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Courtside Huddle: Dirk Nowitzki talks mentoring Luka Doncic, Josh Green's development, and LeBron's scoring record

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki joined us on this week's episode of Courtside Huddle at the NBA Store in Melbourne on a recent visit to Australia Keeping a close eye on the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki touched on the impressive development of Aussie Josh Green and how Luka Doncic is taking his game to another level. "I'm amazed still at what he...


Zverev storms to Davis Cup win after being cleared of abuse

Alexander Zverev defeated three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka in the Davis Cup on Friday as the German star returned to the courts for the first time since being cleared of domestic abuse. On Friday, Wawrinka, who helped his country win the 2014 Davis Cup, was returning to the team competition for the first time in eight years.


Hard Enduro Legend Graham Jarvis Shares Tips In YouTube Series

Getting back to the basics.


NRL 2023: Every side's predicted team list for Round 1

The pre-season is underway and the draw has been released, so it's time to start looking forward to the 2023 NRL season. With so many players moving clubs in the off-season, as well as the introduction of a 17th team in the Dolphins, it promises to be an exciting year with plenty of hard-hitting and close affairs. Penrith will be looking to make it...


How to watch Aston Villa vs. Leicester City: TV channel, Premier League live stream info, start time

How to watch Aston Villa vs. Leicester City soccer game


Tennis-Mexico players snubbed Davis Cup tie over lack of advance notice

By Angelica Medina MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of Mexico's tennis players decided not to take part in this weekend's Davis Cup World Group playoff against Taiwan because they were not given enough notice about the date or venue by the Mexican Tennis Federation (FMT), they told Reuters. In a joint statement released on Monday and signed by Santiago Gonzalez, Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela and


College Basketball Best Bets: Duke vs. UNC odds, picks, predictions for the Tobacco Road rivalry game

As the calendar flips to February, the college basketball regular season is nearing its conclusion, and every game from here out takes on a bit more significance. On Saturday night, two of the game's most storied programs go head-to-head for the first time this season, as the Duke Blue Devils (-3) host the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor...


Adelaide capable of making ALW charge, says skipper

Adelaide United captain Isabel Hodgson says the Reds can get their A-League Women's season back on track with a win against Brisbane.


Waerea-Hargreaves, Manu miss NRL All Stars with injury

Star Roosters duo Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Joey Manu have been ruled out of the NRL All Stars clash with injury, joining Josh Addo-Carr on the sidelines.


Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

How to watch Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool soccer game


AFL 2023 preseason news: Williams suspected ACL setback hurts Carlton

With preseason well and truly underway, clubs and players are starting to ramp up their preparations for a big 2023 AFL season. Coaches have planned heaps of running, ball drills and new game plans to implement over the next few months leading into the March start of the next campaign. However, some players will have limited production during the s...


Patel's wait for Blackcaps' homecoming continues with England omission

The 34-year-old hasn't been selected for a home test squad since his historic 10-wicket haul in 2021.


Rugby-Money main factor behind Japan switch, says All Black Savea

(Reuters) - New Zealand forward Ardie Savea said the opportunity to earn a significant payday was the main reason behind his decision to join Japan's Kobelco Kobe Steelers after the Rugby World Cup later this year. Savea, who has played 70 times for the All Blacks, will lead the Wellington Hurricanes into the upcoming Super Rugby season and will make the move to Japan once the Rugby World Cup has


Steve Borthwick issues demand of England players for Six Nations opener vs Scotland

England kickstart the Borthwick era against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday and he wants to move on from the dour turnout last time out under Eddie Jones


Kyrie Irving landing spots: Lakers, Mavericks headline best fits after trade request from Nets

There's never a dull day in the NBA. With less than a week remaining before this season's trade deadline, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Nets. Charania adds that the Nets have been informed Irving prefers to be moved ahead of the trade deadline. If the Nets don't trade Irving, he's apparently...


Wolves vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel, lineups, betting odds for Premier League clash

Liverpool take on Wolves for the third time since the start of 2023 as they head to Molineux in Premier League action this weekend.


How to watch Everton vs. Arsenal: TV channel, Premier League live stream info, start time

How to watch Everton vs. Arsenal soccer game


Olympic snowboarders sue coach, USOPC and ski federation over alleged abuse

Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher is among three former US snowboarders suing their ex-coach, the US Ski & Snowboard federation, and the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, alleging sexual abuse that they say the organizations covered up, court documents showed. Fletcher, a 2006 Olympic bronze medalist, Erin O'Malley and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof sued former coach Peter Foley and the sports bodies in US District Court in Los Angeles on...


NRL 2023: Trials schedule, results and how to watch

The summer of cricket is over, and the Australian Open has had its crowning moment which means the new NRL season looms large on the horizon. The return of the World Club Challenge for the first time in three years between Penrith and St Helens will headline the pre-season action, while the men’s and women’s Maori vs Indigenous All-Stars matches wi...


Matchroom's Eddie Hearn explains positive impact of Jake Paul, YouTubers on boxing

YouTube boxing has become the norm in the combat sports world. There are still several detractors, which is understandable considering the unorthodox nature of it all. Just recently, tag team boxing was introduced as an actual type of fight. However, due to the popularity of Jake Paul, KSI, AnEsonGib, and others, viewership has grown to levels unse...


Peter Wright 'cheat' storm clarified after Premier League Darts opening night

Fans were up in arms after Peter Wright was accused of cheating with a contentious 121 checkout on the opening night of the Premier League Darts, but all was not as it seemed


NBA-Tomahawk dunk? Step-back three? Skyhook? LeBron has options for breaking record

By Rory Carroll LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - LeBron James' steady march to the top of the NBA's all-time scorers list has been assured for so long that the biggest drama remaining is seeing what type of shot he will deploy to etch his name into the history books. James needs 63 points to surpass fellow Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387 points and after a road game on Saturday in New Orleans,


U.S. grabs 2-0 lead in Davis Cup at Uzbekistan

The United States moved to the brink of advancing out of its Davis Cup qualifying series by winning both singles matches against host Uzbekistan on Friday in Tashkent. Mackenzie McDonald beat Sergey Fomin 6-4, 6-1 before Tommy Paul, fresh off reaching the Australian Open semifinals, defeated Khumoyun Sultanov 6-1, 7-6 (6). Paul finished with a 6-1 edge in aces, though he converted only four of


Kitayama grabs lead at rainy, windy Pebble Beach

Kurt Kitayama steered a steady course in demanding conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he's chasing his first US PGA Tour title. "During the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, there was a medical emergency at No. 11 at Pebble Beach involving an amateur's caddie," the PGA Tour said in a statement.


Kyrie Irving requests trade from Brooklyn Nets before deadline – reports

Kyrie Irving has requested a trade ahead from the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, according to multiple sources. The mercurial point guard is in the final year of a four-year contract and went public with his desire for a move on Friday, after he and the team failed to reach a deal on a contract extension. The Athletic was first to report Irving’s trade request. Irving’s demand comes three months after he was suspended...


Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson date, start time, odds & card for 2023 boxing fight

Emanuel Navarrete is looking to become a three-division champion, while Liam Wilson is ready to eliminate any doubt about what kind of fighter he is. Both are ready to clash for the vacant WBO super-featherweight title on February 3. The fight takes place inside Arizona’s Desert Diamond Arena. Following a successful amateur career, Navarrete turned...


Rafiq: 'Regrettable' to see Hoggard, Bresnan withdraw from Yorkshire racism hearing

Azeem Rafiq says it's "regrettable" former England bowlers Matthew Hoggard and Tim Bresnan have withdrawn from the disciplinary process initiated after his allegations.


Golf caddie receives CPR on course after collapsing at tournament featuring Gareth Bale

Ex-Real Madrid and Tottenham star Gareth Bale has joined the likes of Matt Fitzpatrick at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California


UFC heavyweight prospect suspended for two years after failing two drugs tests

Abdelwahab returned two drug tests that tested positive for the anabolic steroid methenolone and has now been banned for two years by the UFC


Valentino Rossi Tops The Time Charts In Bathurst 12 Hour Free Practice 2

You can livestream the whole race from anywhere via the official YouTube feed.


Timely wake-up call for Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay was at a loss to explain his side's below-par performance in Melbourne last night but felt the increased expectations on the Phoenix may have affected the players.


UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac odds, predictions: Proven MMA expert reveals surprising fight card picks

Kyle Marley reveals his UFC Fight Night picks and best bets for Sergey Spivak vs. Derrick Lewis in Las Vegas


Wrexham to play in million dollar U.S. seven-a-side tournament

Non-league Wrexham, who have shot to international fame through a reality television series, are to play in a $1m million-dollar seven-a-side tournament in the United States, organisers said on Friday. The club have gained a following in the United States following the success of the series 'Welcome to Wrexham' which charts the fortunes of the team since their 2020 sale to Reynolds and McElhenney.


Foster says All Blacks available for 'vast majority' of Super Rugby, despite rest orders

However, key All Blacks will still have to observe mandatory rests during the season.


Williams out for AFL season in cruel blow for Carlton

Carlton defender Zac Williams will miss the entire 2023 AFL season, requiring surgery after suffering a serious knee injury at training this week.


Chelsea can't buy a goal in Fulham stalemate

Chelsea manager Graham Potter pleaded for time to gel his expensive collection of new stars after the Blues were held 0-0 at home by Fulham on Friday. We have to gel and become a really good team.


Liam Wilson next fight: Date, time, how to watch in Australia and odds for Emanuel Navarrete clash


Joe Mixon warrant, explained: Charge against Bengals RB dismissed by Cincinnati judge


Chelsea vs. Fulham result, score, highlights and analysis as huge-spenders are held in Premier League

Kai Havertz hit the post as Fulham earned a Premier League point at Chelsea on Enzo Fernandez's debut.


Why did Kyrie Irving request trade from Nets? Contract, free agency situation loom large in Brooklyn

Kyrie Irving just dropped a bomb on the NBA universe only days before the 2023 NBA trade deadline. The All-Star guard has told the Nets that he wants to be traded, according to multiple reports. Brooklyn's front office has been informed that Irving "prefers to move on ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline — or will leave in free agency in July," per T...


NRL 2023: The Sporting News' 10 bold predictions for upcoming season

The NRL season is fast approaching, with plenty of exciting storylines set to play out over the next eight months. Penrith will be looking to make it three-straight premierships, Wests Tigers will be looking to end a lengthy finals drought, while the likes of the Cowboys and Sharks will look to build on the momentum built last year. Elsewhere, the ...


Roger Federer 'in talks' to join BBC's Wimbledon coverage in emotional return to SW19

One of the greatest players of all time and the most successful player in the grass court Grand Slam's history could well feature at the next edition of the event in a different role


WTA roundup: Lesia Tsurenko continues run in Thailand

Unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko advanced to the final four of the Thailand Open by beating German sixth seed Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-1 on Friday in Hua Hin, Thailand. Tsurenko, who upset No. 4 seed Anna Kalinskaya of Russia in the previous round, won a whopping 72.4 percent of her first-service points (21 of 29) and converted six break points in 10 opportunities to oust Maria. In the semifinals,


Lack of jobs for black managers 'troubles' Vieira

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira said on Friday it is difficult to understand why he is the only black manager in the top flight of English men's or women's football. "It's difficult for me to get it and to understand it, and I think that just shows there is still a long way to go."


NRL Injury List 2023: Every club's casualty ward

Tom Trbojevic has suffered a fresh injury blow during pre-season training, ruling the Manly star out for at least two months. Broncos trio Adam Reynolds, Payne Haas and Kobe Hetherington have also been hit with injuries, with the latter expected to miss an extended period with a torn biceps. Connor Watson will be in doubt for the start of the seaso...


Tennis-Svitolina wants continued Wimbledon ban on Russian, Belarusian players

(Reuters) - Ukraine's Elina Svitolina said on Friday that the ban on Russian and Belarusian players competing at Wimbledon must continue after they were excluded from last year's championships. Wimbledon barred players from the two countries due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, a decision which was swiftly condemned by the men's and women's tours as well as Novak Djokovic and Martina Navratilova.


Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson live fight updates, results, highlights from WBO super-featherweight title fight

Emanuel Navarrete is looking to become a three-division champion, while Australia's Liam Wilson is ready to eliminate any doubt about what kind of fighter he is. Both are set to clash for the vacant WBO super-featherweight title on February 3 (Feb. 4 in Australia). The Sporting News will have all the action live throughout the card below. MORE: Lia...


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Why boxing is facing a crossroads moment with many big matchups still in flux

The rest of 2023 will have a massive impact on the future of the sport if these big names fail to get in the ring together


LeBron James breaks silence on Kyrie Irving trade demand as Los Angeles Lakers interested

Kyrie Irving wants to leave the Brooklyn Nets before next week's trade deadline, and it seems a move to the Los Angeles Lakers could be the most likely outcome for the All-Star guard