Rafael Nadal’s searing honesty has always sustained him in troubled times and, while the Spaniard is perhaps a couple of defeats short of a crisis, he admits this summer has not been one of his best.
Kevin Pietersen claims he has been left “devastated” by the decision of England’s new director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, to rule him out of his Test plans for the summer.
The networks said revenue was mainly driven by pay-per-view purchases in the United States, where the fight was bought 4.4 million times.
Andy Murray, setting aside doubts about his recovery time before the French Open later this month and nursing a niggling split in his right thumb, has decided to carry his unprecedented form on clay into the Rome Masters this week.
Not many rugby players have changed their sport forever inside a few weeks. Even fewer athletes have been so far ahead of their time that, two decades later, the global impact they made remains unsurpassed.
The R&A is on the verge of another broadcasting windfall, with a new multi-year deal to screen the Open Championship in the United States edging close to completion.
Kevin Pietersen, the most gifted England batsman of his generation and the player whose talismanic performances Australians fear more than any other, will not figure in the Ashes after all. England’s new director of cricket, Pietersen’s former captain Andrew Strauss, reportedly delivered the news on Monday night.
Fernando Alonso hopes to see an all Spanish Champions League final, as Real Madrid and Barcelona battle for glory in the semi-finals.
A cricketing struggle between a country and a county who thinks it is one.
Eight matches in 11 days on a previously unfavoured surface, a three-set duel that finished so late it prompted promises of an official review of scheduling on the ATP tour, and, to top it all, a virtually flawless performance against the best clay-court player in history.
Given that all Chris Froome’s stage wins in the Tour de France prior to this year had come either in uphill finishes or time trials, there were grounds for claiming that the double Tour de France winner was a cyclist with a relatively limited register based on sheer power on mountain tops and against the watch.