But a Liverpool side looking for their first league title in 29 years came through that test with flying colours, recording a thumping 5-0 victory that kept them one point clear of second placed Manchester City.
Players and officials called for online trolls to be outed on Monday after an Australian Rules star was branded a "monkey" as racism again reared its head in the popular sport, days after a sexism row.
The social media comments were directed at West Coast Eagles forward Liam Ryan after he was reported for striking Brisbane Lions defender Darcy Gardiner.
A post on the official AFL Instagram account of Channel 7 -- a broadcast partner -- asked fans if the indigenous player should be suspended, to which some responded with racist language.
The organisers will donate a percentage of all revenue from registrations and sponsorship toward the programme.
The 46-year-old Norwegian has guided United to 14 wins in 19 matches in all competitions as caretaker boss since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.
Steve Smith and David Warner, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part of their re-integration after the scandal in South Africa that rocked the cricketing world.
World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 per cent of her career earnings.
Retired superstar Floyd Mayweather has been named "special advisor" to China's boxing team as they look to improve their medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese Boxing Federation said.
New Delhi: The accolades have been flowing for Hima Das as she collected five gold medals in Europe over the course of this month and the latest one has come from none other than cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. On Sunday, the former India captain expressed his admiration for the 19-year-old
World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic equalled Boris Becker’s mark of 12 appearances in the Wimbledon fourth round on Friday despite a mid-match hiccup when he lost the second set in a tie-break. The four-time Wimbledon winner in the end defeated Poland’s Hubert
Alejandro Pozo delivered the late dagger in 10-man Sevilla’s 2-1 friendly win over Liverpool in Boston on Sunday, a defeat made worse for the European champions when they saw Yasser Larouci stretchered off. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious at Joris Gagnon’s outrageous kick at an on-rushing Larouci