Venus Williams has left the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne after losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one. Makarova had defeated her sister Serena in the fourth round of the same tournament back in 2012.
Toronto FC held a press conference to announce two new additions to the squad, one of them being Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur. Defoe will earn about C$160,000 a week over a four-year contract. Also joining the club will be American international Michael Bradley, who comes from the Italian side Roma.
The doping hearing for Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson will be held back until February 4 and 5. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission is still waiting on the final test results from a lab in Kentucky to see if Simpson consumed the banned substance oxilofrine. Simpson’s former MVP teammate Asafa Powell will face the JADCO panel next Read More
Toronto FC is preparing to turn things around for its team. Sources are confirming that two new additions are coming in from Europe. Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley of Italian side AS Roma will be joining TFC. Also, Dwayne De Rosario returns to the club after a 2013 stint in Washington DC. He Read More
Former West Indies Cricket Board president Dr. Julian Hunte is due to be knighted. The St. Lucia government announced that the knighthood will be given for Hunte’s contribution to St. Lucia and to the Caribbean at large in terms of sports, politics and diplomacy. Hunte, who led the WICB from 2007 to 2013, is the Read More
In the West Indies, Chris Gayle’s hamstring injury has forced him to stay out of South Africa’s domestic Ram Slam T20 tournament. He released a statement saying he won’t be able to reach Durban to join the Dolphins squad, and his sights are set on the Windies Regional 50-over tournament in late January. Gayle’s torn Read More
FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke spoke about the potential new date for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He told Radio France it won’t be happening in June and July, and that sometime between November and January is more likely. However, President Sepp Blatter stressed that they will not be rushed into a final decision, Read More
Team Canada has announced the men’s hockey team to be sent off to Sochi in February. Sidney Crosby, who made his memorable goal in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, will be leading the 25-man delegation. The announcement was made here in Toronto, and their first match is with Norway on February 13. FULL ROSTER: Read More
Unfortunately for Manchester United, they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in a League Cup semifinal decision Tuesday at the Stadium of Light. Things started off late in the first half with an own goal from United’s Ryan Giggs, before Nemanja Vidic made an equalizer after 52 minutes. Fabio Borini’s penalty shot put Sunderland back Read More
Lionel Messi could rejoin his Barcelona teammates as soon as Wednesday, just in time for the Copa del Rey match against Getafe. Messi has been out since November with a hamstring injury. He returned to train the previous week, but missed out on his side’s 4-0 win over Elche on Sunday.