Halep Beats Haddad Maia For Third Canadian Open Title

PARIS, France – Simona Halep ended Beatriz Haddad Maia’s dream run in Toronto with a hard – fought 6-3 2-6 6-3 victory to claim her third Canadian Open title on Sunday. Halep’s serving woes from her semifinal win carried over at the outset the final as she produced four double faults and was broken in … More Halep Beats Haddad Maia For Third Canadian Open Title

Former Formula One Supremo Ecclestone Charged With UK Tax Fraud

LONDON – Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been charged with fraud over a failure to declare more than 400 million pounds ($477 million) of overseas assets to the British tax authority, prosecutors said on Monday. The Crown Prosecution Service said Ecclestone, 91, faced one count of fraud by false representation. ‘This follows a … More Former Formula One Supremo Ecclestone Charged With UK Tax Fraud

Hamilton Slams Spectators For Cheering When He Crashed

PARIS, France – Mercedes’ seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Saturday he had been stunned to hear spectators cheered when he crashed hard in qualifying for the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix. The 37 – year – old Briton qualified 10th in Friday for the Saturday sprint. He started ninth and finished eighth … More Hamilton Slams Spectators For Cheering When He Crashed

Ailing Nadal Finds Mental Steel To Edge Fritz In Wimbledon Epic

LONDON – A hurting Rafa Nadal exhibited heroic mental strength to edge American 11th seed Taylor Fritz in a final set tiebreak during a captivating Wimbledon quarter – final on Wednesday to keep alive his quest for a calendar year Grand Slam. Struggling with an abdominal injury, Nadal appeared close to retiring mid – match … More Ailing Nadal Finds Mental Steel To Edge Fritz In Wimbledon Epic

Kyrgios First To Sign To Osaka’s Evolve Sports Agency

PARIS, France – Nick Kyrgios on Monday became the first athlete to join Evolve, the new sports agency co – founded by four – time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. Osaka broke with IMG last month to launch Evolve with longtime agent Stuart Duguid. Evolve describes itself as a multifaceted agency focused on brand partnerships, … More Kyrgios First To Sign To Osaka’s Evolve Sports Agency

Luka Modric Extends Contract With Real Madrid Until 2023

PARIS, France – Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a one – year contract extension with Real Madrid and will stay at the European Champions at least until June 2023, the club announced on Wednesday. The announcement was made not long after the 36 – year – old won his fifth Champions League title in … More Luka Modric Extends Contract With Real Madrid Until 2023

Soccer Serie A Seeks Abu Dhabi Deals On TV Rights, Italian Super Cup – Sources

MILAN – Italy’s top soccer league Serie A is in talks over a broadcast deal with state – backed Abu Dhabi Media and on a separate agreement to host its Super Cup in the emirate, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. Home to AC Milan, Juventus and other top clubs, Serie A is … More Soccer Serie A Seeks Abu Dhabi Deals On TV Rights, Italian Super Cup – Sources

Monaco Must Pay More To Stay On F1 Calendar Says McLaren Boss

MONACO – If Monaco is to maintain its spot on the Formula One calendar it is going to have to pay more, McLaren boss Zack Brown has said. The glitzy principality on the Mediterranean coast has staged Formula One’s signature race since the first world championship season in 1950 but Brown indicated that unless Monaco … More Monaco Must Pay More To Stay On F1 Calendar Says McLaren Boss