• British PM sends unsigned letter seeking Brexit delay
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    British PM sends unsigned letter seeking Brexit delay

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reluctantly wrote to Brussels late Saturday asking for a Brexit extension after MPs voted to force him into seeking a delay beyond October 31. The Conservative leader also sent a second signed letter insisting he was not seeking an extension to the Brexit deadline

  • Calls mount for Cheika to go after Wallabies 'flogging'
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    Calls mount for Cheika to go after Wallabies 'flogging'

    Australian rugby has been "plunged back into the darkness" by their "humiliating" quarter-final World Cup exit, domestic media said Sunday, with calls for coach Michael Cheika to be quickly replaced. The Wallabies were thumped by their old enemy England 40-16, in what the Sydney

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    Teen Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

    Zion Williamson has excited NBA fans like no rookie since LeBron James, but knee injuries before his debut have also brought worries about the New Orleans Pelicans teen star. An incredible pre-season run saw Williamson average 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game in four games for the Pelicans

  • Teen Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron
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    Teen Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

    Zion Williamson has excited NBA fans like no rookie since LeBron James, but knee injuries before his debut have also brought worries about the New Orleans Pelicans teen star. An incredible pre-season run saw Williamson average 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game in four games for the Pelicans

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    LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

    The first chapter in the most compelling storyline of the new NBA season will be written on Tuesday as LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers face off against Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers. Nearly 10 years after Los Angeles last celebrated an NBA championship, the Californian metropolis

  • LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'
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    LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

    The first chapter in the most compelling storyline of the new NBA season will be written on Tuesday as LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers face off against Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers. Nearly 10 years after Los Angeles last celebrated an NBA championship, the Californian metropolis

  • All Blacks rated 'god-like' as New Zealand celebrates
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    All Blacks rated 'god-like' as New Zealand celebrates

    The All Blacks were hailed as playing rugby the way "the gods want" as New Zealand celebrated an overwhelming seven-try victory against Ireland in the World Cup quarter-finals. New Zealand media raised doubts that England will be able to stem the black tide when they meet next weekend in the

  • Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney
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    Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

    The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly direct from New York to Sydney in the first

  • Chen wins third straight Skate America crown
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    Chen wins third straight Skate America crown

    Nathan Chen grabbed his third straight Skate America Grand Prix title on Saturday, delivering three quadruple jumps in a crowd-pleasing free skate to seal the gold. The 20-year-old American, winner of the last two World titles, took a lead of more than six points into the closing free skate, where his

  • Curfew in Santiago after Chileans continue clashes with police
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    Curfew in Santiago after Chileans continue clashes with police

    Chileans angry over social and economic issues clashed with security forces for a second day Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to quell the worst violence in years in one of Latin America's most stable countries. Authorities announced a curfew in Santiago starting at 0100 GMT Sunday

  • Rooney falls in MLS farewell, champs Atlanta advance
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    Rooney falls in MLS farewell, champs Atlanta advance

    Former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was routed in his Major League Soccer farewell match on Saturday as Toronto FC ripped DC United 5-1 in the first round of the playoffs. Rooney, who turns 34 on Thursday, assisted on a second-half stoppage time equalizer that forced 30 extra minutes

  • Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca
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    Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

    Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday. Nadal, the 19-time grand slam champion, tied the knot with 31-year-old Perello at La Fortaleza, with a reported 350 guests invited to a private ceremony. Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014

  • Messi, Suarez, Griezmann all on target for Barca as Atletico held
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    Messi, Suarez, Griezmann all on target for Barca as Atletico held

    Barcelona's 'MSG' strike force is finally clicked into gear as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in a ruthless 3-0 victory over Eibar on Saturday. Griezmann's place in the newly-formed attacking trident has not been secure but the Frenchman opened the scoring

  • Aussies Campbell, McKeon roar into International Swimming League
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    Aussies Campbell, McKeon roar into International Swimming League

    Australian Olympic gold medallists Cate Campbell and Emma McKeon made their International Swimming League debuts on Saturday, helping propel the London Roar to the lead on the opening day of competition in Lewisville, Texas. The third stop on the fledgling pro swimming circuit saw four the league'

  • IMF chief says building 'peer pressure' to follow trade rules
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    IMF chief says building 'peer pressure' to follow trade rules

    With trade tensions undermining confidence and global growth, economic leaders are increasingly pushing each other to fix the shortcomings that fueled the disputes, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Saturday. As the United States and China remain engulfed in a massive tariff battle and with Brexit

  • UK's Johnson asks for Brexit delay, but argues against it
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    UK's Johnson asks for Brexit delay, but argues against it

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. A law passed by Parliament last month set a late-night deadline for the government to send a letter asking the EU for

  • Party quits Lebanon govt after third day of protests
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    Party quits Lebanon govt after third day of protests

    A Lebanese Christian party quit the coalition government Saturday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption. After protesters marched in Beirut, Tripoli and other cities, Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese forces

  • Ronaldo hits 701st goal as Juventus pull clear in Serie A
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    Ronaldo hits 701st goal as Juventus pull clear in Serie A

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic sealed a 2-1 win for Juventus over Bologna to consolidate top spot in Serie A on Saturday. Ronaldo was presented with a special jersey before kick-off to mark his 700th career goal scored playing for Portugal during the week. The 34-year-old hit his 701st after

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    Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool ahead of Man Utd showdown

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not resist a sly dig at Liverpool ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Sunday, reminding the Premier League leaders of their 30-year wait to be crowned champions. Struggling United trail their fierce rivals by 15 points but Solskjaer is keen to remind those connected

  • Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool ahead of Man Utd showdown
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    Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool ahead of Man Utd showdown

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not resist a sly dig at Liverpool ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Sunday, reminding the Premier League leaders of their 30-year wait to be crowned champions. Struggling United trail their fierce rivals by 15 points but Solskjaer is keen to remind those connected

  • The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay
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    The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay

    The British government has formally asked the European Union for a delay to Brexit — but also sent a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing against it. Johnson was forced to request a delay after Parliament voted to delay a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal. A law passed last month

  • Dortmund beat Bundesliga leaders Gladbach, Bayern held by Augsburg
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    Dortmund beat Bundesliga leaders Gladbach, Bayern held by Augsburg

    Borussia Dortmund beat top-of-the-table Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to jump to fourth in the Bundesliga on Saturday, level with Bayern Munich who earlier dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Augsburg. The top of the Bundesliga grew even more congested with the top nine separated by just two points. Of