Kwiatkowski wins Tour 18th stage, Roglic retains yellow

Michal Kwiatkowski, the unsung hero of Team Sky/Ineos during their dominant years, claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he won the 18th stage from a breakaway duo with team mate Richard Carapaz on Thursday. Carapaz, who took the lead in the mountains classification, gave former world ch


Morikawa eager to build on PGA Championship success

 After fending off a slew of big names to win last month’s PGA Championship, American Collin Morikawa is hungry for more success as this week’s U.S. Open.  The 23-year-old showed great maturity when he triumphed at TPC Harding Park by two strokes, a remarkable achievement fo


Rossi rolls back the years in San Marino practice

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi struck a blow for the over-40s with a sizzling performance to top Saturday's third practice session ahead of Sunday's San Marino MotoGP. The 41-year-old seven-time champion produced a fastest lap of 1min 31.861sec, outside the track record of 1min 31.629 sec but qu


Ireland's Sam Bennett in tears after maiden win at Tour de France

Irishman Sam Bennett was left in tears after sprinting away to claim a maiden stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday. The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider's Stage 10 victory, on his Tour debut, ensured he reclaimed the sprint points green jersey and followed a dramatic start to the day as Tour dir


Nans Peters earns first stage win on a mixed day for home nation in Tour de France

On a day of mixed feelings for the home nation, Nans Peters won the eighth stage of the Tour de France following a long breakaway in the Pyrenees, while fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot saw his hopes of winning the race vanish. The AG2R La Mondiale rider led home the survivors of a 13-man group who


WWE’s Saudi superstar Mansoor aiming to make his mark and satisfy loyal fanbase

Saudi superstar Mansoor is relishing flying the flag for the Middle East – and he is fully focused on making the most of every opportunity which comes his way in WWE over the coming months. KSA-born Mansoor has already established a big following in his homeland, and across the MENA region,


Johnson back to No. 1 with performance that looked the part

Dustin Johnson is back to No. 1 in the world and wants to stay there as long as he can. The manner in which he obliterated one of the strongest fields of the year at The Northern Trust is to wonder how he ever left in the first place. At his best, no one makes golf look easier. “He can ab


Kruijswijk Pulls Out of Tour de France after Fall

Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk, who finished third in last year's Tour de France, said Thursday he will not take part in this year's race after fracturing a bone in his shoulder during the Critérium du Dauphiné. Kruijswijk, who rides for the Jumbo-Visma team, wrote on Twitter that


Chloe McCardel: Swimmer beats men's Channel record and quarantine

A swimmer has broken the men's record for the number of cross-Channel crossings - and been assured her fears of falling foul of the UK-France quarantine rules are unfounded. Australian Chloe McCardel took 10 hours and 40 minutes to complete her 35th Channel crossing, after setting off from Kent o


MS Dhoni: India legend retires after 16-year international career

India legend and World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni says he has retired. Dhoni, 39, led India to the 2007 World Twenty20 title, the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. "Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as retired," he wrote on Instagram. Dho


Collin Morikawa savours first major and says he's ready for more

Collin Morikawa savoured his first major title after shooting a final round 64 at Harding Park to claim victory at the PGA Championship, and the 23-year-old American says he is just getting started. Despite appearing in just his second major, Morikawa, who began playing the game at five-years-old


Fabio Jakobsen in a 'comatose condition' following horrific crash at Tour of Poland

Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a "comatose condition" following a horrific crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, according to his team. Jakobsen collided with a barrier at the finish line of Wednesday's race after Dylan Groenewegen had drifted into the path of the Dutch cyclist


Woods ready for leap into unknown at fan-free major

 Tiger Woods is preparing for a journey into the unknown as he heads into this week's PGA Championship hunting for a 16th major championship against the surreal backdrop of a deserted course at TPC Harding Park. Throughout his career, the 44-year-old former world No. 1 has become accustomed


Thomas outduels Koepka for WGC win, world No. 1 ranking

Justin Thomas reclaimed the world No. 1  ranking on Sunday by outdueling defending champion Brooks Koepka down the stretch to win the WGC St Jude Invitational by three strokes. Thomas, who began the day four shots off the lead, fired a 5-under  65 final round to thwart Koepka’s re


Thompson wins 3M Open by 2 strokes in Minnesota

Without a gallery around him on the 18th green, Michael Thompson settled for a subdued victory celebration at the 3M Open with a FaceTime call home to his wife and children in Georgia. The tears came from him and his wife as soon as they saw each other on the screen. Thompson birdied two of the la


Pablo Larrazàbal appointed as Golf Saudi ambassador

Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazàbal has been appointed an international ambassador for Golf Saudi, it was announced on Tuesday. The European Tour star joins compatriot Adri Arnaus, as well as the UK’s Amy Boulden and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth from the Ladies European Tour, in growing


Motorcycle racer Marc Marquez injured in dramatic crash at MotoGP season opener

  Defending MotoGP racing champion Marc Marquez pulled off an incredible save when he nearly crashed his motorcycle on the fifth lap of the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, Spain, on Sunday. The Spaniard was in the lead when he lost traction in Turn 4 at high speed and sl


Local hero Mounir Lazzez delights fans with UFC debut win

Four days after Fight Island launched in Abu Dhabi with UFC 251, MMA’s premier promotion returned to Yas Forum with Fight Night 1 and victories for local hero Mounir Lazzez over Abdul Razak Alhassan in the Welterweight division, and for American contender Calvin Kattar over Dan Ige in their he



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