Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of the Australian Open by five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova.

18-01-2019

Maria Sharapova ends Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open defence

Sharapova beats defending champion 6-4, 4-6, 6-3Russian will face Australian Ashleigh Barty in fourth roundCaroline Wozniacki’s reign as Australian Open champion ended with a three-set defeat by Maria Sharapova in the third round.The battle of two of the biggest names in the game did not disappoint but in the end Sharapova’s fierce hitting won the day as she surged to a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory on Rod Laver Arena. Continue reading...

18-01-2019

'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

18-01-2019

Roger Federer: Son Lenny steals the show after win at Australian Open

Roger Federer's son Lenny steals the show on court after the 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open.

18-01-2019

Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column

In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

18-01-2019

The Fiver | Pontificating about the Corinthian spirit of fair play

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!One of the few benefits of being related to this tea-timely email’s book-writing, cricket-playing, pyramid-inverting, tactics-obsessed Wearside cousin Mackem Lobanovskyi 4-2-3-1 False Nine Wilson Fiver, is that we’ve been looped in on the whole Marcelo Bielsa phenomenon since before it became fashionable on Wednesday. While Proper Journalists were taking time out from trying to procure and publish sneak previews of England team-sheets to pontificate about the Corinthian spirit of fair play, our cousin took time out of boring us with his batting average and bowling figures to regale us with stories about the man they call El Loco. Continue reading...

18-01-2019

Exeter target finest Champions Cup feat with qualification on line at Munster

• Premiership club must win at Thomond Park in pool decider• Baxter unhappy at having less recovery time than MunsterExeter are being challenged to pull off one of the great escapes in European rugby history when they face Munster in their Pool Two decider in Limerick. The Chiefs’ director of rugby, Rob Baxter, believes making the last eight ahead of the Irish province would rank as his club’s finest Champions Cup achievement but says poor scheduling has made his players’ task harder. Related: Stuart Lancaster: ‘I haven’t decided if I’ll go to watch England play Ireland’ Continue reading...

18-01-2019

Bernard Tomic calls Lleyton Hewitt 'liar' over claims he threatened Davis Cup captain

Bernard Tomic calls Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt a "liar" for saying he had been threatened "physically" and "blackmailed" by him.

18-01-2019

Champions Cup: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier - Hosts secure home quarter-final

Edinburgh defeat Montpellier to clinch a Champions Cup quarter-final place along with Glasgow.

18-01-2019

Norwich City 3-1 Birmingham City: Canaries end winless run in lively game

Norwich City regain second place in the Championship with a 3-1 win at home against Birmingham City.

18-01-2019

Harry Kane: Tottenham not under pressure to sign replacement - Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham are not under "pressure" to sign a new forward this month despite Harry Kane being injured, says boss Mauricio Pochettino.

18-01-2019