Tennis

Australian Open: 2018 Top seed Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer

Rafael Nadal’s only Australian Open title came in 2009 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Top seed Rafael Nadal progressed to the last […]

Hockey

Brandon Sutter caps rally with OT winner as Canucks top Wild

Brandon Sutter scored 2:50 into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. Loui Eriksson and Thomas Vanek also scored to rally the Canucks who played without Daniel Sedin. The team’s third-leading goal scorer with 10 was a late scratch with back spasms. Sutter returned after […]

Football

VAR: Premier League bosses regret lack of technology in top flight

Pellegrino unhappy with ‘unjust’ Watford equaliser Video assistant referees (VAR) were used in English football for the first time this week, but their absence from the Premier League was felt by two managers on Saturday. The technology made its debut in English football, albeit on a trial basis, as Brighton beat Crystal Palace in the […]

Basketball

Top NBA prospects denied eligibility by G League

A number of 2018 first-round prospects — including potential lottery pick Mitchell Robinson, who withdrew from Western Kentucky before the season started — have inquired about the possibility of playing in the G League this season but were told they are ineligible, a league source told ESPN. That ineligibility stems from a rule that prevents […]

Hockey

Stamkos shows Drouin who’s boss as Lightning top Habs

The Tampa Bay Lightning got to Carey Price in time to pick up another victory. Steven Stamkos scored twice, and the NHL-leading Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Thursday night for their 10th win in 11 games. Stamkos scored twice in Tampa Bay’s 3-1 victory over Montreal 1:18 Brayden Point got the tiebreaking goal in […]