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Mercedes in turmoil after worst F1 finish in five years

afp Barcelona For the first time in more than five years, the Mercedes team on Monday flew home without a finisher, and pointless, following Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's opening-lap collision in Sunday's Spanish ..

Coe visits Rio track, won't speculate if Russia will compete

ap RIO DE JANEIRO Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of athletics, visited the track for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday but declined to speculate if Russia will be allowed to compete there. A powerhouse in the ..

Sagan opens Tour of  California defence with win

afp Los Angeles Reigning champion Peter Sagan extended his Tour of California stage victories record on Sunday as he opened the defense of his crown with a win. The Slovak Tinkoff rider sprinted to victory in the 106-mile (170.5km) ..

RCB thump KKR by 9 wickets to stay in race for IPL playoff berth IANS Kolkata Virat Kohli and A.B. de Villiers once again delivered the goods with their bats as their Royal Challengers Bangalore romped home with 9 wickets to spare ..

AFP Karachi Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah needs four to five weeks to recover from a knee injury, officials said on Monday, putting him on track for the team's summer tour of England. The 30-year-old, who is ranked third in ..

AFP London Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad will miss the chance to repeat his Headingley heroics of two years ago after being ruled out of the first Test against England starting on Thursday. Prasad played a key role in Sri ..

PTI Mohali A cancer survivor and a World Cup hero, India batsman Yuvraj Singh gave some vital tips to 17 young kids, who fought their own battles against the dreaded disease, during an interaction here. Yuvraj, who hit 24-ball 42 runs ..

PTI Amsterdam India cricketer Suresh Raina on Sunday became a father after his wife Priyanka Chaudhary gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here. The 29-year-old Gujarat Lions skipper became a first time father after his ..

IANS Dubai The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday denied claims made by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of agreeing to reimburse it the money spent on clearing wicketkeeper Kusal Perera of doping charges. "ICC confirms it has not ..

Tribune News Network Doha Lekhwiya will be hoping for a repeat of last week's Emir's Cup win over El Jaish when the Qatar Stars League (QSL) duo meet in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the 2016 AFC Champions League on Tuesday. .. DOHA Lekhwiya SC teammates Karim Boudiaf and Nam Tae-hee believe that the continued positive performances of Qatar Stars League (QSL) clubs in the AFC Champions League will be important for the country's national team to ..

ap TORONTO Less than two weeks ago, Kyle Lowry was struggling so badly that he stayed past midnight to work on his game after a tough playoff loss. Now a red-hot Lowry is carrying the Toronto Raptors into their first ever Eastern ..

ap DOVER, Delaware Matt Kenseth used some of his veteran experience to edge Kyle Larson and surge to victory on Sunday in the accident-strewn NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway. "He was all over me," Kenseth said."If he ..

ap WASHINGTON Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez starred on the mound and at the plate, striking out 11 batters over seven innings and driving in two runs to lead the Marlins to a 5-1 win at Washington, further tightening the closely fought ..

afp Los Angeles Brian Elliott produced a goaltending masterclass as the St. Louis Blues edged out the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference finals series on Sunday. Blues goalie Elliott made a ..

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that ..

afp Zagreb Croatia coach Ante Cacic on Monday named a provisional 27-man squad for Euro 2016, featuring the likes of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid's Luka Modric but minus Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. ..

afp Lisbon For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal. Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's ..

afp Milan italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio on Monday saluted Azzurri coach Antonio Conte, after he escaped a prison term by being acquitted of sporting fraud in a match-fixing affair. Prosecutor ..

London Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta, whose contract with Arsenal is due to expire, has announced his intention to retire from playing and move into coaching. The 34-year-old said he was"99 percent" certain to hang up his boots ..

London English football club West Ham United on Monday announced the signing of Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit on a five-year contract."West Ham United are delighted to confirm that Norway international midfielder Havard ..

Berlin Veteran Peru striker Claudio Pizarro is close to signing a contract keeping him at Werder Bremen for another season."We are in the final stages (of negotiations) and will promptly inform all," club manager Thomas Eichin told ..

AFP London Manchester United's teenage sensation Marcus Rashford and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were named in a provisional 26-man England squad for Euro 2016 on Monday. The uncapped Rashford, 18, has burst onto ..

afp Manchester Manchester United blamed a security contractor on Monday over a dummy bomb that caused the abandonment of Sunday's final Premier League game against Bournemouth and left the club facing a multi-million-pound ..