August 23, 2019

Sharma takes five wickets, India on top against West Indies

Ishant Sharma took five wickets, including three in seven balls, as India firmly gained the upper hand over West Indies on the second day of the first test in Antigua on Friday.
August 23, 2019

Call for crackdown on ‘cowboy’ funeral directors in Scotland

FUNERAL directors should be licensed as part of a crackdown on “cowboy” firms exploiting grieving relatives, SNP ministers have been told.
August 23, 2019

Billy Connolly heads for unseen America in new TV series

SIR Billy Connolly has hit the great American trail to prove that he is on top of his health troubles.
August 23, 2019

Vondrousova out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a left wrist injury, tournament organisers said on Friday.
August 23, 2019

With no dominant force, U.S. Open women’s trophy up for grabs

As many as 10 women competing at this year's U.S. Open have a realistic shot at raising the trophy including all-time great Serena Williams and big-hitting teenager Bianca Andreescu.
August 23, 2019

Villa get first points with 2-0 victory over Everton

Promoted Aston Villa earned their first Premier League points of the season with a 2-0 win over Everton thanks to goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi at Villa Park on Friday.
August 23, 2019

Leicester’s Silva completes loan move to Monaco

Leicester City midfielder Adrien Silva completed a one-year loan move to AS Monaco on Friday, the Premier League club said.
August 23, 2019

England defiant but test batting woes leave hosts on the brink

England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.
August 23, 2019

Nadal fit and ready for hardcourt challenge at U.S. Open

Rafa Nadal was forced out of the U.S. Open last year in the semi-finals with a knee injury but the in-form Spaniard on Friday declared himself fit and ready for the punishing hardcourts at Flushing Meadows.
August 23, 2019

Dortmund stage late comeback to beat Cologne 3-1

Borussia Dortmund fought back to beat Cologne 3-1 away with late goals from substitute Achraf Hakimi and Paco Alcacer on Friday to make it two wins out of two in the Bundesliga this season.
August 23, 2019

Portugal’s Sanches leaves Bayern to join Lille

Bayern Munich's Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has joined Ligue 1 side Lille on a four-year deal as he bids for a place in his country's Euro 2020 plans, the clubs announced on Friday.
August 23, 2019

Eight women to watch at U.S. Open

Here are eight women to watch during the U.S. Open which starts on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding).