Andy Murray was frustrated by his mental lapse in the third set of his loss to long-time rival Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

McIlroy wins Dubai EPGA event

Rory McIlroy has won the EPGA event in Dubai for the second time, finishing with a final-round two-under par 70.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but on Sunday he firmly established him as the...
Andy Murray has become the first man in the Open era to lose four Australian Open finals.
LONDON (Reuters) - Rarely does a visiting team leave Stamford Bridge with anything to show for their endeavour, but a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday was...
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Flamengo fans burst into the Macae dressing room, stealing equipment and injuring a player before the team's first game of the season,...
Two refugee activists were arrested after interrupting the Australian Open men's final at Melbourne Park.
Dubai (Reuters) - Spain's Alvaro Quiros undertook an 11,000 kilometre (6,800 mile) round trip for a sinus surgery and then recorded his lowest round in 16 months,...
Barely two weeks before the World Cup, the hosts proved their batting depth to recover from 60-4 and post 278-8 with Maxwell (95) and Mitchell Marsh (60)...
BATA, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - African football sits at yet another crossroad in its search for credibility after farcical and violent scenes in Saturday's...
Manly and the NRL will investigate the alleged anti-social behaviour of controversial Sea Eagles forward Willie Mason in Auckland.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Gareth Bale showed some exquisite touches for Real Madrid in their 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday but was, once again, subjected...
Australian Daniel Ricciardo says he hopes his team's new car will be a "beast" as Red Bull begins testing before the 2015 Formula One season.

Auckland Nines factbox

Adam Reynolds has been named as the player of the tournament of the NRL Auckland Nines.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is "solid", and so capable of withstanding an interest rate...
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