Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to claim 10th Australian Open, 22nd Grand Slam titles

Issued on: 29/01/2023 – 14:02 An emotional Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas Sunday to claim a 10th Australian Open title and equal Rafael Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam crowns, a victory that returned him to world number one. The Serb will return to world number one as he overcame a hamstring injury and off-court drama to … Read more

Barcelona secure 3-1 victory over Madrid to win Spanish Super Cup

Issued on: 15/01/2023 – 22:28 Barcelona convincingly beat Real Madrid 3-1 in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to win the Spanish Super Cup, their first trophy since coach Xavi Hernandez took over. Inspired by teenager Gavi, who scored himself and set up goals for Robert Lewandowski and Pedri Gonzalez, the Catalans produced one of their best … Read more

Al-Attiyah retains Dakar Rally title, Benavides wins motorbike sprint

Issued on: 15/01/2023 – 16:26 Nasser Al-Attiyah won a second straight Dakar Rally just kilometers from his Qatar homeland on Sunday. His fifth Dakar title eclipsed Ari Vatanen’s total and was second only to Stephane Peterhansel, the Dakar’s greatest champion with 14 wins, eight in the premier car category. Al-Attiyah led the Dakar for the … Read more

PSG threaten to quit Parc des Princes stadium after Paris mayor refuses to sell

Issued on: 15/01/2023 – 07:29 Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday threatened to quit the Parc des Princes ground, which has been their home for almost 50 years, after city officials refused to sell the stadium to them. City mayor Anne Hidalgo said in an interview published in Saturday’s Parisien newspaper that the stadium “is not for … Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin is one win away from Lindsey Vonn’s record after 81st World Cup victory

That was Shiffrin’s fifth consecutive win — and she might not be done yet. With another slalom in Zagreb scheduled for Thursday, the 27-year-old could match compatriot Vonn’s record and secure her place in skiing history. Shiffrin is also only five wins away from equaling the overall record for World Cup wins, currently held by … Read more

From Messi’s triumph to Federer’s retirement: 2022’s top sport stories

From the moment Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup – the one major prize he had lacked – to the moment Roger Federer hung up his tennis racket, 2022 was a remarkable year in sport. FRANCE 24 looks back at all the highlights of the past 12 months. Pelé acknowledges the crowd before an African … Read more

In interview hours before his death, Franco Harris says ‘Immaculate Reception’ play ‘blows my mind’

Harris said his assignment was to block but he wound up going out for a pass when the fourth-down play broke down with 22 seconds left in the game. “You know what, when I watch the film I can’t remember anything of the play past just leaving the backfield,” Harris told host Christopher “Mad Dog” … Read more

‘We needed this’: Fans across Argentina celebrate after epic World Cup victory

Argentines let loose on Sunday and streets across the country became places of celebration after an epic World Cup final in which the national team beat France on penalties. It was the country’s third World Cup title, and the first since 1986. “I’m very happy, we really deserved this. The team suffered quite a bit, … Read more

Live updates: France vs Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final

Ukraine is criticizing FIFA for refusing to show a video message from President Volodymyr Zelensky in Qatar’s Lusail Stadium ahead of the World Cup final Sunday. The video, which was recorded in English, was meant to be an “appeal for peace,” according to a written statement provided to CNN by Ukraine’s presidential office Saturday. “Qatar supported the President’s … Read more

December 17, 2022 coverage of the World Cup

It’s impossible to ignore the storyline: Argentina soccer legend Lionel Messi is playing in his final World Cup match Sunday against Kylian Mbappé, the 23-year-old superstar who is quickly becoming the face of the game. But in remarks to the media Saturday, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni downplayed the superstar faceoff, emphasizing that tomorrow’s World Cup … Read more

Croatia beat Morocco in World Cup third-place playoff

Issued on: 17/12/2022 – 18:15 Croatia defeated Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third place play-off on Saturday, with Mislav Orsic curling home the winner. 2022 FIFA World Cup © FMM graphics studio Josko Gvardiol, one of the stars of the tournament in Qatarheaded Croatia into the lead in the seventh minute at the Khalifa … Read more

Live updates: Argentina vs Croatia and other World Cup news

Julián Álvarez of Argentina celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi after scoring their second goal against Croatia at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 in a dominating performance to secure the first spot in Sunday’s World Cup final. The two Argentinian forwards — Julián Álvarez and Lionel Messi — were the … Read more

December 10, 2022 coverage of the World Cup

France celebrates at 2-1 over England at Al-Bayt Stadium. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) A physical match with a tense atmosphere in Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar ended in a 2-1 victory for defending World Cup champion France over rival England. In a tournament that’s featured all-world play from superstar Kylian Mbappé, it was France’s Olivier Giroud … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully

Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for more than six decades, died at his home Tuesday in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, at 94. The Dodgers held a pre-game ceremony to commemorate the Hall of Famer ahead of their game against the San Diego Padres, with players and staff standing on the field … Read more

Los Angeles Angels equal inauspicious MLB record as they score 7 solo home runs — but still lose

In what has been a tough season for the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday night was another painful outing. From a positive angle, the team hit seven solo home runs, tied for the most in a game by any team all-time. However, the Angels eventually lost against the Oakland Atheltics 8-7 in Anaheim, California, and in … Read more

NFL ‘does not care about the rights of women’ says attorney for Deshaun Watson’s accusers after suspension announced

Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” attorney Tony Buzbee attacked the investigation, saying he hopes the NFL will appeal the case, but his clients are angered and disappointed by the lenient suspension handed down by a disciplinary officer. “Don’t expect the NFL to do anything heroic here,” Buzbee said. Watson was suspended on Monday for six … Read more

Late NBA great Bill Russell ‘leaves a giant example for us all,’ says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Russell, an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and the league’s first Black head coach, died on Sunday aged 88. He was also a prominent civil rights activist, marching alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, denouncing racial segregation and supporting Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be drafted … Read more

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s suspension decision expected to come Monday, per reports

CBS Sports and ESPN cite sources who say retired judge Sue L. Robinson’s decision on Watson’s suspension will be announced on Monday. The NFL has reportedly been pushing for a full season suspension. On Sunday night, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Watson released a joint statement, saying they will not appeal, regardless of the … Read more

Commonwealth Games cycling velodrome cleared after spectacular crash into crowd

Team England’s Matt Walls and Isle of Man’s Matt Bostock were involved in the crash along with several other riders. Walls was catapulted over the barriers and into the crowd at the Lee Valley VeloPark, the 24-year-old receiving treatment for more than 40 minutes before leaving in an ambulance. “Following a crash in the cycling … Read more

Arizona Cardinals remove ‘independent study’ clause from star QB Kyler Murray contract as he calls questions about work ethic ‘disrespectful’

“After seeing the distraction it created, we removed the addendum from the contract,” the statement from the team, which CNN obtained, said. “It was clearly perceived in ways that were never intended. Our confidence in Kyler Murray is as high as it’s ever been and nothing demonstrates our belief in his ability to lead this … Read more