Nadal positive for Covid-19, leaving Australian Open entry in doubt

Nadal positive for Covid-19, leaving Australian Open entry in doubt

Rafael Nadal has tested positive for coronavirus on his return to Spain, leaving his participation at the Australian Open in doubt.

Rublev beats Murray to claim Abu Dhabi title

Rublev beats Murray to claim Abu Dhabi title

Andrey Rublev became the first Russian to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship by beating Andy Murray in straight sets on Saturday.

‘It’s been special’: Nadal savours comeback match but loses to Murray

‘It’s been special’: Nadal savours comeback match but loses to Murray

Rafael Nadal said it felt “special” to be back on court as the 20-time grand slam champion began his latest comeback with defeat to old foe Andy Murray in Abu Dhabi.

Messi, Ronaldo face Madrid trips instead of each other in redone CL

Messi, Ronaldo face Madrid trips instead of each other in redone CL

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo face trips to Madrid instead of playing each other in the Champions League last 16, after Monday’s draw had to be redone due to glitches in the initial proceedings.

Sir Lewis Hamilton knighted days after F1 title heartache

Sir Lewis Hamilton knighted days after F1 title heartache

Sir Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in recognition of a glittering career in Formula One just days after he controversially lost out on a record eighth title.

De Bruyne leads rout as Manchester City dazzle in 7-0 over Leeds

De Bruyne leads rout as Manchester City dazzle in 7-0 over Leeds

Kevin De Bruyne turned on the style with a brilliant double, and you could only marvel as Manchester City savaged Leeds United 7-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Paris Olympic organizers reveal audacious plans for opening ceremony

Paris Olympic organizers reveal audacious plans for opening ceremony

Paris plans to innovate at the Olympic Games in 2024 and, for the first time, host an opening ceremony outside a stadium.

Verstappen confirmed as F1 world champion as Mercedes lose protests

Verstappen confirmed as F1 world champion as Mercedes lose protests

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been confirmed as Formula One world champion after the Mercedes team of rival Lewis Hamilton failed in two protests to the governing FIA after their driver was beaten in the last lap of the the season-ending Abu Dhabi race.

Spanish tennis legend Manolo Santana dies aged 83

Spanish tennis legend Manolo Santana dies aged 83

The Spanish tennis legend and four-time grand slam champion Manuel Santana has died at the age of 83, the national federation and organizers of the Madrid tournament said Sunday.

Hamilton ‘feeling great’ but expecting ‘super close’ race

Hamilton ‘feeling great’ but expecting ‘super close’ race

Lewis Hamilton “feels great” at the end of the first day of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but is expecting a “super close” race regardless.

Mauresmo becomes French Open’s first female tournament director

Mauresmo becomes French Open’s first female tournament director

Amelie Mauresmo has become the first woman to be appointed tournament director at the French Open, promising to show “fierce ambition” in the role.

Brazil legend Pele back in hospital for tumour treatment

Brazil legend Pele back in hospital for tumour treatment

The Brazilian football legend Pele is back in hospital for treatment two months on from the discovery of a tumour, the country’s media reported Wednesday.

Ash Barty named WTA POTY, Emma Raducanu nets newcomer award

Ash Barty named WTA POTY, Emma Raducanu nets newcomer award

Ash Barty has won the WTA‘s Player of the Year award for a second time, while Emma Raducanu’s sensational 2021 season was capped with the Newcomer of the Year prize on Tuesday.

Djokovic listed as ‘committed player’ in ATP Cup in Sydney

Djokovic listed as ‘committed player’ in ATP Cup in Sydney

ATP Cup organizers on Tuesday listed world number one Novak Djokovic among the “committed players” to compete in the January 1-9 ATP Cup in Sydney, raising hopes the champion will take part in the Australian Open later in the month.

Britain and Serbia handed wild cards for 2022 Davis Cup Finals

Britain and Serbia handed wild cards for 2022 Davis Cup Finals

Britain and Serbia have received a wild card for the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.

Rangnick ready to stamp his style on Manchester United

Rangnick ready to stamp his style on Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick intends to bring success and style to Manchester United.

At the obesity-immunity crossroads

At the obesity-immunity crossroads

The worldwide prevalence and incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in recent decades. Oversized food portions, inactive lifestyles, genetic heritage, and food company practices are just a few of the factors contributing to the global obesity epidemic. 

Eckel, last member of Germany’s 1954 World Cup-winning squad, dies

Eckel, last member of Germany’s 1954 World Cup-winning squad, dies

Horst Eckel, the last surviving member of West Germany’s 1954 World Cup-winning squad, has died at the age of 89.

Eriksen trains in Denmark for first time since cardiac arrest

Eriksen trains in Denmark for first time since cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen has been training in Denmark with former club Odense for the first time since his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

Djokovic’s participation at Australian Open unlikely, says father

Djokovic’s participation at Australian Open unlikely, says father

Men’s tennis number one Novak Djokovic is unlikely to defend his Australian Open title because organizers are using “blackmail” by requiring all players to be vaccinated against covid, his father says.

China sees no risk to Winter Games from Omicron variant

China sees no risk to Winter Games from Omicron variant

China does not believe there is a risk to February’s Beijing Winter Olympics from the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Argentina’s Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski second

Argentina’s Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski second

Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award as the world’s best male footballer for a record-extending seventh time on Monday.

Shiffrin halts losing streak against Vlhova with slalom win

Shiffrin halts losing streak against Vlhova with slalom win

American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin halted a two-race losing streak to Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova with a commanding home victory in the World Cup slalom in Killington on Sunday.

Palmeiras’ Deyverson the hero in Copa Libertadores title defence

Palmeiras’ Deyverson the hero in Copa Libertadores title defence

Palmeiras successfully defended their Copa Libertadores crown as they battled to a 2-1 extra-time win over Flamengo.

Mancini: Italy would rather have avoided Portugal World Cup draw

Mancini: Italy would rather have avoided Portugal World Cup draw

Roberto Mancini admitted Italy would rather not have to do battle with Portugal for a place in the 2022 World Cup if they get past North Macedonia.

Conte aware of task at hand after Tottenham’s Mura embarrassment

Conte aware of task at hand after Tottenham’s Mura embarrassment

Antonio Conte says he is not a “magician” and now understands the size of the job on his hands at Tottenham after they suffered one of the most embarrassing nights in their history on Thursday.

Two Norwegian journalists held for 30 hours at World Cup hosts Qatar

Two Norwegian journalists held for 30 hours at World Cup hosts Qatar

Two journalists from Norwegian public broadcasters NRK returned home on Wednesday after being detained for 30 hours in Qatar while reporting on migrant worker issues in the host nation of the 2022 World Cup.

Ronaldo sends Man Utd into CL knock-outs, holders Chelsea advance

Ronaldo sends Man Utd into CL knock-outs, holders Chelsea advance

Cristiano Ronaldo’s opportunist strike helped Manchester United to a 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday and guaranteed a place in the knock-out phase of the Champions League while holders Chelsea thrashed Juventus to progress.

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