Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of the Australian Open by five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova.
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...
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.
Roger Federer's son Lenny steals the show on court after the 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open.
In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
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• 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...
Bernard Tomic calls Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt a "liar" for saying he had been threatened "physically" and "blackmailed" by him.
Edinburgh defeat Montpellier to clinch a Champions Cup quarter-final place along with Glasgow.
Norwich City regain second place in the Championship with a 3-1 win at home against Birmingham City.
Tottenham are not under "pressure" to sign a new forward this month despite Harry Kane being injured, says boss Mauricio Pochettino.