Williams named player of year
Serena Williams has warned the rest of women's tennis there is more to come from her after she was named WTA player of the year for the second year running and the fifth time overall. Williams enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in WTA history. She won 78 of 82 matches, the U.S. Open and French Open among 11 titles, and a record $12,385,572 in prize money. Since February, she's been the oldest No. 1 in WTA history. She's now 32. Williams was also player of the year in 2002, '08, '09 and '12.
Bolt targets 200m record
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has set his sights on breaking his own 200-metre world record in 2014 with no competitions to distract his focus. Bolt, who was last week named IAAF male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time, captured yet another triple gold haul at the world championships in Moscow this summer, defending his 100 and 200m titles before anchoring the Jamaican team to victory in the 4x100 relay. But records were off the agenda for Bolt this year despite claiming the world-leading 200 time in Moscow - a situation the 27-year-old is keen to rectify as he plans his strategy for 2014. "Definitely for this season me and my coach have decided to focus on running faster because there is no championship, so we are definitely targeting the 200 metres," Bolt said. "We'll see what happens. Hopefully I can stay injury-free and everything will go well this season and I can break the world record." Bolt set the current 200 world mark of 19.19s and the 100 record of 9.58 at the world championships in Berlin in 2009.
Pune FC draw with Salgaocar
Pune FC came from behind to hold Salgaocar to a 1-1 draw in the I-League played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa. The draw keeps Salgaocar at the top of the table with 18 points from nine matches, while Pune FC, who have played one match less than Salgaocar, are following the leaders one point behind. Salgaocar started well and took an early lead in the 4th minute through Darryl Duffy. Pune FC earned a penalty when Salgaocar's defender Chika Wali brought down Douhou Pierre inside the box and referee Pranjal Banerjee awarded the penalty, which Mustapha Riga converted in the 61st minute.
Simunic to be punished by FIFA
Croatia defender Joe Simunic is