July 3, 2019

Netherlands reach first World Cup final with extra-time rocket

A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent European Champions the Netherlands into their first women's World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday.
July 3, 2019

Dutch star Martens hopes to make final despite injury

The Netherlands reached the women's World Cup final with a 1-0 extra-time win over Sweden on Wednesday achieved without their star player, midfielder Lieke Martens, for much of the game.
July 3, 2019

Teenager Gauff backs up Venus win to reach third round

American 15-year-old Cori "Coco" Gauff showed her stunning first-round defeat of Venus Williams was no flash in the pan as she outclassed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
July 3, 2019

Knee injury puts Van Niekerk’s world championships in jeopardy

South African world record holder Wayde van Niekerk's defence of his 400 metres world title could be in jeopardy after a knee injury.
July 3, 2019

Wimbledon ready to roll out green carpet for ‘Serena and Andy’ premier

Andy Murray left a string of broken hearts with his decision to hook up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and Victoria Azarenka had a stark message for anyone harbouring hopes of breaking up tennis' power-couple - "good luck!"
July 3, 2019

Regular as clockwork, Djokovic eases into Wimbledon third round

Novak Djokovic trails Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in many of the game's most important metrics, but when it comes to consistently reaching the third round at Wimbledon, which he achieved with dazzling ease on Wednesday, he leaves his rivals in his wak...
July 3, 2019

Mercedes target cooling after feeling the heat in Austria

Formula One champions Mercedes say they are working hard to improve their cars' cooling systems for future races after struggling with overheating at the Austrian Grand Prix at the weekend.
July 3, 2019

Dutch feel freedom ahead of World Cup semi-final with Sweden

The Netherlands face their first women's World Cup semi-final when they play Sweden on Wednesday and striker Vivianne Miedema believes the pressure is finally off her team.
July 3, 2019

Forget his age, Gatlin is ready to battle for another world title

Justin Gatlin has made it clear he is not going to give up his world 100 metres title without a fight despite the emergence of much younger sprinters.
July 3, 2019

Genius Kyrgios a danger to Nadal, says Wilander

Nick Kyrgios is a genius on a tennis court and is a serious threat to Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon hopes when they ace off in a second round blockbuster on Thursday, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.
July 3, 2019

Bairstow ton as England crush New Zealand to storm into semis

England stormed into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992 after Jonny Bairstow's second consecutive century helped secure a comprehensive 119-run victory over New Zealand on Wednesday.
July 3, 2019

Williamson rues lack of Kiwi partnerships on difficult wicket

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lamented the lack of significant partnerships on a difficult track after their crushing defeat by England in their final group match of the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.