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Kevin Durant reacts to death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach – video

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, reacts to news of the death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Durant told reporters that, ‘the whole NBA family is supporting him, got his back through it all … feel so bad fo…

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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte: it’s not simple to reduce the gap – video

Antonio Conte urged realism as he talked about the chances of Chelsea securing a top-four finish at the end of the season. His side are currently fifth and trail fourth-placed Spurs by four points. They face an in-form Burnley in their next m…

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Brighton’s Chris Hughton says draw with Spurs will boost confidence – video

Brighton manager Chris Hughton said his side were ‘well worth the draw’ with Tottenham, after taking a step towards Premier League survival.They are without a win in six games and sit eight points clear of third-from-bottom Southampton with four games …

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Mourinho annoyed at ‘complicated’ Manchester United performance – video

José Mourinho labelled Manchester United’s performance against West Brom as ‘complicated’, inferring his side were indecisive and laboured in their 1-0 home defeat. It was in stark contrast to their 3-2 win at Manchester City last weekend, but United’s…

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James Sutherland’s message to Australian cricket fans who can’t afford pay TV – video

In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Sutherland is asked what he would say t…

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Tom Daley brings focus to Commonwealth countries’ anti-gay laws – video

Tom Daley has used the aftermath of his 10m synchronised diving gold to strongly condemn anti-gay laws in 37 Commonwealth countries. Daley, a four-times Commonwealth gold medallist, is married to screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, with whom he is expecti…

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Buffon rages at referee Michael Oliver’s ‘crime against sportsmanship’ – video

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon couldn’t hold back his anger towards referee Michael Oliver after being sent off for remonstrating over a late penalty decision in their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Buffon said…

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Zidane: Real Madrid ‘deserve’ to be in semis after Juventus scare – video

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was a relieved man after a late penalty helped Real Madrid squeeze through to the Champions League semi-finals, 4-3 on aggregate against Juventus. The tie looked to be heading for extra-time until referee Michael Olive…

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Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco aiming to go all the way to Kiev – video

The Roma coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, does not want his team to settle for what he says was ‘an extraordinary result’ against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Italian side beat the leaders of La Liga after overturning a 4-1 first-l…

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Patrick Reed: pressure was on Rory McIlroy in Masters final round – video

US Masters winner Patrick Reed said all he had to do was ‘play golf’ insisting the pressure was on the likes of Rory McIlroy and other big names going into the final stages of the Masters on Sunday. American Reed kept his cool to seal his first ever ma…

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Pep Guardiola hopes for ‘perfect game’ to prevail over Liverpool – video

Pep Guardiola says only the ‘perfect game’ will do as Manchester City head into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg but the City manager believes anything…

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Conor McGregor attacks bus backstage at UFC event – video

Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault after he was filmed attacking a bus containing a group of UFC fighters at a UFC press event in Brooklyn. The 29-year-old turned himself in to police on Thursday evening after the violent inci…

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Eric Bristow, five-time darts world champion, dies aged 60 – video obituary

Eric Bristow, otherwise known by his nickname ‘The Crafty Cockney’, has died at the age of 60. Bristow was a five-time darts world champion, including three successive titles in the mid 1980s. Post-retirement he mentored Phil Taylor, widely regarded as…

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Commonwealth Games: medal table for Gold Coast 2018

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Ian Poulter insists he has no expectations ahead of the Masters – video

Ian Poulter played down expectations before the Masters, describing his win at the Houston Open as ‘a bit of a surprise.’ Poulter had been sharing 123rd place after the opening round, before eventually taking the win with the first playoff hole – …

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Warming up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games – in pictures

Athletes and officials are gearing up for Australia’s biggest sporting event in a decade. The Gold Coast Games officially open on Wednesday night at Carrara stadium Continue reading…

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ACA: ‘Cricket Australia should reconsider ball tampering bans’ – video

Australian Cricketers’ Association president Greg Dyer has called on Cricket Australia to reconsider the sanctions handed out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the ball tampering scandal Continue reading…

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How Villanova learned to win against college basketball’s NBA talent factories

The Wildcats have their second title in three years. Along with his innate smarts, Coach Jay Wright looked to an NBA team from the past for inspirationThe NCAA Tournament that featured the first-ever victory by a 16-seed and a run to the Final Four by …

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Justin Rose confident he has a chance of winning Masters – video

Justin Rose heads into the Masters with ‘high confidence but low expectation’ as he bids to capture the green jacket just 12 months after losing to Sergio García in a playoff. His previous displays at Augusta make him a leading candidate but Rose knows…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘I’ll have to defend my throne again in a few months’ – video

Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker on points in Cardiff on Saturday night, with attention now turning to whether Deontay Wilder will be his next opponentAnthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker on points in heavyweight unification Continue reading…