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Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secure No. 1 spot

Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secure No. 1 spot

CINCINNATI: Defending champion Karolina Pliskova solidified her world number one ranking on Friday (Aug 18) by defeating fifth-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and qualifier Camila Giorgi on Friday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals.

No Mbappe, no problem as Monaco set win record

No Mbappe, no problem as Monaco set win record

PARIS: Monaco shrugged off the absence of want-away star striker Kylian Mbappe as skipper Radamel Falcao's late goal secured a 1-0 victory at Metz on Friday that saw them set a new French top-flight win record.

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Every surges clear at Wyndham championship

Every surges clear at Wyndham championship

MIAMI: Matt Every surged into an early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday (Aug 17), firing a nine-under-par 61 to launch his bid for only the third win of his career.

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Everton shrug off crowd trouble in Europa League win

Everton shrug off crowd trouble in Europa League win

PARIS: Everton took a 2-0 lead in a Europa League qualifying play-off first leg clash on Thursday (Aug 17) against Hajduk Split in Liverpool in a game stopped temporarily due to crowd trouble.

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Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

MADRID: Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's (Aug 17) terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead.

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Ronaldo's appeal against five-game ban rejected

Ronaldo's appeal against five-game ban rejected

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup, second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday (Aug 16) evening after his appeal against a five-game ban was dismissed.

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Raonic withdraws from Cincinnati with sore wrist

Raonic withdraws from Cincinnati with sore wrist

CINCINNATI: World number 10 Milos Raonic of Canada withdrew from the ATP Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday (Aug 15) with a left wrist injury, joining a list of high-profile absentees at the US Open tuneup.

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Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

BERLIN: Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday (Aug 15) in their play-off, first-leg.

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Việt Nam win 4-0 in SEA Games opener

Việt Nam win 4-0 in SEA Games opener

Đoàn Văn Hậu scored a double in Việt Nam’s 4-0 win over Timor Leste in the first round match of Group B at the Southeast Asian Games yesterday in Malaysia.

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Barcelona begin spending spree with Paulinho

Barcelona begin spending spree with Paulinho

BARCELONA: Barcelona made Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho their first signing since banking a world record fee for Neymar on Monday (Aug 14) after agreeing a €40 million (US$47 million) fee with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Pliskova, Halep lead five-woman fight for number one

Pliskova, Halep lead five-woman fight for number one

CINCINNATI: With sidelined Serena Williams about to have a baby, five players have a chance to grab the world number one ranking at this week's US Open tuneup event in Cincinnati.

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Ronaldo handed five-match ban for referee push

Ronaldo handed five-match ban for referee push

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday (Aug 14) for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.

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Dovizioso pips Marquez in Austrian MotoGP

Dovizioso pips Marquez in Austrian MotoGP

SPIELBERG BEI KNITTELFELD, Austria: Andrea Dovizioso held off the hard-charging Marc Marquez to win a thrilling Austrian MotoGP for Ducati on Sunday (Aug 13) in a race decided by a nail-biting last-corner dogfight.

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Neymar on mark on victorious PSG debut

Neymar on mark on victorious PSG debut

PARIS: Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday.

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Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

BERLIN: A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday (Aug 12).

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Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea, Aguero downs Brighton

Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea, Aguero downs Brighton

LONDON: Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Aug 12) in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top-flight history.

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