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Australian Open: Alexander Zverev beaten in five sets by Hyeon Chung

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out of the Australian Open third round with a five-set defeat by world number 59 Hyeon Chung. Zverev, 20, led by two sets to one but crumbled to a 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-3 6-0 loss against his 21-year-old opponent. The German, tipped as one of the future stars of men’s tennis, won just five points in the decider. Chung’s victory sees him become the first South Korean man to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open. Halep saves match points to win…

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Measles outbreak in five English regions

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in five areas of England and now total more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, West Midlands, Surrey and Greater Manchester are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. The overall risk in the UK is still low, but outbreaks can happen any time. The MMR jab protects against measles. Experts are urging parents to immunise their children. Anyone unsure if they are fully vaccinated should check with their GP. PHE says cases in England…

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Edmund beats Anderson in five sets at Australian Open

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Kyle Edmund claimed the best win of his career as he knocked out 11th seed Kevin Anderson in five sets at the Australian Open. Edmund, the only British man in the singles draw, won 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round in Melbourne. The 23-year-old, ranked 49th, twice came…

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Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne: Five tries from Saints secures win over French side in Champions Cup

Northampton secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September as they inflicted a first Champions Cup defeat of the season on Clermont Auvergne. Saints – already out of Europe following four straight reversals – ran in five tries courtesy of Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach in a 34-21 victory at a buzzing Franklin’s Gardens. The loss for Clermont, last season’s runners-up, also means they must wait until next weekend to secure qualification for the knockout stages. It had been plain…

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Liverpool v Manchester City: Five classic meetings between the two teams ahead of Anfield showdown

Things went downhill for Liverpool after Sergio Aguero’s 24th-minute opener. Just before half-time Sadio Mane saw red for a high challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson and the home side took full advantage. Two goals apiece from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane secured City’s biggest win over Liverpool in 80 years. Friday, January 12, 2018 Liverpool and Manchester City clash at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League. The Reds are bidding to keep their top four hopes alive while the visitors are looking to continue their unbeaten run and seemingly unstoppable…

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Five alternatives to Thomas Lemar to replace Philippe Coutinho

Luring away one of Napoli’s leading men may prove a step too far in the January transfer window. Maurizio Sarri’s side sit top of Serie A and are pushing hard to claim the Scudetto ahead of Juventus and Inter Milan. The Reds will have been encouraged by Mohamed Salah’s seamless transition from life in Italy to the Premier League and would hope a marquee signing such as Insigne, would bring similar results. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The transfer rumour mill is going into overdrive on Merseyside thanks to Philippe Coutinho’s…

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