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Halep eyes second French Open title and top ranking

25 Sep 2020

World number two Simona Halep stands out as the clear favourite to win this year's rescheduled French Open, bucking a recent trend of wide open women's singles draws at Grand Slams.

Australian 'one of a kind' batting hero Dean Jones dies at 59

25 Sep 2020

MUMBAI Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones, one of the finest batsmen of his generation, died in India on Thursday from cardiac arrest aged 59, Star India said, prompting emotional tributes from the Australian prime minister and fellow players.

Clay queen Halep firm favourite for French Open after winning streak

23 Sep 2020

Simona Halep is heavily favoured to add a second French Open title to her Grand Slam cabinet, brimming with confidence on the back of a 14-match winning streak and fighting fit having skipped the U.S. hardcourt season due to COVID-19.

Buzz missing but IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemic

17 Sep 2020

MUMBAI After months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delayed season of the popular Indian Premier League will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Champions Osaka, Thiem make the most of U.S. Open adversities

15 Sep 2020

Circumstances at this year's U.S. Open were extraordinary due to the COVID-19 pandemic but rather than getting deterred, champions Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem overcame them in order to fulfil their destinies.

Thiem tames 'Big Match' nerves to break Grand Slam barrier

14 Sep 2020

Dominic Thiem ended a six-year wait for a new name on a men's Grand Slam trophy on Sunday with his U.S. Open triumph but it was not just Alexander Zverev that the Austrian had to battle on court to fulfil his "life goal". | Video

Djokovic's breakaway players body has blindsided ATP council - Anderson

08 Sep 2020

MUMBAI The launch of Novak Djokovic's breakaway players body just before the U.S. Open completely blindsided the ATP player council and could undermine the structure of the men's tour, acting president Kevin Anderson told Reuters.

Questionable judgement dogs Djokovic in unbeaten 2020

07 Sep 2020

Novak Djokovic has proved unbeatable on court this year but Sunday's dramatic disqualification from the U.S. Open was not the first time questionable judgement has led to unintended consequences for the world number one. | Video

Australia's Hazlewood concerned about COVID-19 cases at IPL side

31 Aug 2020

Australia's Josh Hazlewood is concerned about a COVID-19 outbreak at his Indian Premier League franchise in the United Arab Emirates, the seamer said on Monday.

Djokovic out to make hay while the sun shines in New York

30 Aug 2020

Off-court distractions and a neck injury could not prevent Novak Djokovic from extending his winning run this year to 23 matches and the Serbian could not be in more intimidating form ahead of the U.S. Open.

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