August 27, 2018

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at Flushing Meadows

Second seed Roger Federer kicks off his quest for a sixth U.S. Open crown against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is in action against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.
August 27, 2018

Murray battles past Duckworth on Grand Slam return

Briton Andy Murray beat Australia's James Duckworth 6-7(5) 6-3 7-5 6-3 in the U.S. Open first round on Monday in a fiery match marked by long rallies in sweltering heat.
August 27, 2018

Richarlison named in Brazil squad for U.S. friendlies

Brazil have called up Everton forward Richarlison for their September friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Monday.
August 27, 2018

Angry Mourinho shows plenty of defiance but has few answers

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stormed out of his news conference following Monday's 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, ranting about the three titles he won with Chelsea and demanding "respect" from those reporters present.
August 27, 2018

Venus outlasts Kuznetsova in brutal U.S. Open heat

Two-times U.S. Open champion Venus Williams outlasted Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 5-7 6-3 in a marathon battle on a brutally hot day at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday to reach the U.S. Open second round.
August 27, 2018

U.S. Open competitors in the hot seat as warmer weather looms

If U.S. Open fans begin diving into the stately fountains at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center or lunging for the Ben & Jerry's ice cream carts on the plaza, they could hardly be blamed - the competition isn't the only thing hotting up.
August 27, 2018

Where’s Wooley? Here he is, telling the internet to get off his lawn

I’d completely forgotten about his creepy-uncle 60 Minutes interview with the Kiwi PM until he reminded us all about it by shouting at clouds.
August 27, 2018

Asia Argento axed from X Factor

Asia Argento has been axed from X Factor Italy amid a scandal over allegations that she sexually abused a former child actor.
August 27, 2018

Wawrinka announces return to U.S. Open with upset win

Swiss wildcard Stan Wawrinka conjured up some of his old U.S. Open magic on Monday, sweeping past eighth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-2 7-5 to kick off action at Arthur Ashe Stadium with an upset.
August 27, 2018

Former Spice Girl Mel B to enter rehab for PTSD

The singer said she'd been using alcohol and sex "to numb my pain".
August 27, 2018

Rayo stadium shut for safety reasons until October

Rayo Vallecano's Vallecas stadium will be closed until at least mid-October because of safety concerns regarding renovation work, it was agreed at a meeting between the community of Madrid, La Liga and the club on Monday.
August 27, 2018

PM in Cape Town to lay out plans for Africa investment

Theresa May has touched down in Cape Town as she prepares to fire the starting gun on a race for Britain to be the biggest G7 investor in Africa by 2022.