September 2, 2018

Team by team analysis of the Italian Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):
September 2, 2018

Hamilton wins as Vettel spins in Ferrari’s backyard

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday and left Ferrari feeling the pain yet again in their own backyard.
September 2, 2018

Napoli humbled at Sampdoria after Ancelotti tinkers

Serie A title hopefuls Napoli were thumped 3-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday after coach Carlo Ancelotti tinkered with the team, dropping captain Marek Hamsik and forward Jose Callejon.
September 2, 2018

Pliskova downs Barty to reach U.S. Open quarters

Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova fended off eight break points as she overcame Australia's Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Sunday.
September 2, 2018

Motor racing – Grosjean disqualified after Renault protest

French driver Romain Grosjean was disqualified from the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday after stewards upheld a Renault protest against the legality of his Haas car.
September 2, 2018

Barca humiliate Huesca, Betis edge Seville derby

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice each as La Liga champions Barcelona turned on the style to hammer Huesca 8-2 on Sunday while Real Betis ended a 12-year wait for a home victory over local rivals Sevilla by winning the local derby 1-0.
September 2, 2018

Marseille hit back to snatch last-gasp win at Monaco

Olympique Marseille came from behind to win 3-2 at AS Monaco with a last-gasp goal from Valere Germain on Sunday, ending a dismal run against their main Ligue 1 rivals under coach Rudi Garcia.
September 2, 2018

Ten-man Sao Paulo salvage point against Fluminense

Sao Paulo lost Diego Souza to a red card in the first half and conceded an own goal early in the second but the Brazilian league leaders battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Fluminense on Sunday.
September 2, 2018

Nadal sees off Basilashvili to reach U.S. Open quarters

Top seed Rafael Nadal set up an intriguing U.S. Open quarter-final showdown with Dominic Thiem after snuffing out a comeback attempt by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili with a 6-3 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 win on Sunday.
September 2, 2018

Alba surprised by omission from Spain squad

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba was surprised by his omission from the Spain squad by his former Barca coach Luis Enrique but said he has not sought an explanation for his exclusion.
September 2, 2018

Inspired Thiem makes first U.S. Open quarter-final

Ninth seed Dominic Thiem stepped up his bid for a first Grand Slam title on Sunday, toppling last year's runner-up Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-2 7-6(2) to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals for the first time.
September 2, 2018

Tennis – Louis Armstrong becoming new graveyard court?

It has taken just one week for the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium to earn a spooky reputation as the U.S. Open graveyard after four of the five top women seeds saw their Grand Slam hopes buried under the blue hardcourt.