Serena Williams makes winning return in Eastbourne doubles after a year out

Serena Williams has made a winning return to action at the Eastbourne International, coming from a set down with partner Ons Jabeur to beat Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 2-6, 6-3 (13-11) in the women’s doubles. Serena Williams Age: 40 WTA singles titles: 73 Grand slam singles titles: 23 Previous tournament: Wimbledon 2021 (rd 1) … Read more

Serena Williams victorious on return after 12-month absence… but face-tape mystery continues

For Williams, it was “reassuring” to see how quickly she got a feel of things, considering there are just five days to go until Wimbledon begins. “Absolutely, I definitely felt good out there and I was talking with Ons in the first set and I said, ‘we’re not playing bad, they really played really good … Read more

England captain Ben Stokes feeling unwell and forced to miss training ahead of Headingley Test

England are waiting on the fitness of captain Ben Stokes for the third Test against New Zealand after he missed training on Tuesday due to a chesty cough and feeling unwell. Stokes returned a negative Covid test in the morning but will continue to be monitored by the medical team, but batting coach Marcus Trescothick … Read more

Wimbledon 2022: When does it start, when is the draw and who are the wildcards?

Wimbledon has announced record prize money for this summer’s tournament as it seeks to avert a player boycott after being stripped of ranking points over its ban on Russians and Belarussians. Those entering the Championships will compete for a total prize pot of £40.35 million, 11.1 per cent more than at last year’s event – … Read more

‘Get a grip’: Ballon D’Or winner Megan Rapinoe criticises exclusion of trans athletes

Two-time Women’s World Cup football champion and former Ballon D’Or winner Megan Rapinoe has defended the inclusion of transgender athletes in sport as more governing bodies, including FIFA and World Athletics, consider tighter restrictions on trans people’s participation. Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. Key points: Megan Rapinoe says sport governing bodies enacting blanket bans … Read more

‘It feels good’: Remote football team plays first game in two years with COVID travel restrictions lifted at last

On a red dirt field with only sparse patches of green, the Bidyadanga Emus have pulled on their footy boots at the team’s home ground for the first time in two seasons. Access restrictions into remote Aboriginal communities, imposed at the start of the pandemic to limit the spread of COVID-19, were lifted last week. … Read more

‘We have no safety net’: Blues coach Fittler defends seven changes for Origin II

NSW coach Brad Fittler has defended his decision to make seven changes to his Blues squad after the narrow loss in the State of Origin series opener, insisting he couldn’t afford not to “reassess”. Key points: NSW must beat Queensland in game two in Perth on Sunday to keep the State of Origin series alive … Read more

US Open golf: live updates from the final round at Brookline

To our live coverage of the final round of this year’s US Open, which looks all set for a thrilling conclusion – with  England’s Matt Fitzpatrick within touching distance of the biggest win of his career to date. The Sheffield-born golfer is chasing his first major and, level with Will Zalatoris at the top of the … Read more

Kaylee McKeown drops her best event, wins silver in 200 IM at world titles

Kaylee McKeown has grabbed Australia’s second individual medal of the world swimming championships — a 200m medley silver — but only after a shock decision not to compete in her best event. World Swimming titles Australians in finals on day two Kaylee McKeown — silver in women’s 200m individual medley Zac Stubblety-Cook — seventh, men’s 100m breaststroke … Read more

Canadian Grand Prix 2022, F1 live: Sergio Perez retires in Montreal

In yesterday’s post-qualifying interview, Alonso said: “The goal is to lead the race in lap one. Turn One, maximum attack. “And then after that, they can go and they can fight – but it will be nice, sweet to lead the race.” Alonso will battle to overcome reigning world champion Max Verstappen, on pole, and … Read more