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Athletics: Cheruiyot stands in way of fourth London title for Keitany

Kenya's Mary Keitany will seek to match Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen's tally of four London Marathon titles on Sunday but, unlike her compatriot Eliud Kipchoge, bidding for a fourth win in the men's race, she is by no means the hot favourite.

Tennis: Osaka breezes past Hsieh to reach Stuttgart last eight

World number one Naomi Osaka made a winning start to her claycourt season by beating Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei 6-4 6-3 on Thursday to move into the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Soccer: United miles behind as City and Liverpool take title to the wire

The North West can claim to be the current capital of English football but while Liverpool and Manchester City head into the finale of an extraordinary Premier League title race, the biggest brand of all, Manchester United, are in crisis.

Soccer: Clubs invited to discuss 'pyramidal pan-European league'

More than 200 European clubs have been invited to an assembly in June to discuss the future of UEFA competition including the idea of a "pyramidal Pan European League System."

Soccer: Milan looking over their shoulders in 50 million euro race

AC Milan are in danger of being swallowed up by the pack as five Serie A teams battle for a single Champions League slot and with it an estimated 50 million euros ($56 million) of extra revenue.

Soccer: Title homecoming awaits untouchable Barcelona

Barcelona can clinch the Liga title with victory at home to relegation-threatened Levante on Saturday -- the first step in what they hope will be a clean sweep of trophies this season.

Soccer: Liverpool eye 97-point total but it may not be enough

Liverpool will smash the 90-point barrier in the Premier League for the first time unless already-relegated Huddersfield Town produce the biggest shock of the season and avoid defeat at Anfield on Friday.

Cricket: South Africa sweat on injured Steyn for World Cup

South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt.

Cricket: South Africa sweat on injured Steyn for World Cup

South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt.

Leitch: From 'the foreign kid' to captain of Japan's national rugby team

Landing in northern Japan as a 15-year-old from New Zealand, Michael Leitch stood out in his new classroom and on the rugby field.

Soccer: Manchester City, Liverpool dominate PFA team of the year

Defending champions Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Team of the Year announced on Thursday, claiming six out of 11 spots.

Soccer: Ruhr derby more than just a big game for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund go into Saturday's Ruhr valley clash against bitter rivals Schalke 04 with more than just bragging rights at stake in Germany's biggest derby.

Soccer: Lazio blame isolated elements for Mussolini banner, Bakayoko abuse

Lazio have blamed "isolated elements" after some of their supporters displayed a banner honouring Benito Mussolini and aimed racist insults at an AC Milan player in separate incidents before their Coppa Italia match.

Cricket: West Indies spinner Narine rues missed World Cup opportunity

Sunil Narine has still not given up hope of a return to international cricket after missing out on a spot in West Indies' World Cup squad due to injury, the spinner has said.

Golf: Tiger to return to Japan at Zozo Championship in October

Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time since 2006 to compete in the inaugural Zozo Championship in October, the Masters champion said on Wednesday.

Soccer: Juventus to ditch stripes after 116 years?

First it was the club emblem, where the distinctive bull was removed to make way for a minimalist white letter J on a black background.

Tennis: Andy Murray 'optimistic' he can play this year, says mother Judy

Andy Murray is "cautiously optimistic" he will be able to play tennis again this season after successfully undergoing hip surgery, his mother Judy has said.

Athletics: Farah in dispute with Gebrselassie over theft at Ethiopian's hotel

Britain's Mo Farah, who will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday, is in dispute with fellow distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie for failing to help him after he was robbed at a hotel in Addis Ababa owned by the Ethiopian.

Cricket: Russell named in West Indies World Cup squad, Pollard and Narine omitted

All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine failed to make the cut as West Indies announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday with Jason Holder set to lead the team for the tournament in England and Wales.

Motor racing: Formula One gives up on race in downtown Miami - Herald

Formula One and local organisers have given up on plans to hold a race in downtown Miami because of the disruption for businesses and residents, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday.

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