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Bad weather hits Tavullia: Valentino Rossi must wait until Sunday

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Soccer-Aussie grit blunts Tunisia's attack in vital win

By Martyn Herman AL WAKRAH, Qatar -A prankster, presumably with Tunisian allegiance, changed the north African country's World Cup page on Wikipedia to insert a 5-0 victory over Australia before their Group D match had even kicked off on Saturday. What the culprit failed to take into account though was a superbly drilled Australian side that defended as if their lives depended on it to preserve


Analysis-Soccer-England's midfield goes AWOL in American stalemate

By Nick Mulvenney AL KHOR, Qatar (Reuters) - English hopes of a run deep into the World Cup took a bit of a bruising on Friday when a lively and high-pressing United States team reduced the youthful stars of their tournament opener to anonymity. Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount dazzled in the 6-2 win over Iran on Monday and had England fans dreaming of a effervescent midfield that


Verstappen: F1 drivers should quit if not prepared for marathon battles

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen says drivers should quit if they aren’t prepared for the intensity of super-close title battles.


Rugby- Willemse stars as Springboks beat stuttering England 27-13

LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa half-backs Damian Willemse and Faf de Klerk put England to the sword on Saturday with a relentless drum beat of drop goals, penalties and try assists in a 27-13 victory, that ended the hosts' patchy autumn series on a downer. Tries for Kurt-Lee Arendse and Eben Etzebeth helped the visitors repeat their 2019 World Cup final victory over England as the Springboks


Soccer-Clinical edge crucial for U.S. to reach last 16, says Berhalter

By Hritika Sharma AL KHOR, Qatar (Reuters) - United States coach Gregg Berhalter admitted his team need to be more clinical if they are to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stage at the World Cup after they produced a lively display against England on Friday but ultimately fired blanks. The U.S. dominated play for long periods but were unable to convert a flurry of first-half chances and


Soccer-Duke header gets Australia past Tunisia for first World Cup win since 2010

By Nick Mulvenney AL WAKRAH, Qatar (Reuters) -A Mitch Duke header gave Australia their first World Cup victory in 12 years with a 1-0 win over Tunisia in a hardfought contest on Saturday that kept alive their hopes of progressing from Group D. Target man Duke scored in the 23rd minute with a glancing header that flew past keeper Aymen Dahmen's despairing dive, and the Socceroos then held back a


Kevin Pangos, Olimpia Milano medical staff's ruling leaves no doubt

The Canadian point guard suffered a partial posterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee in the Euroleague: six-week stop before re-evaluation.


NBA, LeBron James is back: first outside joy for Lakers

21 points for King, returning after a five-match absence.


Soccer-Australia's Duke treasures special goal celebration dedicated to young son

By Rohith Nair AL WAKRAH, Qatar (Reuters) - Before flying to Qatar, Australia's Mitchell Duke had promised to dedicate a goal at the World Cup to his son, and the striker duly delivered when he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their second Group D match on Saturday. Duke tormented the Tunisian defence throughout the game with his physicality and was rewarded in the opening half


Soccer-Mbappe fires France into last 16 after 2-1 win over Denmark

By Philip O'Connor DOHA (Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe crowned an exhilarating individual performance with two second-half goals to make champions France the first side into the last 16 of the World Cup as they beat Denmark 2-1 in their Group D clash at the 974 Stadium on Saturday. France top the group on six points, three ahead of Australia, who beat Tunisia 1-0 earlier in the day, with the Danes


Everton Women vs Sheffield United: Continental Cup Match Preview

Blues look to get back to winning ways and strengthen qualification bid


Gianni Bugno against the tide on Filippo Ganna's future

"I advise him to stay what he is and win what he can win, not to change himself," he exclusively told Sportal.co.uk.


Spain’s bid for World Cup glory has a Barca flavour again

Brilliant Blaugranes in Qatar


Soccer-Argentina and Mexico fans' rivalry rocks Qatar

By Andrew Cawthorne and Andrew Mills DOHA (Reuters) -Argentina and Mexico fans lit up the World Cup on Saturday with their vast and vociferous followings creating a thunderous atmosphere in and around Qatar's Lusail Stadium for the latest chapter in one of Latin America's biggest football rivalries. Thousands of flag-draped supporters of both sides have made the long journey to Qatar and been a


WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Valencia continues his World Cup dream for 'biters' Ecuador

By Mark Gleeson DOHA (Reuters) - Ecuador skipper Enner Valencia made an early impression on the World Cup on opening day and on Friday continued his dream performance at the tournament in Qatar, leading his side to a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands that also knocked out the hosts. Valencia scored an early second half equaliser, after Cody Gakpo put the Dutch into a sixth minute lead, and the


Zhang Hong donates Olympic winning skates to Olympic Museum

China's IOC member Zhang Hong (L) and IOC vice president Ng Ser Miang hold the skates, which Zhang wore to win the Olympic women's 1,000m speed skating at Sochi 2014, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 25, 2022. Zhang donated the skates to the Olympic Museum. (IOC/Handout via Xinhua) China's IOC member Zhang Hong has donated the skates, which she wore to win the women's 1,000m speed skating at Sochi 2014, to the Olympic Museum. LAUSANNE, Nov. 25...


WAGs try retail therapy in Doha as England team gets back to training after draw with USA

The football may have been a disappointment for England but at least the shopping doesn't disappoint their wives and girlfriends who have been visiting the malls of Doha


Lorenzo Musetti struggles but loses to Auger-Aliassime: doubles decisive

The Carrara native was outlasted two sets by the Canadian, who replicated Sonego's victory over Shapovalov.


No one imagined Saudi could play at this level, Renard says

By Shady Amir Al RAYYAN, Qatar (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard said that no one in the world had imagined that his team could perform in the way they did, despite their 2-0 loss to Poland in the World Cup Group C on Saturday. After a resounding 2-1 victory over Argentina in the first match, Saudi Arabia played with a different approach against Poland and took possession of the ball.


'David Beckham risks destroying his reputation by accepting money from Qatar'

Saira Khan says David Beckham is in danger of undermining all the good work he has done for charity over the years – for UNICEF, Aids charities, kids’ sports development


World Cup 2022 scouting report: 8 players your club should sign who are shining in Qatar

WORLD CUP 2022: Signing players who impress in major tournaments is nothing new, and clubs with both large budgets and small could do worse than look at these players who have been shining in Qatar


Coach Luis Enrique: Germany is the team that most resembles Spain

Luis Enrique (3rd R, front), head coach of Spain, greets players after their Group E match against Costa Rica at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 23, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Dongzhen) In coach Luis Enrique's view, Germany will be a great challenge for Spain. DOHA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique predicted that his side's Group E game against Germany on Sunday would be a huge test of their potential after...


Kylian Mbappe dazzles as France become first to progress at World Cup - 5 talking points

Didier Deschamps has Kylian Mbappe to thank as the 23-year-old sensation netted two more against Denmark to boost his World Cup tally to three in Qatar and send France through


Is BMW M 1000 RR Quick Enough To Beat Ferrari SF90 In A Drag Race?

Does the top-dog BMW Motorrad hold a candle against a Ferrari hypercar?


Canada to face Australia in Davis Cup final after Italy victory

Canada claimed a hard-fought win over Italy to set up a meeting with Australia in the Davis Cup final in Malaga.


Soccer-Mercurial Mbappe fires France into last 16 after 2-1 win over Denmark

By Philip O'Connor DOHA (Reuters) -Kylian Mbappe crowned an exhilarating individual performance with two second-half goals to make champions France the first side into the last 16 of the World Cup as they beat Denmark 2-1 in their Group D clash at the 974 Stadium on Saturday. Mbappe's goals sent France top the group on six points, three ahead of Australia, who beat Tunisia 1-0 earlier in the day


Virtus Bologna knocked out, Milos Teodosic ejected: Sergio Scariolo explains

At PalaDozza the Black Vu struggled for 40' but Efes passed, at the end of a match conditioned by the referees' ruling against the Serbian.


Dominik Paris tries again immediately after cancellation

Cut off, then, the first superg scheduled on the Men's Olympic, it will once again be the turn of the downhill to lead the way on the Canadian track.


Soccer-Mexico and Argentina fans bring spicy rivalry to Qatar

By Andrew Cawthorne DOHA (Reuters) - The big and boisterous fan bases of Argentina and Mexico were out in force on Saturday as one of Latin American football's biggest rivalries spiced up the World Cup ahead of their latest clash. Thousands of vociferous, flag-draped supporters of both sides have made the long journey to Qatar and have been a lively presence, organising street parties and


China wins Men's World Team Chess Championship

Team members of China pose at the awarding ceremony of the 2022 Men's World Team Chess Championship in Jerusalem on Nov. 25, 2022. China won the title after beating Uzbekistan in the final.(Shalom Shalevl/JINI via Xinhua) China won the Men's World Team Chess Championship for the third time after beating Uzbekistan in Jerusalem on Friday. JERUSALEM, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- China won the 2022 Men's World Team Chess Championship after beating the...


Soccer-End of Qatar's football project or just the start?

By Shady Amir DOHA (Reuters) - The muffled anger from the fans was evident outside Al Thumama Stadium after Qatar's 3-1 loss to Senegal on Friday and hours later they were out of the World Cup to become the second host country to suffer that fate after South Africa in 2010. Qatar has prepared for the finals since getting the hosting rights in 2010 by spending a reported $200 billion to put on a


Argentina-Mexico, the probable formations

The Albiceleste obliged to win after the debacle with Saudi Arabia.


Lionel Messi's big moments against Mexico as Argentina star delivers in World Cup clash

ARGENTINA 2-0 MEXICO: Argentina needed their talisman at his very best in their World Cup stage clash against Mexico, and he certainly delivered for them


Soccer-Qatar fans lambast team after second World Cup defeat

By Philip O'Connor DOHA (Reuters) - Disappointed Qatar fans criticised their team after a second successive defeat eliminated the hosts from the World Cup on Friday when Ecuador's draw with Netherlands ensured that they could not progress. Qatar lost the opening game of the tournament 2-0 to Ecuador on Sunday, and though their performance was better on Friday they were still on the wrong end of


France-Denmark, the probable formations

The Gallettos take on the Danish national team in the second round of Group D.


Soccer-England showed the grit needed for World Cup, Southgate says

By William Schomberg AL KHOR, Qatar (Reuters) -England coach Gareth Southgate acknowledged his side had failed to repeat their early World Cup attacking fluency in their 0-0 draw with the United States, but said success in major tournaments often required such gritty performances. England opened their campaign in Qatar with an adventurous 6-2 win over Iran on Monday, raising hopes that they were


Soccer-Ball possession key to World Cup hopes for Netherlands

By Steve Keating DOHA (Reuters) - If the Netherlands do not improve possession they have little chance of winning the World Cup, coach Louis van Gaal said on Friday after his men let a chance to reach the last 16 slip through their fingers with a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. After Cody Gakpo's sixth-minute rocket gave the Netherlands a 1-0, the Dutch appeared on their way to advancing from Group A


World Cup 2022 Daily Preview: Powerhouses Germany and Spain go toe to toe

Matchday 8 gives us potentially the game of the group stage with a desperate Germany facing a fully firing Spain


Piero Bucchi challenges Jasmin Repesa

"We have to play a very solid defensive game, beyond Pesaro's individuality."


Superbon Vs. Allazov Moved To ONE On Prime Video 6 Main Event, Rodtang Vs. Puertas Confirmed

Superbon Singha Mawynn and Rodtang Jitmuangnon return home to kick off ONE's 2023 schedule on January 13!


Sebastiano Esposito, A's comeback getting closer: another interested club pops up

There is not only Empoli on the Inter-owned striker, who is close to returning to Italy after half a season at Anderlecht: Salernitana is also coming forward.


China Sports Weekly (11.20-11.26)

BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines over the past week: 1. Shi Yuqi won the men's singles of the Australian Badminton Open 2022 Shi Yuqi of China competes in the men's singles final of BWF Australian Open 2022 against compatriot Lu Guangzu in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 20, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua) China's Shi Yuqi bagged the men's singles title at the Australian Badminton Open 2022 in Sydney on...


Lewis Hamilton, a consolation prize from the FIA

The British driver is the winner of the Action of the Year 2022 in Formula 1.


Highlights of 2022 FIFA World Cup | Nov. 26, 2022

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A selection of the best daily press photos of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mitchell Duke (top L) of Australia vies for a header with Issam Jebali (top R) of Tunisia during the Group D match between Tunisia and Australia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Nov. 26, 2022. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong) Mitchell Duke (L) of Australia scores during the Group D match between Tunisia and Australia at...


Revelry Has Its First Successes With The "Fastest Royal Enfield"

At the NSW Drag Racing Championship Series, Revelry’s two Royal Enfields claim 2nd and 3rd in their respective classes.


Davis Cup, Adriano Panatta's explanation of Simone Bolelli's absence

The tennis player from Bologna was replaced by Matteo Berrettini, paired with Fabio Fognini.


Civitanova, all on the field after Covid

Following the latest tests, all of the red and white athletes now test negative.


Nadal: A part of my life left with Federer when he retired

Rafael Nadal has admitted that a part of his life left with Roger Federer when his great rival retired.


Binotto admits "difficult" time in dealing with Ferrari F1 criticisms

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has admitted that he had a hard time this year isolating his Formula 1 squad from the distraction of external criticism.