Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine

New York (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed through sweltering conditions at the US Open on Tuesday as the crushing heat and humidity took the number of first-round retirements to a …

Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his …

Federer eager for US Open roof, not on-court chat

New York (AFP) - Roger Federer is all in favour of the roof which will tower over the cavernous Arthur Ashe Stadium at next year's US Open -- just don't ask him to discuss it mid-match.

Women's seeds continue to fall

Just five of the top-10 ranked players in the world remain in the women's draw at the US Open, after No.6 seed Lucie Safarova slipped to defeat on Tuesday.

Clarke pulls out of BBL deal

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has reportedly withdrawn his contract with his Big Bash League team the Melbourne Stars.

Focused Berto ignoring Mayweather 'hoopla'

Washington (AFP) - Andre Berto said Tuesday he is blocking out the hype for his welterweight world title bout against Floyd Mayweather and believes the pound-for-pound king is no longer the fighter …

Jedinak to remain at Palace

Mile Jedinak will remain a Crystal Palace player after a move to Stoke City collapsed with the two parties failing to agree personal terms.

Rogers receives 2004 Olympic bronze

Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has been awarded his Olympic bronze medal from the 2004 Games, two years after Tyler Hamilton was stripped of gold.

Hewitt wins as cramps stop Kokkinakis

Thanasi Kokkinakis has retired with severe cramping in the fifth set of his first-round US Open clash but Lleyton Hewitt is through to round two.