Brady’s legacy secure regardless of Super Bowl outcome

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the National Football League’s greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game regardless of whether he captures a fourth Super Bowl title with the New England Patriots on Sunday.

McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert

Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts.

Serena continues mastery of Sharapova for magical 19th

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A sickly Serena Williams gave Maria Sharapova another serving of grand slam heartbreak on Saturday to win the Australian Open and bolster her claims to be the all-time greatest player with her 19th major title.

Laird two ahead at Phoenix Open, Woods shoots 82

Williams overpowers Sharapova to win 19th grand slam

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

Dark day for Woods raises prospect of the ‘yips’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Stunned golf fans at the Phoenix Open were left to ponder how the mighty have fallen after Tiger Woods plunged to new depths with the worst score of his professional career in Friday’s second round.

Close encounter? No, it is Pepsi lighting up the Super Bowl sky

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fans flocking to the Super Bowl in Arizona will see peculiar lights in the Friday night sky. No, it is not a UFO but part of Pepsi’s invasion of host city Phoenix ahead of the big game.