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Paolo Odogwu: 'The life was sucked out the room... it was wild'

After the shock of administration at Wasps, Paolo Odogwu has breached new frontiers with Stade Francais and the Italian national team.

Novak Djokovic courts controversy at French Open

The world number two has been eliminated at the French Open.

The Richie McCaw verdict on France and Ireland's World Cup chances

Two-time World Cup-winning skipper Richie McCaw has given his verdict on the chances of host nation France and Grand Slam Guinness Six Nations champions Ireland at the upcoming finals in France.

'So much brilliance': Queensland single out Walsh to shine in Origin debut

The 20-year-old will make his debut for the Maroons in Adelaide on Wednesday.

PSG: midfield target comes from Serie A. Photo

The Parisian team, despite winning the championship, wants to change several players.

'If we can?t get that right there must be something wrong with us'

Alan Gilpin stepped off the plane in Paris this week with a real spring in his walk. Just 100 days remain before the latest Rugby World Cup jamboree swings into action, host nation France taking on the All Blacks in their Stade de France lair.

The best scorers in the history of Manchester City, the ranking

The ranking of the greatest Sky Blues scorers of all eras, in all competitions.

Miami Celebrate, disappointment Boston, photos of the celebration

The Miami Heat earned an important victory on the court of the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA playoffs, with a score of 103-84. Thanks to this success, the Heat ended the series with a score of 4-3 in their favor and qualified for the Finals. Starting June 2, they will face the Denver Nuggets, with the first game scheduled in Colorado.

Club ranking: the Top 10 in photos

The ranking was compiled by the specialized portal FiveThirtyEight. Premier League dominates, only one Serie A club.

Queensland snatch Origin opener with late comeback against NSW at Adelaide

The Maroons scored twice in the close minutes to grab the early series lead.

Stars chasing maiden title as Mystics seek to add a second to their coffers

Will it be third time lucky for the Stars or will the Mystics add a second ANZ Premiership title to the trophy cabinet?

Drivers divided on Indy 500 ‘dragon weave’ and pitlane entry usage

Leading IndyCar drivers are split over the so-called ‘dragon weave’ move, which can include using the pitlane entry as the race track, to defend their positions in the Indianapolis 500.

U.S. high school sprinter disqualified for celebrating win

A US high school athlete has had his school's 200m relay team disqualified after he celebrated winning as he crossed the finish line.

Depleted Brumbies look to secure home advantage

The Canberra side will be without key players for their final round robin clash.

Suspension upgrade gives Tanak renewed WRC hope in Sardinia

Ott Tanak says a suspension upgrade trialled in a pre-event test has “definitely improved” his World Rally Championship M-Sport Ford Puma ahead of this weekend’s Rally Sardinia.

Dybala bursts into tears over lost final, emotional images

Sevilla win the Europa League. Roma defeated on penalties, Argentine player's disappointment. The Argentine striker did all he could for his team.

Why Luton FCs historic 31-year journey to the EPL will "change Luton overnight"

Isle of Man TT 2023: Harrison ups the pace at midway point of practice week

Dean Harrison upped the pace to a 133.514mph on Wednesday night at the 2023 Isle of Man TT as practice week reaches its midway point.

Authorities call for action against Djokovic

The 36-year-old was addressing the recent violent clashes in Kosovo following elections in April.

The best female rugby players in the world: ranking in photos

A review of the world's best female rugby players: ahead of them all is Kendra Cocksedge, who retired just a few months ago

Ekaterina Alexandrova goes fast, quick win: photos

World No. 23 tennis player beat German Anna-Leman Friedsam in two quick sets

FIFA to release more World Cup tickets

FIFA will release close to 250,000 more tickets for next month's women's football World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Crusaders' All Blacks duo ruled out for rest of Super Rugby Pacific campaign

David Havili and Cullen Grace will play no further part in the defending champions' season.

Caroline Wozniacki: "he remains one of my best friends"

Caroline Wozniacki: "he remains one of my best friends"

Formula E commentator Nicholls sacked over “inappropriate behaviour”

Long-standing Formula E commentator Jack Nicholls has been sacked from his role following an investigation into “inappropriate behaviour”.

Ben Kay: 'For me, Sexton is more important to Ireland than Dupont is to France.'

With 100 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup, the countdown is on as squads are trimmed and the mind games start

Complicated situation for Joao Cancelo. Images

The Portuguese defender does not want to play for Manchester City or even Bayern Munich, but his transfer is extremely difficult.

Lionel Messi-PSG: official farewell. The stages of his experience in France

Signed for free in the summer of 2021, the Argentine champion will leave the team this summer and likely return to Barcelona.

West Ham, Rice's successor arrives from Manchester City: photos

The London club must find a replacement for Declan Rice, who will leave the team in the summer

Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei released on parole

Manu Vatuvei was jailed for three years and seven months in March 2022 for importing methamphetamine and amphetamine from India.

Kiwi Kara-France primed to shine as headline act in potential UFC title eliminator

On Sunday (NZ time), 'Don't Blink' will fight in a UFC main event for the first time in a high-stakes clash with rising prospect Amir Albazi.

Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition Revealed: Yes, 333 Cars With 333 HP

The shockingly expensive hot hatch was revealed at 3:33 PM (German time).

McLaren: Lack of works engine in 2026 not a handicap

McLaren boss Andrea Stella is adamant that the lack of a works power unit partner in 2026 will not hamper the Woking team’s progress

Punter lands windfall from 14-year-old bet on Tongue debut

Tim Piper bet on an 11-year-old Josh Tongue would play a test match for England

New Zealand eliminated from U20 World Cup by rampant USA

The Kiwi side were outclassed for 90 minutes in Mendoza.

Tatiana Weston-Webb, the Brazilian surf queen: photos

Porto Alegre-born surfer prepares for 2024 Olympics

Russian chess player to boycott World Cup

World number 11 chess player Sergey Karjakin says he will not participate in the World Cup without the Russian flag or anthem.

Churchill Downs announces measures to improve horse safety

Churchill Downs has announced safety initiatives in the wake of the recent deaths of 12 horses at the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Ireland name four uncapped players in 42-strong World Cup squad

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has named a 42-strong Rugby World Cup training squad that includes four uncapped players – Tom Stewart, Ciaran Frawley, Jamie Osborne, Calvin Nash.

'We've got his back': Warriors coach defends Pompey after Broncos error

The centre's mistake cost the Kiwi side possible victory at Napier last weekend.

NBA, the tallest players in the league

Who are the 'giants' of the NBA? Mind you, the question does not refer to how much physical power a player may have, or how decisive he is in the economy of a match. No, by giants we really mean the tallest.There are in fact more than 20 players on the rosters of NBA franchises who exceed 213 cm in height, without losing agility, power and technique.The top 10 in this special ranking are some of the tallest people in the world, who are also dominant in height in the top American basketball league.

Whitelock confirms move to France

Sam Whitelock is moving to France following the Rugby World Cup.

Ferrari “pushing like hell” to address ‘unhappiness’ with F1 form

The Ferrari Formula 1 factory is “pushing like hell” to produce updates for its 2023 car since the team is “not happy” with current form, according to boss Fred Vasseur.

Villeneuve quits Vanwall after being dropped for Le Mans

Jacques Villeneuve has withdrawn from the remainder of his planned World Endurance Championship campaign with Vanwall Racing squad after being dropped for next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

'Beast' flies in for ceremonial Webb Ellis Cup handover to France

The countdown towards the start of the 2023 Rugby World Cup ramped up on Tuesday evening when Tendai Mtawarira, the retired Springboks prop forward, arrived in Paris for the ceremonial handing over of the Webb Ellis Cup from the holders South Africa to host nation France.

Red Bull: Mid-season aero reduction might impact Aston Martin's F1 2023 bid

Helmut Marko believes Aston Martin Formula 1's impending reduction in development time will make it harder for the Silverstone team to keep up its Red Bull challenge.

All Blacks XV, Highlanders forward Mikaele-Tu'u announces move to Japan

The powerhouse No.8 has become the latest NZ player to join the offshore exodus.

World's richest badminton players: Top 10 assets

A ranking of the richest badminton players on the planet

Enraged Jose Mourinho gives medal to a young fan. Photos

The Roma coach did not like the refereeing and showed it by not accepting the second-place medal.

Dhoni's delayed retirement delights fans

MS Dhoni has announced he will not retire after winning a fifth IPL title.