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Osaka reaches quarters at Pan Pacific Open

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka beat qualifier Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria in straight sets on Wednesday to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals. Making her first appearance at the tournament following a first-round bye, top seed Osaka outclassed Tomova, ranked 181st in the world, 7-5, 6-3 in Osaka, western Japan. "I was a little nervous…
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Man United sign Lindelof until June of 2024

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has signed a new long-term contract with the club, keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2024. The 25-year-old Sweden international also has an option to extend the deal by a further year. Lindelof arrived at United from Benfica in the summer of 2017 for a fee in the region…
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ATP places Nadal in Perth, Djokovic in Brisbane

The 19 countries already qualified for the inaugural ATP Cup were each assigned to one of six groups and host cities — Brisbane, Perth or Sydney — on Monday, following the official tournament draw at the Sydney Opera House. Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt took part in the ceremony for the 3-12 January 2020 event, which will provide a…
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Livingston retires at 34

Shaun Livingston’s career nearly ended 12 years ago far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships after playing a key role during the Golden State Warriors’ recent title runs. The 34-year-old Livingston announced his retirement on social media…
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USA Team eliminated from World cup

France eliminated the United States from the FIBA World Cup on Wednesday with an 89-79 quarterfinal victory at Dongguan Basketball Center in Dongguan, China. The loss ended Team USA's 58-game international winning streak in non-exhibition games involving NBA players. It also ensured that there will be a new FIBA World Cup champion for the first time…
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Twins’ Buxton out for year after shoulder surgery

The Minnesota Twins may lead the American League Central by five games, but they've been hammered with bad news recently: be it Michael Pineda's suspension, Nelson Cruz's continued wrist woes, or the revelation that Byron Buxton will undergo shoulder surgery. The Twins on Tuesday transferred him to the 60-day IL, thus ending his season. The Twins have since confirmed that Buxton's labrum required…
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