Venus Williams earned the United States victory in their Fed Cup World Group first round tie against the Netherlands as her 7-5, 6-1 win over Richel Hogenkamp gave the defending champions an unassailable 3-0 lead on a day when Serena Williams made her long-awaited return to top flight competition.
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World under-20 cross-country champions Jacob Kiplimo and Letesenbet Gidey took the honours at the 86th edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona in Italy, the sixth and penultimate leg of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Cross Country Permit circuit.
The Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin played host to the biggest ever audience for an Indoor Hockey World Cup - in excess of 8,000 people - and witnessed a dramatic victory for the home team in the women’s event and dramatic defeat for their men’s team.
Britain’s Vicky Holland and home athlete Richard Murray were the victors on the day as the new International Triathlon Union World Cup series got underway amid huge crowds with what proved to be a superb sprint event in the Cape Town sunshine.
Young judokas Fujiwara Sotaro and Mukai Shoichiro earned their first Grand Slam titles as Japan’s men won three of the four golds up for grabs on the final day of the Paris Grand Slam at the AccorHotels Arena.
Sweden’s Perseus Karlström won the opening leg of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Race Walking Challenge in Adelaide - the Oceania 20 kilometres Race Walk Champonships – by a single second from Lithuania’s Marius Žiūkas.
Venus Williams earned victory in her 1,000th professional singles match to get the defending Fed Cup champions United States off to a winning start in their World Group first round tie against The Netherlands.
Twenty-four hours after setting the second fastest indoor mile in history at the Boston University Track Center, Kenya’s Edward Cheserek maintained his winning form in the same city at the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor tour event.
Canada took a halfway lead in their International Floorball Federation (IFF) Americas Men's World Championship Qualifier against the United States, winning 3-2 in the first of two matches due to be played this weekend at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Astana Arlans Kazakhstan made a successful start to the defence of their World Series of Boxing (WSB) crown today with a 4-1 win in their home Asian Group clash against tournament new boys India Tigers.
Teenagers Daria Bilodid of Ukraine and Abe Uta of Japan produced startling victories at the Paris Grand Slam as a new generation of champions emerged in the World Judo Tour’s flagship event.
Spain's Samy Ennkhaili Anquod and Laura Palacio delighted the home crowd at the Polideportivo Multiusos sports hall as they earned surprise final places in the Karate 1-Series A in Guadalajara.
Hosts Germany justified their top ranking at a packed Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin tonight as they reached the men’s final of the Indoor Hockey World Cup, with Christopher Ruhr scoring a hat-trick in their 6-2 win over Iran.
Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega and Beyenu Degefa will return to the Cinque Mulini meeting in San Vittore Olona - due to be held for the 86th year tomorrow - to defend their titles at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Cross Country Permit event.
Cape Town play host as the International Triathlon Union’s 2018 World Cup competition is due to get underway tomorrow.