Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool’s “Fab Four” as the northwest derbies take center stage on Dec. 10.
Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely,” organizers said on Dec. 6.
A defiant Joe Root insisted the Ashes series was by no means over despite England falling to a 120-run defeat in the second test at Adelaide Oval on Dec. 6 to go 2-0 down with three matches to play.
Confused and dejected, Russian sports fans expressed their disappointment Dec. 6 over the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban the country from the 2018 Winter Games.
Kyrie Irving led the way with 32 points as the Boston Celtics overcame a virtuoso performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo in a 111-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 4.
Turkish champion Beşiktaş seeks its third away victory in Champions League Group G when it visits RB Leipzig on Dec. 6, having already guaranteed to finish as group leader.
Chris Boswell kicked the winning field goal with the last play of the game as the Pittsburgh Steelers fought back to claim a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 4.
Russell Wilson tossed three touchdown passes and Seattle’s defense held the NFL’s No. 1 offense to a season low in points as the Seahawks upset the Philadelphia Eagles 24-10 on Dec. 3.
Jupp Heynckes, the 72-year-old disciplinarian who has steadied the ship at Bayern Munich, has urged his side to keep it simple for Dec. 5’s crunch Champions League match at home to Paris Saint-Germain.
Last season’s runner-up Başakşehir made the best of Galatasaray’s flop in the Spor Toto Super League, claiming the top with a 1-0 win against Osmanlıspor on Dec 3.