August 28, 2019

Tennis: ATP fires chair umpire Steiner

Damian Steiner, the chair umpire who officiated the men's singles final at last month's Wimbledon, has been fired by the ATP for giving interviews to news media in his native Argentina without authorisation, the men's Tour said on Tuesday.
August 28, 2019

Doping – Jamaican under-20 world champ Williams tests positive

Jamaica's world under-20 double sprint gold medallist Briana Williams has tested positive for a banned diuretic, her lawyer has told Reuters, potentially ruling her out of the world athletics championships in Doha.
August 28, 2019

Gauff delivers on the hype in first-round U.S. Open thriller

Teen sensation Cori "Coco" Gauff lived up to the hype surrounding her U.S. Open debut on Tuesday, battling back to beat Anastasia Potapova 3-6 6-2 6-4 in a back-and-forth thriller.
August 28, 2019

Bury’s demise raises major questions over future for smaller clubs

A day that began with the heartwarming sight of fans young and old sprucing up Bury's Gigg Lane ground in the hope of a match on Saturday ended in tears and despair as the 134-year-old third tier club was expelled from the Football League.
August 28, 2019

Halep ends string of first-round U.S. Open losses

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep snapped a string of early U.S. Open exits with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory over American lucky loser Nicole Gibbs on Tuesday to reach the second round.
August 28, 2019

The real lesson of The Bachelor is that love and romance are shams

Is it really such a bad thing that we have shows to teach us – particularly the younger generation – that love and romance are nothing but artifice?
August 28, 2019

Felix ready to compete in U.S. relay pool for worlds

Six-times Olympic champion Allyson Felix will be a part of the United States' 4x400 meters relay pool for next month's world championships in Doha, her brother told Reuters on Tuesday.
August 28, 2019

Uninspired Tsitsipas lashes out at umpire during U.S. Open loss

Stefanos Tsitsipas called an umpire a "weirdo" after being told to hurry back onto court during his first-round loss to Andrey Rublev at the U.S. Open on Tuesday and the Greek later said he was struggling for inspiration in his game.
August 27, 2019

Serena, Djokovic headline Day Three action in New York

Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open on Wednesday while holder Novak Djokovic and five-times champion Roger Federer also seek passage to the third round.
August 27, 2019

Exclusive: French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe

French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc played a "central and essential role" in deals used to embezzle sponsorship money and have asked Switzerland to raid it...
August 27, 2019

Bury expelled after 125 years in Football League

Bury, one of English football's oldest clubs, were expelled from the Football League (EFL) on Tuesday after failing to resolve their financial problems or find a new buyer, the EFL said in a statement.
August 27, 2019

Els wants Australian fans to be 13th man at Presidents Cup

Ernie Els wants Australian golf fans to make it clear that his Internationals are the home team when they face the United States in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in December.