September 7, 2018

Keys fails to unlock route through Osaka to repeat final

Madison Keys arrived in New York with the dream of making a return trip to the U.S. Open final but her goal crumbled in such stunning fashion on Thursday that she may suffer nightmares for some considerable time to come.
September 7, 2018

Osaka storms past Keys to reach first Grand Slam final

Naomi Osaka announced her arrival on the big stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, beating last year's runner-up Madison Keys 6-2 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final and set up a clash with her childhood idol Serena Williams.
September 7, 2018

Osaka faces ‘surreal’ U.S. Open final against idol Serena

It's often said you should never meet your heroes.
September 7, 2018

Thwarted from final, Sevastova leaves U.S. Open ‘more confident’

Anastasija Sevastova's improbable U.S. Open run came to an abrupt end on Thursday at the hands of Serena Williams, when the 23-time Grand Slam champion crushed her 6-3 6-0 in their semi-final.
September 7, 2018

Young forwards must seek game-time away from big clubs: Wright

England's young forwards must consider leaving major clubs to play more regularly in their preferred positions and boost their chances of breaking into the national team, former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright has said.
September 7, 2018

Maradona named coach of Mexican club Dorados

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, a 1986 World Cup winner, has been appointed coach of Mexican second division team Dorados, the club said on its website on Thursday.
September 7, 2018

Williams crushes Sevastova to reach U.S. Open final

Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the U.S. Open to sit one win away from a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title to continue her remarkable return to the top levels of the game after she almost d...
September 7, 2018

Game, net, match: Serena uses twist to reach final

Serena Williams has never been one to approach the net until it is time to exchange post-match pleasantries with an opponent but on Thursday she broke from tradition and it paid off with a trip to the U.S. Open final.
September 7, 2018

Rebels ‘keen’ on former Wallabies flyhalf Cooper, says Genia

The Melbourne Rebels could be set to throw former Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper a career life-line, with the Super Rugby team "definitely keen" to recruit the exiled Queensland Red, according to Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia.
September 7, 2018

Brazil to face Saudi Arabia, Argentina in October

Brazil will go to Saudi Arabia to play the host nation and Argentina in October friendlies, the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. 
September 7, 2018

No chance of Ryder Cup nod without BMW win, says Schauffele

Nothing less than victory at the BMW Championship this week will give Xander Schauffele a chance of forcing his way onto the American team for this month's Ryder Cup, the former frontrunner for a captain's pick has said.
September 6, 2018

Built to oppress – Arthur Ashe roof turns heat up on USTA

The heat-wave engulfing New York during this year's U.S. Open has left players gasping in distress and organisers faced with burning questions about the suffocating conditions on the tournament's main showcourt.