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Sam Kerr Brace Steers Chelsea To FA Cup Glory

Sam Kerr scored two goals in Chelsea's dominant 3-0 win against London rivals Arsenal in the Women's FA Cup.


The Next Generation of Rugby: Picking a World U23 XV

The dust has well and truly settled on another year of international rugby, so here's a XV of some of the world's standout youngsters from recent times.


Hovland surprised to win Tiger's event

Viktor Hovland admitted he had few thoughts about a possible Hero World Challenge victory before overturning a six-shot deficit to claim a dramatic win in the Bahamas.


No 'mind games' from Root ahead of Ashes

England captain Joe Root insists keeping his Test XI under wraps is nothing to do with mind games heading into the Ashes opener in Brisbane.


Ajaz Patel's 10 wickets hard to believe, says spinner's proud father

The father of Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel says his son's 'unbelievable achievement' of 10 wickets against India is just rewards for the work he has put into the sport.


Root welcomes Gough reports, eager to help troubled Yorkshire

England captain Joe Root welcomed reports Monday that Darren Gough is set to become director of cricket at Yorkshire and said he would work with him to help the troubled club. Root on Monday reiterated that he had reached out to new Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel and said that he would pick up the phone if Gough -- who spent 14 years as a player at the club -- called to ask for his help.


F2 Jeddah: Pourchaire and Fittipaldi hospitalised after startline shunt

The Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been suspended following a frightening startline shunt involving Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi.


Hamilton beats Verstappen amid F1 chaos to set up title showdown

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are level on points heading into the final race of the season after the Mercedes driver won an incredibly dramatic Saudi Arabian GP.


Travis Head thriving in return to Test XI

As he prepares for his return to the Test team, Travis Head is drawing on the good memories of 2019's Ashes series going into another battle with England.


2021 Hero World Challenge leaderboard, grades: Viktor Hovland picks up third victory in last 12 starts

An eagle-eagle push in the middle of Round 4 helped Hovland to his fifth win as a pro on Sunday


Magpies' Pendlebury to have surgery on leg

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury will undergo surgery this week to have a plate put in his leg after suffering a fracture at their AFL training on Friday.


Verstappen given 10-second penalty for causing Hamilton clash in Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen has received a 10-second penalty for his clash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the stewards called his braking “erratic”.


New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific teams reveal 2022 jerseys

The five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises have unveiled their playing jerseys for the inaugural edition of Super Rugby Pacific in 2022.


Supercars champ van Gisbergen feeling 'bittersweet' after late puncture ruins Bathurst 1000

"Unfortunately, we didn't get the result we wanted today, but it is what it is."


Snooker-'Theatre of dreams': China's Zhao wins UK Championship

(Reuters) - China's Zhao Xintong defeated Luca Brecel 10-5 to win snooker's UK Championship in York on Sunday. The 24-year-old, who was competing in his first career final, took a 5-3 lead in the first session before converting his advantage in the evening session. "It was the biggest match for me and it was my first time, so I tried my best beca...


Adelaide Utd keeping ALM faith: Delianov

Adelaide United goalkeeper James Delianov says converting chances is as an area to improve after three consecutive draws to open their A-League Men season.


Blackcaps slip to record defeat, India seal test series win at Mumbai

The 372-run defeat is New Zealand's heaviest in terms of runs.


Phoenix coach Talay shrugs off ref non-call with knockout match looming

"At the end of the day, we all make mistakes."


Adelaide AFL coach Nicks signs new deal

Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says he's delighted to sign a contract extension to remain at the AFL club until the end of the 2024 AFL season.


Cricket-Adelaide dismisses Perth Ashes test swap proposal

SYDNEY (Reuters) -An audacious proposal by Western Australia's sports minister to swap the dates of the Perth and Adelaide Ashes tests was given short shrift by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) on Monday. Cricket Australia are expected to announce over the next few days that the fifth test, scheduled for Jan. 14-18 at Perth Stadium, ...


Kiwi Riddell sufferers first UFC loss thanks to stunning wheel-kick knockout

Matched up against former training partner Rafael Fiziev, Riddell went blow for blow with the Kazak.


Norway's Hovland wins World Challenge on eagles' wings

Norway's Viktor Hovland made back-to-back eagles down the stretch on Sunday to hold off American Scottie Scheffler and win the Hero World Challenge after 54-hole leader Collin Morikawa unravelled. Burns, Hovland and Reed shared the lead at 15-under with Morikawa and Scheffler two back when the back-nine battle began, but bogeys by Reed at 10 and Burns at 11 left the Norwegian in the lead alone.


ITF chief doesn't want 'to punish billion Chinese people' over Peng

International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty said Sunday that his organisation will not boycott China over the Peng Shuai affair as "we don't want to punish a billion people". The WTA, which controls the women's game, last week suspended all tournaments in China amid what its chairman called "serious doubts" about the safety of Chinese player Peng, who accused a top Communist Party leader of sexual assault. WTA chair and CEO Steve...


Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson see funny side after playing from wrong tee

Hear the one about the major champions punished for playing from the wrong tee? Step forward Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson, who both made the bizarre error in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. A shuffling of Sunday tee positions at Albany meant the 9th, a par five, was played in its shortest form of the week. The lengthened, par three 17th was to be played from what had earlier been the back tee position at the 9th. Spieth and...


Spieth, Stenson hit tee shots from wrong hole!

Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson were hit by two-shot penalties after playing tee shots from the wrong hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge.


Darren Gough takes huge pay cut to leave talkSPORT and become Yorkshire director of cricket

The retired English cricket star is on the verge of being announced as Yorkshire's new director of cricket, which would obviously involve him stepping down from his long-term role at talkSPORT


Lever grounded in scare for AFL premiers

There was a scare on day one of pre-season for AFL premiers Melbourne as defender Jake Lever fainted after a demanding running session.


How Johnson would alter the Australian Test line-up

Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has given his opinion on Australia's Test squad prior to the first Ashes Test against England.


F2 Jeddah: Piastri wins red-flagged shortened feature race

Oscar Piastri claimed victory in a restarted Formula 2 feature race in Saudi Arabia that was red-flagged following a crash involving Olli Caldwell and Guilherme Samaia.


Black Caps fall to heavy defeat to India in second test

The Black Caps have fallen to a 372-run defeat to India in the second cricket test in Mumbai.


Demand for special meeting over America's Cup venue dropped

The group trying to force the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup in Auckland has dropped it's demand for a special club meeting.


Beaver Creek World Cup downhill cancelled amid high winds

Sunday's men's alpine World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek was cancelled because of high winds whipping the Birds of Prey course. Officials had postponed the race hoping the wind would calm down enough to let the race go ahead, but finally opted to call off the race that was the fourth scheduled in four days. "Due to the strong winds today, the jury together with the OC (organizing committee), unfortunately have had to cancel today's Men's...


Alpine skiing-Goggia wins super-G to complete Lake Louise World Cup hat-trick

By Steve Keating LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) -Italy's Sofia Goggia won the opening Alpine World Cup women's super-G on Sunday to complete a Lake Louise hat-trick, becoming the first woman since Lindsey Vonn in 2015 to sweep all three races at the Canadian resort. Goggia, who scored dominating downhill wins on Friday and Saturday, had a much tigh...


Russia beat Croatia to win third Davis Cup

Russia claimed a third Davis Cup title on Sunday after Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev both won their singles matches to defeat Croatia. Russia have not won the Davis Cup since 2006 and failed to reach a single quarter-final between 2011 and 2018.


Sevens star Nathan-Wong eyes return to 'first dream' of Black Ferns XV selection

After winning Olympic gold, the playmaker will use Super Rugby Aupiki to challenge for a World Cup spot.


Arch-rivals poised for Ashes battle after troubled build-up

After a build-up overshadowed by controversies and Covid, Australia and England's hotly anticipated five-Test Ashes showdown gets under way Wednesday in Brisbane with Joe Root's men confident of defying recent history to cause an upset. "We believe we have got a group of players who can win," said the 39-year-old, England's leading wicket-taker when they won the Ashes in Australia the last time, back in 2010-11.


Hipwood on track in AFL boost for Lions

Eric Hipwood, Cam Rayner and Noah Answerth are all moving well during Brisbane's pre-season campaign in positive signs for their 2022 AFL premiership chances.


Three key match-ups that could decide the Ashes

The first Test between old rivals Australia and England starts at Brisbane's Gabba on Wednesday. While the England skipper and world's number one batsman averages 50.15, it drops to 38.00 from nine Tests in Australia --- his worst performance away from home bar a miserable 24.50 over two Tests in Bangladesh.


F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton beats Verstappen to go level on points in chaotic race

Lewis Hamilton headed Max Verstappen in Formula 1’s first Saudi Arabian race, which was twice red flagged and the two title rivals clashed twice in ugly and near farcical scenes.


'He got a pay cut': Why Ardie Savea fought for a four-year deal with NZR

Ardie Savea has referenced what happened to two former All Blacks as key motivators behind his new four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby.


Cricket-India beat New Zealand by 372 runs to win test series 1-0

By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) -India's spinners wasted little time in removing New Zealand's remaining batters on Monday to thrash the tourists by a record 372 runs in the second test at the Wankhede Stadium and secure the series 1-0. It was the biggest margin of victory by runs for India in a home match, eclipsing their 337-run win against S...


Tennis bodies at odds over Peng Shuai

The governing body of tennis says it won't be following the Women's Tennis Association in suspending tournaments in China because it "does not want to punish a billion people".


Coleman Medallist McKay keen to kick on

Carlton spearhead Harry McKay believes he can kick his AFL game to another level off the back of his Coleman Medal-winning season.


Behrendorff to shake off red-ball allergy

Star paceman Jason Behrendorff says his surgically repaired back is feeling great and he is a chance to end his four-year absence from Sheffield Shield ranks.


U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics - CNN

OLYMPICS-2020-BIDEN:U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics - CNN


SA rules out Adelaide Test swap with Perth

South Australia cricket authorities have shut down any suggestion they should swap Ashes Tests with Perth to allow the Optus Stadium fixture to go ahead.


Australia vow a ruthless Ashes approach

Australia have taken their lessons from letting India off the hook last summer, vowing a more ruthless approach in the Ashes against England.


Jazz survive late rally to beat Cavaliers, Hornets outgun Hawks

Donovan Mitchell scored a team high 35 points, and Rudy Gobert had six points and 20 rebounds as the Utah Jazz held on to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-108 on Sunday. Gobert also had five blocks as Utah posted its fourth consecutive victory.


Best Fantasy Week 14 Waiver Pickups: Amon-Ra St. Brown, Russell Gage among breakout WRs ahead of fantasy playoffs

There weren't many big injuries or breakout performances on Sunday, but high-upside WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown and Russell Gage could be among the top Week 14 fantasy waiver pickups and free agent adds.


AFL flag fire reignited in Tigers' Cotchin

Richmond veteran Trent Cotchin admits he doesn't watch a lot of football but made sure he tuned in for the 2021 AFL finals after the Tigers missed out.