Wawrinka beats Nishikori to reach US Open final versus Djokovic

Wawrinka beats Nishikori to reach US Open final versus Djokovic

Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows on Friday to set up a U.S. Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic. The third-seeded Swiss took a while to get untracked as 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Nishikori played a near flawless opening set of […]

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head. Germany missed three penalties before triumphing 6-5 in a rollercoaster 18-penalty shootout as Hector slotted home his kick under the diving Gianluigi Buffon and raced […]

Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach Euro 2016 semis

Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach Euro 2016 semis

Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were the heroes as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday. Patricio dived full length to block Jakub Blaszczykowski’s penalty, Poland’s fourth, allowing substitute Quaresma, whose goal late in extra-time beat […]

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in four European championships as Portugal scraped through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, along with Group F winners Hungary and second-placed Iceland. Ronaldo, who also set a tournament record of 17 appearances, scored twice in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Hungary on Wednesday. The Portuguese […]

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

French authorities on Wednesday banned a massive aid convoy headed to Calais to help desperate migrants camped out in the northern port town, citing concerns over disruption to the “public order”. The 250-vehicle convoy was expected to reach Calais on Saturday after months of planning, according to organisers. As many as 5,000 refugees and migrants […]

USA down Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa Centenario semis

USA down Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa Centenario semis

  SEATTLE: Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Thursday in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men. Dempsey scored his third goal in as many games for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side at CenturyLink Field, pouncing on […]

France battle past Albania to reach last 16 at Euro 2016

France battle past Albania to reach last 16 at Euro 2016

Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet saw France qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2016 after overcoming stiff resistance from tournament debutants Albania in Marseille. Follow the game as it happened on our liveblog.