• Venus downs Barthel to reach quarter-final at Melbourne Park
Venus downs Barthel to reach quarter-final at Melbourne Park

Serena hit 17 winners against the world No.92 to advance to the second week of the tournament, which she has won six times, reports Efe. Four people died and dozens were injured when a vehicle rammed shoppers on a busy Melbourne street just one kilometre (about half-a-mile) from the Grand Slam tennis tournament on Friday.

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  • Kerber Struggles Through, Barty Surprises Wednesday at Australian Open
Kerber Struggles Through, Barty Surprises Wednesday at Australian Open

The match was reminiscent of Kerber's first round match a year ago, when she faced match point against Japan's Misaki Do. Kerber then closed out the following game with two straight aces, which was a rare occurrence for the top-ranked player.

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  • Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone "not surprised" by talk of Antoine Griezmann exit

They claim that Atletico will consider letting one of their top players leave this summer to help offset the loans they've taken out to pay for their new 67,000-capacity stadium. Despite that potential hurdle, Griezmann is reported to have already agreed his salary and is likely to inherit the iconic No.7 shirt, his chosen number for France and Atl...

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  • Former UMaine hockey standout fired as NY Islanders head coach
Former UMaine hockey standout fired as NY Islanders head coach

Underachieving and mired in inconsistency, the last-place Islanders have fired coach Jack Capuano after six-plus seasons, the team announced Tuesday . ET; MSG+, FS-SW+, NHL.TV). He was promoted at the time from his position as head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and given the interim title. "We wish him nothing but the best moving forward"...

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  • China imposes official foreign player limit
China imposes official foreign player limit

They reduce the number of foreigners who can appear at any given time for a club from four to three and require each team's starting lineup include at least two Chinese players under age 23. The current transfer window opened on January 1 and numerous 16 Chinese Super League clubs have already signed their full quota of foreign players ahead of the...

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  • AFCON 2017: Mahrez double earns Algeria 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe
AFCON 2017: Mahrez double earns Algeria 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe

And the team which can boast the talents of Mahrez and his Leicester teammate Islam Slimani, Porto's Yacine Brahimi and Nabil Bentaleb, on loan at Schalke from Tottenham, were expected to sweep aside Zimbabwe. Algeria hit the bar twice in the second half, once through Ramy Bensebaini and then when Elisha Muroiwa struck the frame of his own goal as ...

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  • Dana White: 'Floyd Mayweather Never Made an Offer to Conor McGregor'
Dana White: 'Floyd Mayweather Never Made an Offer to Conor McGregor'

As a result, the UFC may allow McGregor to take another boxing fight against an opponent who will make him look good. "The best thing to do is look up how much money Conor McGregor has made, then look up how much money Floyd Mayweather has made, and then we can make the fight happen", he said.

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  • Conte vs Costa: Chelsea's boss wins battle on and off the pitch
Conte vs Costa: Chelsea's boss wins battle on and off the pitch

Despite the defeat, Chelsea remain five points clear of closest rivals Liverpool at the top of the table and are still favourites for the Premier League title come May. Asked if he expected Costa to be available for the Hull game at Stamford Bridge on January 22, the Italian said: "We start next week on Tuesday and we will see".

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  • Konta sets up second final match-up against Radwanska in Sydney
Konta sets up second final match-up against Radwanska in Sydney

It crowned an outstanding week for the British star after she accounted for Arina Rodionova, Daria Gavrilova , Daria Kasatkina and Eugenie Bouchard to reach the final. Unable to earn a game point despite having four deuces in her service game, Strycova soon went down a double break deficit as Radwanska broke for the fifth time in the match to ma...

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  • Ticket prices edge down for Packers playoff game
Ticket prices edge down for Packers playoff game

COBB'S BIG NIGHT: The receiver had a big night in returning after missing the last two games of the regular season with an ankle injury. Dallas is a four-point favorite at AT&T Stadium, via OddsShark . Oh, Odell Beckham, Jr ., and Sterling Shepard did their share to bring an end to the Giants' season, but their gaffes had less to do with the te...

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  • FSU Assistant Releases Statement Regarding Grayson Allen Collision
FSU Assistant Releases Statement Regarding Grayson Allen Collision

Allen then left the game with an apparent head injury sustained during a play less than 30 seconds later and did not return. The FSU junior dropped 21 points in the Noles' 88-72 victory over Duke on Tuesday. Bacon scored 29 against No. 12 Virginia, Terance Mann had 22 against No. 21 Virginia Tech, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 21 against the Blue Dev...

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  • National Football League playoffs 2017: New England Patriots biggest playoff favorite in 18 years
National Football League playoffs 2017: New England Patriots biggest playoff favorite in 18 years

Following the backup's injury during the final regular season game, Osweiler was handed back his job. The line quickly grew to New England -16 shortly after being posted Sunday afternoon at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, making it one of the four largest playoff point spreads in the past 40 seasons.

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  • Cal fires head coach Sonny Dykes, players apparently found out on Twitter
Cal fires head coach Sonny Dykes, players apparently found out on Twitter

Dykes and the administration seemed to be at odds after that 2015 season during a prolonged negotiation of a contract extension. Just up for air after writing a column: Sonny Dykes getting $6 million severance from Cal, per source . Dykes remained at the helm for the Golden Bears since the start of the 2013-2014 season. He was the offensive coor...

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  • Zidane Poised To Equal Barcelona's Unbeaten Run Record
Zidane Poised To Equal Barcelona's Unbeaten Run Record

Just minutes later, a shell-shocked Ochoa was picking the ball out of the back of the net for a fourth time, as Isco scored his second of the day, turning in Modric's centre. Modric's shot is parried out by Ochoa and Benzema was on hand to poke home the rebound. Ronaldo increased the lead after Marcelo cleared a defender in the left side befo...

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  • Friday Fun: Team USA Singing The Anthem After Beating Canada For Gold
Friday Fun: Team USA Singing The Anthem After Beating Canada For Gold

UConn's Thompson picked-up an assist in the win, helping the USA tie the game at 2-2 in the second period on Kieffer Bellows (Boston University) power play goal. Four minutes later, a US defenceman used his glove to swat a puck out of the defensive zone. Nicolas Roy and Jeremy Lauzon also scored for Canada .

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  • 'Nothing wrong with me psychologically', Church gunman Dylann Roof tells jury
'Nothing wrong with me psychologically', Church gunman Dylann Roof tells jury

Roof was found guilty on December 15 of 33 federal charges including murder, hates crimes, firearms charges and armed obstruction of religion resulting in death. Her husband said she was excited about the class that night. "I'm just glad to know she's somewhere. where somebody can take care of her better than I ever could".

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  • Kyle Abbott's long wait for 11 Tests
Kyle Abbott's long wait for 11 Tests

I've been involved in some unbelievable games and series', but I feel it's a time in my life where I need to make a career decision. Abbott, who previously played for Hampshire as an overseas player in 2014, made 10 Test appearances alongside 28 in one-day internationals and 21 in T20 internationals.

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  • Premier League Football - 3 January 2017
Premier League Football - 3 January 2017

It is better for you if I say it, I don't mind saying it because you calculated that. The difference in rest period is unbelievable in terms of all the teams. Giroud then rang in 2017 in style in Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace with a scorpion kick of his own, audaciously flicking Alexis Sanchez's cross with his left boot from just to t...

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  • Mesut Ozil struggling to overcome illness, Arsene Wenger confirms
Mesut Ozil struggling to overcome illness, Arsene Wenger confirms

Ozil is absent again and make no mistake, that's a negative when it comes to the chances of the visitors, who let's not forget scored two pretty peculiar goals on Sunday and did not consistently open up their opponents. "We go to a hard place, Bournemouth ". Wenger thinks that another radical solution would be for top clubs to part-own teams in ...

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  • O'Brien says he doesn't know who will start in playoff game
O'Brien says he doesn't know who will start in playoff game

Osweiler was 21-of-40 for 253 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars are going to have another new coaching staff and potentially go through another rebuild with another quarterback (it might be time for them just to cut Bortles loose and make a fresh start, I think they've ruined him) and then you have the Titans, who look like they can challenge th...

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