A rusty Serena Williams made a winning return from her six-month coronavirus hiatus on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets to advance to the second round of the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky.
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen, who was placed in a medically-induced coma last week after a horrifying crash at the Tour of Poland, has been cleared to return to the Netherlands, his team said Tuesday.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka said the German giants are working out how to curb the legendary talents of Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter-final.
Football supporters would usually flock in huge numbers to the city hosting the finale of the Champions League, but this time it is set to be a different experience for fans who have decided to come to Lisbon for the ‘Final Eight’ despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Having previously led the Springboks and the Stormers, Duane Vermeulen has been unveiled as the new Bulls captain.
England paceman Stuart Broad has been sanctioned by his father Chris, a match referee, for a breach of the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct during the first Test against Pakistan.
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will return on Wednesday to the Criterium du Dauphine, where a horrific crash in 2019 almost ended his career.
World Cup winner Lukhanyo Am will stay with the Sharks until 2022.
With Brad Binder having stunned the world with his performance at Brno, local motor racing legend Dave Petersen believes his latest result is a sign of things to come.
New Zealand Cricket said Tuesday that Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies had all confirmed they will tour during the upcoming home season, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain have once again been hit by a flood of injuries going into a crunch Champions League knockout tie, but this time Neymar is fit and seemingly ready to live up to his status as the world’s most expensive player.
Australian rugby officials have set a three-week deadline for New Zealand to accept their demands for a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition, or they will walk away and set up a domestic tournament.
Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty in extra time as Manchester United scraped past FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Monday in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, reshaped into an eight-team straight knockout tournament in Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova withdrew from this year’s tournament on Monday citing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.

World Tennis Halep grinds out win on return to court in Prague

Simona Halep won her opening match of the WTA Prague Open on Tuesday, defeating Polona Hercog 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7/3) to relaunch a season disrupted for nearly six months by the coronavirus pandemic.

World Sport ‘Maybe one more year’: Sonny Bill Williams hints at retirement

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams says he may finally hang up his boots after his upcoming stint in Australia’s NRL with the Sydney Roosters.

Rugby Tonga back-rower Tau sacked by Bayonne for drink-driving

Tonga back-rower Sione Tau was sacked by Bayonne after being under the influence of alcohol in a car crash, sources within the French club told AFP on Monday.

Rugby South African Schoeman available early for Scotland after rule change delay

South African-born Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman will be eligible to play for Scotland next year after World Rugby announced a delay to its residency ruling on Monday.

World Sport ‘They are so bad’: O’Sullivan blasts snooker’s next generation

Ronnie O’Sullivan has slammed the poor quality of snooker’s next generation after beating China’s Ding Junhui to reach the World Championship quarter-finals.

World Sport 24 Hours of Le Mans to be raced behind closed doors due to virus

One of the world’s most celebrated car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be contested behind closed doors this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced on Monday.

World Golf Ko collapses as Kang snatches win at Marathon Classic

Danielle Kang completed back-to-back LPGA Tour triumphs with a one-shot victory at the Marathon Classic on Sunday after former world number one Lydia Ko suffered a dramatic late collapse.

MotoGP South African rookie Binder wins Czech MotoGP on ‘insane’ bike

Brad Binder created a series of firsts as he won the Czech MotoGP on Sunday to make come true “a day I dreamed about since I was a little boy”.

World Sport Warren and Pacers hand Lakers another loss as NBA playoffs loom

World Sport Vegas, Philadelphia capture top seeds in NHL playoffs

World Golf Ko surges clear at LPGA Marathon Classic

World Sport Evenepoel ‘gives everything for Fabio’ after Tour of Poland stage win

MotoGP Zarco pips Quartararo for Czech MotoGP pole

World Sport Blackhawks, Canadiens, Coyotes advance to NHL playoffs

World Golf Ko takes lead at LPGA Marathon Classic

World Cricket Stokes gives England hope in first Test after Yasir shines for Pakistan

World Sport Bucks beat Miami to clinch East top seed for NBA playoffs

MotoGP Rossi ‘proud’ but not stressed by prospect of 200th podium

World Tennis Former champions Murray, Clijsters get US Open wild cards

Sport Anderson leads England revival as Shan Masood holds firm for Pakistan

World Sport NBA Lakers thumped by Thunder, Raptors and Celtics win

MotoGP Quartararo eyes hat-trick with Marquez out of Czech MotoGP

World Sport Jakobsen in coma after Tour of Poland crash branded ‘criminal act’

World Sport Russian anti-doping сhief defiant over move to fire him




 

 

 

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