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Sharapova, Murray show title credibility

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open.

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Real Madrid fire Ancelotti

Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after failing to win major silverware this season.

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Blatter misled us - Platini

Fifa president Sepp Blatter misled the world of football by reneging on a commitment to step down in 2015.

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Lions now eyeing play-offs

Lions boss Johan Ackermann described his side’s 40-17 win against the Cheetahs as their best performance of the season.

Anderson, Broad has NZ on backfoot

James Anderson and Stuart Broad gave England hope of a sensational victory in the first Test as New Zealand's top-order collapsed at Lord's.

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Where were you when we won the '95 Cup?

Independent Chief Sports Writer Kevin McCallum celebrates South Africa’s Rugby World Cup and perhaps its finest sporting moment.

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Quote of the day

‘All supporters connected with Liverpool will be embarrassed by that and deserve an apology. The first half was awful. Absolutely awful. I have always said if the owners want me to go I go, it is as simple as that. But I still feel I have a lot to offer here.'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Crunch time for Rodgers

Kirk wins Crowne Plaza Invitational

Chris Kirk coolly salvaged par at the 18th hole to clinch his fourth PGA Tour title by one shot at the $6.5 million Crowne Plaza Invitational. ...

Porte withdraws from Giro d’Italia

Australia's Richie Porte has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia due to injury as one of the pre-race favourites suffered a catastrophic first two ...

Gatlin is misunderstood - manager

When a furious Justin Gatlin left Beijing, boasting he was going 'to drop a bomb” in his next race, his manager could only raise a smil ...

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