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Few expected Sofia Kenin to win the 2020 Australian Open. She was the No. 14 seed and had never advanced past the fourth round at a major. The then-21-year-old American was barely on the radar. But point by point and match by match, Kenin stormed through the draw, setting up the biggest clash of her career against World No. 1 and beloved local favorite Ash Barty in the semifinal. With

Scotland name five uncapped players in Six Nations squad

Townsend has named five uncapped players Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in Scotland’s 39-man squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations Saracens back-rower Andy Christie and London Irish scrum-half Ben White are two of the new faces in the pool. Rory Darge, Ben Vellacott and Kyle Rowe are also rewarded with call-ups ahead of Scotland’s first game of the championship against England at Murrayfield on Saturday 5 February.

Liverpool lose viral wonderkid as they 'cannot be useful to each other'

Liverpool have lost viral wonderkid Arat Hosseini from their academy as they 'cannot be useful to each other'. Hosseini boasts a following of 5.8m on Instagram and was once tagged as the 'little Lionel Messi' due to his outrageous skills on social media. The eight-year-old has gone viral on numerous occasions for showing off tricks and flicks to his audience but his three-year stay at Melwood looks to be at

Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to go back to Barcelona

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves previously spent eight seasons alongside each other at Barcelona Dani Alves has urged Lionel Messi to go back to Barcelona and retire at his boyhood club. Messi brought a more than 20-year association with the Catalan club to a close when he joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner had hoped to stay at Barcelona, but financial difficulties

Stephens warns Raducanu she has 'a lot to learn' despite victory

‘After the FIRST point she started screaming… she has a lot to learn’: Emma Raducanu’s first round opponent in Melbourne questions the teen’s on-court behaviour – and warns the US Open champion NOT to get used to success Emma Raducanu cruised past Sloane Stephens in the Australian Open first round The 19-year-old won the first set in 17 minutes and ran out a 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 winner But Stephens, 28,

PSG 'are confident Kylian Mbappe will agree a short-term extension'

Paris Saint-Germain ‘are becoming more confident Kylian Mbappe will agree a short-term extension after positive latest talks… but Real Madrid still believe they can sign France striker this summer’ Kylian Mbappe is currently set to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer But ESPN claim the Ligue 1 giants are growing in confidence he could stay  Recent talks between PSG and Mbappe and his agents were said to be positive 

EXCLUSIVE: Mairis Briedis could fight Lawrence Okolie THIS SUMMER

Mairis Briedis could fight Lawrence Okolie THIS SUMMER in cruiserweight unification clash, says promoter Kalle Sauerland… and insists the Latvian IS serious about fighting Jake Paul after getting a tattoo to challenge YouTuber Lawrence Okolie could be set to challenge Mairis Briedis for his world titles   Briedis’ promoter Kalle Sauerland says the clash can happen this summer  The British cruiserweight must first defend his belt vs Michal Cieslak next month

UFC will return to London's O2 Arena for the first time in THREE YEARS

UFC will return to London’s O2 Arena for the first time in THREE YEARS in March as Dana White hints that rising star Paddy Pimblett could feature against Jared Gordon The UFC will return to London for the first time in three years on March 19  The coronavirus pandemic has meant no events have been held in the capital  However, the UFC will make its long-awaited return in just eight

Man Utd and Chelsea set for Premier League disappointment in supercomputer prediction

In pictures: Brighton v Chelsea We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Manchester United and Chelsea are not currently on course for glory in the Premier League and their fortunes are not going to change, according to

Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to finish his career in Barcelona

Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to come back to Barcelona to finish his career – and reveals PSG superstar told him ‘there is no better place to play’ than Barca Brazilian Dani Alves wants Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona to finish his career Alves re-joined Barca in November and insists there is ‘no better place’ to play   Messi had been linked to a return to the Nou Camp halfway