Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

New York (AFP) - Two people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a …

Boyce travels world for one-over spell

It was a long way to go for a game of cricket, but Steve Smith insists Cameron Boyce's trip from Chennai to Cardiff for a one-over spell was worthwhile.

Inter capture Melo, Ljajic in late deals

Milan (AFP) - Inter Milan have bolstered their new-look midfield by capturing Brazilian veteran Felipe Melo and Bosnian Adem Ljajic from Galatasaray and Roma respectively, the Serie A club announced …

Ones wild for Djokovic as he races to first round win

Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday's first day session at Arthur Ashe …

Great day to be French in New York

It was a great day to be French at the US Open on Monday with unheralded Benoit Paire stealing the headlines by knocking out fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's runner-up.

Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the US Open.

IPC remain ambivalent on Pistorius

Paris (AFP) - The International Paralympic Committee will not make any pronouncement on Oscar Pistorius until the day comes that the South African is selected to compete again for his country, IPC …

Hayne survives first NFL cut

The San Francisco 49ers didn't cut Jarryd Hayne, but the news was not as good for English discus thrower Lawrence Okoye.

Norwich sign DR Congo forward Mbokani

LONDON (Reuters) - Norwich City have signed Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-long loan with an option to buy pending the approval of a work permit, the Premier League club said on …