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Neymar headed to Brazil for 'personal matters'


Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is urgently travelling to Brazil due to "personal matters", the Brazilian company that manages the footballer's career said on Sunday.

Productive James carries Cavs, Clippers edge Wizards


LeBron James posted his third triple-double of the season and 58th of his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 Saturday.

Lindsey Vonn pulls out of Super G race


American Lindsey Vonn pulled out of Sunday’s Super G World Cup race at St Moritz, saying she needed to take care of herself in the run-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in two months’ time.

Lyon leave it late, Balotelli with superb Nice winner


Teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored with the last kick of the game as Lyon kept their charge toward the top of Ligue 1 going with a 2-1 win at Amiens Sunday.

Dortmund sacks Bosz, Wolf avoids red: Bundesliga lowdown


Bayern Munich opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga this weekend with a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Borussia Dortmund sacked coach Peter Bosz after another surprise defeat.

Serie A top four all draw blanks


It’s as you were at the top of Serie A after the top four all played out goalless draws this weekend, leaving unbeaten Inter Milan still leading the pack.

Truax shocks DeGale with majority decision


American Caleb Truax stunned Britain’s former Olympic champion James DeGale on a majority decision to win the IBF world super-middleweight title in London Saturday.

Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to win


Vasyl Lomachenko doesn’t just beat fighters.

Otamendi gives City derby delight


Manchester City took a giant step toward the title as the leaders beat Manchester United 2-1 to clinch a record-equaling 14th successive Premier League victory, while Wayne Rooney’s late leveler gave Everton a 1-1 draw at Liverpool Sunday.

Five things we learned from the Premier League


Manchester City took a huge step toward the Premier League title with a vital victory at rivals Manchester United.

Man City down title rivals Man Utd


Manchester City surged 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Nicolas Otamendi's strike clinched a crucial 2-1 win at title rivals Manchester United Sunday.

Injured Neuer vows to be fit for World Cup


Captain Manuel Neuer insisted he will be fit for Germany's World Cup title defense next year despite lingering doubts over his fractured foot.

Saul strike keeps Atletico on Barca's tails


Atletico Madrid bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their La Liga title challenge afloat by grinding out a 1-0 win at Real Betis Sunday.

Giroud strikes late to rescue Arsenal


Olivier Giroud's last-gasp header salvaged a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday as Arsene Wenger's side avoided a second successive Premier League defeat

Woeful Safa stunned by Tadamon assault


Early season pacesetters Safa suffered a stunning 3-1 defeat to lowly Tadamon Sour Friday in matchday 11 of the Lebanese Premier League.

Boxer Lomachenko sets sights higher


Ukrainian champ Vasyl Lomachenko will need to demonstrate plenty of patience when he squares off against Cuban tactician Guillermo Rigondeaux in a world title showdown Saturday between two multiple Olympic gold medal winners.

Rockets’ precision shooting downs Jazz for eighth win in row


The Houston Rockets, fueled by 29 points from James Harden, posted their eighth straight NBA victory Thursday, 112-101 over the Utah Jazz.

No favorites on derby days, Klopp warns in-form Liverpool


Manager Juergen Klopp said form counts for next to nothing in the febrile atmosphere of a derby, and warned his Liverpool team not to let history repeat itself when they host neighbors Everton in the Premier League Sunday.

Juventus trip title test for Spaletti’s unbeaten Inter Milan


After expertly dealing with Napoli last Friday and securing a spot in the Champions League last 16, Juventus can make it a perfect week by denting Serie A leaders Inter Milan’s title credentials Saturday.

Guardiola: Mourinho and I are like twins


Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed a rivalry, in Spain and England, that has at times been acrimonious, but the Manchester City manager believes when it comes to the desire to win trophies they are identical.

Matching Fangio’s five would be quite cool: Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton wants to equal Juan Manuel Fangio’s five Formula One world titles but doubts he will have the staying power to try and match Michael Schumacher’s record seven, even if he cannot rule it out entirely.

Pacquiao says he is in talks to fight McGregor


Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Friday he has opened talks to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in April when he takes a break from his legislative duties.

Shiffrin fastest in foggy slalom leg of World Cup combined


Mikaela Shiffrin took the lead in the fog-shrouded slalom leg of a World Cup combined Friday.

National body pays FIBA fraction of owed fees


The Lebanese Basketball Federation (FLB) avoided expulsion from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) at the eleventh hour after paying a fraction of the fees owed for hosting this year’s Asia Cup.

Nothing like suspension to remind NFL who's indispensable


Anyone can see just how much the Dallas Cowboys desperately miss Ezekiel Elliott.

Galthie and Urios banned for a month over slap spat


French coaches Fabien Galthie and Christophe Urios were given a four-week touchline ban Thursday over a physical altercation between the pair when their sides met two weeks ago.

Westbrook triple-double helps Thunder dance way past Jazz


Russell Westbrook scored 34 points in his seventh triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 17 points down in the second half to defeat the Utah Jazz 100-94 Tuesday night.

Australian Open comeback for Serena ‘very likely’


Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam very likely, tournament organizers said Wednesday.

Serena 'very likely' to make comeback at Australian Open: organizers


Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season's opening Grand Slam "very likely", organizers said Wednesday.

Curry a concern after Warriors comeback


Stephen Curry sparked a second-half comeback to inspire the Golden State Warriors to victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Monday, but suffered a late ankle injury to take the shine off a dramatic win.

Warriors thump Heat, Thunder hold Spurs, Rockets beat Lakers


The NBA champion Golden State Warriors rode a dominant third quarter to a decisive 123-95 victory over the Heat in Miami Sunday.

F1 walking a tightrope in America, says Ferrari boss


Formula One is walking a tightrope as new owners Liberty Media plan to grow the sport in America, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned.

Formula One: Alfa Romeo Sauber unveil slick car and young driver


The Swiss Formula One outfit Alfa Romeo Sauber have confirmed that Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and young Frenchman Charles Leclerc will compete for the world title in their rebranded car in 2018.

Formula One: Alfa Romeo Sauber unveil slick car and young driver


The Swiss Formula One outfit Alfa Romeo Sauber have confirmed that Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and young Frenchman Charles Leclerc will compete for the world title in their rebranded car in 2018.

Australia grind out tough World Cup final win


Australia won the 2017 Rugby League World Cup when they ground out a tough 6-0 win over a gallant England in Brisbane on Saturday.