French Open 2022: Swiatek, Nadal, Djokovic all progress; Krejcikova, Kontaveit ousted

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates her victory over Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in the first round of the women's singles at Roland Garros on May 23,...

There were routine R1 wins for the sport’s two world no. 1s, sandwiched between a welcome return for the King of Clay. Elsewhere, the women’s defending titlist was stunned by a determined Frenchwoman on home soil, before two Major winners almost 15 years apart in age both showed steely resilience, recovering from precarious situations to seal their R2 berths. Continue reading

French Open 2022: Gauff grits through R1 on opening day; Jabeur, Muguruza crash out

Garbine Muguruza of Spain looks on against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in their first round match during the 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on May 22,...

Four seeds fell on Day 1 at this year’s French Open, but none bigger than 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza – despite being a set and 3-2 up against Kaia Kanepi. Ons Jabeur similarly lost from a commanding position against Magda Linette, though the youngster who beat the Tunisian here in R4 last year showed edge to progress without playing well. Read on for more. Continue reading

French Open 2022: Divisive draws announced, as Djokovic-Nadal-Alcaraz in same half

Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs after a practice session at Roland Garros on May 21, 2022 in Paris, France.

Ahead of Sunday’s first-round flurry of matches across both ATP and WTA circuits, an unbalanced men’s draw has predictably caused quite a stir before the year’s second Major. Read on to see which particular players will be fancying their chances of a deep run over the next fortnight on clay, while other rivals in different sections will be rueing their lack of luck… Continue reading

Treaty United 2-2 Cobh Ramblers: Ludden’s penalty brace sees hosts limp to draw vs. ten-man visitors

Dublin , Ireland - 3 December 2021; Marc Ludden of Treaty United with his team of the year award during the PFA Ireland Awards at The Marker Hotel in...

Despite a purposeful start, Treaty United were their own worst enemy as they limped to a 2-2 draw against ten-man Cobh Ramblers at the Markets Field in the First Division tonight. The result means Tommy Barrett’s men are now winless in their last seven across all competitions, despite taking the lead in three of those – fullback Marc Ludden netting a brace from the spot.
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Following his Rome exploits, is Djokovic peaking at the right time to defend his title?

Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy during the Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2022 Final match between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas on May 15,...

It had been 190 days – six months and nine days – since Novak Djokovic last won an ATP singles title before lifting the Rome Masters trophy for a record-extending sixth time by overwhelming Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. Given the whirlwind half-year the Serbian has experienced, does the past week prove he’s peaking at the right time to defend his Roland Garros crown next?
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Conference Finals set after Celtics, Mavericks dominate their respective Game 7 duels

Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics reacts during the fourth quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals against...

With their Game 1 clash vs. the Miami Heat set for tip-off in a few hours’ time, here’s a quick refresh: Boston Celtics, armed by a new career-high display from Grant Williams, overcame a 3-2 series deficit to knock out the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Hours later, Dallas did similar but in enemy territory, stunning the Phoenix Suns in a historic blowout win. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 54: Blachowicz back to winning ways, calls for Teixeira-Prochazka winner

Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 14,...

Former light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz ultimately prevailed against Aleksandar Rakic (#3), though the #1 contender would’ve much preferred a blistering KO than to witness the gruesome injury his Austrian adversary sustained. Elsewhere, there were big wins for fellow 205er Ryan Spann (#13) and women’s flyweight Katlyn Chookagian (#1), among others. Continue reading

Charlo chops Castano with R10 KO in back-and-forth rematch, becomes undisputed at 154lbs

Jermell Charlo exchanges punches in the ring with Brian Castano during their super middleweight title fight at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 14,...

After their first firefight last summer ended in a split draw, it’s no wonder this was nerve-racking for Jermell Charlo a second time. However, he was more intense and picked his moments better en route to a tenth-round stoppage vs. Brian Castano in their rematch. Beforehand, there was another early evening’s work for rising welterweight star Jaron Ennis in the co-main event. Continue reading

Jaron Ennis predicts dominant, eventual KO win over Custio Clayton overnight

Welterweight contender Jaron Ennis trains during a media workout for his upcoming fight against Custio Clayton at Churchill Boxing Club on May 11,...

Ahead of his heavily-anticipated return to the ring against Custio Clayton tonight, 24-year-old welterweight rising star Jaron Ennis has doubled down on his desire to make 2022 the best year yet: believing he will dominate and eventually stop an unbeaten Canadian (19-0-1, 12 KOs) who at 34, has a golden opportunity to skip the line, proving himself against the best at 147lbs. Continue reading