By Peter HallLIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Real Madrid always seem to save their best for Europe, with Liverpool the latest victims of the Champions League’s comeback kings in a remarkable 5-2 defeat at Anfield on Tuesday. Real’s failure to lie down and accept their fate was key to them securing a 14th Champions League crown last season and it seems they have not lost their touch. While Liverpool were in many respects architects of their own downfall, Real have a history of saving their best for when they are up against it and the Champions League brings out the best in them. Having conceded two goals inside 14 minutes at Anfield on Tuesday, Liverpool fans sensed redemption for their defeat to Real in last season’s Champions League final, with the visitors struggling to cope in a raucous atmosphere. “I told the boys directly after the game a defeat is a defeat if you don’t learn from it,” Klopp said.
“When Putin launched his invasion nearly one year ago, he thought Ukraine was weak and the West was divided. Since then, Russia’s war has killed tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers on both sides, cities have been reduced to rubble, and millions of refugees have fled. Russia says it has annexed nearly a fifth of Ukraine, while the West has pledged tens of billions of dollars in military aid to Kyiv. Kyiv and the West see it as a push to give Putin victories to trumpet a year after he launched Europe’s biggest conflict since World War Two. China’s top diplomat Wang Yi on Monday called for a negotiated settlement to the Ukraine war during a stopover in Hungary ahead of a visit to Moscow for talks.1 month ago WHBL
By Peter HallMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Substitute Jadon Sancho’s first goal since September earned Manchester United a thrilling 2-2 draw with Leeds United in the Premier League on Wednesday as the hosts came back from two goals down to salvage a point. Leeds flew out of the traps and stunned Old Trafford into silence after 55 seconds when Wilfried Gnonto arrowed the visitors in front from the edge of the penalty area. United stayed third in the standings, three points ahead of Newcastle United in fourth, having played one game more. Managerless Leeds climbed one place to 16th, one point clear of the relegation zone. Rashford, however, had another ideas, steering a header home to become the first Manchester United player to score in six consecutive appearances at Old Trafford in the Premier League since Wayne Rooney in 2012.1 month ago WHBL
Microsoft is staking its future on AI through billions of dollars of investment as it directly challenges Alphabet Inc’s Google. Bing will be powered by AI and run on a new, next-generation “large language model” that is more powerful than ChatGPT, Mehdi said. On Monday it unveiled a chatbot of its own called Bard, while it is planning to release AI for its search engine that can synthesize material when no simple answer exists online. PRACTICAL USESAt the event, Mehdi demonstrated how the AI-enhanced search engine will make shopping and creating emails much easier. For the quarter ending Dec. 31, Alphabet reported $42.6 billion in Google Search and other revenue, while Microsoft posted $3.2 billion from search and news advertising.1 month ago WHBL
Liverpool trailed 2-0 after only 12 minutes with Joel Matip’s own goal and a debut effort for Craig Dawson. “When you start like this you don’t deserve anything in a Premier League game,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. For Arsenal it was a wake-up call and they will be hoping for a favour from Tottenham, who play second-placed Manchester City on Sunday. Arsenal host Manchester City on Feb. 15. Leicester City also allayed their relegation fears as they picked up their first league win since November, twice coming from behind to win 4-2 at Aston Villa.1 month ago WHBL
(Reuters) – List of Australian Open women’s singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated):2023 Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) bt Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) 4-6 6-3 6-42022 Ash Barty bt Danielle Collins (U.S.) 6-3 7-6(2)2021 Naomi Osaka (Japan) bt Jennifer Brady (U.S.) 6-4 6-32020 Sofia Kenin (U.S.) bt Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 4-6 6-2 6-22019 Osaka bt Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 7-6(2) 5-7 6-42018 Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) bt Simona Halep (Romania) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-42017 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-4 6-42016 Angelique Kerber (Germany) bt S. Williams 6-4 3-6 6-42015 S. Williams bt Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3 7-6(5)2014 Li Na (China) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-6(3) 6-02013 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Li 4-6 6-4 6-32012 Azarenka bt Sharapova 6-3 6-02011 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) bt Li 3-6 6-3 6-32010 S. Williams bt Justine Henin (Belgium) 6-4 3-6 6-22009 S. Williams bt Dinara Safina (Russia) 6-0 6-32008 Sharapova bt Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-5 6-32007 S. Williams bt Sharapova 6-1 6-22006 Amelie Mauresmo (France) bt Henin 6-1 2-0 (retired)2005 S. Williams bt Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) 2-6 6-3 6-02004 Henin bt Clijsters 6-3 4-6 6-32003 S. Williams bt V. Williams 7-6(4) 3-6 6-42002 Jennifer Capriati (U.S.) bt Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-22001 Capriati bt Hingis 6-4 6-32000 Davenport bt Hingis 6-1 7-51999 Hingis bt Mauresmo 6-2 6-31998 Hingis bt Conchita Martinez (Spain) 6-3 6-31997 Hingis bt Mary Pierce (France) 6-2 6-21996 Monica Seles (U.S.) bt Anke Huber (Germany) 6-4 6-11995 Pierce bt Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) 6-3 6-21994 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Sanchez Vicario 6-0 6-21993 Seles (Yugoslavia) bt Graf 4-6 6-3 6-21992 Seles bt Mary Joe Fernandez (U.S.) 6-3 6-41991 Seles bt Jana Novotna (Czechoslovakia) 5-7 6-3 6-11990 Graf bt Fernandez 6-3 6-41989 Graf bt Helena Sukova (Czechoslovakia) 6-4 6-41988 Graf bt Chris Evert (U.S.) 6-4 6-41987 Hana Mandlikova (Czechoslovakia) bt Martina Navratilova (U.S.) 7-5 7-6(1)1986 no competition1985 Navratilova bt Evert 6-2 4-6 6-21984 Evert bt Sukova 6-7(4) 6-1 6-31983 Navratilova bt Kathy Jordan (U.S.) 6-2 7-6(5)1982 Evert bt Navratilova 6-3 2-6 6-31981 Navratilova bt Evert 6-7(4) 6-4 7-51980 Mandlikova bt Wendy Turnbull 6-0 7-51979 Barbara Jordan (U.S.) bt Sharon Walsh (U.S.) 6-3 6-31978 Chris O’Neil bt Betsy Nagelsen 6-3 7-6(3)1977 (Dec) Evonne Goolagong Cawley bt Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3 6-01977 (Jan) Kerry Melville Reid bt Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5 6-21976 Goolagong Cawley bt Renata Tomanova (Czechoslovakia) 6-2 6-21975 Goolagong Cawley bt Navratilova (Czechoslovakia) 6-3 6-21974 Goolagong Cawley bt Evert 7-6(5) 4-6 6-01973 Margaret Court bt Goolagong Cawley 6-4 7-51972 Virginia Wade (Britain) bt Goolagong Cawley 6-4 6-41971 Court bt Goolagong Cawley 2-6 7-6(0) 7-51970 Court bt Melville Reid 6-1 6-31969 Court bt Billie Jean King (U.S.) 6-4 6-11968 King bt Court 6-1 6-21967 Nancy Richey (U.S.) bt Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1 6-41966 Court bt Richey (walkover)1965 Court bt Maria Bueno (Brazil) 5-7 6-4 5-2 (retired)1964 Court bt Turner Bowrey 6-3 6-21963 Court bt Jan Lehane O’Neill 6-2 6-21962 Court bt Lehane O’Neill 6-0 6-21961 Court bt Lehane O’Neill 6-1 6-41960 Court bt Lehane O’Neill 7-5 6-21959 Mary Carter Reitano bt Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SouthAfrica) 6-2 6-31958 Angela Mortimer Barrett (Britain) bt Lorraine CoghlanRobinson 6-2 6-41957 Shirley Fry Irvin (U.S.) bt Althea Gibson (U.S.) 6-3 6-41956 Carter Reitano bt Thelma Coyne Long (U.S.) 3-6 6-2 9-71955 Beryl Penrose Collier bt Coyne Long 6-4 6-31954 Coyne Long bt Jenny Staley 6-3 6-41953 Maureen Connolly Brinker (U.S.) bt Julia Sampson Hayward (U.S.) 6-3 6-21952 Coyne Long bt Helen Angwin 6-2 6-31951 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Coyne Long 6-1 7-51950 Louise Brough (U.S.) bt Doris Hart (U.S.) 6-4 3-6 6-41949 Hart bt Wynne Bolton 6-4 6-41948 Wynne Bolton bt Marie Toomey 6-2 6-11947 Wynne Bolton bt Nell Hall Hopman 6-3 6-21946 Wynne Bolton bt Joyce Fitch 6-4 6-41941-45 No competition1940 Wynne Bolton bt Coyne Long 5-7 6-4 6-01939 Emily Hood Westacott bt Hall Hopman 6-1 6-21938 Dorothy Cheney (U.S.) bt Dorothy Stevenson 6-3 6-21937 Wynne Bolton by Hood Westacott 6-3 5-7 6-41936 Joan Hartigan bt Wynne Bolton 6-4 6-41935 Dorothy Round Little (Britain) Nancy Lyle Glover 1-6 6-1 6-31934 Hartigan bt Margaret Molesworth 6-1 6-41933 Hartigan bt Coral Buttsworth 6-4 6-31932 Buttsworth bt Kathleen Le Messurier 9-7 6-41931 Buttsworth bt Marjorie Cox Crawford 1-6 6-3 6-41930 Daphne Akhurst Cozens bt Sylvia Lance Harper 10-8 2-6 7-51929 Akhurst Cozens bt Louise Bickerton 6-1 5-7 6-21928 Akhurst Cozens bt Esna Boyd Robertson 7-5 6-21927 Boyd Robertson bt Lance Harper 5-7 6-1 6-21926 Akhurst Cozens bt Boyd Robertson 6-1 6-31925 Akhurst Cozens bt Boyd Robertson 1-6 8-6 6-41924 Lance Harper bt Boyd Robertson 6-3 3-6 8-61923 Margaret Molesworth bt Boyd Robertson 6-1 7-51922 Molesworth bt Boyd Robertson 6-3 10-8(Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru)1 month ago WHBL
It offers a rematch of the dramatic 2021 French Open final, in which Djokovic came back from two sets down to snatch the title and leave Greek Tsitsipas heartbroken. “I think he (Tsitsipas) has never played a (Grand Slam) finals, am I wrong?” Djokovic asked incredulous reporters this week. At 35, Djokovic needs one major title to draw level with 36-year-old Nadal’s 22 in the all-time Grand Slam race. Meanwhile third seed Tsitsipas is desperate to become the first Greek to win a Grand Slam crown, having put the nation on the tennis map. He buried his semi-final hoodoo at Melbourne Park against Russian bruiser Karen Khachanov in four sets on Friday after falling three times previously at the hurdle.1 month ago WHBL
Jerami Grant added 19 points and Anfernee Simons had 16 points and nine assists, which won its second game in a row. Rui Hachimura scored 12 points in his Lakers debut after he was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards on Monday. Pat Connaughton had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 10 points for the Bucks. Alperen Sengun (21 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) posted his second career triple-double to lead the Rockets. Hawks 137, Thunder 132Trae Young had 33 points and 11 assists to lift Atlanta to a victory over host Oklahoma City.1 month ago WHBL