Serena breezes past Gavrilova

Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.

Beijing Winter Games invites worldwide mascot designs

Beijing 2022 has launched a global competition to design the mascots for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, among activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Summer Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 22:58:43

ATP looking for new host city for Finals

Men's governing tennis body the ATP has announced the opening of a tender process for hosting its season-ending showpiece tournament after a decade in London.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/8 22:58:42

Up, up and away

The Netherlands' Pieter Braun competes in the men's decathlon pole vault event during the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:58:41

Bilbao's Kepa pays release fee ahead of Chelsea move

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his 80 million euro ($92.8 million) buyout clause to break his contract with the Spanish side ahead of a reported move to Chelsea. The 23-year-old is expected to sign for the Premier League side soon, with current goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois poised to move to Real Madrid.
Source: Agencies | 2018/8/8 22:53:41

Paul Pogba keen to leave Manchester United for Barcelona: reports

France's World Cup star Paul Pogba is determined to end his fractious relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and move to Barcelona, according to British media reports on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:53:40

Cruyff named Chongqing boss

Chinese Super League (CSL) strugglers Chongqing Lifan on Wednesday announced the signing of Jordi Cruyff, the son of Holland soccer superstar ­Johan Cruyff, as their new manager.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 22:48:43

Wawrinka, Djokovic advance

Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday, with both men polishing their pre-US Open form.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:48:43

Tokyo 2020 chief asks Japan PM Abe to consider daylight saving time

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday he had met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call on him to consider implementing daylight saving time amid concerns about athlete safety during the Games.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/7 22:28:40

Mercedes sign virtual champ for esports team

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes Formula One team launched an esports program on Tuesday with another British world champion, Brendon Leigh, lined up to compete for them in the virtual world.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 22:28:40

Mayer fluffs Euro decathlon lines

In-form decathlete Kevin Mayer suffered a “black day” on Tuesday as he failed to register a mark in the long jump of the multi-discipline event, a failure that means the Frenchman will not add the European title to his world gold medal.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 22:28:39