LLEYTON HEWITT steamed into the second round of the Australian Open today with a highly impressive straight-sets win over Belgian Steve Darcis.
Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan will face Sania Mirza of India in the first round of Australian Open
Matt Skelton has vowed to give himself the perfect 40th birthday present next Saturday ... by dismantling WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev.
Uzbekistan international head coach Rauf Inileev announced his squad, which will prepare to the match against Lebanon within framework of the fourth stage of World Cup 2010 qualifiers. The match will take place in February.
AFC Champions League 2008 qualifiers Pakhtakor and Al Wahda will renew acquaintances later this week when the Uzbek giants and last year’s ACL semi-finalists meet in a friendly on Friday.
Former world heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev has been fined for punching a 61-year-old man in a scuffle two years ago, Reuters reported.
Matt Skelton will become the oldest first-time challenger for the world heavyweight title when he faces WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in Dusseldorf a week on Saturday, This is London reported.
Singapore will prepare for next months 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying opener with Saudi Arabia by playing friendly matches against Kuwait and Oman on January 24 and 27 respectively.