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Maria Sharapova given lesson by Angelique Kerber

Maria Sharapova was handed an Australian Open hiding by Angelique Kerber in the third-round battle of the former champions.

Chung Hyeon celebrates after defeating Alexander Zverev

Chung Hyeon defeats Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev suffered another grand slam letdown with a five-set defeat by fellow young gun Chung Hyeon in the third round of the Australian Open.

Relief was mixed with joy for Simona Halep after her epic victory over Lauren Davis

Simona Halep outlasts Lauren Davis in epic

Simona Halep saved three match points and served for victory four times in an extraordinary encounter against Lauren Davis before eventually booking her spot in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

India?s Leander Paes, left, and Purav Raja celebrate after beating Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

Early loss for Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in Melbourne

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were eliminated in the second round of the men’s doubles after an epic clash with veteran Indian duo Leander Paes and Purav Raja.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) peels away from San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) (Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP)

Lowry and DeRozan lead Toronto to victory over San Antonio

Kyle Lowry hit 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs 86-83.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were beaten in the second round of the Australian Open

Jamie Murray: Doubles players deserve more money

Jamie Murray backed calls for grand slam prize money to be increased – and believes doubles players deserve a bigger share.

Olympic rings

North Korea will send 22 athletes to Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

The International Olympic Committee has announced that 22 athletes from North Korea will compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Conor McGregor

McGregor set to lose UFC belt as Ferguson and Nurmagomedov fight for strap

Conor McGregor will seemingly be stripped of his UFC lightweight title after company president Dana White declared that the winner of Tony Ferguson-Khabib Nurmagomedov will be the new champion at 155lbs.

Roger Federer did not face a break point in a straight-sets victory over Richard Gasquet

Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet again to reach fourth round in Melbourne

Roger Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to march into the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Andy Murray entertained Twitter followers with a revealing question and answer session

What Andy Murray thinks about Vegemite, learning English and his ‘cool’ mum…

Struggling with jet lag following his flight home from Australia, Andy Murray held a middle of the night question and answer session on Twitter on subjects ranging from his recovery from hip surgery to his views on Vegemite.

Maria Sharapova was well beaten by Angelique Kerber in the third round

Maria Sharapova falls well short against Angelique Kerber

Maria Sharapova wanted to test her level against the leading players but found the answer a rather brutal one as she took just four games off a rejuvenated Angelique Kerber in the third round of the Australian Open.

Bayern Munich?s Robert Lewandowski is fit again (Tim Goode, Empics)

Lewandowski boost for Bayern Munich before clash with struggling Bremen

Bayern Munich have Robert Lewandowski back for Sunday’s Bundesliga clash at home to Werder Bremen.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is waiting for Erik Lamela to return.

Tottenham step up chase for Bordeaux forward Malcom

Tottenham are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom this month.

Novak Djokovic receives treatment during his victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Novak Djokovic needs treatment but makes progress

Novak Djokovic’s game was back but question marks remain about his body after a straight-sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round of the Australian Open.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is going nowhere

Paul Lambert intent on keeping Jack Butland at Stoke

Stoke boss Paul Lambert has vowed to do everything in his power to keep hold of Jack Butland and says there is “absolutely no chance” of the goalkeeper leaving the club this month.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte speaks to referee Graham Scott during the FA Cup clash with Norwich

Antonio Conte: Pedro dived because he was tired

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has admitted Pedro dived in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Norwich, with the Spaniard citing fatigue.

Michael Carrick has accepted an offer to join United's coaching staff

Carrick accepts offer to join United coaching staff when he retires

Michael Carrick has accepted Jose Mourinho’s offer to join his first team coaching staff upon retirement, the Manchester United manager has revealed.

Pep Guardiola, right, will not be reunited with Alexis Sanchez, left, at Manchester City

Guardiola put his club’s future stability ahead of signing Sanchez

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s future stability was more important than signing Alexis Sanchez.

Cameron Jerome made his Derby debut

Bristol City take a point on the road at Derby

Luke Steele came off the bench to help Bristol City hold promotion rivals Derby to a goalless draw in an incident-packed match at Pride Park.

Roy Hodgson and Jack Wilshere

Roy Hodgson backs resurgent Jack Wilshere for England return

Roy Hodgson believes injury-plagued Jack Wilshere is rediscovering peak form and has backed him for a place in England’s World Cup squad.

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