Leicester sack Pearson over 'fundamental differences'

LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City have sacked manager Nigel Pearson because of a breakdown in his relationship with the club's owners, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Pearson g...

Golden girl Bouchard slumps at Wimbledon

London (AFP) - Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the Wimbledon final last year, was dumped out in the first round on Tuesday by China's Duan Ying-Ying, the world number 117.

Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to "a very nice hotel" after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shoc...

Brumbies' appeal against Speight ban dismissed

Sydney (AFP) - The ACT Brumbies' appeal against Henry Speight's five-week ban for a dangerous lifting tackle was dismissed Wednesday, with the winger set to miss the start of the Rugby Championship.

Alpecin drop "doping for hair" slogan during Tour

Berlin (AFP) - Alpecin, sponsors of German cycling team Giant-Alpecin, announced Tuesday they will drop their advertising slogan "doping for the hair" for the duration of the Tour de France, which starts Saturday.

Young gun Ymer aims to resurrect Swedish hopes

London (AFP) - Elias Ymer hopes to follow in the footsteps of the Swedish greats who used to reign supreme at Wimbledon after the teenage starlet got his first taste of the grass-court Grand Slam.

Third seed Halep out of Wimbledon

London (AFP) - Third-seeded Romanian Simona Halep was knocked out of Wimbledon on Monday, losing in the first round 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia.

Murray beats heat to make second round

London (AFP) - Andy Murray defied sweltering temperatures to kick off his bid for a second Wimbledon title with a comfortable 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.

Bolt out of Paris Diamond League meet

Paris (AFP) - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Paris Diamond League meet this Saturday, the organisers announced on Tuesday.