Rafael Nadal said yesterday he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World champion Justin Gatlin has withdrawn from tomorrow’s Prefontaine Classic with a hamstring injury and chief rival Christian Coleman will only race in the 100 metres, their managers said on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.
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.
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.