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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.


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.


Fast driver's Xmas gift comes early

Kiwi rally driver Emma Gilmour has found a way home after scoring the drive of a lifetime. But she's filling in time by making herself at home with the legendary McLaren team.


Blackcaps staring at crushing loss to rampant India despite Mitchell resistance

New Zealand need another 400 runs over the next two days for an unlikely win.


Silverwood: Australia will be wary of 'superstar' Stokes

Chris Silverwood says Ben Stokes is ready for a Test return and Australia will be wary of him during The Ashes.


Former Scotland captain Gary Callander dies aged 62

Former Scotland captain Gary Callander has died at the age 62. Callander, who had been living with pancreatic cancer, made six international appearances, skippering the team on five of those occasions.


Weightlifter Emily Campbell: ‘My legs were jelly… I’d achieved everything I’d dreamed of’

Even by weightlifting standards, Emily Campbell’s silver medal-winning lift at the Tokyo Olympics was a striking piece of Olympian theatre. With her hair in two Team GB-themed blue and red buns, she completed the lift, dropped the 161kg weight, then fell to her knees, letting out a tearful scream. “I don’t know where that came from,” says Campbell, 27, chatting to me over the phone. “When I fell to the floor it was genuinely because my legs were...


Ben Stokes set to return for England in first Ashes Test against Australia

Chris Silverwood expects Ben Stokes will make his Test return at the Gabba this week and the head coach believes the very presence of England’s Headingley hero from 2019 has lifted hopes of winning back the Ashes from Australia this winter. Stokes has impressed Silverwood with a typically full-throttle return to training after ending a four-month break from cricket to attend to his mental health and undergo a second operation on his left index...


Ardie Savea reveals new sabbatical option, ongoing desire to represent Samoa

Ardie Savea's new four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby means he likely won't be able to play for Samoa until 2028 at the earliest.


Late birdie gives Van Tonder home victory in SA Open

Daniel van Tonder secured his eighth Sunshine Tour title with a dramatic victory on home soil at the SA Open Championship.


Magnus Carlsen on verge of retaining title after Nepomniachtchi blunder

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen is on the brink of retaining his world championship after defeating Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi for the second time in three days on Sunday in the eighth game of their €2m ($2.26m) showdown in Dubai, opening a practically insurmountable 5-3 advantage in the best-of-14 match with six contests remaining. A fatal blunder by Nepomniachtchi donated a pawn to Carlsen in the middlegame, gifting the 31-year-old reigning champion...


'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.


‘The view was amazing’: John Morris relives his Ashes Tiger Moth escapade

In great sporting events, great events happen peripheral to the great sport, adding phrases to our lexicon and images to our imaginations – consider, for example, the words “ Sprinkler Dance”, “ 53 cans” and “ Stuart Broad”. As time passes, these become a code for the initiated, and by remembering them we remember that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s like receiving a big, warm hug. During the 1990-91 Ashes, that role was...


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...


Marko: Red Bull "not treated the same" as Mercedes by FIA stewards

Helmut Marko believes Red Bull is “not treated the same” as Mercedes by the FIA stewards after a penalty ended Max Verstappen’s Saudi Arabia Formula 1 race win hopes.


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.


Newsboy's best bets for Monday's meetings at Ludlow, Musselburgh and Wolverhampton

The nap is a talented mare from the in-form yard of Paul Nicholls while an improver from the Mark Johnston stable is the next best at Wolverhampton


Great Britain receive 2022 Davis Cup Finals wild card

Great Britain and Serbia have received a wild card for the 2022 Davis Cup Finals, which will be held across five cities.


Sixers' record-breaking BBL win over Stars

The Sydney Sixers have posted the biggest win in BBL history with a 152-run thrashing of the hapless Melbourne Stars at the SCG to start the 2021-22 season.


Rublev puts Russia on verge of Davis Cup triumph

Russia edged closer to winning a third Davis Cup on Sunday after Andrey Rublev beat Croatia's Borna Gojo 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to give them a 1-0 lead in the final. The 23-year-old Gojo has been instrumental in Croatia reaching the final after winning all three of his previous singles matches but, ranked 279th in the world, he was always going to be up against it versus fifth-ranked Rublev.


Ihaia West signs for Toulon

Toulon have confirmed the signing of former Maori All Blacks standoff Ihaia West from La Rochelle.


Ashwin burst leaves India five wickets from series win over NZ

India are five wickets from clinching a series win over New Zealand after spinner Ravichandran Ashwin starred on day three.


Leicester beat Quins to win ninth game on the spin

George Ford kicked 11 points to maintain Leicester's unbeaten start to the season by winning a titanic struggle with reigning champions Harlequins.


Ex-Fiji 7s coach poses 15s question in wake of Dubai Sevens blowout

Former Fiji 7s coach Peni Veidreyaki has questioned the wisdom of letting so many of the country’s gold-winning squad transfer into the 15s game with the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens on the horizon.


Verstappen gearbox 'passed all tests': Red Bull boss Horner

World championship leader Max Verstappen will begin Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from third place on the grid after his Red Bull team successfully repaired his car following a crash in qualifying. "It has passed all the tests we would normally do so we have to believe in our measurements and our tools," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner before the start of the race.


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.


Fit Dees back on track for AFL flag push

Reigning AFL premiers Melbourne will have a full squad ready to hit the track when their pre-season training program begins.


Ford kicks Leicester to victory over Harlequins to extend winning run

Leicester will turn their attentions to Europe buoyed by claiming the scalp of the Premiership champions to continue their 100% winning start to the season and further establish themselves as England’s leading lights at present. It was not particularly pretty but defensive reliance and a cool head from their ringmaster George Ford were enough to edge past Harlequins and claim a ninth consecutive win - a run of form which will have their...


West Indies captain Pollard out of Pakistan tour

West Indies white ball captain Kieron Pollard was left out of the squad to tour Pakistan on Sunday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained during the recent T20 World Cup. Cricket West Indies said Nicholas Pooran will lead the T20I side - he also captained them in the 4-1 win over Australia in St. Lucia earlier this year - with all-rounder Rovman Powell replacing Pollard as a player. Shai Hope will captain the one-day...


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.


Chaotic Saudi Arabian GP suspended a second time

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was suspended for a second time on Sunday following a chaotic restart which saw Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tangling on the first corner and several cars crashing out of the race. Lewis Hamilton, who was leading at the time of the crash, pitted while the safety car was out.


Saudi Arabian GP red-flagged twice after early crashes

Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was red-flagged twice within 16 laps on Sunday following several crashes, with four drivers out of the race.


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."


Tennis-Medvedev leads Russia to third Davis Cup title

By Fernando Kallas MADRID (Reuters) - Russia took an unassailable 2-0 lead over Croatia in the Davis Cup final in Madrid on Sunday to secure their third title and first in 15 years, as Daniil Medvedev outlasted Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6(7) 6-2. Reigning U.S. Open champion Medvedev had to produce his best tennis to survive a tense first set as a co...


Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 13, 2021: Proven model says start Alexander Mattison, sit Tyler Lockett

SportsLine's computer model reveals its Week 13 Fantasy football projections, rankings, sit-start advice


Willie Mullins sweeps the board in John Durkan Chase as Allaho holds on

The 2021 Ryanair Chase hero grinds out a gritty success over Janadil and Melon in an incident-packed Grade One at Punchestown


Olympic medalist Filip Hrgovic backed to be future heavyweight champion

Hrgovic stopped Emir Ahmatovic to defend his IBF International title and Matchroom Boxing's Hearn thinks the Croatian will be a future world titleholder


Golf-Van Tonder sinks birdie putt to win South African Open

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - Daniel van Tonder sunk a birdie putt on the last hole to win the South African Open on Sunday as he held off a late charge from home compatriot Oliver Bekker. The 30-year-old Van Tonder made eight birdies in a final- round 65 to finish 16 under par with a total of 272, one shot ahead of Bekker. Bekker, the halfw...


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...


Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 8 of World Chess Championship – live!

Rolling report: Magnus Carlsen defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in Game 8 of the World Chess Championship in Dubai. Bryan Graham was watching


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...


Sunday Social: A classy gesture and a unique situation

It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the past week’s action.


Stars wait on players after BBL nightmare

Melbourne Stars are hoping to welcome up to eight players into their team in the early stages of the Big Bash after a record-breaking loss to start the season.


Tennis-Five cities to host 16-team Davis Cup Finals next year

By Sudipto Ganguly (Reuters) -Buoyed by the success of the multi-city format of this year's Davis Cup Finals, the 2022 edition of the men's team competition will be held across five cities, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Sunday. This year's 18-nation competition was staged across three cities -- Madrid, Turin and Innsbruck -- and...


Can Will Jordan buck the trend of All Blacks wings

WIll Jordan has all the skills to buck the trend of All Blacks wingers heading south.


Kiwi spinner Ajaz gets 14-for but India on brink of victory

India need another five wickets to win the second Test as New Zealand chase an improbable 540 despite the Kiwis' Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel returning a record 14-225 on Sunday. New Zealand ended day three on 140-5 after the hosts declared their second innings, after left-arm spinner Ajaz, who took 10 wickets in an innings, put up best-ever match figures by a bowler against India. The previous best was England fast bowler Ian Botham's 13-106 in...


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.


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.


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.


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.