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  • Sri Lanka celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad during the second day of the third and final Test match on July 4, 2015
    Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Sri Lanka stung Pakistan with four cheap top-order wickets after they were dismissed for 278 on the second day of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele … More »Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider

    Sri Lanka celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad during the second day of the third and final Test match on July 4, 2015

    Sri Lanka stung Pakistan with four cheap top-order wickets after they were dismissed for 278 on the second day of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Pakistan were 117-4 in reply in the post-lunch session when heavy rain drove the players back to the pavilion for the second time in the day …

  • Australia's Bernard Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon by defending champion Novak Djokovic
    Tomic rants at Tennis Australia 'neglect' AFP News - 5 hours ago

    Australia's Bernard Tomic launched an extraordinary tirade at Tennis Australia on Friday, accusing the ruling body of neglecting him. Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon … More »Tomic rants at Tennis Australia 'neglect'

    Australia's Bernard Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon by defending champion Novak Djokovic

    Australia's Bernard Tomic launched an extraordinary tirade at Tennis Australia on Friday, accusing the ruling body of neglecting him. Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon by defending champion Novak Djokovic but most of his post-match news conference was consumed by a lengthy rant. "People think I'm at war with Pat Raf …

  • Argentina's forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session in Concepcion, Chile, on July 1, 2015 during the 2015 Copa America football championship
    All eyes on Messi at Copa America climax AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Lionel Messi and Argentina will be chasing a first major title in 22 years Saturday when they face hosts Chile in a dream Copa America final in Santiago. The three-week … More »All eyes on Messi at Copa America climax

    Argentina's forward Lionel Messi takes part in a training session in Concepcion, Chile, on July 1, 2015 during the 2015 Copa America football championship

    Lionel Messi and Argentina will be chasing a first major title in 22 years Saturday when they face hosts Chile in a dream Copa America final in Santiago. The three-week South American football showpiece reaches its climax at the Estadio Nacional with Argentina aiming to win their first title since 1993, 12 months after …

  • Clint Dempsey (L) of the US manuevers past Ruben Morales of Guatemala during their international friendly match at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2015
    USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala AFP News - 8 hours ago

    The United States tuned up for their defence of the Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala on Friday that left coach Jurgen Klinsmann hoping for better. … More »USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala

    Clint Dempsey (L) of the US manuevers past Ruben Morales of Guatemala during their international friendly match at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2015

    The United States tuned up for their defence of the Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala on Friday that left coach Jurgen Klinsmann hoping for better. "I'm kind of disappointed with a couple of things: moving off the ball, speed of play, urgency," Klinsmann said. "Things we talked about before were …

  • US player Abby Wambach gestures after their win over China in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario on June 26, 2015
    Turf row spark as world players' union opens to women AFP News - 8 hours ago

    The row over the Women's World Cup being played on artificial turf was the "tipping point" which pushed world players' union FIFPro to open its doors to women players, … More »Turf row spark as world players' union opens to women

    US player Abby Wambach gestures after their win over China in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario on June 26, 2015

    The row over the Women's World Cup being played on artificial turf was the "tipping point" which pushed world players' union FIFPro to open its doors to women players, said Caroline Jonsson, head of FIFPro's new women's football committee. FIFPro on Friday announced a new global initiative for female players to gain direct …

  • Australian cycist Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge cycling team wears the leader's pink jersey after winning the first stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 17,6 km team time trial race from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo, in San Remo on May 9, 2015
    Orica target stage wins not yellow AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Australians Orica-GreenEdge have a very clear plan for the Tour de France and it doesn't involve trying to get their hands on the yellow jersey. Last year, team leader … More »Orica target stage wins not yellow

    Australian cycist Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge cycling team wears the leader's pink jersey after winning the first stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 17,6 km team time trial race from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo, in San Remo on May 9, 2015

    Australians Orica-GreenEdge have a very clear plan for the Tour de France and it doesn't involve trying to get their hands on the yellow jersey. Last year, team leader Simon Gerrans came into the race believing he had a great chance of taking the yellow jersey on one of the early stages but was caught up in a crash involving …

  • Tiger Woods tees off on the 11th hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 3, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
    Duo shares Greenbrier lead, Woods in contention AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard. … More »Duo shares Greenbrier lead, Woods in contention

    Tiger Woods tees off on the 11th hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 3, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

    Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard. Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131 on Friday. Langley, the overnight leader after a first-round 62, carded …

  • Peru's Paolo Guerrero eyes the ball during their Copa America 3rd place match against Paraguay, in Concepcion, Chile, on July 3, 2015
    Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed in Copa America AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours. The Flamengo striker, top-scorer … More »Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed in Copa America

    Peru's Paolo Guerrero eyes the ball during their Copa America 3rd place match against Paraguay, in Concepcion, Chile, on July 3, 2015

    Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours. The Flamengo striker, top-scorer at the 2011 Copa America, on Friday bagged his fourth goal of this year's tournament with a late strike as Peru completed a 2-0 victory. The goal …

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a game in the first set, against Sam Querrey of the US, during their men's singles second round match of the Wimbledon Championships, at the All England Tennis Club in south-west London, on July 2, 2015
    Federer, Murray target Wimbledon last 16 AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Seven-time champion Roger Federer and 2013 winner Andy Murray look to reach the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday. More »Federer, Murray target Wimbledon last 16

    Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a game in the first set, against Sam Querrey of the US, during their men's singles second round match of the Wimbledon Championships, at the All England Tennis Club in south-west London, on July 2, 2015

    Seven-time champion Roger Federer and 2013 winner Andy Murray look to reach the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday.

  • Australia's Ryan Harris bowls during a practice session on June 21, 2015
    Australia fast bowler Harris retires on eve of Ashes AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Veteran Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, just four days before the start of the Ashes. The 35-year-old … More »Australia fast bowler Harris retires on eve of Ashes

    Australia's Ryan Harris bowls during a practice session on June 21, 2015

    Veteran Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, just four days before the start of the Ashes. The 35-year-old had been left out of Australia's final warm-up match against Essex after suffering a recurrence of the knee trouble that has plagued his career. "Given …

  • Serena Williams of the US wins a point against Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles 3rd round match, on day five of the Wimbledon Championships, at the All England Tennis Club in south-west London, on July 3, 2015
    Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus AFP News - 12 hours ago

    Serena Williams has called on fans to support her sister Venus when the two five-time Wimbledon champions meet in an emotional fourth round clash on Monday. The sisters, … More »Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus

    Serena Williams of the US wins a point against Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles 3rd round match, on day five of the Wimbledon Championships, at the All England Tennis Club in south-west London, on July 3, 2015

    Serena Williams has called on fans to support her sister Venus when the two five-time Wimbledon champions meet in an emotional fourth round clash on Monday. The sisters, who have 27 Grand Slam titles between them, will be on opposing sides of the net for the sixth time at Wimbledon and for the 26th time in their careers. …

  • Argentina's forward Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring against Paraguay during their Copa America semifinal football match in Concepcion, Chile on June 30, 2015
    Aguero relaxed about Argentina drought AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Sergio Aguero insisted that Argentina do not feel under special pressure as the prospect of ending the country's 22-year wait for a major title loomed over Saturday's … More »Aguero relaxed about Argentina drought

    Argentina's forward Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring against Paraguay during their Copa America semifinal football match in Concepcion, Chile on June 30, 2015

    Sergio Aguero insisted that Argentina do not feel under special pressure as the prospect of ending the country's 22-year wait for a major title loomed over Saturday's Copa America final against Chile. Argentina have not won a senior tournament since victory in the 1993 Copa America, suffering a two-decade tale of disappointment …

  • Dutch rider Lars Boom of the Astana ProTeam Racing Team speaks during a press conference on July 3, 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands, on the eve of the start of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race
    Nibali set to lose teammate Boom over dope test AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's Dutch teammate Lars Boom may not even make it to the start of the race due to an anomaly in a doping test, lequipe.fr said late … More »Nibali set to lose teammate Boom over dope test

    Dutch rider Lars Boom of the Astana ProTeam Racing Team speaks during a press conference on July 3, 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands, on the eve of the start of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race

    Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's Dutch teammate Lars Boom may not even make it to the start of the race due to an anomaly in a doping test, lequipe.fr said late on Friday. Coming less than 24 hours before the Grand Boucle was due to begin in Utrecht with a 13.8km timetrial, the news will come as a blow to the …

  • Adam Matthews (L) completed a £2million transfer from Celtic to Sunderland, bolstering his new team's defence
    Welsh international Matthews signs for Sunderland AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat bolstered his side's defence further on Friday when Welsh international rightback Adam Matthews completed a £2million ($3.1million) move … More »Welsh international Matthews signs for Sunderland

    Adam Matthews (L) completed a £2million transfer from Celtic to Sunderland, bolstering his new team's defence

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat bolstered his side's defence further on Friday when Welsh international rightback Adam Matthews completed a £2million ($3.1million) move from Scottish champions Celtic. The 23-year-old -- who follows Uruguayan international defender Sebastian Coates in joining the Black Cats this week -- …

  • French driver Sebastien Ogier with his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC at Goldap Special Stage during Lotos Rally Poland in Goldap, northeast Poland on July  3, 2015
    Ogier sees negative side of being out in front AFP News - 16 hours ago

    France's two-time world champion Sebastien Ogier finished the second day of the Rally of Poland in the lead but not looking forward to having to be first out on Saturday. … More »Ogier sees negative side of being out in front

    French driver Sebastien Ogier with his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC at Goldap Special Stage during Lotos Rally Poland in Goldap, northeast Poland on July  3, 2015

    France's two-time world champion Sebastien Ogier finished the second day of the Rally of Poland in the lead but not looking forward to having to be first out on Saturday. The 31-year-old, who leads this season's championship standings by 66 points from Mads Ostberg, has a two-second lead over VW Polo team-mate Andreas …