Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a grudge Australian Open final between the world's top two players on Thursday, with the Russian desperate to break 10-year jinx against her arch-rival.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces a three-game suspension after being charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.
Britain's Andy Murray stormed into his fourth Australian Open final with a commanding four-set win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday.
India has been confirmed as host for the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3, the ICC announced after ratifying its decision in the Board meeting in Dubai on Thursday.
Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year's Fifa presidential election.
Blame it on the burgeoning clout of T20s or call it the need of the hour, given that 300-plus run chases do not exactly make sides nervous these days, a 'keeper-batsman is increasingly becoming more of a batsman who can keep.
Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.
Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka frittered five match points before sealing a straight sets win over Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
West Indies Cricket World Cup chances suffered a major blow with mystery spinner Sunil Narine withdrawing from the squad for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
It would require something exceptional from the men in blue to overcome the heavily stacked odds. So where is the proverbial silver lining? Is the cheerful and bright optimist in us dying a slow and painful death at the hands of the pragmatic realist?
Czech Tomas Berdych stunned out-of-sorts third seed Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Tennis' reigning superstar Maria Sharapova flicked aside heir apparent Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals Tuesday, hitting peak form as the tournament reaches its business end.
Dominant Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open last-eight on Monday as the Williams sisters displayed fighting qualities to stay alive, but the tournament ended for two-time champion Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan sitting in the Rod Laver Arena terraces as she struggled to overcome hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.