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World number one Novak Djokovic, who is bidding for Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games men's tennis tournament, has withdrawn from next month's ATP Toronto event.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner said Friday his team has been left with a bill for a whopping £1.3million ($1.8 million) to repair the damage to Max Verstappen's car after the controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix.
Former Ireland international Neil Francis was sacked from his role as a newspaper rugby pundit on Friday after making an apparently racist remark about British and Irish Lions fly-half Marcus Smith who he described as having an "Oompa Loompa tan".
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday penned a one-year extension to his contract to stay with the French giants until 2023 despite a below-par start to his reign
History-chasing Novak Djokovic launches his quest for Olympic tennis glory, while Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar goes for one of 11 gold medals on offer Saturday as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics finally rumble into life.
Opener Wesley Madhevere top-scored with 73 as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 23 runs on Friday to keep alive hopes of winning the three-match Twenty20 series.
South Korea's Lee6 Jeongeun equalled the lowest score ever in a major golf championship with a second round 61, but she still had a couple of Thai golfers snapping at her heels at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday.
Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick hit back at British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland on Friday, saying the Springboks were not prepared to play "mind games".
Brazil's Paulinho celebrated his goal in his country's 4-2 Olympic Games victory over Germany by making the gesture of an archer to take a public stand against religious intolerance.
Jadon Sancho said he wanted to help bring trophies back to Manchester United after joining the English football giants from Germany's Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £73 million ($100 million).
Cleveland's Major League Baseball team announced Friday it is renaming itself the Guardians, dropping the more than century-old moniker of the Indians, which Native Americans and other critics saw as racist.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi said on Friday his team would once again hope to lift the spirits of a troubled nation when they play the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town on Saturday.
Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit half centuries as Sri Lanka beat India by three wickets for a consolation win in the rain-hit third one-day international on Friday.
Matt Dawson believes the British and Irish Lions will be in the "presence of greatness" when Alun Wyn Jones leads them in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron as the Tokyo Games opened on Friday after a year's delay due to the pandemic and with the threat of coronavirus hanging over the competition.
British and Irish Lions inside centre Robbie Henshaw hailed midfield partner Elliot Daly ahead of a confrontation with world champions South Africa in the first Test in Cape Town on Saturday.
Rashid Khan is eager to justify his status as the number one draft pick in the Hundred when he makes his debut in English cricket's new 100 balls per side competition on Saturday.
Kazunori Takishima spent $40,000 on tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Games, but strict virus rules banning spectators left him watching the opening ceremony outside the Olympic Stadium on his phone.
Jadon Sancho will bring style and swagger to Manchester United's attack after the England forward completed a £73 million ($100 million) move which is expected to ignite his club's Premier League title charge this season.
Opener Wesley Madhevere top scored with 73 as Zimbabwe made 166-6 after winning the toss in a must-win second Twenty20 international against Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Manchester United have signed England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund on a five-yar contract, the Premier League club announced Friday.
South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 equalled the lowest score ever in a major golf championship to take the halfway lead in the Evian Championship on Friday.