Barcelona completes move for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho in €160million deal

Philippe Coutinho officially joined Barcelona on Monday, completing a move from Liverpool thought to be worth 160 million euros (an equivalent of $192 million), making it the third richest transfer in history. 25-year-old Coutinho signed a five-year contract in a ceremony alongside Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu. ​But minutes before he put pen to paper,… Read More Barcelona completes move for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho in €160million deal

Egypt and Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year

Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983. The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after moving from AS Roma… Read More Egypt and Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year

Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was super close but still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner made a tentative return at an Abu Dhabi exhibition late last month, losing to French… Read More Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Elina Svitolina defeats Ana Konjuh to reach Brisbane International quarters

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina continued her impressive start to the season when she demolished Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. Svitolina took just 64 minutes to see off Konjuh at the Pat Rafter Arena and book an enticing quarter-final showdown with Britain’s Johanna Konta. ​The 23-year-old Svitolina… Read More Elina Svitolina defeats Ana Konjuh to reach Brisbane International quarters

Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov as he defends his Australian Open title

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked Russian, Andy Murray announced… Read More Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov as he defends his Australian Open title