Tennis

Davis Cup: Denis Shapovalov fined over Great Britain default

Shapovalov hits umpire in face and loses Davis Cup tie Canada’s Denis Shapovalov has been fined $7,000 (£5,600) after being defaulted from his match against Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund in the Davis Cup. The 17-year-old was down 3-6 4-6 1-2 when he hit the umpire in the eye with a ball struck in anger. He […]

Basketball

Fantasy Basketball – Top waiver-wire pickups for the week of February 6

Working the waiver wire is crucial to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the season, we need to source stats from free agency to maximize our imaginary rosters. Prepare for the week ahead in fantasy hoops with matchup previews, schedule analysis and more, including a downloadable […]

Football

Leicester City: Are Foxes dragged into tightest-ever relegation battle?

A dejected Leicester were sucked further into the relegation battle following a 3-0 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday There is more drama at the bottom than the top, Jermain Defoe and Romelu Lukaku join illustrious company, and Arsenal’s travel sickness continues. BBC Sport takes a look at the quirkiest and more interesting statistics from […]

Basketball

Singer flubs Canadian anthem before Raptors-Nets game

The anthem singer for the Toronto Raptors- Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center Sunday struggled with the lyrics to “O Canada,” and the Raptors responded by tweaking the Nets on Twitter. .@BrooklynNets For future reference… pic.twitter.com/EJt64jTYZt — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 5, 2017 Amber Iman, a member of the national touring cast of the Broadway […]

Formula

Formula 1: Nico Rosberg wanted Fernando Alonso as his Mercedes replacement

Nico Rosberg (right) says Fernando Alonso would have ensured ‘fireworks’ alongside Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg says he would have liked Fernando Alonso to replace him as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate. The German retired last November, five days after winning the title, and Mercedes have chosen former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas to replace him. Asked by Spain’s […]

Football

Juventus 1-0 Inter Milan – BBC Sport

Juan Cuadrado is still technically on loan from Chelsea – but Juventus have the option to sign him permanently Juan Cuadrado’s brilliant goal helped leaders Juventus beat in-form Inter Milan and restore their six-point lead at the top of Serie A. Cuadrado smashed home the only goal with a powerful first-time 25-yard strike after Inter […]

Formula

Formula 1 gossip: Lauda, Bottas, Hamilton, Ricciardo

Monday, 6 February Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says Pascal Wehrlein could have been as quick as new signing Valtteri Bottas, and that only a lack of experience cost him a chance. (Auto Bild, via f1today.net) Bottas, the man chosen by Mercedes to partner Lewis Hamilton, has been tipped by fellow Finn and former driver Mika […]

Football

Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Mata, Lukaku, Jesus, Courtois

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1 to stay nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, while Tottenham remain second after a 1-0 win at home to Middlesbrough. Manchester City climb from fifth to third after a 2-1 win over Swansea City, with Liverpool dropping one place to fifth after a 2-0 defeat at lowly […]