Sports update: Fedex loss at AUS open, Liverpool powers to the top, India stun New Zealand and much more.

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There is no stopping Liverpool:

It’s just January and Liverpool are already 19 points clear at the top of the Premiere League. The Reds beat West Ham United 2-0 with goals from Mohd Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain.Though the game was a regulation win for Liverpool, their star player Divock Origi exited the game with a hamstring injury.

Federer outclassed as Djoko enters the final:
Roger Federer was doubtful for his semifinal clash vs Novak Djokovic but the Swiss Maestro turned up on the center court. His movement on court looked restricted as he went down to Djokovic in straight sets. 16 time Grand Slam winner and defending champion Djokovic won the match 7-4, 6-4, 6-3 to enter the final.

India stun New Zealand in a Super Over thriller:

Rohit Sharma’s back-to-back sixes in the Super Over against New Zealand ensured that the visitors took an assailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match T20 series. Chasing 180 to win, the Kiwis were restricted to 179 after a brilliant last over by Mohd Shami. In the Super Over, the Kiwis set India an 18-run target which the Men In Blue achieved on the very last ball in dramatic fashion on Wednesday. This is India’s first T20 series win in New Zealand. The fourth match of the series will be played in Wellington on Friday.

Manchester United sign Bruno Fernandes:

English Premiere League side Manchester United have signed Portugese midfielder Bruno Fernandes for $88 million. The 25-year-old, who was previously with Sporting Clube de Portugal, was seen as a potential target by United for many months. Fernandes has scored 63 goals in 137 appearances for Sporting Clube de Portugal and has scored twice in 19 matches for Portugal.

Jofra Archer ruled out of T20 series vs South Africa:

English fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the 3-match T20 series vs South AFrica because of an elbow injury. Archer is also doubtful for England’s test tour of Sri Lanka in March. The 24-year-old has a sore right elbow as he missed England’s last three Test matches in their 3-1 series win vs South Africa. He will be replaced by Saqib Mahmood.

Kenin upsets top-seed Barty in Australian Open:

14th seed Sofia Kenin of United States knocked out women’s top-seed and local favourite Ashleigh Barty to enter the final of the Australian Open. In a match that saw Barty smash 8 aces against just 2 from Kenin, the American won 7-6, 7-5 to enter her maiden Grand Slam final. Kenin now plays Garine Muguruza in the final after she beat 4th seed Simon Halep on Thursday.


Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist

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