Ko, Ji charge to LPGA lead with Henderson one back

New Zealand's Lydia Ko and South Korea's Ji Eun-hee each fired a five-under par 66 to share the lead after Saturday's third round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.Ko and Ji charged into contention by going low on the front side and parring their way home to stand on 13-under 200 after 54 holes at... Continue Reading →

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Salah fires Liverpool seven points clear, Arsenal rock Chelsea

Liverpool moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah's double inspired a dramatic 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, while Arsenal ignited their top four bid with a 2-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.With second-placed Manchester City travelling to bottom of the table Huddersfield on Sunday, Liverpool seized the chance... Continue Reading →

Premier League to take legal action over pirate channel

England's Premier League has appointed legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against illegal pirate channel "beoutQ". The channel has been accused by world soccer's governing body FIFA, tennis ruling bodies and other sports organisations of illegally airing content, whose exclusive TV rights in the Middle East belong to Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sport. Read... Continue Reading →

Agitated Djokovic regains calm to see off Shapovalov challenge

Top seed Novak Djokovic regained his composure after a third-set meltdown to stave off the challenge of Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0 victory on Saturday.The win guaranteed the Serb will remain number one in the world when the new rankings are... Continue Reading →

Tsitsipas leads ‘Next Gen’ charge against Federer

Blessed with great athleticism and impeccable technique, Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas will represent the new generation in their challenge to usurp the old guard when he faces Roger Federer at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Next Gen Finals champion Tsitsipas enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 campaign and has surged to a career high ranking of 15.Read More

Zverev cruises past Bolt to reach fourth round

Germany's Alexander Zverev brandished his credentials as an Australian Open title contender by dispatching local wildcard Alex Bolt 6-3 6-3 6-2 in the third round on Saturday. The fourth seed was tested early on his serve, which was initially off-target, but was able to maintain control of the contest with a strong returning display. Read... Continue Reading →

India praised for “perfect finish” to historic Australia tour

India's cricketers are being hailed a once-in-a-generation side as the World Cup looms, capping off a "perfect finish" to their historic Australia tour with a maiden one-day international bilateral series victory.The Men in Blue will return home to India triumphant without having lost a test or limited-overs series – a first on Australian soil.( Read... Continue Reading →

Just getting started’, says Serena as juggernaut rolls on

Serena Williams marched into the Australian Open last 16 on Saturday and warned she was still improving after taking time out to console the latest victim of her quest for a record-equalling 24th major.Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 in a Melbourne Park mauling that reduced the world number 57 to tears.(... Continue Reading →

Serena marches on as Osaka, Svitolina survive scares

Serena Williams' relentless drive towards an eighth Australian Open title cranked up another gear on Saturday with a third round drubbing, as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survived big scares to stay in the hunt.On day six at Melbourne Park, the 23-time Grand Slam winner crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before consoling her... Continue Reading →

Serena marches on as Osaka, Svitolina survive scares

Serena Williams' relentless drive towards an eighth Australian Open title cranked up another gear on Saturday with a third round drubbing, as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survived big scares to stay in the hunt.On day six at Melbourne Park, the 23-time Grand Slam winner crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before consoling her... Continue Reading →

Serena marches on as Osaka, Svitolina survive scares

Serena Williams' relentless drive towards an eighth Australian Open title cranked up another gear on Saturday with a third round drubbing, as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survived big scares to stay in the hunt.On day six at Melbourne Park, the 23-time Grand Slam winner crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before consoling her... Continue Reading →

Frustrated De Bruyne raring to go for Man City

Pep Guardiola takes reigning champions Manchester City to struggling Huddersfield on Sunday, with the Premier League's bottom side facing the prospect of finding themselves on the receiving end of Kevin De Bruyne's frustration.Arguably City's standout performer in their record-breaking title campaign last season, the Belgian's season has been badly interrupted by two lengthy spells on... Continue Reading →

Keeper Speroni to start for Palace at Liverpool

Crystal Palace are set to field veteran third-choice goalkeeper Julian Speroni, at 39 the oldest current player in the Premier League, against leaders Liverpool on Saturday.The Argentine will make his first appearance for the 14th-placed South Londoners since December, 2017 and will be tasked with keeping out the league's joint top scorer Mohamed Salah.( Read... Continue Reading →

Studious Shapovalov hopes Nadal videos can help topple Djokovic

Denis Shapovalov announced himself to the world by stunning Rafael Nadal two years ago in Montreal and the Canadian teenager will hope to draw from the Spaniard's tactical manual when he meets Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open third round on Saturday.Having blitzed his way through the opening two rounds, the 19-year-old Shapovalov revealed he... Continue Reading →

Spurs can cope without Kane – Pochettino

Harry Kane's absence will inevitably affect Tottenham's performances in the coming weeks, manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted on Friday, but the Argentine is positive they can cope without the England captain.Kane is not scheduled to return to training until early March after suffering ankle ligament damage towards the end of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United... Continue Reading →

Spurs can cope without Kane – Pochettino

Harry Kane's absence will inevitably affect Tottenham's performances in the coming weeks, manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted on Friday, but the Argentine is positive they can cope without the England captain.Kane is not scheduled to return to training until early March after suffering ankle ligament damage towards the end of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United... Continue Reading →

Casey in joint lead with Thai ‘nemesis’ in Singapore Open

Britain's Paul Casey took the joint lead on the second day of the Singapore Open Friday with his Thai "nemesis" Poom Saksansin as their friendly rivalry extended from last year. Poom, 25, dubbed the "baby-faced assassin" for scoring upsets on the golf course, had beaten Casey by one hole in the EurAsia Cup that pitted... Continue Reading →

Dortmund to launch super-sub Alcacer from bench again

Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre says goal-ace Paco Alcacer will again start on the bench when the Bundesliga leaders resume their season at RB Leipzig on Saturday. Dortmund start the second half of the season in Germany six points clear, but second-placed Bayern Munich could close the gap away to Hoffenheim on Friday. (... Continue Reading →

Hurting Cobras and Titans want reaction in Oudtshoorn

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras assistant coach Faiek Davids admits that their 4-Day Domestic Series defeat this week has opened the door for their opponents but is hopeful the log-leaders will bounce back against the Multiply Titans starting from Monday.The Western Cape-franchise were upset by the Warriors when they went down by six-wickets in Cape... Continue Reading →

Lowry takes three-shot advantage into final round in Abu Dhabi

Shane Lowry will take a three-shot advantage into the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after the Irishman posted a five-under-par 67 on Friday. Lowry, chasing his first European Tour crown since 2015, showcased his impressive short-game skills on a breezy afternoon, carding seven birdies on his way to 17-under overall. ( Read... Continue Reading →

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