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Tennis: Canada's 'Queen B' feted by hometown crowd

Newly-minted U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu received a hero's welcome on Sunday, arriving back in her hometown of Mississauga, Canada, for a celebratory rally, as Canadians embraced their very own #SheTheNorth.

Ten-man Hammers hold on for point at Villa

West Ham United, reduced to 10 men for the final 23 minutes, held on for a goalless draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday.

Manchester City are the best team in the world, says Klopp

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp declared Manchester City as the best team in the world even though the Premier League champions have yet to win Europe's premier club competition.

Athletics: Coleman and Lyles head U.S. world championship team

Sprint favourites Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles and women's 400 metres hurdles world record holder Dalilah Muhammad headline a 141-member U.S. team for this month's world athletics championships, USA Track and Field announced on Monday.

Messi could make Barca return against Dortmund

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi could make his comeback from injury against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions League.

Italian pundit dropped after Lukaku banana comment

A veteran Italian pundit has been told he will not be invited back onto one of the country's Sunday night round table programmes after suggesting Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku could only be stopped by giving him bananas to eat.

Tennis: Federer will not be 'destroyed' if Rafa reaches 20, says Luthi

Roger Federer will not be losing any sleep over whether rival Rafa Nadal can match his men's record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, according to his long-term coach Severin Luthi.

Athletics: South African sprinter Horn handed provisional doping ban

South Africa's fastest female sprinter Carina Horn has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the IAAF's Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday.

Real Madrid's Marcelo to miss PSG Champions League clash

Real Madrid defender Marcelo will miss the Champions League Group A clash at Paris St. Germain on Wednesday after sustaining a back injury, the club said.

United keeper De Gea signs new long-term deal

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least June 2023, the Premier League club said on Monday.

If marathons weren't hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs.

CAF rejects Wydad appeal over Champions League final result

The appeal by Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca over the result of the second leg of their 2018-19 African Champions League final against Esperance of Tunisia has been rejected by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Rudiger ruled out for Chelsea on Lampard's big night

Frank Lampard is proud to be leading Chelsea back into the Champions League but will be without defender Antonio Rudiger for Tuesday's clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool none the wiser over Club World Cup opponents after draw

European champions Liverpool were left waiting to see who they will face in the Club World Cup semi-finals after Monday's draw pitted them against four potential opponents.

Prince Abdullah wins Sheffield United ownership battle

Sheffield United's Kevin McCabe has been ordered by a High Court to sell his 50% share in the English soccer team to co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Matic vows to fight for Manchester United spot after first start of the season

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is frustrated by his limited playing opportunities at the start of the Premier League campaign but will continue to fight for his place in the team.

Former Manchester United executive Reigle takes over as Formula E CEO

Former Manchester United commercial director Jamie Reigle is taking over from Alejandro Agag as Formula E's chief executive with immediate effect, the all-electric racing series announced on Monday.

Tennis: Pliskova qualifies for WTA Finals in Shenzhen

World number two Karolina Pliskova has become the second singles player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen after top-ranked Ash Barty, the WTA Tour said on Monday.

Cricket: Prolific Smith says 'pretty cooked' after Ashes effort

Run-machine Steve Smith described himself as being "pretty cooked" after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England.

Endurance athlete completes longest ocean swim

Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim on Sunday, covering the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes, according to the official website tracking his progress.