United accept world-record bid for Ronaldo from Madrid

The Premier League champions received an unconditional offer of 80 million pounds ($131 million) for Ronaldo, and has said they are willing to see the 24 year old star join their European rival – unlike in the last off season.   United said, ‘At Cristiano’s request — who has again expressed his desire to leave … Read more

Sangakkara and Dilshan dump Australia out

Sri Lanka eliminated Australia from the ICC World Twenty20 with a six-wicket victory at Trent Bridge. Kumar Sangakkara played a captain’s innings to lead them across the line, with an over to spare, as they chased 160 after Tillakaratne Dilshan sparked the pursuit with an innovative 53 off 32 balls. Australia were set back by … Read more

Federer storms to French Open glory

Roger Federer gloriously completed a career Grand Slam on Sunday by capturing a first French Open title, and a record-equalling 14th major, with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win over Robin Soderling. The 27-year-old world number two finally won a Roland Garros crown at the 11th attempt and in his fourth successive final having come … Read more

Fabulous Federer into French Final

Roger Federer kept his hopes of landing a first French Open title alive with a dramatic five-set win over fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in the semis. The Swiss was outplayed for much of the first three sets but fought back to win 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 2-6 6-1 6-4. Federer, 27, is trying to … Read more

Symonds has ‘let Australia down’ : Ponting

Ricky Ponting said Andrew Symonds had ‘let himself down, let all his team-mates down and Cricket Australia down’ after he was sent home from Australia’s squad at the World Twenty20 in England. All-rounder Symonds’s exit on Thursday, which Australia captain Ponting confirmed was for an “alcohol-related incident”, came just 48 hours before the team’s opening … Read more

Symonds to be sent home

Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds is being sent home from the World Twenty20 cricket tournament in England for breaking team rules, Cricket Australia said here Thursday. CA chief executive James Sutherland said the breaches of the team rules, some related to alcohol use, were the ‘final straw’ for the controversial allrounder. Sutherland called a late night … Read more

Stunning Soderling dethrones Nadal

Robin Soderling caused one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history when he blew away Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4 7-6(2). Nadal, chasing a fifth straight Roland Garros title, saw his 31-match unbeaten run in Paris come to an end in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Soderling’s win comes a month … Read more

Satisfied Federer Back on Track

Roger Federer finally ended Rafael Nadal’s superb run on clay “I don’t think he’s going to take any damage away from this,” said Federer. “I’m sure he’s going to be rock solid in Paris again.” Nadal insisted: “Playing four hours was not a problem for today. Roger was much better than me and deserved to … Read more