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Djokovic brings curtain up on Wimbledon

Sports Desk Novak Djokovic begins his bid to match Pete Sampras as a seven-time Wimbledon champion on Monday with British Grand Slam title winners Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu also on the Centre Court agenda. In the absence of the banned Daniil Medvedev and injured Alexander Zverev, 20-time major winner Djokovic takes top seeding. The 35-year-old defending champion starts his ...

India see off Ireland in rain-affected T20

Sports Desk Hardik Pandya got off to a winning start as India captain as the tourists chased down Ireland’s 108-4 to win a rain-affected T20 international by seven wickets on Sunday. The first match of a two-game series in Malahide was reduced to 12 overs per side due to a rain-delayed start. Pandya won the toss and inserted the hosts ...

Can world number 1,204 win Wimbledon? Serena eyes greatest triumph

Sports Desk Ranked a lowly 1,204 in the world and without a competitive singles match in 12 months, Serena Williams will sweep into Wimbledon targeting what would be her greatest triumph. The seven-time champion at the All England Club will also be chasing down a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. The odds have rarely been so stacked against the great ...

Bale confirms MLS move to Los Angeles FC

Sports Desk Wales captain Gareth Bale confirmed his move to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC on Saturday following his departure from Spanish giants Real Madrid. Bale confirmed his plans to join LAFC in a post on Twitter following widespread reports earlier Saturday about the move. “See you soon, Los Angeles,” the 32-year-old wrote. An accompanying video showed Bale wearing ...

India captain Sharma has Covid ahead of deciding England Test

Sports Desk India Test captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19 just days before the rescheduled fifth Test against England, the country’s cricket board said Sunday. “Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday,” the BCCI tweeted. “He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of ...

Djokovic, Nadal lead title chase at all-change Wimbledon

Sports Desk Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline the title chase at Wimbledon where eight-time champion Roger Federer, the world’s top two players as well as valuable ranking points will all be missing. Djokovic is bidding for a seventh title at the All England Club to move level with US great Pete Sampras. Nadal, fresh from a 14th French Open ...

Carey gives Australia consolation ODI win over Sri Lanka

Sports Desk Wicketkeeper Alex Carey’s unbeaten 45 and an inspired bowling performance helped Australia to a four-wicket consolation win over Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday. Australia bowled out the hosts for 160, a potentially tricky total on a bowling-friendly Colombo pitch which the tourists overhauled with 10.3 overs to spare. Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood, ...

West Indies strike twice against Bangladesh in second Test

Sports Desk Anderson Phillip struck with his second delivery in Test cricket but Bangladesh reached lunch on 77 for two on the opening day of the second and final Test against the West Indies in St Lucia on Friday. Much of that resistance was provided by Tamim Iqbal, although the experienced opener became the second wicket to fall just before ...

‘It’s OnSerena’: Williams comeback reaches Eastbourne doubles semis

Sports Desk Serena Williams stepped up her comeback as the American star powered to a second successive victory in the Eastbourne doubles with her partner Ons Jabeur on Wednesday. Williams and Tunisia’s Jabeur defeated Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Devonshire Park. Serena, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, is ...