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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.

Tennis 06 Sep 2015 | 9:27 AM

Wawrinka powers into fourth round of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka powered his way to a third successive straight sets win, beating Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4 to reach the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

Tennis 06 Sep 2015 | 2:22 PM

Relieved Murray hustles into fourth round at Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third seed Andy Murray finally enjoyed a straight-forward win after two earlier battles to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3 6-2 7-5 victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci on Saturday.