Murray makes winning start

World No 1 Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday. The top seed had been expected to make short work of Ukraine’s Marchenko, having beaten him in straight sets in the second round in 2011, but was pushed hard before prevailing 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in two hours and More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Thomas equals 54-hole PGA record

Justin Thomas equalled the 54-hole record on the PGA Tour as he extended his lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii to seven shots with a five-under-par 65. It was the third successive day Thomas, 23, had entered the record More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

UEFA bans Partizan from European competitions

Partizan Belgrade have been banned from the Champions League and Europa League for the next three seasons because of unpaid debts, says UEFA. European football’s governing body said the 2015 Serbian SuperLiga More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Sharapova to return after drugs ban

Maria Sharapova will make her professional comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on 26 April after her 15-month doping suspension. The 29-year-old former world number one was given a two-year ban in March More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Djokovic beats Murray to win Qatar Open

Novak Djokovic withstood a comeback from Sir Andy Murray to defend his Qatar Open title and end the Briton’s winning streak of 28 consecutive ATP Tour matches. Murray remains world number one despite the 6-3 5-7 More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Konta reaches last eight in China

British number one Johanna Konta recovered from a slow start to reach the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China. The world number 10 lost the first set to American Vania King, ranked 77th, and trailed 3-1 More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

I’m going nowhere – Toure

Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he is going nowhere as his future remains a subject of speculation. The big Ivorian player was sidelined by manager Pep Guardiola at the beginning of More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Serena makes winning comeback

World number two Serena Williams made a successful return after almost four months out as she won her first-round match at the ASB Classic in Auckland. The 35-year-old, who last week announced her engagement, defeated More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

India cricket board chief ordered to resign

India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur to More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, December 30th, 2016

Shanghai Shenhua confirm Tevez deal

Ex-Manchester City and United striker Carlos Tevez has signed for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed yesterday. Shanghai have signed the Argentina forward, 32, from Boca Juniors but no More...

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