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Isner advances, Querrey topples Anderson WINSTON-SALEM: Two-time champion John Isner made it safely into the quarter-finals of the ATP hardcourt tournament at Winston-Salem on Wednesday, where compatriot Sam Querrey toppled second-seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets.Querrey, seeking a third straight semi-final appearance in the US Open tune-up, downed Anderson 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to stretch his career record over the South African to 7-4."I played great out there. That was the best I've played all summer," said the 56th-ranked Querrey. "I was aggressive the whole time and returned well. I thought everything went pretty well."Querrey next faces Spanish fifth seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who saved two match points in a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) win over American Donald Young.Isner, the top seed, defeated 13th seed Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-1, 7-6 (7/3). Isner, a North Carolina native who won this title in 2011 and 2012, didn't face a break point in the 68-minute match, firing 17 ...


Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at New Haven NEW HAVEN: Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.The Italian saw off the former world number one in 78 minutes to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who eliminated Chinese qualifier Peng Shuai 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in another second-round match.The unseeded Giorgi also ousted Wozniacki in last year's US ...

All Blacks team to play Wallabies AUCKLAND: The All Blacks team announced Thursday for the Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday:New Zealand (15-1): Ben Smith; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ryan Crotty, Julian Savea; Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith; Kieran Reid, Richie McCaw (captain), Liam Messam; Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Serena Williams named US Open top seed NEW YORK: Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed Wednesday for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.World number one Williams was also the US Open top seed in 2002 and 2013 and each time went on to win the title. She also won the US Open crown in 1999, 2008 and 2012.Williams is a five-time Wimbledon and Australian Open champion ...

West Indies elect to bowl against Bangladesh in 1st ODI ST. GEORGE'S: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and chose to bowl against Bangladesh in the first fixture of the three-match one-day international series at the National Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday.Amid the considerable distraction of the replacement of head coach Ottis Gibson, which was only officially announced less than 12 hours before the start of play, the home side omitted all-rounder and former captain Darren Sammy and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller from ...

Hamilton hopes to play his cards right SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend.Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa have been looking forward to Spa - and Monza in Italy after that - as their best chances of winning ...

Lippi sees red as Guangzhou go down in Western Sydney SYDNEY: Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi exploded in rage after the Asian champions had two players sent off in the dying minutes of their 1-0 first leg loss to Western Sydney Wanderers in the Asian Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.The World Cup-winning former Italy coach charged on to the pitch to remonstrate with Emirati referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed after midfielder Gao Lin had followed defender Zhang Linpeng in being shown a straight red card.Tomi ...


 



 
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