PARIS - The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other.For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their last meeting with a lot on the line. Given that ...
Jun 7, 2019
MANCHESTER, England - Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in Manchester City's 9-0 win over third-tier Burton Albion on Wednesday (Thursday) in the first leg of an English League Cup semifinal that proved even more of a mismatch than anticipated. ...
Jan 10, 2019
LONDON - Roger Federer is peaking at the right time - again.The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday (Friday, ...
Nov 16, 2018
NEW YORK - Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called "a bad movement." It was a familiar pain, one that he's dealt with off-and-on for ...
Sep 8, 2018
LONDON - Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet that he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival Rafael Nadal on Saturday in ...
Jul 14, 2018
LONDON - Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.Let ...
Jul 13, 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
PARIS - That Rafael Nadal would reach a record 11th French Open semifinal, closing in on his 11th championship at Roland Garros, was hardly surprising.That he trailed by a set and a break before rain delays allowed him to change tactics and ...
Jun 8, 2018
COLEGIO de San Lorenzo turned to veteran Jon Gabriel at crunch time to bring down Philippine Christian University, 84-81, in their knockout game and advance to the finals of the Naascu Season 17 basketball tournament at the AMA University gym in ...
Oct 1, 2017
BAD GRIESBACH, Germany - Home favorite Marcel Siem came from behind and defeated Robert Rock on the first extra hole to advance to the semifinals of the Paul Lawrie Match Play on Saturday.Siem was two behind the Englishman going into the last ...
Aug 20, 2017
MADRID - Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin, 7-6 (3), 6-2, at the Madrid Open on Friday.Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when Kei Nishikori withdrew before their quarterfinal because ...
May 13, 2017
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus could make a quicker-than-expected return from injury in the FA Cup semifinal against Arsenal on Sunday.City manager Pep Guardiola said the Brazil international will travel with the squad to London for the ...
Apr 22, 2017
LONDON - Chelsea prevailed over Jose Mourinho's forceful, spoiling tactics to end Manchester United's FA Cup defense and set up a semifinal derby with Tottenham.On another gloomy return to Stamford Bridge for Mourinho, United's aggressive attempts ...
Mar 14, 2017
ROME - Lazio won its first derby in nearly four years as it edged city rival Roma 2-0 in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday.Lazio hadn't beaten Roma since the cup final in 2013 but ...
Mar 2, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.He and David Lee stuffed the Italians with stellar blocking. Setter Micah Christenson contributed his ...
Aug 20, 2016
MADRID - Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will meet again in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, a rematch of last year's final won by the British player.The winner will face either Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori, who ...
May 7, 2016
NILA National University-MFT and Pampanga Foton clinched semifinal berths after beating separate rivals on Tuesday in the Filsports Basketball Association Second Conference at the Trinity University of Asia Gym.The Bulldogs beat Pateros Austen Morris Associates, 58-47, while Toplander defeated ...
Nov 25, 2015
CEBU CITY - University of San Carlos completed a sweep of the semifinal round with an 86-81 win over University of San Jose-Recoletos on Sunday in the 15th Cesafi men's basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.Cameroonian big man Shooster ...
Oct 5, 2015
CHANGSHA, China - China is now just a win away in its quest for redemption.The host dethroned Iran on Friday night behind an emphatic 70-57 victory to reach the final of the Fiba Asia Championship at the Changsha Social Work Colleges ...
Oct 2, 2015
PARIS - Novak Djokovic has waited and waited to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam, worrying about when - or perhaps even whether - he would get another chance after coming close in recent years.Now Djokovic must ponder ...
Jun 6, 2015
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