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On this day: Died June 5, 1953: Bill Tilden, American tennis player

04 Jun 2020

Bill Tilden's star shone brightly during the golden age of American sports in the 1920s but his legacy as the most dominant tennis player of his generation remains overshadowed by his off-court behaviour.

Players will need more mental health support, says coach Upton

19 May 2020

The novel coronavirus lockdown has been a traumatic experience for many cricketers and teams will have to change their approach to mental health when the game resumes, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton has said.

'No discount': Van der Sar adamant Ajax won't be bullied in transfer market

07 May 2020

Ajax Amsterdam are not immune to the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they will not be strong-armed into cut-price deals for their players in the upcoming transfer window, chief executive Edwin van der Sar said.

On this day: Born May 4, 1989: Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer

03 May 2020

The North of Ireland Amateur Open in 2005 was not an event expected to produce much glamour, but a 16-year-old Rory McIlroy was dressed to impress.

Players want fans for Ryder Cup buzz, says Harrington

24 Apr 2020

The decision on whether to hold the Ryder Cup without fans at the course is in the hands of the organisers, but the players do not want the biennial competition to take place with empty galleries, Europe captain Padraig Harrington said. | Video

Wrestler Ritu Phogat ready for tilt at MMA world title

13 Nov 2019

Competing at the Olympic Games is the dream of most athletes but Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat has always wanted to script a different destiny.

Cricket: Mercurial Perera poised to repay Sri Lanka's faith at World Cup

24 May 2019

Sri Lankan selectors have long persevered with Thisara Perera's potential rather than his form and the all-rounder is finally showing signs of maturity in white-ball cricket ahead of his third World Cup appearance.

Cricket: Pakistan's Azam primed to thrive under World Cup spotlight

24 May 2019

Comparisons with Virat Kohli have been a stumbling block for many batsmen in world cricket but Pakistan's Babar Azam has embraced the challenge wholeheartedly and will carry his country's hopes at the World Cup.

Golf: Sport's best face tough questions before Saudi debut

29 Jan 2019

Four of the world's five best golfers will compete in the European Tour's new desert destination event in Saudi Arabia, which starts on Thursday, but the tournament has already thrown up uncomfortable questions for the sport.

Soccer: Ajax hope to prosper by keeping top talent

10 May 2017

Ajax Amsterdam's hopes of long-term financial stability rest on the Dutch club keeping together a talented young squad that has taken them to the cusp of a first European final in more than two decades, CEO Edwin van der Sar said.

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