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Blades deal major blow to Spurs’ Euro ambitions

AFP Sheffield (UK) Sheffield United damaged Tottenham’s bid to qualify for the Champions League and rekindled their own European ambitions after surviving a VAR controversy in their 3-1 win on Thursday. Chris Wilder’s side took ..

Eerie atmosphere for early arrivals at belated F1 opener

AFP Spielberg (Austria) Early arrivals at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday faced an eerie and unprecedented scenario as they donned protective masks and went in search of their workplaces. Signs at the entrance made clear safety face ..

Stokes and Anderson make ball ‘talk’ in England warm-up

AFP London New captain Ben Stokes and James Anderson both made the ball “talk” according to one of the batsmen who faced them on the first day of England’s intra-squad clash at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday. This is England’s lone fixture ..

Nasser Al Khori Doha The cheers of fans in a stadium, the laughter of children during a five-a-side game at school or the feeling of connection you get with someone on public transport wearing the same jersey as you when you are heading ..

AFP Paris World Athletics announced on Thursday the provisional suspension of the process of allowing Russian athletes to return to competition after the country’s athletics federation (RusAF) failed to pay a fine for breaking ..

AFP Paris The French Open will allow up to 20,000 people to attend each day of this year’s tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced on Thursday. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also said that up to 10,000 ..

AFP Rome Atalanta made another step towards next season’s Champions League on Thursday after a 2-0 Serie A win over Napoli that extended the gap between them and the chasing pack. Goals from Mario Pasalic and Robin Gosens early in the ..

SPIELBERGcTypeface:> George Russell said he was optimistic that the beleaguered up for sale Williams team can improve this season and ignite a recovery. The highly-rated young British driver, who is partnered with Canadian ..

SPIELBERG: Lewis Hamilton has said “now is not the time to be silent” and explained why he criticised Formula One as he set out to rally the sport against racism. In a video released by Mercedes’ parent company Daimler on the eve of this ..

LONDON: England will join the West Indies in wearing “Black Lives Matter” (#BLM) logos on their shirts during their three-match Test series, but the England and Wales Cricket Board insisted Thursday that “it is not an endorsement of ..

LONDONcTypeface:> England all-rounder Sam Curran went into self-isolation and had a test for the coronavirus after illness forced him out of the team’s lone warm-up match on Thursday ahead of next week’s first Test against the West ..

LONDONcTypeface:> West Indies coach Phil Simmons was told on Wednesday he was in no danger of losing his job after the Barbados Cricket Association president said the former Test batsman should be sacked for attending his ..

LONDON: The third Test between England and the West Indies will be dedicated to the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which raises money for families facing the death of a parent from cancer. The second day of the match at Old ..

SydneycTypeface:> Australia on Thursday announced plans to ditch the English Dukes ball in domestic cricket and revert to using only the traditional Kookaburra for the next Sheffield Shield season. Cricket Australia introduced ..

AFP Colombo Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara was questioned for nearly 10 hours on Thursday by detectives probing explosive allegations the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed under his captaincy. Sangakkara, 42, was called in ..