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  • Man's first steps on the Moon, reported live by AFP

    It was 10:56 pm at mission control in Houston on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon.

  • Morgan century leads England to 45-run win

    Eoin Morgan’s 10th one-day international century provided the batting foundation while seamers Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes took four wickets each as England defeated the West Indies by 45 runs in the series opener on Friday.

  • BD rolls out welcome for unusual sport on skates

    If basketball and soccer had a baby and put it on skates, it might look like roll ball, a little-known sport whose top performers worldwide vied for the championship in Bangladesh over the past week.

  • NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief

    NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for "urgent" reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday.

  • New Zealand's Martin Guptill

    Guptill out for three South Africa matches

    New Zealand's in-form opening batsman Martin Guptill will miss the first three matches of South Africa's tour after suffering a hamstring injury, officials said Wednesday.

  • Refreshed Barca seek to continue Cup dominance

    Holders Barcelona have a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final in sight when Atletico Madrid visit the Camp Nou on Tuesday with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 semi-final, first leg deficit.

  • Second NZ-Aus ODI washed out

    Rain and a damp outfield forced the abandonment of the second one-day international between New Zealand and Australia without a ball being bowled in Napier on Thursday.

  • Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

    Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

  • Liverpool deny Chelsea, Watford stun Gunners

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet went from zero to hero as Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield, while Arsenal's title challenge was torpedoed by Watford's shock 2-1 win on Tuesday.

  • Wood gets England Lions call for Sri Lanka

    England fast bowler Mark Wood was a late addition Monday to the second-string Lions squad for their one-day series against Sri Lanka 'A' in the sub-continent in March.

  • Guptill out of second Aus ODI

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will miss the second one-day international against Australia because of a hamstring twinge, team officials said Tuesday.

  • Remarkable Stoinis ton not enough for Aus

    Marcus Stoinis scored his maiden one-day century but it was not enough to give an undermanned Australia an astonishing victory in the opening match of their one-day series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Monday.

  • Morgan calls for DRS in T20s after Root howler

    Eoin Morgan has called for cricket's Decision Review System (DRS) to be used in Twenty20 internationals after a final over umpiring error cost England victory in the second match of their series against India.

  • Ronaldo takes Real four clear

    Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged off the boos of his own supporters to fire Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday as Zinedine Zidane's side took advantage of slip ups by Barcelona and Sevilla to open up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga.

  • Premier League stars tackle weak pound

    The Premier League's star imports are demanding huge pay rises as clubs' TV revenues rocket, Chinese teams entice them with mega wages -- and the pound slumps ahead of Brexit.

  • Manchester City

    Guardiola seeks FA Cup lift

    A potential FA Cup banana skin awaits Pep Guardiola as he takes his inconsistent Manchester City team to Crystal Palace in the fourth round on Saturday.

  • Real Madrid's ruthlessness will return

    Real Madrid will recover their killer instinct in front of goal, coach Zinedine Zidane warned as his side's treble ambitions ended with elimination from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Celta Vigo on Wednesday.

  • NZ want run-out review after odd dismissal

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has called for a review of run-out rules following the bizarre dismissal of Neil Wagner in the second Test against Bangladesh.

  • Hayden, Boon inducted into Aus Hall of Fame

    Test greats David Boon, Matthew Hayden and the late Betty Wilson will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame this week, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.

  • Barca end Sociedad hoodoo

    Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.

  • Man Utd dethrone Real as cash kings

    Manchester United's relative failure on the pitch has not been reflected off it as for the first time in over a decade they top Deloitte's Football Money League for revenue in the 2015/16 season.

  • Healthy Nadal overcomes Mayer

    Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday.

  • Sizzling Serena comes back with bang

    Serena Williams exploded any doubts about her form on Tuesday as she swept into the Australian Open second round on her return to Grand Slam action.

  • Elton John leads tributes to ex-Eng boss Taylor

    Rock star Elton John led the tributes to former England manager Graham Taylor on Thursday, saying the man he saw as a brother had turned his beloved team Watford into a European contender.

  • Shakib smashes his way to the top

    Shakib responded brilliantly with the bat to notch the highest score in Test cricket for Bangladesh with 217 runs on 13 January, 2017 at Wellington. The lefthander faced only 276 balls in his blistering innings, and smacked 31 fours, especially square on both sides of the field.

  • Murray, Kerber top seeds at Aus Open

    World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open with organisers aligning with the current rankings.

  • The Djoker with the bat: Warne’s test

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia and former Australian cricketer Shane Warne took part in a game during a charity event in Melbourne.

  • Adams appointed new West Indies director

    West Indies turned to former batsman Jimmy Adams to help rebuild the side as he was named their new director of cricket on Tuesday after signing a three-year deal.

  • Boult back to boost NZ tour sweep bid

    Bowling spearhead Trent Boult could return as the sole change for New Zealand in the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington on Thursday.

  • Griezmann sees Atletico into Cup quarters

    Antoine Griezmann struck for the third time in as many games in 2017 as Atletico Madrid secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 3-2 at home to Las Palmas on Tuesday.

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