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Ferrer ends era by sending Hewitt into retirement

I have always said "C'mon" purely to fire myself up. "I was expecting a tough match but I'm happy with the way I'm playing", Wawrinka told the press. "I think throwing my name out there with it makes the whole thing an absolute farce". The Australian...

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams set up mouth-watering quater-final clash

The world No. 1 has treated the five-time Grand Slam champion as a personal punching bag in reeling off 17 straight wins, since she suffered a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 loss in the WTA Tour Championships final in November, 2004. Obviously, 24 is close but it's s...

Sharapova, Williams to face off in quarterfinal

Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her fourth round match against Belinda Bencic on day seven of the 2016 Australian Open . Federer, who has won four titles in Australia among his 17 majors, enters the third-round contest with 299 wins in Gr...

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up Australian Open last eight clash

The keys of the match I'm not going to say. "I really love what I do". Williams, with the great Margaret Court in the stadium watching, held serve and broke again for a 3-1 lead. "Everything I've been trying to work on was kind of clicking". "But...

Winter storm: State sending crew, trucks downstate

Severe snowstorms are affecting more than 20 American states, with emergencies declared in 10 and at least nine deaths. Significant shutdowns and service changes are in effect while New York City gets hammered by a winter storm that's among the b...

Rory McIlroy optimistic of improved short game following laser eye surgery

Spieth can be deliberate on the greens, but he's by no means one of the sport's snails. But it doesn't make a whole lot of sense when our group had caught up and it had no affect on the round. World number three Rory McIlroy has weighed in to the deb...

Jordan Spieth irritated by slow play penalty

McIlroy is playing his first tournament of 2016 - after a gap of nearly two months since winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in November - but showed no signs of ring rustiness as he opened with two straight birdies on the 1h and 11th hol...

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Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th French Open title

With the victory, Nadal now has 15 Grand Slam titles, one more than Pete Sampras and behind only rival Roger Federer on the all-time list. He claimed a second break moments...

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Teams chasing those two squads may make up ground quickest with a veteran player they can only get through free agency or a trade, so that may have to wait until July. The 76ers wo...

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

The Russian team played an overwhelming advantage throughout the match, creating a huge number of unsafe moments. Russian Federation remained composed against New Zealand in ...

Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

On the base paths, LSU was hurt by its own poor choices and by a missed call on the umpires. In what we thought was going to be a close , tight game, top-seeded Oregon State...

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

He was disappointed with the scoreline and urged his teammates to win the next game of the group. "Tomorrow we have a very important game with Russia", Santos said with a pained ...

Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Now, you may say: "So what?" "I can't believe it, but I have to", Durant said recently of where he is after a decade. Yes, they drafted wisely and built soundly. Just like he did...

Injured Frankie Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot with arm injury

It's the most special five days, there are richer meetings but nowhere else has the history or the tradition. Strike The Tiger was running in the concluding Windsor Castle Stakes...

Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

This isn't like most Opens. The Offaly man posted a disappointing 74, which saw last year's runner-up move from one under to one over at the end of the second round. On every h...

US Open at a glance

Four others are within three shots as the third round winds down. Brain Harman has a one-shot lead at 12 under. Then he had a run of three birdies. Matsuyama, the world number ...

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

He said he'll play a lot and work on his putting in advance of the British Open at Royal Birkdale next month. "If you look at this golf course and you talk to me, Jason or Rory, ...

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India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

India , however, does have an upper hand since Pakistan usually is on the losing side against India in ICC tournaments . Pakistan's fielding and catching was exceptional...

An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

Koepka , a power-hitting U.S. Ryder Cup team member, said, "I'm pretty chill anyway". "I hope the moment will come as soon as possible". I guess I've just kind of always been tha...

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

No one took advantage of Erin Hills like Fowler. Okay, the former Masters champion's 72 surely wasn't quite what he had in mind before teeing-off, but it could have been so much ...

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Kunitz opened the show with the first goal of the game, and then won it in double overtime when he took a pass from Crosby and knuckled his shot past Craig Anderson to send the P...

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

Kerr's team set an National Basketball Association record for regular-season wins with 73 last season and returned to the Finals, but lost to Cleveland in seven games. On Wednesda...

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

They get to celebrate Curry , Klay Thompson, coach Steve Kerr , and Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his first championship parade. "They want to tal...

Sarfraz happy to 'prove critics wrong' after historic win

Pakistan will now play the victor of Thursday's second semi between India or Bangladesh in Sunday's final at the Oval. Earlier, Pakistan bowlers led by Hasan Ali put up a...

Johnson on course, opens with a par

Dustin Johnson will start as favourite when the 117th US Open tees off here on Thursday, with forecasted rain expected to boost the world number one's big-hitting game at the ...

McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

After the August 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas , the talking point will revolve around the payouts, more than the quality of the 12-round fight. While some media outl...