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Commonwealth Games 2018 closing ceremony | Best pictures from the dazzling end to the Gold Coast Games
Here are the best photos from the closing finale of the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in Australia.
The first two have come relatively easy for organizers of the Commonwealth Games which begin Wednesday on the glitzy Gold Coast tourist strip.
Skipper Meg Lanning's blazing knock helped Australia reach a record total before Megan Schutt led a brilliant bowling performance to beat arch-rivals England by 57 runs.
David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket.
Australia's total of five for 245 exceeds the previous record chase of 244 set by India against the West Indies in 2016.
India today lifted a record fourth U-19 World Cup trophy after an eight-wicket rout of Australia in the final, underlining their dominant run in the tournament and giving Rahul Dravid the biggest success of his coaching career.
World number one Simona Halep set up an Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki after a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 battle past former champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday.
Australian Open 2018: With Hyeon Chung and Karolina Pliskova joining in last from the round of 16, look out for these players at the quarter-finals
With Hyeon Chung and Karolina Pliskova joining in last from the round of 16, here are the players into the quarter-finals
The comments follow suffocating weather at Melbourne Park on Thursday, which some players struggled with, and more of the same on Friday where it was heading to a forecast peak of 42 Celsius.
Here are a few results from the first Grand Slam of the season that you don't want to miss.
U.S. Open champion Stephens was the first American to fall, losing 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 loss to No. 34-ranked Zhang Shuai, followed by Williams and No. 10-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist here and at the U.S. Open last year, who was feeling sick and frustrated in her match which Timea Babos rallied to win 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Revellers across the world are celebrating the onset of 2018 with spectacular fireworks, lights and other festivities.
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In December 2000, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice.
Rohit Sharma achieved a memorable milestone with his classy century as India outplayed Australia by seven wickets in the fifth ODI to seal the series 4-1 and cement their number one spot in the ICC rankings.
Virat Kohli’s and the Indian cricket team are set to script another chapter of their big rivalry against Australia cricket team in the five-match ODI series which begins Sunday in Chennai.