Sloane Stephens will lead the US Fed Cup team that is without the Williams sisters for the World Group first-round against Italy on February 9 and 10. US captain Mary Joe Fernandez also included doubles specialist Liezel Huber and rookies Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton.
Stephens is ranked a career-high No. 17 after beating Serena Williams to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. She is in line to make her Fed Cup singles debut against the Italians.
Serena Williams, who hurt her back in the quarter-final loss to Stephens, played in the most recent US match in the Fed Cup - a 5-0 victory over Ukraine in a World Group playoff in April last year.
David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation
For fast bowler Sreesanth, it was two days of sleepless nights and no bath as the disgraced cricketer was not "comfortable" with the bathroom.
David Warner is all set to face disciplinary action for his twitter rant against two journalists
Atletico Madrid ended a 14-year winless run against their city rivals by taking the title on Friday, coming from behind for a cathartic 2-1 win in extra time.
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Indian American software magnate Vivek Ranadive, who has become the first person of Indian descent to become the owner of a major US basketball team, plans to build the Sacramento Kings into a global brand.
David Beckham's retirement will bring an end to a footballing career that went far beyond his sport.