Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis confirmed that Maradona has a job offer once he settles his decades-long feud with Italy's tax collection agency.
For five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open.
Under the new regulations, teams can still sign 5 foreign players, now from anywhere in the world as the 'Asian quota' is abolished, but only 3 can be included in match-day rosters.
China's hitters made it a clean sweep on the opening day of the Australian Open on Monday after all three players progressed to round two.
Milan came back from two goals down to draw at Torino 2-2 in Serie A on Monday, four days after eliminating the "Granata" from the Italian Cup.
Real Sociedad scored twice in the second half to beat Malaga 2-0 and move back into the top five in the Spanish league on Monday.
The European Tour released a statement on Monday saying the second-ranked McIlroy underwent tests after he was injured during the SA Open and they revealed a stress fracture.
After a long back and forth, midfielder Arjen Robben penned a one-year contract extension, which will keep him at Bayern until June 2018.
Highly rated Brazilian striker Marinho is poised to sign for Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai, according to media reports in Brazil.
Roger Federer served 19 aces and had only one double-fault in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer.