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  • Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener

    Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was worn out from his Rio Olympics exertions after emerging from an injury absence to win doubles gold, but the Spaniard perked back up with his trip to New York for the U.S. Open. Nadal, who said his injured wrist is improving daily, beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1 6-4 6-2 in his first-round match on Monday's opening day of the year's last grand slam. "I think I played a solid match for a lot of time, then was a tough moment in the middle of the second set but I think I resisted well and very happy for the victory," Nadal said on court. More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • Battling Muguruza avoids US Open upset, Kerber coasts through

    Battling Muguruza avoids US Open upset, Kerber coasts through

    French Open champion Garbine Muguruza was given a scare on day one of the US Open, but Angelique Kerber was never in any trouble. More »

    Omnisport - 40 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was worn out from his Rio Olympics exertions after emerging from an injury absence to win doubles gold, but the Spaniard perked back up with his trip to New York for the U.S. Open. Nadal, who said his injured wrist is improving daily, beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1 6-4 6-2 in his first-round match on Monday's opening day of the year's last grand slam. "I think I played a solid match for a lot of time, then was a tough moment in the middle of the second set but I think I resisted well and very happy for the victory," Nadal said on court. More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Has European captain Darren Clarke already made his picks?

    Ryder Cup 2016: Has European captain Darren Clarke already made his picks?

    Darren Clarke is set to pick the final three members of his Ryder Cup team Tuesday at Wentworth. More »

    Sporting News - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

    Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

    A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam. More »

    AFP - 1 hour 8 minutes ago