Rafael Nadal on Wednesday said he still intends to play at the French Open next month and remains hopeful it will go ahead, despite withdrawing from the US Open due to coronavirus concerns.
Gymnastics New Zealand apologised Wednesday and ordered an independent review into the culture of the sport after a string of athletes complained of physical and psychological abuse — including being “fat-shamed” and forced to compete while injured.
Front-foot no-ball technology that will see the TV umpire alone deciding whether a bowler has over-stepped will be used for the first time on a trial basis in Test cricket during the England-Pakistan series starting on Wednesday, the International Cricket Council has said.
Brooks Koepka will be chasing history at the PGA Championship on Thursday as the two-time defending champion attempts a rare major championship three-peat in San Francisco.
Two-time Rugby World Cup-winner Phil Kearns will lead Australia’s bid to host the tournament in 2027, the sport’s national governing body said Wednesday.
Paul Stirling insisted he always believed Ireland could beat England after his brilliant century inspired a record Irish run-chase in a shock seven-wicket win over the world champions during the third one-day international at Southampton on Tuesday.

Formula 1 Pirelli blames ‘race circumstances’ for Silverstone tyre failures

Pirelli said on Tuesday that problems with its tyres late in the British Grand Prix, which saw Lewis Hamilton cross the line on three wheels, was due to unusually long use of the second set of tyres.

World Cricket England delay Stokes decision ahead of Pakistan opening Test

England are set to delay a decision on the bowling fitness of star all-rounder Ben Stokes before naming their final XI to play Pakistan in the first Test at Old Trafford.

World Tennis Madrid Masters tennis cancelled due to COVID

The Madrid Open tennis tournament has been cancelled due to fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in the region, organisers confirmed on Tuesday, raising doubts around the upcoming US and French Opens.

World Sport Bernal wins Route d’Occitanie with Tour de France looming

Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal secured the overall victory in the Route d’Occitanie on Tuesday, underlining his prowess ahead of cycling’s most prestigious race which starts later this month.

MotoGP MotoGP star Marquez undergoes second arm operation

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has undergone further surgery on his broken right arm, casting increasing doubt on his return at this weekend’s Czech Grand Prix.

World Sport Hurricanes blow past Rangers with Svechnikov treble

Andrei Svechnikov scored the first hat-trick of his NHL career as the Carolina Hurricanes moved to within one win of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday with a 4-1 rout of the New York Rangers.

World Cricket Even the PM’s a fast bowler: Pakistan cricket’s need for speed

To understand the culture of fast bowling in Pakistan, look no further than Imran Khan — once a feared quick, and now the country’s prime minister.

World Sport VanVleet career best as Raptors cool Heat

Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points as the Toronto Raptors dug deep to defeat the Miami Heat 107-103 on Monday in their Eastern Conference clash in Orlando.

World Tennis Murray to play US Open warm-up

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray is among four players handed wild cards for this month’s relocated Western and Southern Open, organisers said on Monday.

World Tennis Tennis returns as service resumes at Palermo WTA

The stadium announcer at Palermo on Monday wished a warm and welcome return to tennis lovers as the WTA tournament in Italy started five months after the last one, with bottles of hand sanitiser attached to the nets.

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British Grand Prix’s flat note drama

Formula 1 British Grand Prix’s flat note drama

These incidents led to tyre supplier Pirelli launching an investigation into the tyre failures.

Sport Bernal triumphs in pre-Tour mountain test

Team Ineos’ defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal marked out his territory on Monday climbing to a summit finish victory on stage three of the French Route d’Occitanie.

World Rugby Leinster Euro hopes hit by Ryan injury

Leinster’s hopes of ending Saracens’ reign as European champions were dealt a huge blow on Monday as star Ireland second row forward James Ryan was ruled out for up to three months.

World Cricket Pakistan must be ready from the word ‘go’ against England says Misbah

Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq has urged his side to get off to a flying start in their Test series with England, saying they must be at their best “right from the word ‘go'”.




 

 

 

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