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Australia's Phil Hughes 'critical' after being hit by cricket ball updated 12 hours 55 minutes ago

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record updated 17 hours 42 minutes ago

Another day, another record broken.

Lewis Hamilton: "It was life or death" updated 2 days ago

It is six years since Lewis Hamilton was first crowned world champion but the Briton is treating Sunday's title win in Abu Dhabi as though it was his maiden success all over again.

Quidditch is real, and it wants to go pro updated 4 days ago

Real-life quidditch players insist their sport is more high-performance than Harry Potter -- and now they want to go pro.

Carissa Moore: Surf queen carves out new era in women's boarding updated 4 days ago

For the millions of us who sit at desks all day, Carissa Moore's description of her workplace might sound a little cruel.

How football unlocked the heart of a boy with autism updated 5 days ago

"Well, that took about five minutes...probably less."

Charlotte Dujardin: Dressage star crowns a memorable 2014 with award updated 5 days ago

Charlotte Dujardin's dressage dominance was recognized Wednesday evening in her native Britain as "The Girl with the Dancing Horse" was named the Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year.

Superyachts show off their best sides in drone movies updated 7 days ago

Drones are revolutionizing how we capture many sports, but does anything come close to these shots of superyachts at sea?

World Cup: Who would be a FIFA whistle-blower? updated 7 days ago

They stepped forward to help reform the way football's world governing body FIFA operates - and are now bitterly regretting their decision.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer 'hopeful' over Davis Cup final updated 7 days ago

Swiss star Roger Federer faces a race against time to be fit for the Davis Cup final against France.

Qatari capital Doha to host 2019 world athletic championships updated 8 days ago

The Qatari capital, Doha, has been selected as host of the 2019 world athletics championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Tuesday.

Fancy hosting the Olympics? updated 8 days ago

Its all change for the world's top sporting event -- the Olympic Games.

Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea to host tournament updated 12 days ago

At last -- the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has a home.

I'll steer, you push: husband and wife break bobsled gender barrier updated 13 days ago

If Elana Meyers Taylor makes bobsled history this season, her husband will have been the driving force.

Novak Djokovic crushes Stan Wawrinka at ATP Finals updated 13 days ago

Novak Djokovic has plenty of reasons to feel on top of the world -- but one more victory at the ATP World Tour finals will mean he ends 2014 as the leading ranked player on the planet.

Ai Fukuhara: From tearful toddler to Japan's table tennis queen updated 13 days ago

Ai Fukuhara's face is a picture of concentration as she crouches over the table tennis table, batting ball after ball back to her opponent.

Bring on the dancing horses: Equestrian artist creates stunning horse show updated 16 days ago

If you thought dressage was all starched shirts, hair buns and tailcoats then Clémence Faivre is about to change your perceptions.

World Tour Finals: Meet the elite eight updated 19 days ago

After the grand slams, it's the most prestigious men's tournament on the tennis tour.

The Sound of Music -- on skis updated 19 days ago

Whether it's topping the podium at the Olympics and World Cup events or finding a welcome diversion away from the pressure cooker atmosphere of international competition, the U.S. women's ski team is certainly hitting the high notes.

Guor Mading Maker: Exiled 'Lost Boy' who found refuge in running updated 20 days ago

He was dubbed the "man without a country" who found he was at home running in one of athletics' toughest events.

America's Cup hero James Spithill awarded sailing 'Oscar' updated 21 days ago

It was deemed arguably the greatest sporting comeback of all time as Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup in September last year.

Germany's Protectionist wins Melbourne Cup as two horses die updated 21 days ago

Elation over the first German victory in Australia's Melbourne Cup has been dampened by the death of two horses at the event.

Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold with baby Mia by her side updated 21 days ago

Zara Phillips is not one to rest on her laurels.

Underwater jigsaw puzzle of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour updated 22 days ago

This is no treasure hunt for a casket of gold at the bottom of the ocean.

Melbourne Cup memories: The legs that stopped a nation updated 22 days ago

The legs that stopped a nation: model Jean Shrimpton caused outrage when she arrived at the Melbourne Cup wearing a minidress in 1965.

Rosie Napravnik wins Breeders' Cup Distaff then announces she's pregnant updated 23 days ago

Rosie Napravnik made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff Friday -- then she dropped the real bombshell by revealing she was seven weeks pregnant and would retire after racing again on Saturday.

Bode Miller: Ski star's horse racing dream updated 27 days ago

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

Kilian Martin: The art of skateboarding updated 28 days ago

The comparison would probably irk Michael Jackson purists, but it's easy to see why some of Kilian Martin's fans liken his fancy footwork to the late "King of Pop."

Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews updated 28 days ago

"He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man)

The billionaire and the super yacht with sights on the record books updated 28 days ago

When you're a billionaire, you can make an almighty splash.

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu: The $500m stadium wrapped in a glowing 'skin' updated 29 days ago

Futuristic. Space-age. A 'world symbol'. An 'icon for an icon'. However you describe it, Real Madrid's redeveloped home seems set to to shine.

The best places to ski on Earth? updated 33 days ago

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

Winter Olympics skating on thin ice? updated 33 days ago

The International Olympic Committee is set to hold urgent talks over the future of the Winter Olympics following the Sochi Games' exorbitant cost.

America's Cup: Is Airbus Team USA's 'secret weapon?' updated 34 days ago

Airbus partners with America's Cup reigning champs, Team USA, to design new yacht.

Saddle to sculpture: Ex-jockey Philip Blacker molds a new career updated 34 days ago

As a jockey, Philip Blacker lived for the thrills and spills of horse racing. As a sculptor, his latest work features friezes of World War I.

Kosuke Kitajima: The 'Frog King' who spawned a golden legacy updated 35 days ago

Ask anyone from the U.S. to name a famous swimmer and they will probably say Michael Phelps. But put the same question to someone in Japan and the name that trips off the tongue is Kosuke Kitajima.

Oscar Pistorius: Is the 'Blade Runner's' career finished? updated 36 days ago

He was the "Blade Runner," the miracle man and the Paralympic athlete that could take on the very best able-bodied competitors.

Can this Korean super fan bring luck for the Royals? updated 36 days ago

Can a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job be the lucky charm for the Royals?

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 36 days ago

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius? updated 36 days ago

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

San Francisco stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' ahead of World Series updated 37 days ago

With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.

Beijing Marathon competitors brave 'hazardous' smog to run 42km updated 37 days ago

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.

Freak injury could rule out Aksel Lund Svindal for the World Cup season updated 37 days ago

A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup season.

Ched Evans: Debate rages over rapist's right to work updated 38 days ago

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been released. But should he return to football?

Larisa Iordache: The rise of the 'new Nadia Comaneci' updated 41 days ago

It's 25 years since the end of Communist rule in Romania, and although much may have changed in the East European nation, its production line of gymnasts continues to generate champions.

Legendary 'zebra whisperer' who tames Queen's horses updated 43 days ago

What started as a night drinking in the pub, turned into a morning riding a wild zebra.

Creating the sound of showjumping: 'Microphones on anything that moves' updated 47 days ago

How sound engineer Dennis Baxter finds the defining sounds of equestrian sport and brings them to your TV - plus the man who makes music for horses.

'Horse yoga' tames more than animals updated 48 days ago

You may have heard of yoga's "downward-facing dog" pose, but what about "upward-staring horse"?

Emelie Forsberg: Running's sky queen with a sweet tooth updated 49 days ago

Taking time out to eat a homemade chocolate cake is hardly the conventional way to win an ultra-endurance marathon, but don't tell Emelie Forsberg.

Michael Phelps suspended by USA Swimming for six months updated 50 days ago

USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, for six months after he was charged with DUI last week.

Angelina Jolie and 'Pope Boat' to the rescue: Mission improbable? updated 51 days ago

Angelina Jolie and 'Pope Boat' on mission to save Syrian refugees drowning in Mediterranean

Michael Phelps to 'attend program' after DUI charge updated 51 days ago

Swimmer Michael Phelps is taking a break from the sport "to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself."

Treve defies the odds to land back to back triumphs in the Arc updated 51 days ago

Four-year-old filly Treve defied her critics and the starting odds to secure back to back wins in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamps Sunday.

Can Japan finally triomphe in the Arc? updated 52 days ago

Japanese connections will seek to win the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, as the nation's obsession with the race mounts.

Disney actors face 'hardest race in world' updated 54 days ago

The mission is anything but a Mickey Mouse task: Navigate the world's most treacherous seas in the grueling, nine-month Volvo Ocean Race.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Can equine love help cure cancer? updated 55 days ago

Twice she has been felled by life-threatening illnesses -- a brain tumor and then cancer -- and twice Criquette Head-Maarek has recovered. 

Kelly Slater: Surf dude turns eco-warrior updated 55 days ago

He grew up in a surfing party town on the U.S. "space coast" and has conquered waves in some of the world's most exotic locales, but these days Kelly Slater comes across more like an eco-warrior than a stereotypical beach dude.

Kenyan Dennis Kimetto sets new world marathon record updated 58 days ago

Kenya's Dennis Kimetto became the first man to run the marathon in under two hours three minutes as he set a new world record in Berlin Sunday.

Ryder Cup: 'Up for it' McIlroy thrilled with European win updated 58 days ago

Ryder Cup motivation was not a problem for Rory McIlroy.

Princess Haya: Equestrian's Olympic savior moving on updated 58 days ago

A rare woman in the world of elite sports administration, Princess Haya of Jordan has taken equestrian into the modern age, securing its Olympic future.

NFL International Series: Why American football loves London updated 61 days ago

The NFL International Series returns to London this weekend, and hopes are rising that Britain will one day have its own permanent franchise.

Christian Taylor: Triple-jump champ leaping beyond the limits updated 63 days ago

Olympic triple-jump champion Christian Taylor knows all about putting his best foot forward.

Gary Hunt wins fourth world diving title against Guggenheim Museum backdrop updated 65 days ago

Russia's Artem Silchenko wins Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event in Bilbao as Britain's Gary Hunt secures fourth world title in five years.

Superyacht plus: The new millionaire water toys updated 65 days ago

Thought the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show was just about superyachts? Submarines, jetpacks, amphibious vessels on offer.

No World Cup? Try these 7 things instead updated 67 days ago

No World Cup games to watch, no trash to talk, no bandwagons to ride. It was a sad day on Twitter without the World Cup.

Diah Rahayu: Bali's pioneer female surfer updated 69 days ago

It's a surfer's paradise -- but Diah Rahayu is out on her own when it comes to professional women's wave-riding in Bali.

Will ocean racers follow Franklin to the ends of the Arctic? updated 72 days ago

Robert Molnar has a vision: an ocean race from New York to the Canadian Pacific city of Victoria, via the Arctic.

Michael Owen pounces on Group 1 success with Brown Panther updated 72 days ago

He used to terrorize defenses, but now former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen is tearing up the turf after clinching his first Group 1 winner.

Hayley Turner: Trailblazing jockey breaks her body for fun updated 75 days ago

She's not so much the pinup girl of British horse racing as the "pinned-together girl."

World Equestrian Games: Sights, sounds and groundbreaking hounds updated 76 days ago

Most horses at this month's World Equestrian Games could clear the water jumps. Not Norman.

World Equestrian Games: 5 top moments updated 76 days ago

And so au revoir, Normandy.

Coconuts and trash cans: A 'crazy' recipe for beach tennis success updated 77 days ago

Beach volleyball played on sun-kissed Brazilian sand conjures up many images in the mind. But beach tennis? What's that all about?

World Cup: WAGs to riches - The business of being perfect updated 78 days ago

Eye-popping physiques, multimillion dollar incomes, celebrity status -- and that's just the women.

U.S. Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win men's title updated 78 days ago

Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic have often been talked about this year as being part of the next generation of players who can break up the dominance of tennis' Big Four.

Arctic ambition: The race to sail Northwest Passage heats up updated 78 days ago

A Northwest Passage luxury cruise costs from $20,000 to $150,000. For the money, you get a month crossing the world's final ocean frontier.

'Project 10:' Japan's rising son Nishikori feels weight of expectation updated 79 days ago

For Kei Nishikori, "Project 45" has transformed into "Project 10."

Does faith have a place on the sports field? updated 79 days ago

NFL player Husain Abdullah left the game to take a spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca. Do religion and sports mix?

Florida State investigates Jameis Winston for alleged assault updated 81 days ago

Florida State has opened a Title IX investigation into the 2012 sexual assault case involving star quarterback Jameis Winston, the accuser's attorney says.

Move aside, mum: Brazil basketball legend's son targets Rio... in dressage updated 83 days ago

When your mum is Brazil basketball legend Hortencia, it can't hurt to try something different. Joao Victor Oliva chose dressage, and it might just pay off.

Adam Goodes: Aboriginal AFL star calls out racists updated 83 days ago

"A 13-year-old girl called me an ape."

Steven Spielberg and 'The horse the Germans could not kill' updated 83 days ago

Hailed as the horse "the Germans could not kill" after surviving machine gun attacks and falling shells, one of World War I's most famous animals has been honored with its own version of Britain's most prestigious medal the Victoria Cross.

Quick sand: Welcome to Irish beach racing at Laytown updated 86 days ago

The going is always soft and the only permanent building is a toilet block. It's the antithesis to the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot ... welcome to Laytown Racecourse.

World Equestrian Games: Sand, sea and saddles updated 89 days ago

What more could a horse enthusiast ask for than a beautiful ride along the sea shore?

NFL commissioner addresses domestic violence updated 89 days ago

The following letter and accompanying memo were sent to each NFL owner today by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Manchester City eases past Liverpool in Premier League updated 92 days ago

Mario Balotelli made most of the headlines prior to Liverpool's game against Manchester City in the Premier League, but it was another striker -- a forgotten one -- who ended up as the star attraction hours later.

South Korea defeats Chicago to win Little League World Series title updated 93 days ago

South Korea held off a late rally by Chicago to win a third title in the Little League World Series.

World Equestrian Games: 10 things to watch updated 96 days ago

From gymnastics on horseback to winning 'Wild West' gold, what to expect at the World Equestrian Games.

America's Cup: Challengers to Oracle's crown announced updated 96 days ago

It produced one of the memorable sporting moments of 2013 and now the excitement is starting to brew all over again for America's Cup fans.

Bulked-up Australia gives O'Briens food for thought updated 97 days ago

While his jockey starved himself to make the weight limit, one of horse racing's new stars delivered the goods again despite piling on the pounds.

Zaha Hadid: 'Would they still call me a diva if I was a man?' updated 97 days ago

Why has world's most famous female architect, Zaha Hadid, designed space-age superyachts?

China's pioneers: Around the world with no sleep and a new language updated 97 days ago

Nine months at sea, one change of clothes, no sleep and a strange language. Could you cope?

And for my next trick.... updated 97 days ago

His daredevil stunts have attracted million of hits on YouTube but now Alex Thomson has a new goal in his sailing career.

Richard Branson's treasure island where world's richest celebrities holiday updated 97 days ago

Sir Richard Branson has opened up his private Caribbean Island for a new book by celebrity and fashion photographer, Russell James.

Supercar yacht: Dream machine or ego gone mad? updated 97 days ago

$1m Lamborghini supercar yacht: A question of taste

Are Rolls-Royce's 'robo-ships' the future of seafaring? updated 97 days ago

First there was the Google driverless car. Now there's the Rolls-Royce 'robo-ship.'

Lance Armstrong: Can the lies and bullying be forgiven? updated 98 days ago

He fought cancer and then won the world's toughest bike race seven times -- albeit with the help of a myriad of drugs -- before a precipitous fall from grace.

Lance Armstrong: 'Day-to-day life is positive' updated 98 days ago

It's a year and a half since Lance Armstrong sat in front of Oprah Winfrey and admitted it was all a lie, every single word of it. In the fallout, everything that had been built on that lie came crashing down around him.

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