Rafael Nadal’s third French Open title – 2007

What do the Australian Men’s Cricket Team and Rafael Nadal have in common when it comes to the year 2007? It was the year when the Ricky Ponting-led Australian side won a third consecutive ODI World Cup, while Spain’s Nadal completed his hat-trick of French Open titles. The two also shared sheer dominance in achieving … Read more

Novak Djokovic and other tennis greats hail Carlos Alcaraz after his memorable Madrid Open triumph

Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz has become the cynosure of all eyes after his stunning triumph at the Madrid Open 2022. The 19-year-old defeated Alexander Zverev in the men’s singles final on Monday (May 09) to claim his second Masters 1000 victory in 2022. Alcaraz beat his idola Rafael Nadal and world no.1 Novak Djokovic … Read more

Rafael Nadal’s second French Open title – 2006

The second of Rafael Nadal’s 13 French Open titles came at the 2006 edition where he had entered as the defending champion. The year had not started according to plan for the teenager from Mallorca as he was forced to miss the Australian Open due to a left foot injury. In fact, Nadal had not … Read more

Explained | Why was tennis star Boris Becker sentenced to prison?

During his career, Boris Becker won six Grand Slams in all – three Wimbledon Championships, two Australian Open titles, and one Roland Garros title. During his career, Boris Becker won six Grand Slams in all – three Wimbledon Championships, two Australian Open titles, and one Roland Garros title. The story so far: Former tennis champion … Read more

ICC rejects PCB’s four-nation tournament plan

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) proposal to have an annual four-nation tournament which features Pakistan, India, Australia and England did not find favor with a majority of the International Cricket Council (ICC) members, it is learned. PCB’s chief Ramiz Raja had proposed the idea during the ICC board meeting in Dubai on Sunday and gave … Read more

Wimbledon Defends ‘Agonizing Decision’ to Ban Russians | Sports News

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer Two All England Club officials defended during a news conference Tuesday the “intensely tough and agonizing decision” to bar players from Russia and Belarus from Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine. Citing the club’s “responsibility to play our part in limiting the possibility of Wimbledon being … Read more

Emma Raducanu levels for Britain, Swiatek’s Poland ahead

US Open champion Emma Raducanu won on her Billie Jean King Cup debut to leave Britain level with the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday. Raducanu’s swift rise was evident before she beat Tereza Martincova 7-5, 7-5 in what was her first match for Britain and her first professional match on clay. Her third win … Read more

ICC Board meeting – key decisions: South Africa to host inaugural Women’s U19 World Cup, Jay Shah inducted into Cricket Committee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay will complete his full term, which means, the next election for the position could only be held in December. Over the last few days, there were speculations that Barclay could step down from his position early, leading to the elections for the post ahead of the ICC … Read more

Mother pushes vegetable cart on Lucknow street, daughter Mumtaz stars in Junior hockey World Cup

ALONG A narrow, bustling street at Topkhana Bazar in Lucknow, Qaiser Jahan stood under the summer sun with her vegetable cart, tending to a rush of customers before Friday prayers. Around the same time, at a university ground in Potchefstroom in South Africa, her daughter di lei Mumtaz slid in from the right of the … Read more

Column: Faint Signs of Progress at the Home of the Masters | Sports News

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The only color Harold Varner III was focused on at his first Masters was red. And maybe, if he let his mind wander just a bit, there was a thought of green. Hardly looking like a rookie in the increasingly fierce conditions at windy Augusta … Read more