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Anderson gets off to a decent start at Australian Open

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Nadal pulled out of his US Open semi against Juan Martin del Potro due to knee pain before undergoing ankle surgery in November. She was in control of the second set from the offset, serving strongly and hitting accurate returns to run Townsend around in the heat. Read More »

Boston Celtics: Paul Pierce makes Kyrie Irving trade claim

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The 105-103 loss was Boston's second straight defeat, which has followed their best win of the season last Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers. He publicly chastised Gordon Hayward for getting the ball to Jayson Tatum in the final play of Saturday's loss and questioned his team's desire and work ethic in the visitor's locker room moments afterwards. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp rates Fabinho’s performance in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp praised the efforts of his star winger Mohamed Salah after he led the Reds to a precious 1-0 Premier League win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily, it's not fair. Klopp also insisted the gap, which City can close to four points with victory over Wolves today, "meant nothing as tomorrow and Monday night could be different, and we can only concentrate on ourselves". Read More »

Super Bowl LIII Halftime Performers Revealed: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi

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Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change". Of course, Scott's also had a pretty unbelievable year in his personal life as well - he welcomed his first child, daughter Stormi, with girlfriend Kylie Jenner in February. Read More »

Alex de Minaur advances to Sydney men’s final vs Seppi

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He then had to rush to Melbourne on Sunday on a private jet - "a small one" - in order to finalise his preparations for his first round clash with Portugal's Pedro Sousa at the season opening Grand Slam on Monday. "I'm extremely proud of myself". I sought clarification with Craig Tiley (Australian Open tournament director) yesterday with regards to it and he explained how he made that decision because they wanted their defending champions playing on the first night and that's not unusual ... Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs: Good, Bad, Ugly vs Colts in AFC Divisional Round

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The Indianapolis Colts will be home for the rest of the playoffs following their season-ending loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. For as good as Luck's stats were - second in the National Football League in touchdowns (39) and a career high in completion percentage (67.3), completions (430) and attempts (639) - his rejuvenated belief in having fun again and not letting the game consume him stood out. Read More »

Unai Emery 'wants to sell Mesut Ozil this month'

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But when pushed over why he opted to leave Ozil at home for the short trip to east London, Emery claimed all of those players who did make the trip deserved to be there. The Gunners have been missing a spark, suffering three defeats from their last six league games, including yesterday's disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Ham. Read More »

Shubman Gill credits Dravid for his batting evolution

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Rahul was likely to serve as a reserve batsman throughout the three-match series but Pandya, a game-breaking allrounder, would have been one of the first players picked in India's XI . "For the first 15-20 seconds, I was in a state of shock", while speaking to India TV News. They finished 324 for 8 in 57 overs. "It is a big day for Punjab cricket too and a lot of youngsters will be inspired from a player like Shubman", said Singla, a former Ranji Trophy player too. Read More »

Kyler Murray wants $15 million from A's to stick with baseball

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Some have argued that the guaranteed money he's already agreed to with Oakland would be enough to convince him to stick with baseball and report to MLB spring training in February as the A's hope . We should know more about Murray's final decision soon. According to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball would allow the A's to give Murray a major league contract. Read More »

Leishman makes move in Sony Open golf

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Keith Mitchell had a 63 to pull within four shots, along with Chez Reavie , who fell back with three straight bogeys early on the back nine. "I anticipate needing another good score tomorrow, " Kuchar said. For Kuchar, the victory will probably propel him all the way to the Tour Championship later this season and could even be the start of a career year. Read More »

LeBron James Getting Crushed For What He Did After Cowboys-Rams

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As the NFC's second seed the Rams earned a first-round bye and looked to be the fresher team compared the Cowboys, who played last Saturday. Losing one on a odd call like this was a blow Dallas never had a chance to recover from. "They came out and played and they won today". The Los Angeles Lakers' star claims to be a big Dallas Cowboys fan. Bout time for a coaching change don'tcha think?! After winning the NFC East and beating Seattle last week, Dallas lost in the divisional playoff ... Read More »

Murray will be a big loss - Nadal pays tribute to retiring great

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The 31-year-old said that he had discussed competing again with specialists. "I don't think it is impossible, but it will be very hard", Dr. John O'Donnell said on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek radio programme, adding that the player has exhausted every avenue in an attempt to soothe his troublesome joint. Read More »

Willian? Don't ask me about his contract, fires Sarri

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But speaking after Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, Willian stated categorically that his future remains at Chelsea. For us, he's fundamental". The former Napoli manager responded similarly to talk Willian potential exit in an interview with Sky Sports , claiming: "You know very well that Willian is a very important player". Read More »

Celtics' Morris appears to shove teammate Brown

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Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 22 on 10-for-19 shooting for the Celtics , who scored a season-high 135 points one night earlier in a win over in but were held under 100 for only the fourth time all season, the first since November 17. Read More »

National Football League playoffs Sunday guide

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However, the Patriots didn't seem as strong this season as they have in the past, ending with a record of 11-5, which they haven't done since 2008. Playing at home helps, and Mahomes said he's eager to get another home game in the AFC Championship. Read More »

Tennis pros react to Andy Murray's heartbreaking announcement

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Serena Williams has adopted a low profile ahead of the Australian Open, but rival players admit the American's shadow looms large in Melbourne as she eyes a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown. "'I would have loved to have played him when he was in his prime as I am now, it would maybe have been a much more competitive match". "It's a tough one, but one down the road he can look back on and be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved". Read More »

DJ LeMahieu leaves Rockies to join New York Yankees

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One second baseman that they have seemingly been linked to all winter was D.J. LeMahieu , who they are very familiar with considering he played for the division-rival Colorado Rockies the last seven seasons. NY brought in Tulowitzki with the understanding that if he's healthy he'll be playing shortstop. The Yankees don't have a glaring need for Machado, so many will jump to the conclusion that they've moved on from Machado. Read More »

Phil Masinga has passed away, aged 49

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The president of the South African Football Association, Danny Jordan, said: " Sad day for South African football ". South Africa Football Association have announced the death of former striker Phil Masinga at the age of 49. Masinga also played for Leeds in the English Premiership in the 1990's, along with Lucas Radebe. With tributes pouring in from family, friends, Safa, supporters and former clubs such as Leeds, the details of his funeral are yet to be announced. Read More »

Man United Can Only Sign Coutinho On ONE Condition

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The Brazil worldwide netted Barca's only goal in a 2-1 defeat away to Levante on Thursday but delivered an overall poor performance - much to the frustration of the Blaugrana coaching staff. Coutinho has scored six goals and registered four assists in 24 games across all competitions this season. "But he is a player we consider as a starter and he will be very important for us in the remainder of the season". Read More »

MS Dhoni still a key player for India

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India will not be fielding Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul in Saturday's ODI series-opener against Australia after Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji recommended a suspension pending inquiry for their controversial comments on women during a TV show. Read More »

Transfer: Sarri speaks on Chelsea selling Willian

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Both clubs were involved in a discussion regarding the Brazil international's move to Camp Nou last summer. Malcom cost Barca €41million and his slow start has seen a number of transfer and loan links crop up, with Everton originally thought to be front-runners before Marco Silva denied interest. Read More »

LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers, Pack's 'incredible' talent

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He became an offensive assistant coach, and to no surprise, the Cardinals offense exploded. "I can not wait to get to work with him", LaFleur said of Rodgers. LaFleur confirmed he will be Green Bay's play-caller, and said that he is excited to work with Rodgers. LaFleur's first National Football League coaching experience came as an offensive assistant for the Houston Texans in 2008-09, where he worked with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Read More »

Sarri slams Bayern over Hudson-Odoi interest

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Bayern have made several bids for the 18-year-old England youth global since the transfer window opened, with their latest bid reported to be £35 million. 'He needs to stay there and work hard to get chances to play in the team. And former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has encouraged Hudson-Odoi to take the chance and leave. Read More »

The BIG injury update Liverpool have received ahead of Brighton trip

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If Fabinho plays in defence, Liverpool can ill afford Henderson to be absent as it will limit midfield options. In light of the injuries to the likes of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip , however, the Brazil worldwide was asked to play in an unfamiliar position up against one of the league's most canny strikers in Glenn Murray. Read More »

DeMarcus Cousins Targeting Return Ahead Of Clippers, Lakers Games in January

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Cousins has been practising for the last couple weeks and participated in a full practice on Monday as he continues to make his way back from a torn Achilles tendon that ended his season prematurely a year ago. Cousins was expected to sign a max extension last summer before the injury. Although all of the Warriors' starters will see less shot attempts, they will instead gain better looks leading to a better conversion rate from beyond the arc because players will be forced to stick to ... Read More »

Steph Curry leads all Western Conference guards in All Star voting

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While George is up to third in the frontcourt, Steven Adams remains sixth in the frontcourt and Russell Westbrook remains at fourth among guards, respectively, trailing James Harden , Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry . The game will follow last year's format, with the two team captains drafting rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves and making their picks regardless of conference affiliation. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas joins AS Monaco from Chelsea

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He has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco with reports claiming that a deal has already been reached with the two clubs. "Michy? I know him, we rubbed shoulders with Belgium, he is a player who can be interesting", Henry said. Read More »

How Solskjaer helped break Tottenham hearts

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Solskjaer has won his first five games as United boss but faces his first real test when he lines up against Tottenham . Here, Press Association Sport delves into its picture archive to recall the match. "For different reasons, because after almost five years, always you need to refresh the project, to find a different way". That doesn't mean how we operate today is not right, but of course with time you need to innovate and find new ideas and always be open to try to improve. Read More »

New York Knicks: Sacramento emerges as possible Enes Kanter destination

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As Wojnarowski reports, the Kings are hoping to send out more expirings in the swap. Zach Randolph could be returning to NY if the National Basketball Association trade deal involving Enes Kanter materializes. Kanter is averaging 31.4 FanDuel points per game this season. But when one looks at the ploys that the Knicks are using, it seems that focus is more on the younger players and planning ahead. Read More »