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Football 02 Sep 2015 | 4:22 PM

India coach calls on bosses to tackle TV companies' demands

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India football coach Stephen Constantine has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation.

Tennis 02 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

Federer plots his way to first-round rout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer was in a different class than his first-round opponent but the Swiss master took pains to prepare for Leonardo Mayer as he would for his fiercest rival before logging a lopsided victory on Tuesday.

Other Sport 02 Sep 2015 | 4:12 PM

Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation's general assembly in New Zealand on Wednesday.

Tennis 02 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

Serena to headline Day Three at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams will look to move one step closer to completing a calendar sweep of the four grand slams when she meets unseeded Kiki Bertens in a second-round U.S. Open clash on Wednesday.

Tennis 02 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his U.S. Open grand slam goodbye.

Tennis 03 Sep 2015 | 3:42 AM

Defending champion Cilic powers into third round

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending champion Marin Cilic powered his way into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-3 7-5 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in Flushing Meadows on Wednesday.

Cycling 03 Sep 2015 | 1:12 AM

Aru surges into Vuelta lead, Froome's challenge ended

MADRID (Reuters) - Astana rider Fabio Aru emerged as the new leader after a punishing 11th Vuelta stage in the Pyrenees won by team mate Mikel Landa on Wednesday, as an early crash wrecked Chris Froome's victory hopes.

Tennis 02 Sep 2015 | 1:02 PM

Composed Murray swats aside Kyrgios at US Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third-seeded Briton Andy Murray put on a composed display to overcome the mercurial Nick Kyrgios 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to reach the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Tennis 07 Sep 2015 | 4:07 AM

Venus in quarters, could stand in Serena's Grand Slam way

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venus Williams could stand in the way of younger sister Serena's bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam after reaching the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 6-2 6-1 rout of Estonian teenager Anett Kontaveit on Sunday.

Tennis 07 Sep 2015 | 3:32 AM

Cilic powers past Chardy into U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending champion Marin Cilic was the first man through to the U.S. quarter-finals on Sunday, taking down determined Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3 2-6 7-6(2) 6-1 to extend his Flushing Meadows win streak to 11 matches.