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Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

August 20, 2017 13:04 PM

SYDNEY, August 20: Rafael Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January.

Taylor goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

August 20, 2017 11:37 AM

LOS ANGELES, August 20: Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself.

Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

August 19, 2017 10:27 AM

CINCINNATI, August 19: Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity - local media

August 19, 2017 07:43 AM

TURKU, August 19:  Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was "quite certain" it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported.

England win toss and bat in their first day-night test

August 17, 2017 19:48 PM

LONDON, August 17: English cricket took a plunge into the future -- and also into the unknown -- on Thursday as it launched into its first day-night test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Pakistan's Malala 'excited' after winning place at Oxford University

August 17, 2017 18:23 PM

BIRMINGHAM, August 17:  Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University.

Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

August 17, 2017 16:12 PM

LOS ANGELES, August 17: Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

August 17, 2017 16:05 PM

MADRID, August 17: Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory that underlined their new status as Spain's dominant force.

Man City out to show why they're Premier League favorites

August 17, 2017 15:58 PM

LONDON, August 17: After a first week in the Premier League that saw the champions Chelsea toppled and 31 goals flying in, the victories by Manchester's clubs on the opening weekend suggested they could be the teams to chase this term.

Arsenal risk losing Sanchez for free, Wenger says

August 16, 2017 19:37 PM

LONDON, August 16: Arsenal risk losing striker Alexis Sanchez for free next season, according to manager Arsene Wenger, who confirmed the club have made no progress on a new contract for the Chilean striker.

Stoneman selected as Cook's latest partner for England

August 16, 2017 19:23 PM

LONDON, August 16: Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night test match against the West Indies, starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Oil edges up on falling U.S. crude stocks, but global glut weighs

August 16, 2017 16:15 PM

SINGAPORE, August 16: Oil prices edged up on Wednesday, lifted by declining U.S. crude inventories, although markets were still restrained by general oversupply.

England unsure what to expect as pink-ball cricket arrives

August 15, 2017 20:16 PM

EDGBASTON, August 15: England's cricketers admit they will be taking a leap in the dark when the country hosts its first day-night test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies this week.

Dhoni no automatic choice, says India chief selector

August 15, 2017 18:09 PM

MUMBAI, August 15: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no longer an automatic choice in one-day internationals and the former India captain needs to keep performing to be involved in the 2019 World Cup, chief selector MSK Prasad has said.

Premier League clubs mull closing transfer window early

August 15, 2017 17:14 PM

LONDON, August 15: English Premier League clubs are set to discuss whether to shut the transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season when they meet next month, British media have reported.

Iran could quit nuclear deal in 'hours' if new U.S. sanctions imposed: Rouhani

August 15, 2017 16:37 PM

DUBAI, August 15: Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

August 15, 2017 16:30 PM

NEW DELHI, August 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country's secular ideals.

Warner struck in neck by Hazlewood bouncer

August 15, 2017 16:24 PM

MELBOURNE, August 15: Australia opening batsman David Warner was a victim of friendly fire when he was struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and retired hurt during an intra-squad match in Darwin on Tuesday.

Chelsea treating me like a criminal, says Costa

August 14, 2017 18:28 PM

LONDON, August 14: Diego Costa has accused Chelsea of treating him like a "criminal" in a forthright newspaper interview which will deepen the breach with the Premier League club.

Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

August 12, 2017 17:00 PM

LONDON, August 12: Arsenal had to come from behind twice to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thriller as the Premier League season got off to a flying start on Friday with Arsene Wenger's substitutions turning the match around at The Emirates.