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Johanna Konta eased past American Sofia Kenin to reach the quarter-finals of the Silicon Valley Classic. A day after inflicting the worst defeat of Serena Williams’ career, British number one Konta struck nine aces in a 6-1 6-4 victory. Konta will face fourth-seed Elise Mertens of Belgium next. Mertens reached the last eight with a 6-2 6-0 victory over …

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Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Man United’s 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during their two week trip to the United States, lashing out …

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Johanna Konta inflicted the worst defeat of Serena Williams’ career with a thumping first-round victory over the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Silicon Valley Classic. The 27yr old British number one took less than an hour to win 6-1 6-0 in San Jose. Williams, 36, had never lost a match without winning at …

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Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the WTA San Jose tournament on Tuesday, losing 12 straight games in a shocking first-round defeat to unseeded Johanna Konta.

Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the WTA San Jose tournament on Tuesday, losing 12 straight games in a shocking first-round defeat to unseeded Johanna Konta. Williams, who was playing her first match since dropping the Wimbledon final, is trying to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 season due to …

Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the WTA San Jose tournament on Tuesday, losing 12 straight games in a shocking first-round defeat to unseeded Johanna Konta. Read More »

After the initial travel glitches that saw some teams stranded at the Lagos Airport for some days, the stage is now set for action at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. The opening ceremony of the CAA Asaba 2018 will be taking place inside the newly-completed Stephen Keshi stadium with a …

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An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hard courts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open.

An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hard courts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, who missed 11 months with a right hip injury and surgery last January, defeated …

An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hard courts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open. Read More »

Injury-time winner hands Tuchel first win with PSG

Virgiliu Postolachi’s injury-time strike handed Thomas Tuchel his first win as Paris Saint-Germain coach after a pulsating 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid on Monday. Postolachi, 18, curled a stunning shot past Antonio Adan to settle the friendly after Atletico had recovered from 2-0 down, helped by Antoine Bernede’s own goal on 86 minutes. PSG welcomed …

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Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix to extend championship lead

Lewis Hamilton strengthened his push for a fifth world title by increasing his championship lead to 24 points on Sunday as he claimed a convincing victory for Mercedes in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The defending world champion came home 17.123 seconds ahead of title rival and fellow four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari after the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million Euros (3.7 million dollars) and sentenced to 24 months in prison

Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million Euros (3.7 million dollars) and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He has denied the …

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Former world number ones Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka have been handed wild cards to compete at the Cincinnati Open next month

Former world number ones Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka have been handed wild cards to compete at the Cincinnati Open next month, the tournament’s organisers have said. Murray pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon, saying his right hip was still not ready for the demands of a Grand Slam. That was after the Scot made …

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Super Eagles and Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has announced his retirement from the professional game.

SPORT:  Super Eagles and Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has announced his retirement from the professional game. According to a statement by the English club on Friday, Ikeme disclosed his retirement to his teammates before a training session at Compton three days ago. He took the decision after consultation with medical experts following his 12-month battle …

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Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title.

SPORTS   Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title. The fixture list for the 2018-19 season of the Italian championship was announced on Thursday with all eyes on where the …

Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title. Read More »