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Mohammad Amir completed a five-wicket innings haul and West Indies captain Jason Holder reached a fifth half-century as the home side reached 278 for nine in their first innings on a rain-ruined second day of the first Test against Pakistan at Sabina P…

Four-time defending Moto Grand Prix of the Americas champion Marc Marquez captured his fifth consecutive event pole in dramatic style Saturday, edging series leader Maverick Vinales on his final qualifying lap.Honda rider Marquez saved the best for las…

Former NFL running back Glen Coffee is attempting a comeback after spending seven years away from the gridiron, the past four of them serving in the US Army.The league reinstated the 29-year-old and he was then waived by the San Francisco 49ers, with w…

Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid’s hero once more as he struck 17 minutes from time to snatch a 1-0 win away to Espanyol on Saturday.Atletico were outplayed for large spells and were also thankful to goalkeeper Jan Oblak as he made a brilliant sav…

Montpellier ran in eight tries to move second in the French Top 14 with a humiliating 54-3 defeat of reigning champions Racing 92 on Saturday.

Jake White’s side are one point ahead of third-placed Clermont with two games to play as they target direct qualification for the Top 14 semi-finals next month.

Leaders La Rochelle are nine points ahead of Montpellier who they host next weekend.

Racing 92 stay sixth in the final play-off spot but have no room for manoeuvre in their final two games against Stade Français and Bordeaux-Bègles.

The match was rescheduled after the players’ strike over the now abandoned merger plan between Paris rivals Racing and Stade Francais.

But it was a fall back to earth for Racing who suffered their first defeat since the controversy after solid wins over Clermont, Pau and Toulouse.

Montpellier continued the punishment they inflicted on now relegated pair Grenoble (54-14) and Bayonne (61-22) during their last two matches.

White’s troops were in total command throughout assuring a bonus point after just 17 minutes.

Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo resisted two tackles to touch down on four minutes, and then helped centre Kélian Galletier (8) and South African hooker Bismarck Du Plessis (17) score two more tries.

The hosts defence was solid despite Nadolo’s temporary sin binning with Racing’s only points from a Dan Carter penalty on 14 minutes at the Altrad Stadium.

After the break it was all one-way traffic with five more tries including a quickfire double from Montpellier’s new South African fly-half Willie Du Plessis.

Humiliated Racing leave Montpellier with a similar whipping as last year 60-7.

World 400 metres record-holder Wayde van Niekerk surged to a best 200m time this year of 19.90 seconds when winning the South African championships title in Potchefstroom Saturday.Van Niekerk set the track alight, dipping below 20 seconds for the secon…

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs because of a right big toe injury, the club announced Saturday.Griffin injured the plantar plate on the bottom of the toe in the first half of the Clippers’ 111…

Five-time world champion Ronnie “Rocket” O’Sullivan said Saturday he sees himself as more pop singer James Blunt than The Rolling Stones.The mercurial 41-year-old was speaking after he steamrollered 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy 13-7 in their grudge…

Eden Hazard fired Chelsea into the FA Cup final as the Belgian’s blistering strike ensured Antonio Conte’s selection gamble paid off in his side’s dramatic 4-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday.Blues boss Conte sprang a major surprise by starting with Haz…

Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich are holding their breath over David Alaba for Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund after the Austria international injured his knee.Alaba switched from left-back to central defence, but limped o…

A goal apiece from Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria gave Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 win over Montpellier to send the champions top of Ligue 1 for the first time this season on Saturday.PSG now have 80 points from 34 games to top Ligue 1 provisionally w…

Thiago Alcantara’s second-half equaliser rescued Bayern Munich in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Mainz as the runaway Bundesliga leaders twice came from behind.Having bowed out of the Champions League quarter-finals 6-3 on aggregate following Tuesday’s…

Rafael Nadal beat David Goffin 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday in a controversial semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters to put himself on the brink of a 10th title at the clay court showpiece.The 30-year-old defending champion will face Spanish compatriot Albert …

Second-half tries from Mako Vunipola and Chris Wyles sent title-holders Saracens into the European Champions Cup final as they beat Munster 26-10 at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road on Saturday.Although they led only 6-3 at half-time, Saracens — also the reign…

West Ham moved one step closer to safety and Everton moved above Arsenal into sixth place after the two sides played out a 0-0 stalemate at the London Stadium.Neither side was able to find a way to break the deadlock with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku …

Antonio Conte made an FA Cup selection gamble as the Chelsea manager left Diego Costa and Eden Hazard out of the starting line-up for Saturday’s semi-final against Tottenham.With Premier League leaders Chelsea playing a crucial fixture against Southamp…

Swiss Timea Bacsinszky beat Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets to pull the scores level at 1-1 in the Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday.The 27-year-old Bacsinszky won 6-4, 7-5 in her first ever meeting with the Belarus teenager in one hour 42 min…

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban.The former world number one was controversially handed a wi…

Luis Enrique says his last Clasico in charge of Barcelona at Real Madrid on Sunday is a must-win for the reigning La Liga champions.Anything other than a Barca victory at the Santigao Bernabeu would more or less hand Madrid their first Spanish league t…