CANADIAN sensation Bianca Andreescu became the first wild card to win the WTA title at Indian Wells on Sunday with a gritty 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
SKY’S 22-year-old all-rounder Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice eight-day cycling race on Sunday after a battle of nerves with his Colombian compatriot Nairo Quintana of Movistar.
RORY McIlroy celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day with a one-shot victory at The Players Championship on Sunday, firing a two-under-par final round 70 to claim his first title of 2019.
EVEN the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy.
LIVERPOOL usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
WALES may seem Europe’s best hope of World Cup glory in Japan this year after winning the Six Nations with a Grand Slam, but injuries could yet play a part by the time the tournament starts in September.
VALTTERI Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.
ZINEDINE Zidane brought Real Madrid’s outcasts in from the cold and they repaid him with a win over Celta Vigo on Saturday but La Liga’s title race could well be over after Atletico Madrid were beaten by Athletic Bilbao.
FORMER champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with brisk fourth-round wins.
TEN-YEAR-OLD skateboarding sensation Sky Brown, who had been a medal hope for Japan at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, on Thursday opted to qualify under the British flag.