Australian Caleb Ewan picked up his first Tour de France stage win in a mass sprint at Toulouse on Wednesday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the overall lead.
South Africa will field eight black players in a starting XV for the first time when they face Australia on Saturday in the opening round of the 2019 Rugby Championship in Johannesburg.
Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky will spearhead a powerful US assault when the swimming world championships begin on Sunday, with the Americans looking to make a big statement before next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Cambodia will face off against the highest-ranked team in Asia, after the draw for the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers and 2023 AFC Cup Joint-Qualifiers was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
England have given Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his country’s historic World Cup triumph, but pace bowler Mark Wood will be sidelined for between four and six weeks.
Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane will renew their Premier League rivalry for a second time in Egypt, with Africa Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor of Friday’s final between Algeria and Senegal.
Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt signed on Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of €75 million ($84.2 million), the Italian champions have said. AFP
Virtually untouchable when on song, breaststroke king Adam Peaty spearheads a potent British team when the world swimming championships begin on Sunday in Gwangju, South Korea.
Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford said on Tuesday his riders were perfectly poised for another Tour de France win at the halfway stage after 10 rollercoaster stages so far.
Armed with a wooden knife and shield, a teenage girl fends off four sword-wielding boys with high-flying kicks in an action-packed homage to Thailand’s neglected swordfighting tradition.