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Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

BRISBANE: Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over Milos Raonic in the Brisbane International final on Sunday night. The 17-time major winner broke Raonic’s serve in the third game and again in the opening game of the second set but just […]

West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chase

West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chase

Johnnesburg: Faf du Plessis blasted the second fastest century in Twenty20 internationals but it was not enough for South Africa as West Indies produced a record chase in a run-fest to win by four wickets at The Wanderers on Sunday. The tourists were set 232 for victory and passed that mark with four balls remaining […]

Junior Malanda killed in car crash

Junior Malanda killed in car crash

The 20-year-old Wolfsburg midfielder died in a fatal accident just hours before he was due to fly to South Africa for a winter training camp. Wolfsburg midfielder Junior Malanda has been killed in a car accident on Saturday afternoon. Police have confirmed the crash took place near the German city of Bielefeld at 15:35 CET […]

Chelsea to offer 6 year deal to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

Chelsea to offer 6 year deal to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

Sources close to the Barcelona star insist the Blues have made it known they are willing to pay his $300m buy-out clause. But they also claim Chelsea are willing to meet his wage demands – which could double the total cost of the deal. Blues boss Jose Mourinho described stories linking the Premier League leaders […]

Atletico Madrid defeat Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid defeat Real Madrid

Fernando Torres’ first game back at Atletico Madrid ended in victory, with goals from Raul Garcia and Jose Gimenez securing a 2-0 Copa Del Rey win over rivals Real Madrid. Having completed his return to the Vicente Calderon from Chelsea, via a loan move from AC Milan, Torres was handed a place in the starting […]

REVEALED: Messi is valued at $262m and Ronaldo $158m

REVEALED: Messi is valued at $262m and Ronaldo $158m

Lionel Messi would cost a whopping $262m should any of Barcelona’s rivals want to whisk him away this month, according to research into the current market values of the world’s leading players. The Argentine star comfortably tops a CIES Football Observatory countdown of football’s most valuable players and is worth $104m more than his Real […]

India name their World Cup squad

India name their World Cup squad

MS Dhoni to put behind Test retirement and lead India in ICC Cricket World Cup. Indian selectors have named their squad for the Tri-series against Australia and England to be played in Australia from January 18 – and also their ICC Cricket World Cup squad. MS Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket after the recent […]

Australia’s top four hammer India

Australia’s top four hammer India

Another year, another David Warner hundred, another Steven Smith fifty. Australia’s two leading scorers of 2014 began 2015 in similarly productive fashion, although on a flat SCG pitch against a listless India attack, they were not the only ones who enjoyed the first day. Chris Rogers narrowly missed a century and Shane Watson had a […]

Steven Gerrard announces move to United States

Steven Gerrard announces move to United States

London (AFP) – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard revealed on Saturday that he will join an as-yet unnamed team in the United States when he leaves Anfield at the end of the season. Gerrard, 34, announced on Friday that he has decided to leave Liverpool after a 25-year association with the club that has seen him […]

Serena Williams ready to turn up the heat

Serena Williams ready to turn up the heat

Perth: World number one Serena Williams says the forecast of extreme heat at the Hopman Cup over the coming days will help her preparation for the upcoming Australian Open. The American is out to break something of a personal drought at the year`s first Grand Slam, which starts on January 19, having not won the […]

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