Category: Sports

Marin Cilic battles past Novak Djokovic to claim Queen’s title

Top seed Marin Cilic saved a match point before edging past Novak Djokovic 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3 to win his second Queen’s Club Championships crown on Sunday. The 29-year-old Croatian, who last won at Queen’s in 2012, came from a set down to outlast Djokovic for his first title of the season in what was the longest final in the...

England beat Panama 6-1 to record their biggest win in World Cup history

England have scored five or more goals for the first time in World Cup history. Their previous best was four goals against West Germany in World Cup final 1996. England had a point to prove when they stepped onto the field on Sunday and that they did as Harry Kane scored a hattrick to help Gareth Southgate’s side thrash...

FIFA World Cup 2018, Iran vs Portugal: Mentor Carlos Querioz plots against ex-prodigy Cristiano Ronaldo

It was early May 2009 and the relationship between Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United seemed to have reached tipping point. After being subbed by the then United manager during the Manchester derby, Ronaldo was seen snatching his tracksuit from the club’s assistant kitman Alec Wyllie and throwing it to the ground. A line was crossed, and...

Brooks Koepka Repeats as the U.S. Open Champion

While Patrick Reed was winning the Masters in April, Brooks Koepka sat at home in Florida, nursing a left wrist injury that had kept him off the golf course for most of the previous four months. He wouldn’t be cleared to take full swings with his wedges or irons until the Monday after his friends and fellow golfers had...

N.H.L. Is Expected to Bring Another Tkachuk Into the Fold

In just two seasons in the N.H.L., Matt Tkachuk, the Calgary Flames’ left winger, has earned a reputation as one of the league’s most skilled, and most annoying, agitators. Soon he will probably have competition in that category — from his younger brother. Brady Tkachuk, a bruising forward at Boston University, is expected to be the first American taken...

Spurs Forward Kawhi Leonard Wants Out of San Antonio

An N.B.A. off-season frenzy expected to revolve around LeBron James took its first wild twist on Friday with the revelation that the San Antonio Spurs’ star forward, Kawhi Leonard, wants to be traded. Amid a growing belief around the league that the longtime Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich would soon meet face to face with Leonard to try to repair...