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January 13, 2019 10:55 AM Numbers: Messi makes La Liga history, Dave saves United

Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in La Liga, taking 435 games to achieve the feat. The man closest to him is, no prizes for guessing, Cristiano Ronaldo, who got 311 in 292 matches before leaving for Juventus. Messi is the second player across Europe's top five leagues to have scored 400 league goals. (The first, Ronaldo, has 409 at last count) 88

January 10, 2019 6:19 AM How India, UAE, Thailand and Bahrain can qualify for round of 16

After four matches of the group stages in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup, all four teams are in with a chance of making the round of 16. Thailand gave themselves a lifeline with a 1-0 win against Bahrain, while hosts UAE's 2-0 win meant India were denied an opportunity to put themselves into the second round. UAE now lead the group, but aren't yet through 81

January 5, 2019 4:30 PM WTA roundup: Pliskova into Brisbane final

Fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to her second career Brisbane International final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Donna Vekic of Croatia on Saturday in Australia. “I felt like I have control about everything I am doing,” said Pliskova, who won here in 2017. Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, overcame a rough start to win in one hour and 20 minutes. Vekic 78

January 4, 2019 8:39 PM Tennis: Djokovic beaten by Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final

(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals on Friday, losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. World number one Djokovic, who was pushed to the limit in his last two matches in Doha by Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili, failed to find a way past a determined Bautista Agut who won 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in two hours 81

January 1, 2019 6:30 AM Murray makes winning return in Brisbane after hip injury

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray made a successful return to competitive tennis on Tuesday with a 6-3 6-4 victory over local favorite James Duckworth at the Brisbane International tournament. The 31-year-old Murray ended his season early last year after suffering pain in his hip following surgery earlier in 2018 that ruled him out of three 88

January 1, 2019 4:52 AM U.S. beats Finland 4-1 to finish 2nd in Group B at world juniors

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes 58

December 27, 2018 5:19 PM New Jersey high school wrestling team won't compete in events with ref who told athlete to cut dreadlocks

A New Jersey school district takes action against referee Alan Maloney who made Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson cut his dreadlocks moments before a match. A New Jersey school district has said its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told one of its athletes to cut his dreadlocks before a match 163

December 26, 2018 4:01 AM Juan Carlos Osorio's Paraguay to face Mexico in March

Paraguay head coach Juan Carlos Osorio will face off against his former employers Mexico in March, with the Colombian returning to the scene of El Tri's 7-0 loss against Chile in California in June 2016. The Paraguayan football association confirmed that La Albirroja will play Mexico on March 26 in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in what is likely to be the second 59

December 20, 2018 1:17 AM Tottenham confirm Son Heung-Min will go to Asian Cup after Man United game

Spurs struck a deal with Korea at the start of the season whereby they agreed that Son could play in the Asian Games, which is not on FIFA's official calendar, in August as long as he missed their international friendlies in November and the first two group matches at the Asian Cup in United Arab Emirates against Philippines and Kyrgyzstan. South Korea 91

December 13, 2018 3:58 PM Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy returns, to start against Leafs

Thursday's game (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET) matches the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Without Vasilevskiy, who hasn't played since Nov. 10, Louis Domingue has gone 11-2-0 and has won six straight games for the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning. Edward Pasquale won his only appearance for the Lightning on Dec. 4 as well. Vasilevskiy, 24, is 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against 48