August 30, 2018

Federer cruises into U.S. Open third round

Second seed Roger Federer defeated a frustrated Benoit Paire 7-5 6-4 6-4 at the U.S. Open on Thursday to set up a third-round match against Nick Kyrgios.
August 30, 2018

Burnley have learnt from European experience says Dyche

Burnley's European adventure ended on Thursday at the hands of Greek team Olympiakos Piraeus as the Premier League side failed to make the Europa League group stage but manager Sean Dyche said it was a valuable experience for the club.
August 30, 2018

Kyrgios listens to umpire’s advice and secures win

Nick Kyrgios, who rarely listens to anyone, appeared to take some advice to try harder from chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani as he rallied to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and reach the U.S. Open third round on Thursday.
August 30, 2018

Zverev sails into third round at U.S. Open

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev beat a second lucky loser at the U.S. Open on Thursday, overcoming Nicolas Mahut 6-4 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round as he bids for his first Grand Slam title.
August 30, 2018

Woods hopes he has not bitten off more than he can chew

Tiger Woods said on Thursday he might have been better off skipping last week’s opening event of the PGA Tour playoffs to ensure he is not running on empty at next month’s Ryder Cup.
August 30, 2018

Kerber digs deep to dispatch Larsson in New York

Fourth seed Angelique Kerber fended off a comeback attempt by Johanna Larsson to dispatch the Swede 6-2 5-7 6-4 and punch her ticket to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
August 29, 2018

Wawrinka tames heat and young Frenchman at U.S. Open

Stan Wawrinka fought off punishing heat and a youthful challenge from French qualifier Ugo Humbert to earn a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 7-5 win on Wednesday and a spot in the U.S. Open third round.
August 29, 2018

Venus Williams sends Giorgi packing

Venus Williams beat Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-4 7-5 in the U.S. Open second round on Wednesday to set up a possible third-round match against her younger sister Serena.
August 29, 2018

Ex-head of South American soccer governing body sentenced to nine years

A former head of the governing body for soccer in South America was sentenced to nine years in prison by a U.S. judge on Wednesday for crimes stemming from the bribery scandal that engulfed the sport three years ago, a spokesman for prosecutors said.
August 29, 2018

Real Madrid re-sign forward Mariano

Real Madrid have re-signed forward Mariano Diaz from French side Olympique Lyonnais on a five-year contract, the Spanish club said on Wednesday.
August 29, 2018

Tennis-Not for sale – U.S. Open’s iconic venue names

The U.S. Open will not sell the naming rights to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Arthur Ashe or Louis Armstrong stadiums despite just completing an expensive 5-year, $600 million (461.47 million pounds)renovation project, tournament organi...
August 29, 2018

Former U.S. captain Dempsey retires

Former United States captain Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement from professional soccer, his club Seattle Sounders said on Wednesday.