Serena Williams eased into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.
Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the grand slam spotlight with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands in what was a clash of styles in more way than one at the Australian Open.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or, claiming the award for the second time in his career.
Former Wimbledon champions Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round.
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen won the first European Tour event of the calendar year for the fourth consecutive year when he retained his Volvo Golf Champions title at the Durban Country Club.
Hazard underlined his increasing value to the Blues with a skilful 57th-minute effort that broke down Hull's otherwise impressive resistance before Fernando Torres made the victory safe three minutes from time.
A Manchester United footballer has apologised for his "insensitive decision" after being pictured at a fancy dress party dressed as a suicide bomber.
FIFA played down claims from its secretary-general that the 2022 World Cup to take place in Qatar will not be held in the summer.
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