NEW YORK: Venus Williams kept up with little sister Serena on Wednesday, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in straight sets to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.
NEW DELHI: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first trip to India next week to play cricket against India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, organisers said on Tuesday.
THISARA Perera smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-dayer on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1.
SYDNEY: Australia coach Ewen McKenzie admitted he was down to bare bones in some departments after losing hooker Nathan Charles to a season-ending injury and back Pat McCabe to a neck fracture that looks like ending his career.
ERNIE Els said on Wednesday Tiger Woods should forget about hiring a new coach after splitting with Sean Foley and could return to major-winning form on his own.
LONDON: Martin Whitmarsh has formally left the McLaren Formula One team after being ousted from the role of principal in January.
SAMANTHA Stosur joined fellow former US Open champion Maria Sharapova in calling for a clamp down on tennis time-wasters on Tuesday.
DESPITE boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old at the US Open on Tuesday as all three advanced to the second round.
LAGOS: The turmoil in Nigerian football deepened further on Tuesday with the detention of Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari by security services in Abuja, which meant he could not preside over a general assembly slated for Tuesday.
MICHEL Platini is set to announce today if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
MASSIMILIANO Allegri’s move to Juventus has given the phlegmatic coach the chance to prove that the disastrous run which led to his downfall at AC Milan was caused by reasons beyond his control.
MARIO Balotelli has shown his desire to get his Liverpool career up and running as soon as possible after working on his fitness at the club’s training ground on his own.
LONDON: Arsenal have enquired about Torino forward Alessio Cerci but face competition from Southampton.
MANCHESTER United’s early season problems were compounded by a humiliating 4-0 loss to third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup second round on Tuesday leaving new manager Louis van Gaal still looking for his first win.
LONDON: Manchester United’s new winger Angel Di Maria will not change the course of their troubled season straight away following his British record transfer from Real Madrid, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday.
PORTO and Zenit St Petersburg swept into the Champions League group stage, helped by inspired displays from Yacine Brahimi and Hulk, on Tuesday while hapless Celtic were knocked out of the competition for a second time in three weeks.
PARIS: Two-time winners Tottenham Hotspur carry a narrow advantage into their Europa League playoff second leg against AEL Limassol of Cyprus while their domestic rivals Hull need to overturn a 1-0 deficit to keep alive their first ever European campaign.
POLICE became the first team to qualify for the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals after maintaining their perfect record in Group D with a 2-1 win over T-Team in Kuala Terengganu yesterday thanks to an Ali Ashfaq double.
GLASGOW Commonwealth Games quarter-finalists Khir Akyazlan Azmi and Mohd Fuad Redzuan have been selected to fill the only two spots boxing has been allowed at the Incheon Asian Games.
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