• Fernando Alonso secures Daytona 24 Hours victory
Fernando Alonso secures Daytona 24 Hours victory

A significant sidebar to his Rolex 24 morphed into an emotional farewell for three-time and defending Rolex 24 champion Christian Fittipaldi, who has announced he will retire from competition after this weekend. "Whenever you put a guy in a different vehicle on a different track, normally it takes four or five laps for them to get (comfortable)", s...

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  • Academy players rested as Guardiola goes full strength for FA Cup
Academy players rested as Guardiola goes full strength for FA Cup

Who are the best clubs in the last decade? "But at the same time I tell them it's a privilege", he added. He said: "When I hear that for Burnley the FA Cup is not top of the agenda - does it mean the 11 guys who are going to play at the Etihad Stadium won't want to win?" Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, however, have been preparing for their...

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  • Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines
Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines

After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 450-yard par-4 first hole, Rahm had a 137 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. He played on the South Course which is the more hard of the two. A reinvigorated Adam Scott says his new putting grip is here to stay after a hot performance on the greens on day one at the Farme...

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  • New Zealand recalls Neesham, Astle for final two ODI against India
New Zealand recalls Neesham, Astle for final two ODI against India

But it isn't just their ability to regularly take wickets that makes them such a threat in ODIs - they are also hard to score against during the middle overs. Ross Taylor top scored with 93, while Tom Latham was the next highest scorer with 51. The result means that India captain Virat Kohli has become the second Indian captain Mahendra Sing...

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  • Internazionale's Ivan Perisic submits transfer request after Arsenal offer rejected
Internazionale's Ivan Perisic submits transfer request after Arsenal offer rejected

Arsenal's huge wage bill, and the need to offload players, has diluted their spending power, but Emery says he has been promised that will change in the summer. The easiest thing for me is to ask for more players but I love to work with my players. "My challenge is to improve the players". The possibility, if it can be [done], is good for us.

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  • New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII
New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII

A "Make America Great Again" hat was spotted in Brady's locker during a televised interview in 2015. The quarterback skipped the team's 2017 visit to the White House, apparently angering Trump , who called Patriots owner Robert Kraft to complain.

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  • Teams interested in Anthony Davis as rental to chase championship
Teams interested in Anthony Davis as rental to chase championship

They could run a pick-and-role with Davis and Jimmy Butler or substitute Ben Simmons for Butler and then run a pick-and-pop. The Knicks could give up their 2019 first-round pick unprotected, which is growing juicier with every loss. The Heat never made a strong push to trade for All-Star Kawhi Leonard last summer because it did not believe it ...

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  • No. 1 Djokovic faces No. 2 Nadal in Australian Open final
No. 1 Djokovic faces No. 2 Nadal in Australian Open final

No one who saw it would disagree. "An fantastic level of tennis", Nadal said of his opponent after the match. Nadal and Djokovic remain at the top of their sport. And, what's more, about a true Grand Slam , winning all four majors in one calendar year, which only has been done by two men, Donald Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver in 1962 and ...

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  • With momentum going its way, India eyes series win
With momentum going its way, India eyes series win

New Zealand's Eastern District police have sent a warning to its citizens about the exploits of the Indian cricket team, which is touring the country to play a five-match one-day series and three-match T20 series. India are yet to finalise their playing XI and there could be one change. The team management might also think of handing an Indi...

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  • €40million Liverpool target hands in formal transfer request
€40million Liverpool target hands in formal transfer request

With 18 months remaining on his contract, Chelsea could now be faced with deciding whether to take advantage of a big money offer for Hudson-Odoi in the next few days or instead of letting him stay at Stamford Bridge in the hope he will sign a new deal at the end of the season.

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  • NFL Player Punches Police Officer After Arrest
NFL Player Punches Police Officer After Arrest

Officers apprehended Bates at a hotel and he was taken to a local police precinct. Lions general manager Bob Quinn released a statement on Saturday. "We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information", he said. Charges are pending, according to police.

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  • Zola backs Higuain to hit the ground running
Zola backs Higuain to hit the ground running

Chelsea fans were hoping that the Argentina worldwide would be signed in time to make the squad for Thursday's League Cup semi-final second leg against Tottenham. Despite being Chelsea's top goalscorer this season with 12, the Belgium forward was criticised by Sarri yesterday for not showing enough leadership on the pitch.

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  • Thierry Henry sacked by Monaco after 104 days
Thierry Henry sacked by Monaco after 104 days

Monaco's business model has always been predicated on mining young stars-in-waiting and developing them until they're sold to bigger clubs for hefty sums of money, which would in turn be spent on the next generation of young talent. Henry, who has regular meetings with the club's hierarchy and knows his job is safe, played down speculation about ...

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  • Chelsea boss Sarri hails Emerson for Cup triumph: You're staying!
Chelsea boss Sarri hails Emerson for Cup triumph: You're staying!

Trailing 1-0 from the semifinal first leg, Chelsea turned the tie on its head with goals by N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard in the first half but Fernando Llorente struck for Tottenham at the start of the second half. He has scored four goals in 30 outings this season, as many as he managed in the previous three seasons. "If you say that I h...

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  • Arsenal face injury crisis with Laurent Koscielny jaw Sokratis ankle problem
Arsenal face injury crisis with Laurent Koscielny jaw Sokratis ankle problem

However, he is naturally against this as he doesn't want to tie down his future at a club that isn't interested in him so the deal had reached an impasse. "We are taking a lot of big injuries, like Hector Bellerin". "We need to work on attacking [too] because we wanted to win". "We are looking forward to playing this match in our stadium with...

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  • 10-year-old wins science fair with project on Tom Brady cheating
10-year-old wins science fair with project on Tom Brady cheating

He entered a project on Brady and deflated footballs in his school science fair - and won . His project was titled "Is Tom Brady a Cheater?" Hypothesizing that "under-inflated footballs provide a competitive advantage in a game", the Davis family took turns throwing footballs at different PSI - measuring for distance and accuracy.

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  • Chelsea star Hazard: I frustrate all my managers
Chelsea star Hazard: I frustrate all my managers

But there are things that could make me stay too. "I don't think so, everybody is trusting his job and everybody is with him", he said. His new team-mates have had the last three days to digest Sarri's criticism of them in the wake of Sunday's defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.

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  • Liverpool were expected to lose against Crystal Palace - Klopp
Liverpool were expected to lose against Crystal Palace - Klopp

Liverpool have now won seven consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since January 2014, and extend their unbeaten league run at Anfield to 32 matches. "We just needed to win the second half", Klopp said. Jurgen Klopp's side have been awarded five penalties in the Premier League so far this season, but I reckon that number...

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  • Halep not intimidated by Serena ahead of Melbourne showdown
Halep not intimidated by Serena ahead of Melbourne showdown

On the women's side, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she aims for Grand Slam number 24. The 37-year-old told the teary Ukrainian: "You're incredible". That resume pales in comparison to Serena's, of course. Halep is seeking her first-ever Australian Open title. Williams' older sister Venus was beaten by Halep, 6-2, 6-3.

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  • Rashford on same level as Ronaldo, Rooney, says Solskjaer
Rashford on same level as Ronaldo, Rooney, says Solskjaer

It is easy to forget Rashford is only 21. Chris Hughton's south coast side are seven points clear of the relegation zone, and face Fulham, Watford and Burnley in their next three league fixtures, following next weekend's FA Cup fourth-round tie against West Brom.

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  • Barcelona move a 'dream come true' for Boateng
Barcelona move a 'dream come true' for Boateng

Sassuolo general director Giovanni Carnevali is expected to fly to Spain today, with a view to completing a deal later this week. Barca are in need of attacking reinforcements following Munir El Haddadi's departure to Sevilla earlier this month and have been linked to a number of strikers including Alvaro Morata , Fernando Llorente and Carlos...

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  • Pundit Questions Higuain Transfer to Chelsea
Pundit Questions Higuain Transfer to Chelsea

The 31-year-old is now on loan at Milan from Juventus , but Sky in Italy report Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juve to sign Higuain on loan until the end of the season , with an option of a further 12 months. Cahill, 33, is expected to leave Chelsea , where he has become a bit-part player under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri . Despite the m...

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  • Japan's Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Open last 16
Japan's Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Open last 16

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates her win against Madison Keys of the United States at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 21, 2019. Roanic dropped serve in the opening game of their fourth-round match at the Australian Open but then went on a roll, winning eight straight games before fourth-seeded Zverev held serve.

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  • Serena Williams still the 1 to watch at Australian Open
Serena Williams still the 1 to watch at Australian Open

Muguruza, who had the latest-starting match in Australian Open history when she went on court at 12:30 a.m. against Johanna Konta in the second round, had 20 unforced errors and dropped serve five times against Pliskova. Halep failed to take advantage of three break points in the sixth game and she was made to pay for her profligacy as Williams...

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  • Anirban Lahiri shoots 65 to rise to T-21st at Desert Classic
Anirban Lahiri shoots 65 to rise to T-21st at Desert Classic

The 48-year-old, three ahead overnight after his 10 birdies and an eagle at La Quinta, had a double bogey in round two at the Nicklaus Tournament Course. It was one of just 37 rounds of 60 in PGA Tour history, and Mickelson owns three of them. Lefty will play the final two rounds on PGA West's Stadium Course.

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  • Solskjaer salutes Rashford as league 'best' in Kane absence
Solskjaer salutes Rashford as league 'best' in Kane absence

Alexis Sanchez said Manchester United are flourishing in attack and defence thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , though he insisted the players are the same with the caretaker manager as they were with Jose Mourinho . But he appears to have been revitalised since Solskjaer's appointment, with the Norwegian opting to play the France global in a mo...

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  • Tottenham Hotspur can cope without Harry Kane, says manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur can cope without Harry Kane, says manager Mauricio Pochettino

That is eight more than second-place Heung-min Son (12), who is on global duty with South Korea. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min now are missing for manager Mauricio Pochettino . "Of course, it's so important to keep winning and bounce back again after the defeat to United". 'You can play many, many players. Once dubbed a "one-season wonder", t...

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  • Yes, Serena Williams rocked a jumpsuit and fishnets at the Aussie Open
Yes, Serena Williams rocked a jumpsuit and fishnets at the Aussie Open

The 37-year-old said that, while life was much more demanding than her earlier years on the tour, it wasn't anything "special". First up on Rod Laver Arena is an eye-catching second-round contest between women's favourite Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard , before world No 1 Novak Djokovic takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a repeat of the ...

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  • 'My ears were ringing': Barty rides home support to oust Sharapova
'My ears were ringing': Barty rides home support to oust Sharapova

Sharapova then coughed up two consecutive doubles to drop serve for a third straight game to start the deciding set. "The crowd were unbelievable". This is the first time Barty has reached the quarter-final of a Major in singles and as such, this is her best result at the Major in singles. "It's unbelievable that it is happening in Australia".

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  • Roger Federer reveals one issue after Stefanos Tsitsipas loss - ‘It’s hard’
Roger Federer reveals one issue after Stefanos Tsitsipas loss - ‘It’s hard’

The 37-year-old Federer, 20 times a Grand Slam champion, will rue his chances, having failed to convert any of the 12 break points he took from Tsitsipas over the course of a riveting clash laden with sparkling shot-making. After the match, Federer praised his young opponent: "It definitely didn't go the way I was hoping on the break points". Feder...

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