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Post-Brexit US-UK Trade Deal Under Threat 0

U.S. Democratic party lawmakers are threatening to kill any free trade deal Britain strikes with the Trump administration, if a post-Brexit border is re-established across the island of Ireland. They argue a so-called “hard border” threatens a peace agreement the U.S.-brokered in the 1990s, which ended three-decades of violence

Barty’s quest for return to No. 1 ended by Kuznetsova 0

Cincinnati – Resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova denied Ashleigh Barty a chance to reclaim the world number one ranking Saturday as the Russian veteran thrashed the Australian 6-2, 6-4 in the WTA Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. Barty could have re-taken the top ranking she lost last week to Japan’s Naomi Osaka had

AITA wants Davis Cup venue to be shifted from Pakistan 0

New Delhi [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Amid tension between India and Pakistan after the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, All India Tennis Association (AITA) has written a letter to International Tennis Federation (ITF) to shift the Davis Cup venue from Pakistan or

Pliskova puts No 1 pressure back on Osaka 0

Toronto – Karolina Pliskova reached the third round of the Toronto WTA tournament on Wednesday putting the pressure back on Naomi Osaka in the battle to reclaim the world number one ranking. World number three Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated America’s 37th-ranked Alison Riske 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2

Knee pain sidelines SA’s 11th-ranked Anderson 0

Washington – World number 11 Kevin Anderson of South Africa withdrew from the ATP Washington Open on Wednesday due to right knee pain, tournament organizers announced. Anderson, a Grand Slam runner-up in each of the past two years, was set to begin his hardcourt run-up to the US Open

India threatens Commonwealth Games boycott 0

New Delhi – The Commonwealth Games Federation on Sunday pledged to hold talks with India after its Olympic body threatened a boycott of the 2022 event in Birmingham over the exclusion of shooting. India topped the table for shooting at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia, taking home 16

Brazil’s Maia suspended after failed drugs test 0

London – Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test, just three weeks after one of her greatest results when she knocked 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza out of Wimbledon. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said the 23-year-old world No 99 had tested positive for

I’ve evolved so much, says Peaty after smashing magical 57 seconds 0

Gwangju – Britain’s Adam Peaty promised to go even faster after shattering his own 100 metres breaststroke world record on Sunday. The Olympic champion stormed home to win his semi-final in a time of 56.88 seconds, becoming the first swimmer to break 57 seconds and eclipsing his previous mark

‘When they chant Roger, I hear Novak’ – Djokovic 0

London – Novak Djokovic admitted his epic, record-breaking Wimbledon final triumph over Roger Federer on Sunday was the “toughest mentally” he had ever endured. He also revealed he was able to turn the overwhelmingly pro-Federer, 14 000-strong Centre Court crowd in his favour by training his mind. “When the

Bankrupt Becker’s trophy auction raises over �500,000 0

London – An on-line auction of 82 of the trophies and other memorabilia of bankrupt German tennis legend Boris Becker realised approximately Pound 687,000 according to the company dealing with his bankruptcy. The 51-year-old six-time Grand Slam winner was declared bankrupt two years ago and his debts could total

Federer opens Wimbledon campaign against SA’s Lloyd Harris 0

Cape Town – Lloyd Harris’ first appearance at Wimbledon will be on Centre Court when he faces Roger Federer after the tournament draw was conducted in London on Friday. Wimbledon draws Wimbledon action gets underway on Monday, July 1 at the All England Club with Federer, the veteran South

Canada’s injured Andreescu out of Wimbledon 0

Los Angeles – Rising Canadian talent Bianca Andreescu will miss Wimbledon as she continues to recover from the shoulder injury that forced her out of the French Open, Tennis Canada said on Monday. the federation said in a tweet. Andreescu, who turned 19 on June 16, withdrew from the

Becker’s Wimbledon feat not on teen star Auger-Aliassime’s mind 0

London – Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime claimed the scalp of Greek top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas with an impressive 7-5, 6-2 victory on Friday but laughed off suggestions he could emulate Boris Becker in winning Queen’s and Wimbledon back-to-back. At 18, Auger-Aliassime became the youngest Queen’s semi-finalist since Australia’s Lleyton

Murray questioned top surgeon’s credentials before surgery 0

Cape Town – Andy Murray has revealed that he asked the royal family’s surgeon about her credentials, prior to going under the knife to repair a persistent hip injury. Writing in his BBC Sport column, Murray said that Sarah Muirhead-Allwood was the doctor that he chose to entrust both

Vekic wins on TWO surfaces at rain-plagued Wimbledon warm-up 0

Nottingham – Second seed Donna Vekic reached the semi-finals of the rain-plagued Nottingham WTA event on Friday after playing her quarter-final on two different surfaces, outside and indoors. Vekic, the 2017 champion at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, started her match against French eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic on outdoor grass.

Thiem offers Serena doubles match after Roland-Garros row 0

Vienna – Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them. Thiem reacted with disbelief when officials asked him, mid-post match interview, to leave the main interview room at Roland Garros

Dominic Thiem stuns Novak Djokovic, enters French Open finals 0

Paris [France], Jun 8 (ANI): Dominic Thiem defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals of the French Open on Saturday. As a result of this win, Thiem has entered the finals and now he will face Rafael Nadal. The semi-final match was played on Court

Nadal cruises into third round of French Open 0

Paris [France], May 29 (ANI): Rafael Nadal cruised into the third round of French Open as he defeated Yannick Maden 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round match on Wednesday. Chasing his 12th Roland Garros title, the world number two kept the momentum going from his first round match

Curtain up for returning Federer at new-look Roland Garros 0

Paris – Roger Federer returns to a new look Roland Garros on Sunday after a four-year absence, admitting he’ll be an underdog in his attempt to claim a 21st Grand Slam title. The 37-year-old Swiss star is the headline act on opening day, 10 years after his one triumph

SA’s ATP World Team Cup participation depends on Kevin Anderson 0

Cape Town – It will be the first time in almost two decades for South Africa to participate in the top segment of a major team tennis tournament if participation is confirmed for one of the 24 places in the ATP’s inaugural ATP World Team Cup in January. And

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake 0

Rome – Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his “greatest rival” Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th clash of their careers Saturday in the Italian Open final. Djokovic battled past Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 and meets defending champion Nadal on

US tennis star will miss Roland Garros as she fights cancer 0

Los Angeles – US tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery to treat salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old, ranked 116th in the world, said that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, and she’s aiming to try to qualify for Wimbledon in June.