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Nadal happy to ‘suffer’ in pursuit of 11th French Open

Nadal happy to ‘suffer’ in pursuit of 11th French Open

Rafael Nadal said yesterday he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.

From flipflops to cars: IPL pulls in the advertisers

From flipflops to cars: IPL pulls in the advertisers

Advertising rates for this season’s Indian Premier League cricket tournament have shot through the roof with a record 125 brands riding on the country’s most lucrative sports competition, far exceeding expectations of Star India, its new broadcaster.

Froome in pink as Giro disaster strikes for Yates

Froome in pink as Giro disaster strikes for Yates

Britain’s Chris Froome, of Team Sky, relaunched his bid for a maiden Giro d’Italia triumph yesterday by soloing to victory, and the pink jersey, from 80km out on a dramatic 19th stage that proved disastrous for overnight leader Simon Yates.

Red Bull’s Ricciardo looking for Monaco Grand Prix payback

Red Bull’s Ricciardo looking for Monaco Grand Prix payback

Daniel Ricciardo hides a streak of raw determination behind his sunny smile and he is looking for ‘payback’ in tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix after missing out on a merited win in 2016.

McIlroy’s brilliance drives rivals to distraction

McIlroy’s brilliance drives rivals to distraction

Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy played such a sublime second round of golf at the PGA Championship yesterday he had defending champion Alex Noren quipping he thought about quitting.

Rockets outlast Warriors to edge closer to NBA Finals

Rockets outlast Warriors to edge closer to NBA Finals

The Houston Rockets clawed out a 98-94 victory over the reigning champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday to move within one win of reaching the NBA Finals.

Rays’ Snell masterful again against Red Sox

Rays’ Snell masterful again against Red Sox

Blake Snell continued his dominance of the Boston Red Sox with eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Yates clings to lead as Dumoulin and Froome launch attacks

Yates clings to lead as Dumoulin and Froome launch attacks

Giro d’Italia leader Simon Yates buckled then rallied as his rivals took turns to attack him on the final steep climb to a summit finish on stage 18, which was won by Germany’s Max Schachmann after a long breakaway.

Gatlin out with hamstring injury, Coleman skips 200

Gatlin out with hamstring injury, Coleman skips 200

World champion Justin Gatlin has withdrawn from tomorrow’s Prefontaine Classic with a hamstring injury and chief rival Christian Coleman will only race in the 100 metres, their managers said on Wednesday.

Riches or heartache await Fulham and Aston Villa

Riches or heartache await Fulham and Aston Villa

Fulham and Aston Villa clash in the English Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium tomorrow knowing either unrestrained joy and financial riches or crushing heartache await.

McIlroy confident he has regained spring in his step

McIlroy confident he has regained spring in his step

Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy believes the five-under par 67 he shot in the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday can be a springboard to a successful summer.

Underarm serve? When all else fails against Nadal, why not?

Underarm serve? When all else fails against Nadal, why not?

When a respected tennis analyst suggested recently that an underarm serve could be an effective weapon in halting Rafael Nadal’s annual rampage on clay most just chuckled.

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