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Soccer: Newcastle beaten in added time by Wolves after sending off

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Soccer: Bale strike gives Madrid narrow win over struggling Huesca

Gareth Bale ended a three-month goal drought in La Liga to give Real Madrid a nervy 1-0 win away to basement club Huesca on Sunday, taking his side back into the top four at the expense of Alaves.

Soccer: Zapata hat-trick ends Nicola's Udinese honeymoon

Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 Serie A win away to his former side Udinese who suffered their first defeat under new coach Davide Nicola on Sunday.

Soccer: New Saints boss wants good habits instilled this week

Southampton's new manager Ralph Hasenhuettl wants to use a first full week of training to drum good habits into his relegation-threatened squad.

Soccer: Serie A throws up more late drama as Fiorentina draw 3-3

Serie A's remarkable weekend of dramatic finishes continued on Sunday as Fiorentina equalised in the sixth minute of stoppage time to draw 3-3 at Sassuolo after trailing 3-1.

Soccer: Newspapers help 'fuel racism', says Man City's Sterling

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling believes newspapers are helping "fuel racism" and "aggressive behaviour" with their portrayal of young black players.

Soccer: Guardiola 'delighted' with City display despite first defeat

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was "delighted" with his side's performance despite a first Premier League defeat of the season in a 2-0 loss at Chelsea on Saturday.

Golf: Oosthuizen romps to maiden South African Open win

Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen romped to a first-ever South African Open title after extending his overnight lead and finishing six shots clear after carding a final round 67 at the Randpark Golf Club on Sunday.

Afghanistan suspends officials after women's football team abuse investigation

Afghanistan's Attorney General has suspended the head of the Afghan Football Federation after a probe into allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women's football team, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Sunday.

Swimming: Top swimmers challenge FINA with lawsuit

Three world-class swimmers have filed a lawsuit in the United States, challenging what they allege is the monopoly world governing body FINA has over the control of international competitions.

Cricket: India close in on victory after Australia wobble

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to tear through Australia's top order and bring India within six wickets of victory on day four of the series-opening test on Sunday.

Cricket: Spin conundrum for New Zealand ahead of Sri Lanka challenge

New Zealand cricket coach Gary Stead has a conundrum ahead of him as he mulls over the selection of a spinner for the first test against Sri Lanka, with only one likely to be picked.

Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home

The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colours of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack.

Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November.

Soccer: Atlanta United win MLS Cup beating Portland in final

Atlanta United FC used a distinctly Latin flair to win the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final on Saturday, beating Portland Timbers 2-0 to bring the city a rare professional sporting trophy.

Soccer: Sampdoria snatch last-gasp draw at Lazio

Riccardo Saponara scored the latest Serie A goal since records began to earn Sampdoria a 2-2 draw at Lazio in a pulsating end to their match at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

Soccer: Tottenham climb back into third with win at Leicester

Tottenham Hotspur moved back into third place in the Premier League after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Soccer: Chelsea to review video footage after racism allegations

English Premier League club Chelsea have said they will review video footage following allegations that a supporter directed racist abuse towards Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during their match on Saturday.

Soccer: Messi says Ballon d'Or snub was no extra motivation

Lionel Messi insisted his fifth-place finish in Monday's Ballon d'Or awards was not a motivating factor behind his sensational performance in Barcelona's 4-0 thrashing of local rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday.

Soccer: Messi shines as Barca thrash Espanyol in derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday's Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga.

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