Samatta becomes first Tanzanian player in England's Premier League

Mbwana Samatta completed his move to Aston Villa on Tuesday to become the first footballer from Tanzania to feature in a side in the English Premier League. The 27-year-old joined for 13 million euro…

French star Tsonga pulls out of Australian Open

Former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled out of his first round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a back injury. The Frenchman, seeded 28th, had just lost the third set against the 96th r…

Rain brings relief to some of Australia's bushfire victims

Parts of Australia's east coast have been hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms, dousing some bushfires but also bringing the threat of flooding. The organisers of next week's Australian Open tennis ch…

Liverpool boss Klopp hits out at Africa Cup of Nations revamp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday hit out at African football bosses' decision to switch the timing of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations from summer to winter.

Humbert and Paire set up all French final in Auckland

Unseeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert saw off the American veteran John Isner in straight sets on Friday to reach his first final on the senior tour.

Mbappé brace helps PSG sweep past Monaco

Kylian Mbappé bagged a brace as Paris Saint-Germain destroyed Monaco 4-1 to move eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Eight expectations: Djokovic begins hunt for more Australian Open glory against Struff

Novak Djokovic will launch his quest for a record extending eighth Australian Open title against the German Jan-Lennard Struff while the women's champion Naomi Osaka opens her campaign against the Cz…

2021 Africa Cup of Nations to take place in January

African football chiefs on Wednesday announced the continent's showpiece tournament - the Africa Cup of Nations - will be played next January and February in Cameroon.

South Africa rugby skipper Kolisi anointed 2019's main man

The cognoscenti have spoken and voted South Africa's rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi as their 2019 personality of the year. Kolisi took the prize following a poll of more than 200 members…

Barcelona replace Valverde with Setien

Quique Setien faces his first test as the new Barcelona coach on Tuesday when he meets the football press. The 61-year-old was appointed as first team coach until July 2022 on Monday night following…

Sergio Aguero eclipses Premier League records in Manchester City win

Sergio Aguero surpassed two Premier League landmarks in one fell swoop on Sunday. He became the most prolific non-English player since the inception of the division in 1992 and he surpassed Alan Shea…

PSG and Monaco prepare for round two of Ligue 1 fighting

Monaco's quest to reach next season's Uefa Champions League could open up the French title race if they beat the pacesetters Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night at the Stade Louis II.

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