Sport

Sport World No.1 Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win
Author: 0 World No.1 Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win

Czech 25-year-old Pliskova, the runner-up to Angelique Kerber in 2016, eased past Poland's Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 on the back of eight aces and 29 winners. When Tiafoe netted a final forehand, Federer raised his arms aloft. Tiafoe, who is from Maryland and now is based in Florida, is ranked 70th and has never been past the second round at a major tournament.

Sport US Open 2017: Frances Tiafoe makes statement against Roger Federer
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Frances Tiafoe makes statement against Roger Federer

Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of this first round match from around 10:30am (AEST) or at the completion of Elise Mertens and Madison Keys on the Arthur Ashe Stadium and don't forget to add a comment below. As much as the developing star has the weapons to trouble many players on the ATP circuit, Federer , even playing at half of his best isn't one of them.

Sport US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round

She was able to battle back to 6-6 and send the set to a tiebreaker. Her outfit Wednesday afternoon is a light shade of that dress. Eugenie Bouchard slumped to a 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 loss to Russia's Evgeniya Rodina with the Canadian hitting 46 unforced errors in an ugly snapshot of her season so far.

Sport Barcelona to hijack Liverpool's move for Lemar
Author: 0 Barcelona to hijack Liverpool's move for Lemar

That is the dream scenario for Liverpool fans with the transfer window shutting tomorrow. The Frenchman's reasoning was that the Ligue 1 champs, having already seen their title-winning squad depleted by the departures of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy, were quite simply unwilling to sell any more players.

Sport Enigmatic as ever, Nick Kyrgios makes early exit from US Open
Author: 0 Enigmatic as ever, Nick Kyrgios makes early exit from US Open

Although he said he was focused on the US Open , Kyrgios said he had not always been dedicated, citing his behaviour at the Cincinnati Open, where he reached the final. John Millman is cherishing, if not celebrating, one of the most significant wins of his career after cashing in on Nick Kyrgios's physical frailties to storm into the second round of the US Open for the first time.

Author: 0 Roger Federer nearly falls to teen sensation Frances Tiafoe at US Open

The match started to turn in the second set as Federer broke serve for 3-1 on his way to levelling the match before claiming another early break in the third. Referencing back issues that have caused him problems in the last few weeks, Federer said that he was happy to get through his opening match unscathed.

Sport Hamilton talks at end of season
Author: 0 Hamilton talks at end of season

However, the safety auto and restart cost him a place on the podium and most likely any chance of fighting for the championship, as after today, he is 41 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel and 34 points behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton .

Sport US Open 2017: Federer Beats Tiafoe In 5 Set Thriller, Nadal Advances
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Federer Beats Tiafoe In 5 Set Thriller, Nadal Advances

Federer had to battle 19-year-old Tiafoe all the way into the fifth set before finally clinching the first round encounter 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 in a long two and a half hour battle. I think Frances connected well. I was hoping to start better. "I was maybe a bit anxious from the beginning with my back issue, but eventually I was able to let go", said Federer .

Sport US Open: Federer ousts teen Tiafoe in five-set thriller
Author: 0 US Open: Federer ousts teen Tiafoe in five-set thriller

Tiafoe raged back with a 24-minute 6-1 fourth set to level the match, but couldn't consistently out muscle Federer as the Swiss broke Tiafoe to close out the match. "What are the chances that a kid like me, a kid with immigrant parents who picked up the game the way I did, who came up how I came up, would ever get the chance even to lay eyes on Roger Federer? ".

Sport Patriots acquire Marquis Flowers in trade with Bengals
Author: 0 Patriots acquire Marquis Flowers in trade with Bengals

They released a statement supporting Burfict, saying his hit on running back Anthony Sherman was legal. Thrash today reduced the suspension to three games. "This is not your first offense with respect to illegal hits to defenseless players", Runyan said in a letter to Burfict announcing the punishment .

Sport Chelsea & Atletico Madrid 'agree' Diego Costa deal
Author: 0 Chelsea & Atletico Madrid 'agree' Diego Costa deal

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is " optimistic " that his side will land Chelsea striker Diego Costa before the end of the transfer window. That is why Everton , Las Palmas and Besiktas have all reportedly shown interest in borrowing the Brazil-born poacher until then. And they are ready to make an improved offer for Everton's Ross Barkley after having an initial £25m bid rejected.

Sport Arsenal manager Wenger at risk of destroying his legacy
Author: 0 Arsenal manager Wenger at risk of destroying his legacy

The quality of the players are completely different. For Arsenal to be in such a panicked state is a huge blow to Wenger just three months after an FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea that the 67-year-old hoped would herald a new era of sustained success.

Sport Ex-Eagles goalkeeper Enyeama ready to come back, says Rohr
Author: 0 Ex-Eagles goalkeeper Enyeama ready to come back, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr announced that the FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper will be in goal on Friday during team's press conference at Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort. "Although we have athletes who had competed in other sports and had won laurels for the country, we felt it was economical to present the basketball team which was handy on ground in view of the fact that if you look at the components of players, they were mixed with national players and foreign based".

Sport Wait what? Swansea to sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich!
Author: 0 Wait what? Swansea to sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich!

Manager Paul Clement signalled an approach for the midfielder earlier this week after calling his old boss Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern and asking for the 20-year-old on loan. Liverpool had recently dropped out of the race for Sanches, Kaveh Solhekol writing on social media that "Liverpool have dropped their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches ".

Author: 0 Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Says Wenger Should Quit The Club

The teenager was reportedly keen to join Arsene Wenger's side 18 months ago, encouraged by the former Monaco manager's reputation for developing young talent. We were not good enough. "But in our time we were winning and we had the strength to not play well but somehow manage to win the game 1-0". Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live: "When you go through the list of everything that is going wrong, and you've got to throw in recruitment - whoever's doing the recruitment, someone's got to have a ...

Sport Chiefs acquire OL Cameron Erving from Browns
Author: 0 Chiefs acquire OL Cameron Erving from Browns

Hours after releasing two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden , the Browns announced on Twitter that they traded offensive lineman Cameron Erving to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Erving, 25, was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2015. Erving's versatility had attracted him to the Browns, who were convinced the former Florida State standout could be a building block in their turnaround.

Sport Former Villanova Basketball Coach Rollie Massimino Dies at Age 82
Author: 0 Former Villanova Basketball Coach Rollie Massimino Dies at Age 82

He was a finalist for enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame this year. He was the coach at Keiser, which recently changed its name from Northwood, since 2006. At Villanova he led the Wildcats to 11 NCAA tournament appearances in his 19 seasons at the helm. He coached them for two seasons before opting to become an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania under coach Chuck Daly.

Sport Dell Technologies Championship: Sleeper picks at TPC Boston
Author: 0 Dell Technologies Championship: Sleeper picks at TPC Boston

He won three times in a row earlier this year, and if he plays like he did on Sunday he'll definitely be up there this week. The American system is based on FedExCup points, while the worldwide team relies on the world ranking. Scott has not entered the winner's circle since March 2016 when he triumphed in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Harold Varner III (91) is attempting to become the second player since the start of the playoffs to play his way into each of the first three legs, ...

Sport West Brom launch audacious bid to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG
Author: 0 West Brom launch audacious bid to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG

Primarily a central defensive midfielder, Krychowiak has 45 caps for the Polish national team and is renowned for his threat at set pieces, with a superior aerial prowess, a facet Pulis will be keen to harness to his side's advantage. "Grzegorz arrives with an impressive reputation that is well-earned and a CV in European football which clearly displays his qualities". He returned to France, where he had already played with Bordeaux and Reims, last summer, when he reunited with former boss ...

Sport Tottenham Complete Signing of Argentina Under-20 Centre-Back Juan Foyth
Author: 0 Tottenham Complete Signing of Argentina Under-20 Centre-Back Juan Foyth

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA Images). It was what helped me decide that Tottenham was the right place to continue my career. In his first interview as a Tottenham Player, Juan Foyth has claimed that joining the club is " fulfilling my dream, even more so because I'm here ".

Sport Harvey Flooding Forces Texans To Play At Dallas
Author: 0 Harvey Flooding Forces Texans To Play At Dallas

O'Brien also announced the players and team would dedicate their 2017 season to the city of Houston. Thursday's game was moved to Dallas due to the impact the hurricane had on the city, but on Wednesday the National Football League determined the best plan of action was to call off the game.

Sport Royals fans haven't lost sense of humor despite team's scoreless streak
Author: 0 Royals fans haven't lost sense of humor despite team's scoreless streak

The Royals were two games out of first place on July 28 after a nine-game winning streak. With the loss, the Rays drop to 3 1/2 games behind the second wild card leading Minnesota Twins. INDIANS 6, YANKEES 2 Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a matchup of all-stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez hit two home runs to power visiting Cleveland past NY for its fifth consecutive victory.

Sport Mariners Acquire Former Giants Starting Pitcher From Cardinals
Author: 0 Mariners Acquire Former Giants Starting Pitcher From Cardinals

Ascanio, 21, is a switch-hitter who was signed by Seattle as an global free agent from Venezuela at age 16 in 2012. He has a career batting average of.240 with 15 home runs and 158 RBIs in 425 minor league games. His 154 innings pitched this year are third among Cardinals players, trailing over Carlos Martinez and Lance Lynn . Leake is under contract through the 2020 season with an option for 2021.

Sport Saudi Arabia's shock loss in UAE
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's shock loss in UAE

But UAE refused to roll over, throwing the Group B permutations on their head on the back of two utterly brilliant strikes in either half. Ali Mabkhout equalised midway through the first half before Ahmed Khalil hammered home the victor in the 60th minute.