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  • Veteran Isner makes Masters history in Miami

    At 32, John Isner has become the oldest first-time winner of a Masters 1000 title. The big-serving American defeated Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 to win the last Miami Open at Key Biscayne. It capped an incredible week for Isner who had won just one of seven matches in 2018 before Miami. “Second wind”

  • PV Sindhu’s race to recover

    PV Sindhu’s mission to win gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games could be under threat. The shuttler, one of India’s best medal prospects, sprained her right ankle during practice and is now in a race against time to regain her fitness. The 22-year-old will still travel to the Gold Coast but it remains to be

  • Australia sevens captain Stannard leaves hospital after “one-punch attack”

    Australia rugby sevens captain James Stannard has left hospital after being assaulted on a team night out. The 35-year-old was sucker-punched outside a fast food restaurant in Sydney’s coastal Coogee suburb early Friday morning. Stannard hit the pavement and suffered a fractured skull, ruling him out of a third Commonwealth Games later this month. The

  • Sloane Stephens claims first title since US Open triumph

    Sloane Stephens defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets in the final of the WTA Miami Open. It was the Florida native’s first title since winning her first Grand Slam at the US Open last September. Home comforts After her surprise US Open triumph, Stephens lost six matches in a row at the end of 2017.

  • Boxing - Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker - World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
    Heavyweight king Joshua outpoints Parker to claim WBO belt

    Anthony Joshua outpointed Joseph Parker to add the WBO belt to his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles in Cardiff. It was the first time the London 2012 gold medallist had been taken the distance in his professional career. But Joshua used his reach advantage and superior boxing skills to score a comfortable points verdict

  • Lebron James slam dunks Michael Jordan’s double-digit record

    867 games and counting… LeBron James topped Michael Jordan’s 866-straight game record of scoring 10 points or more when he made it 867 regular season games in-a-row scoring double digits. LeBron equalled Jordan’s record by scoring 41 points against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday March 28, and went one better¬†midway through the first quarter against

  • Andy Murray
    Andy Murray to return at grass-court event in Rosmalen

    Former world No. 1 Andy Murray plans to make his comeback to the ATP Tour at the June 11-17 grass-court event in Rosmalen nearly eleven months after his last tournament. The 30-year old Scot has not played since reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2017 but was keen on getting some competitive play under his belt

  • Chloe Kim
    Princeton and paparazzi: The new life of Chloe Kim

    Chloe Kim can finally exhale. A lot has changed since her epic halfpipe gold at PyeongChang 2018. She is no longer just an extremely talented snowboarder with an authentic and charismatic personality. The 17-year-old is a big deal now, hanging with Hollywood hotshots. It’s just the beginning The non-stop tour of media interviews, sponsor obligations

  • Anna Hursey
    11-year-old Anna Hursey aims to challenge Chinese supremacy

    Can a Welsh schoolgirl upset the hegemony at the top of world table tennis? That is certainly the long-term goal for 11-year old Anna Hursey and her Wales national coach Ryan Jenkins who believes his prodigy has that level of ability. “Long term we want her to win a Commonwealth Gold and Olympic medal for

  • Jones wins battle of Olympic champion skips as Canada take world title

    Canada edged out Sweden in a thrilling World Curling Championship final on home ice in North Bay. After Rachel Homan’s disappointing PyeongChang, Sochi 2014 gold medallist Jennifer Jones was back as Canada skip. And Jones won her battle with Anna Hasselborg to claim her second world title, 10 years after her first. Nip and tuck