Rafael Nadal confident of playing well at 2015 US Open
Rafael Nadal confident of playing well at 2015 US Open

Former world number one Rafa Nadal is feeling confident about his chances of competing for a third U.S. Open title when the tournament starts in New York next week.

Rafael Nadal starts strong on hardcourt with Montreal win
Rafael Nadal starts strong on hardcourt with Montreal win

Rafael Nadal made an encouraging start to the summer hard-court campaign as the Spaniard recovered to defeat Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Wednesday on another day of weather trouble at the ATP Montreal Masters.

Garbine Muguruza vows to learn from Serena Williams defeat at Wimbledon
Garbine Muguruza vows to learn from Serena Williams defeat at Wimbledon

Garbine Muguruza vowed to learn from her heartbreaking Wimbledon final defeat to Serena Williams on Saturday and spark a next generation challenge to the veteran American.

Fantastic to play on natural grass this time: ATK coach Antonio Habas
Fantastic to play on natural grass this time: ATK coach Antonio Habas

Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Habas, who is back with his ISL-winning team for a second season, is excited that they would get to play on natural grass at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.

British GP: McLaren's Fernando Alonso finally among points
British GP: McLaren's Fernando Alonso finally among points

Fernando Alonso finally scored his first point for McLaren in his second innings with the British team at the 2015 British Grand Prix on Sunday. The two-time World Champion finished tenth at a half-wet, half-dry Silverstone circuit after enduring a tumultuous start to the 52-lap race.

Valentino Rossi holds off Marc Marquez to win Dutch MotoGP
Valentino Rossi holds off Marc Marquez to win Dutch MotoGP

Valentino Rossi strengthened his world championship lead on Saturday by coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Marc Marquez to win the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso back on team duty and on message
McLaren's Fernando Alonso back on team duty and on message

Resigned, frustrated and serious, Fernando Alonso cut a sombre figure as he sat in the back row to endure Thursday`s pre-race press conference ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Stuttgart Open: Rafael Nadal struggles to victory in grass season opener
Stuttgart Open: Rafael Nadal struggles to victory in grass season opener

Rafael Nadal got his grass-court season off to a ponderous start by defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 for a quarter-final place at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane
Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane backed the appointment of Rafael Benitez as the manager, adding that the only way to win hearts at the Spanish club is by winning titles.

'Struggling ' Rafael Nadal still favourite for French Open title, says Andy Murray
'Struggling ' Rafael Nadal still favourite for French Open title, says Andy Murray

Despite of defeating Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Masters final, Andy Murray believes that it would be a mistake to write-off Nadal from being the 'favourites' for the French Open title.

Pep Guardiola hails Bayern Munich's "super season" despite Barcelona loss
Pep Guardiola hails Bayern Munich's "super season" despite Barcelona loss

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola shrugged off criticism following their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final, first leg this week, saying the German champions had played an outstanding season.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso back in the Spanish spotlight
McLaren's Fernando Alonso back in the Spanish spotlight

While Lewis Hamilton chases his fourth victory in five races in Barcelona this weekend, much of the immediate attention at the Spanish Grand Prix will be on a home hero with no hope of winning.

Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide
Rafael Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

This is normally the time of year when Rafael Nadal comes into his own, honing his formidable claycourt skills in preparation for Roland Garros and leaving a trail of brutalised opponents to pick themselves up off the red clay.

Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Novak Djokovic

Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafa Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms.

Marc Marquez grabs Austin pole in stunning style
Marc Marquez grabs Austin pole in stunning style

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez captured pole position for the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas for the third straight year in dramatic style on Saturday.

Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco
Stakes high for Rafael Nadal as he heads for Monaco

Rafa Nadal posted a photo of himself hosing down the court after practising at home in Mallorca this week before heading to Monte Carlo for the first of three Masters 1000 claycourt events en route to the French Open.

Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate
Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate

One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso`s Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team`s smiling mechanics, was simple: `Ouch`.

Argentina Open: Rafael Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history
Argentina Open: Rafael Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history

Reigning French Open champ Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina Open where he will try to secure a slice of clay-court history.

Fernando Alonso kept in hospital after Barcelona test crash
Fernando Alonso kept in hospital after Barcelona test crash

McLaren`s Fernando Alonso will be kept in hospital overnight after crashing heavily on the final day of Formula One`s second pre-season test in Barcelona on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola `crossed a line`, says German referees` boss
Pep Guardiola `crossed a line`, says German referees` boss

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola "would do well to adjust his attitude", warned Herbert Fadel, head of the German FA`s referee commission, after the Spaniard ran towards the fourth official in last week`s 1-1 draw against Schalke.