Confident Djokovic primed for Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic will be strong favourite to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final on Sunday and equal Rafael Nadal’s haul of 22 Grand Slam crowns. The 35-year-old Serb, who has won all nine of his previous finals at Melbourne Park, will return to world number one if he defeats the Greek third set. … Read more

Rusty Rory McIlroy enters final 36 holes in Dubai just two shots back

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Rory McIlroy is known as one of the best drivers of the golf ball in the world. On Saturday at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, McIlroy hit just two fairways. Yet, he finds himself just two shots off the lead halfway through a behind-schedule Hero … Read more

Australian Open 2023 final live: Elena Rybakina vs Aryna Sabalenka score and match updates

08:47 AM First set: Elena Rybakina* 0-1 Aryna Sabalenka (*denotes next server) Groans from the crowd as Sabalenka hits a double fault on the opening point. But to her credit, she responds with an ace and a forehand winner, 30-15. Another ace from Sabalenka and she holds. Good start by the Belarusian. 08:45 AM Everything … Read more

Australian Open 2023 Day 11: Aryna Sabalenka to face Elena Rybakina in final

The women’s 2023 Australian Open final is set: Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will take on Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan after the two each won their semifinal matches in straight sets. Fifth-seeded Sabalenka, 24, took down Magda Linette of Poland, 7(7)-6(1), 6-2 after a back-and-forth battle in the opening set. Linette actually led 2-0 early before … Read more

Novak Djokovic defends his father after setting up Stefanos Tsitsipas final

By Simon Briggs, Tennis Correspondent, in Melbourne Novak Djokovic admitted the scrutiny around his father Srdjan had “got to me” after a curiously inconsistent performance against Tommy Paul in the Australian Open semi-final. Such was Djokovic’s superiority that he was still able to ease past the unseeded Paul in straight sets, setting up an intriguing … Read more

Sabalenka, Rybakina promise power-packed Australian Open final

Two of the biggest hitters in women’s tennis go toe-to-toe when Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina clash in Saturday’s Australian Open final in Melbourne. Belarusian fifth seed Sabalenka is in the form of her life and on the brink of a maiden Grand Slam crown. The 24-year-old comes into the showpiece under the Rod Laver … Read more

Bed Bath and Beyond timeline: The chaotic final years of a classic American retailer

The end of an era is approaching for Bed Bath & Beyond (), once one of the U.S.’s most beloved home furnishing retailers. Bed Bath & Beyond in its latest regulatory filing that it’s defaulted on its loans and lacks the financial means to repay its debt. The company also reiterated the possibility that it … Read more

Rybakina beats Azarenka to reach Australian Open final

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final on Thursday and end the Belarusian’s dream of a third Melbourne title. Rybakina won their semi-final 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 at a blustery Rod Laver Arena and will meet Aryna Sabalenka or Magda Linette in Saturday’s final. The Moscow-born Kazakh prevailed … Read more

Rashford stars as Man Utd crush Forest to close in on League Cup final

Marcus Rashford scored a dazzling solo goal as Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday to virtually book a place at Wembley next month. The England man, enjoying a purple patch following the World Cup, netted his 18th goal of the season in the sixth … Read more