Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s most celebrated and voluble sports figures, who famously described himself as “The Greatest”, died Friday night in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 74. For legions of his fans across the world, Ali was the living embodiment of the American Dream – even as he blasted the […]

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

Former champion Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Thursday, citing fitness issues, as his record run of appearing at 65 consecutive grand slam tournaments came to an end. The 34-year-old world number three’s appearance at Roland Garros had been in doubt after he missed the Madrid Open with back problems and suffered an […]

Matsuyama overcomes big mistakes with late birdie and par in playoff to beat Na at Memorial

Matsuyama overcomes big mistakes with late birdie and par in playoff to beat Na at Memorial

Hideki Matsuyama made two huge mistakes coming down the stretch — and still walked away with a smile. Matsuyama muscled his way into a playoff with a clutch birdie on the 18th hole, then beat Kevin Na with a par on the first playoff hole to win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday. It was a […]

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

King Carlos might be ready to give up his throne but Spain’s “King of Clay” shows no signs of abdicating any time soon. Rafael Nadal, an eight-time winner at Roland Garros, booked his place in the quarterfinals following a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic. On the day that King Carlos of Spain renounced the […]