May 24, 2019

Osaka adjusting to clay in time for French Open

Naomi Osaka believes she is finally getting to grips with claycourt tennis as she is about to start her first grand slam as the top seed at this year's French Open.
May 24, 2019

Pliskova hopes hitting with Halep will pay off

Second seed Karolina Pliskova wants to ensure she is battle-ready when the French Open begins by choosing reigning champion Simona Halep as her pre-tournament practice partner.
May 24, 2019

FIFA bans former South Sudan FA chief Alei for 10 years

Former South Sudan FA president Chabur Goc Alei has been banned from all soccer-related activities for 10 years at national and international level for misappropriation of funds and bribery, world governing body FIFA said on Friday.
May 24, 2019

Cameroon take chance on Enganamouit’s fitness for World Cup challenge

Former African women’s Footballer of the Year Gaelle Enganamouit was named on Friday in Cameroon’s final squad for the women’s World Cup in France despite concerns over her fitness.
May 24, 2019

Motor racing: Leclerc ready to follow in the footsteps of Chiron

Charles Leclerc must have passed the harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco's grand prix ace of yesteryear is a point of reference now.
May 24, 2019

Cycling: Zakarin wins Giro stage 13 as Roglic, Nibali stay together

Russian Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favourites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday.
May 24, 2019

Federer admits he’s stepping into the unknown in Paris

Having won 20 grand slam titles during a glittering career, one might think that Roger Federer has seen it all.
May 24, 2019

Tennis: Clay field wide open for new women’s champion

Want to know who will win the women's French Open? Stick a pin in the draw. That cliche has seldom rang more true than at this year's Roland Garros, where no players stand out and few seem to be hitting form in the run up to the year's second major.
May 24, 2019

Nadal not bothered by change in surroundings at Roland Garros

Rafa Nadal will have to get used to new surroundings as his favourite hunting ground, the court Philippe Chatrier, has been revamped ahead of the May 26-June 9 French Open.
May 24, 2019

Real Madrid say Pochettino never asked to stay at club’s residence

Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino appeared to have rubbed Real Madrid up the wrong way after the Spanish club denied that the coach had asked if his team could stay at their residency ahead of the Champions League final.
May 24, 2019

Dicey Topics: Ray Meagher talks money, death and sex

The long-standing Home and Away actor discusses the topics we are told to keep quiet.
May 24, 2019

Foreign Correspondence: Books are now luxury lifestyle goodies

'Books can be seen as decorative and illustrative of their owner’s identity.'