• Roger Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time
Roger Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time

The victor of the tie will meet Switzerland in Saturday's final, meaning Matt Ebden needs to upset world No.4 Alexander Zverev in the men's singles rubber to keep Australia's hopes alive. "It's great fun. I'm happy, I'm proud to represent my country". Zverev was gracious in defeat. "We will remember it for the rest of our lives, especially ho...

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  • LeBron James leads pack in early All-Star voting
LeBron James leads pack in early All-Star voting

The fan voting accounts for 50 per cent of the final determination of the 10 All-Star starters, with voting by current National Basketball Association players and a media panel each accounting for 25 per cent. After leading the East All-Stars a year ago, LeBron James could win the captaincy for the West All-Stars this season. Among all of t...

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  • Federer emerges victorious in historic clash with Williams
Federer emerges victorious in historic clash with Williams

Watched on by her daughter Alexis Olympia, the sweet-hitting Williams found her groove through an array of powerful forehand winners to overwhelm the 97th-ranked British player. Williams and Federer served strongly and were unable to return any of each other's serves in the first set. "It gives me so many problems". "It could have easily gone thr...

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  • LeBron James To Miss A Further Three Games For LA Lakers
LeBron James To Miss A Further Three Games For LA Lakers

It's clearly a matter of opinion, but hey, James is entitled to his. After all, the Lakers star forward does have "Chosen One" tattooed on his back. LeBron James' decision to call himself the "GOAT" -- that's Greatest of All-Time for those who are blissfully unaware of such fun acronyms -- did not sit well with Celtics legend Kevin McHale.

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  • Pakistan batsmen struggling with mind games: Arthur
Pakistan batsmen struggling with mind games: Arthur

I haven't been back to South Africa in a cricketing capacity since 2010. I understand that if it is happening on days four and five because that's what happens in Test cricket: wickets deteriorate significantly and so they should, but it shouldn't make your first innings a lottery, and I think that batting here in the first innings is extremely t...

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  • Liverpool still in box seat despite City loss - former captains
Liverpool still in box seat despite City loss - former captains

Fernandinho, who was among City's finest performers at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, said: "Four points is going to be interesting for the rest of the season for both teams". That is normal. Now it is about how we react and I am sure we will react properly. "If you lose 2-0 or you lose 3-1, whatever, you're top of the league".

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  • Justin Fields pens note to Georgia fans on Twitter
Justin Fields pens note to Georgia fans on Twitter

Friday night, after it was announced he would be leaving Athens to become a Buckeye, Fields penned a letter to fans on Twitter. Georgia's offense used Fields as a utility option, playing him in 12 of 14 games. The true freshman was unable to claim the starting job from incumbent Jake Fromm , seeing action in every game this past year outside o...

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  • Solanke leaves Liverpool for Bournemouth
Solanke leaves Liverpool for Bournemouth

A host of other Premier League clubs were said to be interested in Solanke, but Bournemouth have now secured a deal for the highly-rated England youth global. I can't wait to get going". 'He has done very well for England at various age groups, has a huge amount of potential and I'm really excited about working with him'.

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  • Pujara bats on in Sydney to frustrate Australia
Pujara bats on in Sydney to frustrate Australia

India captain Virat Kohli declared at the fall of Jadeja's wicket for 81, bowled by Lyon in the 168th over, which ended a 204-run partnership with Pant, who finished 159 not out. "Every hundred which is scored in worldwide level is special for me because I have just started my career", Pant said. "You've got to tip your cap to India".

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  • Jon Jones Reacts To 2nd-Placed P4P-Rankings Spot Behind DC
Jon Jones Reacts To 2nd-Placed P4P-Rankings Spot Behind DC

My family and I came to Santa Monica after the fights to unwind, unplug and put the focus on those handsome things that matter most in my life. That's a pretty great attitude to have, especially these days in MMA when fighters too often inject themselves into stories that aren't theirs or moments that shouldn't be about them.

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  • Bulls Waive Cam Payne, Want To Find New Destination For MarShon Brooks
Bulls Waive Cam Payne, Want To Find New Destination For MarShon Brooks

That, as much as anything else, is what the Bulls parted with Thursday night. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team during the 2011-12 season. According to The Athletic, Brooks and his agent are working with Chicago in hopes the team will trade him to another team. It has always been thought that the Bulls would try end rid themselves ...

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  • Urban Meyer goes out victor in final game at Ohio State
Urban Meyer goes out victor in final game at Ohio State

The second ranked Ohio State offense totaled 549 yards and 43.5 points with 373 yards coming through the air. It's rather remarkable that, given all his success with Ohio State - 82-9, 54-4 in Big Ten play with three conference titles and a national championship - this is the first time Urban Meyer has led the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl....

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  • 'Fighter' Djokovic into Qatar quarter-finals after scare
'Fighter' Djokovic into Qatar quarter-finals after scare

Cruising through his opening match against Damir Dzumhur , Djokovic went and followed it up with a harder fought three-set victory over Marton Fucsovics . Khachanov, the third seed, finished last season ranked at a career-time high of number 11 and was the man who ended Djokovic's 22-match winning streak in Paris.

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  • Sarri reveals he has no control over transfers at Chelsea
Sarri reveals he has no control over transfers at Chelsea

Higuain is now on loan with Serie A giants AC Milan , with an arrangement in place with parent club Juventus which states he can sign permanently in the summer. We have to try to solve the problem. The rumour mill was abuzz recently about a possible swap between Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata, but it seems that that may not happen in th...

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  • James Harden drains game-winner to beat Warriors in overtime
James Harden drains game-winner to beat Warriors in overtime

He did so with about three seconds left on the clock, while swarmed by two defenders - Klay Thompson to his left and Draymond Green in front of him. It also marked his ninth-straight game with at least 35 points and five assists, an National Basketball Association record. "All of them are awful feelings, losing at home", said Curry, whose 35-...

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  • WADA athletes body seeks Russian Federation ban over missed deadline
WADA athletes body seeks Russian Federation ban over missed deadline

Sanctions against Russia's doping control agency, Rusada, were controversially lifted in September on the basis that WADA would be granted full access to its laboratories by the end of previous year. Travis Tygart, chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency. "In doing this WADA guaranteed Russian Federation would turn over the evidence ...

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  • Bale nowhere near being a Real Madrid leader - Mijatovic
Bale nowhere near being a Real Madrid leader - Mijatovic

However, Cazorla struck again with eight minutes of normal time remaining to ensure the game finished 2-2 , meaning Santiago Solari's side could only close to within seven points of league leaders Barcelona . "Now we have to be ready for Sunday, against Real Sociedad at home". "It is a hard time to play, returning after the holidays, we onl...

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  • Domestic violence charge against Redskins LB Reuben Foster dropped
Domestic violence charge against Redskins LB Reuben Foster dropped

The Redskins promptly took the public-relations hit and brought him in, though he resides on the commissioner's exempt list . Washington paid Foster $257,350 over the final five weeks of the season. "Some have wondered why we still think Mr. Foster hurt his girlfriend when she said that he didn't". 'I was pissed and I wanted to end him, ' Enni...

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  • Here is how Floyd Mayweather earned $9m in 139 seconds
Here is how Floyd Mayweather earned $9m in 139 seconds

I don't look forward to coming back to boxing. What if I told you I was making $9,000,000 for 9 minutes of sparring in Tokyo Japan would you do the same if you were me? The American boxing legend earned his $9 million dollars fight money without much fuzz on Monday, sending the local kickboxing star the canvas three times in the first two min...

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  • Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament
Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament

You have to protect the sportsman.' Costa added: 'Many players say that this Davis Cup is better, and over the time all the tennis players will realize that before they had to play four weeks to win the Davis, and now two or one. He may have missed a chance to play Rafael Nadal at the Brisbane International . "I want to feel myself competiti...

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