Tennis

Top 10 WTA Matches of 2017: #10 - Kristina Mladenovic gets past Yulia Putintseva in a thriller for her maiden WTA title By Don Han

Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 10 biggest WTA upsets of 2017. Number 10: Kristina Mladenovic's triumph during the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy final amidst an incredible fightback from Yulia Putintseva....

Tennis

Top 10 Grand Slam Matches of 2017: #10 - Karolina Pliskova narrowly avoids the upset against Zhang Shuai By Don Han

Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 10 best WTA Grand Slam matches of 2017. Number 10: Karolina Pliskova’s incredible escape during her US Open third-round match against Zhang Shuai, saving a match point along the way....

NWSL

Westfield W-League Round 7 roundup: Arin Gilliland scores a hat-trick at the season's midway point By Aaron Bellamy

With Perth on bye, Newcastle took the opportunity to move into a three way tie for first place. The first half of the season ends with six of the nine teams within one game of first place....

Professional Wrestling

Rich Swann Arrested

James Houghton | WWE superstar Rich Swann was arrested early Sunday morning (10th December) in Gainesville, Florida. The star of 205 Live is suspected of Kidnapping and False Imprisonment. This is a third-degree felony in Florida and he could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 dollar fine if he is convicted. On top of this, he could face charges of Battery which is a first-degree misdemeanour which carries up to one year in jail and a $1,000 if convicted. Police Report The Gainesville Police Department has released a police report via their twitter page outlining the incident for which Swann has been charged. In the statement the alleged victim, Swann’s wife and professional wrestler Su Yung is referred to as Vic and the defendant is referred to as Def. The following extract is from that report: “On the above date and time at the above location the Vic and Def were engaged in an argument. Both the Vic and Def are professional wrestlers and the Vic had just put on a show at 8 seconds in downtown Gainesville. The Def was critiquing the Vic's performance and began getting angry with her. The Vic got scared that the argument was going to escalate and got out of the car in the area of 2400 SE Hawthorne Rd. The Def stopped his vehicle in the middle of traffic and the Vic jumped out. The Def gave chase and yelled for the Vic to get back in the car. The Vic told the Def she did not want to get back...

NHL

Quick start carries Toronto Maple Leafs over Pittsburgh Penguins By Pete Borkowski

A three-goal first period, including in 19 seconds in the opening minutes, helping the surging Toronto Maple Leafs cool off the reigning Stanley Cup champions in Pittsburgh on Saturday night....

MLS

Brian Schmetzer: 'lost duels' sentenced Seattle Sounders FC to defeat By Kudzi Musarurwa

The Seattle Sounders FC head coach met with the media in the post-game conference and shared his thoughts on a disappointing outcome for his team....

MLS

Toronto FC exact revenge against Seattle Sounders FC, win the MLS Cup By Kudzi Musarurwa

One year on, the home side managed to do what they failed to do the last time these two teams met in the MLS Cup final, score enough goals to win the championship....

Tennis

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #1 - Jelena Ostapenko's rise to the top By Don Han

Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 5 biggest WTA surprises of 2017. At the top of our list: Jelena Ostapenko's breakthrough year which saw her claim her maiden Grand Slam trophy at the French Open while also making her debut at the WTA Finals, ending the year inside the top-10....

Professional Wrestling

WWE reportedly discussing Australian PPV By James Houghton

WWE are reportedly looking into the possibility of running a Pay-Per-View in Australia in October 2018...

NWSL

Hope Solo launches bid to become USSF president By Aaron Bellamy

Solo has played in every level of USSF women's soccer, has won the World Cup and Olympic gold with the USWNT....

NWSL

Rachel Hill named PFA Player of the Month for November By Addison Hadley

Rachel Hill wins the  PFA player of the month for her performance in November....

Tennis

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #2 - Caroline Garcia's incredible Asian Swing By Don Han

Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 5 biggest WTA surprises of 2017. Number two: Caroline Garcia's impressive results throughout the Asian Swing which saw her claim titles in Beijing and Wuhan before making her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore....
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