Serena Williams said her win over sister Venus at the U.S. Open on Friday was more meaningful than those she scored when they were up-and-coming teenagers because the pair realize they only have a limited number of years left in the game.
Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick received an enthusiastic welcome from fans at the U.S. Open's showcase match between Serena and Venus Williams on Friday night when he was shown raising his fist on the big screen.
Fifth seed Kevin Anderson came through a second marathon match at this year's U.S. Open on Friday, defeating flamboyant Canadian Denis Shapovalov 4-6 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4 to set up a fourth-round clash with Austria's Dominic Thiem.
A late string of birdies helped Justin Rose to the lead and he held off fast closing Russell Knox and Abraham Ancer for a one-stroke advantage after the opening round of the Dell Technologies Championship on Friday.
Rafa Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major U.S. Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) third round win.
Striker Allan Saint-Maximin's powerful deflected shot gave struggling Nice a shock 1-0 away win over Olympique Lyonnais on Friday as Patrick Viera's side earned their first victory in Ligue 1 this season.
Manchester City are wary of the threat posed by Champions League Group A rivals Shakhtar Donetsk after being tested by the Ukrainian side in last season's competition, the Premier League club's director of football Txiki Begiristain has said.