The Worlds Favourite Playground
Wednesday, Jan 18th
Last update:06:36:03 PM GMT
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has appealed to the upper level management at the club to ‘make an effort’ to sign Real Madrid ace Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window, according to reports emerging out of Spain.
As per a revelation made by Sport , the youngster has become disillusioned with life at the Santiago Bernabeu due to the lack of game time under Zinedine Zidane and that he is ready to even return back to his former side, Juventus.
England pace bowler Jake Ball on Tuesday said the visitors will try to unsettle Indian skipper Virat Kohli with short balls and not let him find his rhythm while batting during the second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match.
Kohli scored a gritty 122 for the hosts to better the visitors in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Pune on Sunday, pulling them 1-0 ahead. The second match will be played here on January 19.
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic began his quest for a record seventh Australian Open title with a hard earned win against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco while Rafael Nadal began with a convincing victory over German Florian Mayer at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.
World No.2 Djokovic won 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in two hours and 20 minutes to advance to the second round, with the second set alone taking over an hour. Djokovic raced to a 5-0 lead in the match and quickly closed out the ...
It seems pretty clear that Manchester United will not be bringing in any big name players in the January Transfer Window with Manager Jose Mourinho seemingly satisfied with the squad that he has at his disposal, as a result all talks this month have been largely about either young players that the club may sign or impending exits.
Here are the stories that are doing the rounds in today's papers...
Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams progressed to the second round at Melbourne Park with a straight-set win over Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Tuesday.
The 35 year old American legend won 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 19 minutes against 19-year-old Bencic, who had beaten her once previously and is considered a star of the future.
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer battled a bout of nerves and his Australian opponent Jurgen Melzer in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday night. Federer defeated Melzer 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to earn his 308th Grand Slam victory.
"I was feeling nervous once the match actually started," Federer said. "I thought my serve was on and off in the beginning which surprised me a little bit, because in practice it's been going pretty well."
Veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben has agreed to a one-year contract extension with FC Bayern Munich, keeping him at the record German champions until June 30, 2018, it was announced on Monday.
"Arjen is one of the best players in the world in his position. He's played for us for almost eight years now and has become an important part of our club in this time. We're delighted he's going to pull on an FC Bayern shirt for a further year," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigg...
It's been 45 days since Nico Rosberg dropped the bombshell of his immediate retirement from Formula One. And it left the team with a conundrum: how to best fill the vacant seat alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton in order to defend the Constructors' Championship?
Following six weeks of detailed evaluation, deliberation and negotiation, the answer can now be confirmed officially: we signed Valtteri Bottas this morning. The 27-year-old native of Nastola, Finland ha...
Spanish superstar Garbiñe Muguruza has said that her knee would have to deteriorate considerably more to withdraw from the Australian Open. On Monday, she won her first match at the Australian Open, battling past Marina Erakovic 7-5, 6-4, but left the court to receive medical treatment after winning the first set as she was suffering from pain in her right knee.
"I took a medical timeout and became a little bit unfocused on the court, and it took me a couple of games to g...
World No.1 Angelique Kerber made a shaky start to her Australian Open title defence, edging past Lesia Tsurenko in a roller-coaster opening round match on Monday. Kerber looked in danger of getting beaten as the match made its way into the final set, however, the German responded to the crisis magnificently, taking the final five games to close out a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory.
In the second round, she will face compatriot Carina Witthoeft.
Defending champions Juventus suffered a setback in their Serie A football title charge as they put up an uninspiring display during a 1-2 defeat to traditional rivals Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Nikola Kalinic (37th minute) and Federico Chiesa (54th) on Sunday night helped hosts Fiorentina earn three points with the win over Juventus, whose sole goal was scored by Gonzalo Higuain.
With the loss, Juventus' lead at the top has been reduced to one point after R...