(Reuters) – The caddie merry-go-round continued when former world number one Jason Day revealed on Wednesday that he has sacked long-time bagman Col Swatton. Swatton has been a father-figure for Day, doubling as caddie and coach — a role he will maintain — for the 29-year-old Australian’s entire career. Day acknowledged that Swatton had been
LONDON (Reuters) – Silverstone’s future as a venue for MotoGP, as well as Formula One, looks uncertain after a draft calendar published on Wednesday had no circuit listed for next year’s British motorcycle grand prix. A slot for the 12th of 19 races, with the only novelty being a grand prix in Thailand on Oct.
(Reuters) – Rafa Nadal can compete at the top level for years to come if he managed to stay healthy, his coach Carlos Moya has said after the Spaniard won two grand slams titles this year. Former world number one Moya joined Nadal’s coaching team to work alongside his uncle Toni Nadal in December last
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by famed Las Vegas sports gambler William “Billy” Walters on Tuesday to remain free while he appeals his conviction and five-year prison sentence for insider trading. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Manhattan denied Walters’ motion to remain
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and investigator Richard McLaren over their exclusion from the Rio 2016 Olympics, their coach said on Tuesday. The road cyclists were among the Russians banned from competing after a WADA-commissioned report by Canadian lawyer McLaren, found evidence of widespread doping and manipulation
LIMA (Reuters) – The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised “no hint” of a security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country’s sixth and most
LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren’s split from Honda, and new partnership with Renault, looks imminent and the rumor mill is grinding faster as Formula One embarks on an Asian swing of races starting in Singapore this weekend. Multiple sources told Reuters that negotiations had progressed as expected and official confirmation was likely within days. The cracks
(Reuters) – Chelsea footballer Eden Hazard says he is keen to win the Champions League title as his club begins its European campaign with a group stage match against Azerbaijani side Qarabag on Tuesday. Hazard joined Chelsea shortly after they won their first Champions League title in 2012 but the London side have not won
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. While women’s tennis produced two first grand slam winners this season, the old guard continues to reign supreme
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan won the U.S. Open women’s doubles title on Sunday when they rolled past the Czech partnership of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. It was the first grand slam title for Chan but the second in as many days for Hingis, who won
NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal’s quest for a 16th grand slam title will lead to a barrage of big serves when he battles South African Kevin Anderson in a conflict of styles at the U.S. Open final on Sunday. Both men are 31 years old but have little else in common.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout the U.S. Open final, playing near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys as the future of American women’s tennis seemed assured on Saturday. The 24-year-old, back this summer from almost a year off the courts because
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1 4-6 (10-8) to claim the U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal was at his awe-inspiring best as he recovered from a first set wobble to crush Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Friday and move within reach of a 16th grand slam title. The Spaniard struggled to handle Del Potro’s serve and
NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal moved closer to a 16th grand slam title when he recovered from a first set wobble to crush Argentine 24th seed Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Friday. The Spaniard struggled to handle his opponent’s serve and huge