African football at credibility crossroads

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) – African football sits at yet another crossroad in its search for credibility after farcical and violent scenes in Saturday’s quarter-finals at its showpiece event.

Djokovic takes first set 7-6 in Australian Open final

Rosberg promises ‘maximum attack’ in 2015

(Reuters) – Nico Rosberg vowed ‘maximum attack’ in a new title battle with Formula One world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday as Mercedes unveiled their 2015 car before pre-season testing started in Jerez.

Hingis wins Australian Open mixed doubles title with Paes

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Five times grand slam singles winner Martina Hingis won her second Australian Open mixed doubles title on Sunday as she teamed with India’s Leander Paes to beat last year’s winners France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Canada’s Daniel …

Packers’ Rodgers captures second MVP award

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player on Saturday, joining an impressive list of future Hall of Famers to have won the award multiple times.

Levins registers shock double at NY Armory

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canadian Cam Levins claimed a startling double by winning the mile then upsetting celebrated training mate Galen Rupp half an hour later in the two-mile race at the Armory Track Invitational on Saturday.

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe picks Patriots; inmates to get popcorn

PHOENIX (Reuters) – The Arizona lawman who bills himself as “America’s toughest sheriff” predicts the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl and says some inmates will be allowed popcorn as they watch Sunday’s face-off with the Seattle Seahawks.

Panthers’ Davis wins Man of the Year award for off-field work

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was named the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year on Saturday for his commitment to community service and excellence on the field.