Australian Open 2023: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne final

Novak Djokovic won a record-extending 10th Australian Open and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam men’s title by using all of his talent and nous to see off Stefanos Tsitsipas. Serbia’s Djokovic started strongly and dug deep in the second set on his way to a 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) victory. The 35-year-old, who draws … Read more

Grant Sherfield scores 30 as Oklahoma beats No. 2 Alabama

NORMAN, Okla. — Grant Sherfield scored a season-high 30 points, and Oklahoma beat No. 2 Alabama 93-69 on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Jalen Hill added a career-high 26 points on 9-for-11 shooting, helping second-year Oklahoma coach Porter Moser to his biggest win with the program. Tanner Groves had 14 points and 12 rebounds. … Read more

Tommy Paul beats Ben Shelton in all-American quarterfinal at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Tommy Paul received a lot less attention than his younger, less-experienced opponent, Ben Shelton, heading into their all-American quarterfinal at the Australian Open. Perhaps that was a product of the fascination with the out-of-nowhere Shelton: Just 20, and less than a year after winning an NCAA title for the University of Florida, … Read more

Victoria Azarenka defeats Jessica Pegula, mum beats billionaire heiress

Greek World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas is into the semi-finals of the Australian Open after pulling off a dominant 6-3 7-6 6-4 win over giant-killer Jiri Ledecka. Ledecka had entered the tournament ranked No. 71 in the world but defeated 21st seed Borna Coric, 11th seed Cam Norrie and 6th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime on his … Read more

Georgetown beats DePaul, snapping 29-game Big East losing skid

WASHINGTON — Georgetown snapped a 29-game losing streak against Big East opponents with an 81-76 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night. Georgetown (6-15, 1-9) won its first Big East game since March 13, 2021 — the conference tournament final against Creighton — ending the longest skid in the history of the conference. The Hoyas’ last … Read more

This country beats 2022 tourism target with 11.15 million foreign arrivals

Thailand tourism (Image: Reuters)

The Thailand tourism data showed on Tuesday that it saw 11.15 million foreign visitors in 2022.  This was a massive surge from just about 428,000 the previous year when broad pandemic-related travel curbs were in place, tourism ministry data showed. The figures, which beat the government’s target, reflect a solid turnaround as Thailand tries to … Read more

Alexei Popyrin beats Taylor Fritz, next match, ranking, video

Alexei Popyrin beats Taylor Fritz

Australian underdog Alexei Popyrin couldn’t hold back tears after a staggering upset win over eighth seed Taylor Fritz. Popyrin won his second five-set match in three days to become the first Aussie into the third round, before delivering an emotional interview to the roaring crowds at John Cain Arena. “Oh my God, it was just … Read more

Shah Rukh Khan beats Tom Cruise, becomes only Indian on world’s richest actor list

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan  (PTI)

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with his more than three decades of work in the film industry has garnered millions of fans all over the world and an estimated net worth of ₹627 million ($770 million), making him the richest actor in Asia and fourth richest actor all over the world. Beating fellow immensely famous … Read more