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Federer The Favorite At The Australian Open

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After two barren years in terms of Grand Slam titles, plagued by injuries, Rafael had managed to claw back right to the top. Only last September, Americans filled all four semi-final slots at their own end-of-year Slam, so the crash on Monday was loud and painful. Read More »

Johnson back in UAE for Abu Dhabi Championship

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Last year, McIlroy was forced to withdraw from this event due to a stress fracture to his rib. "I'd love to win again". "I don't think there is any better feeling than winning a golf tournament". The Ryder Cup will inevitably feature on McIlroy's list of 2018 goals, with Europe aiming to reclaim the trophy in France. The Englishman won in 2007 and 2009 while the German has been the champion three times - 2008, 2010 and 2011. Read More »

Nadal not satisfied in quick-fire Melbourne Park opener

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His draw is a hard one with the returning Djokovic, fit-again Juan Martin del Potro , big-serving Milos Raonic and tricky David Goffin all on his side of the draw. Djokovic, then, feels that the views of the players have no independent voice to fight their corner. He is yet to play a proper match in 2018. Former champions aiming to go deep into the tournament include evergreen 37-year-old Venus Williams, who last won a Slam in 2008 but last year reached two finals - in Melbourne and ... Read More »

Valverde: Real Madrid haven't given up on LaLiga yet

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Barcelona came into Sunday's clash having not won at Anoeta since 2007 and 34 minutes into the battle it looked like the curse is going to continue. Paulinho pulled one back before half-time and Luis Suarez turned the game on its head with a brace, the first a brilliant chipped finish, before Lionel Messi converted a long-range free-kick to earn Barca a battling 4-2 victory. Read More »

This Constitution Bench of Supreme Court will hear 13 cases

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On Monday, when the judges came for the customary tea, the top court staff attending to judges in the lounge were asked to leave. The SCBA, at an emergency meeting on Sunday, had passed the resolution expressing grave concern over the differences of four senior-most judges with the CJI. Read More »

Wales appoint Man United legend Giggs as manager

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Despite his longevity, Giggs was heavily accused of not committing to worldwide football , as he regularly pulled out of friendlies during his playing career for Wales . "I've got a great group of players to work with who have been so successful over the last four or five years". Giggs' first game in charge will be in the China Cup tournament against the hosts in Nanning on March 22. Read More »

How many Nirbhayas need to die before Haryana wakes up?

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The assailants inserted foreign objects into her private parts causing internal bleeding. Police said they believe she died two days before she was discovered, reports NDTV . "She was tortured. If the administration had done it's job well, an incident like this would have never happened". Within hours, a second 12-year-old rape victim's body had been discovered in Haryana. Read More »

Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens out in 1st round

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Bencic, however, finished 2017 by going 28-3 at all levels and combined with Roger Federer to help Switzerland win this month's Hopman Cup. For former world number seven Bencic, victory was another step on an impressive comeback trail from a wrist surgery that saw her tumble out of the top 300 a year ago before her return in September. Read More »

Eriksen & Son happy at Tottenham amid contract rumours

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Son Heung-min also enjoyed a phenomenal outing and was heavily involved in the build play for his side. One player who would certainly add pace to the team is Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Everton is interested in signing him, but Allardyce is awaiting updates from the club. Read More »

Records Made By Jason Roy In The First ODI

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Australia had earlier posted 304 for eight built around a stand of 118 between Finch and Mitchell Marsh (50), topped up by a secondary partnership worth 80 between Tim Paine and the inventive Marcus Stoinis (60). "He feels that whenever he's had a break in the last couple of years, it's always been a T20 series ". Hales could be involved for the first time since being suspended for his involvement in an incident in Bristol in September, which saw team-mate Ben Stokes arrested on ... Read More »

Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen

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The San Francisco Giants have acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates in exchange for Kyle Crick and other unknown players. After trading Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros , it was believed that McCutchen would be the next in line to be dealt. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Won't Rule Out Move for Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United will make an approach to sign Mesut Ozil on a free transfer in the summer even if they manage to land his Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez in January, according to reports. Rio Ferdinand has angered several Manchester United fans with his advice for Alexis Sanchez . You want to focus on the players who are on the pitch and can do well for the club. Read More »

Liverpool-bound Keita going nowhere in January

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The Guinean global sat out training midweek and a muted celebration after scoring Leipzig's opening goal against Schalke on Saturday increased speculation that he was on his way to Anfield. Sources close to the player have indicated that Keita is keen to complete the transfer now rather than see out the rest of the season as planned with Leipzig. Read More »

Kevin Sumlin to be named Arizona Wildcats head coach

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Arizona's expected new head coach, Kevin Sumlin , plans to retain defensive coordinator Marcel Yates and name Noel Mazzone his offensive coordinator, according to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated . He's probably glad at this point, considering Arizona (also 7-6 this past season) is considered a decent job in the Pac-12, and he'll inherit a solid dual-threat quarterback in junior Khalil Tate . Read More »

Bills Hire Alabama OC Brian Daboll

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Daboll replaced Rick Dennison, who was sacked Friday. He won five Super Bowls with New England. Under Daboll's guidance, Alabama scored 37.1 points per game, averaged 6.59 yards per play and produced a 1,000-yard rusher - Damien Harris - for the second straight season. Read More »

Brees-Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings?

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The Saints duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara averaged 115.75 rushing yards and 77.63 receiving yards per game on the season, while Minnesota allowed only one running back group to top 100 rushing yards in a game this season. The Vikings being at home surely plays a part in that line of thinking among betters. Here is our pick for Sunday's NFL Divisional Round matchup. Read More »

Fed-up Benitez: Newcastle no closer to new signings

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Joselu's fourth league goal of the season sees him become their joint-top scorer along with Ayoze Perez , and Benitez took nothing but positives from his goalscoring contribution on Saturday. Benitez also defended midfielder Jonjo Shelvey , who reacted angrily to being substituted in the 82nd minute and refused to shake his manager's hand. Read More »

Heyman | Mets talking to Adrian Gonzalez

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The general consensus is that the team is not happy with the development of first baseman Dominic Smith , who only spent about six weeks in the majors after being called up alongside the organization's top prospect Amed Rosario. Gonzalez will be a free agent after the upcoming season. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was first to report. Known for his durability over the course of his 14-year major league career, Gonzalez was limited to just 71 games last season as a member of the ... Read More »

Major League Baseball champions Astros land Cole in trade with Pirates

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The Astros made a big splash to improve their already strong rotation, while the Pirates acquired a handful of players with a lot of potential, but not a lot of results. That doesn't necessarily mean this will end up as a huge win, nor does it mean that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn't get enough in return. And with the changes to free-agent compensation made in the current CBA, the best the Pirates would get for Cole when he inevitably walked after the '19 season would be a pair of draft picks. Read More »

Kris Bryant gets record first-year arbitration deal

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Former Rookie of the Year and MVP Kris Bryant received a record settlement for a first-time arbitration-eligible player on Friday as he agreed to a one-year, $10.85 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation. Read More »

Rushing attack needs to be present in Cotton Bowl

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Barrett , playing his final college game about a two-hour drive from his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas, surpassed Drew Brees' Big Ten career record for total offense with 12,697 yards. The Buckeyes - with that terrible misfortune at Iowa after an early difficulty to playoff group Oklahoma - were the principal group forgot this season. Read More »

Djokovic sweats on fitness ahead of Australian

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Their replacement - a "lucky loser" from the qualifying tournament - will get the other 50 percent of the first-round prize money.But players who do not "perform to the required professional standard" in round one, including by retiring, also risk being fined their prize money, the new rules say. Read More »

Shehbaz displeased over police failure to arrest Kasur rape-murder suspect

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Two people were killed by gunshot wounds as enraged protesters armed with sticks and stones attempted to storm the deputy commissioner's office and clashed with police. Police recovered the body of Zainab on Tuesday from a garbage dumpster in Kasur district, eastern Pakistan. "I am a mother", she said, at the start of the show. Read More »

Warriors' Omri Casspi (back) listed as questionable for Saturday

There are no moral wins and this one will be recorded as a loss and yet the Raptors should grow from the experience and learn from the first half. The truly scary thing about the scoring bonanza: Curry only notched two of those 43 points and just six of the team's season-high 81 in the opening half. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku news hands Man Utd another welcome boost

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Turning specifically to Scholes' criticism of Pogba , he added: "I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise. I think we've seen the improvement and we'll see it again next season", Carrick continued. It's not Paul's fault that he has made much more money than Paul Scholes . Martial capped a spell of United pressure early in the second half by shooting his side in front after Paul Pogba had found him in space 20 yards from goal. Read More »