WIMBLEDON, England - For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.In the end, it ...
Jul 14, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there ...
Jul 13, 2019
TOKYO - Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open.Osaka was asked about criticism ...
Jan 25, 2019
TOKYO - Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open and deny the U.S. Open champion a win in her home country.Osaka, who upset Serena Williams in the US Open ...
Sep 23, 2018
MOSCOW - Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score ...
Jul 15, 2018
LONDON - Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal because of a painful right elbow that would need surgery.Djokovic was so dispirited by his upset exit at the French Open last month ...
Jul 15, 2018
BOCAUE - Rae Lin D'Alie crowned Italy's dream run to the 2018 Fiba 3x3 World Cup with a gold medal by presiding over a 16-12 victory over defending champion Russia on Tuesday night at Philippine Arena here.The diminutive ...
Jun 12, 2018
PARIS - When the French Open final was played a year ago, Sloane Stephens was nowhere near Roland Garros. She was in Chicago with coach Kamau Murray, working her way back from a foot injury that required surgery and sidelined her for 11 ...
Jun 8, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Caroline Wozniacki won her first career Grand Slam singles title in her 43rd major with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday.Wozniacki, 7 ½ years after appearing in ...
Jan 27, 2018
SLOVENIA won its first European basketball championship on Sunday, defeating Serbia, 93-85, in Istanbul behind 35 points by Goran Dragic.Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from ...
Sep 18, 2017
LONDON - Roger Federer's wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over.He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in ...
Jul 16, 2017
LONDON - Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003.First of all, as he reminded everyone after moving into his 11th title match at the All England Club - with ...
Jul 15, 2017
BATANG Gilas stamped its class on Southeast Asian basketball with an 83-62 win over Malaysia on Thursday at the close of the Seaba Under-16 Championship at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines received a worthy challenge from erstwhile unbeaten Malaysia, ...
May 18, 2017
PBA
JUSTIN Brownlee gave up personal achievement in pursuit of team glory.Tim Cone praised the Ginebra import for opting to stay within the team system in a bid to help the Kings win their very first PBA championship in almost a decade - ...
Oct 11, 2016
BASED on statistics, it is going to be experience versus youth when France battles Canada for a ticket to Rio de Janeiro in the Fiba Manila Olympic Qualifying Tournament.But French captain Boris Diaw doesn't necessarily think so as he ...
Jul 10, 2016
CANADA eked out a hard-earned 78-72 win over New Zealand in a tightly-fought semifinal encounter Saturday night to book a berth in the finals of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament here in Manila.The Canadians outscored the Tall Blacks, 6- ...
Jul 9, 2016
PARIS - Two years ago at the French Open, Serena Williams was stunned in the second round by a 20-year-old opponent participating in only her 13th match at a major tournament.That 6-2, 6-2 loss to Garbine Muguruza was, ...
Jun 4, 2016
BASEL, Switzerland - There's more at stake than just a trophy for Liverpool and Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday.A guaranteed place in the group stage of next season's Champions League is the bigger reward for ...
May 18, 2016
LONDON - Anthony Martial darted through the Everton defense, slotted in Manchester United's winner and continued his run past the Wembley Stadium stewards before launching himself into the crowd.It was a flash of pure elation after being so cool under ...
Apr 23, 2016
PFL
THE two best football clubs in the country rekindle their rivalry as Ceres-LA Salle and Global FC collide for the United Football League Cup on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.The UFL heavyweights face off in the Cup Final ...
Apr 15, 2016
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