Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000

Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000).


Why the Eagles Are Even Bigger Underdogs Against The Vikings

Philadelphia won as rare home underdogs last week, while Minnesota had to scramble for a miraculous playoff victory. So why have the Eagles been made home underdogs again this week in the NFC title game against the Vikings?


Preview: Heat seek second victory over Bucks within a week

The Miami Heat visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.


Kyle Edmund beats Denis Istomin to book his spot in the Australian Open third round

The British number two did not face a single break point in a 6-2 6-2 6-4 victory inn Melbourne


Durant: MLK Day game 'no indication' of what's ahead for Cavs

Golden State extended its road winning streak to 13 with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory.


Cheltenham handicap winner Guitar Pete aiming to continue improvement at Ascot

NICKY RICHARDS is hoping Guitar Pete can build on his fortuitous Caspian Caviar Gold Cup victory at Ascot on Saturday. The Greystoke handler nominated the two-mile-five-furlong bet365 Handicap Chase as the target following his victory at Prestbury Park la


Belgium to mark Merckx anniversary in 2019 Tour start

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will host the start of the Tour de France in 2019 with two stages paying homage to the country's greatest ever cyclist, Eddy Merckx, on the 50th anniversary of his first victory in the race.


Liverpool's Simon Mignolet says 'rotation is not healthy – this cannot last'

Belgian admits he is considering his future at the club‘Of course I am not happy but respect the trainer’s decision’The Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits he is considering his future at the club after Loris Karius took over as


UFC 220 Free Full Fight Video: Stipe Miocic Vs. Junior Dos Santos

In his most recent fight, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic avenged a 2014 loss to Junior dos Santos with a first-round knockout victory.


Here's how newspapers in Minnesota and Louisiana reacted to the Vikings miracle win

Newspapers across the country used their sports pages to express the ecstasy of victory and the tragedy of defeat.


Seguin scores in OT to lead Stars to 3-2 win over Bruins

Former Bruins first-round draft pick Tyler Seguin scored on a delayed penalty in overtime to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over Boston        


Kyrgios eases to quickfire victory in Melbourne opener

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.


Minnesota Vikings shock New Orleans Saints with final-play TD

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game, with


The Vikings pulled off a miracle win over the Saints with a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass

Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs in the final seconds of the game to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and send the Vikings to the NFC Championship.

United States

Motor racing: Dan Gurney, all American racer, dies at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.


Hamilton, Flames beat Hurricanes 4-1 for 7th win in row

Dougie Hamilton scored twice, Mike Smith made 38 saves and the Calgary Flames ran their winning streak to seven straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes        


Scott Parel wins Diamond Resorts Invitational in playoff

Scott Parel beat fellow PGA Tour Champions player Scott Dunlap on the first hole of a playoff to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the Diamond Resorts Invitational        


Barcelona have not won at Real Sociedad for nine years… and even David Moyes has struck victory over Lionel Messi and Co

BARCELONA may be unbeaten this season, but they face arguably their toughest test of the campaign at Real Sociedad tonight. Over nine years have passed since the Catalan giants last recorded a victory at Anoeta — on May 5, 2007. A run of four succe

United Kingdom

Nigel Farage fears 'historic' Brexit victory could be lost as Remain are 'making all the arguments'

Architect of Brexit says Leave groups 'need to regather and regroup' amid calls for a second referendum


Golf: Europe dominate singles to defend EurAsia title

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia.


Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group.

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