Andy Murray given tough Stefanos Tsitsipas draw in US Open first round | US Open tennis

[ad_1] Andy Murray may be hoping to build some rhythm and establish a run of matches at the US Open this year, but he will start with one of the toughest first-round draws possible as he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. The pair have never faced each other. Tsitsipas, seeded third and beaten in the … Read more

England in control as Joe Root’s third century in three Tests punishes India | England v India 2021

[ad_1] The hangdog expression on Joe Root’s face after Jasprit Bumrah had clattered his stumps was ridiculous and telling in equal measure. Ridiculous because the England captain had 121 runs to his name – only cricket can see success end with such disappointment – and telling as regards his current unquenchable thirst. Headingley had marvelled … Read more

Champions League group stage draw – live! | Football

[ad_1] The usual rules apply – teams from the same country cannot be drawn together, and the draw has blatantly been fixed to favour that lot. It gives me a decent amount of pleasure to report that, despite those restrictions, there’s still plenty of scope for a group of death or two. Pot 1 Chelsea, … Read more

Lewis Hamilton expects even tougher Max Verstappen title fight as F1 resumes | Formula One

[ad_1] Lewis Hamilton expects the challenge from his world championship rival Max Verstappen and Red Bull only to be stronger as Formula One enters the second half of the season. Before Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton conceded that the most tightly contested campaign since 2016 has been one of his toughest fights in F1. Hamilton … Read more

‘Love has to prevail’: Pearson sends LGBTQ+ message of support after gold | Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

[ad_1] “Love has to prevail, really. Whatever shape or form, I think love has to prevail. If you’re born with a disability, if you have a child with a disability, if you’re born with same-sex attraction, if your daughter comes out or your son, then just love them. Nobody wants to be different but we … Read more

England v India: third Test, day two – live! | Sport

[ad_1] 11.05am BST 11:05 43rd over: England 121-0 (Burns 53, Hameed 60) Kohli hands the ball to Ishant Sharma, a show of faith after he set the wrong tone by starting this innings with a nine-ball shemozzle. He goes awry now too, giving Burns a gentle loosener on the pads, which is tucked away for … Read more

Revisited: the danger – and beauty – of ultrarunning | News

[ad_1] This week we are revisiting some of our favourite episodes from the year so far. This episode was first broadcast on 8 June. To most people, the horror of 21 lives being lost during a race across 100km in a Chinese mountain range will have been amplified by how obscure the sport seems to … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 day two: swimming, cycling, wheelchair basketball and more – live! | Sport

[ad_1] 2.40am BST 02:40 Netherlands win gold at the velodrome, silver to Team GB Cycling: Larissa Klaassen wins gold for the Netherlands in the women’s B 1000m time trial. Silver goes to Great Britain’s Aileen McGlynn, while Griet Hoet of Belgium gets bronze. 2.37am BST 02:37 Men’s wheelchair basketball: USA defeat Germany 58-55. What a … Read more

Anderson cuts through India before Burns and Hameed prosper for England | England v India 2021

[ad_1] A run of five defeats in seven winless Tests has challenged Joe Root’s naturally upbeat disposition but come the end of a memorable opening day at Headingley – the two-year anniversary of Ben Stokes and his Ashes miracle – the England captain’s smile was broad and masking nothing. Over the course of three sessions … Read more

Virat Kohli’s plans undone by England patience and mysteries of Headingley | England v India 2021

[ad_1] It’s 11.23am and Virat Kohli is jogging down the Headingley steps. The sky is a watery grey, the air is thick with cheers and boos and India are four for two. In his 15-year career as a batter and captain, Kohli has pretty much seen it all. He has played international cricket in 17 … Read more