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England into World Cup knockout stage as Kane hat-trick leads 6-1 Panama rout

Perhaps we should start with a note of caution. The opposition will not always be this obliging and nobody, surely, can expect Harry Kane to keep scoring so prodigiously throughout the rest of the World Cup. Maybe England have peaked too soon. And no doubt the most overheard line over the next 24 …

Soccer

England v Australia, fifth ODI - live score updates

4:10PM<p>WICKET! Curran c Paine b Richardson 15<p>Sam Curran has thrown the bat at a wide one. Caught at the wicket and the Aussies are certain it is an edge. Umpire gives it not out but Paine is convinced. He calls for the <b>review</b> straight away.<p>4:08PM<p>OVER 29: ENG 113/6 (Buttler 46* Curran 15*)<p>D'arcy Short …

Cricket

South Africa vs England: Eddie Jones relieved to see Danny Cipriani seize chance with his killer instinct

Eddie Jones celebrated Danny Cipriani’s killer instinct as England’s fly-half engineered the critical moment in Saturday’s 25-10 victory over South …

Eddie Jones

FIFA fines Poland for 'political and offensive' World Cup banner

MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA said late on Saturday it had fined the Polish Football Association 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,124) for what it said was an offensive banner displayed by Polish fans during their side's 2-1 World Cup defeat to Senegal on Tuesday.<p>"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned …

Europe

Euphoric Germany to make more changes against South Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World champions Germany's last-gasp victory over Sweden on Saturday unleashed a wave of euphoria among players and coaching staff but head coach Joachim Loew said changes would be needed for their final Group F game against South Korea.<p>The Germans scored a stoppage time winner …

Soccer

England vs Panama team news confirmed: Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Raheem Sterling start World Cup 2018 clash

Gareth Southgate has made just one change for his starting line-up to face Panama - and Raheem Sterling keeps his place.<p>England boss Southgate has …

Soccer

Nick Kyrgios fined for 'inappropriate behaviour' at Queen's Club

Nick Kyrgios has been fined 15,000 euros (£13,190) after an obscene action involving a water bottle at Queen's on Saturday.<p>The Australian, who is no stranger to controversy, was caught on camera performing an imitation of a lewd act at the change of ends during his semi-final loss to Marin …

Tennis

Sporting president says he will respect fan vote and quit

Bruno de Carvalho, the president of crisis-ridden Sporting Lisbon, said that he will stand down after supporters voted that he should resign.<p><i>“For me</i> …

Soccer

Borna Coric stuns Roger Federer in Halle to hand Rafael Nadal No. 1 ranking

Borna Coric sprung a shock in the final of the Gerry Weber Open as he beat defending champion Roger Federer to lift the title.<p>The Croat had already …

Tennis

Injured Berdych to miss Wimbledon with back injury

(Reuters) - Former finalist Tomas Berdych has been forced to withdraw from next month's Wimbledon with a back injury.<p>The 32-year-old Czech reached his only Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2010, losing to Rafa Nadal, and has been a semi-finalist for the last two years at the championships that …

Tennis

Josh Taylor sets up world title shot against Jose Ramirez after convincing victory over Viktor Postol

Josh Taylor's dream of a world title shot remains on course after the Tartan Tornado racked up an impressive points win over Viktor Postol.<p>The …

Boxing

Former tennis champion Becker says diplomatic passport is real | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Former tennis champion Boris Becker said on Sunday he has a genuine diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic after the country’s foreign minister called it a fake.<p>FILE PHOTO: Former tennis player Boris Becker poses for photographers at the world premiere of the film …

Central African Republic

Formula One investigates illegal broadcasts in Middle East | Reuters

LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - Formula One is investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa by a television station already accused of pirating World Cup and European soccer.<p>A Formula One spokesman said content belonging to regional rights-holder, …

Middle East

Liverpool Fans Have Split Opinions as Links to Bundesliga Star Emerge

​Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that ​Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze reportedly wants to move to …

Soccer

Saudi woman drives Formula One car to mark end of ban

Aseel Al Hamad made a further breakthrough for Saudi Arabian women by driving a Formula One car ahead of the French Grand Prix.<p>The lap of the Le Castellet circuit came on the day a ban ended on women driving on the Gulf kingdom’s roads.<p>Hamad drove a 2012 Renault car as part of a parade of the …

Motorsport

John McEnroe calls for Wimbledon to seed Serena Williams ahead of crunch meeting

John McEnroe has called on Wimbledon chiefs to take action and seed Serena Williams – at the expense of the 32nd seed.<p>McEnroe insisted that his …

Tennis

Brittany Breayley eager to display 'Origin spirit' in women's game

Brittany Breayley knows the importance of having visible role-models in women’s sport. At 17, Breayley hadn’t considered rugby league as an option for girls. She came from a union background, but was lured into league by the chance to play alongside Jillaroo Ranae Kunst in her regional hometown of …

Women's Rugby

Live F1 stream site hosting French Grand Prix 2018 for free sees Formula One enter BeoutQ piracy row

A new online streaming service hosting F1 races for free has prompted Formula One’s governing body to wade into an international dispute about the …

Motorsport

Italian Giants Join Race to Sign Jack Wilshere When His Arsenal Contract Expires

​Italian giants ​Juventus have reportedly joined the race to sign midfielder Jack Wilshere after it was announced that he would be leaving ​Arsenal …

Soccer

Transfer news LIVE: Latest done deals and rumours including Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United

08:09<p>Liverpool are reportedly targeting young Spain goalkeeper Daniel Martin.<p>The 19-year-old currently plays for Sporting Gijon in Spain’s second …

Soccer

Golf: Squirrelly start for McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy hit a squirrelly first shot at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday -- but that was hardly surprising after the distraction he faced on the tee.<p>McIlroy had taken a couple of waggles with his driver and was just about to pull the trigger when a nervous …

Golf

Super Netball: Queensland Firebirds soar to second on ladder after derby win

The Queensland Firebirds have soared to second on the Super Netball ladder with a stirring home win over traditional fierce foes NSW Swifts. When the two teams last met in the opening round, the Swifts fought out a one-point home victory and there was a similar never-say-die attitude evident in the …

Australia

Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to his yellow-card offence in Australia’s series-deciding loss to Ireland in Sydney.<p>Folau was sin-binned in the 31st minute on Saturday for unnecessary …

World Rugby

South Africa 10-25 England: Danny Cipriani conjures magic moment as England finally end losing run

Danny Cipriani was hailed as a match winner by Eddie Jones after his magic moment ended England’s slump, <i>writes Alex Spink in Cape Town.</i><p>In his first …

Cape Town

Bizarre Becker: Sad and turbulent saga of a fallen tennis champion

The tennis star Boris Becker last week retweeted, without comment, a quote from the 2006 film <i>Rocky Balboa</i>. “It ain’t about how hard you hit,” Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky tells his son, “it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”<p>It’s been a bruising, couldn’t-make-it-up time for …

Central African Republic

Millions gather as fireworks brighten St Petersburg's skies

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Soccer fans from all over the world were treated to a spectacular celebration in St Petersburg on Saturday as millions of people gathered in the city center for Scarlet Sails, the climactic event of the annual White Nights festival.<p>The tradition celebrates the end of the …

St. Petersburg

Serena Williams should be seeded at Wimbledon, says John McEnroe - 'I don't think anyone would complain'

Serena Williams deserves a seeding at this year’s Wimbledon, according to the three-time former champion John McEnroe, who said “I don’t think there would be a player that would complain”.<p>At the moment, Williams is entitled to a protected ranking after missing more than a year’s tennis because of …

Tennis

England 36 New Zealand 18: Debutants Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson star as Kiwis are defeated in Denver

Jake Connor announced his arrival on the international stage as England emerged victorious in their ambitious Denver experiment.<p>Connor scored one try …

Denver Broncos

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson.<p>Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America's next great hope at 1,500 meters.<p>The 25-year-old Houlihan stormed past Simpson, 31, to win the 1,500 on Saturday at …

Des Moines

USC's Justin Suh picks up where he left off the college season, winning the Northeast Amateur in a runaway

Early in the final round of the 57th Northeast Amateur, it was clear who was walking off with the title and the victor’s honorary navy blue blazer. Justin Suh, a rising senior at USC, had been leading since Day 1 after shooting an opening 63 at Wannamoisett Country Club outside of Providence, R.I. …

Golf

Athletics - Levy targets sub-13 club after winning semis | Reuters

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Commonwealth Games champion Ronald Levy signalled his readiness for Sunday’s final of the 110m hurdles with an easy 13.45 second to win his semi-final at the Jamaican trials on Saturday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Athletics - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 110m Hurdles …

Gold Coast

South Africa 10-25 England: Owen Farrell helps Eddie Jones' men avoid series whitewash

Owen Farrell kicked England to their first victory since February to end a run of five straight Test defeats and lift the pressure off Eddie …

Eddie Jones

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man City & Man Utd in for Mbappe

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond<p>Man City & Man Utd in for Mbappe<p>Manchester United and Manchester City are considering ambitious bids for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, <i>The Mirror</i> says.<p>The Ligue 1 champions will …

Soccer

Athletics: Wimbley storms to surprising women's 400m win

(Reuters) - The United States found a new sprint standout on Saturday when 23-year-old Shakima Wimbley equaled the year's fastest 400 meters time with an impressive victory at the U.S. championships in Iowa.<p>Wimbley had never broken 50 seconds in the event until she stormed home in 49.52 seconds to …

Des Moines

Lee, Hataoka tied after 2 rounds at NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Minjee Lee wasn't all that concerned when she missed her first cut of the year this month at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.<p>The ninth-ranked Australian has certainly looked at ease and back in form at Pinnacle Country Club in her first event since then.<p>Lee and Japan's Nasa Hataoka …

Golf

He has sacrificed a lot – Stuani praises Suarez

Luis Suarez is one of the world's best forwards and his goal against Saudi Arabia will help him, according to Uruguay team-mate Cristhian …

Soccer