• Deja vu as Nadal crushes his friend Gasquet in Paris
Deja vu as Nadal crushes his friend Gasquet in Paris

Townsend dug deep in the eighth game, with Halep serving for the set, clawing back a break to slow the progress of last year's losing finalist. Gasquet showed some fight to earn a break but Nadal took the first set to take charge. She is seeded 28th this year. Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning her their third round match of the French O...

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  • Serena: Sharapova 'probably a favorite' ahead of Paris clash
Serena: Sharapova 'probably a favorite' ahead of Paris clash

The match lasted just 59 minutes. 'We designed it way before the movie, ' she said, 'but still, it kind of reminds me of that'. Sharapova is going to have a hard time winning this match in her current form, as her serve isn't where it needs to be.

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  • Tiger Woods is looking like his old self at the Memorial Tournament
Tiger Woods is looking like his old self at the Memorial Tournament

He wound up with a one-shot lead over Kyle Stanley , who bogeyed the 18th hole from the bunker for a 70; Patrick Cantlay, who drove into the creek left of the 18th fairway for a bogey and a 66; and Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile who atoned for one big mistake on the 15th hole with a birdie on the 18th for a 70.

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  • DE to begin allowing sports betting next week
DE to begin allowing sports betting next week

DE officials signaled earlier this month that they saw no legal hurdles preventing them from starting full sports betting . Under state law passed in 2009, DE may authorize betting on professional and collegiate sports, with the exception of games involving Delaware-based teams.

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  • Halep through to second round at French Open
Halep through to second round at French Open

Inconsistent from the back, Halep ran the risk to become just the sixth top seed to lose in the first round across all Grand Slams during the Open Era. He then won his first-round match. Still, Trungelliti leaves with 79,000 euros (about $90,000) in prize money - and a great story to tell. It was the last match of the tournament's opening round...

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  • Russell Wilson, Ciara invest in Portland MLB project
Russell Wilson, Ciara invest in Portland MLB project

This week the Willamette Week reported the Portland Diamond Project has inquired to the Port of Portland about possibly using a site on the west bank of the Willamette River near Portland's Fremont Bridge for a major league stadium. Other team members include Mike Barrett, a former Trail Blazers announcer, and former state senator Jason Atkinson....

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  • NCAA ineligibility pushes Brian Bowen to remain in NBA Draft
NCAA ineligibility pushes Brian Bowen to remain in NBA Draft

The NCAA has informed the University of SC that, at a minimum, Brian Bowen will be ineligible for the 2018-19 basketball season based on alleged benefits received by the Bowen family at his former institution and his requirement to serve a transfer year in residence at SC.

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  • England vs Nigeria: Joel Obi replaces Ndidi in starting 11
England vs Nigeria: Joel Obi replaces Ndidi in starting 11

With 52 minutes gone, Sterling was booked for diving as keeper Uzoho came out to meet him when Lingard played the ball through, and then an Alli pass nearly played Lingard in before Moses fired over for Nigeria . 'We were deservedly two goals up in the first half. The midfield diamond of Eric Dier , Dele Alli , Jesse Lingard and Sterling e...

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  • Tigers Fall To Top-Ranked Cowboys in NCAA Championships
Tigers Fall To Top-Ranked Cowboys in NCAA Championships

The Cowboys have 10 NCAA titles, second only to Houston, but their last title was in 2006 when it was stroke play. Lee Hodges won the No. 1 match 3&2 just as Davis Riley won the No. Final putt of year for @kevingolfyu and for us. As Oklahoma State's No. 1 golfer much of the season, he held his place as he did in the quarterfinals and semifi...

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  • Vidal hints at Bayern exit
Vidal hints at Bayern exit

Rummenigge told Kicker magazine earlier this month that Bayern fans "do not have to worry about Robert Lewandowski and the relationship with Bayern..." And Vidal has admitted he could leave Bayern this summer, though it would be for a team fighting for the Champions League and titles.

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  • England delayed by rain on day two against Pakistan at Headingley
England delayed by rain on day two against Pakistan at Headingley

It wasn't just me who criticised them, many have and they deserved it. He was a fantastic captain to me, gave me a great opportunity. he's great company. England are close to an agreement to play a four-day Test against Ireland at Lord's next summer. "They played poorly in the Ashes, losing 4-0, lost in New Zealand , lost to a young West Indies s...

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  • Jarred Vanderbilt Will Remain in 2018 NBA Draft, Not Return to Kentucky
Jarred Vanderbilt Will Remain in 2018 NBA Draft, Not Return to Kentucky

However, he had two tweets Wednesday on the day United Kingdom fans were waiting for staying or going news from P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel that should not be ignored. He made 42 3-pointers, second most on the team, on 39.6-percent shooting from behind the arc. Vanderbilt averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last sea...

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  • New rule allows graduate transfers to be eligible immediately
New rule allows graduate transfers to be eligible immediately

As expected, the Southeastern Conference institutions approved a rules change on Friday that would allow graduate transfers - players in all sports who have earned a degree but have remaining athletic eligibility - to move from one SEC school to another without having to sit out for a year in residence.

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  • IPL 2018 betting: Salmans brother Arbaaz Khan confesses, lost Rs 275 mn
IPL 2018 betting: Salmans brother Arbaaz Khan confesses, lost Rs 275 mn

The actor and filmmaker also confessed that he had lost Rs 2.75 crore during the bets. The police had recently busted a betting ring and had arrested 42-year-old Jalan, who allegedly operated in the country as well as overseas. Salim was further quoted as saying that he didn't know anyone called Sonu Jalan. Actor Salman Khan's brother was summ...

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  • Novak Djokovic recovers to beat Roberto Bautista Agut and progress
Novak Djokovic recovers to beat Roberto Bautista Agut and progress

The world number one won his 29nd straight set at Roland Garros since withdrawing from a third-round match with Marcel Granollers in 2016 due to a wrist injury. He has now won 30 sets in a row on the Parisian red dust and his last-16 opponent, 70th ranked 22-year-old German Maximilian Marterer , does not exactly seem equipped to cope with the ...

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  • Alexander Zverev ends Grand Slam hoodoo against top-50 players
Alexander Zverev ends Grand Slam hoodoo against top-50 players

He hit 73 unforced errors, dropped serve eight times and served up seven double faults before setting up a last-16 duel against either Lucas Pouille or Russia's Karen Khachanov. He's also somehow only made the fourth round once before, at Wimbledon past year. For Zverev it was a 33rd win of the season, the best figures on the tour which has also ...

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  • Raheem Sterling defended by England after getting tattoo of a gun
Raheem Sterling defended by England after getting tattoo of a gun

Ignoring this, Guardian commentators have instead accused the Sun of racism and prejudice ( As Raheem Sterling knows, successful black men have targets on their back , theguardian.com, 30 May; Raheem Sterling is a victim of vicious tabloid snobbery, Shortcuts , G2, 30 May).

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  • French Open 2018, Rafael Nadal's favourite clayground
French Open 2018, Rafael Nadal's favourite clayground

Perhaps the most daunting of those is Serena Williams , who is back for her first grand slam since giving birth. But the 31-year old seems to have found his feet recently and has shown definite signs of turning things around. She ended that year as world number 1 but has slid down the rankings - at one point dropping out of the top 20 altogether...

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  • Leeds United target Marcelo Bielsa after sacking Paul Heckingbottom
Leeds United target Marcelo Bielsa after sacking Paul Heckingbottom

Heckingbottom will no doubt be disappointed at the decision - considering that he was only given the back-end of the season - however, this is trigger-happy Leeds we are talking about. Leeds United and Paul Heckingbottom: A relationship which never caught fireHeckingbottom has been on holiday for the past fortnight and is not due to return to En...

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  • Novak Djokovic rediscovers old fire to reach last 16
Novak Djokovic rediscovers old fire to reach last 16

The win books him a date with 13th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut, who defeated Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 earlier in the day. "I am very happy to be here on Suzanne Lenglen and see so many people and see the support", said Djokovic. I don't like doing that. The grueling encounter passed three hours as Djokovic forced another breaker, which h...

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