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June 23, 2018 5:38 AM Murray to give hip another workout at Eastbourne

LONDON: Former world number one Andy Murray is to take his decision over whether or not to play at Wimbledon to the wire after accepting a wild card to play at the Eastbourne ATP event next week. The 31-year-old Scot — a two-time Wimbledon champion — will hope to get enough encouragement at Eastbourne after losing his first competitive match in 11 months 20

June 18, 2018 1:59 AM Proud Serb Djokovic would happily miss World Cup final for Wimbledon glory

LONDON: Novak Djokovic (pix) insists he would happily miss a first appearance for Serbia in the World Cup final if it means he is back in the Wimbledon title match. Djokovic is an avid fan of the Serbian national team, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Russia on Sunday. Celebrating wildly after his friend Aleksandar 27

June 14, 2018 2:06 PM All eyes tracking Tiger as 118th US Open tees off

SOUTHAMPTON, United States: Tiger Woods's latest bid to end his 10-year major championship drought begins Thursday at a US Open stacked with talent and packed with compelling story lines. By the time Woods was to tee off at Shinnecock Hills at 1:47 pm (1747 GMT) — alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and second ranked Justin Thomas — the powerhouse 32

April 8, 2018 1:43 PM Pouille sends France into Davis Cup semi-finals

France's Lucas Pouille celebrates winning his match against Italy's Fabio Fognini. — Reuters picGENOA, April 8 — Lucas Pouille sent France into the Davis Cup semi-finals on the strength of his four-set defeat of Italy’s Fabio Fognini in Genoa on Sunday. Pouille battled past the Italian number one 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to give France an unassailable 20

April 7, 2018 2:48 PM French win doubles to lead Italy in Davis Cup

Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France (right) and his compatriot Nicolas Mahut will be up against Italy next— Reuters GENOA, April 7 — Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert cruised to a straight-sets victory in the doubles today to put France 2-1 up against Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final. The French pair beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to leave 24

March 27, 2018 11:01 AM Nadal back from injury for Davis Cup quarter-final

Spain’s Rafael Nadal pauses during an exibition match the day before the start of the Mexico ATP 500 Tennis Open in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico February 25, 2018. — AFP picMADRID, March 27 — World number two Rafa Nadal has been named in Spain’s squad for their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final against Germany in Valencia next month. The 31-year-old 15

March 21, 2018 4:31 AM Morris drills game-winner as Celtics stun Thunder

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) works the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the second half at TD Garden, Boston March 20, 2018. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, March 21 — Marcus Morris drained a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to lift the Boston Celtics to a 100-99 NBA victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday 25

March 8, 2018 1:35 AM Tiger inspired by Mickelson, eyes Masters challenge

Tiger Woods will tee off in the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship on Thursday hoping to get more rounds under his belt heading into Augusta in three weeks' time. ― Reuters picMIAMI, March 8 ― Tiger Woods is drawing inspiration from fellow veteran Phil Mickelson's win in Mexico last weekend as he plots the latest stage of his comeback this week ahead of next month's 21

February 21, 2018 9:56 AM Woods, Stricker named vice captains for Ryder Cup

LOS ANGELES: Team captain Jim Furyk on Tuesday named Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as vice captains for the American Ryder Cup team. Furyk made the announcement at PGA of America headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Ryder Cup will be played Sept 28-30 at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France. The Americans have not won in Europe since 19

February 11, 2018 10:20 AM British PM May to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will make the speech at a conference in Munich next Saturday. — Reuters picLONDON, Feb 11 — British Prime Minister Theresa May will make two speeches on Brexit in the coming weeks to provide more details setting out the country’s path to leaving the European Union. Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month 19