• Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closes in on No. 1 ranking
Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closes in on No. 1 ranking

Osaka burnished her reputation as one of the cleanest hitters of the ball in women's tennis by smacking winners nearly at will from both her forehand and backhand under the roof of the Rod Laver Arena which was closed due to extreme heat. She was, however, made to wait before she could celebrate her victory. "I don't necessarily think I played th...

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  • FC Barcelona announce signing of Ajax wonder kid Frenkie De Jong
FC Barcelona announce signing of Ajax wonder kid Frenkie De Jong

De Jong, who is already a Netherlands worldwide, has signed a five-year deal with LaLiga champions. De Jong becomes the third major Barca signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Jeison Murillo and Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Valencia and Sassuolo respectively.

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  • Sterling and Sané ensure Manchester City cruise to victory at Huddersfield
Sterling and Sané ensure Manchester City cruise to victory at Huddersfield

Fernandinho slots into midfield, while Ilkay Gundogan , Kevin De Bruyne , Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling all play. For the second consecutive week, City kicked off knowing Liverpool had already won their weekend fixture and that, consequently, the onus was back on his players to secure three points as well.

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  • Tournament of Champions: Eun-Hee Ji wins LPGA Tour season opener
Tournament of Champions: Eun-Hee Ji wins LPGA Tour season opener

Nelly Korda had an eagle and four birdies for a 65. The 21-year-old fired a bogey-free 66 - which featured five birdies - to sit in a share for the lead on 13-under. "She's one of those players that nothing really phases her", said Ko. Ko eventually reached the green with her fourth shot but then three-putted for a double-bogey 7.

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  • Raonic defeats Zverev in Australian Open
Raonic defeats Zverev in Australian Open

When Zverev lost his serve to trail 4-1 in the second set, he walked over to his chair and violently tomahawked his racquet into the court eight times - and then once more for good luck. 'I took yesterday off and didn't come on to a tennis court, after four hours on one on Thursday, ' Raonic said after the win. Zverev has become all too used to t...

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  • Serena Williams dumped out of Australian Open after sensational collapse
Serena Williams dumped out of Australian Open after sensational collapse

After serving an ace to bring up the first match point at 5-1, Williams rolled her ankle and put a forehand into the net. But the Czech can surely go out swinging in Friday's semi-final after surviving a major scare in the last eight. "Next time I'm up 5-1 against anybody, whether it's her or anyone, I just need to make sure I play lights out w...

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  • Sun stops play during first ODI between New Zealand and India
Sun stops play during first ODI between New Zealand and India

He was the ODI Player of the Year in 2017 and 2012, too. India arrived at the ground with captain Virat Kohli expecting 300-plus to be par but when his bowlers rolled New Zealand for 157 the outcome became a formality. He is just 4 runs shy of the 2nd position. The two were the most consistent performers during the ODI series down under. ...

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  • Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin
Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin

Yes, it's a nice position to be in, but I'm after bigger things. "For whatever reason as soon as I get down here in the desert I start playing some good golf ". "I'm in pretty disbelief right now, I don't really know what happened". Mickelson and Hadwin tied for second place with Talor Gooch finishing 4th one shot further back.

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  • Darren McFadden Reportedly Arrested For Drunk Driving At Whataburger
Darren McFadden Reportedly Arrested For Drunk Driving At Whataburger

The season before the Cowboys released Demarco Murray and McFadden came in and rushed for 1,089 yards. The 31-year-old was asleep behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at a Whataburger in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and it only got worse from there.

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  • Duke Basketball: Blue Devils, Cavaliers in Top-5 battle at Cameron
Duke Basketball: Blue Devils, Cavaliers in Top-5 battle at Cameron

His likely absence might be magnified because the Blue Devils (14-2, 3-1) are going up against the Atlantic Coast Conference's model of defensive efficiency - the fourth-ranked Cavaliers (16-0, 4-0), who now have a productive offense to match.

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  • Eagles give Foles $1M bonus despite coming up short
Eagles give Foles $1M bonus despite coming up short

Minor discomfort in the locker room will only strengthen them as they head into an offseason where tweaks, not major changes, are on the minds of an organization coming off of another strong campaign. "And when the dust has settled, his legacy will be one of an incredible competitor and teammate who laid it on the line each and every day for the gu...

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  • Police confirm Cardiff's Emiliano Sala was on board missing plane
Police confirm Cardiff's Emiliano Sala was on board missing plane

Last week, Sala, the fifth highest scorer in the French league, signed with Cardiff for a club-record $19 million through 2022 and his transfer was awaiting global clearance. The plane left Nantes at 7.15 p.m. local time and was flying at 5,000 feet, police said. Monday night's search was called off due to worsening conditions before being re...

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  • Rams’ Roby-Coleman Admits Pass Interference On Controversial Missed Call
Rams’ Roby-Coleman Admits Pass Interference On Controversial Missed Call

An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph. It's no secret that the Rams strangely have a tough time when he is the head officiator, going 0-8 with him at the helm, with a handful of questionable calls in most games.

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  • Ronaldo accepts prison sentence and $30 million fine for tax fraud
Ronaldo accepts prison sentence and $30 million fine for tax fraud

Ronaldo appeared in the court in Madrid after the his requests to appear via video link was rejected by the judge. Public prosecutors are demanding that Alonso be handed a five-year jail sentence and pay a fine of four million euros. The accusations didn't involve his salary from Real Madrid , his club from 2009 until joining Italian champion ...

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  • Virat Kohli leaves even Sachin Tendulkar behind, creates history at ICC Awards
Virat Kohli leaves even Sachin Tendulkar behind, creates history at ICC Awards

Kohli , who won cricketer and ODI player of the year in 2017, was the unanimous choice for the former award in 2018, with South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada finishing runner-up, the ICC said. "From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation". Kohli said: "It feels wonderful". New Zealand are coming off a 3-0 whitewash...

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  • Arsenal’s Aubameyang hails Lacazette’s impact in Chelsea win
Arsenal’s Aubameyang hails Lacazette’s impact in Chelsea win

Speaking in his native Italian at in his postmatch news conference via a translator, Sarri said his team will never be known for its "fighting qualities" and accused his players of being " not particularly aggressive from the mental point of view ".

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  • Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls
Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls

Woj notes that because today is a holiday, the deal won't be official until Tuesday. With the news of Carmelo Anthony leaving the Rockets, Scoop Jackson explains how Anthony's legacy is still unclear. "We just had to see how things worked out", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said in November when the team said it was parting ways with Anthony. "It...

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  • Maria Sharapova quizzed over 7 MINUTE loo break at Australian Open
Maria Sharapova quizzed over 7 MINUTE loo break at Australian Open

If she can topple Czech sixth seed Petra Kvitova in Tuesday's quarter-finals, she will face either Kerber's surprise conqueror Danielle Collins , unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or world No.5 Sloane Stephens for a place in the title decider.

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  • Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals
Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals

So much respect for him. I have been idolising him since I was six. 'It feels like a fairytale nearly, I'm just living the dream, living what I've been working hard for, ' he said. A deflated Bautista Agut couldn't rally again. Bautista Agut is looking to extend his 2019 win streak to 10 matches and a potential all-Spanish semi-final against Na...

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  • Apparently, Kris Bryant is a
Apparently, Kris Bryant is a "Loser"

Bryant, 27, has played his entire career with the Cubs. And Kris Bryant is sure to hear it from the Busch Stadium faithful. He included a grainy picture of Bryant as a minor-leaguer in an Iowa Cubs uniform and a picture of Dempster giving up a home run to then-Cardinal Lance Berkman on June 3, 2011.

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