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Halep clinches maiden Wimbledon crown

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams’ latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam yesterday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final. The 27-year-old Romanian captured her second career major with a 6-2, 6-2 victory adding a maiden Wimb...

Bottas takes British GP pole

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, yesterday when he secured pole position as Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The Finn, who is 31 points adrift of defending world champion Hamilton in this year’s title race, c...

Morgan wants England to relish World Cup final pressure

Eoin Morgan urged England “not to shy away” from the pressure of the World Cup final after they stormed into the showpiece with an eight-wicket thrashing of champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Morgan’s side ...

Roy free to play in World Cup final despite umpire outburst

England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire’s decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey ope...

Federer set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final yesterday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal, 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever p...

Madagascar fairytale ends as Tunisia sweep into semi-finals

Tunisia ended Madagascar’s fairytale Africa Cup of Nations run in the quarter-finals on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo. Ferjani Sassi’s heavily deflected strike gave Tunisia the lead early in...

Finch rues ‘one of the worst’ performances by Australia

Australia have made significant progress in the last one year but ended up producing one of their worst performances of the World Cup in Thursday’s semi-final against England, captain Aaron Finch said on Thursday. Australia stumb...

Groenewegen edges stage seven

Dutch speed king Dylan Groenewegen edged an ultra-tight bunch sprint on stage seven of the Tour de France on Friday as Italy’s Giulio Ciccone retained the overall race lead. Groenewegen beat Australia’s Caleb Ewan in a phot...

Barcelona bag Griezmann after stumping up 120 million euros

Barcelona announced the signing of Antoine Griezmann on Friday after the Spanish champions paid La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the 120 million euro ($135 million) release clause required to sign the World Cup winner. “The player ...

Group defeats no bother to Williamson ahead of final

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson insisted the fact his side lost to potential World Cup final opponents Australia and England earlier in the tournament would have no bearing on Sunday’s showpiece match at Lord’s. The Bla...

Kohli says fans should be ‘measured’ after World Cup woe

India captain Virat Kohli has urged frustrated fans in his cricket-crazy nation not to get emotional after their shock World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand on Wednesday. Kohli’s side went down to by 18 runs at Old Trafford ...

England thump Australia

England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-wicket win over reigning champions Australia at Edgbaston yesterday. Jason Roy hit a blistering 85 as England reached a victory target of 224 w...

Spain goalkeeper Lopez leaves Betis for Roma

Spain international goalkeeper Pau Lopez has completed his move from Real Betis to Serie A giants Roma, the two clubs announced late on Wednesday. The 24-year- old has signed a five-year deal with Roma paying 23.5 million euros ($26.48...

Serena to face Halep for title

Simona Halep is the last woman standing between Serena Williams and achieving her long held ambition of equalling Margaret Court’s Grand Slam title record after both recorded easy victories in their Wimbledon semi-finals yesterda...

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman attends Bahrain Trophy Race in UK

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Vice Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, yesterday attended the 28th edition of the Bahrain Trophy race held as part of the Newmarket Racing Festival in...

Morgan urges England to embrace World Cup ‘dream’

England captain Eoin Morgan has urged his side to embrace their World Cup dreams as they prepare for Thursday’s blockbuster semi-final against old rivals Australia. Morgan can lead England to their first World Cup final since 199...

Kiwis shock India

New Zealand stunned India to reach their second successive World Cup final as they survived Ravindra Jadeja’s late heroics to clinch a thrilling 18-run win at Old Trafford yesterday. It was a superb display by the underdog Black ...

Brave president says London debut will change the sport

The fastest-growing MMA promotion in the world is set on taking over Europe and changing the sport of mixed martial arts in the process. BRAVE Combat Federation will hold an exclusive, invite-only show in London, on July 25th, designed...

Bahrain in final preparations for Volleyball U21 Championship

Bahrain’s junior national volleyball team have begun their final preparations for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship 2019. The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to host the global competition from July 18 to ...