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Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

April 21, 2018 (Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday. Kvitova powered past German number one Julia Goerges 6-3 6-2 before Pliskova produced a sublime display to record a […]

Sousa beats Harrison to set up Goffin clash in Miami

Mar 21, 2018; Key Biscayne, FL, USA; Jared Donaldson of the United States hits a backhand against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on day two of the Miami Open at Tennis Center at Crandon Park. Donaldson won 6-3, 6-4. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports March 22, 2018 (Reuters) – Portugal’s Joao Sousa edged American Ryan Harrison 7-6(4) […]

Tennis: Dimitrov holds nerve to end Kyrgios’s run

January 21, 2018 MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov kept his cool in the Rod Laver Arena maelstrom to knock home favorite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller on Sunday. Third seed Dimitrov absorbed 76 winners and struck 64 of his own to edge a scintillating duel 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 […]

Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Monfils

Tennis – Australian Open – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2018. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning against Gael Monfils of France. REUTERS/Thomas Peter January 18, 2018 By Martyn Herman MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Six-times champion Novak Djokovic emerged from the Rod Laver Arena furnace and into the third round of the Australian Open […]

Resilient Svindal back on form and gunning for gold

January 12, 2018 By Brian Homewood WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – When Aksel Lund Svindal discovered that he would have to undergo knee surgery for the second time in a year, his reaction was simply: “Here we go again”. One year on, the remarkably resilient Norwegian is not only back skiing but leads the World Cup […]

Toronto break points record, San Jose leave it late

Oct 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (18) reacts after a ball went out of bounds against Toronto FC during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports October 23, 2017 (Reuters) – Toronto FC broke a 19-year-old Major League Soccer record for points in a single […]

United States miss out on World Cup after loss in Trinidad

Soccer Football – 2018 World Cup Qualifications – North, Central America & Caribbean – Trinidad and Tobago v United States – Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago – October 10, 2017 United States’ Christian Pulisic and Trinidad’s Kevan George and Shahdon Winchester in action. REUTERS/Andrea de Silva October 11, 2017 (Reuters) – The United […]

United States win Presidents Cup golf over International team

Oct 1, 2017; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Kevin Chappell of the United States tees off at hole 10 in the final round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK October 2, 2017 By Andrew Both JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – The United […]

NFL: National Football League roundup

FILE PHOTO: Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) tries to avoid the sack by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman (77) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters September 23, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – Former Atlanta Falcons defensive […]

Shapovalov’s U.S. Open star rises with win over Edmund

Sep 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Denis Shapovalov of Canada serves to Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on day five of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports September 1, 2017 By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) – Denis Shapovalov’s U.S. Open […]