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Australian Open breaks new ground in gender equality

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Williams, who turned 36 last month, was back in training to defend her title. In the men's field, Tiley confirmed six-time victor Novak Djokovic and fellow former world No. But Tiley is expecting to welcome back a host of stars, including Williams, when the Australian Open gets underway on January 15. And new mum Serena Williams will be chasing that record $4 million when she returns to defend her crown. Consulte Mais Informação

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Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can feeling honoured by Juventus offer

Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can feeling honoured by Juventus offer

Juventus have made snapping up Schalke's Leon Goretzka and Liverpool's Emre Can their transfer priorities moving forward. Can, who netted his first goal in senior global football on Sunday night (8 October) with a stunning late effort in Germany's 5-1 rout of Azerbaijan in Kaiserslautern, initially left Bayern for Bayer Leverkusen back in 2013, and one year later chose Liverpool over a potential return to the Allianz Arena. Consulte Mais Informação

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Stosur edges three-set thriller in Hong Kong

Stosur edges three-set thriller in Hong Kong

The 33-year-old Stosur, a former world top-five player, missed this year's Wimbledon and US Open because of a stress fracture in her hand and has endured a hard Asian swing after opening round defeats in Tokyo, Guangzhou and Wuhan. It felt like it took forever [to return from injury]. "But now I'm not quite back to 100 per cent". It was only the sixth match for Stosur since she returned from a hand injury in June. Consulte Mais Informação

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Arsenal interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan?

Arsenal interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan?

The report cites reports in both England and Turkey that Arsenal could be a possible destination for the midfielder, although Barca would make a big loss on the €40m they paid for him from Atletico Madrid in 2015. Vermaelen's words point to how frustrated he has become at Camp Nou, but he may have to push for a move in January, with Valverde seemingly happy to have him in the squad as cover. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sony Pictures Networks bag Cricket Australia rights from 6 years

The agreement, for an undisclosed sum, includes the exclusive rights to show the upcoming Ashes series with England, the 2021-22 Ashes and tours by countries including India, Pakistan , Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan to Australia. Our sports network comprising of 11 channels will offer something for everyone. The understanding between the network and Cricket Australia ensures the growth of the game is not just the Indian subcontinent but also Australia, in terms of their investment. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane named on shortlist for Ballon d'Or

Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane named on shortlist for Ballon d'Or

The award, which returned to France Football's jurisdiction previous year for the first time since 2009 after the magazine's split with FIFA, is now held by Cristiano Ronaldo . Chelsea's N'Golo Kanté and Eden Hazard , Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mané, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea are the other Premier League representatives. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sampaoli turns to Argentina duo for World Cup qualifier

Sampaoli turns to Argentina duo for World Cup qualifier

Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli praised the "incredible" Lionel Messi , challenging his team to reach the star's level when they face Ecuador. "But in this situation, there is no psychological problem". "On this occasion, I'm going to be happy if the team win even if they don't deserve it", Sampaoli said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Man City preparing £357m raid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in January

Man City preparing £357m raid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in January

Now 30, Messi's genius shows no sign of diminishing, and he has already scored 11 goals in 7 league appearances for Barcelona this season, plus 2 in 2 games in the Champions League. The only other time Argentina won a World Cup qualifier in Ecuador was on December 4, 1960, when they won 6-3. Kempes feels that Messi missing out on the World Cup will add weight to the claims that Diego Maradona is the greatest. Consulte Mais Informação

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Emre Can: 'An honour to receive an offer from Juve'

Emre Can: 'An honour to receive an offer from Juve'

However, a deal would have to wait until next summer when the midfielder becomes a free agent, with Liverpool apparently unwilling to do any business with their rivals while Can remains under contract. 'The Premier League is just a really cool league, the most interesting in the world, but you must always respect other big clubs and leagues. The German duo have both entered the final year of their respective contracts at Schalke and Liverpool . Consulte Mais Informação

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NFLPA chief blasts teams for reportedly telling players to stand for anthem

Smith said Monday when asked whether Vice President Mike Pence's planned early departure from the Colts vs. 49ers game was a publicity stunt. Trump began attacking players who kneel during the national anthem last month, calling for NFL owners to fire players who take part in the demonstrations and for people to walk out of games where players are kneeling. Consulte Mais Informação

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Bradford likely to start for Vikings tonight

Bradford likely to start for Vikings tonight

Tonight's game kicks-off at 5:30pm from Soldier Field in Chicago. TV: ESPN, with Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters. Kickoff between the Bears and Vikings comes at 7:30 CT from Chicago. But the Vikings still have the makings of a good defense, and that may be enough to beat the Bears on Monday Night Football. And right before the half, the Vikings listened to reason and replaced him with Case Keenum . Consulte Mais Informação

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Kyrie Irving gives his sneakers to young fan wearing his Cavs jersey

Irving signed the pair of shoes he wore in the game and hands it to the delighted kid, who must have been very thankful that he had a pen in his pocket. He was the centerpiece of the Celtics' offense, as he led the team in points, minutes, field goal attempts, and three pointers attempted. Very few National Basketball Association teams could sit their three stars plus another probable starter and still field a totally intriguing starting lineup, but the Boston Celtics boast a layer of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Dwyane Wade to start over JR Smith for Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade to start over JR Smith for Cavaliers

Since arriving in a trade from the New York Knicks in January 2015, all but seven of Smith's 164 appearances with the Cavs has come as a starter. It led to Lue's second touchy conversation in as many weeks with a player that was part of the Cavs' three straight Eastern Conference crowns to tell him he is being moved to the bench - first it was Tristan Thompson , then it was Smith. Consulte Mais Informação

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