Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev from two sets down in Melbourne epic

Backed by a loud Melbourne crowd, sixth seed Nadal rallied to win 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena.

US Open champion Medvedev was going for his second successive major title.

Medvedev, 25, was in command before Nadal showed all of his renowned grit and fight to earn an extraordinary win.

The 35-year-old Spaniard has been at the centre of some of the sport's most incredible triumphs - but this surely goes down as the most amazing Grand Slam victory of his illustrious career.

Ash Barty wins Australian Open

Fans all around Melbourne Park and around the country were also roaring with joy as the world number one fought back from 5-1 down in the second set against big-hitting American Danielle Collins to complete a 6-3 7-6(2) win and clinch her third Grand Slam title.

"It was a little bit surreal," the 25-year-old said about her celebratory cry of "Yes". "I didn't quite know what to do or what to feel.

Verry Elleegant wins Australia's biggest race

The New Zealand mare - ridden by James McDonald - chased down the short-priced favourite in the home straight to win by four lengths.

It is the first Melbourne Cup victory for trainer Chris Waller.

"I love her to bits. She's been so good to me," McDonald told local network Channel 10 after the race.

"They can safely say she's a champion now.

"I never thought I would ever win one, you know. I always dreamed of winning one, but, it's so hard to win."

Salah claims PFA's POTY award

The Egypt forward has hit 31 goals in 33 Premier League appearances since signing from Roma for an initial £36.9million (€42m) last June, equalling the record for the most prolific campaign in the division's 20-team history.

Salah has three fixtures remaining - against Stoke City, former side Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion - to surpass the mark hit by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Samoan woman wins muay thai world title

The fighter hails from the villages of Saleimoa, Lufilufi and Lefaga in Samoa and has forged a career as a kickboxer and mixed-martial artist and now boasts her first world title after last night's win at the Oakland Marriott City Centre arena. 

PRN reports she defeated her opponent, former UFC fighter Charmaine Tweet, with a devastating knockout by head-kick in the second round.


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Man Wins Remote Pacific Island Resort with a Raffle Ticket

New South Wales’ Joshua is now the proud owner of the 16-room resort of Kosrae in Micronesia.

The Kosrae Nautilus Resort was previously owned by the Australian founders, Doug Beitz and Sally Beitz. The two previous owners organised a draw to handover the scenic lodge to someone adventurous, who would like warm weather and meeting new people from all over the world.