Laureus 2018-19: Novak Djokovic and gymnast Simone Biles win top honours; Naomi Osaka gets breakthrough award
Novak Djokovic's stupendous comeback from injury last year which saw him win two Grand Slam titles earned him the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award on Monday at a lavish ceremony.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Jadhav case at ICJ, Pulwama aftermath, Gully Boy's failings; today's must-read stories
A quick rundown of five of the best articles published by Firstpost on Monday, 18 February
Laureus 2018-19: Vinesh Phogat says she is better equipped to deal with pressure going into 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Vinesh Phogat speaks to Firstpost, about her getting nominated for the award, her training under coach Woller Akos, the difference between foreign and Indian coaches, preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and more.
Aaron Ramsey's impending move to Juventus will be a loss for Arsenal, says former manager Arsene Wenger
Thierry Henry has the qualities to be a successful manager despite his disappointing short spell at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco, his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said on Sunday.
Laureus 2018-19: Serie A needs to start investing big again, says former Brazil and AC Milan legend Cafu
In modern football, where club football in Europe has become a lot about money, Cafu thinks Seria A needs to start investing big again.
Laureus 2018-19: Didier Deschamps, Lindsey Vonn, Eliud Kipchoge among stars to attend glitzy ceremony in Monaco
Among the Laureus Academy members who have already confirmed are Franz Beckenbauer, Boris Becker, Sergey Bubka, Cafu, Nadia Comaneci, Luis Figo, Cathy Freeman, Edwin Moses, Alessandro Del Piero, Steve Waugh among others.
Laureus 2018-19: Footballer Joe Thompson talks about beating cancer twice, realising long-standing Wembley dream and more
After beating cancer for the second time, Thompson made an emotional return to play for Rochdale in their FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, realising a dream of playing at the stadium.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who won a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, becomes the first Indian to receive a nomination in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards.
Laureus 2018-19: Here are final 10 contenders for Sporting Moment of the Year to be declared in Monaco on 18 February
It’s now decision time as the ten winning moments go up against each other in a public vote to see who will be crowned the overall Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: When Edwin Vermetten helped PTSD-afflicted Paul Guest
Vermetten’s quick-thinking enabled Guest to regain his composure and complete the match alongside Vermetten. The incident, although brief, summed up what the Invictus Games is about – and demonstrated the deep bond between competitors.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Sports transcend borders to bring North and South Korea together
For the first time ever, North and South Korea united at the Games to form one Ice Hockey team. To show this was not a one-off, the nations also united again at the World Table Tennis Championships later in the year in Sweden.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Wild Boars football team's special day out with Manchester United
In a special gesture, Manchester United invited the Wild Boars football team to visit their training ground where they were met by United’s manager, Jose Mourinho and each member of the team received a special hug from The Special One.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Premier League club Manchester City honours two of their biggest fans
Manchester City saluted two of their biggest fans at their home match against Fulham, with 98-year-old Olga and her 102-year-old sister Vera leading the teams out at the Etihad Stadium.
The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month campaign for December has been launched with four engaging and emotional Moments. Check this month's nominees
The 19th edition of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on 18 February, 2018. Last year, tennis great Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for a record fifth time.
The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month campaign for November has been launched with four engaging and emotional Moments:
Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month: Patrick Taylor’s moving tribute to his cricket-loving father wins October's vote
Patrick Taylor’s moving tribute to his cricket-loving father, which went viral after being featured on the BBC’s Test Match Special, has won the October Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month public vote.
Clubs copy-pasted formula on Invincibles team and snatched out best players: Ex-Arsenal 'keeper Jens Lehmann tells Firstpost
Jens Lehmann talks to Firstpost about Arsenal, his former boss Arsene Wenger, the current state of the German football team and everything else under the sun. Well almost.
Laureus Best Sporting Moment: Patrick Taylor celebrates his father's love for cricket and BBC's Test Match Special
During day three of the third Test between England and India, Jonathan Agnew read out an emotional, gut-wrenching letter written by Patrick that detailed his departed father's battle with illness and also celebrated his love for cricket.