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Barty blitzes Hercog, books ticket to third round

Wednesday  06:20,   22 january 2020

Ash Barty has blitzed Slovenian Polona Hercog in straight sets, booking a ticket to the third round of the Australian Open. Ashleigh Barty (Aus) d Polona Hercog (Svn) 6-1, 6-4Ashleigh Barty has blitzed Slovenian Polona Hercog in straight sets,... >>>

Tsitsipas into third round at Aust Open

Wednesday  06:20,   22 january 2020

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after German Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew with injury.The 36-year-old German defeated American Marcos Giron in straight sets in the first round but suffered... >>>

Osaka through to Aussie Open third round

Wednesday  04:15,   22 january 2020

World No.4 Naomi Osaka's Australian Open title defence remains on track after she defeated China's Zheng Saisai in her second-round match in Melbourne.In Pictures: Last 20 Women's... >>>

Bellerin rescues 10-man Arsenal at Chelsea

Wednesday  03:15,   22 january 2020

Hector Bellerin rescued a point for 10-man Arsenal, who fought back twice to secure a 2-2 draw at Chelsea despite having David Luiz sent off in the first half.The Gunners' chances were dealt a severe blow midway through the first half when Luiz was... >>>

Super Rugby: Michael Hooper steps down as Waratahs captain just a week out from season opener

Wednesday  03:00,   22 january 2020

Rob Simmons, a 100-Test Wallaby, will become the 172nd captain of the NSW Waratahs in their 146-year history."It’s been an honour to represent New South Wales as a player alone but the opportunity to lead a fantastic group of men over the journey to >>>

Toon stage injury-time comeback at Everton

Wednesday  02:52,   22 january 2020

Two goals in injury-time from Florian Lejeune grabbed Newcastle the most unlikely point as Everton threw away a 2-0 goal lead to draw 2-2. As the game ticked deep into stoppage time, Everton looked to have the game all sewn up after Moise Kean... >>>

De Bruyne makes Premier League history with assist in Man City win

Wednesday  02:52,   22 january 2020

The Belgian has set a new bar for creative consistency in the final third in England's top flightThe brilliant Belgian laid on the winning goal for Sergio Aguero as Manchester City beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall... >>>

Villa grab priceless last-gasp win over Watford

Wednesday  02:40,   22 january 2020

A 95th-minute winner off the boot of Tyrone Mings gave Aston Villa a 2-1 victory over Watford to leapfrog their opponents and claw themselves out of the drop zone.Deep into stoppage time, defender Ezri Konsa's strike deflected off the boot of Mings... >>>

LeBron James on fan who threw something at son during game: 'It's just disrespectful'

Wednesday  01:35,   22 january 2020

Bronny James had something thrown at him during the HoopHall Classic. Father LeBron James, who was at Monday's game, called the act "disrespectful."“I did not see it until I got here actually,” James said following Boston’s 139-107 victory over... >>>

Israel Folau scouted out by Northern Hemisphere club

Wednesday  00:45,   22 january 2020

Israel Folau has begun discussions to launch a return to the rugby league field. The Daily Telegraph reports the New York franchise, which joins the British competition this season, made a pitch to Folau in a phone call recently.The former Wallaby... >>>

Renegades' Harper in hospital after knock

Wednesday  00:35,   22 january 2020

Young Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper suffered a concussion in his team's BBL loss to Hobart and is being assessed in hospital.The 23-year-old collided heavily while batting and became the first player subbed out of a BBL match - replaced by... >>>

Warrington snare Titans prop Latu

Wednesday  00:15,   22 january 2020

Leilani Latu will get his first taste of Super League with Challenge Cup holders Warrington Wolves.The Tongan powerhouse arrives at the Halliwell Jones Stadium following two seasons with the... >>>

Clubs fear retribution through new $150m sport fund if they criticise Government over grants

Tuesday  23:25,   21 january 2020

Sports clubs desperate for funds are reluctant to go public with their fury over the sports grants scheme because the Government is set to hand out another $150 million.Queensland grant writer David O'Leary — who lodged 10 applications in the... >>>

Bencic bandwagon rolls into second round in Melbourne

Tuesday  20:30,   21 january 2020

Bencic bandwagon rolls into second round in MelbourneBencic, who advanced to the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday with a 6-3 7-5 win over Slovakia's Anna Schmiedlova, knows only too well how quick hopes can be... >>>