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Root masterclass sees England frustrate Sri Lanka in second test
Joe Root became the first England batsman to score over 150 in consecutive tests in 16 years as he tormented Sri Lanka and led his side to 339 for nine in their first innings at the close of play on day three of the second and final test in Galle.
Nine active cases of COVID-19 in Australian Open quarantine
One case of COVID-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels.
Rapinoe says Olympics cancellation would devastate her, U.S. team
World Cup winning U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe said she would be "devastated" if this year's Tokyo Olympics are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Hellas Verona v Napoli
Hellas Verona face Napoli in a Serie A match.
24 Jan 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT
SOCCER-GERMANY-S04-BAY/REPORT (PIX) (TV)
Soccer - Germany - Bundesliga - Schalke 04 v Bayern Munich
Schalke face Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
24 Jan 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
Soccer - Spain - La Liga - Elche v Barcelona
Elche face Barcelona in La Liga.
24 Jan 10:15 ET / 15:15 GMT
Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Lazio v Sassuolo
Lazio face Sassuolo in a Serie A match
24 Jan 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT
SOCCER-ENGLAND-MUN-LIV/REPORT (PIX) (TV)
Soccer - England - FA Cup - Manchester United v Liverpool
Manchester United play Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Soccer - FA Women's Super League - Bristol City v Chelsea
Leaders Chelsea take on bottom side Bristol City and we will wrap up the rest of the action from around the FA Women's Super League.
24 Jan 12:30 ET / 17:30 GMT
Hockey - NHL - Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings
2020-21 NHL Season (Regular Season) - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Basketball - NBA - Indiana Pacers v Toronto Raptors
2020-21 NBA Season (Regular Season) - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
24 Jan 13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT
Brasileiro Championship - Athletico Paranaense v Flamengo
Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Athletico Paranaense v Flamengo – Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
24 Jan 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT