Former champion Maria Sharapova found inspiration in a change of dress to put away unseeded American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-0 at the Australian Open on Friday to set up an intriguing fourth round match with rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic.

Mahesh Bhupathi returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round win at the Australian Open but Leander Paes’ bid fell flat at the first hurdle in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Ticket sales for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics have been quite disappointing for the organizers till now.

Spanish giants Real Madrid have been training hard under new coach Zinedine Zidane and they have recovered their lost enthusiasm following the departure of Rafa Benitez, according to star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

49.6 John Hastings to Ravindra Jadeja

Boring, lackluster, frustrating, indecisive, slow, lacking excitement, lacking goals etc are some of the words that have been used to describe Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United so far this season. Lacking depth, inexperienced, weak defensively, inconsistent and so on are some of the adjectives used for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Match day 21 saw both the teams fail to win against Newcastle United and Arsenal, respectively. Were the matches boring? Not even a little bit.

Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic’s road to a sixth Australian Open title starts with a first-round match against South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon, while women’s champion Serena Williams faces feisty Italian Camila Giorgi.

Real Madrid said on Wednesday that it has invited a young Palestinian boy who is the sole survivor of a West Bank arson attack last summer to visit the team and meet star player Cristiano Ronaldo.

It has been over two weeks since the first edition of the Pro-Wrestling League (PWL) ended. The league brought the sport to Indian living rooms, and that explains the sizeable crowds that thronged the Capital’s Indira Gandhi Stadium for the semifinal and final legs.

Paul Dummett’s deflected 90th-minute equaliser denied Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United a morale-boosting victory as Newcastle United snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Premier League on Tuesday.