misses penalty but Argentina advance at World Cup

AFP - 5h ago

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved but Argentina still advanced to the last 16 of the World Cup as Group C winners after a …

Eriksen flops for dismal Denmark on major tournament return

AFP - 3h ago

Christian Eriksen's Denmark came to the World Cup tipped as dark horses after reaching the semi-finals of last year's …

Former cycling star Rebellin killed in 'hit-and-run' collision

AFP - 2h ago

Former Italian cycling champion and one-time Olympic silver medallist Davide Rebellin has died after a hit-and-run …

Australia reach World Cup last 16 and send Denmark home

AFP - 7h ago

Australia coach Graham Arnold hailed the Socceroos' "remarkable" achievement after they reached the last 16 of the World …

Deschamps defends decision to make nine changes in Tunisia defeat

AFP - 2h ago

France coach Didier Deschamps defended his decision to change almost his entire line-up for Wednesday's final World Cup …

Football legend Pele hospitalized again

AFP - 8h ago

Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalized again for a "reevaluation" of his treatment following a colon tumor …

Tunisia out of World Cup despite shock win against France

AFP - 3h ago

French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia claimed a famous 1-0 win over holders France at the …

Three weddings and a win as Sri Lanka level ODI series

AFP - 4h ago

Newly-wed Charith Asalanka battled cramps in his unbeaten 83 to lead Sri Lanka's thrilling four-wicket win over …

Tunisia go out with heads held high says matchwinner Khazri

AFP - 47m ago

Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri said his side would go out of the World Cup with heads held high after completing their …

Kenya escapes ban as World Athletics hails government's financial pledge

AFP - 9h ago

Kenya avoided becoming a sporting pariah as World Athletics president Sebastian Coe welcomed its government's pledge of …

Australia reach World Cup last 16, France suffer upset

AFP - 10m ago

Australia beat Denmark 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the World Cup for just the second time in their history …

Asalanka stars as Sri Lanka clinch thriller to level ODI series

AFP - 30m ago

Charith Asalanka smashed an unbeaten 83 as Sri Lanka pulled off a record chase of 314 to edge out Afghanistan by four …

Pulisic sinks Iran as US advance in World Cup duel

AFP - 17m ago

Christian Pulisic fired the United States into the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday as the Americans downed Iran 1-0 …

Rashford stars as England sink Wales to set up Senegal clash

AFP - 51m ago

England booked a World Cup last 16 clash against Senegal as Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden inspired a 3-0 win against …

'No politics': Iran and USA fans mix at World Cup game

AFP - 1h ago

US and Iranian fans mingled on metro trains and buses for the journey to the World Cup match between the two …

Fury puts friendship aside for third shot at Chisora

AFP - 1h ago

Tyson Fury has vowed to put a burgeoning friendship with Derek Chisora to one side as he aims to beat his fellow Brit …

France's Frappart to be first woman referee at men's World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match after FIFA announced on Tuesday that …

Koulibaly sinks Ecuador to fire Senegal into World Cup knockouts

AFP - 27m ago

Kalidou Koulibaly sent Senegal into the World Cup knockouts for just the second time in their history with the winner in …

Senegal's Koulibaly gives World Cup man-of-the-match trophy to deceased Diop's family

AFP - 3h ago

Kalidou Koulibaly said he would give the family of late Senegal great Papa Bouba Diop's his man-of-the-match award after …

Woods aims to play majors in 2023 despite ailing leg

AFP - 3h ago

Tiger Woods, still hindered by the leg injuries he suffered in a 2021 car wreck, said Tuesday he is hoping to play the …

Depay made 'difference', says Van Gaal as Dutch injury fears ease

AFP - 1h ago

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said the return of Memphis Depay to the starting line-up was a plus point for his team …

US, Iran face off in winner-takes-all World Cup showdown

AFP - 2h ago

The United States and Iran meet in a politically charged winner-takes-all World Cup clash on Tuesday as England aim to …

Netherlands see off sorry Qatar to reach World Cup last 16

AFP - 3h ago

Cody Gakpo scored again as the Netherlands booked their place in the World Cup last 16 as group winners with a …

Qatar performance is worst ever by a World Cup host nation

AFP - 3h ago

Qatar completed a miserable World Cup campaign with a 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands on Tuesday and bow out of their …

Woods says Norman 'has to go' as a first step towards peace

AFP - 4h ago

Tiger Woods says Greg Norman "has to go" as commissioner of the LIV Golf Series if the upstart circuit is to exist in …

Germany vow to learn from 2018 in World Cup last-chance saloon

AFP - 5h ago

Germany veteran Thomas Mueller said on Tuesday his side would "stay humble" with their World Cup group stage exit in …

Ferrari team principal Binotto pays price for Red Bull dominance

AFP - 2h ago

Mattia Binotto has resigned as team principal of Formula One giants Ferrari, the historic Italian manufacturer announced …

World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking rules' despite ban

AFP - 5h ago

The Italian who ran onto the World Cup pitch wearing a T-shirt in support of Ukraine and Iranian women defended his …

World Cup 'injustice' fires up 'sorry' Son and South Korea

AFP - 2h ago

A "united" South Korea will be fired up by a burning sense of injustice when they face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal …

France coach Deschamps refuses to discuss holidaying Benzema

AFP - 3h ago

France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday refused to discuss Karim Benzema after the injured Ballon d'Or winner was …

World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking the rules'

AFP - 2h ago

The Italian who ran on to the World Cup pitch wearing a T-shirt in support of Ukraine and Iranian women is a football …

Ex-boxing referee admits cheating to help Pacquiao win fight 22 years ago

AFP - 5h ago

Former boxing referee Carlos Padilla has admitted cheating to help fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeat Australian …

New era for Juventus in wake of Agnelli resignation

AFP - 5h ago

The owner of top Italian football club Juventus proposed a new chairman on Tuesday after the entire board dramatically …

Spain's World Cup veterans learning from spectacular Pedri, says Koke

AFP - 1h ago

Spain midfielder Pedri only turned 20 last week but his team-mate Koke says even the squad's veteran players are …

World Cup pitch invader with rainbow flag released: ministry

AFP - 4h ago

An Italian man who ran onto the pitch during a World Cup match in Qatar carrying a rainbow flag has been released …

Juventus owner proposes Gianluca Ferrero as new chairman

AFP - 8h ago

The owner of Juventus put forward its candidate to be the new chairman Tuesday, after the entire board at the Italian …

Durant propels Nets past Magic, Pacers stun Lakers

AFP - 3h ago

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 45 points to power Brooklyn to a 109-102 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday …

Australia's Smith looking to end career-best year on a high

AFP - 10h ago

World number three Cameron Smith started his career-best year with a win and said Tuesday was determined to end it with …

Recharged England face Pakistan challenge in long-awaited series

AFP - 14h ago

A recharged England, playing swashbuckling cricket under skipper Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, will get their …

'No cowards in an Australian team' - Cummins hits back at Langer

AFP - 6h ago

Skipper Pat Cummins made clear Tuesday there were "no cowards" on the Australian team, firing back at comments made by …

Durant propels Nets past Magic, Celtics overwhelm Hornets

AFP - 2h ago

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 45 points to power Brooklyn to a 109-102 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday …

New Zealand golfer Ko returns to No. 1 in world

AFP - 4h ago

New Zealand's Lydia Ko is atop the women's golf world rankings for the third time in her career, regaining the number …

Entire Juventus board of directors resigns

AFP - 8h ago

The entire board of directors at Juventus has resigned, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice president Pavel …

Why are Man Utd, Liverpool both up for sale now?

AFP - 6h ago

Manchester United fans have celebrated the news that the Glazer family are open to selling the club after an acrimonious …

Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during World Cup match

Nov 28 2022

A man carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a T-shirt with the words "Respect for Iranian Woman" on the back invaded the …

Brazil, Portugal join France in World Cup knockouts

Nov 28 2022

Five-time champions Brazil and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds with a game …

Woods withdraws from Hero World Challenge

Nov 28 2022

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas because of plantar fasciitis in his right …

Fernandes double sends Portugal into World Cup knock-outs

Nov 28 2022

Bruno Fernandes scored twice to give Portugal a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Monday and send them into the knock-out …

'Neymar haters': Brazil political divide spills over to World Cup

Nov 28 2022

Normally, it would be horrible news to football fans anywhere that their team's star player was injured.

Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during World Cup game

Nov 28 2022

A man with a rainbow flag and wearing a T-shirt with the words "Respect for Iranian Woman" on the back invaded the pitch …

Brawn retires from Formula One saying his work is done

Nov 28 2022

Ross Brawn announced Monday that he was retiring and leaving the position as managing director of motorsports at Formula …

Brazil join France in World Cup knockouts as Ronaldo eyes progress

Nov 28 2022

Brazil joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds on a dramatic day of action in Qatar on Monday as Cristiano …

Casemiro goal downs Switzerland to take Brazil into World Cup last 16

Nov 28 2022

A Brazil side lacking spark without the injured Neymar needed a late strike from Casemiro to edge out Switzerland 1-0 on …

'It's normal - it's Kudus': Ghana youngster lights up World Cup

Nov 28 2022

Mohammed Kudus announced himself on the global stage with his brace at the World Cup on Monday to show why he is one of …

Kudus at the double as Ghana sink South Korea in World Cup thriller

Nov 28 2022

Mohammed Kudus scored twice as Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 in a pulsating encounter on Monday to keep their World Cup …

Brazil without Neymar as Portugal target World Cup last 16

Nov 28 2022

Brazil must do without injured star forward Neymar against Switzerland at the World Cup on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo …

Iran's World Cup team caught in dilemma over protests at home

Nov 28 2022

With their country riven by unrest, Iran's football team are trapped in an impossible position at the World Cup as they …

Kenyan Sevens players to receive unpaid wages: sports minister

Nov 28 2022

Kenya's Rugby Sevens players, who launched an appeal for donations to pay their bills, will be paid their overdue …

Wales must give everything to beat England after 'heartbreak': Bale

Nov 28 2022

Wales forward Gareth Bale said his team needed to give everything they had to beat England in the World Cup on Tuesday, …

Ecuador performances show football's global 'evolution', says coach Alfaro

Nov 28 2022

Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro said on Monday his side's strong showing at the World Cup was proof of a narrowing gap …

Kudus double for Ghana sinks South Korea in World Cup thriller

Nov 28 2022

Mohammed Kudus scored twice as Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 in a pulsating World Cup encounter on Monday to keep their …

US coach sorry for flag furore ahead of Iran clash

Nov 28 2022

United States coach Gregg Berhalter apologised on Monday for the furore triggered by a social media post depicting a …

British sports minister to wear rainbow armband at World Cup

Nov 28 2022

Britain's sports minister Stuart Andrew will wear the rainbow-coloured armband that FIFA prohibited players from using …

Boxer Alvarez threatens Messi over World Cup jersey 'insult'

Nov 28 2022

Champion boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez issued a warning to Lionel Messi after a video emerged of the star celebrating …

Luck of the draw for first ticket sales for Paris Olympics

Nov 28 2022

Sports fans around the world can take their first steps to acquiring tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics by entering a …

Cameroon fight back to draw World Cup thriller with Serbia

Nov 28 2022

Cameroon kept their hopes of making the last 16 of the World Cup alive on Monday after fighting back from two goals down …

Dutch rising star Gakpo will go 'much further', says Van Gaal

Nov 28 2022

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said on Monday that he thinks Cody Gakpo will "evolve much further" after the …

Morata's time may be now for Spain after underwhelming decade

Nov 28 2022

Spain and Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has a star-studded CV, spending time at Real Madrid, Juventus and …

Bears QB Fields questionable for Jets

AFP - 20m ago

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is questionable for Sunday's NFL game with the New York Jets with his coach Matt …

Gakpo stars for Netherlands at World Cup as transfer suitors circle

AFP - 43m ago

A move to the Premier League looks to be inevitable before long for Netherlands star Cody Gakpo but his goalscoring form …

'Proud' Australia reach first Davis Cup final since 2003

AFP - 1h ago

Australia reached their first Davis Cup final since 2003 on Friday when they battled back to beat last year's runners-up …

No political football for Iran World Cup clash: US coach

AFP - 1m ago

United States coach Gregg Berhalter said politics would not come into his team's must-win World Cup clash with Iran …

Southgate tells England to ignore the noise after limp World Cup draw

AFP - 1h ago

Gareth Southgate urged England's players to block out the noise after they were booed off following a limp 0-0 draw …

Hosts Qatar knocked out of World Cup as England made to wait

AFP - 1h ago

Host nation Qatar crashed out of the World Cup on Friday after a second straight defeat before an uninspired England …

Australia reach first Davis Cup final since 2003

AFP - 56m ago

Australia reached their first Davis Cup final since 2003 on Friday when they battled back to beat last year's runners-up …

Sluggish England frustrated in US stalemate

AFP - 1h ago

England missed a chance to book their place in the World Cup last 16 as Gareth Southgate's side produced a limp display …

Germany face Spain with spectre of early World Cup exit looming

AFP - 3h ago

Just one match into the Qatar World Cup, Germany face what amounts to a must-win clash against Spain on Sunday, a team …

Neymar to miss Brazil's next World Cup match with ankle injury

AFP - 3h ago

Neymar will sit out Brazil's next World Cup game after he injured an ankle in his team's opening win against Serbia, the …

Italians inspired by Freddie Mercury in Espoo figure skating

AFP - 1h ago

Rebecca Ghilardi and Filippo Ambrosini channeled British rockers Queen as they took an early lead in pairs at the Espoo …

Gakpo on target but Dutch disappoint in World Cup draw with Ecuador

AFP - 4h ago

Cody Gakpo scored again at the World Cup but the Netherlands missed the chance to secure a place in the last 16 on …

Argentina fans pray for Maradona magic amid tributes

AFP - 4h ago

Argentine football greats and thousands of World Cup fans paid tributes Friday to Diego Maradona on the second …

De Minaur pulls Australia level in Davis Cup semi-finals

AFP - 2h ago

Alex de Minaur stunned former US Open champion Marin Cilic in straight sets to pull 28-time champions Australia level …

Hosts Qatar knocked out of World Cup as Iran stun Wales

AFP - 2h ago

Host nation Qatar were eliminated from the World Cup on Friday after a second straight defeat as Iran beat Wales 2-0 to …

Qatar football will survive World Cup exit, says Sanchez

AFP - 4h ago

Qatar's early World Cup exit will not be fatal for the country's football development, manager Felix Sanchez said …

Host nation Qatar eliminated from the World Cup

AFP - 28m ago

Host nation Qatar crashed out of their own World Cup on Friday after they were beaten 3-1 by Senegal and Ecuador held …

Iranians celebrate World Cup slaying of Welsh Dragons

AFP - 5h ago

With the sound of the referee's final whistle, Iranians poured into Tehran's streets on foot, by scooter and car to …

Renard says 'nothing changes' for Saudis after Argentina upset

AFP - 2h ago

Coach Herve Renard said Saudi Arabia's shock win over Argentina at the World Cup will count for little if they fail to …

Hosts Qatar crash out of World Cup after Dutch held by Ecuador

AFP - 1h ago

Cody Gakpo scored again at the World Cup but the Netherlands missed the chance to secure a place in the last 16 on …

Giroud ready to tower above French giants

AFP - 4h ago

From Raymond Kopa to Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane to Thierry Henry, France has produced some of football's …

Coric edges Croatia ahead of Australia in Davis Cup semi-finals

AFP - 1h ago

Borna Coric gave Croatia the lead over Australia in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday, sweeping aside Thanasi …

Ibrahim, Farooqi help Afghanistan thrash Sri Lanka in ODI opener

AFP - 5h ago

Opener Ibrahim Zadran's sparkling century and four wickets by Fazalhaq Farooqi led Afghanistan to an emphatic 60-run win …

Ibrahim ton helps Afghanistan thrash Sri Lanka in ODI opener

AFP - 21m ago

Opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed 106 to set up an emphatic 60-run victory for Afghanistan in the opening one-day …

Pivac aims to give Welsh fans cheer against Australia

AFP - 2h ago

Wayne Pivac has urged Wales to give another huge crowd in Cardiff something to shout about as the under fire coach aims …

Iran stun Wales at World Cup as England target last 16

AFP - 2h ago

Iran scored twice deep into stoppage time to stun Wales 2-0 on Friday and breathe new life into a World Cup campaign …

Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit

AFP - 2h ago

Host nation Qatar were pushed to the brink of an early elimination from their own World Cup on Friday after a 3-1 defeat …

Brazil face anxious wait after Neymar injury scare at World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Brazil were sweating on the fitness of Neymar on Friday after he underwent a first set of tests on the ankle he sprained …

'We can't cry about' Iran defeat, says Wales' Page

AFP - 3h ago

Rob Page said his Wales team could not "sit and cry about" their agonising late defeat to Iran at the World Cup on …

Protest scrutiny intensifies on Iran despite win

AFP - 4h ago

Iran's football stars scored a famous victory with a last gasp World Cup win but scrutiny on the conduct of the team …

Bermudan Olympic heroine Duffy wins record fourth world triathlon title

AFP - 4h ago

Bermuda's Olympic gold medallist Flora Duffy added another piece of history to her remarkable career on Friday becoming …

Last-gasp Iran sink Wales at World Cup

AFP - 3h ago

Iran claimed a famous 2-0 victory over 10-man Wales on Friday as Carlos Queiroz's men scored two goals deep into added …

Denmark coach unafraid of 'spectacular' France at World Cup

AFP - 1h ago

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand says he has no fears about facing World Cup holders France on Saturday having twice beaten …

De Bruyne admits Belgium frustrations, demands bravery against Morocco

AFP - 2h ago

Kevin De Bruyne called on his Belgium team-mates to be braver on Friday, insisting he also needs improve ahead of …

Argentina greats pay tribute to Maradona on anniversary of death

AFP - 6h ago

Argentina football greats on Friday set off a day of World Cup tributes to the "immortal" Diego Maradona on the second …

Lewandowski still on penalties despite World Cup miss - Poland coach

AFP - 2h ago

Robert Lewandowski is still Poland's penalty-taker despite missing in their World Cup opener and is primed to break his …

Cowboys find their rhythm to beat Giants, Vikings down Pats

AFP - 4h ago

The Dallas Cowboys turned on their offense in the second half to beat the New York Giants 28-20 in their Thanksgiving …

Messi on brink as Argentina look to salvage World Cup

AFP - 9h ago

It was not supposed to be this way. Before the World Cup started, hopes were high in Argentina that Lionel Messi was set …

England, Netherlands eye last-16 berths at World Cup

AFP - 11h ago

England head into their second match of the World Cup against the United States on Friday knowing victory would secure a …

Cowboys find their rhythm to beat Giants

AFP - 3h ago

The Dallas Cowboys turned on their offense in the second half to beat the New York Giants 28-20 in their Thanksgiving …

Italy, Canada set-up Davis Cup semi-final showdown

Nov 24 2022

Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli cruised to victory in the deciding doubles as Italy beat the United States 2-1 in their …

Richarlison stars as Brazil beat Serbia but Neymar suffers injury scare

Nov 24 2022

Richarlison scored twice as tournament favourites Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup opener on Thursday, but the …

World Cup history for Ronaldo, Neymar injury scare after Brazil win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup history on Thursday as Brazil were rocked by an injury scare to captain …

Brazil grinds to halt as World Cup party starts

Nov 24 2022

In yellow-and-green bikinis, Neymar jerseys and sparkling tops straight out of carnival, Brazilians dropped everything …

Neymar suffers ankle sprain in Brazil win

Nov 24 2022

Brazil captain Neymar suffered a sprained ankle in his team's World Cup win over Serbia on Thursday and faces a medical …

Richarlison's World Cup brace for Brazil 'a boyhood dream come true'

Nov 24 2022

Richarlison reflected on his tears when he feared he might miss the World Cup after scoring both goals as Brazil opened …

First Swedish NHL star Salming dies at 71

Nov 24 2022

Former Toronto Maple Leafs and Sweden defenceman Borje Salming died on Thursday at the age of 71, the NHL team said in a …

History for Ronaldo as Brazil win World Cup opener

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup goalscoring history on Thursday as Brazil launched their quest for a …

Bills snatch late win at Detroit

Nov 24 2022

Tyler Bass's 45 yard field goal, with two seconds remaining, gave the Buffalo Bills a thrilling 28-25 victory at the …

Richarlison double gives Brazil World Cup win over Serbia

Nov 24 2022

A second-half brace by Richarlison, including a stunning overhead scissor kick, gave tournament favourites Brazil a 2-0 …

Italy take doubles to edge USA in Davis Cup quarter-final

Nov 24 2022

Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli cruised to victory in the deciding doubles as Italy beat the United States 2-1 their …

Man United can no longer count on Ronaldo, but Portugal can

Nov 24 2022

Manchester United can no longer count on Cristiano Ronaldo, after they parted ways by mutual consent this week, but the …

Ronaldo scores in fifth World Cup as Portugal squeeze past Ghana

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo rewrote the history books again on Thursday after becoming the first man to score at five World Cups …

Jones calls for referee respect as Springboks' Erasmus misses England game

Nov 24 2022

England coach Eddie Jones said referees had to be treated with respect as his team prepared to face a South Africa side …

Ghana's Addo blames 'gift' Ronaldo penalty for Portugal defeat

Nov 24 2022

Ghana coach Otto Addo insisted Thursday that the spot-kick from which Cristiano Ronaldo's netted in his fifth World Cup …

Ronaldo says United chapter closed after breaking World Cup scoring record

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that he had put his recent troubles at Manchester United behind him after scoring in a …

Asian federation chief dismisses criticism of Qatar's rights record

Nov 24 2022

The head of the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday brushed off criticism over World Cup host Qatar's human rights …

Iran 'not under any pressure' after anthem protest says Taremi

Nov 24 2022

Iran forward Mehdi Taremi on Thursday denied his team had come "under pressure" from their government after opting not …

History for Ronaldo as Brazil enter World Cup fray

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup goalscoring history on Thursday as mighty Brazil prepared for their first …

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first man to score in five World Cups

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score at five World Cups on Thursday after opening the scoring in Portugal's …

Southgate urges England to end US World Cup curse

Nov 24 2022

Gareth Southgate urged England to exorcise the ghosts of their World Cup embarrassments against the United States when …

Pivac won't be 'sidetracked' as Wales pressure mounts

Nov 24 2022

Wayne Pivac has insisted he will ignore the growing speculation surrounding his future as Wales coach ahead of …

Adidas probing allegations about Kanye West's behaviour

Nov 24 2022

Adidas said Thursday it was investigating claims against Kanye West after a report detailed alleged inappropriate …

Wales 'fully focused' on football, not protests: Page 

Nov 24 2022

Wales manager Rob Page ruled out emulating Germany's pre-match protest against FIFA's stance on the "OneLove" rainbow …

Son and Suarez subdued in Uruguay-Korea World Cup stalemate

Nov 24 2022

The returning Son Heung-min could not inspire South Korea as the Tigers of Asia started their World Cup Group H campaign …

Japan looking to make World Cup splash after sinking Germany

Nov 24 2022

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu was given a surprise shower by a pitch sprinkler on Thursday but it did nothing to dampen …

South Korean talisman Son masked and muted in World Cup opener

Nov 24 2022

Son Heung-min was everywhere around Education City Stadium with South Korean fans sporting his shirt and a giant cutout …

'Magnificent' Bellingham a World Cup game-changer for England

Nov 24 2022

Jude Bellingham has the potential to become England's World Cup game-changer after the teenage midfielder announced his …

Alun Wyn Jones returns to Wales XV for crunch Wallabies clash

Nov 24 2022

Wales have recalled former captain Alun Wyn Jones to the starting XV for their Autumn Nations finale against Australia …

No Germany player safe after shock World Cup defeat: Flick

Nov 24 2022

Germany manager Hansi Flick warned on Thursday that no member of his starting XI was safe ahead of their crucial weekend …

Ronaldo and Brazil enter World Cup fray after Swiss win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to put his painful Manchester United divorce behind him at the World Cup on Thursday as …

Wales recall former captain Jones for crunch Wallabies clash

Nov 24 2022

Wales have recalled former captain Alun Wyn Jones to the starting XV for their Autumn Nations finale against Australia …

Embolo lifts Swiss to win over Cameroon at World Cup

Nov 24 2022

Breel Embolo scored against the country of his birth as Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 to make a winning start to …

Rennie makes sweeping changes as Wallabies bid to end tour on winning note

Nov 24 2022

Australia coach Dave Rennie made seven changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's final Autumn Nations international …

Jamie George and Mako Vunipola in revamped England front row for Springboks

Nov 24 2022

Eddie Jones has overhauled his front row for England's Autumn Nations Series finale against South Africa at Twickenham …

Qatar must find 'A Game' to avoid World Cup embarrassment, says Sanchez

Nov 24 2022

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez hopes his team can bring their "A Game" against Senegal as the host nation battle to avoid …

England captain Kane fit to face USA: Southgate

Nov 24 2022

Gareth Southgate says England captain Harry Kane is fit to face the United States on Friday after his World Cup injury …

Fans at World Cup pay homage to Maradona with shirts and chants

Nov 24 2022

Javier Maluf will quietly put on a shirt worn by Diego Maradona against England, but other fans at the World Cup have …

Tatum leads NBA-best Celtics over Mavs while Hawks beat Kings

Nov 24 2022

Jayson Tatum scored 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Wednesday to spark the NBA-leading Boston Celtics to a 125-112 …

Favourites Brazil kick off World Cup bid as Ronaldo and Portugal enter fray

Nov 24 2022

Favourites Brazil begin their bid to win a sixth World Cup on Thursday when they take on Serbia, while Cristiano Ronaldo …

Croatia pounce on Nadal, Alcaraz absence as Spain crash in Davis Cup

Nov 23 2022

Marin Cilic on Wednesday led Croatia into the Davis Cup semi-finals, knocking out six-time champions Spain who were …

Canada coach backs Davies after penalty woe

Nov 23 2022

Canada coach John Herdman backed the decision to let Alphonso Davies take a crucial missed penalty after the North …

Batshuayi fires Belgium to World Cup win over Canada

Nov 23 2022

Michy Batshuayi's first-half goal proved enough for a below-par Belgium to squeeze to a 1-0 win over a Canada side …

Germany shocked by Japan after World Cup armband protest, Spain hit seven

Nov 23 2022

Japan produced a stunning comeback to shock Germany in their World Cup opener on Wednesday after the four-time champions …

No Nadal, no Alcaraz as Croatia send Spain crashing in Davis Cup

Nov 23 2022

Marin Cilic on Wednesday led Croatia into the Davis Cup semi-finals, knocking out six-time champions Spain who were …

Germany's new-look attack a work in progress after Japan shock

Nov 23 2022

Germany have work to do to get their new-look World Cup attack to click after Kai Havertz and teenager Jamal Musiala …

Luis Enrique backs Spain to stay hungry after historic rout

Nov 23 2022

Luis Enrique believes Spain's hunger will only increase after they recorded the country's biggest ever World Cup victory …

Spain's Gavi set to be a star of world football: Luis Enrique

Nov 23 2022

Teen talent Gavi is set for global stardom after he became the youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in Spain's 7-0 …

George 'hurting' after All Blacks draw as Springboks await England

Nov 23 2022

Jamie George believes a match against South Africa represents the "perfect test" for an England pack still "hurting" …

Croatia edge ahead of Spain in Davis Cup quarter-final

Nov 23 2022

Croatia edged ahead of six-time champions Spain in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as protesters rushed onto …

Spain ignite World Cup bid by smashing seven past Costa Rica

Nov 23 2022

Spain launched their bid to lift a second World Cup in spectacular style on Wednesday by shredding Costa Rica 7-0 in a …

La Rochelle coach O'Gara handed second long ban of season

Nov 23 2022

La Rochelle coach Ronan O'Gara has been suspended for 10 weeks for "harming the best interests of rugby", the French …

Pass master Busquets: Spain's selfless conductor

Nov 23 2022

Spain's talented young forwards may have earned the plaudits in Wednesday's sensational 7-0 World Cup thrashing of Costa …

Macleod says Wales ready for Wallabies after 'honest' Georgia talk

Nov 23 2022

Josh Macleod has insisted Wales are ready to face Australia following some "very honest" conversations after an …

Japan's Moriyasu hails stunning win made in Germany

Nov 23 2022

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu hailed a win made in the Bundesliga after his Blue Samurai stunned four-times champions …

British medic set to train to become first 'parastronaut'

Nov 23 2022

John McFall, who has become the first astronaut recruit with a disability, is a British doctor and former Paralympian …

Flick denies armband row distracted Germany in Japan loss

Nov 23 2022

Hansi Flick denied Wednesday that Germany's pre-game armband protest and legal action against FIFA had distracted his …

Former players to sue French rugby authorities over concussion

Nov 23 2022

A group of former players, including England World Cup winner Steve Thompson and All Black Carl Hayman, are to file …

Germany shocked by Japan after World Cup armband protest

Nov 23 2022

Japan produced a stunning late comeback to shock Germany in their World Cup opener on Wednesday after the four-time …

Germany's World Cup silence adds to vocal sporting protests

Nov 23 2022

Germany's World Cup team made a statement by covering their mouths when they lined up for a team photo before losing to …

After bitter election, Brazil seeks unity in World Cup glory

Nov 23 2022

A sea of streamers and mini-Brazilian flags flutters over Freedom Alley, one of myriad narrow streets criss-crossing Rio …

Brazil looking forward to seeing the best of Neymar at World Cup

Nov 23 2022

Brazil are hoping a fully fit and firing Neymar, and a well-balanced squad around him, will allow the five-time winners …