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Charles Leclerc has warned Ferrari fans not expect any miracles on Sunday after the Italian Formula One team was knocked out of the second phase of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Ferrari not expecting any miracles after poor Belgian GP showing

Charles Leclerc has warned Ferrari fans not expect any miracles on Sunday after the Italian Formula One team was knocked out of the second phase of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Barcelona in new turmoil after Lionel Messi tells club he wants to leave

Captain Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday, deepening the turmoil within the Catalan side less than two weeks after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka crushes Dayana Yastremska at Western and Southern Open

Naomi Osaka put on a solid serving performance to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3 6-1 at the Southern and Western Open on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals, where she will face Anett Kontaveit.
Ducati Corse's Andrea Dovizioso celebrates winning the race on the podium. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso wins Austrian GP after horror crash halts race

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso won an action-packed Austrian Grand Prix which was halted for 20 minutes after Franco Morbidelli’s Yamaha collided with the Avintia Ducati of Johann Zarco in Spielberg on Sunday.
The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium collapsed after the group declined to take up the Premier League’s offer of independent arbitration to decide who would own the club, the league’s chief executive said.

Newcastle takeover collapsed as Saudi consortium declined arbitration offer

The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium collapsed after the group declined to take up the Premier League’s offer of independent arbitration to decide who would own the club, the league’s chief executive Richard Masters said.
(Reuters) - Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday.

Shelby Rogers stuns Serena Williams at Top Seed Open

Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday.
Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe reacts after sustaining an injury, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS-Christian Hartmann

PSG beat 10-man St Etienne to win French Cup but Kylian Mbappe injured

Paris St Germain’s Neymar struck early to secure a 1-0 win over 10-man St Etienne as they claimed a record-extending 13th Coupe de France on Friday in a near empty stadium as French soccer came out of a four-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS-Massimo Pinca

Ronaldo brace puts Juventus on brink of another title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, the first a penalty awarded for handball, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio which put them on the brink of a ninth successive Serie A title on Monday.
Leeds United celebrate winning the Championship after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Action Images-Carl Recine EDITORIAL

Leeds beat Derby 3-1, Barnsley score late to keep survival bid alive

Champions Leeds United mounted a second half comeback to win 3-1 at Derby County while Barnsley’s hopes of staying up in the second-tier Championship were given a huge boost when they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 with a stoppage time goal on Sunday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with the trophy. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-Pool

Lewis Hamilton wins in Hungary to take championship lead

A masterful Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix in dominant style and for a record eighth time on Sunday to wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Sebastian Vettel says he has no intention of “running away” from the Ferrari Formula 1 team before the end of the 2020 season.

Red Bull and Racing Point say no room for Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull gave a “definite no” on Friday to four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of returning to them next year while rivals Racing Point politely closed another door to the German.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Paul Ellis-Pool via REUTERS

Jurgen Klopp: Dream is to have a team full of scousers

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club’s academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Alberto Lingria

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a penalty to help AC Milan to an emphatic 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday, severely denting the Serie A title hopes of their ragged opponents.
Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is launching a commission to help motorsport engage more young people from black backgrounds and drive diversity.

Lewis Hamilton launches commission to push diversity in motorsport

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is launching a commission to help motorsport engage more young people from black backgrounds and drive diversity.
Cricket - South Africa v Australia - Second ODI - Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa - March 4, 2020 South Africa's Janneman Malan and David Miller. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa plan for resumption by isolating players in bio-bubble

Cricket South Africa (CSA) plan to isolate players and support staff in a “bio-bubble” to minimise their exposure to COVID-19 and hasten a return to play.
A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to coronavirus pandemic

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday.
Olympic and World Champion long distance runner Mo Farah exercises in Richmond Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain May 12, 2020. REUTERS-Dylan Martinez

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defence

Multiple Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 20 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka using lockdown to conquer inner demons

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness.

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More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations' Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters news agency.

China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang – researchers

China is running hundreds of detention centres in northwest Xinjiang across a network that is much bigger than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday by an Australian think tank.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says there will be more pressure on Manchester United in Sunday’s crunch clash at the King Power Stadium as they “need” rather than want to be in the Champions League.

Brendan Rodgers happy with Kelechi Iheanacho, others despite losing to Arsenal

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s impressed with the effort of Kelechi Iheanacho and other players who featured against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez is willing to take a pay cut to re-join Athletic Club Bilbao this month but negotiations have stalled, as per Marca.

Bayern star ready to accept pay cut for La Liga return

Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez is willing to take a pay cut to re-join Athletic Club Bilbao this month but negotiations have stalled, as per Marca.
AKRON, OH - AUGUST 02: Tiger Woods reacts after making birdie on the 18th green during World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 2, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods to defend Zozo Championship title next month

Tiger Woods will defend his Zozo Championship title next month at Sherwood Country Club in California, the PGA Tour said on Wednesday.

Man in court over alleged N770,000 fraud

A 26-year-old man, Ahmed Ibrahim, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for alleged N770,000 fraud.