August 27, 2018

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at Flushing Meadows

Second seed Roger Federer kicks off his quest for a sixth U.S. Open crown against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is in action against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.
August 27, 2018

Murray battles past Duckworth on Grand Slam return

Briton Andy Murray beat Australia's James Duckworth 6-7(5) 6-3 7-5 6-3 in the U.S. Open first round on Monday in a fiery match marked by long rallies in sweltering heat.
August 27, 2018

Richarlison named in Brazil squad for U.S. friendlies

Brazil have called up Everton forward Richarlison for their September friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Monday.
August 27, 2018

Angry Mourinho shows plenty of defiance but has few answers

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stormed out of his news conference following Monday's 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, ranting about the three titles he won with Chelsea and demanding "respect" from those reporters present.
August 27, 2018

Venus outlasts Kuznetsova in brutal U.S. Open heat

Two-times U.S. Open champion Venus Williams outlasted Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 5-7 6-3 in a marathon battle on a brutally hot day at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday to reach the U.S. Open second round.
August 27, 2018

U.S. Open competitors in the hot seat as warmer weather looms

If U.S. Open fans begin diving into the stately fountains at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center or lunging for the Ben & Jerry's ice cream carts on the plaza, they could hardly be blamed - the competition isn't the only thing hotting up.
August 27, 2018

Wawrinka announces return to U.S. Open with upset win

Swiss wildcard Stan Wawrinka conjured up some of his old U.S. Open magic on Monday, sweeping past eighth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-2 7-5 to kick off action at Arthur Ashe Stadium with an upset.
August 27, 2018

Rayo stadium shut for safety reasons until October

Rayo Vallecano's Vallecas stadium will be closed until at least mid-October because of safety concerns regarding renovation work, it was agreed at a meeting between the community of Madrid, La Liga and the club on Monday.
August 27, 2018

American Sock breaks first-round curse with victory over Andreozzi

Jack Sock advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Monday, defeating Argentina's Guido Andreozzi in straight sets - 6-0, 7-6(4), 6-2 - breaking a frustrating streak of first-round men's singles knockouts for the American in the last four Grand Sla...
August 27, 2018

World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in U.S. Open first round

The U.S. Open started with a bang as world number one Simona Halep christened the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium with a shock 6-2 6-4 loss to unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Monday, becoming the first top seed to lose an opening match at Flus...
August 26, 2018

Team by team analysis of Belgian Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of Sunday's Belgian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):
August 26, 2018

Watford the surprise package in Premier League

While it is no surprise to find Liverpool and Chelsea with 100 percent records after three Premier League matches, few would have expected the name of Watford to be right up there with them.