Read full article on original website
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Self-described "obnoxious soccer mom" Victoria Azarenka was ordered to take off her Paris St Germain shirt at the Australian Open on Thursday before bowing out of the Grand Slam with a straight sets defeat by Elena Rybakina in the semi-finals.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is thus far the only potential buyer of the most valuable franchise of the English Premier League. The chairman of the multinational chemical company Ineos, a lifelong Manchester United fan formally put himself into the process this month after the team’s owners, the Glazer family, announced in November that they are considering selling a stake or the club outright. Manchester United is currently the most valuable team in the English Premier League, coming in at $5.95 billion in Sportico’s calculations. The Glazers expect £6 billion ($8 billion) for the team, a record sum for a soccer franchise. The deadline to receive offers...
5 takeaways from USMNT’s 2-1 loss vs. Serbia originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. The Stars and Stripes are back on the pitch, and the future looks exciting. Though the marquee players aren’t available, the United States men’s national team -- led by interim manager Anthony Hudson -- had plenty of youth on display in its 2-1 loss to Serbia on Wednesday.
The presence of flags and vocal support for Vladamir Putin at the Australian Open seems to be growing by the day, despite a ban from the event organizers. Flags are traditionally a staple of the season-opening Grand Slam. However, the governing body of tennis in Australia announced a ban against flags from Russia and Belarus -- Putin’s main ally -- following multiple appearances, including a first-round match between a Ukrainian and Russian player, and complaints by Ukrainian officials.