Gerwyn Price: Grand Slam champion fined £21,500 and given a suspended three-month ban

Gerwyn Price is fined £21,500 and given a suspended three-month ban for his boisterous behaviour at the Grand Slam of Darts.

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Emiliano Sala: 'No hope' for missing Cardiff City player

Channel Islands Air Search's chief officer says the conditions in the water "are pretty horrendous".

23-01-2019

Super Bowl: Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints to NFC title after controversial call

Watch highlights as the Los Angeles Rams clinch the NFC title and a place in the Super Bowl with a controversial 26-23 overtime victory at the New Orleans Saints.

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Petra Kvitova beats home favourite Barty to enter Australian Open last four

• Czech secures first Melbourne Park semi-final in seven years• The world No 6 will play American outsider Danielle CollinsSentiment counts for little in sport but what there is left in Melbourne this week will be split in the semi‑finals between a former champion, Petra Kvitova, and Danielle Collins, a 25-year-old American who had dreams of being a lawyer and has defied all expectations except her own.The 28-year-old Kvitova, one of the nicest people in tennis, is in her first semi-final here in seven years, after killing Bambi – the hometown favourite, Ashleigh Barty – 6-1, 6-4. Continue reading...

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David Squires on … Mesut Özil and Unai Emery's relationship

Our resident cartoonist takes Arsenal’s enigmatic playmaker and his manager to see a counsellorTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading...

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'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?

23-01-2019

Australian exit shows Serena Williams is haunted by trauma of US meltdown

Serena Williams has insisted she will ‘soldier on’ in search of slam glory but her quarter-final collapse against Karolina Pliskova posed questions about her emotional stateSerena Williams leaves Melbourne – and the rest of tennis – less certain about her future than her magnificent past, upset yet oddly resigned to the fact that what she hoped would be the extension of her comeback had unravelled in glorious confusion.In trying to rationalise the disappointment of falling three wins short of drawing alongside Margaret Court with a staggering 24 career majors, Williams moved with far more dexterity in the aftermath than she did while enduring a head-spinning collapse in the third set of her quarter-final against Karolina Pliskova. Continue reading...

23-01-2019

South Korea unveils biggest ever investigation into abuse in sport

Human rights commission to interview possibly thousands of adults and children in wake of allegationsSouth Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to allege they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches.The year-long investigation will cover 50 sports and include children competing from primary schools upwards, Park Hong-geun, an official from the National Human Rights Commission, said on Wednesday. Continue reading...

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'They were happy tears,' says Kvitova after beating Barty – video

Petra Kvitova has advanced to her first grand slam semi-final since surviving a brutal knife attack by a burglar in her home town in the Czech Republic two years ago. The World No 6 beat Ashleigh Barty 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open - ending home hopes of quelling a 41-year singles title drought.Following her win, Kvitova said: 'It wasn't really easy to see myself in the semi-final of a grand slam' after everything she has been through. The two-time Wimbledon champion was told she would likely never play again after having her left playing hand seriously injured.Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka and sixth seed Elina Svitolina, who clash in the quarter-finals and fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova, who faces Serena Williams in the last eight, are the only players who can stop Kvitova from climbing to world No 1 for the first time.Kvitova sets up Australian Open last four clash with unseeded Danielle Collins Continue reading...

23-01-2019

Rise of the TV rules analysts shows the NFL has a problem

Former officials were picking over controversial decisions on Championship Sunday, a sign that things had gone badly awry for the leagueHere is one statistic you won’t find in the official game book from Sunday’s AFC Championship Game: it took 59 minutes in real time to complete the last eight minutes and 39 seconds of the fourth quarter. All the more time for ad breaks selling pickup trucks and building drama with men who have become central to NFL broadcasts, the “rules analysts.”The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots combined to score 31 points in that span, but the game was also stopped four times so critical plays could be reviewed by the replay official. The longest stretch came when play grinded to a halt for seven minutes while officials reviewed New England receiver Justin Edelman’s apparent muffed handling of a punt, which the Chiefs, trailing 17-14 at the time, recovered at the New England 28-yard line. Continue reading...

23-01-2019

Emiliano Sala: police consider calling off search for footballer

Decision to be made later on Wednesday after operation fails to spot any sign of planePolice searching for the footballer Emiliano Sala will consider calling off the operation later on Wednesday after failing to find any sign of the aircraft he was travelling in despite scouring 280 sq miles of the Channel.In a lunchtime update, Guernsey police “multiple aircraft” have been involved in the search operation over five hours, but “no trace” of the missing light aircraft had been found. Continue reading...

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