Real Madrid wants Lautaro Martinez: Inter Milan's response. Photo

The Argentine striker is one of the leaders of the Nerazzurri team. Javier Zanetti has reassured Inter fans.

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.

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.

Injury-plagued Crusaders consider dispensation request for Afoa

The 39-year-old is currently ineligible to take the field for the defending champs in Super Rugby Pacific's knockout rounds.

Dozens of Canadian sports ask for national inquiry

Dozens of sport organisations are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to launch a national inquiry into what they say is a toxic culture of abuse in sport.

Maroons draw first blood

Two late tries helped secure the game one win for Queensland.

Authorities call for action against Djokovic

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

All Blacks manager serves two decades

Darren Shand is stepping down from his long term role after two decades

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.

Shaun Edwards lists his priorities for France to win the World Cup

France assistant coach Shaun Edwards has listed his priorities if Fabien Galthie’s side are to become Rugby World Cup champions in late October.

Novak Djokovic sometimes looks like rubber: photos from Paris

Against Fucsovics, from the very first exchanges, the Serb had to exploit his entire repertoire.

Depleted Brumbies look to secure home advantage

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

Wellington Phoenix add to coaching staff

Former Socceroos defender Adam Griffiths joins Wellington Phoenix coaching staff.

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.

Dhoni's delayed retirement delights fans

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

Europa League kings Sevilla beat Roma

Sevilla beat AS Roma to lift the Europa League trophy for a seventh time and hand Roma boss Jose Mourinho his first defeat in six European finals.

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

Milan, next season's home jersey is a tribute to Milan: photos

The Rossoneri club and Puma unveiled the home kit that will make its debut with Hellas Verona

Tennis player Novak Djokovic's appeal: "Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop violence!"

Novak Djokovic voiced his support for the Serbian population in northern Kosovo, where inter-ethnic tensions have risen again with clashes between KFOR Kosovo Force troops and Serb demonstrators opposed to the new ethnic Albanian mayors elected in the four largest Serb-majority municipalities in the north."Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence!" the Serbian champion wrote on a camera at the end of the match he won today against American Alexander Kovacevic in the first round at Roland Garros.

Warriors or bust: Shaun Johnson rules out move to rival NRL club

Off contract at the end of this year, Shaun Johnson says he'll either re-sign with the Warriors or hang up his boots.

New twist to Lionel Messi's future: photos

The Argentine striker will leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and ponders his next destination

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.

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.

Ekaterina Alexandrova goes fast, quick win: photos

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

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

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.

'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.

'It really needs to get its act together': How climate change is threatening cricket's future

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”.

Trouble for Camila Giorgi, loses first set and withdraws, photos

Camila Giorgi's run is cut short in the second round on the Parisian clay court. Wednesday's opening day at Roland Garros began with news of the Italian athlete's withdrawal, who left the Philippe-Chatrier after losing the first set 6-2 to Jessica Pegula, the third seed. Later, it will be the turn of Sara Errani, who will face Romanian Irina Begu, as well as Aryna Sabalenka, second in the world rankings. Giorgi, currently ranked No. 37 in the WTA rankings, played only one set, which was short and not particularly intense. During the changeover after 6-2, she encountered a problem in her right knee, a problem that had worried her recently, and required a medical timeout before deciding to end the match. There was no treatment, just a discussion with the doctor, who pointed out that it was not prudent to risk more. Also, considering the challenging nature of her opponent, it did not seem like the right match to risk. This was her tenth match against Jessica Pegula, the opponent she has faced most often on the circuit, and today's withdrawal represents her eighth loss in straight matches, the fifth consecutive.

PSG: midfield target comes from Serie A. Photo

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

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.

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.

All Blacks veteran Whitelock confirms move to France after Rugby World Cup

The 143-test lock will join French club Pau.

Karim Benzema: details of Saudi Arabia's maxi offer. Photo

Real Madrid's French striker could sign a contract with sensational figures and move to Cristiano Ronaldo's league.

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.

New Hurricanes coach Laidlaw open to helping All Blacks Sevens towards Olympics

The 45-year-old has officially stood down as the national men's sevens coach, just under 14 months out from Paris 2024.

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

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.

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

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

F1 and Sky to create bespoke F1 Hungarian GP coverage for children

Sky's Hungarian Grand Prix coverage will feature a dedicated broadcast for children with bespoke graphics in a bid to attract a younger audience to Formula 1.

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.

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.

Why England are still weeks away from naming full RWC training squad

Steve Borthwick will start training for the Rugby World Cup with a camp from June 12, but it won’t be until June 30 that the head coach will confirm his full England training squad ahead of the finals.

The world's highest paid athletes from 1990 to 2023: photos

A review of the highest-paid athletes on the planet from 1990 to 2023

Kara-France looking for quick knockout

Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France is expecting a quick knockout in in his Octagon return this Sunday.

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

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.

'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 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.