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Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70


Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

European Tour to expand in China

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

City take big step toward title

Manchester City took a big step toward retaining the Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday sending them back to the top ...


Bruins down Blue Jackets to advance

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves as the Boston Bruins reached the NHL's Eastern Conference finals Monday with a 3-0 road victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 19:08:41

Boxing chiefs hit out at IOC over Tokyo threat, saying 'we have done everything'

Amateur boxing's crisis-hit governing body Tuesday said it had done ­everything asked to clean up its act and warned of legal action if stripped of the right to ­organize the event at the Tokyo Games.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 18:53:42

Utd should be looking higher than top 4: Young

Manchester United should be looking to win trophies instead of targeting a top-four finish to qualify for the Champions League, skipper Ashley Young has said.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 18:53:41

City on course for league title

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola led the tributes to Vincent Kompany after the Belgian's thunderous strike earned a nervy 1-0 win over Leicester City on Monday to move the English champions to within one win of retaining the Premier League.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 18:53:40

Rockets level series against Warriors

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 112-108 Monday to knot their NBA playoff series at two games apiece.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 18:53:40

Father of Aussie rugby star player Folau defends son's right to cite Bible

Israel Folau's father has defended his son's right to express his religious beliefs but indicated the star fullback will accept the outcome of a hearing into his dismissal over homophobic comments.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/6 19:28:42

Kipchoge to again target 2-hour barrier

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge will again target the mythical two-hour marathon barrier in a special race to be held between late September and early October, likely in London.
Source: Agencies | 2019/5/6 19:28:41

Blues beat Stars to force Game 7

Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored third-period goals 33 seconds apart Sunday to help spark the St. Louis Blues over host Dallas 4-1 and equalize their National Hockey League playoff series.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/6 19:28:41

Nuggets, Raptors level playoff series

Jamal Murray scored 34 points, including six clutch free throws down the stretch to lift the Denver Nuggets to a gritty 116-112 NBA playoff win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/6 19:28:41

Maradona misses out on first title as coach

Diego Maradona's hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along with their shot at promotion. Rivals Atletico San Luis scored the lone goal of the second leg in extra time to clinch the title and a spot in the first division – the second time they have left Maradona empty-handed in two consecutive ­finals.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/6 19:28:40